| ACADEMICS | Schools & Departments | Business Administration and Economics | Business Administration and Economics Career Pathways
In today’s competitive job market, an internship is a valuable experience that enables you to refine your interests, gain practical skills, and make important connections. At Worcester State University, our Business Administration and Economics Department works closely with campus resources—and with your well-connected professors’ own business networks—to develop long-term relationships with local organizations that offer student internships. Our vital partnership with Worcester’s Unum Group insurance company, for example, offers a range of corporate professional experiences that will give you a competitive edge. In fact, some of our graduates have been hired as full-time employees as a result of their internships. These real-world opportunities are why 83% of respondents to a survey of our 2015 graduates said that they either agree or strongly agree that their academic program prepared them for employment.
Whether you choose to enter graduate school or the workforce after graduation, you’ll have the knowledge and practical experience you need to succeed. In fact, 91% of our 2015 graduates who responded to the survey reported that they are employed, enrolled in graduate school, or both. Our graduates have gone on to advanced study in fields like management, finance, law, and public affairs, and careers in government agencies, companies of all sizes, nonprofit organizations, and education. A bachelor's degree in business or economics enables you to earn a median annual salary that ranges from $62,000 for marketing specialists, to $85,000 for business intelligence analysts, to $108,000 for purchasing managers, to $175,000 or higher for CEOs.
Optimism and grit—plus business smarts—earned Monica Bhakhri a coveted spot in Deutsche Bank’s dbAchieve sophomore internship program in the summer of 2016. She worked for the Structured Trade and Export Finance Team in its Global Transaction Banking Division. Her main assignment was creating a sustainable dashboard in Excel to forecast revenue for the New York team’s portfolio. She also helped conduct research on countries involved in potential deals. “You just got to keep pushing for it, and you’ll eventually get your dream,” she says.