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Business Administration (BS)

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration is designed to develop skills in business procedures, business management, leadership, and computer applications that are necessary in today’s automated office environment.  Students learn human-relations skills that enable students to work effectively as group members and to organize and delegate tasks, develop accounting, and computer applications skills, and how to develop practices and policies required to meet short- and long-range organizational needs and opportunities.

Graduates are trained for entry-level jobs such as:

  • Business Officer
  • Government Agencies
  • Office Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Store Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Retail Associate
  • Sales Representative
  • Non-profit Organization

Business Administration graduates work in a variety of jobs such as sales, customer service, or entry level supervisors. Vista’s program is designed to teach students to management, finance, marketing, communication and other disciplines required to qualify for entry level careers in administrative management.

The program is designed to help you to:

  • Listen and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem solve by identifying when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
  • Understand information and ideas presented in writing.

In our 48 month program, you will learn more about:

  • Problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Communication and organizational behavior
  • Finance and accounting from a manager’s point of view
  • Time management
  • Goal setting techniques
  • Group dynamics
  • Workplace behavior best practices
  • Project management
  • Business law and ethics

Note: Completion times vary by individual

The Business Administration program is designed to help students demonstrate skills that employers look for. Typically, employers look for business administration and management employees who can:

  • Review financial statements, sales or activity reports, or other performance data to measure productivity or goal achievement or to identify areas needing cost reduction or program improvement
  • Direct and coordinate activities of businesses or departments responsible for the production, pricing, sales, or distribution of products
  • Direct administrative activities directly related to making products or providing services
  • Prepare staff work schedules and assign specific duties
  • Monitor suppliers to ensure they efficiently and effectively provide needed goods or services within budgetary limits

Employers look for leaders who can communicate, problem solve and work on teams. Typical work activities include:

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — providing information by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Getting Information — observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.

Wages & Employment Trends

Typically, entry-level positions for this career field tend to start in the lower range of estimated salaries.  Graduates with experience and select skills may earn more, depending upon the industry. The following are examples of median wages for a variety of jobs and industries:

Job Type Median Annual Salary (2017)
Retail Sales Workers $23,370
Insurance Sales Agents $49,710
General Office Clerks $31,500

On average, across industries, median wages (2017) for bachelor prepared business graduates is $48.27 hourly, $100,410 annually. There’s a wide range of earning potential for qualified people in this career field.

There is a wide range of earning potential for qualified people in this career field. Vista is here to help you receive the training you need to be qualified to join this group.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2017 wage data.

Employment is projected to grow from 2016 to 2026 at the average rate for all occupations (Average 5% to 9%).

Related Occupations:

  • Administrative Service Managers
  • Logistics Managers
  • Lodging Managers
  • First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
  • First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators

Note: Salaries may vary according to location and other factors.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016-2026 employment projections.

“Projected growth” represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026).

Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/office-and-administrative-support/home.htm

Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/office-and-administrative-support/customer-service-representatives.htm#tab-8

Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/sales/retail-sales-workers.htm#tab-8

Source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-1021.00

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