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A Business Degree is the Most Popular Online Degree

If online degrees had a popularity contest, there would be one clear winner.

A new survey found that business degrees (primarily business administration degrees or management degrees) are the most popular.

That goes for both undergraduate and graduate level degrees.

The study was conducted by The Learning House, Inc. and Aslanian Market Research* and says that the average online student will study business.

In fact, some 34% of students will study business—that’s twice the number of the next most popular area of study, the health professions.

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Popularity is an interesting indicator, but another, perhaps more important, one might be: “What are the job prospects?”

Pretty good for business or management graduates, if government projections are correct.

The United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that top executive jobs for business administration majors will grow 5% over the next several years. Management analyst positions will fare even better, with a staggering 22% increase during the same time period.

Of course, the best advice is always to study what you love and to choose a career that suits your personality.

Wondering if a business administration degree is right for you? Find out here.

If you're thinking of earning a business degree (or any degree) online, we'd love to hear from you. Give us a shout in the comments below!

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