You have a nice suit and a firm handshake. You can see yourself leading that board meeting one day. With a business degree, you can make an impact in any business or even start your own company. With such a versatile degree, you’ll be sure to learn the skills necessary to succeed in the corporate world.
Pursuing a business degree really is the cool thing to do. Nearly 20%* of all college students are studying business. The growth of the business major has been on a steady rise for the past 15 years*, making it one of the most popular and competitive majors out there.
But don’t worry, there are still plenty of jobs. The business field has one of the highest employment rates of all majors offered, with the top starting salaries ranging from $50-$60,000*. Business students are the second highest most sought after students, after engineering. Whether you want to live around the world or be a local entrepreneur, there’s a place for you and your new found skill set. The roads connecting from a business degree can take you anywhere.*NCES Survey, http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d13/tables/dt13_318.50.asp
Santa Clara University offers 13 Business degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 784 Business students graduated with students earning 458 Bachelor's degrees, 238 Master's degrees, and 88 Certificates.
Students with the good fortune to land a spot at the prestigious Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) need to come in ready to take on the world, literally. With a guiding philosophy of “How can you change the world if you don’t understand it?” global experiences are a key part of the MBA program. Whether you choose a four-week summer immersion, a study trip with classmates (destinations last year included Australia, Brazil, China, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Myanmar, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, and Spain), a hands-on social or environmental project, or classes at Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in China, you’re sure to gain perspectives that you and potential employers will find invaluable. No wonder the school boasts alums on every continent! GSB encourages students to tailor studies to fit their needs, including taking courses through the university’s other highly regarded schools. One in six MBA students chooses to pursue a dual or joint degree. Seasoned managers can enroll in the MSx Program to earn a Master of Science degree in management in only 12 months. All students have plenty of opportunities to enrich their studies and friendships through more than 70 GSB extracurricular organizations (everything from the Big Ideas Club to the Basketball Club) and through “The View from the Top,” a GSB-hosted speaker series that has featured major leaders ranging from Mitt Romney to Oprah Winfrey.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|San Jose State University San Jose, CA||42 : 1||36,085|
|Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA||15 : 1||8,669|
|De Anza College Cupertino, CA||75 : 1||18,669|
|Stanford University Stanford, CA||11 : 1||17,249|
|San Jose City College San Jose, CA||71 : 1||8,760|
|Mission College Santa Clara, CA||33 : 1||6,995|
|West Valley College Saratoga, CA||36 : 1||7,619|
|Evergreen Valley College San Jose, CA||86 : 1||9,774|
|Gavilan College Gilroy, CA||71 : 1||5,573|
|Foothill College Los Altos Hills, CA||89 : 1||15,123|
|CET-San Jose San Jose, CA||229|
|Cogswell College San Jose, CA||29 : 1||552|
|Sofia University Palo Alto, CA||79 : 1||1,349|