Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges & Degree Programs

Students who want to make an impact in the business world can get started by majoring in business, management or marketing. Earning a colleges degree in one of these disciplines will prepare students for a never ending list of business management, entrepreneurial and technical positions. Anyone interested in the buying and selling of goods and services would also do well to consider earning a business-related degree. Whether your interest lies in industrial, manufacturing, or logistics, or if you find accounting, finance, and business administration more appealing, a degree in business is the perfect stepping stone.

Students who earn a degree in business will find themselves well prepared for careers in management, e-commerce, economics, securities, human resources, project management, sales, and more. Even people who plan to start and build their own business empires should seriously consider earning an advanced degree in business to ensure they have a solid foundation of knowledge to draw from.

The top 10 jobs for business degree holders (based on job postings requiring a business degree on Burning-Glass.com) are:

  • Business Analyst (11,600)
  • Financial Analyst (10,100)
  • Sales Trainee (6,800)
  • Accountant (6,400)
  • Account Manager (6,100)
  • Human Resources Manager (4,900)
  • Sales Manager (4,300)
  • Marketing Manager (4,200)
  • Sales Support (4,200)
  • Sales Representative (4,200)

There are several degree options for students interested in pursuing an education in business. At the undergraduate level there is the Associate of Business and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business. The Associate of Business is a two-year program that provides students an introductory education in business. This degree is ideal for students who want to learn the basics of business and/or plan on pursuing a bachelor's degree. The Bachelor of Science in Business is probably the most popular of business degrees awarded and is a good choice for students seeking entry-level positions in the business. At the graduate level there is the MBA. Earning an MBA provides students with advanced education in business management, operations and finance. This degree is ideal for aspiring executives, business managers and students seeking entry-level positions in corporate and investment finance. The MBA is also ideal for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to launch their own busines.

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