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1,103 Master's Degrees Annually
27 Doctor's Degrees Annually
#105 in Popularity (Master's)

Types of Degrees Other Business & Marketing Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many Other business, management and marketing graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,103
Graduate Certificate 110
Doctor’s Degree 27

Who Is Getting a Master’s Degree in Other Business & Marketing?

1,103 Master's Degrees Annually
41% Percent Women
25% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major tends to be male dominated. About 59% of recent graduates are men.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other business majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Other Business Students with Master's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 48
Black or African American 117
Hispanic or Latino 95
White 518
International Students 170
Other Races/Ethnicities 155

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Other Business, too. About 15.4% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • China
  • South Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Canada
  • India

Master’s Degree Starting Salary

Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that Other business, management and marketing students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a master’s degree made a median starting salary of $68,050 per year. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $52,475 (25th percentile) and $75,175 (75th percentile).


It is possible that some of these people may have taken positions that were not related to other business.

Online Other Business & Marketing Programs

In 2018-2019, 228 schools offered a other business program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 30 4
Certificate (1-2 years) 16 5
Certificate (2-4 Years) 3 0
Associate’s Degree 36 11
Bachelor’s Degree 23 8
Post-Baccalaureate 30 4
Master’s Degree 61 23
Post-Master’s 7 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 6 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1 1
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other business.

Major Number of Grads
Business Administration & Management 135,757
Accounting 21,904
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 14,136
Human Resource Management 10,770
General Business/Commerce 10,236
Finance & Financial Management 6,277
Marketing 3,308
Management Information Systems 3,158
International Business 2,417
Entrepreneurial Studies 1,778
Taxation 1,611
Real Estate 1,186
Hospitality Management 1,072
General Sales & Marketing 637
Construction Management 507
Business/Managerial Economics 267
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 221
Insurance 173
Business/Corporate Communications 80
Telecommunications Management 38
Business Support & Assistant Services 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities 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 racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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