Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1166
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $9,176
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    3,273
  • University Selectivity
    58%
  • University Yield
    30%
  • Job Offers
    80%
  • Average Salary
    $54,387
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1972
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
800 South Main Street
MSC 0207
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807, United States
Website

College of Business

The College of Business at James Madison University is a learning community committed to excellence in preparing students to be engaged, principled business professionals and leaders. All undergraduate and graduate programs are fully accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Instruction emulates the business environment by integrating functional areas such as Accounting, Marketing, Finance and Operations. We embrace entrepreneurship and innovation and our faculty use research and expertise in their fields to enhance classroom learning.

What Current Students Say See All 10 Comments >

The College of Business 300 Core business program. This cluster puts you in a team and makes you create a business plan and a build a company from the ground up. From this experience you have the foundation of every aspect of a company from marketing to finance, accounting and operations. After CoB 300 you have that great foundation to build on and every class you take you add to that foundation. By the end of your time at JMU you are more than ready for the business world with the knowledge you've gained. The CoB also puts a big emphasis on group work and team building, pair that with your business knowledge and you're going to out perform other graduates from different college no problem.

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About James Madison University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
58% James Madison University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. High school GPA
  3. SAT/ACT scores
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
23902% 23,902
58% 58
30% 30
58% School Selectivity
30% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT or ACT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not offered
Additional Requirements:

Transfer students: 1. must have completed at least 24 hours of college credit; 2. must be in good standing at their present institutions; 3. should have at least a “B” cumulative grade point average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) in order to be competitive.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
876% 876
74% 74
98% 98
74% Program Selectivity
98% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not offered
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Declare business major
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.7
  • Other transfer requirements
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions No
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 0
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses?
  • How freshmen are admitted
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Financial Services 13%
Top Industry
  • Consulting 11%
  • Manufacturing 2%
  • Non-profit 1%
Deloitte 12
Top Employer
  • KPMG 9
  • Capital One 7
  • McGladrey 6
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
80% College of Business 78% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
72% 72
62% 61.74527272727272
72% Receive Offers
72% 72
59% 59.252482758620694
72% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
8% 8
16% 15.83261363636364
8% Receive Offers
8% 8
17% 16.796475409836066
8% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
10% 10
9% 9.05625
10% Receive Offers
10% 10
9% 9.484761904761905
10% Accept Offers
68% Graduates seeking full-time employment
32% Graduates not seeking employment
70% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
21% 21
Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
42% 42
Data not provided
General Management
5% 5
Data not provided
Human Resources
1% 1
Data not provided
Management Information Systems
14% 14
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
13% 13
Data not provided
Operations/Production
1% 1
Data not provided
Logistics/Transportation
1% 1
Data not provided
Other
2% 2
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
31% 31
Data not provided
Consumer Products/Retail
19% 19
Data not provided
Consulting
11% 11
Data not provided
Financial Services
13% 13
Data not provided
Government/Education
6% 6
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health
2% 2
Data not provided
Manufacturing
2% 2
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
1% 1
Data not provided
Non-Profit
1% 1
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
0% 0
Data not provided
Real Estate
0% 0
Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
5% 5
Data not provided
Technology/Science
3% 3
Data not provided
Transportation
3% 3
Data not provided
Utilities
2% 2
Data not provided
Other
1% 1
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
9% 9
Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
83% 83
Data not provided
U.S. South
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
3% 3
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. West
3% 3
Data not provided
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
1% 1
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • CapTech Ventures
  • CompuSearch
  • Hantzmon Weibel
  • DRC
  • BB&T
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 9
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 91
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 82
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 860
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Career Panels, Career Fairs (Fall and Spring), Internship Fair, Mock Interview Program, Resume Review Programs (including opportunity for employers to review resumes – Fall and Spring), Career Programs (interviewing, etiquette, financial planning after college, networking, job search strategies), Individual and Group Counseling Appointments, On-line Recruiting Management System and Networking Module

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$19,633
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $9,176
  • Fees $240
  • Expenses $10,217
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$34,111
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $23,654
  • Fees $240
  • Expenses $10,217
11% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 1% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 56%
  • Merit 44%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.jmu.edu/finaid
Scholarships
$1,587,815
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$1,774,697
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • College of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
38% 35
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
36% 21
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
0 College of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Quantitative Finance
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Business Program Classes
18% Less than 20 Students 10% More than 50 Students
72% 21 to 50 students
21 Average number of students in non-business required electives
76 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • CIS/BSAN 392 - Descriptive and Predictive Analytic Methods
  • CIS/BSAN 393 - Predictive Analytics and Data Mining
  • MKTG 470 - Strategic Internet Marketing
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2009
Degrees Offered
  • BBA/ Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing
  • BS/ Economics, Quantitative Finance
  • BA/ Economics
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
141% 141
60% 60
Prominent Faculty
  • J. Barkley Rosser, Jr

    Economics

  • Daniel G. Gallagher

    Management

  • Timothy J. Louwers

    Accounting

  • Are work study or co-ops available? No
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Semester abroad programs are available in Antwerp, Beijing (summer), Florence, London, and Salamanca. There are numerous short-term programs available in countries located in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and South America. There are several exchange programs with leading universities in Australia, England, Japan, Korea, and Spain, among others. Approximately 11% of business majors study abroad.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    JMU offers opportunities for volunteer work and community service through its Community Service Learning (CS-L) partnership. CS-L joins students, faculty, staff and surrounding communities by identifying and coordinating partnerships with more than 75 community services. CS-L is an active member of community networks such as Health Community, Hispanic Services Council, Rockingham County Partners for Student Success, and Valley Volunteer Forum.

Students

19% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 44% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1230 75th Percentile Score on SAT 27 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
77% 77
Asian American
7% 7
Not Reported
6% 6
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
1%
1%
14%
1%
1%
82%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
89% 89
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
11% 11
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
Canada
0% 0
20 Average age of full-time students
91% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
65% 65
80% 80

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 25,913
Alumni Donations
$878 Average Gift Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Michael Thomas

    Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

  • Amy McPhersen

    President & Managing Director, Europe; Marriott International

  • Enrico Gaglioti

    Partner, Goldman Sachs and Company