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Business Administration Schools

There are 2,945 accredited business administration schools in the country. As a professor or instructor of business administration classes at one of these schools, you play a necessary role in shaping the future of this growing field. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in business administration, which encompasses business administration training at the following levels:

  • Business Administration Certificate
  • Associates degree in Business Administration
  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration
  • Masters degree in Business Administration
  • PhD degree in Business Administration


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Business administration professionals

2,092,650 2,123,070 2,181,340 2,168,500 2,169,210
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In 2010, 2,169,210 business administration professionals were working in the US. Over the course of the past 4 years, this number has grown by 4%.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010, which was 1%. By 2018 this trend is expected to slow down.

National Salary percentiles for Business administration professionals

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Business administration professionals in the US earned a median salary of $82,213 per year in 2010. The median yearly salary for business administration professionals in the US was 39% more than that for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Business Administration

$73,170 $76,697 $79,413 $80,613 $82,213
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Business administration professionals' salaries have seen a 12% growth from the year 2006 to the year 2010.

Educational Trends

National Business Administration Student enrollment growth by degree

45,075 49,165 54,103 59,997 49,120
135,195 141,129 143,480 148,604 142,891
858 922 994 1,286 1,339
89,803 94,483 101,758 112,084 107,668
11,367 11,669 12,341 13,571 12,184
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Business Administration
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Business Administration
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Business Administration
  • Grey: Certificate in Business Administration

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for business administration professionals. However, the story on the educational front is quite different. In 2006, 282,298 students graduated from business administration degree programs in the US. In 2010, 313,202 students graduated from business administration schools.

This represents a 11% change in 4 years. This growth in the number of students graduating from business administration courses is less than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

Business Administration Programs offered Nationwide


The number of schools offering business administration programs has decreased. In the year 2006, there were 32 business administration schools in the US. And in the year 2010, there were 2945 schools.

Business Administration Faculty Salaries

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