Careers in Business Administration

A degree in business administration can lead to careers in a wide range of business sectors including retail, healthcare, insurance, technology, and education, working for government agencies, non-profits, and private business.  Since a business administration degree crosses all disciplines of business, it is also an excellent cornerstone for entrepreneurial ventures.  Important skills, such as clear communication, decision making and organization, are critical for a successful business career and higher salary.

Salaries for a recent graduate with a Business Administration degree range widely depending on the industry, position, and years of related previous experience. Opportunities can be found in finance and banking, manufacturing, product development, human resources, IT management and business analysis.  According to Payscale, a recent Business Administration graduate with 0-4 years of work experience can expect a salary between $44,500 and $49,489.

Career Outlook & Resources
National U of U Graduates
Utah Out-of-State
Bachelors: $49,200 $48,548 $65,667
Masters: N/A $69,989 $97,875
*Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers Who Hires U of U Graduates?

O*Net – career exploration
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Candid Career – informational videos
Mergers & Inquisitions –  Finance Blog
BloombergView – Finance Blog
JumpStart, INROADS, SEO, MLT – career sites for women and diverse candidates interested in finance or consulting

Business Administration Career Coaches

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