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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.

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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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At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education. University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (http://hlcommission.org).

Programs : Doctor of Business Administration, B.S. in Business, B.S. in Business/Administration, and more.

Campus Locations :

Jacksonville: 9775 Crosshill Blvd. Suite 104 Jacksonville, FL 32222

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

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

Miami: 11410 NW 20th Street Miami, FL 33172

Tucson: 555 E. River Road Tucson, AZ 85704

Nashville: 616 Marriott Drive Suite 150 Nashville, TN 37214

San Diego: 3870 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 310 San Diego, CA 92123

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

Columbus: 7200 North Lake Drive Columbus, GA 31909

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Schaumburg: 1500 McConnor Parkway Suite 700 Schaumburg, IL 60173

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

Braintree: 100 Grossman Drive Suite 201 Braintree, MA 02184

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

Phoenix: 9520 West Palm Lane Phoenix, AZ 85037

Houston: 11451 Katy Freeway Suite 100 Houston, TX 77079

Henderson: 7777 Eastgate Road Henderson, NV 89011

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

Washington: 25 Massachusetts Avenue NW Suite 150 Washington, DC 20001

Warrenville: 4525 Weaver Parkway Warrenville, IL 60555

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

Arlington: 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202

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

Charlotte: 3800 Arco Corporate Drive Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28273

Metairie: 1 Galleria Blvd. Metairie, LA 70001

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

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

Atlanta: 2600 Century Center Atlanta, GA 30345

Austin: 10801-2 N Mo Pac Expressway Suite 300 Austin, TX 78759

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

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

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

Spring: 24624 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77386

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

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

Augusta: 3150 Perimeter Parkway Augusta, GA 30909

Indianapolis: 7999 Knue Road Suite 150 Indianapolis, IN 46250

Dallas: 12400 Coit Road Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75251

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

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

Lancaster: 1202 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

San Antonio: 8200 West Interstate 10 Suite 910 San Antonio, TX 78230

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

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

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

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

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

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

Cordova: 65 Germantown Court Suite 100 Cordova, TN 38018

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

Pleasant Grove: 2174 West Grove Parkway Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

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

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

Southfield: 26261 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 48076

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

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

Yuma: 899 East Plaza Circle Yuma, AZ 85365

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

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

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

Renton: 900 SW 16th Street Renton, WA 98057

Kapolei: Kapolei Building 1001 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

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

Independence: 5005 Rockside Road Suite 130 Independence, OH 44131

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

Columbia: 8830 Stanford Boulevard Suite 100 Columbia, MD 21045

Greenbelt: 7852 Walker Dr Greenbelt, MD 20770

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

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

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

Wayne: 170 South Warner Road Suite 200 Wayne, PA 19087

Chicago: 203 N LaSalle St Chicago, IL 60601

Virginia Beach: 150 Central Park Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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

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

Guaynabo: B7 Calle Tabonuco Suite 700 Guaynabo, PR 00968

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

Everest University Online, a Division of Everest University, makes career training convenient and accessible.

Programs : Business (Associate's), Business (Bachelor's), Business Administration (Master's), and more.

Campus Locations : Online

Reach your career goals with a degree or diploma from Everest Institute.

Programs : Business Administration (Associate's), and more.

Campus Locations :

Austin: 9100 US Hwy 290 East Building 1, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78724

For over 35 years, Keiser University has provided student-centered, quality career education.

Programs : Business Administration - Management, BA (Online), Business Administration - Human Resource Management, BA (Online), Business Administration - Marketing, BA (Online), and more.

Campus Locations : Online

Westwood College is dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge, skills and training needed for meaningful employment. Through education, we create opportunities, change lives and impact futures. Please call 855-816-4009 or fill out the form!

Programs : Business Administration (A), Business Administration: Major in Management (B), Business Administration: Major in Marketing Management (B), and more.

Campus Locations :

Aurora: 350 Blackhawk St. Aurora, CO 80011

Arlington: 4420 North Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA 22203

Annandale: 7619 Little River Turnpike, Suite 500 Annandale, VA 22003

Anaheim: 1551 S. Douglass Road Anaheim, CA 92806

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

Atlanta: 2309 Parklake Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30345

Upland: 20 West 7th Street Upland, CA 91786

Chicago: 1 North State Street, Suite 1000 Chicago, IL 60602

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

With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.

Programs : Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems, CERT: Business Administration, BS in Business Admin: Leadership, and more.

Campus Locations : Online

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career. * Programs vary by location * Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information Please call on  844-252-4552 to talk to a respresentative.

Programs : Business Administration/Marketing and Management, Business Administration/Accounting, and more.

Campus Locations :

Erie: 5757 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506

Get hands-on training with Remington College. Prefer to speak with a Customer Service Rep? Call 855-264-3155 toll-free now!

Programs : AAS in Business Administration, AS in Business Administration: Marketing & Sales, AS in Business Administration: Executive Assistant, and more.

Campus Locations :

Honolulu: 1111 Bishop Street Suite 400 Honolulu, HI 96813

Little Rock: 19 Remington Road Little Rock, AR 72204

Memphis: 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. Memphis, TN 38132

Lafayette: 303 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette, LA 70508

Cleveland: 14445 Broadway Avenue Cleveland, OH 44125

Garland: 1800 Eastgate Drive Garland, TX 75041

Shreveport: 2106 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71118

Technology changes everything. You've found Ashford University, where school comes to you

Programs : BA/Business Administration - No Concentration, MBA - No Specialization, MBA - Project Management, and more.

Campus Locations : Online

Challenge yourself and change the world with professional career education from Alliant International University.

Programs : Master of Business Administration, and more.

Campus Locations : Online

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