Business Teachers, Postsecondary


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+12% (faster than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Doctoral or professional degree


What Business Teachers, Postsecondary Do

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.

Other Job Titles Business Teachers, Postsecondary May Have

Accounting Instructor, Accounting Professor, Associate Professor, Business Administration Professor, Business Instructor, Business Professor, Instructor, Management Professor, Marketing Professor, Professor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Professor ,

Harvard Business School

I help to develop the capabilities of people to build better organizations. I teach a variety of classes, write books, give speeches, and more in service to this goal. I am intrigued by the role of entrepreneurial activity inside large corporations and have focused a lot of my research towards that.

Professor of Finance and Law ,

Harvard University

I typically teach classes at either the Law School or Business School. I have a lot of interesting conversations with colleagues and spend hours writing and attending conference calls with coauthors.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as financial accounting, principles of marketing, and operations management.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional organizations and conferences.

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