What does it mean to study business?
When you start to look at the degrees you might want to study, it can be really confusing. Business degrees are a perfect example.
At first sight, they all have the word “business” in them, and then it’s followed by another word that could also mean business – administration or accounting,
or something similar such as marketing or e-Business.
If you are going to study a degree in Business, the assumption is that you will be entrepreneurial in some way – building your own business, or helping to
build someone else’s business.
A BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE will give you grounding in the basics of business – business finance and accounting, law, economics, business information systems, and marketing, and then if you have selected a degree such as a B Sc in e-Business, you will spend more time on subjects that support this specialty.
After you have gained a degree in business, you will look to find a job in the middle management of medium size corporations,
or maybe in a large corporation’s management training program.
MBAs are similar but different. They are master’s degrees, and they work on the principle that you will learn several subjects to a reasonable academic
level, and during the course you have to show that you can integrate this knowledge at a strategic business level. Many people take MBAs when they
have worked in business for some time, and this strengthens their abilities in strategic planning and tactical execution.
MBAs tend to boost people’s careers, and their salaries are noticeably above the average graduate’s salary – around the $65,000 mark.