Business Administration Career
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A Business Administration Degree Prepares You for Many Careers
A graduate of the Florida Institute of Technology with a degree in Business Administration is ideally suited for a variety of business administration careers. The business administration graduate possesses a solid background in the science of management, gains relevant skills in the various business disciplines and builds a portfolio of practical, hands-on experience.
With this educational foundation, our graduates are prepared to immediately commence business administration careers or, if so desired, pursue a graduate career in business, law, or related disciplines.
Graduates of Florida Tech's business administration program are prepared for a career in information systems, economics, finance and marketing. In fact, business administration careers are so varied that they exist with private businesses, not-for-profit organizations, governmental and regulatory agencies and sports organizations.
Whether serving as manager for a 501(c)(3) corporation, business analyst for an environmental services company or, with the acquisition of a law degree, in-house corporate counsel for example, business administration careers cover a broad spectrum of employment opportunities. Employment of administrative services managers is expected to grow 15 percent from 2010 to 2020.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), provides detailed information about hundreds of occupations, including, entry-level education, overall working environment and employment prospects. According to the Bureau, employment in business administration is expected to grow about as fast as the average of other occupations in the marketplace. Check the handbook on this and many similar career options.
Business Administration Careers
Business administration careers include the following:
- Agents and Business Manager
- Buyers and Purchasing Agent
- Budget Analyst
- Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialist
- Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialist
- Accountants and Auditors (with additional education)
- Business Operation Specialist
- Credit Counselor
- Financial Specialist
- Operations Research Analyst
An entry-level business administration career is reported by PayScale.com to be $41,400 with the opportunity to grow to $70,000. Payscale.com is an online salary information company that helps people obtain accurate real-time information on job market compensation.
Market Research Analyst is another among the many possible business administration careers. The BLS job outlook between now and 2020 sees job growth in the industry at 41%, much faster than the average for all occupations.
PayScale.com reports that an economist can expect entry-level salaries of $48,500 and growth potential to $94,900. Financial Managers can expect to make $47,700 - $85,400.
Graduate & Doctoral Programs
After graduation, Nathan M. Bisk College of Business students are prepared to successfully enter business administration careers or continue onto graduate studies, often pursuing an MBA, the M.S. in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, or even attending law school. Nathan M. Bisk College of Business students are eligible to enter Florida Tech's FastTrack MBA and Master of Science in Innovation & Entrepreneurship programs.