• Management Information Systems Projected as Top-Paid Class of 2016 Business Major

    CONTACT: Kevin Gray, 610.868.1421, ext. 139
    Andrea Koncz, 610.868.1421, ext. 121
    E-MAIL: kgray@naceweb.org
    DATE: March 10, 2016
    SUBJECT: Management Information Systems Projected as Top-Paid Class of 2016 Business Major

    BETHLEHEM, PA—Management information systems majors are expected to be the top-paid Class of 2016 business graduates at the bachelor’s degree level, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

    NACE’s Winter 2016 Salary Survey found that management information systems majors are projected to earn an average starting salary of $56,846. (See Figure 1.) This is up from last year, when projected salaries for management information systems majors reported in NACE’s Winter 2015 Salary Survey averaged $55,843.

    Also expected to surpass the $50,000 mark among this year’s graduates are logistics/supply chain, actuarial science, economics, finance, accounting, business administration/management, and sales majors.

    In all cases, except for sales, these projected salaries are up from those reported in the Winter 2015 Salary Survey.

    Figure 1: Projected salaries for Class of 2016 business majors, bachelor's degrees

    Academic Major Mean Median
    Management information systems $56,846 $60,000
    Logistics/supply chain $55,246 $55,000
    Actuarial science $54,833 $55,000
    Economics $53,673 $54,000
    Finance $53,499 $54,040
    Accounting $52,405 $54,000
    Business administration/management $51,831 $50,250
    Sales $50,122 $50,000
    Source: Winter 2016 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers

    About Salary Survey: The data contained in NACE's Winter 2016 Salary Survey were obtained by surveying NACE employer members from August 5, 2015, through November 6, 2015. A total of 274 surveys were returned—a 27.4 percent response rate. Of those responding, 14.2 percent of respondents were from the West, 23 percent were from the Northeast, 31 percent were from the Midwest, and 31.8 percent were from the Southeast. An executive summary of the Winter 2016 Salary Survey report is available at www.naceweb.org/salary-resources/salary-survey.aspx.

    About NACE: Since 1956, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has been the leading source of information about the employment of college graduates. For more information, visit www.naceweb.org. NACE maintains a virtual press room for the media at www.naceweb.org/press-releases.aspx.