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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

2023 Senior Class Outcomes

This report highlights the post-graduation pursuits for 89% of the CoB Spring Class of 2023 bachelor's degree recipients.

  • 51% declared a concentration
  • 36% declared a minor
  • 4% declared a second major
  • 81% gained program-related work experience during their time at JMU 
  • 58% received a job offer from an internship
  • 46% participated in at least one CoB student organization
  • 43% held a leadership position in those organizations
  • 18% studied abroad prior to graduation
  • 10% participated in at least one service-learning project
Compensation Components
  • 41% salary only
  • 29% base salary + bonus
  • 17% base salary + commission
  • 13% other

$5,821 = average signing bonus

Compensation by Major
College of Business
Avg. Total Compensation
Accounting B.B.A. $72,062
Business Management B.B.A. $62,922
Computer Inf. Systems B.B.A. $84,452
Economics B.A., B.B.A., B.S. $76,646
Finance B.B.A. $77,164
International Business B.B.A. $72,208
Marketing B.B.A. $77,427
Quantitative Finance B.S.* $87,811
Average across all majors $75,969

 *Based on departmental survey conducted 2/23

Career Outcomes at time of Graduation
  • 61% received employment offer or were continuing education plans
  • 36% were seeking employment
  • 3% other
Top Employers
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • KPMG
  • Accenture
  • ALKU
  • RSM
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • CGI Federal

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