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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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Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

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Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

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Addison: 1221 North Swift Road Addison, IL 60101

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

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

Arlington: 2405 Crystal City Dr. Arlington, VA 22202

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA 30009

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

Chesapeake: 1317 Executive Blvd. Suite 100 Chesapeake, VA 23320

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

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

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

San Antonio: 1919 NW Loop 410 Suite 150 San Antonio, TX 78213

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

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Long Beach: 3880 Kilroy Airport Way Long Beach, CA 90806

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New York: 180 Madison Ave. Suite 900 New York, NY 10016

Charlotte: 2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd. Suite 109 Charlotte, NC 28273

Downers Grove: Highland Landmark V 3005 Highland Pkwy. Ste. 100 Downers Grove, IL 60515

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Independence: 6000 Lombardo Center Suite 200 Independence, OH 44131

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Memphis: 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. Memphis, TN 38132

Shreveport: 2106 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71118

Garland: 1800 Eastgate Drive Garland, TX 75041

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Portland: 9500 NE Cascades Parkway Portland, OR 97220

Tulsa: 4943 South 78th East Avenue Tulsa, OK 74145

San Antonio: 5700 Northwest Parkway San Antonio, TX 78249

Chantilly: 14420 Albemarle Point Place Chantilly, VA 20151

Newburgh: 10999 Stahl Road Newburgh, IN 47630

Oxnard: 2051 Solar Drive Oxnard, CA 93036

Huntington: 5183 US Route 60, Building 1, Suite 40 Huntington, WV 25705

Saint Rose: 140 James Drive East Saint Rose, LA 70087

Cordova: 7260 Goodlett Farms Parkway Cordova, TN 38016

Seattle: 12720 Gateway Drive Seattle, WA 98168

Charlotte: 4135 Southstream Blvd. Suite 200 Charlotte, NC 28217

Warrensville Heights: 4700 Richmond Rd Warrensville Heights, OH 44128

South Bend: 17390 Dugdale Drive, Suite 100 South Bend, IN 46635

Omaha: 9814 M Street Omaha, NE 68127

Springfield: 7300 Boston Blvd Springfield, VA 22153

Saint Paul: 2042 Wooddale Drive Saint Paul, MN 55125

Maumee: 1656 Henthorne Blvd. Suite B Maumee, OH 43537

Hilliard: 3781 Park Mill Run Drive Hilliard, OH 43026

Madison: 2450 Rimrock Road, Suite 100 Madison, WI 53713

Vista: 495 La Tortuga Drive - Suite 100 Vista, CA 92081

Greenfield: 6300 W. Layton Avenue Greenfield, WI 53220

Torrance: 20050 South Vermont Avenue Torrance, CA 90502

Kennesaw: 1000 Cobb Place Boulevard NW Kennesaw, GA 30144

Richardson: 2101 Waterview Parkway Richardson, TX 75080

Mobile: Office Mall South - 3100 Cottage Hill Rd., Bldg. 3 Mobile, AL 36606

Arnold: 1930 Meyer Drury Drive Arnold, MO 63010

Houston: 2950 S. Gessner Houston, TX 77063

Aurora: 12500 E. Iliff Avenue Aurora, CO 80014

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Eden Prairie: 8911 Columbine Road Eden Prairie, MN 55347

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Lexington: 2473 Fortune Dr. Suite 180 Lexington, KY 40509

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Webster: 1001 Magnolia Ave. Webster, TX 77598

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Clive: 1860 NW 118th Street, Suite 110 Clive, IA 50325

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Atlanta: 2309 Parklake Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30345

Aurora: 350 Blackhawk St. Aurora, CO 80011

Denver: 7350 North Broadway, Suite 1200 Denver, CO 80221

Anaheim: 1551 S. Douglass Road Anaheim, CA 92806

Torrance: 19700 South Vermont Avenue #100 Suite 100 Torrance, CA 90502

Chicago: 8501 West Higgins Road, Suite 100 Chicago, IL 60631

Calumet City: 80 River Oaks Center Drive, Suite 111 Calumet City, IL 60409

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