Top School for a Business Management Degree - Norfolk, VA

Students interested in studying business management in Norfolk, VA, have many schools to choose from. Read about a top local school's degree programs, tuition and ranking info to find out if it's right for you.

School and Ranking Information

Studies in business management and business administration are offered by public, nonprofit and for-profit schools throughout and near Norfolk, VA. Based on ranking and student-to-faculty ratio, the following university is considered a top school in the Norfolk area for business management degree programs:

  • Winner: Hampton University is located approximately 13 miles from Norfolk. It awards a bachelor's degree in business management and a Master of Business Administration. The university has the lowest student-to-faculty ratio among all postsecondary institutions in the Norfolk area providing business management studies.

School Info Chart

Category Hampton University
Ranking #18 (tie) Best Regional Universities (South) (2015); #4 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (2015)**
Location Hampton, Virginia
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergrad: $20,724**
Business Management Degrees Offered Bachelor', master's and doctoral
Business Management Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013 59**
Most Popular Business Management Degree in 2012-2013 Bachelor's (39 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 68%**
Noteworthy The School of Business was the recipient of the National Minority Business Council, Inc.'s Outstanding Education and Training Institution Award (2009)***

Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***Hampton University

Hampton University

  • 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Bachelor's degree program in business management and doctorate program in business administration offered online
  • Business faculty have been published in, among others, Journal of Business and Finance Research, Review of Business Research Journal and International Journal of Business Research

With an annual enrollment of about 5,400 students, Hampton University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 103 academic areas. The university is dedicated to the education of African-American students. The university's School of Business offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, business administration and entrepreneurship studies.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Management program stresses the development of decision making skills and a sense of business ethics. Courses are offered in international business management, labor-management relations, human resources management, operations management and business communications. Business law, finance, economics and marketing are also addressed.

Offered with a concentration in general management, the 2-year MBA program is composed of 36 credits of major courses. Depending on educational background and work experience, students might also take nine credits of introductory business courses. Major courses cover subjects like financial management, world business cultures, information systems development and organizational theory.

Targeting business professionals, the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Administration program was begun in 2010. Courses are taken in organizational theory, leadership concepts and strategic leadership. Students must complete a dissertation.

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