Graduate Salary
4 years
Avg Length

Business Requirements

There a number of types of business degrees one can undertake, one of the most common of which is an undergraduate business degree. Often a business degree will cover subjects such as accounting, finance, management and, increasingly, entrepreneurship. This wide range of subjects reflects the multidisciplinary nature of business, and the importance of understanding all the key elements needed to make a business successful.

For those who wish to specialize further, some options are a Masters in Management, a Masters in Finance, and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

Business Careers

The career trajectory of people with a Business degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Business degrees have experience in is Entrepreneur, followed by Consultant, Business Analyst, Marketing Manager, Financial Analyst, Sales Manager, Retail Salesperson, Digital Marketing Specialist, Operations Manager, and Project Manager.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Entrepreneur 4.0% 0.9% 4.6×
Consultant 3.8% 0.8% 4.9×
Business Analyst 3.6% 0.6% 6.4×
Marketing Manager 3.6% 1.3% 2.8×
Financial Analyst 3.1% 0.3% 11.5×
Sales Manager 3.1% 1.1% 2.7×
Retail Salesperson 2.9% 3.5% 0.8×
Digital Marketing Specialist 2.6% 0.6% 4.6×
Operations Manager 2.6% 0.5% 4.8×
Project Manager 2.5% 1.2% 2.1×

Business Salary

Business graduates earn on average $40k, putting them in the 60th percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
25th (bottom earners) $30k
Median (average earners) $40k
75th (top earners) $55k

Business Employment

Business graduates are highly underemployed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

Employment Type Employment potential
Low-paying 86%
Part-Time 83%
Jobs that don't require college 23%

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