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).
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 Financial Analyst, followed by Marketing Manager, Accountant, Account Manager, Sales Manager, Digital Marketing Specialist, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Investment Banker, and Human Resources Manager.
|Career||% of graduates||% of population||Multiple|
|Digital Marketing Specialist||2.5%||0.6%||4.4×|
|Human Resources Manager||2.1%||0.5%||4.0×|
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 graduates are not very well employed 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||Proportion of graduates|
|Jobs that don't require college||77%|