BS in Business (BSB) Career Info

Prospects for Job Growth and Job Security

The Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics show strong growth for managers with technical skills well into the next decade.  In particular, employment of computer and information systems managers is expected to grow 17 percent over the 2008-18 decade, which is faster than the average for all occupations.  Business Week often lists business analysts, risk managers and project managers as safer havens against the growing trend toward moving professional jobs offshore.    

More from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:  Due to the explosive growth of electronic commerce and the ability of the Internet to create new relationships with customers, the role of computer and information systems managers will continue to evolve in the future. They will continue to become more vital to their companies and the environments in which they work. The expansion of e-commerce will spur the need for computer and information systems managers with both business savvy and technical proficiency.

Placement statistics for graduates with a BS in Business are consistent with these projections. Our students earn starting salaries that are similar to engineers and computer scientists and demand for their skills is evident in the labor market.

Career Progression:  Get a Head Start on an MBA Degree

An undergraduate degree from a business program gives students a head start on an MBA or a master's degree in management because they are not required to take the pre-qualifier courses required in most master's degree programs in business.

Typical Jobs for Undergraduate Business Majors

BSB graduates should expect early career positions that capitalize on both their business skills and their technical skills. Students specializing in Management Information Systems (MIS) work as MIS project managers, junior systems analysts, database administrators, and technical support personnel. Students specializing in marketing work in various fields such as digital marketing, technical and pharmaceutical sales, marketing research and marketing communications. Many finance graduates find positions as junior business analysts and financial advisors in the banking and finance industry. Students specializing in accounting learn to understand “the language of business,” and this can lead to many business related professions. A career in accounting can be very financially rewarding, with the top 10 percent earning an average of $111,510 per year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Additionally, for those just starting out in accounting, the sector is expected to grow at a pace of 13% and reach over 1.4 million jobs in 2022.  In addition to starting their own companies students specializing in Innovation and Entrepreneurship make great business consultants and are sought after in the fastest growing industries.