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Which is better: a degree in business administration or a degree in supply chain management?

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Which is better: a degree in business administration or a degree in supply chain management?

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According to Payscale.com, graduates with a bachelor's of science in business administration earned an average annual salary of $69,165, while graduates with a bachelor's of science in supply chain management earned an average annual salary of $63,240. By comparison, graduates with a master's of business administration (MBA) degree earned an average annual salary of $88,458, while graduates with an MBA degree with a supply chain management focus earned an average annual salary of $84,451.

To decide between the two degrees, students should review other interests and skills that could impact a choice. For instance, graduates with an undergraduate degree in business administration or with an MBA may be able to move between businesses across multiple industries while graduates with supply chain management would likely build expertise in one functional area related to business management. One way to help make a choice is to speak with professionals in the professions that hold these degrees to ask which one would benefit them as entry-level employees and with advanced management experience later in their career.

For more information about making a choice between business administration and supply chain management degrees, check out this article: MBA Vs. Master's in Supply Chain Management

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