August 27, 2018
Whether you've dreamed of starting your own company or want to help businesses grow as a financial advisor, market research analyst or marketing manager, a business degree can give you the foundation to see yourself succeed in the business world.
In today's competitive economy, when many employees are entering the workforce with bachelor's degrees and master's degrees, a business degree or international business degree can help you stand out and prepare you for many career opportunities.
A 2017 report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that business degree holders were in high demand among employers surveyed, with 59.7% of employers saying they'd hire a job seeker with a business administration or management degree. Job growth is expected to be strong for many business fields, from business analysis to marketing, operations, management and accounting, as more and more businesses expand their work into the global market.
Salary potential for business degree holders is also strong: workers with a bachelor's degree in business earned a median salary of $67,000 in 2016, while workers with a master's degree in business earned a median salary of $89,000, according to a study from George Washington University.
Want to start your own career in business? Learn more about what you can do with a business degree and how to gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in one of these in-demand jobs:
As technology continues to advance and more business moves online, it is easier than ever for companies to expand their products and services to the global market. With a degree in international business, you'll be on track to join a fast-growing sector of the business world.
A 2017 survey by Wells Fargo bank found that 81% of U.S. companies expect their international business activity to grow. And according to a 2018 report from the World Bank, global economic growth will remain at 3.1 percent in 2018, helping to boost international business opportunities.
In an international business degree program, you'll explore international market analysis, global business development, international finance and ethical standards for international operations. International business jobs, such as those listed below, are in high demand and expected to grow as companies continue to expand into global markets.
If you want to get started in a rewarding career in business, enrolling in a business degree or international business degree program is an important first step. While there are many job opportunities available for workers with a bachelor's degree in business, completing a master's degree in business can help you earn top management positions.
In a business degree program, you'll explore principles such as management, marketing and data analysis, and gain key skills like communication, problem solving, collaboration and research skills. You'll also explore international business topics and explore the ethical, cultural and regulatory factors that impact businesses expanding to global markets. Selecting a specialization for your studies in an area of particular interest - such as finance, accounting or marketing - can help hone your skills even further.
With a business bachelor's degree or master's degree, you'll be well-prepared to enter the business world and find a rewarding career helping companies and organizations grow.
Heather Marr is a marketing and student recruitment specialist in higher education. Follow her on Twitter @Haf0577Marr or connect on LinkedIn.
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