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Bachelor of Science in Business with concentration in Management/Business Administration

Bachelor of Science
Virginia Commonwealth University

The activity of management is concerned with setting an organization’s strategic goals and formulating processes to achieve them. Managers carry out their administrative roles by handling such duties as preparing and administering budgets, planning and directing operations, and coordinating employees’ activities.

The management/business administration concentration provides students with a broad-based study of management and other business disciplines. The course options in the curriculum give students flexibility in developing a program of study that can lead to a variety of entry-level positions in private and public organizations.


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Program Requirement Notes

Business Foundation requirements must be completed prior to entering this program via a change of major request.

Program Credit Requirements
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Applicable Admissions Agreements
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Wytheville Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Western Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Highlands Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Tidewater Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Thomas Nelson Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Southwest Virginia Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Southside Virginia Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Rappahannock Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Piedmont Virginia Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Paul D. Camp Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Patrick & Henry Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Northern Virginia Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
New River Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Mountain Empire Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Lord Fairfax Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
John Tyler Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Germanna Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Eastern Shore Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Danville Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Central Virginia Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University
Blue Ridge Community College Agreement Guaranteed Admission Agreement - Virginia Community College System and Virginia Commonwealth University

You can view the full text of these Agreements in the Resource Center

Key Program Guidance
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Number of Transfer Students
2127.0
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Percent of Transfer Students
VCU prefers transfer applicants with a cumulative college GPA of a 2.5 or higher who are in good standing with their ...see moreVCU prefers transfer applicants with a cumulative college GPA of a 2.5 or higher who are in good standing with their previous institution. Some degree programs like Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and Engineering have more competitive GPA requirements. Admission to programs in VCU Arts is also based on an evaluation of additional application materials and may be more competitive. Transfer applicants with fewer than 30 earned semester hours will also be reviewed based on their high school GPA.
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Transfer Student Catalog Year Catalog year is determined by the student's first semester of attendance at VCU.
What is The Impact of Work I Have Already Completed?
Associate Transfer Degree Completion Students who earn an Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts & Sciences, Associate of Science, or General Education Certificate from the Virginia Community College System or Richard Bland College may be eligible to participate in the Guaranteed Admission Agreement. Students with one of these degrees may also be eligible to have the majority of their general education requirements waived.

Students who have successfully completed the appropriate courses and earned the Associate of Science or Associate of Arts & Sciences in Business Administration should enter VCU as juniors, prepared to enter the Advanced Business Program portion of this degree.
Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with HS Students who have successfully completed the appropriate courses and earned the Associate of Science or Associate of Arts & Sciences in Business Administration should enter VCU as juniors, prepared to enter the Advanced Business Program portion of this degree.
Credit for Prior Learning http://bulletin.vcu.edu/undergraduate/undergraduate-study/admission-university/additional-sources-of-credit/
Is This Degree Right For Me?
Is This College Right For Me? VCU is a large, research-driven institution nestled on two campuses in downtown Richmond, Virginia, offering a vast array of degree programs from arts to dental hygiene to engineering to education. VCU students have access to hundreds of student organizations, which is a great way to connect with others whether or not you choose to live in one of our many on-campus residence halls. Take advantage of VCU's location with access to the James River and its park system, internship and job opportunities, community engagement, and interstates to travel to the beach, the mountains, and Washington, D.C..
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

Complete the Associate of Arts & Sciences or Associate of Science in Business Administration to best prepare for this degree.

Course Recommendations: Courses equivalent to VCU BUSN 171 Mathematical Applications for Business, BUSN 212 Differential Calculus and Optimization for Business, BUSN 225 Winning Presentations, ACCT 203 Intro to Accounting I, ACCT 204 Intro to Accounting II, BUSN 201 Foundations of Business, ECON 210 Principles of Microeconomics, and ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics.

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Virginia Commonwealth University within your first year via College Connect
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions https://www.vcu.edu/admissions/apply/transfer/
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Virginia Commonwealth University
Transfer Statistics
Number of Transfer Students 2127
Percent of Accepted Transfer Students

VCU prefers transfer applicants with a cumulative college GPA of a 2.5 or higher who are in good standing with their previous institution. Some degree programs like Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and Engineering have more competitive GPA requirements. Admission to programs in VCU Arts is also based on an evaluation of additional application materials and may be more competitive. Transfer applicants with fewer than 30 earned semester hours will also be reviewed based on their high school GPA.

Do More With Your Degree Students are encouraged to pursue an internship in management during their degree.
Program Successes & Highlights The management/business administration concentration crosses all areas of business and as such prepares you to have many choices for a career path upon graduating. Important skills such as communication, leadership, decision making, data analysis, and strategic thinking are developed in this concentration and are critical for all types of business careers. Typical managers address a wide variety of problems: financial, operational, human, legal, and political, on a routine basis. Private, public and government agencies all require employees with strong management skills. Typical titles upon graduating include account manager, business analyst, management trainee, sales representative, and recruiter.
Graduation Statistics for Major
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Where Can This Degree Transfer
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This Section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please check with the individual institutions for detailed advice.
Institution Title Degree Award Name Award Level
Northern Virginia Community CollegeBusiness Administration, A.S.AssociateAssociate of Science2-Year
Northern Virginia Community CollegeContract Management, A.A.S.AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Richard Bland College of William & MaryAssociate of Science-Business AdministrationAssociateAssociate of Science-Business Administration2-Year
Careers Where This Degree Applies
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O*Net Code Name Description Parent
11-3012.00Administrative Services ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, and other office support services.Management Occupations
13-2022.00Appraisers of Personal and Business PropertyAppraise and estimate the fair value of tangible personal or business property, such as jewelry, art, antiques, collectibles, and equipment. May also appraise land.Business and Financial Operations Occupations
11-3051.03Biofuels Production ManagersManage biofuels production and plant operations. Collect and process information on plant production and performance, diagnose problems, and design corrective procedures.Management Occupations
11-3051.04Biomass Power Plant ManagersManage operations at biomass power generation facilities. Direct work activities at plant, including supervision of operations and maintenance staff.Management Occupations
11-9199.11Brownfield Redevelopment Specialists and Site ManagersPlan and direct cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties for reuse. Does not include properties sufficiently contaminated to qualify as Superfund sites.Management Occupations
25-1011.00Business Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
11-1011.00Chief ExecutivesDetermine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.Management Occupations
11-1011.03Chief Sustainability OfficersCommunicate and coordinate with management, shareholders, customers, and employees to address sustainability issues. Enact or oversee a corporate sustainability strategy.Management Occupations
11-9199.02Compliance ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate activities of an organization to ensure compliance with ethical or regulatory standards.Management Occupations
11-9021.00Construction ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.Management Occupations
13-1051.00Cost EstimatorsPrepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.Business and Financial Operations Occupations
11-9072.00Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except GamblingPlan, direct, or coordinate entertainment and recreational activities and operations of a recreational facility, including cruise ships and parks.Management Occupations
11-3013.00Facilities ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate operations and functionalities of facilities and buildings. May include surrounding grounds or multiple facilities of an organization's campus.Management Occupations
11-9179.01Fitness and Wellness CoordinatorsManage or coordinate fitness and wellness programs and services. Manage and train staff of wellness specialists, health educators, or fitness instructors.Management Occupations
11-1021.00General and Operations ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations, overseeing multiple departments or locations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services. Usually manage through subordinate supervisors. Excludes First-Line Supervisors.Management Occupations
11-3051.02Geothermal Production ManagersManage operations at geothermal power generation facilities. Maintain and monitor geothermal plant equipment for efficient and safe plant operations.Management Occupations
11-3051.06Hydroelectric Production ManagersManage operations at hydroelectric power generation facilities. Maintain and monitor hydroelectric plant equipment for efficient and safe plant operations.Management Occupations
11-3051.00Industrial Production ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.Management Occupations
11-9199.08Loss Prevention ManagersPlan and direct policies, procedures, or systems to prevent the loss of assets. Determine risk exposure or potential liability, and develop risk control measures.Management Occupations
13-1111.00Management AnalystsConduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.Business and Financial Operations Occupations
11-9199.00Managers, All OtherAll managers not listed separately.Management Occupations
11-9179.00Personal Service Managers, All OtherAll personal service managers not listed separately.Management Occupations
13-1082.00Project Management SpecialistsAnalyze and coordinate the schedule, timeline, procurement, staffing, and budget of a product or service on a per project basis. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. May serve as a point of contact for the client or customer.Business and Financial Operations Occupations
11-3051.01Quality Control Systems ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate quality assurance programs. Formulate quality control policies and control quality of laboratory and production efforts.Management Occupations
11-9199.01Regulatory Affairs ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures.Management Occupations
11-2022.00Sales ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.Management Occupations
11-3013.01Security ManagersDirect an organization's security functions, including physical security and safety of employees and facilities.Management Occupations
11-9151.00Social and Community Service ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.Management Occupations
11-9179.02Spa ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate activities of a spa facility. Coordinate programs, schedule and direct staff, and oversee financial activities.Management Occupations
11-3071.04Supply Chain ManagersDirect or coordinate production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, or financial forecasting services or activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, or safety. Examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs. Direct the movement, storage, or processing of inventory.Management Occupations
11-3071.00Transportation, Storage, and Distribution ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.Management Occupations
11-9199.10Wind Energy Development ManagersLead or manage the development and evaluation of potential wind energy business opportunities, including environmental studies, permitting, and proposals. May also manage construction of projects.Management Occupations
11-9199.09Wind Energy Operations ManagersManage wind field operations, including personnel, maintenance activities, financial activities, and planning.Management Occupations