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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.

†Most 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.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

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

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree."
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

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%

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 Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.