Not Just For Forbes: Six Careers where a Business Degree is Helpful


Many degree seeking individuals often opt for a specialized degree with a specific job tied to it. However, a general business degree should not be overlooked. Business programs develop leadership skills and teach you how to approach obstacles with proven methods of problem solving; making you a good fit for a wide array of careers. Business degrees are more convenient than ever before with the internet. You can obtain an online bachelor in business management at your own pace.

1.      Accounting

Every business, no matter the type, need a good accountant to function. Accountants are the back bone of companies offering insight into the company’s true financial situation. Business programs teach you general accounting without being an accounting major. You can become an accountant without holding an accounting specific degree.

2.      Sales

A successful sales person has unlimited earning potential. And any business program will teach you the basics of marketing and sales. Business degrees lend themselves to sales positions by teaching students consumer behavior and marketing strategies.

3.      Management

Anyone who has worked in corporate America knows the lack of good management skills that are out there. All organizations need good managers, at all levels. A core part of any business curriculum is management skills. Knowing how to manage teams and individuals is imperative to a good manager.

4.      Payroll

The payroll industry is often overlooked by business graduates. However, all functions of business; management, accounting, and marketing are involved in the payroll department or organization. Payroll departments often lack degree certified individuals, which gives you a chance to really excel.

5.      Teaching

Teaching a business course or certification is an alternative way to use your business degree. Qualified business teachers for colleges or certification courses are often hard to come by. Once you have experience in corporate America, teaching lessons from the business world is a great way to go.

6.      Entrepreneurship

There is no better way to contribute to the economy and have personal freedom than starting your own business. If you choose to start your own business, you need in depth knowledge of how a business functions. This knowledge is gained through a degree in business administration.
Almost all industries can benefit from an individual with a business degree. Business degrees give you the overall knowledge for working at or operating a business and allow you to specialize after the fact, if desired. A business degree is a great option for any college student.

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