"The business of the American people is business."
While not famous for producing sound bites like so many national leaders today, that's the one quote from President Calvin Coolidge – nicknamed "Silent Cal" – that gets repeated fairly often even now.
It was true back in 1925 when President Coolidge said it and it's still true now. In many ways, business is the heart of American culture and society, requiring leaders who have the vision and skills to lead ever-complex industries. Today, many smart, aspiring professionals are considering an online business administration degree.
Online study that gives students a solid understanding of the critical business fundamentals is the ideal "one-two" punch for virtually anyone currently working who wants to quickly improve his or her career opportunities. It's not always easy to find ways to get additional experience and knowledge when you are already in the job market. When this is the case, an online business administration degree can be the ideal answer. The degree is so popular that about 20 percent of all degrees awarded are in business.
Business fundamentals covered
A broad variety of subject areas are covered in online business administration degrees. This makes graduates valuable in any kind of business environment or industry. It also prepares them well if they decide to later pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Here are some areas typically included in undergraduate business programs:
- Financial accounting
- Management principles
- Marketing principles
- Writing – professional and technical
- Human resource management
- Global management
- Consumer analysis
- And more
Gaining a background in these areas allows working students to stand out from their co-workers and be better positioned for internal promotion. Having a business degree also demonstrates to employers that students are serious about their careers and willing to put in the time and effort required to advance. The degree also makes students more desirable when applying for jobs outside of their current employer.
Technical learning and collaboration
Successfully completing an online business administration degree also gives students a strong background in leveraging the Internet and using the most up-to-date web-based software tools. These areas are increasingly important to employers, and professionals who are comfortable navigating the online world are much better positioned for success.
In addition to the business fundamentals learned through these programs, student coursework often involves online collaboration with fellow students. This is also a skill that is becoming more and more important in the business world. Working on a class project with other students scattered around the country isn't unlike working on a company project with employees scattered around the globe.
The bottom line
While it takes a commitment from students, completing an online business administration degree program will provide the knowledge required for rapid career progress, delivered in a way that is itself useful in today's web-connected business environment.
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