May 2006 BBA graduates benefited from some rising trends in recruitment and salary offers.

They reported an 86 percent success rate in finding employment or a job offer or gaining admittance to a graduate program. From fall 2005 to spring 2006, 540 firms recruited our BBAs, a 9 percent increase over the previous year. And 97 of those were Fortune 500 companies, compared to 88 in 2004-2005.

Even more impressively, average salaries for undergrad business students rose 8 percent from May 2005, making the average salary $43,049.