• The Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees That Are Most in Demand

    Spotlight for Career Services Professionals
    Spotlight for Recruiting Professionals
    January 21, 2015

    Finance, accounting, and computer science are the individual majors most in demand at the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2015 report.

    More than 53 percent of employers that are hiring bachelor’s degree graduates intend to hire finance (57.4 percent), accounting (56.1 percent), and computer science (53.8 percent) majors. (See Figure 1.)

    Meanwhile, at the master’s degree level, finance (24.2 percent) tops this list of most-in-demand majors, followed closely by computer science (23.8 percent) and accounting (22.0 percent). (See Figure 2.)

    Data for the Job Outlook 2015 survey were collected from August 11, 2014, through October 7, 2014. A total of 260 surveys were returned—a 25 percent response rate. The Job Outlook 2015 report is available at www.naceweb.org/surveys/job-outlook.aspx or through the MyNACE area at www.naceweb.org/job-outlook/index.aspx.