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Business Schools

There are 3,588 accredited business schools in the country. As a professor or instructor of business classes at one of these schools, you play a crucial role in shaping the future of this growing field. Below are charts, statistics and analysis of the trends in business academia which includes business training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Business professionals

4,574,900 4,642,140 4,767,290 4,717,920 4,698,490
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In 2010, 4,698,490 business professionals were working in the US. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of business professionals has grown by 3%.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010, which was 1%.

National Salary percentiles for Business professionals

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

In 2010, the median salary earned by business professionals around the nation, was $88,013 per year. The median yearly salary for business professionals in the US was 42% more than that for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Business

$60,331 $62,941 $82,868 $84,772 $88,013
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

There has been a 46% growth in business professionals' salaries from 2006 to 2010.

Educational Trends

National Business Student enrollment growth by degree

84,460 88,251 96,025 105,088 87,749
283,087 293,542 295,992 307,366 324,090
1,371 1,643 1,738 1,966 2,003
137,236 142,423 150,075 164,055 156,312
36,003 35,285 36,263 39,730 35,678
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Business
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Business
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Business
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Business
  • Grey: Certificate in Business

We are seeing a rapid change in the career outlook for business professionals. However, the story on the educational front is quite different. In 2006, 542,157 students graduated from business degree programs in the US. In 2010, 605,832 students graduated from business schools.

Thus, in 4 years, there was a 12% growth in the number of business graduates. This growth in the number of students graduating from business courses is less than the change nationally for students graduating from institutions for higher education in general, which has been a 12% growth from 2006 to 2010.

Business Programs offered Nationwide


The number of schools offering business programs has decreased. There were 3099 business schools across the country in 2006. And there were 3588 schools in 2010.

Business Faculty Salaries

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