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10 in-demand business careers to consider.
Business jobs are in high demand, and earning a degree in business can open the door for a wide variety of job opportunities. If you’re currently a student at WGU, or are considering getting a business degree, it’s important to have an idea of what kind of career path you want to take. Knowing where you want to end up can help you pick a degree program that will be the best fit for you. These 10 in-demand business careers could turn out to be your dream career, and a business degree is the first step.
Job responsibilities: Accountants typically work in three fields; tax, industry, or audit. No matter which field they work in, accountants are responsible for finances of an organization or individuals. They help ensure finances are correct for taxes, do payroll for employees and vendors, run audits to ensure organizations are using proper finance processes, and more.
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Educational Requirements: Basic bookkeeping positions don’t necessarily require a degree, but most accountant jobs will require candidates to have a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in accounting . Additionally those who want to pursue becoming a Certified Professional Accountant or CPA have a certain amount of educational hour requirements in order to sit for the exam. This often requires a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting. Degrees in accounting will prepare you for the CPA exam, as well as giving you the basic knowledge and skills about finances, financial reporting, accounting practices, taxation, auditing, and financial statements that you need to know to succeed.
Salary. According to the BLS in 2018 the average yearly salary for accountants was over $70,000, with more work experience and education yielding more money. This is roughly $15,000 more than the U.S. average yearly salary.
Job growth. Accounting as a profession is expected to grow 6% in the next several years as demand grows. This is right on par with the average job growth expectancy in the U.S. This means there is great job security for those who want to enter the accounting profession, and they can expect plenty of job opportunities in the future as well.
2. Business analyst.
Job responsibilities. Business analysts review, analyze and evaluate business systems and user needs for their employer. They are involved with defining scope and objectives for a project, as well as formulating strategies for systems. They are focused on seeing what needs to be improved, and what they can do to create change within an organization for improved efficiency and profit. They run scenarios and look at numbers to see how the company is performing as a whole, analyzing everything from vendors to clients. They offer advice and suggestions on how to create improvements and help create situations where the organization can grow.
Educational requirements. An MBA degree is the ideal degree for someone hoping to become a business or financial analyst. You’ll need the basic skills of handling finances and the business building blocks, as well as the management and leadership skills to help explain and navigate changes for an organization. An MBA can offer this crucial education. Your MBA will help you have examples of how successful businesses work, case studies that will give you the experience needed to translate lessons learned from other organizations to yours. Most business analysts will have to have at least a bachelor’s degree in business or math to be considered for a job.
Salary. The average yearly salary for business analysts is $74,762, which is higher than the national average median salary. Business analysts can expect the more experience they have, the more they can make. Additionally, higher education can be a great way to increase your income potential.
Job growth and career outlook. Business analyst positions are expected to grow by 14% in the next several years, which is much faster than the national average for job growth. If you’re planning to go into business, a business analyst position could be a great option. Business analyst positions are usually 40-50 hour weeks with great benefits and good vacation time. Consider becoming a business analyst if you’re looking for a great path in the business world.
Job responsibilities. Actuaries use math, statistics, and financial theories to analyze the costs of risk and uncertainty. Actuaries often work for insurance companies to help determine the security of insuring certain people or businesses, and running algorithms and formulas to make the determinations about current and future clients. Actuaries are vital in helping companies stay safe and mitigate risks.
Educational requirements. A bachelor’s degree in accounting is a popular choice for those who want to become actuaries. The understanding of business fundamentals and accounting best practices will help prepare you for a future of analyzations and determinations. Actuaries also have to pass licensure testing in order to be officially certified, so a background in math, statistics, and business is an ideal combination. Graduates in business find they have the skills employers are looking for.
Salary. The BLS shows that actuaries earn more than $100,000 per year, on average. This means that some entry-level actuaries will earn less, and more experienced actuaries can earn much more. This salary level is well above the national average, making a career as an actuary very appealing to many people.
Job growth and career outlook. The job growth for actuaries is actually growing at 20%, much, much faster than the national average of 6%. This means there will be much higher demand for jobs, and likely that there will be plenty of opportunities for those who are qualified. If you are earning your business degree, consider a career as an actuary as a great option for your future.
4. Marketing manager.
Job Responsibilities. Marketing managers are responsible for the overall strategy and marketing efforts for a company. This can include traditional marketing, digital marketing, social media, SEO, SEM, and more. Marketing managers work with all different teams, manage budgets, work creatively to come up with new campaigns, and overall have a huge influence on a company’s performance.
Educational requirements. Most organizations want marketing managers who have at least received their bachelor’s degree in business or marketing. Your marketing degree will prepare you by going over strategy and marketing practices, as well as the other fundamentals of business that you need to know in order to work effective marketing strategy into your organization.
Salary. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that marketing managers make $132,620 per year, which is more than double the national average salary in the United States. Marketing managers can expect to make more money the longer they are in the field, and the size of the organization can greatly factor in when it comes to income potential. Marketing managers who get a master’s degree can also expect to see pay raises.
Job growth and career outlook. The marketing management field is projected to grow 8% in the next few years, which is faster than the national average job growth. Marketing departments are continually in demand as technology flourishes, leaving room for updates in the industry, and creating a deep need for trained professionals.
5. Sales manager.
Job responsibilities. Sales managers are in charge of the sales team for an organization. They direct the rest of the team, work to find new clients, help care for clients, and focus on the overall sales strategy of the organization. Sales is often what finances an organization, so sales managers are key players in a company.
Educational requirements. Sales managers need to have a solid understanding of business and leadership to succeed. They can greatly benefit from a management and leadership degree that will help them cover the business fundamentals they need, as well as giving them the skills of leadership that will help them. A degree in management and leadership can give you the proper skill set so you can succeed as a sales manager.
Salary. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that sales managers make over $124,000 per year on average. This is more than double the national average for salaries in the United States. Most sales managers start in sales and work on commission, and many sales managers also earn a commission for their sales along with their salary. This can mean the income potential is much larger, because bigger sales can mean more money opportunities.
Job growth and career outlook. Sales managers should expect more travel as part of their responsibilities compared to most careers. They may also be responsible for taking clients out to dinners and lunches, and spending weekends doing activities or work for clients. Sales management positions are expected to grow 5% in the next several years, about as fast as the national average.
6. Financial analyst.
Job responsibilities. Analysts are responsible for helping businesses weigh investment decisions. They provide financial guidance for a company, help then look at budgets, and basically help with the major financial decisions of an organization. Organizations need finance analysts to help them carefully look at all their monetary decisions and options.
Educational requirements. Any business degree can help lead you to a job as a financial analyst, but a degree in something like a data analytics degree can really set you apart. The experience you can get with a data analytics degree can give you the math and data knowledge you need to be able to perform your job functions well. This degree can really set you apart from other candidates.
Salary. The BLS shows that finance analysts have an average annual salary of $85,000 per year. This is much higher than the national average of $56,000 per year. Financial analysts have great income potential that only grows with their experience. Higher education can also be a direct ticket into earning more money in the business world.
Job growth and career outlook. The BLS shows that financial analyst positions are growing as fast as the national average at 6%. This means over the next ten years that positions will continue to be available, and it’s a safe option for those who are looking for job security.
7. Business teacher.
Job responsibilities. Business teachers are responsible for teaching college and high school students about the basic elements of business. These educators help teach the next generation of students about the fundamentals they need to know about business. It’s vital to help students see what the business world has to offer and how they can be an integral part of it.
Educational requirements. High school teachers in business need to have a business degree , as well as a teaching licensure. The way to get teaching licensure will vary by state. If you’re hoping to teach college courses, you don’t necessarily need a teaching licensure, but you will need higher education. This education is vital so that you thoroughly have the knowledge of the things you’re going to be teaching to students.
Salary. According to the BLS , the median annual income for high-school teachers in May 2018 was $60,320. The lowest 10% earned less than $39,740, and the highest 10% earned more than $97,500. The salary for college professors varies based on if you’re a tenured professor or an adjunct, the location, the number of classes you teach, and more.
Job growth and career outlook. The employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 8% in the next five years. This means that there will be plenty of opportunities for teachers to find positions. Similarly there is always a need for college professors who can inspire and motivate college students.
8. Healthcare administrator.
Job responsibilities. If you want to work in the fast-paced healthcare industry but aren’t looking for a patient-care role, a healthcare administrator position could be ideal. Healthcare administrators are involved with overall management of patients and their providers. They help coordinate schedules for patients and doctors, oversee the inventories and budgets of the hospital or clinic, and more.
Educational requirements. A degree in healthcare management can help you understand the business side of healthcare, equipping you with the skills you need to succeed in your dream job. Knowledge in finance, accounting, strategy, and healthcare management are all needed to help you be a great healthcare administrator.
Salary. Health managers make over $99,000 a year, on average. This is much higher than the national average of $56,000 per year. Healthcare administrators can expect to earn even more depending on where their job is located, and the longer they are in the industry the more they can earn.
Job growth and career outlook. Positions for healthcare administrators are expected to grow 18% by 2026, which is three times faster than the national average. There will be plenty of positions for those hoping to become healthcare administrators. It’s a secure, steady position that will continue to grow over time, especially as older populations need more healthcare and as technology continues to evolve.
9. Business lawyer.
Job responsibilities. Corporate lawyers are responsible for helping businesses with legal matters. This can include mergers and acquisitions, incorporations, bankruptcies, contracts, and more. These lawyers work to ensure all the legal elements of a business are correct, and help give an organization guidance in all legal matters.
Educational requirements. Lawyers have to attend law school to be prepared to pass the bar exam. But before entering law school, students will have to have a bachelor’s degree. A bachelor’s degree in business is ideal for those who want to become corporate attorneys. A business degree will prepare you by giving you the fundamentals of economics, statistics, management, and strategy. These courses will prepare you for law school, as well as give you the building blocks you need to build a business law career.
Salary. The average pay for corporate attorneys in the U.S. is $120,000 per year. Location and the size of the law firm or organization where you work is a huge element of your income potential. It’s also important to note that the longer you work for a firm or organization, the more you can expect to earn.
Job growth and career outlook. Employment of lawyers is expected to grow 8% by 2026, which is faster than the national average. Lawyers do tend to work long hours, including weekends and holidays. It’s important to be prepared for busy times as a lawyer, as well as a very stable and secure profession.
10. Human resource manager.
Job responsibilities. Human resource managers are in charge of the administrative efforts of an organization. They often oversee the hiring and firing in an organization, the benefits, team building opportunities, etc. Human resource managers are critical for an organization when it comes to the day-to-day efforts.
Educational requirements. Getting your online human resource management degree can be key to getting your foot in the door for a human resource job. Your degree will go over business basics, as well as the things that are specific to human resources, from training and development to business communication. When you earn a degree in human resources you’re setting yourself apart from the competition.
Salary. Human resource managers have an average salary of $113,000 per year according to the BLS. Human resource managers sometimes have to begin as human resource specialists on an HR team, and then are promoted to becoming the HR manager. This may mean you start out making less money, and work your way up.
Job growth and career outlook. Employment for HR managers is expected to grow at 7% over the next few years, which is about on-par with national averages for career growth. This means that you can expect plenty of positions, but that the right experience and education will help you stand out from competition.
If you’re planning to get a degree in business, knowing what kind of career path you want to follow can help you make sure you’re choosing the right degree program. WGU offers all kinds of business programs that could be the ideal fit for your dream job.
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Top 10 jobs for business majors, 1. accountant, 2. management consultant, 3. social media manager, 4. financial analyst, 6. college admissions representative, 7. business teacher, 8. business reporter, 9. corporate attorney, 10. healthcare administrator.
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Business majors develop many valuable skills and areas of knowledge that enable them to make a significant contribution to the corporate and not-for-profit worlds. They can quantify a set of data, evaluate the financial impact of decisions, and use figures to back up their proposals.
College students who major in business learn to write in a clear and concise manner while crafting case analyses and other business papers for their classes. Professors often require them to complete projects in groups, so they learn the challenges and value of teamwork while refining their presentation and leadership skills.
Dissecting business problems and recommending solutions help business majors to enhance their critical thinking and analytical skills . They learn to use information technology tools to gather, organize, and represent data for presentations and papers.
Knowledge acquired in core subjects like marketing, management, human resources, and accounting prepare business majors to lead others in the workplace.
With classes like business law and business ethics, students gain a legal and ethical perspective of the world around them. In addition, students with a degree in business gain a global perspective and an appreciation for the value of diversity by studying business practices in other cultures.
Accountants help organizations to finance their operations, abide by government regulations, save money, and maximize their profits. They tap into the financial knowledge and skills learned in college to make sound decisions about an organization's resources. Accountants represent and communicate business information that is used by colleagues to operate more effectively, and by investors to make sound decisions about their investments.
Accountants conduct audits and provide consulting and tax planning services. They often move on to leadership positions within the finance division of their organization or client organizations.
All types of business, governmental nonprofit, and educational organizations enlist the services of accountants.
Salary: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual income for accountants in May 2019 was $71,550. The lowest 10% earned less than $44,480, and the highest 10% earned more than $124,450.
Job Outlook: Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow by 4% between 2019 and 2029—about as fast as the average for all occupations.
Management consultants or management analysts carry out a process for clients, not unlike the case analysis method used in many of the classes for business majors. They apply analytical and problem-solving skills to their projects and utilize the teamwork and presentation skills cultivated through their studies.
Consultants are experts at gathering information, organizing it, and composing reports with their findings. Analysts are power users of technology as they process and represent data for their clients.
Analysts enlist the spreadsheet, database, and presentation tools often applied to their class projects as business majors.
Salary: According to the BLS, the median annual income for management analysts in May 2019 was $85,260. The lowest 10% earned less than $49,700 and the highest 10% earned more than $154,310.
Job Outlook: Employment of management analysts is projected to grow by 11% between 2019 and 2029—faster than the average for all occupations.
Social media managers utilize their tech savvy and knowledge of marketing communications to coordinate their employer's presence on sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr. They enhance business activity, establish brand identity, and get the word out about their organization.
Social media managers devise strategic plans, help develop content, and measure the impact of online campaigns. Social media managers enlist the support of staff to gather information for stories that can be placed on social media.
Like business majors, social media managers must be team players and have the people skills to coax cooperation when they don't possess formal authority over colleagues.
Salary: According to PayScale, social media managers earn an average salary of $51,433.
Business majors learn to assess the strengths and weaknesses of businesses and analyze trends in various industries. Financial analysts capitalize on those skills to evaluate companies, industries, and associated investments for clients or their parent company. They interpret financial statements, calculate ratios and other metrics, and write reports with recommendations for investments and the allocation of corporate resources.
Financial analysts benefit from the coursework in accounting, finance, economics, and mathematics that is traditionally part of a business major.
Salary: According to the BLS, the median annual income for financial analysts in May 2019 was $81,590. The lowest 10% earned less than $47,230, and the highest 10% earned more than $156,150.
Job Outlook: Employment of financial analysts is projected to grow by 5% between 2019 and 2029—faster than the average for all occupations.
Business majors with a strong quantitative orientation to their background can become key players in the insurance industry by working as an actuary. Actuaries calculate the probability of risky events occurring, such as death, injury, accidents, fires, and illnesses, when insurance companies would be liable to pay out claims.
They utilize knowledge of accounting, finance, and economics and carry out complex analyses of scenarios based on demographic profiles. Actuaries, like business majors, utilize spreadsheets, databases, and statistical software to conduct their analyses.
In addition, actuaries must have strong writing, presentation, and persuasive skills to secure support from colleagues for their proposals.
Salary: According to the BLS, the median annual income for actuaries in May 2019 was $108,350. The lowest 10% earned less than $64,860, and the highest 10% earned more than $193,600.
Job Outlook: Employment of actuaries is projected to grow by 18% between 2019 and 2029—much faster than the average growth rate for all occupations.
Business majors who are interested in working in a college environment should consider a position with the admissions office as an option. Admissions staff draw upon the strong communication , presentation , and persuasive skills of the business major to reach out to prospective students.
They develop marketing plans to strategically promote the college and encourage applications. Admissions staff, like business majors, must collaborate with other team members on projects and to deliver programs.
A college admissions role is essentially a sales position for a college, so business majors with a strong foundation in sales and marketing and an outgoing personality are likely to be successful in this niche.
Salary: According to Glassdoor, admissions representatives earn a median income of $43,088.
Educating high-school students about the business world is an option for business majors who also complete the teacher education requirements. Business majors need the broad-based knowledge gained in marketing, management, finance, and accounting to carry out this role effectively.
Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required to engage students. Planning and presenting stimulating lessons are key to success as a teacher.
Business majors can draw upon the wide array of instructional approaches that they have encountered while completing their degree.
Salary: According to the BLS, the median annual income for high-school teachers in May 2019 was $61,660. The lowest 10% earned less than $40,540, and the highest 10% earned more than $99,660.
Job Outlook: Employment of high-school teachers is projected to grow by 4% between 2019 and 2029—about the same as the average growth rate for all occupations.
Print, broadcast, and electronic media all provide extensive coverage of events and developments in the business and financial sectors. Business majors learn to analyze companies and industries and compose written summaries of their findings, just like reporters. They develop the communications and presentation skills needed to clearly articulate content about the business world.
If you are fascinated by business, but would rather report on it than conduct business, this kind of reporting might be for you.
Salary: According to the BLS, the median annual income for reporters in May 2019 was $46,270. The lowest 10% earned less than $24,520 and the highest 10% earned more than $117,170.
Job Outlook: Employment of reporters as a whole is projected to decline by 11% between 2019 and 2029. However, the proliferation of broadcast and online media coverage in relation to economic and business developments may provide better opportunities for those specializing in business reporting.
Attorneys who practice corporate or business law benefit from the broad knowledge of business entities and practices acquired by business majors. The business major develops a solid foundation for areas of corporate law like bankruptcy, securities, contracts, mergers, collections, business successions, and incorporations. The research, writing, and presentation skills developed by business majors help corporate lawyers to carry out their work.
Business majors with solid academic records and LSAT scores can gain acceptance at elite law schools.
Salary: According to the BLS, the median annual wage for lawyers was $122,960 in May 2019. The lowest 10% earned less than $59,670, and the highest 10% earned more than $208,000.
Job Outlook: Employment of lawyers is projected to grow by 4% between 2019 and 2029—about the same as the average growth rate for all occupations.
Administrators in the healthcare sector must have knowledge of accounting, budgeting, human resources, marketing, management, business law, ethics, and information technology—all subjects that are covered in the business curriculum. Many business majors with an interest in the field will go on to graduate work in healthcare management .
Teamwork, communication, analytical, and presentation skills of the business major are critical to the success of a healthcare administrator.
Salary: According to the BLS, the median annual wage for medical and health service managers was $100,980 in May 2019. The lowest 10% earned less than $58,820, and the highest 10% earned more than $189,000.
Job Outlook: Employment of medical and health service managers is projected to grow by 32% between 2019 and 2029—much faster than the average growth rate for all occupations.
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Career Opportunities in Business Studies
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Career opportunities in Business Studies are discussed in this article. We hope you find it informative and able to satisfy your research.
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What will I stand to gain if I take up the study of business in a higher institution of learning? Will I be as relevant as my peers who study law, medicine, engineering, or any other field of discipline? Will I be able to take care of my personal needs as well as cater to the needs of my family?
These are the questions that lurk around the hearts of some persons when they hear about business studies or education but when properly analyzed, every other field of discipline, no matter the name will still require the service of someone who is properly skilled in business for their success.
Let’s look at a clear-cut example; someone who studied medicine and surgery may likely want to open a hospital because he is good at the profession.
Such a hospital may not last very long because for a hospital to stand the tests of time, some business activities must be going on in the hospital.
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This ranges from treating the patients to managing the staff in the hospital, to staying at the top of the game in professional medical services and a lot of other managerial tasks.
All of those things are not taught in a school of medicine, but proper business management is taught only in business education.
So, back to the question, what are the career opportunities in Business Studies? A person who is into the study of business can decide to make a career in several areas of business opportunities.
- Career opportunities in Business Studies
The following are the Career opportunities in Business Studies:
1. office management.
Not everyone who has a business can effectively manage it. Those who undergo the study of business are usually very business inclined such that they look at the business today with the eyes of the past and in view of tomorrow, thereby creating a balance in the activities of the business today to ensure the effectiveness of such business tomorrow.
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When you talk of business, irrespective of the sector, you are talking about people and money and as long as money is concerned in a business, you need an accountant to keep the books of the company.
It is an accountant that will tell you when your company is making profit or losses when your company is ready for expansion or innovation and so many other things.
Someone who studied business can choose to also become a Marketer. The richest people in the business world are a marketer because they choose how much they want to earn, where they want to earn it, and how they are going to earn it. They are in control of their time and resources.
4. Human Resource Management
While the accountant takes care of money in the company, the Human Resource Manager usually takes care of people, making sure that everyone is working in a company without any itch anywhere in the company’s organogram.
They are often one of the highest-paid people in companies because they handle a very important resource of the company which is humans.
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A person can also decide to undergo a specific course in insurance which is the process of keeping safe all of a company’s assets and makes ng sure of the accountability of the company
Other career opportunities include; Receptionist, stenographer, banking and finance, actuarial science, etc.
You have learned in this article that business studies will not just leave you in the Hall of buying and selling but you can become an expert in any of the souls of the company which is written above.
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Business professionals conduct a wide variety of job activities to boost sales and revenues, improve cash flows, and increase an organization's profitability. Given their valuable expertise, these individuals are usually in high demand. They also enjoy lucrative salaries and many career opportunities across sectors.
The following guide outlines key information about how to pursue careers with a business degree, including discipline-specific professional paths and practical information on how to launch and build a career in business.
Career Paths in Business
A business degree qualifies graduates for a variety of challenging and well-paid careers; the examples below represent a few of the most popular specialization areas. Each field contains many concentrations and subspecialties, which opens myriad possibilities to students planning their future careers.
Accounting involves the recording and management of financial records. College programs feature rigorous courses in math, accounting principles, and economics. Associate degrees can provide entry-level employment, but certified accountants need at least a bachelor's degree.
Business administration relates to the management of all business operations, including resources and people. Administration degrees focus on leadership, finance, and decision-making. Careers of varying seniority are available with all degree levels.
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Business intelligence uses data to generate actionable information for executives and decision-makers. College programs provide training in relevant technology and analytical skills. Most employers require business intelligence analysts to hold a bachelor's degree.
Management requires planning, organization, and the direction of business operations and employees. Students in this field learn communication and leadership skills. An associate degree may allow graduates to pursue some entry-level management jobs.
Economics leverages theory and quantitative methods to analyze and guide decision-making. Economics programs provide broad analytical training, which proves useful in many fields. Minimum education requirements vary depending on the job title.
Entrepreneurship is the process of creating or establishing a new business or organization. College programs typically focus on innovative thinking, ethics, and business fundamentals. Motivated entrepreneurs can launch business enterprises, no matter their education level.
Finance explores the study of money management, including investments, assets, and liabilities. Degrees focus on the development of applied skills and theoretical knowledge. Entry-level finance careers are obtainable with an associate or bachelor's degree.
Human resource management involves recruiting, hiring, and managing employees. College programs offer training related to communication, leadership, and legal/ethical knowledge. Many human resources jobs require a bachelor's degree.
International business professionals build trade and commercial relationships that transcend borders. Given the global competition for available vacancies, earning an MBA in international business can help set you apart on the job market and maximize your career potential.
Logistics studies the supply chain, i.e., how goods move from supplier to manufacturer to customer. These programs develop student knowledge related to business operations and management. A bachelor's satisfies the minimum education requirements for many logistics jobs.
Marketing professionals promote products/services and build customer relationships. Marketing programs develop student skills in communication, data analysis, and critical thinking. Many entry-level jobs require a bachelor's degree.
Project managers lead teams that plan, guide, and administrate organizational initiatives with specific objectives and timelines. They typically hold at least a specialized bachelor's degree, which many workers supplement with additional certifications from agencies like the Project Management Institute .
The public relations field is dedicated to managing and spreading information to promote positive reputations of businesses and individuals. PR students develop communication, research, and writing skills. Many PR jobs require at least a bachelor's.
Sports management professionals fill behind-the-scenes positions in amateur and pro sports. They may represent athletes, advance branding and public relations objectives, and build revenues for leagues and franchises. A bachelor's degree is a common requirement for entry-level roles in this field.
Sustainability represents one of the newer available career fields for individuals who hold a business degree. These professionals typically have specialized bachelor's or master's degrees. They help companies minimize their carbon footprints and make better use of smart, sustainable technologies and business practices while maintaining profitability.
Business Career Outlook
Conventional wisdom suggests that a business degree is one of the best educational investments you can make. Capable business professionals are in demand across many industries, and these job paths typically offer lucrative wages. The business world remains highly competitive by nature, but those who perform well and provide value to their employers can advance to prestigious positions.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that many business and finance professions will see high growth rates between 2018-2028. Note that the BLS lists a bachelor's degree as the minimum educational level needed to secure an entry-level position in most business fields.
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How to start a career in business.
While some successful entrepreneurs are self-taught, the majority of business professionals begin by earning a degree in finance, economics, business administration, or a specialized business field. Some professions are accessible to those with only certificates or associate degrees, but a bachelor's degree is generally the minimum credential necessary to land an entry-level position that offers advancement potential. Many emerging business professionals elect to earn a generalist or specialized MBA to further boost their resumes.
An internship, field placement, or work-study practicum represents another common experience that students complete on their journey toward a business career. These opportunities deliver important experience and expand your professional network.
Students can pursue three main variants of a business degree: two-year associate degrees, four-year bachelor's degrees, and advanced graduate degrees that generally take 2-4 years to complete. Graduate degrees break down into two further categories: master's degrees -- usually configured as an MBA -- and doctorates.
Associate degrees combine general education courses with a major core of the student's choice. Students can enter the workforce or transfer to a bachelor's program upon graduation. The relatively short time frame and financial commitment required by these 60-credit associate programs may appeal to students seeking a basic, foundational education at a lower cost.
Students can pursue several business specializations at the associate degree level. Popular majors include accounting , management, and marketing . These business fields offer some entry-level career opportunities, including assistant, bookkeeper, and clerk positions.
Many students complete associate degree requirements on campus at local community colleges, technical schools, or universities, but associate tracks are also readily available in online formats. Distance education makes it easier for students to advance their career prospects without sacrificing their current work schedules or family obligations. Whether you are seeking a gateway to entry-level work or a stepping stone to a higher degree, the two-year associate program timeline is one of the fastest, most efficient ways to break into the business world.
Four-year undergraduate programs are the most popular choice for aspiring business students. These 120-credit programs include general education courses and major courses, and they may also offer minor or concentration courses.
Some undergraduates enroll in a general business or business administration program, which provides a fundamental education and skill development with plenty of flexibility to pursue work in multiple industries.
Other popular business-related bachelor's degrees include accounting, human resources, and entrepreneurship . Graduates of these areas frequently find work as certified public accountants (after obtaining licensure), human resource managers, and small business owners.
Whether obtained on campus or through an online school , bachelor's degrees require about twice as many major-focused courses and electives as associate degrees. Students develop an enhanced skill set and body of knowledge specifically geared toward their career interests.
A baccalaureate curriculum may require individual classes on micro- and macroeconomics, while an associate degree might only cover these concepts in a larger survey course. The broad scope of a bachelor's program also prepares business professionals to handle the academic demands of graduate-level study.
Master's programs generally require 30-70 credits of coursework, depending on the school and discipline. These programs explore advanced theoretical knowledge and applied skills related to a specific profession. Applicants typically need a bachelor's degree in a related field to gain entry into a master's program.
Business professionals can find master's programs in fields including accounting, human resources , logistics, and marketing; these degrees often lead to higher salaries and management-level positions. Alternatively, earning a master's in economics or finance typically fulfills the minimum education requirement for advanced employment in research or government positions.
Another graduate option is an MBA . These programs provide a broad study of leadership, finance, and strategy, providing graduates with employment flexibility.
MBAs are the most popular master's degrees in the U.S. Students can complete on-site or online MBAs in part-time and accelerated formats. Competency-based programs even allow students to convert qualifying professional experience into credits. Whether pursuing a narrow discipline or a broad MBA, master's degrees in business can prepare graduates for advanced leadership roles, work in research and government positions, or the pursuit of a terminal degree.
A doctoral degree is the highest level of education a person can obtain. Completion requirements for these programs vary depending on the school and field of study. Generally, students need to earn 50-90 credits to graduate.
Doctoral degrees include a combination of advanced classes and intensive dissertation work. A dissertation requires students to develop and defend original research. These programs can take several years to complete.
A flexible doctor of business administration (DBA) prepares graduates for careers in academic and non-academic contexts. For instance, experienced business professionals can gain strategic planning and decision-making skills that translate to careers as senior-level consultants, executives, and directors of operations. DBAs commonly offer concentration options in fields like human resources, finance, marketing, and accounting.
This level of education is not for everyone. Completing a doctorate requires a significant commitment. As many professionals can secure leadership and managerial positions with a master's or even a bachelor's, the overall cost of a terminal degree may outweigh the potential benefits. Prospective students should carefully examine their goals before diving into a doctoral program.
Certificate programs represent a practical and relatively inexpensive alternative to formal business degrees. They typically take the equivalent of one academic year or less to complete, and they usually focus on a narrow, highly specific skill or proficiency. In broad terms, certificate programs come in two main forms: undergraduate and graduate.
Undergraduate certificates primarily appeal to people with high school diplomas or college-level schooling in fields unrelated to business. They usually offer a generalized or introductory treatment of the subject matter, helping learners build familiarity with business topics and their associated workplace skills.
Alternatively, graduate certificates attract students who have completed bachelor's degrees in relevant fields. Established business professionals seeking to expand or update their skill sets may also pursue graduate certificates.
Undergraduate certificates may help students qualify for entry-level jobs with limited long-term potential, while graduate certificate programs diversify the qualifications and credentials of people already positioned for career advancement. To learn more, you can explore examples of certificate programs in business fields like accounting , finance , or marketing .
Certifications and/or Licensure
Some business careers require practitioners to hold valid, active licenses. In other cases, optional certifications enhance job opportunities by building your knowledge of specialized concepts and demonstrating your commitment to personal and professional development.
Accounting and project management are two examples where these credentials can be important. Many accountant roles require workers to hold a license, such as a CPA (certified public accountant) or CMA (certified management accountant) credential. You can obtain these licenses by completing the necessary schooling and passing a standardized examination that tests your specialized knowledge.
Alternatively, optional project management certifications, like the CAPM (certified associate in project management) and PMP (project management professional) credentials, can help you stand out in a competitive job market, even if they are not generally listed as hard requirements for a job.
Continuing education is a critical aspect of ongoing career development. In highly competitive fields like business, even proven professionals feel a constant need to learn new skills, broaden their perspectives, and update their training. As such, many employers offer direct access to continuing education programs as part of their employee benefits, and many working professionals return to school to enhance their credentials by earning additional certificates or degrees.
The advent of online learning has broadened the availability of continuing education opportunities, moving these beyond the traditional classroom to the benefit of busy professionals who value flexibility. Professionals with higher-level degrees and established careers in business may be interested in graduate certificate programs, while MOOCs (massive open online courses) may appeal to individuals seeking to explore their interest in a particular topic without making a big commitment.
Upgrading to a higher business degree offers another career-boosting option. For example, individuals looking to advance beyond the career limits imposed by holding only a bachelor's degree in business commonly pursue an MBA. A growing number of prestigious business schools offer entirely online MBA programs, allowing learners to earn this coveted credential without the need to interrupt their careers or maintain a physical presence on a college campus.
Networking is also critical for landing jobs and pursuing career advancement. Emerging business professionals should take every opportunity to build their networks through internships, socializing with colleagues, and participating in organized activities like trade shows and conferences.
Professional organizations offer another valuable networking path. Many offer discounted membership to business students and recent graduates. Leading examples include organizations like the American Finance Association , the American Management Association , and DECA .
Frequently Asked Questions About Business Career Paths
Is business a good career.
Experts and educational review organizations consistently list a business degree as one of the best degrees a student can get. Private enterprise drives the U.S. economy, and qualified business professionals benefit from strong demand and access to a multitude of rewarding, lucrative job paths.
How do I start a career in business?
Some people rely on experiential learning and self-teaching to start their business careers; however, for most, the journey starts in school. An associate degree may suffice for those seeking a fast way to transition into an entry-level business role, although ambitious, career-minded people generally seek at least a bachelor's degree.
What are the highest-paying jobs in business?
Entrepreneurship offers near-unlimited earning potential, depending on your ideas. Beyond this, the BLS reports that personal financial advisors, management analysts, financial analysts, and financial examiners all earn median salaries above $80,000. Marketing represents another well-paid career path, with marketing managers earning median salaries of more than $135,000 .
Is a business degree worth it?
From a return on investment perspective, a business degree offers one of the most favorable value profiles of any postsecondary program. Careers in business pay well, professionals with business degrees benefit from high demand in many industries, and qualified workers generally enjoy excellent access to well-paying jobs.
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Career Opportunities In Business Studies- Business studies is a field of study that is concerned with the principles of business, management and economics. The study combines the elements of financial, marketing, human resource management and operations. There are so many career opportunities in business studies and in the following paragraphs, we would discuss them in full.
Different Career Opportunities In Business Studies
Here are the different career opportunities in business studies:
- Business Administration
- Human resources management
- Office Management
This is one of the great career opportunities in business studies. Accountants see to the measurement and processing and sharing of both financial and non-financial information of an organization.
Roles Of An Accountant
- They maintain financial records of an organization
- Track movement of funds
- Protect business assets
- Calculation of profit and loss incurred by an organization
Skills A Good Accountant Must Possess
- Strong mathematical skills
- Good attention to details
- Strong business acumen
- Organizational skills
- Time management skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Critical thinking skills
- Analytical skills
This is also among the good career opportunities in business studies that involves risk management. They are different types of insurance : health , auto, life and long-term disability. Insurance companies works to help people regain financial balance , after a negative event.
Skills Needed To Be An Insurance Agent
- Good mathematical skills
- Strong attention to details
- Good interpersonal skills
- Excellent customer service
- Good communication skills
If you desire to work in the insurance company, you can work in any of these roles; Actuary, Sales agent, Claims, Adjuster, Underwriter, etc.
3. Business Administration
Business administration involves coordinating and management of activities geared towards achieving set goals and objectives of an organization.
Roles Of A Business Administrator
- Manage and coordinate business operations
- Oversee the activities of the staff
- Manage business resources
- Hire new staffs
Skills Needed To Be A Business Administrator
- Effective communication skills
- Leadership skills
- Inter-personal skills
- Planning and organizing skills
- Negotiation skills
The job of an entrepreneur is also among the top career opportunities in Business studies. An entrepreneur is an individual that discovers a problem and then develops a business idea to solve that problem.
Roles Of An Entrepreneur
- Identify market opportunities
- Develop strategies to take up new opportunities
- Start up and manage business opportunities
- Oversee activities of employees
- Hire staffs
- Decision making and risk-taking
Skills An Entrepreneur Needs
- Strategic planning
- Time management
- Problem solving
Brokerage is also among the career opportunities in business studies. As a stock-broker, you will be buying and selling stocks and securities on behalf of your clients.
Responsibilities Of A Stockbroker
- They manage investment portfolio of their clients
- Offer investment advice to clients
- Update clients regularly on the status of their client investment portfolio status
- Keep clients informed when new investment opportunities show up
- Search for new clients
Skills Needed By Stockbroker
- Analytical skill
- Decision making
6. Human Resource Management
It falls among the career opportunities in business studies. The human resource is the unit that controls and manages the employees in organization.
Roles Of Human Resource Manager
- Motivate employees to greater productivity
- Organize training programs at regular intervals for staffs
- Hire and train new staffs
- Maintain company culture
- Ensure compliance
- Carry out disciplinary action when necessary
Skills Needed For Human Resource Manager
- Communication skills
- Decision making skills
A marketer is involved in the promotion of the products and services of an organization. They are also involved in creating brand awareness and promoting good image of the company.
Roles Of A Marketer
- Create brand awareness
- Carry our marketing campaign
- Conduct market research
- Create content that would promote company’s product and services.
Skills Needed By A Marketer
- Project management
- Can work under pressure
- Effective collaboration/ team work skill
A cashier works in a business setting to handle sales, collect payments and issues receipts appropriately. It is another great career path in business studies.
Roles Of A Cashier
- Processing of sales transactions
- Acceptance of payments
- Issues bills and receipts
- Reconciliation of cash withdrawals and sales receipts
- Handles customer’s complaints
- Answer customer’s inquiries about products and services
- Customer service skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Attention to details
- Knowledge of POS system
- Ability to work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
A secretary works as an administrative professional. He/ She has very critical roles to play in the corporate environment.
Roles Of A Secretary
- Welcomes and receives guests
- Answer and direct phone calls
- Schedule meetings and conferences
- Organize documents and files
- Assist executives with project tasks
- Organize and distribute messages
Skills Needed By A Secretary
- Team work skills
- Organization and time management skills
Logistics is a critical aspect of supply chain management. It is one of the good career opportunities in business studies. Logistics is the acquisition, storage and transportation of goods from its source location to its destination.
Responsibilities Of Logistics Company
- Processing of order
- Inventory management
- Cargo handling
Different Job Roles Obtainable In A Logistics Company
- Operations manager
- Warehouse logistics manager
- Supply chain manager
- Inventory Manager
- Customer service representative
- Freight forwarder
- Truck driver, etc.
11. Office Management
It involves the design , implementation and evaluation of workflow in an organization in order to attain efficiency and productivity. An Office manager is a personnel functioning in office management role.
Roles Of An Office Manager
- Facilities and human resource management
- Recruitment and training
- Monitoring and reviewing of systems
Skills Needed For Office Manager
- Decision making ability
- Ability to work under pressure
Accountancy, stockbroking, business administration are some of the career opportunities in business studies. With a qualification in business studies, you can choose to start your own business or work as part of a team in an organization. The knowledge and skills required to do any of such will be acquired why studying in college.
Frequently Asked Questions
What career opportunities exist in business studies.
When you take studies related course, you can work in the following capacity; secretary, entrepreneur, cashier, accountant, stockbroker, business administrator, etc.
What are some of the benefits of getting qualification in business studies?
You get an understanding of how business works such that you can set up your own business if you want You acquire essential skills for life and work e.g problem solving, decision making, presentation skills, analytical skills, etc.
What field of business is the best to study in?
Finance Accounting Marketing Logistics/ Supplychain Business administration Management information system
Is business studies a good career path.
Yes. It is a good one most especially for people who aspire to be entrepreneurs and business leaders. You get to acquire knowledge and skills needed to pursue career opportunities even at global level and helps you understand how business works.
What is the topmost and highest paid job in business?
The job of a chief executive officer is the topmost position and also the highest paid in an organization.
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Career Opportunities In Business Studies
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Career Opportunities In Business Studies- Wondering what career opportunities are present in the field of business studies? Business studies simply involve the study of different activities that takes place around production , distribution and consumption of goods and services. In this article, you will discover different career opportunities in business studies. Lets begin.
List Of Career Opportunities In Business Studies
Below are career opportunities in Business studies
- Office Management
- Human Resource Management
- Business Administration
1. Office Management
This is one of the career opportunities in Business studies. The profession involves the design, implementation, evaluation of workflow in an organization so as to attain and sustain efficiency and productivity. The following skills are essential in office management : planning, organizing, leadership, etc.
A person that works in the role of office management is known as an office manager. This profession is a part of administration of business.
Roles Of An Office Manager
Some roles of an office manager include the following:
- Monitoring and reviewing of systems
- Recruitment and training
- Data base management
- Facilities and human resource management
- Project management, etc.
Skills Needed For Office Management
You need to have high competence in the following skills as a project manager:
- Problem solving
- Good decision making skill
- Time management
- Ability to work under pressure
This profession is one of the career opportunities in Business studies. It involves measurement, processing and sharing of financial and non-financial details of businesses and corporation. An accountant is a person that carries out accounting activities of a business, organization or corporation.
Job Roles In Accounting
- Track movement of money
- Keep and maintain financial records
- Protection of business assets
- Calculate profit & loss
- Facilitate decision making, etc.
Branches Of Accounting
There are different branches of accounting and they include:
- Financial accounting
- Managerial accounting
- Cost accounting
- Auditing accounting
- Tax accounting
- Fiduciary accounting
- Project accounting
- Forensic accounting
- Fund accounting
- Government accounting
- Political campaign accounting
- International accounting, etc.
Skills Accountants Must Possess
- Strong attention to details
- Must be well-organised
- Good mathematical skills
- Critical thinking
- Business acumen, etc.
It is a profession that involves advertising, promotion and sales of products/ services. Marketing encompasses all the activities an organization undertakes to promote/ enhance the sales of a product service. Some of the activities carried out in the marketing department of an organization include:
- Product management
- Marketing information management.
Marketing is one of the most important unit in an organization. An organization that would thrive must have a strong marketing team. The following skills are crucial for you to effectively function in a marketing role:
Skills Needed To Function In Marketing
- Attention to detail
- Strong communication skills
- Data analysis
- Interpersonal skills
- Creativity skills, etc.
4. Human Resource Management
This is one of the career opportunities in Business studies. This arm of Business studies is involved in the effective management of the people working in an organization . The department ensures the well-being, satisfaction and safety of the employees in an organization.
To work as an effective HR manager , you must have the following qualities:
- Effective communication skills
- Strong decision making abilities
- Sympathetic attitude
Roles of Human Resource Management
- Recruitment, training and development of employees
- Ensures work place safety
- Manages employee benefit and compensation
- Ensure and enforce compliance
- Maintain organizational culture
- Ensures workplace is safe
- Handle disciplinary action
This is also one of the interesting career opportunities in Business studies. It is an aspect of business studies that involves risk management. Insurance work like a financial safety net that helps people recover after a bad occurrence.
Types of insurance include life, health, auto and long term disability.
To work as an insurance agent, you must have the following skills:
Skills Needed To Work In Insurance
- Good customer service
- Good organizational skills
- Strong analytical skills
Some of the job roles in an insurance industry include:
- Sales agent
- Adjuster and
Logistics involves the acquisition, storage and transportation of goods/invention from its origin to a fixed destination. It is a vital aspect in supply chain management.
What Is Done In logistics
- Processing of order
- Management of inventory
- Handling of cargo
Job Roles In Logistics
You could work in any of the following capacity in logistics:
- Freight agent
- Supply chain manager
- Warehouse logistics manager
- Transportation analyst
- Logistics Engineer
- Operations manager
- Inventory manager
- Procurement manager
- Customer service representative
- Logistics consultant
- International logistics manager
- Freight forwarder
- Truck driver
7. Business Administration
Business administration is the summation of the effort of a company to achieve its goals and objectives using human and material resources. In business administration, you will focus majorly on these topics: marketing, finance, accounting, human resources, project management, etc.
Job Responsibilities of A Business Administrator
- Hiring of new employees
- Motivating employees
- Oversee business operation
- Organize and supervise staff’s operation
- Manage resources
With a degree in Business administration, you can also get the following jobs:
- Logistics manager
- Sales manager
- Marketing manager
- Business analyst
- Market research analyst
- Office manager
You can work in the brokeage as a stock broker. Here , you will be providing clients with financial services like stockbroking. A stockbroker is a professional who is licensed to buy and sell stocks and securities on behalf of their clients (individuals or institution).
Roles Of A Stockbroker
- Provide investment advice to clients
- Manage client investment portfolio
- Evaluate financial reports accurately
- Update clients on regular basis of their investment portfolio status
- Search for new clients through cold calling and networking
- Inform clients of new investment opportunities
How To Become A Stockbroker
- Get a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field e.g accounting, economics, finance, etc.
- Get an MBA (Master of Business Administration)
- Get some professional experience
- Get relevant certification
Skills Required For A Stock Broker
- Analytical skills
- Mathematical skills
- Attention to details
- Risk analysis
- Decision making
The role of an Entreprenuer is amnong the good career opportunities in Business studies. An entrepreneur is an individual that starts and grow a business. He/ She identifies a need/ problem and then come up with a business idea to solve that problem.
Role Of An Entrepreneur
- Initiate and manage business activities
- Identify business opportunities
- Take decision and risks
- Build partnerships
- Monitor/coordinate activities of employees
- Create jobs
Skills Needed By An Entrepreneur
- Financial skills
- Strategic Planning
How To Become An Entrepreneur
You need some knowledge.
You can acquire a degree in business administration or related field. If you have a degree in a different field, you can take up a short course in business administration or rleted filed.
Search for a profitable business idea
The easiest way to do is to look around for problems amd try to create a solution through a business idea.
Create a product/service
Validate your plan, write a good business plan.
This is important as it will serve as a guide for you. You will also need it when you want to seek for funding.
You can use personal savings, gifts from family and friends, grants, loans, etc.
Launch out your business
Manage your business, other career opportunities in business studies.
- Risk Analyst
- Actuarial Science
- Public Relations
- Tax policy analyst
- Asset management
Now you have the list of career opportunities in Business studies . You have also seen different skills required for you to effectively function in any of the careers mentioned.
Frequently Asked Questions
What skills is required for successful career opportunities in business studies.
- Good communication skills
- Management and leadership
- Financial intelligence
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Information technology
What are the branches of business studies?
- Organizational studies
- Human resource management
Is a degree in Business studies a good idea?
Yes. Having a degree in business studies can increase your job prospects and increase your sources of income.
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Career in Business Studies
Business studies specialization deals with various business activities that are linked to several industries and trade and commerce. This specialization aims to develop the understanding of the learners towards various forms of business and how each model functions in the market. The syllabus of the course is tailored as per the level at which the learner is undergoing the studies. At the primary level, basic information pertaining to operations of the business from planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling etc are taught and later on, this foundation is elaborated in detail to enhance the perspective of the aspirants.
What is Business Studies all about?
Eligibility criteria for admission in business studies.
If you fulfill the eligibility criteria of the targeted institute or university, it becomes easier to appear for the entrance test. So let us find out the general terms and conditions that an aspirant must fulfill to seek admission in Business Studies courses at various levels.
In order to get admission in BBS, an aspirant is required to either appear or have passes the 10+2 (or equivalent) examination with aggregate 60% marks (55% for SC/ST/WW/Physically Challenged Categories) in four papers including English as a compulsory subject.
If you possess an undergraduate degree from a recognised university or institute with minimum 50% overall percentage then you can apply for the postgraduate course i.e. MBS.
For doctoral degree, an aspirant must have completed post-Graduation in relevant subject or equivalent with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
Business Studies Entrance Exam
Entrance exam is your first step in the direction of getting admission to a business studies college/institute. Here is a list of entrance exams in which an aspirant can appear to seek admission at various levels.
For Under-graduate Courses:
- IPM Aptitude Test: Indian Institute of Management Indore Integrated Program in Management Aptitude Test
- NMAT(UG): NMIMS Management Aptitude Test Undergraduate
- GGSIPU CET: Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test
- DU JET: Delhi University Joint Entrance Test
- SET: Symbiosis Entrance Test
- UGAT-AIMA: Under Graduate Aptitude Test-AIMA
For Post-Graduate Courses:
- Common Admission Test (CAT)
- AIMA Management Aptitude Test (MAT)
- Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)
- NMIMS Management Admission Test (NMAT)
- Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
- IBS Aptitude Test (IBSAT) 2018
For Ph.D courses
- Department of Management Studies IIT Delhi Entrance Exam
- Management Development Institute Entrance Exam
- University of Delhi, Faculty of Management Studies Entrance Exam
- National Institute of Industrial Engineering Entrance Exam
- Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Entrance Exam
Courses in Business Studies
Business Studies course can be pursue from undergraduate level and thereafter an aspirant can study and specialise in this domain till the doctorate level. This stream is aimed to hone the skills of the candidates in a manner that they grasp the art of managing the business while applying scientific principles wherever the need arises. Let us take a look at various types of courses designed for the aspirants:
An undergraduate degree in Business Studies stream is popularly known as B.B.S. or Bachelor of Business Studies. The duration of this degree is maximum three years and is divided into six semesters.
Postgraduate degree/diploma in the Business Management stream is known as Master of Business Studies (MBS). This academic degree is conducted in the time span of 2 years and is sub-divided into 4 semesters.
The doctoral program in the field of Business Management is known as Ph.D. in Business Studies. Various management universities conduct this program in the time span of three to five years.
Business Studies Subjects and Syllabus
As far as the business management specialization is concerned, every institute offers different modules or subjects, but in general there are some common modules that are generally included in the course curriculum of various universities and colleges.
Let us take a look at the list of the subjects that are included in the course curriculum of Business Studies specialisation:
- Accounting & Auditing
- Human Resource Management
- International Business
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
- Corporate Responsibility
There are various career options for Business Studies graduates in the industry. Be it banking sector, financial sector, marketing companies, stock exchanges, or BPOs, every industry has some or the other vacant position for the business studies professionals.
Top Recruiters for Business Studies
There are popular brands in India, from both Indian and International market that offer lucrative job opportunity to the business studies candidates. Some of them are as under:
- Sapient Corporation,
- Paypal, Inc.,
- Wipro Technologies Ltd.,
- Reliance Communications
- Amazon.com Inc,
- Tata Consultancy Services Limited,
- InfoSys Limited,
Salary after Business Studies
Salary is one of the key aspects when it comes to choose a career path. As far as business studies as a career choice is concerned, this field offers decent salary prospects to the aspirants. An average salary of 2 to 3 lakhs per annum is offered to the fresher who has completed his/her graduation course. For the post-graduates, an average salary of four to five lakhs per annum can be expected from the recruiters. The growth and promotion in terms of salary is decent and you can expect to earn up to 30 lakhs per annum after gaining 10-15 years of experience in the industry.
Top Business Studies Colleges in India
In the entire admission process, choosing a perfect B-school that will help an aspirant in achieving the career growth path is one of the toughest decisions. Among various B-schools and universities in India that offer courses in Business Studies specialization, here are a few best universities that you can target to pursue a bright career in this domain:
Why pursue Business Studies courses?
Business Studies course is focused to impart the know-how of subjects such as accountancy, finance, marketing, organizational studies and economics to the aspirants. Subject knowledge of these areas is necessary to learn so that the aspirants can understand the functions and principles on which an organization runs. The knowledge of business studies and allied subjects also build up general management perspective among the learners.
Job Opportunities for Business Studies
As per the level of qualification and the experience gained in the industry, there are various job titles that are given to a business studies graduate. Some of them are as under:
Job Profiles Available after Graduation
- Business Analyst
- Teacher & lecturer
- Analysing Business Analyst
Job Profiles Available after Post-graduation
- Business Development Manager
- Finance Manager
- Accounting Head
- Management Consultant
Job Profiles Available after Ph.D. Degree
- Business Consultant
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The increasingly global and data-driven business world provides a wide variety of rewarding business careers.
Companies in every industry needs professionals with a degree in business to operate efficiently. Business careers exist in areas such as finance, human resources, marketing and more.
Do you enjoy working with people? Being creative? Managing money? Our huge list includes rewarding business jobs for just about everyone seeking a job in the business world, whether you have an MBA or a bachelor's degree .
See a varity of business careers in alphabetical order.
1. Account executive: They put charisma to work. Account executives are responsible for creating new clients and maintaining happy client relationships. He knows how to soothe clients' concerns with a well-timed returned call and knows just who to go to if the answers are not immediately available. An account executive may collaborate with a sales team to evaluate strategies based on competing company outcomes. These individuals enjoy working with people and are comfortable leading others in casual or corporate settings.
Account executive educational requirements : Some account executives have a bachelor's degree in business administration, advertising, journalism, or marketing.
Average 2014 account executive salary : $58,000
2. Accounting analyst: The ideal accounting analyst keeps his pencils sharp and his files in shipshape. He's a detailed-oriented individual who excels in taking stock of financial records. An accounting analyst commands an excellent knowledge of accounting principles and keeps track of invoices, budgeting, billing, shipping, and ordering to ensure the accuracy and efficiency of a company's expenditures and profits.
Accounting analyst educational requirements : These professionals typically need at least a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a similar field.
Average 2014 accounting analyst salary : $74,000
3. Actuarial analyst: Actuarial analysts do not mind having a bit of uncertainty in their lives. In fact, actuarial analysts enjoy diving into the world of predictions and probabilities. An actuarial analyst works in the speculative world of insurance and relies on mathematical and analytical training to create insurance policies. These individuals spend much of their time predicting the likelihood of natural and political disasters. In addition, actuarial analysts assess risks in the corporate world to minimize insurance premiums.
Actuarial analyst educational requirements : Some actuarial analysts hold a bachelor's or master's degree in statistics, math, or actuarial science. Others hold degrees in various quantitative fields such as finance or business.
Average 2014 actuarial analyst salary : $82,000
4. Advertising coordinator: They enjoy the challenges a dynamic and ever-changing work environment provides. Advertising coordinators understand the entire process of promoting a product from beginning to end. They orchestrate ad agency staff team members while also contributing to the creative efforts. An advertising coordinator retains a solid knowledge of how advertising works in the world of radio, television, and print— all while keeping track of expenditures and billing.
Advertising coordinator educational requirements : This job often requires a bachelor's degree in advertising, marketing, or a related field.
Average 2014 advertising coordinator salary : $38,000
5. Advertising operations specialist: This is a highly demanding executive position. An advertising operations specialist analyzes and helps oversee the direction of an entire ad campaign and ensures the promotion of a product unfolds with great economy and efficiency. An advertising operations specialist must enjoy creating schedules and budgets as well as confidently reporting outcomes to those in higher positions. Advertising operations specialists often travel; they move from one site to the next ironing out the wrinkles which arise when multiple marketing teams work together.
Advertising operations specialist educational requirements : Advertising operations specialists earn bachelor's degrees in advertising, marketing, or other related fields.
Average 2014 advertising operations specialist : $30,000
6. Advertising sales agent: This is an excellent entry-level job for a smooth talker who takes satisfaction from earning commissions based on his ability to obtain and maintain a client base.
An advertising sales agent persuades people to purchase space for advertisements in a variety of environments. They often work to meet quotas for newspapers and radio or television stations. Strong communications skills help advertising sales agents acquire and maintain a satisfied group of clients.
Advertising sales agent educational requirements : A bachelor's degree in marketing works well for people seeking a position as an advertising sales agent.
Average 2014 advertising sales agent salary : $61,000
7. Association planner: They promote events and get traffic passing through a trade show or conference. An association planner organizes an event in a setting which draws in an audience at a time when he knows people are likely to attend. Their list of responsibilities includes promoting the event as well as coordinating payments for any display items or catering.
Association planners often roam the event and confirm all is running smoothly. When the show or event ends, an association planner remains until everything is packed away. They may perform surveys to get a sense of an event's success.
Association planner educational requirements : An association planner may earn a bachelor's degree in hospitality, communications, public relations, or marketing.
Average 2014 association planner salary : $38,000
8. Auditor: A certified auditor keeps all financial matters above board. She confirms a business maintains its financial credibility in the eyes of the government. Auditors understand regulations and have the ability to streamline a company's financial operations. Although companies hire auditors as full-time employees, many auditors also work as traveling consultants. In either case, an auditor should be a team player who understands the dynamics of both large and small organizations.
Auditor educational requirements : Some auditors have a bachelor's or master's degree in accounting.
Average 2014 certified auditor salary : $58,000
9. Bank compliance officer: A bank relies on the efficiency and organizational prowess of a compliance officer to make certain all banking activities agree with governmental rules and regulations. Bank compliance officers assist bank management and staff when it comes to establishing the policies and procedures within areas of risk management or lending and depositing money through banking institutions.
Often a bank compliance officer establishes procedures or even manages training sessions for bank employees. This business career requires good organizational and interpersonal skills. The job typically requires a deep knowledge of finance, accounting, and/or economics.
Bank compliance officer educational requirements : This position requires a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, management, or a related field of study. A growing number of employers prefer candidates with a master's degree.
Average 2014 bank compliance officer salary : $123,000
10. Benefits officer: How much sick leave does an employee have left? Does a position include paid vacations? Ask your benefits officer. A benefits officer handles payroll, health insurance, and taxes for company employees. Benefits officers manage payment schedules and communicate with the tax department about new employee situations. They enjoys ensuring the quick and correct handling of both new and established employee compensations.
Benefits officer educational requirements : Many benefits officers have a bachelor's degree in human resources.
Average 2014 benefits officer salary : $55,000
11. Bond analyst: Bond analysts enjoy making money for people. They guide a company's financial investment decisions. They dive into exploring various bond investment opportunities and then counsel companies based on their calculations.
A bond analyst typically uses the latest computer software programs and maintains proficiency over current statistics and economic trends. Communication skills are also key since bond analysts often explain trading agreements and terms to their coworkers.
Bond analyst educational requirements : They typically need a bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, or finance. Some employers prefer bond analysts with a master's degree in business administration.
Average 2014 bond analyst salary : $102,000
12. Bookkeeper: There is nothing more comforting for a business owner than knowing his finances are in order. His receipts are available, and all purchases and expenditures are well planned and set into an orderly flow. A bookkeeper establishes and records the financial activities of a business or institution.
The bookkeeper sets rhythms for incoming and outgoing dollars through creating invoices, purchases orders, tax payments, payroll lists, etc. Bookkeepers need excellent organizational and analytical skills; at any given time, a bookkeeper may have to explain financial fluctuations through budget reports.
Bookkeeper educational requirements : Some bookkeepers have an associate degree in accounting.
Average 2014 bookkeeper salary : $32,000
13. Brand strategist: Remember the last time you bought a product because of its fabulous or clever marketing? A brand strategist creates strategies to entice the public to purchase a product or service. In order to do so, a brand strategist researches and understand the needs and wants of the targeted customer base. Brand strategists determine the best ways to address the targeted audience through various marketing channels.
A brand strategist job requires great persuasive and communications skills along with an ability to work independently while reading and interpreting marketing trends and data.
Brand strategist educational requirements : Most often brand strategists have a bachelor's degree in marketing.
Average 2014 brand strategist salary : $91,000
14. Budget analyst: When a company needs the “big picture” of its finances, they ask for the budget analyst. A budget analyst excels in providing a detailed portrait of company finances. Often a budget analyst leads others in creating and adhering to a financial plan. At times, budget analysts may work to cut costs or advise company management in ways to acquire unique funding opportunities.
Budget analyst educational requirements : They typically need a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economics, or business.
Average 2014 budget analyst salary : $57,000
15. Business analyst: Problem solving may seem like a chore or even a headache for some, but a business analyst loves looking for solutions. The role of a business analyst comes in many forms. A business analyst may work as a company employee or serve many companies as a consultant.
Business analysts solve outstanding problems within a company and create tangible improvements. The job requires either a specialized or general understanding of business finances, IT issues, marketing, and/or human resources. A business analyst need the ability to precisely analyze information from various departments within a company. In addition, a business analyst must have very good interpersonal and diplomatic sensibilities in order to effectively make recommendations.
Business analyst educational requirements : Some business analysts have a bachelor's or master's degree in business or marketing.
Average 2014 business analyst salary : $88,000
16. Business data analyst: Graphs, charts, and abstract data fascinate the business data analyst. Many may see the business analyst and business data analyst as interchangeable terms; however, the business data analyst is a highly specialized occupation in itself. The business data analyst has developed an ability to take abstract statistics related to profits, expenditures, or productivity and interpret them for a company.
Business data analysts take raw data and then reproduce the information in the form of reports, bar graphs, or charts. Once the data is available, the business data analyst presents the findings and makes the appropriate recommendations to solve any outstanding problems.
Business data analyst educational requirements : The job typically requires a bachelor's degree in business or an MBA.
Average business data analyst : $93,000
17. Business development coordinator: When a company needs to make sure all clients are happy and informed, the business development coordinator goes to work. Interacting with sales or marketing departments to serve new clients or new departments, a business development coordinator contributes to the growth of a company. They provide the necessary educational materials, documents, or slide shows for presentations or demonstrations. Business development coordinators work in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
Business development coordinator educational requirements: Some employers prefer a bachelor's degree in business administration or public administration .
Average 2014 business development coordinator salary : $45,000
18. Business operations specialist: Got your hardhat? Are all transports functioning on time? A business operations specialist hones in on the rules and regulations of a particular industry and confirm a business is working within those boundaries. Some of the areas a business operations specialist oversees include: safety, quality, efficiency, quality control, and finances. Business operations specialists support a company in ensuring the prompt delivery of all goods. Excellent organizational and mathematical skills combined with good leadership ability make a great business operations specialist.
Business operations specialist educational requirements : Business operations specialists typically have a bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, operational management, business or a related field. Some of these professionals add to their knowledge with a master's degree in business administration.
Average 2014 business operations specialist salary : $38,000
19. Business systems consultant: They help companies with the difficult task of choosing the right software for each department. A business systems consultant contributes to the technological efficiency within a company. For instance, she may work with the IT department to determine what systems are the most effective for a given outcome. Business systems consultants help to put a system to use and continues to evaluate how well the system functions.
Business systems consultant educational requirements : Some of these professionals have a bachelor's degree in a business related.
Average 2014 business systems coordinator salary : $80,000
20. Claims analyst: They resolve outstanding claims. A claims analyst confirms payments made through an insurance company or medical billing department are correct and in keeping with a given policy. Claims analysts often act as a negotiator to establish payment terms. They also ensure all payments are made.
A claims analyst is comfortable with conducting deliberate research to determine eligibility and knows how to use the appropriate accounting software.
Claims analyst educational requirements : Some employers prefer a bachelor's degree in business or management.
Average 2014 claims analyst salary : $39,000
21. Client relations specialist: They typically work with the client relations team in managing, supporting and enhancing client relationships. They also deal with client requests and issues and contact clients to obtain information.
Client relations Specialist education requirements : Some employers prefer an associate degree or a bachelor's degree.
Average 20145 client relations specialist salary : $30,000
22. Commercial banker: Great organizers, commercial bankers are often also creative with solving issues related to loans. These individuals enjoy problem solving and generating great ideas in the world of corporate and retail banks. This business career involves coordinating lending activities and managing accounts for individuals or companies.
Commercial bankers strive to forge strategies to offset any problems with payments. This includes reviewing and designing new payment agreements. Often commercial bankers assist in staffing or in creating policy and procedures. A successful commercial banker understands how to communicate clearly and effectively with his colleagues and clients.
Commercial bankers need excellent mathematical skills. They deal with people in a variety of financial situations.
Commercial banker educational requirements : Some of these professionals have a bachelor's degree in finance or business administration.
Average 2014 commercial banker salary : $102,000
23. Commercial credit analyst: Critical thinking sits at the heart of the skill set of an excellent commercial credit analyst. In order to confirm a loan is poised to become a good financial return, a commercial credit analyst reviews the risk of loaning money or extending credit. He assembles a detailed financial portrait which looks at a company's ability to earn, grow, and/or dominate a market. In addition, commercial credit analysts manage accounts and assemble loan applications. He may also make collection calls or recommendations regarding certain policies and procedures.
Commercial credit analyst educational requirements : A bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance, or economics prepared a person for this position.
Average 2014 commercial credit analyst salary : $59,000
24. Commercial loan officer: It's the perfect job for someone who enjoys working independently and at times for commission. Commercial loan officers travel during work to call on potential clients for mortgage companies. In addition, they draw up the loan agreements. A commercial loan officer may assist clients with creating more opportunities to expand business plans.
Commercial loan officer educational requirements : Some commercial loan officers have a bachelor's degree in finance.
Average 2014 commercial loan officer salary : $64,000
25. Commercial underwriter: People who work as commercial underwriters evaluate the risks involved with insuring a property or business. This is a key position since the decisions made on the commercial underwriter's recommendations affect the insurance company's finances. The commercial underwriter must use statistics as well as make onsite inspections to determine the risks involved in providing a policy. She then draws up an agreement between the parties involved.
Commercial underwriter educational requirements : Some of these professionals have a bachelor's degree in finance.
Average 2014 commercial underwriter salary : $67,000
26. Compensation specialist: Ever wonder who determines the Christmas bonus? A compensation specialist creates the pay scales for a company. This position requires comparing how and what similar businesses offer employees. Compensation specialists also help design job descriptions and help determine merit pay. If a worker feels underpaid, the compensation specialist must put together a good argument for or against the raise. Diplomacy and accuracy as well as excellent researching skills play key roles in this very important role.
Compensation specialist educational requirements: They typically have a bachelor's degree in human resources .
Average 2014 compensation specialist salary : $48,000
27. Compliance analyst: If you were the little fellow the teacher entrusted with managing the class when she left the room, consider a compliance analyst job. Often called compliance officer, a compliance analyst make sure all employees stick to the rules and regulatory guidelines a company or agency established. Sometimes the guidelines are oriented around safety or other operational protocols.
Compliance analysts enjoy the satisfaction of writing reports to regulatory agencies and confirming all is running smoothly and correctly as possible.
Compliance analyst educational requirements : Some compliance analysts have a bachelor's degree in business.
Average 2014 compliance analyst salary : $57,000
28. Contract administrator: Shopping anyone? A contract administrator oversees a company's purchases and sales. A contract administrator must have the skills to negotiate and create purchase contracts. Contact administrators are accountable for budgets and for noting deliveries and disposing of unneeded or extra supplies. Often a contract administrator ensures all purchases go to the correct departments in a timely and safe manner.
Contract administrator educational requirements : Contract administrators may obtain a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in contract management, acquisitions, and contract management. A human resources degree is also a good choice.
Average 2014 contract administrator salary : $62,000
29. Convention planner: A successful convention planner organizes the astounding speaker series or trade show for a business or agency. Convention planners make sure the fire department is on board with a fireworks display or the completion of all the health inspections before a cooking demonstration ensues. They have command of the foot traffic and marketing and hotel scheduling. A convention planner knows how to manage time and how to put together an engaging display sure to educate or inspire a crowd.
Convention planner educational requirements : Becoming a convention planner typically requires a bachelor's degree in hospitality or tourism management.
Average 2014 convention planner salary : $53,000
30. Corporate trainer: This dynamic position requires an ability to make complicated ideas or new procedures easy and fun to learn. A corporate trainer enjoys coming up with great ice breakers which open the door to an engaging PowerPoint slide show. Corporate trainers know how to field employees' questions or concerns when it comes to bringing an office up to speed with new software or protocol.
Often a corporate trainer works to help departments or two companies merge. This individual enjoys planning presentations and must enjoy spending time helping others feel good about the changes or advances a company makes.
Corporate trainer educational requirements : Some corporate trainers have a bachelor's degree in human resources.
Average 2014 corporate trainer salary : $30,000
31. Corporate treasurer: If a company makes a good investment or can pay its bills with ease, thank the corporate treasurer. Corporate treasurers promote the financial health of a company or agency. Their activities span from determining investments to keeping track of cash flow. A corporate treasurer has a knowledge base which includes understanding tax laws and anticipating expenditures related to upcoming projects. A successful corporate treasurer has a balance of good money sense and fiscal creativity.
Corporate treasurer educational requirements : Some corporate treasurers have a bachelor's degree in finance or an MBA.
Average 2014 corporate treasurer salary : $87,000
32. Cost analyst: Cost analysts control a company's purse strings. The cost analyst oversees a company's finances throughout all its activities. He deals with inventory as well as any sales, operational expenses, labor costs, or budgeting issues. Cost analysts may produce weekly or monthly reports which reflect the company's activities while also making recommendations on future expenditures and financial plans. This business career requires excellent organizational skills.
Cost analyst educational requirements : They typically need a bachelor's degree in an industry-related area or a bachelor's degree in finance.
Average 2014 cost analyst salary : $76,000
33. Credit analyst: In order to impress a credit analyst, a company or individual must be a good bet when it comes to making a loan. A credit analyst helps determine if a loan is worth offering. She looks into credit scores and other financial records of a company and then compares her findings to other similar entities. Once a loan is approved, a credit analyst may also keep track of payments or create more comfortable payment schedules. She may even find herself training others in this field or making visits to customers. Credit analysts need knowledge of accounting principles and mathematics.
Credit analyst educational requirements : Some of these professionals have a bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, business or statistics.
Average 2014 credit analyst salary : $61,000
34. Credit counselor: A good credit counselor knows how to determine where a family or individual needs to make adjustments in spending and paying off a debt. This position is best suited for someone who enjoys learning about federal and state regulations while also being capable of discussing individual finances in a sensitive manner. Credit counselors are creative with planning a budget and encouraging good money habits.
Credit councilor educational requirements : A bachelor's degree in economics or business may prepare a person for a position as a credit counselor.
Average 2014 credit counselor salary : $67,000
35. Development analyst: This position merges creativity and research. A development analyst enjoys exploring novel ideas for the benefit of his company and then applying his findings in practical terms. Development analysts may look into recent trends and then create new processes in a work environment to reflect the developments. Some manifestations of a development analyst's research may include locating a new type of client or redefining and designing a business practice.
They're findings appear in the form of presentations of highly detailed reports presented to staff members. Excellent presentation and research skills make for a successful development analyst who may at times also rely on his ability to set ideas in motion, through training, based on custom made proposals.
Developmental analyst educational requirements : Some employers prefer a bachelor's degrees in finance, statistics or business.
Average 2014 development analyst salary : $74,000
36. Digital advertising sales specialist: A digital advertising specialist needs Internet savvy; she knows just how to increase sales and public interest in her company through the use of the latest features of social media. While this job requires excellent communication skills, it also presents opportunities for using a person's understanding of HTML and word optimization. Digital advertising sales specialists need knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to help businesses grow in popularity on these sites.
Digital adverting specialists use their creativity to build internet advertisements through using graphics which speak to particular audiences. Successful digital advertising specialist typically have the ability to communicate concepts in a concise manner with a touch of flair.
Digital advertising sales specialist educational requirements : Some digital advertising sales specialists have a bachelor's degree in advertising or marketing.
Average 2014 digital advertising sales specialist salary : $51,000
37. Digital marketing analyst: A digital marketing analyst has expertise in defining an audience. He knows how to design strategies which meet his clients' marketing expectations. A digital marketing analyst maintains an organized and coordinated digital campaign. They observe performance analysis to drive campaign strategies which produce successful results. In addition, digital marketing analysts must know how to deliver their findings in a personable and concise manner to retain client confidence.
Digital marketing analyst educational requirements : Some digital marketing analysts have a bachelor's degree in marketing, business, or in a related area of study.
Average 2014 digital marketing analyst salary : $76,000
38. Digital media specialist: A digital media specialist understands what brand loyalty is all about. He builds and then tends to all the digital endeavors of a business or organization. Digital media specialists takes charge of digital resources for campaigns and provides consolidated reports on the progress of campaigns.
A digital media specialist can go to work alone and then seamlessly engage with a team or department. They enjoy producing a detailed digital editing process project or a putting together a newsletter or flyer.
Digital media specialist educational requirements : They typically have a bachelor's degree in advertising, marketing, communications, or business administration.
Average 2014 digital media specialist salary : $53,000
39. Distributor/Distribution manager: A company's distributor is the fellow to thank for all business supplies purchased at a great price and delivered on time and to the correct departments or locations. A good business distributor knows not only what his company's supply needs are, he understands the whole trail the goods follow. Distribution managers know how IT distribution systems work.
A distribution manager remains in constant touch with his colleagues and may identify supplies that are more cutting edge, ecologically made, or less expensive. He enjoys the satisfaction of seeing his orders put to good use without excessive cost or waste.
Distribution manager educational requirements : They typically have a bachelor's degree in business administration or logistics.
Average 2014 distribution manager salary : $76,000
40. Employment specialist: Matchmakers of the business world, employment specialists know how to place and maintain people in the right jobs or posts. Also known as a “job placement specialist,” an employment specialist may work independently or within a large company filling vacancies or moving employees within or between departments.
An employment specialist may work as a recruiter, as well, bringing in fresh talent or filling new posts for a growing company. He may have the unpleasant task of firing an employee. Some other responsibilities may be more quantitative. He may conduct drug tests or give written exams. Conversely, he may also determine if a potential employee would fit into the culture of a corporate setting.
Corporate specialists are excellent readers of personality and enjoy meeting people and forging professional matches based on a basic knowledge labor laws, federal guidelines, benefits, and recruiting practices.
Employment specialist educational requirements : Some employers may prefer a bachelor's degree in business administration, human service, or human resources.
Average 2014 employment specialist salary : $38,000
41. Equity research analyst: Although no crystal ball sits on the desk of an equity research analyst, she tries to predict how well the stock of a company will do in the future. Most often, an equity research analyst works for a brokerage firm or a financial institution where she uses her understanding of stock market trends, statistics, and company histories to make her evaluations.
An equity research analyst enjoys making calculations. An equity research analyst enjoys keeping tabs on the latest news and has a good working knowledge of the latest computer applications.
Equity research analyst educational requirements : Some employers may require a bachelor's degree in finance or an MBA.
Average 2014 equity research analyst salary : $102,000
42. Equity trader: Equity traders buy or sell securities. They have a unique understanding of how to evaluate the potential worth of these stock shares while also being well versed in the ethics and regulations controlling the operations of the stock market.
An equity trader enjoys thinking strategically and is comfortable taking risks based on research and educated predictions. Equity traders need knowledge of the latest relevant computer applications and have impeccable communication skills to explain the reasoning behind acquisitions.
Equity trader educational requirements : Some equity traders have a degree in finance, business, economics, or a related subject.
Average 2014 equity trader salary : $102,000
43. Event coordinator: They understands what hospitality means. An event coordinator loves to throw a good party. At times they're on the periphery of the festivities or working furiously behind the scenes to ensure all aspects of a wedding or trade show evolve smoothly from beginning to end. They're typically creative people who work within an excellent network of caterers, entertainers, and party suppliers.
An event coordinator understands budgets and can interpret the visions of his clients accurately. He has a great sense of time management and can face unforeseeable changes in weather or circumstances with confidence and backup plans.
Event coordinator educational requirements : Some event coordinators have a bachelor's degree in hospitality management.
Average 2014 event coordinator salary : $39,000
44. Event marketing specialist: They have a knack for promoting a company's services or products through creating presentations which involve trade shows and other related events. Event marketing specialists are very attentive to detail and enjoy traveling. Often they're communicating with many individuals at once and have a cell phone in one hand while keeping track of guest registration or booth set ups.
Event marketing specialists are very much in the public eye and can put out organizational “fires” with grace. They may oversee locating venues and locating speakers, catering, and entertainment.
An event marketing specialist tries to show their product in the most pleasing and convincing light. Once an event has ended, they evaluate its success and build on that knowledge for future endeavors.
Event marketing specialist educational requirements : Some of these professionals have a bachelor's degree in marketing.
Average 2014 event marketing specialist salary : $56,000
45. Fashion advertiser: For people who love the drama and beauty of a good runway fashion show, a fashion advertiser job is a dream come true. A fashion advertiser studies the latest clothing design trends. They showcase a brand or clothing line through a variety of media. A fashion advertiser may work in a retail department store building a display or collaborate with a marketing team to design a catalog or magazine ad or billboard.
Fashion advertisers understand the audiences who purchase a company's brands of clothing. They help create advertisements which place an alluring light on their goods.
Fashion advertiser educational requirements : Some fashion advertisers have a bachelor's degree in advertising or marketing.
Average 2014 fashion advertiser salary : $76,000
46. Fashion merchandising buyer: Companies pay them to go shopping. Merchandising buyers get to spend their working hours purchasing clothes for department stores. They attend fashion shows and travel to many national and international sites where people sell the latest fashions.
The best fashion merchandising buyers understand trends in clothing. They negotiate price agreements and determine the right quantities to order. This position requires excellent interpersonal skills along with a keen sense of understanding how much the clientele of a particular store is willing to pay to look great.
Fashion merchandising buyer educational requirements : Some fashion merchandising buyers have a bachelor's degree in marketing, business, or fashion.
Average 2014 fashion merchandising buyer salary : $67,000
47. Fashion sales representative: They must find ways of convincing buyers a line of shoes or clothing will be the big hit of the upcoming fashion season. A fashion sales representative may organize trunk shoes or travel to various national and international sites to showcase the latest designs produced by her manufacturing company. Fashion sales representatives need an ability to persuade a buyer to see the trend setting potential in a particular clothing line. They also need an authentic love for fashion.
Fashion sales representative educational requirements : Some fashion sales representatives have a bachelor's degree in fashion merchandising or marketing.
Average 2014 fashion sales representative salary : $48,000
48. Financial advisor: A financial advisor is somewhat like a doctor, he is able to diagnose and correct the financial problems of a family or business. Individuals hire financial advisors to remedy bad spending habits or to put themselves on the right track to financial stability.
A financial advisor evaluates private goals and establish priorities to create a workable financial plan. Financial advisors may have to deal with a complicated situation due to conflicting ideas arising between spouses or business partners or due to unrealistic goals of the head of a household. Nevertheless, experienced financial advisors use their expertise and good communication skills to listen and work with his clients in a manner which creates trust in him and his recommendations.
Financial advisor educational requirements : Some of these professionals have a bachelor's degree in finance or economics.
Average 2014 financial advisor salary : $79,000
49. Financial analyst: They evaluate investment opportunities. If a business or an individual has a large or small bundle to invest, a financial analyst helps find the proper bonds, stocks or other types of investments. Financial analysts study business and economic trends and evaluate a company's financial statements to determine its value.
Buy-side analysts create investments strategies for businesses which have a lot of money to invest, whereas sell-side analysts provide advice to financial services sales agents who sell stocks and bonds as well as other investments.
Financial analyst educational requirements : Some financial analysts have a bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, statistics, or economics.
Average financial analyst 2014 salary : $71,000
50. Financial controller: In a large company, the controller heads up a team and takes on great responsibilities. The controller wields an understanding of a company's financial goals as well as the habits and responsibilities of his accounting department. The financial controller coordinates the filing systems and ensures all records are properly organized. Financial controllers make the final reports to company officials and recommends how the company can minimize risks or strategically increase profits. They also ensure a company adheres to regulations and laws.
Financial controllers need very good communications skills and the ability to manage people and distribute financial information in a clear way.
Financial controller educational requirements : Some financial controllers have a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business or have an MBA or a master's degree in financial accounting.
Average 2014 financial controller salary : $92,000
51. Financial examiner: An ethically oriented person who enjoys deep concentration on rules and regulations, as they apply to finance and loans, might enjoy a financial examiner job. A financial examiner makes sure a company provides a loan to qualified applicants who can repay the loan. A financial examiner also makes sure a company does not decline a loans due to ethnic or gender-based discrimination.
At times, financial examiners may travel to review a business and assess its finances before a business receives a loan. Individuals with a keen sense for detail and interpersonal communication skills are well-suited for this line of work.
Financial examiner educational requirements : An entry-level financial examiner typically needs a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or economics.
Average 2014 financial examiner salary : $57,000
52. Financial reporting analyst: Always neutral, balanced, accurate, and direct, financial reporting analysts provide a clear and often unforgiving portrait of a company's financial standing. They rely on internal and external information and GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) to make reports which hinge on figures various company departments produce. A financial reporting analyst relies on complex data produced from company income, expenses, balance sheets, and SEC filings.
Financial reporting analysts should have a good knowledge of financial software and have the ability to relate detailed information in a concise and sensitive way.
Financial reporting analyst educational requirements : Some financial reporting analysts have a bachelor's degree in accounting or finance. Often a hiring committee asks for a CPA certificate or license.
Average 2014 financial reporting analyst salary : $76,000
53. Financial research analyst: This person typically has a zeal for analyzing stocks and bonds. They review company financial statements as well as other public documents to estimate a company's financial worth. They also manage funds and portfolios and they estimate risks of investments. They may specialize in a specific industry.
Many financial research analysts have a bonus and salary incentive. In addition to understanding economic trends and mergers in their selected field of interest, a financial research analyst needs good communication skills.
Financial research analyst educational requirements : This role typically requires a bachelor's degree in finance or a master's degree in finance.
Average 2014 financial research analyst salary : $75,000
54. Financial services sales agent: Seeing the big picture and individual goals of his clients, a financial services sales agent constructs the best customized package he can create. Financial services sales agents consider the financial security of their clients. Success in this field involves not only an ability to assess finances but also requires a keen ability to understand how a client envisions retirement or insurance needs.
A financial services sales agent should have a solid understanding of federal and state laws and have a solid set of accounting skills.
Financial services sales agent educational requirements : Some of these professionals have a bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance, economics, or an MBA.
Average 2014 financial services sales agent salary : $79,000
55. Forecast analyst: Will a company's latest product development increase sales? How can a company streamline production in order to sustain the profitability of a new product line? How much inventory will each store need? These are all questions directed towards a forecast analyst. A Forecast analyst understands purchasing trends and knows what people are willing to spend.
Forecast analysts evaluate data and present it to peers in a clear manner. They help forecast how sales and costs will work together. They enjoy using their critical thinking skills to assemble reports and deliver the information with great clarity and conviction.
Forecast analyst educational requirements : Some of these professionals have a bachelor's degree in economics or finance or a master's degree in economics.
Average 2014 forecast analyst salary : $71,000
56. Fraud examiner: Think of Sherlock Holmes when imagining the career of a dedicated fraud examiner. When it comes to finances, a fraud examiner thrives on investigating irregularities. He determines what activities appear suspect when it comes to financial transactions. For example, his investigations may lead to uncovering discrepancies in bookkeeping. However, he may also find himself conducting interviews of people suspected of wrong doing. Fraud examiners piece together evidence which provides a true picture and report it with certainty.
Fraud examiner educational requirements : Some of these professionals have a bachelor's degree in finance or business administration.
Average 2014 fraud examiner salary : $59,000
57. Global trade compliance advisor: They know how to evaluate if importing or exporting traders follow regulations. Global trade compliance officers may help create the regulations or policies which affect import or export activities.
Some global trade compliance officer jobs may require multilingual abilities and experience with a number of software programs. They need a good understanding of international currencies and cultural practices.
Global trade compliance advisor educational requirements : Some of these professionals have a bachelor's or master's degree in international business.
Average global trade compliance advisor salary : $102,000
58. Grant specialist: Does your school or non-profit qualify for free money? Grant specialists find the answer to this question. This position requires understanding how much money businesses and organizations are inclined to give people seeking grants. A grant specialist identifies these funding sources and then creates compelling argument asking for funds.
Grant specialists describe why, and how much their organization needs a funding source. They know how to perfectly match a source for a client. Grant specialists must ensure the appropriate delivery of money. They also create reports according to the latest laws and requirements.
Grant specialist educational requirements : Some grant specialists have a bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, urban studies, economics, public administration, marketing, or in a related field.
Average 2014 grant specialist salary : $47,000
59. Hospital administrator: They wears many hats. They coordinate healthcare services in healthcare settings such as hospitals and outpatient clinics. They may ensure a hospital adheres to all regulations when it comes to processing patient insurance. At times, hospital administrators may spearhead fund raising efforts.
Hospital administrators should have confidence in dealing with people, reports, paperwork, and numbers. Small healthcare facilities may have one hospital administrator, however large hospitals typically have numerous hospital administrators who oversee specific areas such as nursing and medical records.
Hospital administrator educational requirements : Some employers prefer a bachelor's degree in healthcare administration or a master's degree in healthcare administration.
Average 2014 hospital administrator salary : $67,000
60. Human resources generalist: They oversee a broad spectrum of human resources activities and responsibilities. Depending on the size of the business, they may oversee multiple functions such as recruitment and orientation procedures for new employees, employee relations, benefits administration, training and performance management and regulatory compliance. A human resources generalist is a bit like a talent scout, she knows where to look for the best candidates to fill vacancies in the company she serves.
A successful human resources generalist has an ability to assess potential in candidates and communicate with colleagues. They must enjoy working with people while remaining neutral enough to make tough decisions.
Human resources generalist educational requirements : Some of these professionals have a bachelor's degree in human resources or psychology.
Average human resource generalist salary: 2014 salary : $58,000
61. Insurance auditor: They make sure people paying for insurance receive adequate coverage. This is a very good position for people who enjoy keeping track of details. Insurance auditors evaluate policyholders' liability records. Insurance auditors evaluate policy and liability procedures, tax documents as well as various types of financial records of insurance policy holders. Insurance auditors make sure an insurance company implements appropriate insurance rates and premiums and make sure policyholders adhere to appropriate insurance and liability laws.
Insurance auditor educational requirements : Some of these professionals have a bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration.
Average 2014 insurance auditor salary : $77,000
62. Insurance underwriter: Insurance underwriters understand how to keep delicate balances. They evaluate risk factors when it comes to covering clients. Once an underwriter decides coverage is indeed possible, she must then help establish the terms of the coverage. The factors helping an insurance underwriter make her evaluation vary. They depend on the sort of insurance under her domain.
Insurance underwriters may have a specialty such as life insurance or commercial insurance. They're also very involved in the process of attaining and creating long-term relationships with clients.
Excellent mathematical and communications skills help insurance underwriters assess and retain their clients. They look into a client's history and use their judgment to evaluate the risks and commute the costs of the insurance.
Insurance underwriter educational requirements : Some insurance underwriters have a bachelor's degree in business administration or finance.
Average 2014 insurance underwriter salary : $22,000
63. Inventory analyst: Who is in charge of keeping the materials ready for a manufacturing project? An inventory analyst. But there is more to the position than just meeting the immediate demands of a project. An inventory analyst predicts what materials a project needs. He also makes sure the cost of materials doesn't negatively impact the total profit. An inventory analyst follows the trends and looks over purchasing orders. They also create detailed reports and create new systems to keep inventory organized. Inventory analysts need superior organizational and multi-tasking skills.
Inventory analyst educational requirements : Some employers prefer a bachelor's degree in supply chain management, marketing, or in business administration.
Average 2014 inventory analyst salary : $57,000
64. Investment analyst: When will the stock market do well? How do politics affect an investment? What funds are the ones to commit to or avoid? Ask a knowledgeable investment analyst. Investment analysts also work in the service of individuals who seek to make the residual money they have earn more.
At times, an investment analyst educates his clients about how and why he makes specific recommendations. An investment analyst must understand his clients and their ultimate goals. He must also enjoy researching and sharing his findings in a clear manner.
Investment analyst educational requirements : Some investment analysts have a bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or in a related field.
Average 2014 investment analyst salary : $79,000
65. Investment banker: A company desiring to widen its operations often call in an investment banker. An investment banker often travels to a location to assist in this venture. Investment bankers also manage portfolios for groups or private individuals. Their expertise may even extend into helping a business raise money or save money through cutting certain unnecessary expenditures.
Often an investment banker focuses on a particular area of interest or specialization. This individual has a keen sense of the expenditures and risks an individual or a company is willing to take in terms of making financial commitments.
Investment banker educational requirements : Some investment bankers have a bachelor's degree in business or finance and an MBA.
Average 2014 investment banker salary : $102,000
66. Investor relations associate: This position is not unlike being a powerful storyteller. An investor relations associate puts together a performance portrait for interested investors and brokers. He presents a truthful and compelling analysis of a company's performance.
An investor relations associate may write press releases or prepare live demonstrations to brokers or investors. This may include overseeing a website as well as keeping up with findings various departments produce.
Successful investor relations associates typically have the ability to create good relationships with others. This job may also attract people who enjoy traveling and communicating.
Investor relations associate educational requirements : Some investor relations associates have a bachelor's degree in finance or a related field.
Average 2014 investor relations associate salary : $124,000
67. Loan officer: They help keep a bank in business. A loan officer has the responsibility of attracting borrowers to her financial institution. She encourages customers to apply for loans or to refinance existing loans. Loan officers help determine the appropriate loan for customers and inform them of the stipulations and requirements. Loan officers may specialize in mortgage, consumer or commercial loans.
Loan officer educational requirements : Some loan officers have a bachelor's degree in finance, economics or a related field.
Average 2014 loan officer salary : $73,000
68. Logistician: If you enjoy the idea of managing a complex maze of systems to ensure all products are delivered on time and safely from or to a manufacturer or customer, become a logistician. This very demanding position requires a comprehensive understanding of a company's supply chain. A logistician knows a company's transportation methods and can solve problems when it comes to shipments or inventory issues. Logisticians know how to cut company costs when discussing shipping prices. This job may require travel to various locations in order to evaluate distribution processes.
Logistician educational requirements : Some logisticians have a bachelor's degree in supply chain management or in business.
Average 2014 logistician salary : $76,000
69. Logistics business analyst: How much will a project cost? What is the cheapest way to transport supplies? Is there a way to do things faster, cheaper, more simply? A logistics business analyst understands how a product is manufactured from the idea to the reality.
Some logistics business analysts are well versed in engineering. They can predict true to life scenarios and sees the pitfalls of a plan before a company puts the plan into practice. A logistic business analyst needs to convey her concerns quickly and have the correct figures available when doubts arise. They must meet deadlines and multi-task under pressure.
Logistics business analyst educational requirements : Some logistics business analysts have a bachelor's degree in finance, economics, or statistics.
Average 2014 logistics analyst salary : $102,000
70. Marketing coordinator: Do you have a unique product you just know will be a hit? The question is how will the rest of the world find out about it? A marketing coordinator organizes marketing campaigns and trade shows so the right audience has an opportunity to learn about a company's or individual's offerings. A marketing coordinator puts the product in the best light available and predicts what prices will tempt the target audience to pull out their wallets.
Marketing coordinators need to see the potential in products and then transmit it to people.
Marketing coordinator educational requirements : Some employers prefer a bachelor's degree in marketing, management, or business administration.
Average 2014 marketing coordinator salary : $41,000
71. Marketing research analyst: Knowing the competition is part of being prepared in any type of competition; this is also true in marketing. A marketing research analyst studies how competing companies promote their products. He recommends adjustments when it comes to creating a sales promotion or adjusting prices.
Market research analysts help determine which goods and services are in demand and they help determine the best price for products. They develop and oversee the distribution and completion of surveys. A marketing research analyst takes an involved list of facts and figures and translate all the information so his colleagues can see the big picture. This business career requires great communications skills as well as an ability to understand complex ideas.
Marketing research analyst educational requirements : A marketing analyst typically has a bachelor's degree in marketing or business.
Average 2014 marketing research analyst salary : $62,000
72. Media planner: This position is where creativity and media intersect. Media planners know how to determine the audience or market for a product. They also know how to utilize television, radio, print, and the latest social media platforms to promote products and services. They specialize in understanding new advertising trends and demographics. At times they also work to place or create ads and agree to pricing arrangements.
Media planner educational requirements : Some media planners have a bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, media studies, journalism, business management, operational research, or a related subject.
Average 2014 media planner salary : $58,000
73. Media research analyst: What audience best responds to images of babies? How powerful is an environmental slant when promoting a product which uses fossil fuel? These sorts of questions populate the conversations a media research analyst generates. Media research analysts explore various marketing theories and advise their clients or teams on the best approach to getting the best sales numbers possible. Media research analysts enjoy learning about the latest trends in marketing. They create excitement for their ideas.
A media research analyst knows what moves consumers to purchase and how to build a strategy based on their research. A media research analyst also knows how much consumers will pay for a product as well as what a price says about the quality or desirability of a product.
Media research analyst educational requirements : Some employers prefer a bachelor's degree in business administration or marketing, however, some employers prefer an MBA.
Average 2014 market research analyst salary : $51,000
74. Merchandise coordinator: Do you enjoy window shopping? One aspect of that very satisfying and tempting experience results from a merchandise coordinator's handiwork. She is the one who makes sure a store's displays are tastefully arranged and appealing to shoppers.
A merchandising coordinator works behind the scenes to make the showroom look sharp. They sometimes bring merchandise from the stockroom and confirm all items have the correct prices. At times, a merchandise coordinator may do a bit of work activating SKU setting or keeping up with record keeping. Merchandise coordinators may even work on websites to encourage consumer interest in the merchandise they oversee.
A merchandise coordinator must show leadership ability and have a good sense of design along with excellent organizational skills.
Merchandise coordinator educational requirements : Some merchandise coordinators may begin work with a high school diploma , but many need a bachelor's degree in marketing or a related field.
Average 2014 merchandise coordinator salary : $30,000
75. Merchandise marketer: They may provide advice to a toy store manager wondering what items to showcase for Christmas, or to a department store manager looking for the right cookware to include in the culinary section.
Often a merchandise marketer helps a manufacturer determine what types of products to create. He helps maintain inventory at an appropriate level and create plans to market the product. He may manage inventory levels or plan promotion strategies implemented at retail outlets.
Merchandise marketers forecast what items will be the most sought after. This individual is a “people person” who knows how to imagine the needs and desires of a particular customer category.
Merchandise marketer educational requirements : Some of these professionals have a bachelor's degree in marketing.
Average 2014 merchandise marketer salary : $38,000
76. Model validation analyst: He is something like a test driver for banking institutions. A model validation analyst calculates and ensures financial institution use correctly figured tools for assessing risk. He then reports on his findings and may make suggestions based on regulations. Model Validation analysts need the ability to concentrate on complex mathematical formulas and theories.
Model validation analyst educational requirements : Some positions may require a bachelor's degree in finance, statistics, economics, or mathematics.
2014 model validation analyst salary : $97,000
77. Mortgage loan officer: He wears many hats. In essence, he is the person who helps individuals secure loans; however, he is also the person who must evaluate and counsel his clients on this very important step. In addition, a mortgage loan officer needs to know how to use databases and he needs to stay current with the latest rules and regulations regarding loans and the paperwork that goes with them. A mortgage loan officer must keep credit histories and follow up with billing and payments. Mortgage loan officers need an organizational mindset.
Mortgage loan officer educational requirements : Some of these professionals have a bachelor's degree in a business related field.
Average 2014 individual loan officer salary : $92,000
78. Non-profit event planner: They have a knack for pulling heartstrings. They know how to motivate an audience to dig deeply into pockets and donate to a cause or attend a banquet fundraiser. Non-profit even planners create excitement around charities or non-profit organizations.
A non-profit event planner helps a community see the value in the organization she serves and conveys the importance of its efforts. She must stage events and coordinate all the activities around locating venues and organizing music or catering or invitations. A non-profit event planner surrounds herself with people who provide services for excellent prices or even as donations.
Non-profit event planners know how to move audiences and community members though their own enthusiasm and investment in the causes they promote. They keep a cool head when situations become complicated.
Non-profit event planner educational requirements : Some employers prefer a bachelor's degree in communications or marketing.
Average 2014 non-profit event planner salary : $45,000
79. Online media compliance specialist: As with all compliance analysts, a media online compliance analyst ensures his company follows all rules and regulations when it comes to utilizing the new territory of social media for marketing or communications purposes. An online media compliance specialist may establish new policies, especially when it comes to safeguarding brand names and images.
Typically online media compliance specialists report to a team or to a supervisor who confirms their reports. This business career requires a solid understanding of social media and an interest in progressive ideas tamed by an ethical disposition.
Online media compliance specialist education requirements : Some of these professionals have a bachelor's in business or communications.
Average 2014 online media compliance analyst salary : $62,020
80. Operations analyst: They sometimes work alone calculating various problems often involving profit, they also optimize the practices of a company. An operations analyst also present very complicated data which involves a thorough understanding of statistics or calculus.
Operations analysts often work with a team in order to solve issues. They may also have to interview employees or visit job sites in order to create reports.
Operations analyst educational requirements : Some employers prefer a bachelor's degree in finance, economics, or business.
Average 2014 operations analyst salary : $60,000
81. Organizational development consultant: A happy working environment may very well produce higher profits and efficiency. An organizational development consultant creates a supportive work atmosphere. Organizational development consultants rely on an understanding of psychology to improve conditions in the workplace. This may include restructuring an office space or reinventing how a company conducts meetings. An organizational development consultant may also assist in training employees or interviewing them in order to obtain data.
Organizational development consultant educational requirements : An organizational development consultant typically need a master's or a doctoral degree psychology. They may also have a degree in human resources management or business administration.
Average 2014 organizational development consultant salary : $74,000
82. Pricing analyst: What does something cost? If you purchase an item because you think it's a good deal, the trail may lead back to a pricing analyst. A pricing analyst builds a model and then creates a budget for the cost of producing a product. She may have to peek over the fence to see what her competitors are up to before deciding the best course of action for her company.
A good pricing analyst not only understands figures; she forecast how efficiently a product is produced in real terms and then helps determine the best cost to make producers and consumers happy. This business career requires a great understanding of trends as well as mathematics and business.
Pricing analyst educational requirements : Some pricing analysts have a bachelor's degree in business, finance, accounting, or in a related field.
Average 2014 pricing analyst salary : $51,000
83. Product marketing specialist: This is a person who enjoys seeing a big marketing program through from beginning to end. He may initially determine a basic idea for a promotion and then work with a team to create a plan of action to set a campaign in motion. Along with having creative input, the product marketing specialist spends time communicating with sales staff and evaluating data and acting on the sales results. Product marketing specialists may help adjust a strategy and then even train interns or other team members while providing consistent leadership.
Product marking specialist educational requirement : Some product marketing specialists have a bachelor's degree in business or marketing.
Average 2014 product marketing specialist salary : $58,000
84. Promotions coordinator: They market a company's products or services. Promotion coordinators highlight the best attributes of products to potential advertisers and customers. They also evaluate trends. Promotions coordinators work with advertising and sales managers to generate income for a business. A promotion coordinator typically perform a multitude of tasks. Promotions coordinators need strong verbal and communication skills.
Promotions coordinator educational requirements : Some of these professionals have a bachelor's degree in business, communications, public relations or in a related field.
Average 2014 Promotions coordinator salary : $39,000
85. Public relations specialist: He either gets you out of hot water or into the spotlight. Businesses or individuals hire public relations specialists to promote their goods or services or talents. A public relations specialist often creates press releases or organizes interviews. They may oversee how social media sites are working to promote their clients. They very much enjoy working with event planners, reviewing, or writing speeches that help make clients shine.
Public relations specialist educational requirements : A bachelor's degree in public relations, journalism, business or communications may pave the way for a public relations specialist position.
Average 2014 public relations specialist salary : $40,000
86. Purchasing agent: Purchasing agents make their living shopping. Their responsibilities include evaluating the availability, price and quality of products for in-house use or resale.
Purchasing agents ensure companies and organizations have the materials and services they need to function on a day-to-day basis. Products may include farm or retail items, chemicals, manufacturing equipment or office supplies. Purchasing agents do extensive research to find the most cost-effective products and sources, which requires they stay up-to-date on marketing and pricing trends. Additional responsibilities may include attending trade shows, meeting vendors, negotiating contracts and record keeping.
Purchasing agents need strong people and communication skills and know how to use word processing and spreadsheet programs.
Purchasing agent educational requirements : Some of these professionals have a bachelor degree in economics, business management or supply chain management.
Average 2014 purchasing agent salary : $46,000
87. Quantitative analyst: Call in a quantitative analyst if your company wants to determine the best strategy for stock trading. This erudite population of problem solvers work in the world of numbers to ensure their models and researched data create an excellent return. A quantitative analyst deals with large amounts of information and using their findings to simulate trading scenarios or solve problems.
Quantitative analyst educational requirements : Some of these professionals have a master's degree in quantitative finance.
Average 2014 quantitative analyst salary : $77,000
88. Real estate appraiser: Want to upgrade to a bigger home? How does the value of one property compare to another across town? Knowing what a home or commercial property is worth falls under the auspices of a real estate appraiser. Real estate appraisers help determine the value of properties for tax, mortgage and selling purposes. Real estate appraisers need to understand lending and economic trends which impact what a house or other property can earn through a sale.
Real estate appraisers may specialize in commercial real estate. They may also choose to work within the area of determining the value individual homes. Daily activities include visiting properties, taking pictures, and conducting inspections. They use evidence to substantiate their evaluations.
Real estate appraiser educational requirements : Some of these professionals have a bachelor's degree in finance, economics, or business.
Average 2014 real estate appraiser salary : $51,000
89. Recruiting specialist: In many ways, the recruiting specialist for a company is responsible for the guy or gal sitting in the desk next to you. She either recruits new employees from outside of the company boundaries or fills vacancies from within the current pool of workers. A recruiting specialist understands the requirements for each job under her watch and must stay current on the educational status of people applying for work in her company. She must also keep abreast of the latest regulations which apply to individuals working in her company. Recruiting specialists may conduct interviews or oversee recruitment activities which occur on college campuses. They enjoy working with people and have good record keeping skills.
Recruiting specialist educational requirements : Some of these professionals have a bachelor's degree in human resources or business.
Average 2014 recruiting specialist salary : $51,000
90. Retail buyer: They work as the intermediary between wholesalers and the public market. Some retail buyers travel to various markets and then select and buys goods at cost for a company which then sell the goods at a retail price. They review current inventory, sales trends and supply chain and customer needs when deciding what items to purchase from suppliers and sell through their company. Retail buyers enjoy exploring what items to sell. Retail buyers need good interpersonal skills.
Retail buyer educational requirements : Some of these professionals have a bachelor's degree in business marketing or in a related subject.
Average 2014 retail buyer salary : $61,000
91. Revenue specialist: Give me the money! A revenue specialist knows the entire process of acquiring payments for a company. Revenue specialists prepare invoices as well as enter all payments and outstanding debts with great accuracy. He informs the person in charge of collections about payments not made.
A revenue specialist may share ideas on more efficient ways to collect payments or organize the activities of his team. This job requires taking immediate action with many transactions including making phone calls, emailing, and processing payments.
Revenue specialist educational requirements : Some employers prefer a bachelor's degree in finance or business.
Average 2014 revenue specialist salary : $62,000
92. Sales operations analyst: Sales operations analysts have a visionary ability. They're able to envision areas in which a business can grow sales. A sales operations analyst needs a solid understanding of sales numbers and a global perception of how all sales teams and individuals are working.
Sales operations analysts use mathematics along with logical skills to calculate how to help their teams meet the expectations and hopes a company has for keeping and increasing sales levels. They create reports and maintain communications with clients. They need good interpersonal and analytical skills.
Sales operations analyst educational requirements : Some employers prefer a bachelor's degree in business, finance, or economics.
Average 2014 sales operations analyst salary : $98,000
93. Sales representative: Do you enjoy the challenge of meeting quotas? Do you enjoy engaging new clients and getting them excited about a product or service? Do you relish the idea of maintaining lucrative client relationships through visiting and corresponding with them through email? If so, sales representative might be just the right job for you.
Sales representatives have skills in helping new and established clients refine needs. They meet those needs with the products or services their company offers. A sales representative often demonstrates a product to a client and tries to counter any concerns or hesitations a prospective buyer has about signing a contract or making a purchase.
Sales representatives keep excellent records, behave with great professionalism, and keep current about the latest and greatest features of whatever commodity they're selling.
Sales representative educational requirements : Some employers only require a high school diploma, whereas some employers require an associate degree or a bachelor's degree.
Average 2014 sales representative salary : $45,000
94. Social media specialist: A social media specialist understands the subtleties of creating a social media presence for a company. These skills require more than just understanding the basics mechanics of using Facebook or Twitter. The job involves understanding and reaching an audience for the product or business a social media specialist promotes. Often a social media specialist make correlations between the statistics of sales and the traffic which crosses social media sites she oversees.
Social media specialists often work with an advertising team and collaborate on ideas to make the sites more appealing and effective.
Social media specialist educational requirements : Some of these professionals have a bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, advertising, or public relations.
Average 2014 social media specialist salary : $50,000
95. Supply chain analyst: A supply chain analyst is the mastermind who evaluates the how efficiently a company is working its supply and demand balance. He uses his mathematical prowess to create models which explore how to create a better flow when it comes to procedures of acquiring supplies, reducing waste, or delivering goods. For instance, a supply chain analyst may explore who can bring in supplies the most economically and determines if the location of the supplier makes the choice worth it.
This business career requires good logical skill as well as a practical mind. A supply chain analyst can imagine all benefits and pitfalls when it comes making a company use more ecologically friendly methods.
Supply chain analyst educational requirements : Some of these professionals have a bachelor's degree in business or an MBA.
Average 2014 supply chain analyst salary : $67,000
96. Supply chain planner: They balance supply and demand. Supply chain planners calculate and predict how much of a product customers may purchase. The supply chain planner integrates all the variables into his calculations. He may look into marketing strategies or read consumer surveys. A supply chain planner needs to understand economic trends and have a keen sense of what desires and needs are pending for the products his company offers.
Supply chain planners often communicate with sales and financial teams when presenting their calculations. They create a plan which leads to a balanced supply of goods shipped to those selling the products.
Supply chain planner educational requirements : Some employers prefer a bachelor's degree in supply chain management, business or a in a related area.
Average 2014 supply chain analyst salary : $61,000
97. Talent agent: They represent artists, performers and athletes. Talent agents negotiate contracts and make business deals for their clients. They find work for their clients. Talent agents promote their clients, they also arrange public appearances and interviews for their clients. They may also manage financial records for their clients. The may spend a lot of time on the telephone arranging bookings for a client's performances and appearances and they may travel with their clients. A talent agent need strong communications skills.
Talent agent educational requirements : Some of these professionals have a bachelor's degree in communications or public relations or an MBA with a specialization in marketing.
Average 2014 talent agent salary : $34,000
98. Trade compliance specialist: They take care of complex import and export situations. Trade compliance specialists help a trade compliance manager administer site export and import compliance programs. They coordinate with staff members who perform transaction processing and transaction due diligence. A trade compliance specialist oversees trade compliance recordkeeping systems and coordinates with freight forwarders, customs brokers and business partners.
Trade compliance specialist educational requirements : Some of these professionals have a bachelor's degree in business or in a related area.
Average 2014 trade compliance specialist salary : $64,000
99. Trade operations analyst: He is the wizard behind a business's data curtain. A trade operations analyst is in charge of portfolio accounting and trading systems. He makes sure these data systems are working well.
This business career requires a great ability to work with a team to support and continue strong technological relationships on behalf of a company. A trade operations analyst also works out ways to make workflow improvements.
Trade operations analyst educational requirements : Some employers prefer a bachelor's degree in business or in a related field.
Average 2014 trade operations analyst salary : $71,000
100. Training and development specialist: A training and development specialist makes the goals and visions of a company a reality. They often play the role of a teacher or a coach. A training and development specialist helps employees with professional development and skill strengthening activities or classes. They create opportunities for growth through learning.
Training and development specialists may create modules or take note of what most employees seek to explore with respect to advancing from their current position. Her strengths include knowing the required skills for advancement and knowing how to engage her colleagues in their quests for greater pay and job satisfaction.
Training and development specialist educational requirements : Some employers prefer a bachelor's degree in training and development, human resources, instructional design, or education.
Average 2014 training and development specialist salary : $54,000
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Earning your business management degree can lead to several lucrative career options.
Business management is a versatile degree you can earn at several different undergraduate and graduate levels. With a business management degree, you can pursue many roles at either for-profit companies and non-profit organizations that fall within numerous industries such as sales, health care, commerce, manufacturing, advertising, and finance.
In this article, we’ll go over the different types of business management degrees you can earn and the types of roles you can pursue after graduation.
Types of business management degrees
You can earn your business management degree at the associate , bachelor’s , master’s , and doctorate level. Which type you choose to pursue depends on your overall career goals, the amount of time you have, as well as your resources. Although it’s worth noting that graduate-level degrees will first require you to complete your bachelor’s.
An associate's degree in business management typically takes around two years to complete when you attend full-time. It traditionally serves as a step toward achieving your bachelor's degree, though you can choose to enter the workforce with your associate degree and pursue certain entry-level business roles, such as administrative assistant and customer service associate, or sales representative.
Your coursework should cover the fundamentals of business, which may include classes on accounting, project planning and management, human resources management, communication, and customer service.
A bachelor’s degree in business management takes between four and five years to complete when you attend full-time, though some online business degrees may take less time. With a bachelor’s degree in business management, you may qualify for more entry-level roles, such as human resources specialist, marketing specialist, business analyst, or financial analyst.
Your coursework will likely focus on a number of related business subjects, including economics, finance, marketing, human resources, organizational behavior, and accounting.
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A master's degree in management (MSM) is one type of graduate level degree you can earn in business, though the Master of Business Administration (MBA) tends to be more popular. Either degree will help you qualify for more advanced business roles, especially those involving leadership. It takes one year to complete your MSM and two years to complete your MBA when you attend full-time.
There is high demand for MBA graduates in several industries such as health care, technology, consulting, products and services, and finance and accounting industries, according to a 2021 survey of corporate recruiters [ 1 ].
Your advanced coursework will continue building on your business knowledge while allowing you to concentrate in a certain area, such as management, finance, or marketing. Master’s level courses tend to focus on business strategy, corporate finance, business ethics, digital marketing, and leadership fundamentals.
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As with the master’s, it’s more traditional to earn your Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), which tends to be designed for experienced executives who have earned their MBA and are interested in pursuing C-suite roles, such as Chief Executive Officer. You can also earn your PhD in Business, which prepares you for academic work that involves conducting research or teaching.
The length of time a DBA takes to complete will differ, but ranges between three and six years. The coursework at this level focuses on leadership, research and analysis, management, strategic planning, and more.
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Alternatives to a business management degree
Whether you’ve earned your degree in another area and want to hone specific business skills, or you’re looking for educational alternatives in order to pursue a career in business, you can explore professional certificates or individual courses that are typically designed to help you learn about a specific area of business and gain career-ready skills.
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Salary and job outlook for jobs in business management
The salary for business jobs will depend on what you end up doing, and the industry in which you do it. However, the growth rate for business jobs shows promising returns. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that job opportunities in business and finance will grow by 8 percent between 2020 and 2030 [ 2 ].
While you can pursue a handful of entry-level jobs with an associate degree in business, you may find more opportunities with a bachelor’s degree in business. Below, we’ve outlined some of the common entry-level and managerial roles you can pursue with a bachelor’s degree in business management.
**All salary information above is sourced from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Earn your business degree from a number of renowned universities on Coursera. The University of London’s Bachelor’s of Business Administration can be completed in as little as three years when you dedicate 10-12 hours a week to study. Or if you’re looking for graduate options, the University of Illinois offers two tracks: the Master of Science on Management , which takes 12 months to complete, or the Master of Business Administration .
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2. US Bureau of Labor Statistics. “ Business and Financial Occupations : Occupational Outlook Handbook , https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/home.htm." Accessed March 21, 2022.
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Meaning/Definition of Business Studies | Components of Business Studies | Career Opportunities in Business Studies JSS 1 (Basic 9) – Business Studies
FIRST TERM WEEK 1 JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (JSS 1) THEME: OVERVIEW OF BUSINESS STUDIES PREVIOUS LESSON –
TOPIC – INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS STUDIES
1. Introduction 2. Meaning/Definition of Business Studies 3. Components of Business Studies 4. Career Opportunities in Business Studies 5. Lesson Evaluation and Weekly Assessment (Test)
By the end of the lesson, most of the students should have attained the following objectives – 1. explain the meaning of business studies. 2. state the importance of business studies. 3. identify the components of business studies. 4. list career/employment opportunities in business studies.
The students can identify basic business opportunities in their locality.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of: 1. Charts 2. Diagrams of various business enterprises.
3. Photographs of people doing different jobs in business.
METHOD OF TEACHING
Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons. Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons.
1. Scheme of Work 2. National Curriculum for SSS Classes 3. Course Book 4. All Relevant Material 5. Online Information CONTENT OF THE LESSON MEANING/DEFINITION OF BUSINESS STUDIES Business Studies is a subject which provides us with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills needed to be productive. Business studies can also be defined as the study of the methods and techniques for setting up and running a profitable business.
IMPORTANCE OF BUSINESS STUDIES
1. Business Studies prepares you for office work or business activities.
2. It creates opportunity for self reliance. 3. It equips you with the basic skills to establish and run a smooth and successful business. 4. It gives you opportunities to demonstrate and maximize your potential in any business environment/organizations. 5. It teaches you how to minimize costs and maximize profits. 6. It prepares you for higher education.
COMPONENTS OF BUSINESS STUDIES
1. Office Practice Office practice deals with the study of the principles and procedures of running an office.
It deals with activities carried out on a day-to-day basis within an organization.
2. Commerce Commerce is that part of business activities that deals with trade and aids to trade. It covers the buying and selling of goods and services along with those activities that facilitate this exchange to take place.
3. Book keeping she needs to record them in the books of account. This all is called Book-keeping
4. Keyboarding Keyboarding in the techniques of using the computer or typewriter keyboard to produce printed information. 5. Type writing Type writing is the act of writing something using a typewriter.
6. Short hand Short hand is an act of using symbols, abbreviations, or phrases to represent spoken words and sounds.
1. Clerical officers Clerical officers are who keep general office records.
2. Typist Typist is the career of those who type official and unofficial documents.
3. Computer Operations Computer operation is the career of those who use computer to process and produce office records.
4. Book Keeping and Account Clerk Book Keeping and account clerk are the career of those who keep records of business.
5. Sales Representative Salesmen is the career of those who sell goods in supermarkets and stores.
6. Receptionist Receptionist is the career of those who receive and attend to visitors and make telephone calls in an office.
7. Stenography Stenography is the career of those who take dictations in shorthand in offices.
8. Self employment Self employed are those who establish and run their own business activities.
9. Accountancy Accountancy is the career those who practice of recording, classifying, and reporting on business transactions for a business.
10. Personnel Management Personnel management is the career of those who employ and take care of the worker welfare.
11. Business administration 12. Marketing 13. Insurance, etc.
To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the students some questions; then, the teacher – 2. Explains the meaning of business studies. Student’s Activities – State the meaning of business studies. 3. Leads students to identify the components of business studies. Students Activities – Give examples of components of business studies. 4. Guides discussion on the importance of and career opportunities in business studies. Student’s Activities – Participate in class discussion on the importance of business studies. Participate in listing examples of career opportunities in business studies. 5. Summarizes the lesson on the board. Student’s Activities – Copy as the teacher writes.
To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
Lesson evaluation .
Ask students to: 1. give the meaning of business studies.
2. state three importance of business studies. 3. Identify the four components of business studies. 4. write down three career opportunities in business studies.
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