Find a Meaningful Career
Your BS in Business Administration degree from Walden can open the door to a lifetime of career and earnings growth. It can also enhance your ability to find a meaningful career in which you can truly make a difference.
For 13 of the 30 fastest-growing occupations for 2012–2022, a bachelor’s degree or higher is required.*
Learn more about the career outlook for graduates with a BS in Business Administration
Increase Your Earnings Potential
With your Walden business administration degree in hand, you can expect to dramatically raise your earnings potential over the course of your career. The earnings gap between those who have four-year college degrees and those who do not has widened throughout the last four decades.
- According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, adults with bachelor’s degrees earned an average of $57,616 in 2013, while those with high school diplomas earned $33,852.†
- According to a study conducted by Georgetown University, a bachelor's degree holder can expect to earn 84% more over their lifetime than someone with only a high school diploma.‡
To remain competitive in the job market of the future, a bachelor’s degree is critical as more and more individuals pursue higher education.
- In the most recent decade, total undergraduate enrollment in degree-granting postsecondary institutions increased from 13.2 million students in fall 2000 to 17.6 million in fall 2009.§
- Between 2011 and 2021, undergraduate enrollment is expected to increase by 16% to 20.3 million students.§
Reach Your Potential
With a BS in Business Administration from Walden, you’re giving yourself the greatest possible chance for success. Take this first step in your career path and prepare yourself for additional study that can lead to a master’s and then a doctoral degree.
develop skills for success in:
- Critical thinking
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Employment Projections 2012–2022,” on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/ecopro.pdf (viewed online April 24, 2014). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
†Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Earnings and unemployment rates by educational attainment,” on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm (viewed online April 24, 2014).
‡Georgetown University, The College Payoff,” on the Internet at https://www2.ed.gov/policy/highered/reg/hearulemaking/2011/collegepayoff.pdf (viewed online April 24, 2014).
§U.S. Department of Education, “The Condition of Education 2013,” on the Internet at http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2013/2013037.pdf (viewed April 24, 2014).