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  • MIS Projected as Class of 2019’s Top-Paid Business Majors

    February 20, 2019 | By NACE Staff


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    Management information systems (MIS) majors are projected to have the highest starting salary among Class of 2019 business grads earning bachelor’s degrees, according to NACE’s Winter 2019 Salary Survey. It’s important to note, however, that it is early in the Class of 2019 salary-reporting cycle and not all majors met the 20-salary threshold to be considered for the highest starting salary at this point.

    Among those business majors with 20 or more reported salaries, MIS majors have the highest average projected salary at $61,697. They are followed by economics, finance, accounting, and business administration/management majors. (See Figure 1.)

    The Winter 2019 Salary Survey contains annual salary projections for Class of 2019 college graduates. Data from the survey were obtained by surveying NACE employer members from August 1, 2018, through December 3, 2018. A total of 186 surveys were returned for a 20 percent response rate. The Winter 2019 Salary Survey report is available to members in MyNACE. An executive summary report is available at  

    Figure 1: Projected Top-Paid Class of 2019 Business Majors at the Bachelor’s-Degree Level*


    Average Projected
    Starting Salary

    Management information systems








    Business administration/management


    Source: Winter 2019 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers. Note: These results only include business majors with 20 or more reported salaries.
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