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Business Degrees Are the Most Popular Online Degrees

A Business Administration degree is an extremely versatile tool for students and job candidates.

The skills that students learn in business administration cover a wide swath of practical knowledge that help them understand business objectives and management.

By learning operations management, marketing, finance, economics, and leadership, candidates can be qualified for a variety of entry-level business positions.

In recent years, more students are pursuing college through online programs. For a variety of reasons, such as flexibility, cost, work-life balance, and speed to degree completion, more students than ever are choosing online and hybrid learning for collegiate programs.

Intriguingly, business degree programs appear to be the most popular type of online degree programs at accredited colleges.

Data on Which Online Degrees Students Choose

A 2020 study by Wiley Educational Services found that business degrees were far and away the most popular type of online degree. Online business degrees were more popular than the next two leading category of study by a rate of almost 2 to 1.

More respondents said business was their field of study than any other field. 29% of undergraduate students and 26% of graduate students said business studies were their chosen field of study. Among undergraduate students, Arts & Humanities was 15%, Information Technology was 14%, Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) was 10%, and Healthcare was 10%.

The 2020 study also showed that how students are earning their credits is changing. Of surveyed students, 30% said they took classes entirely online, with another 18% stating they took hybrid classes (a mix of online and in-person classes).

Interestingly, 51% of the students surveyed said they had never previously enrolled in online only classes.

Why are Business Degrees in Demand?

One reason business degrees are popular is that the skillset students learn in business administration programs can translate to wide variety of jobs.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that business and financial jobs will increase at a rate of about 8% from 2020 to 2030[1]. The overall salary for business majors if higher than the median for all jobs, as well. Certain positions, such as business executives and management analysts are attractive as long-term career goals, and many candidates aim for such careers.

[1]Note: The data provided above are from a source unaffiliated with MTI College, are for informational purposes only and represent the employment field as a whole. They are not solely specific to MTI graduates and, by providing the above information, MTI makes no representation, direct or implied, or opinion regarding employability.

Learn Business Administration at MTI College

If you’re interested in a career in business leadership or administration, MTI College has an assortment of business admin degree programs for you to choose. Each of these are offered in our OnlinePlus format, a hybrid format where most of the coursework is completed online, with minimal in-person days required at our Sacramento campus.

Our flagship Business Administration program gives students all the tools they need to enter the job market with business management skills.

The Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting program offers the same business curriculum, with focused classes for candidates entering the field of accounting and finance.

Finally, our Business Administration with a Concentration in Medical Billing and Coding program is a business management program for students aiming for a career in healthcare.

Each of these degree programs are AA programs, accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

For more information, reach out to our Admissions department, or call us at (916) 339-1500.

Want to learn more about MTI’s programs?

Our admissions team will help you find the perfect program to meet your goals. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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