Jobs and Salary Info for a Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor's degree programs in business typically cover fundamental principles and practices. Find out about the requirements of these programs, and learn about career options, job growth and salary info for business graduates.

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Essential Information

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program can prepare students to work in numerous businesses or organizations. These programs give students a solid background in all aspects of business and often allow them to specialize in an area such as management, finance, accounting or human resources management. A BBA program also prepares graduates for further education at the master's and doctoral levels.

CareerFinancial AnalystHuman Resources ManagerAccountant
Education RequirementsBBA in finance, accounting or other relevant field BBA in human resources management BBA in accounting
Projected Job Growth (2012-22)*16%13%13% for accountants and auditors
Median Salary (2013)*$78,380$100,800$65,080 for accountants and auditors

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Career Options

People with a business administration undergraduate degree are prepared to hold entry-level positions in both the public and private sectors. Depending on the major, an individual might work as a financial analyst, human resources manager or accountant. Careers associated with a BBA don't require certification, although some positions have options to earn these designations, including financial analyst and accounting. PayScale.com reports that in 2014, individuals holding a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration had a salary range from about $30,000 to around $129,000.

Financial Analyst

Financial analysts help individuals and businesses with their investment decisions. They can specialize in fields including portfolio management, risk analysis and fund management. Some focus on a specific country or particular industry. They need at least a bachelor's degree with a focus on finance, accounting, statistics or a related field. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecast that employment for financial analysts would increase by 16% from 2012-22 (www.bls.gov). The bureau also noted that the median salary for financial analysts was $78,380 in 2013.

Human Resources Manager

Human resources managers supervise a company's personnel operations, overseeing hiring, dismissals and benefits, among other duties. They work with other company leaders to organize strategies for the best utilization of the workforce, and they must be well-versed in employment law. Most hold a degree with a focus in human resources management. The BLS predicted employment of human resources managers would increase by 13% from 2012-22. The median salary for this job was $100,800 in 2013, according to the BLS.

Accountant

Accountants are in charge of a firm or individual's financial records, including the payment of taxes. There are several types of accountants, include certified public accountants, who have completed additional training beyond a bachelor's degree and passed a comprehensive examination. According to the BLS, employment of accountants and auditors was expected to grow by 13% from 2012-22. The BLS said the median salary for accountants and auditors was $65,080 in May 2013.

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