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What Does it Take to Be a Business Postsecondary Teacher?

Business Professor Job Description Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Business Professor Responsibilities

  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Collaborate with members of the business community to improve programs, to develop new programs, and to provide student access to learning opportunities, such as internships.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.

Business Professor Needed Skills

These are the skills Business Professors say are the most useful in their careers:

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Instructing: Teaching others how to do something.

Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Learning Strategies: Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

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What Kind of Business Professor Job Opportunities Are There?

In the United States, there were 104,200 jobs for Business Postsecondary Teacher in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 18% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 18,800 new jobs for Business Postsecondary Teacher by 2026. There will be an estimated 10,400 positions for Business Professor per year.

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The states with the most job growth for Business Professor are Utah, Nevada, and Florida. Watch out if you plan on working in Alaska, Maine, or Maryland. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Business Professor Salary

The salary for Business Professors ranges between about $37,890 and $195,120 a year.

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Business Professors who work in California, Rhode Island, or Maryland, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Business Professors in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $98,110
Alaska $100,710
Arizona $100,200
Arkansas $85,990
California $137,530
Colorado $85,570
Connecticut $95,670
District of Columbia $115,320
Florida $94,370
Georgia $94,670
Hawaii $102,750
Idaho $84,330
Illinois $107,910
Iowa $114,450
Kansas $90,730
Kentucky $85,970
Louisiana $80,310
Maine $70,700
Maryland $121,280
Massachusetts $126,040
Michigan $107,140
Minnesota $105,380
Mississippi $94,150
Missouri $101,240
Montana $77,100
Nebraska $87,190
Nevada $78,040
New Hampshire $122,020
New Jersey $111,740
New Mexico $78,890
New York $110,500
North Carolina $88,470
North Dakota $96,910
Ohio $108,400
Oklahoma $73,230
Oregon $98,510
Pennsylvania $91,520
Rhode Island $127,400
South Carolina $99,630
South Dakota $84,620
Tennessee $78,220
Texas $110,450
Utah $96,460
Washington $90,100
West Virginia $66,340
Wisconsin $104,290
Wyoming $86,640

Tools & Technologies Used by Business Professors

Below is a list of the types of tools and technologies that Business Professors may use on a daily basis:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Hypertext markup language HTML
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Web browser software
  • Data entry software
  • Email software
  • Word processing software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • SAS
  • Google Docs
  • R
  • Blackboard
  • StataCorp Stata
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Sage 50 Accounting
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Learning management system LMS

How do I Become a Business Professor?

What education or degrees do I need to become a Business Postsecondary Teacher?

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What work experience do I need to become a Business Professor?

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Where do Business Professors Work?

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The table below shows the approximate number of Business Professors employed by various industries.

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