Nature of the Occupation
Graduates with a bachelor of business administration degree (BBA) are normally employed in the area of their major or specialization, which may be accounting, management information systems (MIS), finance, general business, management, marketing, supply chain management (distribution,) etc. Accountants generally prepare, analyze and verify financial information for owners or managers of the business. MIS managers facilitate networking and communication within the business, generate and modify existing computer programs and insure that the company uses modern computer equipment and systems needed to operate efficiently. Managers formulate, modify, and implement policies and procedures which direct the activities and operations of the company. Marketing personnel are involved in developing products and services to satisfy customers' needs and then making them available at the right places, at the right times and at competitive prices. Finance personnel examine the financial condition and resources of the company and the financial market to determine the most efficient methods of managing financial resources, investing profits, and maximizing the company’s profitability. Supply chain (distribution) personnel must have knowledge in procurement, distribution, operations management, and in numerous information technologies such as electronic business and enterprise resource planning.
Education and Training.
The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in business is specifically designed for students transferring to colleges and universities that offer bachelor’s degrees in business. Students planning to pursue four-year degrees in accounting, finance, international business, management, or marketing should follow this curriculum.
National Estimated Salary Data
The salary for this occupation varies depending upon the major chosen within the bachelor of business administration degree (BBA). In general, students with a major in accounting, management information systems, and finance command higher initial salaries than those with a major in management, marketing, or general business. Salaries also vary from city to city, with increases tied to work experience
Texas Employment Outlook
Reports from the U.S Department of Labor, Current Employment Statistics, show average annual employment in professional and business services for 2012 was 18,783,000, an improvement over the previous three years. Employment should grow as fast as the average for most fields through the year 2014, but many service industries will expand more than others. Employment should grow rapidly in computer services, management, consulting, public relations, and other business services. Little to no change in employment is expected in some manufacturing industries.