The In-Demand Field of Business Administration

The In-Demand Field of Business Administration

Business makes the world go round. It supplies not just the products and services that we use in our day-to-day lives, but also countless job opportunities that people depend on — the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 750,800 new jobs will be added in business and financial occupations by the year 2030. As a result, the demand to fill these open positions will drive employers to seek quality applicants that they can hire with confidence. And with your degree in business administration, you will be one of these applicants.

Simply put, business administration teaches students how to run a business. Involving various roles, professional settings, and growth opportunities, its graduates are highly sought after by organizations who rely on professionals that have the knowledge and skills to keep things running smoothly. And as these businesses continue to grow, they will continue to need specialized personnel committed to helping them manage every level of their company, meaning this field will remain in demand for decades to come.

What are the benefits of a business administration degree?

It’s no secret that undertaking a business program is an investment of time, energy, and finances — which is why you want it to be worthwhile. Fortunately, a degree in business administration has always been, and remains, an effective first step in launching a lucrative and stable career, providing the soft and hard skills needed to hold any number of business management positions. Aside from the knowledge and experience you’ll gain throughout the program, the median annual wage is $76,570 for business management roles — with MBA graduates seeing average salaries near $142,000. Graduates are regularly recognized for entering a varied job market, easily transitioning to new industries, and being selected for high-paying promotions.

What are the degree levels and corresponding careers?

At the University of Cincinnati Online, we offer six fully-online business administration degrees to help you achieve your professional goals, no matter if you dream of working at a Fortune 500 company or starting a business of your own.

  • The Associate of Arts in Pre-Business Administration is designed to help you transition seamlessly into UC Online’s Bachelor of Business Administration program by providing a baseline understanding of the skills essential for success in a professional business setting. Graduates are qualified for entry-level positions in business firms and nonprofit organizations that include store managers, sales supervisors, and relationship bankers.
  • The Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance is designed for individuals who have completed the pre-business administration program or already have college credit and provides you with a core of fundamental skills and modes of analysis that are critical to all careers in finance. Graduates are qualified for positions in financial institutions, markets, investments, and corporate finance that include credit analysts, stockbrokers, and branch managers.
  • The Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing is designed for individuals who have completed the pre-business administration program or already have college credit and teaches you how to help organizations provide products and services in the right assortment, with the right message, at the right place, at the right price and time. Graduates are qualified for positions in sales and retail management, market research, brand management, public relations, advertising, product development, and more.
  • The Master of Business Administration is designed to prepare you with the skills necessary to tackle today’s business challenges through a unique and comprehensive curriculum that blends academic, research-intensive learning with real-world experiences. Graduates are qualified for top-level positions in business economics, entrepreneurship, industrial management, international business, and much more.
  • The Master of Science in Marketing is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in current marketing practices and theories through both lectures and real-world field-study experiences for practical, hands-on knowledge. Graduates are qualified for positions in marketing roles from middle management to C-suites with current graduates working at Procter and Gamble, Kroger, US Bank, McDonald’s, Pepsico, Louis Vuitton, and many more.
  • The Master of Science in Finance couples a broad core curriculum with five specialization areas — Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) licensure, corporate finance, investments, real estate, and risk management — allowing students to tailor their education to their career goals. Graduates are qualified for positions in corporate finance, investment banking, wealth management, risk management, portfolio management, lending, financial planning, private equity, real estate, and many others.

“The [MBA] program initially sparked my interest, but it wasn’t until learning about their national and state rankings that I knew this school was the right fit for me. Fortune ranked the program #7 in the country and U.S. News & World Report named it the best program in Ohio. Those rankings definitely solidified my interest! Completing my MBA online through UC has allowed me to…thrive within an impressive business professional community,”

—Trey Q. 

Join the In-Demand Field of Business Administration

The world of business is fast-paced and competitive. No matter if you see yourself in a start-up, large corporation, or nonprofit, you’ll need specialized skills and knowledge under your belt to stand out to future employers.

That’s where we come in. When you earn your business administration degree from UC Online you join a vast network of alumni in exceptional careers across the globe. Whether you’re just starting your academic journey, are moving forward to specialize in finance or marketing, or are expanding your capabilities with a master’s, we’ll prepare you to address today’s biggest business challenges and lead with confidence.

So — are you ready to learn more? Explore our online programs to discover how you can achieve your goals with a business administration degree from the University of Cincinnati Online; or take the first step in advancing your career by beginning your application today.

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