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College GraduateThe Business Administration and Economics Department offers Roanoke students rigorous and extensive programs of study. Business and economics professors challenge Roanoke students to become experienced and successful professionals in their program of study. To help Roanoke students meet this challenge the department works diligently to teach crucial skills such as writing, research, analysis, and application of theory.


These efforts have been reflected through Roanoke College's high percentage of students whom were able to enter graduate school or begin their careers. In 2009 23.5% of Roanoke College graduates entered immediately into graduate school. Of the remaining students, 82% who were looking for work had found employment within six months of graduating from Roanoke College. This was much higher than the national average number of students who found work within six months of graduating which was only 64%.


The Business and Economics Department is committed to helping students achieve the best post-graduate results possible, and has helped students begin their careers through many prestigious graduate schools and firms such as the following:"

Students have advanced to graduate schools, including:

University of Cincinnati George Washington University
University of Richmond Law School Johns Hopkins University
Virginia Tech Loyola University
Wharton, University of Pennsylvania Georgetown University
University of Virginia Stanford University School of Law
Duke University Northwestern University
Penn State University University of Maryland
George Washington University Harvard Extension School
University of Colorado


Students have obtained employment at companies such as:

ACE Insurance Croup
Atlantic Mutal Insurance Co.
Bellsouth Communications Systems
Carilion Health Systems
Carter Machinery Co, Inc. CBIZ Centry Payroll
Central Fidelity National Bank Disney World
ESPN New York Life
Norfolk Southern Pepsi
The Department of Veteran's Affairs Wells Fargo
Aerotek Allstate Insurance Company
Atlantic Coast Athletic Club BB&T Banking
Best Western Hotel Corned Beef & Co
Dewberry Architects Inc Dish Network
Elizabeth Arden Ernst and Young
Financial Solution Group, LLC Foti, Flynn, Lowen & Company
Fralin Companies Harvard University
JP Morgan Securities Ketchum Public Relations
Luna Innovations Incorporated Medeco High Security Locks
Merrill Lynch New River Electrical Corp
Physicians of Family Medicine PNC Bank
Pricewaterhouse Coopers Prudential
Roanoke College Roanoke Fire-EMS
Sea World San Diego The Roanoke Times
University of Murcia University of Maryland Eastern Shore
UPS-SCS US Innovative Strategies
Virginia Bar Association Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Trane Wayfair