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
Liberty University offers 33 Business degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 3,774 Business students graduated with students earning 1,780 Bachelor's degrees, 1,690 Master's degrees, 166 Associate's degrees, 110 Certificates, and 28 Doctoral degrees.
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.
Strayer University-Virginia offers 50 Business degree programs. It's a medium sized, private for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 1,140 Business students graduated with students earning 516 Master's degrees, 444 Bachelor's degrees, 177 Associate's degrees, and 3 Certificates.
George Mason University offers 25 Business degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 1,392 Business students graduated with students earning 916 Bachelor's degrees, 372 Master's degrees, 89 Certificates, and 15 Doctoral degrees.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers 20 Business degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 1,707 Business students graduated with students earning 1,486 Bachelor's degrees, 193 Master's degrees, 15 Certificates, and 13 Doctoral degrees.
University of Virginia-Main Campus offers 31 Business degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 1,331 Business students graduated with students earning 696 Master's degrees, 486 Bachelor's degrees, 134 Certificates, and 15 Doctoral degrees.
Old Dominion University offers 29 Business degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 662 Business students graduated with students earning 513 Bachelor's degrees, 79 Master's degrees, 63 Certificates, and 7 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Liberty University Lynchburg, VA||83 : 1||85,586|
|Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA||23 : 1||29,757|
|Strayer University-Virginia Arlington, VA||510 : 1||5,606|
|University of Management and Technology Arlington, VA||5 : 1||342|
|George Mason University Fairfax, VA||27 : 1||37,863|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA||18 : 1||36,383|
|University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA||16 : 1||25,012|
|Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA||81 : 1||51,822|
|Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA||27 : 1||23,675|
|Regent University Virginia Beach, VA||75 : 1||10,365|
|James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA||20 : 1||21,820|
|DeVry University-Virginia Arlington, VA||94 : 1||281|
|William & Mary Williamsburg, VA||12 : 1||8,773|
|University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA||9 : 1||3,914|
|Radford University Radford, VA||22 : 1||11,870|
|Averett University-Non-Traditional Programs Danville, VA||243 : 1||485|
|Tidewater Community College Norfolk, VA||66 : 1||19,064|
|American National University Salem, VA||57 : 1||799|
|University of Phoenix-Virginia Virginia Beach, VA||31|
|Washington and Lee University Lexington, VA||9 : 1||2,264|