Choosing a Degree

Is a Business Administration Degree Right For Me?

What’s popular among students and equally in demand by employers?

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:

  1. Investigate business administration schools and programs to learn more about program requirements, transfer credits, career opportunities and degree options.
  2. 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.

2 Comments + Add a Comment

  1. avatar Isaiah Scott says:

    Right now is my first trimester at Franklin University and I’m majoring in Business Administration. I don’t know what my business classes are going to be like but I’m sure I will be learning many exciting things about business. I think that the major is diverse enough that you can feel good about your education.

    • I think you’ll enjoy the business classes, Isaiah. I also think you’ll have a lot of interesting options to choose from after you finish your degree. Best of luck!

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