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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online business administration degree often pursue entry-level roles or they want to advance their career in a business, non-profit, small business or government setting.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Bank
  • Corporation
  • Financial services firm
  • Government — local, state, federal
  • Health care organization
  • Human resource
  • Hospitality industry
  • Insurance agency
  • Manufacturing firm
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Retail organization
  • Self employment
  • Small business

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Account manager
  • Arbitrator
  • Benefits specialist
  • Business manager
  • Buyer
  • Circulation manager
  • Claims adjuster
  • Consumer credit/loan officer
  • Contract administrator
  • Credit manager
  • Customer service representative
  • Employee training specialist
  • Executive/administrative assistant
  • Facility manager
  • Financial planner
  • Fundraiser
  • Insurance agent
  • Inventory control specialist
  • IRS investigator
  • Junior financial analyst
  • Loan or Financial aid officer
  • Management trainee
  • Materials manager
  • Office manager
  • Operations manager
  • Plant supervisor
  • Portfolio administrator
  • Procedures specialist
  • Production planner
  • Production supervisor
  • Project coordinator
  • Property manager
  • Purchasing agent
  • Restaurant manager
  • Retail or Retail sales manager
  • Sales Manager or Representative
  • Stadium manager
  • Transportation director
  • Underwriter

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Some positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

BS in Business Degree Graduates

Data from graduates across all BS in Business programs have been combined for these career outcomes results.

Capella University BS in Business degree alumni report high satisfaction with the salary, benefits and responsibilities of their jobs. The most common industries in which bachelor's alumni are employed are IT, education, government, healthcare, and manufacturing.

Career growth potential 46% Promotional opportunities 44% Salary and benefits 57% Tasks and responsibilities 69%

Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.

Many of our BS in Business degree graduates report receiving a salary increase and gaining recognition from employers for their Capella degrees. Many also said they advanced in their careers or received a promotion.

Advanced in career or profession 28% Successfully changed careers 6% Obtained a teaching position in higher education 1% Assumed a leadership role 19% Received a promotion 24% Received a salary increase 35% Received favorable employer recognition of my degree 30% Received award 4% Presented at a conference, published article, book, manuscript 9% Conducted a research project 8% Served as a professional consultant 8%

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.