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How much does the average business major make?

doctor123doctor123 Posts: 203Registered User Junior Member
edited October 2010 in Business Major
I've been thinking about what i want to do with my future, and business is something i see my self in. I was wondering how much a business major makes a year after 4 years of college.

Some other questions i have.

What is the big difference if u get your business major from a University or a state college? (For example i have to choose between a CSU or UC to get a bachelors from)

And what other jobs open up to a business major if they get their MBA?
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Replies to: How much does the average business major make?

  • plscatamacchiaplscatamacchia Posts: 586- Member
    $15,000/year.

    Seriously, can we please stop with all the "OMG HOW MUCH $$$ WILL I MAKE?" threads.

    You're in high school and worrying about a salary? Go be a normal kid...
  • doctor123doctor123 Posts: 203Registered User Junior Member
    Sorry but we kinda want a good life. And i hope that the 15,000 a year was a joke.
  • gotmilklolgotmilklol Posts: 277- Junior Member
    Usually straight out of college is usually around $50,000 or so among most business majors. IB is a whole different story.
  • darkdreamdarkdream Posts: 391Registered User Member
    You can make a lot of money with almost any major. It depends on how good you are. But the average is slightly over than 50k, but business encompasses a lot of types of jobs.
  • sp1212sp1212 Posts: 795Registered User Member
    Agree plstatamacchia. If this is a representation of how America's future is going to be (all about money and no quality), I would rather go to a different country and open up a damn pastry shop.
  • doctor123doctor123 Posts: 203Registered User Junior Member
    Sp, let's be honest here. Everyone going to college wants a job that can support their needs, a job that gives them enough to have the things in life that make them happy. We are putting years of our lives into education, and we would like it if we can get a job that might end up paying over 70k a year.

    If i wanted 15,000 a year, i could get more than that now working minimum wage at my Trader Joe's.

    Lets see $8.50 an hour working 8 hours a day 5 times a week.
    Thats 340 a week, which is 1360 a month, which is 16320 a year. Take out some taxes and you would have moreless the same value, as the 15,000 a year of a biz major. Plus add all of the college expenses so add on a good 80k to that atleast.

    And don't tell me that we haven't gone towards money since day 1. Here, lets take surgeons for example. They have to go through 11-15 years of school after highschool. Now lets take a surgen's assistant, they bearly go through a fourth of that, and they have the same job. So they both wanted to help other people, and the jobs are the same, but one wanted the money, and thats why he is the surgeon. He could have basically have had the same job with less pay and added 8-11 years of his life out of school but he wanted the money. Money is the drive for everything and the reason we are going to college.

    Now sp, you are just mad that you are an english major, and the only job you can find is writing for the local newspaper once a week.

    Tell me that money isn't the reason for what we are doing.
  • itsme932itsme932 Posts: 13Registered User New Member
    Doctor, I agree with you. I'm a junior in high school and pretty set on accounting and business management. I heard that College Confidential was a great place to visit to get some information about college and degrees and such...but, I'm finding that there are a lot of people here who have big egos and large attitudes.

    To answer your question, from what I've seen, you'll probably make a little over $50,000 your first year.
  • TheFatAnorexicTheFatAnorexic Posts: 263User Awaiting Email Confirmation Junior Member
    but, I'm finding that there are a lot of people here who have big egos and large attitudes.
    I wouldn't necessarily say that. There are people on here who give lots of great advice, but you don't realize how much this type of question is asked. Just do a cursory search of the business message board and I'm sure you will get tired of people asking the same question over and over again when it is easily accessible through the search function that is designed to be idiot proof. Same probably goes for "which major is better?" or "which college is best?"
  • itsme932itsme932 Posts: 13Registered User New Member
    You're right, there are a lot of questions asked over and over again. But, that still doesn't mean that some of these people have big egos and bad attitudes. I find a lot of what is posted on here ironic.

    Don't get me wrong, it's a good place to research different things, but you have to know what is true and what isn't, just like anywhere else.
  • Inmotion12Inmotion12 Posts: 1,042Registered User Senior Member
    That is ridiculous to think you're going to make over 50,000 dollars your first year. IF you land a job, you will likely be making 30-38K unless you are an ivy leaguer.
  • plscatamacchiaplscatamacchia Posts: 586- Member
    ^^Non ivy leaguer making >50k first year right here. K thanks.
  • JuggernautCos0JuggernautCos0 Posts: 163Registered User Junior Member
    Non ivy leaguer too, and I make more than 50k a year.
  • RMLRML Posts: 5,815Registered User Senior Member
    The top ones like Wharton, Haas, Sloan, Ross and Stern usually make more than 55k per year.
  • TheFatAnorexicTheFatAnorexic Posts: 263User Awaiting Email Confirmation Junior Member
    That is ridiculous to think you're going to make over 50,000 dollars your first year. IF you land a job, you will likely be making 30-38K unless you are an ivy leaguer.
    That was one of the dumbest remarks I have ever read.
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