Could Choosing A Business Major Help You Earn A Higher Salary?

Monday, June 19, 2017

The demand for accountants, managers, economists, sales representatives (you name it) is usually pretty in demand after graduation… and sometimes attached to those jobs and career fields are some pretty nice paychecks.

Think about it -- the top five business majors have the highest median annual salary range compared to all other fields. Accounting, finance and economics majors all tie for third place. Topping the list, according to, is investment banking analysts.

More than 40 percent of the companies that hired the most graduates in 2016 were consulting companies (Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Accenture and PwC). If balance sheets and financial statements aren’t really your thing, supply chain management might be an interesting path to choose. With a top average starting salary, management of company’s equipment, hardware and other logistical aspects may make this major even more appealing. 

At the University of San Diego, we provide you a world class education and an opportunity to network with all of the major companies in your field. Whether as an undergraduate business major or as an MBA or graduate business student, networking gives you the ability to learn about future jobs and internships.

And studies show the earlier you start the search for jobs before graduation, the faster you’ll get a job-AND the higher the starting salary.

Say hello to your new paycheck!


Catherine Northcutt
(619) 260-4860