What Can I Do With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration?
Published on September 27, 2017 by Broadview University
Whether you’re looking to enter the corporate world, work for a nonprofit or government agency, or wish to start your own company, a bachelor’s degree in business administration is an ideal first step.
A bachelor of business administration degree prepares future professionals for a variety of roles and settings. General in focus, business admin programs typically cover everything from accounting and economics to marketing, communications, and human resources. This opens you up to many choices upon graduation.
Career Options in Business Administration
No matter what the industry or size of company, there’s a need for business professionals to keep things running smoothly…and to make sure bills, vendors, and employees are paid.
Here is a look at a few key areas students working toward a bachelor’s degree in business administration will be able to look for jobs:
- Human resources
- Marketing offices and ad agencies
- Accounting and bookkeeping departments
- Sales teams
- Government agencies
- Retail and ecommerce stores
- Information technology
- Warehouses and distribution centers
Career & Salary Outlook for Business Administration-Related Jobs
Since there’s a wide range of positions available to business administration majors, a typical overall outlook or salary would be just as varied. But we looked to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2014-2024 data for a sampling of some in-demand career areas that may require a bachelor’s degree in business administration or similar discipline:
- Human resources specialists jobs are projected to grow by 17 percent, with a median annual salary of $58,940.
- Office supervisor jobs are projected to grow by 21 percent, with a median annual salary of $57,630.
- Advertising, promotions, and marketing manager positions are projected to grow by 9 percent, with a median annual salary of $127,560 year
- Loan officer positions are projected to grow by 8 percent, with a median annual salary of $63,650.
- Hospitality manager jobs are projected to grow by 8 percent, with a median annual salary of $51,840.
- Financial clerks are projected to grow by 6 percent, with a median annual salary of $38,080.
Remember: One of the biggest benefits of a bachelor’s degree in business administration is that you’ll leave with a diverse skill set that will appeal to hiring managers in a variety of fields. And, if you’re returning to school after years in the workforce, your professional expertise will also complement your education well, and leave you well-suited for mid-level career positions that require both experience and a degree.
Job opportunities are plentiful for people with a business background. If you’re interested in taking the next steps toward a career in this varied and bustling field, look into the online business administration bachelor’s degree program at BVU.