Skip to comments.Business majors' job prospects are looking bright
Posted on 07/16/2014 7:09:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
For business graduates, job placement appears to be on par with last year, if not slightly better, and salaries are holding firm.
At a recent open house for parents of incoming freshmen business students at Bentley University, Career Services Director Len Morrison had an encouraging message to share. Recent graduates have been landing jobs with ease, and companies have been flocking to campus, many making multiple hires, Morrison said.
I told them that I dont think there is a better time to be graduating as a business student, he said. The economy is back and looks like it is moving ahead full steam.
Career services officers at undergraduate business programs have yet to release their official placement reports, but all signs are indicating that 2014 is shaping up to be yet another solid hiring season for recent Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) graduates. Job placement appears to be on par with last year, if not slightly better, and salaries are holding firm, with a premium going towards those with strong quantitative skills, according to interviews with career services directors at some of the top 20 business schools. Hiring in finance and consulting, the mainstays of the job market for recent business graduates, remains strong, with many companies snatching up students for their leadership development programs.
At Emory Universitys Goizueta Business School, about 77% of students from the class of 2014 had secured a job when they graduated, a figure similar to last year, said Pamela Brown, senior director of the BBA Career Management Center at Goizueta.
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It’s always seemed like a generic field of study. Unless you pair it with IT or something.
One child of mine, a finance major just received a nice job offer.
Her focus is accounting.
I got a major in women’s studies and journalism. How’s the outlook for me?
RE: I got a major in womens studies and journalism. Hows the outlook for me?
Sandra Fluke can help you get a prime time speech at the next DNC. :)
Our economy is selling out our country.
There are people who will do well, but our economy is generally going in exactly the wrong direction.
Keep and bring back, American jobs. Stop selling out our nation.
(sorry, just another viewpoint)
I happen to think it’s closer to reality.
That is just me however.
I happen to distrust any story that I read that casts this economy as robust. I think, rather, it is a question of selling us on mediocre as the new norm. As with all things mediocre there are some bright spots here and there. The media focuses on those bright spots as if they tell the entire story of the economy. See, the economy is terrific as evidenced by the fact that business majors are not sucking wind as hard as other majors.
Look at the number, 77%, of grads at a well-known school (Emory) having a job at time of graduation.
In the 80s and early 2000’s, that number might have been 88-94 percent.
Consulting firms, mentioned in the article, are a tiny percentage of new BBA employers. The big employers are big companies like Target, Enterprise, and other employers of entry-level salaried employees. This article has some odd quirky statements that raise additional questions.
I believe that if you learn enough trades, the business major will do you real good.