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Administration and Management Schools

Whether you run your own small business, want to advance your current career, or are just graduating from high school, pursuing business administration and management training at a vocational or trade school might be where you want to start. According to The College Board, students in these programs study how businesses and organizations operate and learn about business communication, leadership and managing people. Through case studies and stories of business successes and failures, business administration students will do in-depth study on why some companies function well while others fail. There are a number of ways to specialize within the broad field of business administration and management. Concentrating in finance can train you for a career where you will be responsible for the financial health of a company -- from its day-to-day operations to its long-term investments. With a marketing focus, you will concentrate on how to position and promote your company's products or services.

Administration and management specializations

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov) highlights a number of different paths you can follow with a degree in business administration and management.

  • Financial managers prepare financial reports and analysis that help guide a company's budgets, growth and investments.
  • Marketing managers evaluate market demand and work with sales and advertising managers to create effective campaigns to drive sales of a company's products or services.
  • Purchasing managers are responsible for ensuring a company has the goods and supplies it needs.
  • Management analysts help companies become more efficient to maximize profits and reduce waste.

Administration and management certifications and degrees

Most administration and management careers call for at least a bachelor's degree in business administration and management. For career advancement, some positions may require a master's degree, specifically an MBA. Nearly all management positions require significant work experience as well.

Additional certifications are recommended or required for certain fields and are available through industry associations. For example, financial analysts and managers may choose to become a Certified Financial Analyst or Certified Treasury Professional. A purchasing manager might pursue certification as a Certified Supply Chain Professional or Certified Purchasing Professional.

A business administration and management degree will generally cover business basics including accounting, business law, economics, marketing and communications. Students entering an business administration and management program will want to have a solid background in math. You'll also need good communication and problem-solving skills.

Administration and management salary and career outlook

Generally speaking, entry-level business careers pay less, but are more widely available than management-level jobs. For example, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports market research analysts earned a national median salary of $60,800 in 2013, with 32 percent growth predicted through 2022. In the same time period, management analysts earned national median salaries of $79,870, with 19 percent job growth predicted.

The BLS reports marketing managers earned national median salaries of $123,220 in May 2013, but predicted overall growth of only 7 percent. Luckily, that's not the story everywhere. Projections Central highlights three states with top growth projections through 2022:

  • Utah: 32.4 percent
  • Colorado: 26.6 percent
  • Washington: 26 percent

Finance managers earned national annual median salaries of $112,700 in 2013 and are poised for 9 percent growth 2012 through 2022. Colorado, Arizona and Utah are all predicted to see over 20 percent growth in financial management jobs, according to Projections Central.

National median salaries in 2013 for purchasing managers were $103,780. Overall job growth is forecast at only 4 percent through 2022, but Colorado (23.4 percent), North Dakota (17.6 percent) and Arizona (14.1 percent) are all expected to experience above average growth for this occupation, according to Projections Central.

While some students go to college or trade school for business administration because they want to work in a large corporation or advance within their own company, some have a more personal reason for pursuing this kind of education. Fifteen million Americans, or 10 percent of the U.S. workforce, are currently self-employed. This may mean they are freelancing or that they own a small business. Either way, a solid background in business administration and management may be able to help provide the skills they need for their business to succeed.

Sources:

Advertising, Promotions and Marketing Managers, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, January 8, 2014

Financial Managers, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, January 8, 2014

Major: Business Administration and Management, Big Future™, The College Board, 2014, https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/majors/business-business-management-administration-business-administration-management

Management Analysts, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, January 8, 2014

Market Research Analysts, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, January 8, 2014

Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing Agents, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, January 8, 2014

Self-employment: What to know to be your own boss, Bureau of Labor Statistics,U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Quarterly, Summer 2014 Edition, www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/2014/summer/art01.htm

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Rogers: 903 North 47th Street Suite 104 Rogers, AR 72756

St. Louis: Riverport Executive Center II 13801 Riverport Drive, Suite 100 St. Louis, MO 63043

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

Albuquerque: 7471 Pan American West Freeway NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

Greenbelt: 7852 Walker Dr Greenbelt, MD 20770

Salem: 670 Hawthorne Ave. S.E. Salem, OR 97301

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

Jacksonville: 4500 Salisbury Road Suite 200 Jacksonville, FL 32216

Tucson: 555 E. River Road Tucson, AZ 85704

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

Killeen: 902 West Central Texas Expressway Suite 300 Killeen, TX 76541

Bossier City: 350 Plaza Loop Drive Bldg E Bossier City, LA 71111

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

Nashville: 616 Marriott Drive Suite 150 Nashville, TN 37214

Warrenville: 4525 Weaver Parkway Warrenville, IL 60555

Augusta: 3150 Perimeter Parkway Augusta, GA 30909

Tigard: 13221 SW 68th Parkway Suite 500 Tigard, OR 97223

Diamond Bar: 1370 S. Valley Vista Dr. Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Charlotte: 10925 David Taylor Drive Charlotte, NC 28262

Renton: 900 SW 16th Street Renton, WA 98057

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Kansas City: 901 East 104th Street Suite 200 Kansas City, MO 64131

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Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

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Jersey City: 100 Town Square Place Suite 305 Jersey City, NJ 07310

Houston: 11451 Katy Freeway Suite 100 Houston, TX 77079

Atlanta: 2600 Century Center Atlanta, GA 30345

San Bernardino: 451 E. Vanderbilt Way Suite 100 San Bernardino, CA 92408

Raleigh: 5511 Capital Center Drive Suite 390 Raleigh, NC 27606

Sacramento: 1760 Creekside Oaks Drive Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95833

St Louis Park: 435 Ford Road Suite 1000 St Louis Park, MN 55426

Colorado Springs: 2 North Cascade Avenue Suite 100 Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Saint Louis: 211 North Broadway Suite 901 Saint Louis, MO 63102

Columbia: 1001 Pinnacle Point Drive Suite 200 Columbia, SC 29223

Spring: 24624 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77386

San Jose: 3590 N. First St San Jose, CA 95134

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

El Centro: 3095 N. Imperial Avenue Suite 101 El Centro, CA 92243

Temple Terrace: 12802 Tampa Oaks Boulevard Suite 200 Temple Terrace, FL 33637

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

Santa Teresa: 1270 Country Club Road Santa Teresa, NM 88008

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

Henderson: 7777 Eastgate Road Henderson, NV 89011

Sandy Springs: 8200 Roberts Drive Suite 300 Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Overland Park: Pine Ridge Business Park 8345 Lenexa Drive Overland Park, KS 66214

Arlington: 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202

Columbus: 7200 North Lake Drive Columbus, GA 31909

Costa Mesa: 3100 Bristol Street Suite 500 Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Baton Rouge: 2431 S. Acadian Thruway Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Lone Tree: 10004 Park Meadows Drive Lone Tree, CO 80124

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

Indianapolis: 7999 Knue Road Suite 150 Indianapolis, IN 46250

Chicago: 203 N LaSalle St Chicago, IL 60601

Richmond: 6600 West Broad Street Suite 200 Richmond, VA 23230

Springfield: 1343 East Kingsley Street Suite B,C Springfield, MO 65804

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

Kapolei: Kapolei Building 1001 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

Yuma: 899 East Plaza Circle Yuma, AZ 85365

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

Southfield: 26261 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 48076

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

Milwaukee: 10850 West Park Place Ste 150 Milwaukee, WI 53224

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Salt Lake City: 5373 S Green Street Suite 300 Salt Lake City, UT 84123

Cordova: 65 Germantown Court Suite 100 Cordova, TN 38018

Fresno: 45 East River Park Place West Suite 101 Fresno, CA 93720

Schaumburg: 1500 McConnor Parkway Suite 700 Schaumburg, IL 60173

Braintree: 100 Grossman Drive Suite 201 Braintree, MA 02184

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Dallas: 12400 Coit Road Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75251

Guaynabo: B7 Calle Tabonuco Suite 700 Guaynabo, PR 00968

Fort Lauderdale: 550 W. Cypress Creek Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Independence: 5005 Rockside Road Suite 130 Independence, OH 44131

Los Angeles: 14320 Firestone Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038

Orlando: 8325 South Park Circle Suite 100 Orlando, FL 32819

Metairie: 1 Galleria Blvd. Metairie, LA 70001

Palm Desert: 75153 Merle Dr. Palm Desert, CA 92211

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Fremont: 6600 Dumbarton Circle Fremont, CA 94555

Alhambra: 1000 South Fremont Avenue Unit 40, Building A-11, First Floor Alhambra, CA 91803

Minneapolis: 7700 France Ave. S. Ste. 575 Minneapolis, MN 55435

North Brunswick: 630 US Highway One North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Fort Worth: City Center Tower II, 301 Commerce Street Suite 2000 Fort Worth, TX 76102

Auburn: 3600 S 344th Way 0 Auburn, WA 98001

Tampa: 6700 Lakeview Center Drive Suite 150 Tampa, FL 33619

Paramus: 35 Plaza, 81 East State Route 4 Ste. 102 Paramus, NJ 07652

Lynnwood: Lynnwood Center Redstone Corporate Center I 19020 Lynnwood, WA 98036

Englewood: 6312 S Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 150E Englewood, CO 80111

Orlando: 4000 Millenia Blvd. Orlando, FL 32839

Colorado Springs: 1175 Kelly Johnson Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Kansas City: 1100 Main St. Suite 118 Kansas City, MO 64105

Cincinnati: 8800 Governor's Hill Drive Cincinnati, OH 45249

Portland: Peterkort Center II 9754 SW Barnes Road Ste.150 Portland, OR 97225

Addison: 1221 North Swift Road Addison, IL 60101

Memphis: 6401 Poplar Ave Suite 600 Memphis, TN 38119

Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

Saint Louis: 11830 Westline Industrial Dr. Suite 550 Saint Louis, MO 63146

Indianapolis: 9100 Keystone Crossing Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46240

Houston: 11125 Equity Drive Houston, TX 77041

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Atlanta: 100 Galleria Parkway SE Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30339

Fresno: 7575 North Fresno St. Suite 575 Fresno, CA 93720

Cherry Hill: 921 Haddonfield Road Ste. D Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Gurnee: 1075 Tri-State Pkwy. Ste. 800 Gurnee, IL 60031

Morrisville: 1600 Perimeter Park Drive Suite 100 Morrisville, NC 27560

Fort Lauderdale: 600 Corporate Dr. Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Decatur: One West Court Square Ste. 100 Decatur, GA 30030

Tinley Park: 18624 West Creek Drive Tinley Park, IL 60477

Philadelphia: 1800 JFK Blvd Ste 200 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Southfield: 26999 Central Park Blvd. Suite 125 Southfield, MI 48076

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

Rego Park: 99-21 Queens Blvd. Rego Park, NY 11374

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Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30009

Dayton: 3610 Pentagon Blvd. Ste. 100 Dayton, OH 45431

Jacksonville: 5200 Belfort Road Jacksonville, FL 32256

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Broomfield: 1870 W 122nd Ave Broomfield, CO 80023

Independence: 4141 Rockside Road, Suite 110 Independence, OH 44131

Elgin: Randall Point 2250 Point Blvd. Suite 250 Elgin, IL 60123

Manassas: 10432 Balls Ford Road Ste. 130 Manassas, VA 20109

Anaheim: 1900 S. State College Blvd. Suite 150 Anaheim, CA 92806

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