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Basic Certificates in Business Administration & Management

40,893 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This degree is more popular with female students, and about 49% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.2% of business administration graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Business Administration Majors

In 2020-2021, 40,893 basic certificates were awarded to business administration majors. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in business administration at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 174,534
Master’s Degree 122,843
Associate Degree 63,763
Basic Certificate 40,893
Graduate Certificate 5,948
Undergraduate Certificate 5,845
Doctor’s Degree 2,764

Earnings of Business Administration Majors With Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for business administration majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for business administration students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in business administration. About 58.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 16,980
Women 23,913

The racial-ethnic distribution of business administration basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,319
Black or African American 7,015
Hispanic or Latino 10,196
White 17,835
International Students 1,305
Other Races/Ethnicities 3,223

Business Administration Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 31,191
Operations Management 2,634
Office Administration 1,902
Supply Chain Management 1,188
Organizational Leadership 903

Below are some popular majors that are similar to business administration that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Accounting 13,126
Business Support & Assistance 11,065
Entrepreneurial Studies 4,576
Human Resource Management 3,373
Finance & Financial Management 3,329


*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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