A business administration degree.
So say the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and U.S. News & World Report.
- NCES reported a 27.5% uptick in bachelor’s degrees conferred during the five-year period ending 2004.
- A recent NACE survey showed that employers ranked business as one of the top three disciplines they focus on when hiring.
- The business sector once again had the largest showing on U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Jobs” list.
Popular, sure. But right for you?
Here’s how to tell. Check all that apply.
- I want to earn a degree but am not sure where to start.
- I anticipate wanting career advancement.
- I am interested in a variety of subjects from marketing and finance to management and accounting.
- I have been called a “natural born leader.”
- I possess good communication and critical-thinking skills.
- I am organized, hardworking, and detail-oriented.
- I am able to manage myself and others.
- I delegate well.
- I enjoy success and like helping others achieve it.
- I continually look for new ways to do things and enthusiastically share my ideas with others.
Did you agree with most of these statements? If so, a business administration degree might be right for you.
But before you make your final decision, take these two important action steps:
- Investigate business administration schools and programs to learn more about program requirements, transfer credits, career opportunities and degree options.
- Review business administration classes and course descriptions to get a better idea of what you can expect online or in the classroom, as well as view credit hours, prerequisites and other course details.
Okay. So now you have a better understanding and appreciation for what a business administration degree has to offer.
The choice is yours.
A degree in business administration is right for you if you’re looking for a broad business perspective, exposure to a variety of disciplines and potential for multiple career pathways.