What can I do with a Degree in Business

BBA

The field of business administration requires an assortment of personal and occupational skills.  Skills such as critical thinking, and diplomacy are essential to building a career in business administration.  Examples of the most common careers that become available with a BBA include corporate management, sales or account managers, human resource managers, and marketing agents.  The average starting salary for someone with a BBA is between $25,000 and $45,000 a year.  For further information please contact Dr. Christina McCart or see the full BBA Career Advising Guide.

 

Accounting Concentration

Accounting is a field that requires an assortment of fiscal management and organizational skills.  Skills such as independence, organization, and problem solving are essential to building a career in accounting.  Examples of the most common careers that become available with a concentration in accounting include bank officers, financial analysts, and tax accountants.  The average starting salary for someone with a concentration in accounting is $45,000 a year.  For further information, please contact Prof. Sharon Gibbs or see the full Accounting Career Advisory Guide.

 

Business Information Systems

The field of business Information Systems requires an assortment of technological and solution-discerning skills. Skills such as concept-creativity and an appreciation for details are essential to building a career in business information systems. Examples of the most common careers that become available with a concentration in business information systems include database analysts, information security specialists, and e-commerce specialists. The average starting salary for someone with a concentration in business information systems is between $35,000 and $60,000 a year. For further information please contact Dr. Nazemi, Dr. Galluch or see the full Business Information Systems Career Advising Guide.

 

Business Leadership

The field of business Leadership requires an assortment of team-oriented and managerial skills. Skills such as adaptation and team-management are essential to building a career in business leadership. Examples of the most common careers that become available with a concentration in business leadership include mortgage consultants, project managers, and corporate/community relations agents. The average starting salary for someone with a concentration in business leadership is between $35,000 and $45,000 a year. For further information please contact Dr. Mike Smith or see the full Business Leadership Career Advising Guide.

 

Finance Concentration

Finance is a field that requires an assortment of observational and analytical skills.  Skills such as trend analysis, interpretation, and the ability to explain complex problems are essential to building a career in finance.  Examples of the most common careers that become available with a concentration in finance include insurance agents, stockbrokers, investment officers, and securities analysts.  The average starting salary for someone with a concentration in finance is between $35,000 and $45,000 a year.  For further information please contact Dr. Larry Lynch, or see the full Finance Career Advisory Guide.

 

Global Business Concentration

Global Business is a field that requires an assortment of communication and adaptive skills.  Skills such as cultural sensitivity, politics, language, and knowledge of currency and exchange values are essential to building a career in global business.  Examples of the most common careers that become available with a concentration in global business include sales correspondents, sourcing managers, project managers, and global consultants.  The average starting salary for someone with a degree in global business is between $40,000 and $60,000 a year.  For further information please contact Prof. Michael Hutkin or see the full Global Business Career Advisory Guide.

   

Marketing Concentration

Marketing is a field that requires an assortment of relational skills and a competitive outlook.  Skills such as creativity, and relationship-building skills are essential to building a career in marketing.  Examples of the most common careers that become available with a concentration in marketing include marketing research analysts, advertising executives, public relations agents, and purchasing agents.  The average starting salary for someone with a marketing concentration is between $30,000 and $45,000. For further information please contact Dr. Elizabeth Velazquez or see the full Marketing Career Advisory Guide.

 
Dr. Alice Kassens awarded economics professorship

Dr. Alice Kassens awarded economics professorship

In August, Kassens begins her five-year term as the John S. Shannon Professor in Economics at Roanoke.

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