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Career Outlook: Business Administration Jobs

A business administration bachelor's degree is a valued credential that opens the doors to a large selection of business careers. Combining a foundation in liberal arts with a business curriculum that covers accounting, business law, economics, ethics, information systems, finance management, marketing and strategy, NLU’s B.A. in Business Administration (with concentrations available in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, and Urban and Policy Studies) provides a well-rounded business education that gives students a competitive edge upon graduation.

Entry-Level Careers in Business Administration

For those looking to enter the business world, a bachelor's degree in business administration provides the foundational skills and knowledge needed to begin a promising career. A B.A. in Business Administration prepares students for a variety of entry-level business administration careers, including:1 

  • Financial/budget analyst
  • Human resources assistant
  • Public relations assistant
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Customer service manager

Advanced Careers in Business Administration

A business administration bachelor's degree can help professionals already working in the field to advance their careers. Two popular career options for experienced business administration professionals include business consulting and project management.

Business consultants, also called management analysts, help businesses grow and thrive by identifying weaknesses and developing solutions. This might include analyzing competitors, reviewing financial statements, assessing business practices and procedures, and preparing recommendations to help the business owner accomplish his or her goals. Many business consultants specialize in one area, such as human resources, management, marketing or accounting.2

Project managers are in demand at virtually all types of businesses. A project manager's job is to plan and coordinate all aspects of a specific project, from idea to implementation. Some specific duties project managers may be responsible for include creating a project timeline and ensuring deadlines are met, planning and enforcing the project's budget, defining project goals and generally making sure the project stays on track. Successful project managers are highly organized, well-versed in fundamental business principles and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.3

Other Careers in Business Administration

A degree in business administration provides a sound foundation that prepares you for a variety of careers in the field of business. Below are some of the most common jobs for business administration graduates:

  • Accounting/Budget Analyst
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Insurance Sales
  • Independent Business Owner
  • Business Analyst
  • Operations Manager
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Marketing Coordinator

Whether you're looking to enter the business world or advance your current career, NLU’s business administration bachelor's degree will prepare you with the real-world skills that employers seek.

Source References [+]

1. "What are typical entry level business jobs?"

2. "Business Consultant: Job Description and Career Requirements."

3. "Career Overview: Project Management." 3 Dec. 2012.


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