You have a nice suit and a firm handshake. You can see yourself leading that board meeting one day. With a business degree, you can make an impact in any business or even start your own company. With such a versatile degree, you’ll be sure to learn the skills necessary to succeed in the corporate world.
Pursuing a business degree really is the cool thing to do. Nearly 20%* of all college students are studying business. The growth of the business major has been on a steady rise for the past 15 years*, making it one of the most popular and competitive majors out there.
But don’t worry, there are still plenty of jobs. The business field has one of the highest employment rates of all majors offered, with the top starting salaries ranging from $50-$60,000*. Business students are the second highest most sought after students, after engineering. Whether you want to live around the world or be a local entrepreneur, there’s a place for you and your new found skill set. The roads connecting from a business degree can take you anywhere.*NCES Survey, http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d13/tables/dt13_318.50.asp
Are you CEO material? At VCU you can sign up for CEO Class for an in-depth question and answer session with top executives at every class. In fact Brazen Careerist’s President and CEO Edward Barrientos and the Publisher of the Richmond Times-Dispatch Tom Silvestri have shared their experiences and advice. When you’re not learning from the head honchos, the business program at VCU offers management and entrepreneurship practices taught by award-winning professors and successful business leaders.
Just steps away from classrooms sits the Capital Markets Center student workspace, its authentic Wall Street trading room atmosphere complete with a stock ticker and 30-foot video projection wall. The university has 25 organizations and honor societies associated with business programs but it also encourages students to collaborate across departments. In the VCU da Vinci Center, business students work with their arts, engineering, and humanities peers to come up with innovative products and marketing techniques for major companies, like new guitar case concepts for TKL Products Corp. and health product packaging for Pfizer pharmaceutical company. Students have demonstrated their innovation by winning national competitions like Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, where they took first place in 2005 for developing a tablet that teaches children writing skills.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA||23 : 1||29,757|
|University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA||9 : 1||3,914|
|Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY||26 : 1||14,980|
|J Sargeant Reynolds Community College Richmond, VA||75 : 1||8,711|
|Indiana University-East Richmond, IN||37 : 1||3,766|
|John Tyler Community College Chester, VA||89 : 1||10,152|
|Virginia State University Petersburg, VA||17 : 1||4,365|
|Randolph-Macon College Ashland, VA||14 : 1||1,543|
|Virginia Union University Richmond, VA||20 : 1||1,451|
|Earlham College Richmond, IN||8 : 1||998|
|South University-Richmond Glen Allen, VA||28 : 1||444|