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What types of careers are available with a business degree?

Asked Lilburn, Georgia

4 answers

Komal Gupta’s Answer

Updated Austin, Texas

Hi Tara,

It would really depend on your area of interest. You can choose subjects that allow you to major in fields like marketing, supply chain, HR, Finance. Of course within these areas you can choose to specialize further and become a subject matter expert in a particular area.  As you go through school you should try to identify your interests and pick subject accordingly  so you can land a job in that field. Even if you get a generic business degree identifying your interests is crucial so you end up with a job that you like to do.

Tina’s Answer

Updated Boise, Idaho

Hello! When you have a business degree, most companies will have a niche where your skills and education will be beneficial. A business degree can lead to leadership, management, operations, human resources, or marketing. Any and all skills learned can and do translate to other areas. Find a job you are passionate about.

Runnu’s Answer



Depending on what sub field you are interested in, you can pretty much get into anything with a generic business degree. Finance, consulting, Marketing, HR, etc

Runnu recommends the following next steps:

  • Determine which sub-field interests you

Brian’s Answer


Business degrees are great because you can utilize the skill sets you acquire to go into any vertical. I personally have a BS in Business Administration, and am the Global Security Systems Program Manager for Airbnb. On a daily basis, I use skills I learned in college to help talk to/manage people, balance budgets, create workflows, and manage projects. These are basic skills you'll learn in college that you can apply to any job.

I agree with Brian's response. My degree is in Marketing and International Business and my jobs post graduation have been in sales, leadership, corporate training, quality assurance, and LMS (learning management system) administration. A degree in Business (or a more focused area within Business) will give you skills that are transferable into many roles! Because of this, the trick is to make yourself standout in additional ways because there are many people with a Business degree. Find what you are interested in and what makes you stand out from others in ways that relate to that career. Extracurriculars that are tied to your focus area, internships, etc are great ways to do that.