Wondering where the highest-paid business majors graduate from? The 2015-2016 PayScale College Salary Report has salary data for business majors from 592 colleges and universities. Business can be a lucrative field of study, but it also has one of the biggest ranges in salary potential of any major. It's important that you choose a school with a proven track record of preparing students for successful careers.
Schools with High-Earning Business Major Graduates
The best college for mid-career salary for business major grads is the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley ($140,000). UC Berkeley is considered a Public Ivy and Haas is one of the only undergraduate business schools in the country. Haas also earns first place for early career salaries for business majors ($72,800).
Other top colleges for business majors include: Georgetown University in Washington D.C., Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Notre Dame, Babson College, the University of Notre Dame, and University of Pennsylvania.
Best Undergraduate Schools for Business Majors by Early Career Salary
After Haas, the business majors earning the most in the first five years of their career come from UPenn ($69,400), Santa Clara University ($64,700) and Clarkson University ($64,400). Babson College, recently ranked the number one college overall in Money Magazine's college rankings, comes in fifteenth with a median early career salary of $61,500.
It should be noted that this ranking does not include salary data from alumni who went on to earn advanced degrees, including MBAs. Many business majors do go on to earn additional degrees, and that often increases earnings even more, especially when the student attends a prestigious business school.