What Can I Do With A Degree in Business Administration?

Are you considering majoring in Business Administration, but aren't sure what careers it will prepare you for? This site is designed to explore some of the numerous opportunities open to you. The Business major will prepare students for a variety of careers including but not limited to:

  • Accountant
  • Administrative Executive
  • Banker
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • City Manager
  • Controller
  • Consultant
  • Department Store Manager
  • Director
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Retail Manager
  • School Administrator
  • For information on these careers and others, please consult the following links:


    What skills are used?

    Careers in business administration share similar characteristics where skills are concerned. Skills include the ability to communicate effectively and able to direct others.  Above average reading, writing and speaking skills.  Comfortable making decisions and taking responsibility.  Ability to work as a part of a team and the ability to be organized.  Computer skills are also very important.


    Where are the jobs?

    Business Administration careers are found in many different sectors including Education, Government, Private Business and Retail.


    How much will I earn?

    For salary information, please click on the links below:

    JobSmart Salary Survey
    WAGEWEB
    Occupational Outlook Handbook

    For additional salary information come into the Career Services to utilize the National Association of Colleges and Employers Salary Survey.  It is updated every three months and gives national average starting offers by major and occupation.


    Where can I learn more?

    The Career Services is located in Salazar 1070 and has extensive information for business related careers. Resources of interest include: Choices & Eureka (computerized career exploration programs), Career Library (over 500 books on careers), Internship and Job Postings, Community Involvement Program Listings (volunteer for credit and experience) and much, much more.