Why Study Business?

 

Why Study Business?

Did you know that America’s most popular college major is business? Did you know that a quarter of a million U. S. students receive undergraduate majors in business each year? Why is this? Well, with the exception of a few professional areas, such as law, education, engineering, and health care, most careers are in the business field. When seeking employment, having a business major offers the graduate a distinct advantage. A recent survey conducted by the corporate consulting firm, Challenger, Gray, and Christmas, in which they polled 100 leading human resource professionals to discover which majors resulted in the most frequent hires, found that out of dozens of majors, the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration was 2nda major in finance was 4th a really tough economy.
 
When seeking employment, having a business major not only is one of the most frequently hired, it offers the graduate a distinct advantage in the job market. Starting a career without a business major can significantly affect not only job opportunities available but also the growth of the graduate’s career path. Getting a business major is highly recommended because it not only provides entry to many positions, but it provides a head start. Instead of starting at the bottom of the career ladder, business graduates frequently start a step or two higher, with a larger starting income, depending on their abilities and communication skills.
 
To get an idea of the impact of a business major on a graduate’s beginning salary, notice the average national starting salary for the majors/careers in the NACE starting salary chart below.

Major Average 2014 Salary
Management information systems/business $62,100
Business administration/management $55,600
Finance $55,400
Business systems networking/telecommunications $54,800
Marketing/marketing management (including market research) $54,100
Economics $53,000
Accounting $53,000
Source: April 2014 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers

Majoring in Business at Bryan College is a challenging and rewarding experience, because it prepares you to compete effectively in today’s fast-paced world. Modern society demands broadly educated business leaders who are able to work effectively in firms, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations. These leaders, holding over three million jobs in the U. S., are entrusted with managing the financial, material, and human resources of their organizations to produce the maximum benefits for their investors, employees, and society as a whole. 
 
A Bryan College Business major offers many advantages. For example, our Bachelor of Science major in Business Administration is a balanced, broad-based, flexible major. Approximately half of all the classes taken while at Bryan will be outside of the department of Business Administration. This provides the breadth and experience in other areas that business demands. Within the major, the student is exposed to courses across the business domain: accounting, business law, computer information systems, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, quantitative analysis, and other areas covered in the major. 
 
Finally, if graduate school is anticipated, a business major from Bryan College may help students achieve their goal. Many Bryan business graduates go on to pursue advanced degrees in business, law, ministry, and a variety of other fields. Whatever the graduate’s ambitions, an undergraduate business major from Bryan is a great launching pad.