March 7th, 2016 by schoolbound
One of the most flexible degrees that you can earn is a business degree – what you learn can be applied to an actual business/finance career, becoming a manager in almost any field, or opening your own business. According to a report published by the Department of Labor, by the time a student earns a bachelor’s in business they likely have an understanding of “business operations, have quantitative and reasoning skills, and are prepared for many entry-level business positions.” Also, most degree programs allow you to specialize in areas like marketing, accounting or even information systems.
This chart from the National Association of Colleges and Employers shows the most common business specializations and their starting salaries.
Starting salary by academic major, business majors
|Major||Average 2014 Salary|
|Management information systems/business||$62,100|
|Business systems networking/telecommunications||$54,800|
|Marketing/marketing management (including market research)||$54,100|
A few potential careers within these majors include: