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Our experiential learning opportunities help you become a well-rounded business leader.

Professional Development and Engagement

You’ll have many opportunities to apply the concepts you’re learning in the classroom to real-world scenarios. Our Office of Professional Development and Engagement offers a wide range of activities that promote interdisciplinary learning, career exploration, leadership, cultural awareness, professional etiquette and networking skills. You’ll build your business acumen through collaboration with employers, alumni and community partners outside of the traditional academic setting.

Internships and Externships

Get a taste of what it’s like working in your dream job with our internships and externships. Whether you spend just a day or a full semester with a potential employer, you’ll gain practical experience while broadening your understanding of your chosen field. That insight will be vital in helping you make career decisions. You’ll gain confidence, possibly academic credit and a new perspective.

Phil Bennett (92)

“JMU graduates have been a critical component of our long-term talent strategy for many, many years and provide our firm with a deep pool of professionals, mentors, instructors, and leaders at every level.”

-Phil Bennett ('92), National Partner in Charge,
Risk Management Technology,
Data, and Operations, KPMG LLP

2022 Senior Class Outcomes

This report highlights the post-graduation pursuits for 65% of the CoB Spring Class of 2022 bachelor's degree recipients.

  • 45% declared a concentration
  • 37% declared a minor
  • 8% declared a second major
  • 63% completed at least one internship
  • 55% received a job offer from the internship
  • 47% participated in at least one CoB student organization
  • 41% held a leadership position in those organizations
  • 25% participated in at least one service-learning project
  • 8% studied abroad prior to graduation
Compensation Components
  • 48% Salary only
  • 32% Base salary + bonus
  • 11% Base salary + commission
  • 9% Other

$5,700 = Average signing bonus

Compensation by Major
College of Business
Avg. Starting
Accounting B.B.A. $62,827
Business Management B.B.A. $59,903
Computer Inf. Systems B.B.A. $75,138
Economics B.A., B.B.A., B.S. $67,196
Finance B.B.A. $70,428
International Business B.B.A. $64,236
Marketing B.B.A. $55,938
Quantitative Finance B.S.** $81,540
Average across all majors $67,151
Graduate Level
M.S. in Accounting $62,403

  *Base salary only
**Based on departmental survey conducted 3/4/22

Career Outcomes
  • 59% had full-time offers at graduation
  • 40% participated in 5 or more interviews
  • 29% were seeking employment
  • 9% were continuing education
  • 3% other
Employers Hiring*
  • 9% KPMG
  • 6% Deloitte
  • 4% Accenture
  • 4% RSM
  • 3% CGI Federal
  • 2% ADP
  • 2% CoStar Group
  • 2% Ernst & Young
  • 2% Freddie Mac
  • 2% PWC

*Employers hiring the most Spring 2022 CoB grads

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