BSBA Career Prospects

Your time at Olin is one of discovery and growth. As you prepare for a career with meaning and impact, rest assured you have the support you need to land the job of your dreams.

From the moment you arrive at WashU Olin, your career journey begins. And your partner on that journey is WashU’s Center for Career Engagement.

The Center for Career Engagement provides coaching, skills training, career planning and access to a global community of business leaders, recruiters, influencer networks and WashU alumni.

Career Search

We help you break down your career search process into small, manageable tasks.

Coaching Teams

Work one-on-one with a Certified Career Management Coach while at WashU Olin and after graduation. Gain confidence so you can network, interview and evaluate offers and pursue the best opportunities for your skill set and ambitions.

Customized Curriculum

Partner with your academic advisor and career coach to get the most out of your WashU education. Use self-assessment tools to get a clear sense of what you want to do next, where you want your career to take you and how you can best meet your professional goals.

An Olin BSBA Pays Off



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Internships and Experience

Gain valuable experience over the summer as you work toward your degree. Whether you land a formal internship, build your network or attend leadership programs, you’re expanding your resume and the story you can tell potential employers.

The opportunity to practice case interviews, review resumes and cover letters, discuss firm-specific interview tips, and receive advice regarding how to navigate multiple offers was crucial to helping me secure my summer internship.

Nicole Thraum, BSBA 2020

Career Development Courses

Career coaches and academic advisors are great resources as you choose Olin majors and minors. You can supplement your major with another major, a minor or a second degree from another WashU school.

These courses, available to all Olin undergrad students, feature core communication and career development concepts embedded directly into the course content.

  • MGT 201: Management Communications focuses on key skills like teamwork, interpersonal communication, active listening and business writing—all things that are highly sought after by employers. This course is required for BSBA sophomores.
  • MGT 450A: The Internship in Business deepens the learning gained from an internship. It’s a great option for students whose employers require that they be compensated via course credit.

Life after Olin

WashU Olin’s name is known by companies the world over for our commitment to Values Based, Data Driven™ leadership. However you chart your professional path, you’ll be in exceptional company. And remember, as an Olin alum, you receive lifelong career coaching and support.

Employers That Hire

Bain & Company
Boston Consulting Group
Gap Inc.
Goldman Sachs
McKinsey & Co.
RBC Capital Markets
United Health Group

Read our Employment Report

Employment by Industry

See the industries our graduates go on to work in after receiving their degrees.

Industry % of Graduates
Finance/Insurance 43%
Consulting 24%
Media/Entertainment 8%
Technology 6%
Accounting 3%
Healthcare 3%
Retail 3%
Other 11%

Employment by Function

See how our graduates put their degrees and skills to work by job function.

Function % of Graduates
Finance 37%
Consulting 24%
Business/Data Analytics 12%
Marketing 6%
General Management 5%
Operations 4%
Other 13%

My favorite class has been Management 100. This class was fast-paced, and the three units—microeconomics, strategy and management—each contributed to a deeper understanding of the business world.

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Jeanette Smith


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