How to Earn a Bachelor of Business Degree

How to Earn a Bachelor of Business Degree

Bachelor’s degrees tend to be pretty standard across the collegial environment. They vary only in classes specific to the major and the types of final projects and/or assessments that may be required. This article will discuss the basic requirements for a bachelor’s degree, how it may differ for a bachelor of business and the types of jobs one may expect upon graduation with a bachelor of business.

Typically, bachelor’s degrees are four-year degrees. This timeline is based on full-time study at a brick and mortar institution where students attend classes and take a full course load each quarter (or semester) depending on the school. Most institutions may require 120 credits and approximately 40 college level courses* (based on a 3 credit per class system).

According to US News and World Report, the University of Pennsylvania is the number one ranked business undergraduate program in the country**. Their school of business, named Wharton requires the following basic requirements for a bachelor of business: (3) Economics and Math courses, (1) Leadership, Teamwork and Communication course, (1) Writing course, (9) Business Fundamentals Course, (2) Societal Environmental course, (1) Organizational Environment course, (3) Business Breadth courses, (4) courses specific to your concentration, (7) Core courses, (3) Global Environment course, (3) Electives, (2) Non-business electives and a foreign language competency. While this course curriculum is specific to University of Pennsylvania, many other four-year institutions may have similar course curriculums that meet many of the same basic requirements and range of study***.

Upon graduation with a bachelor of business there is a wide range of career options that vary based mainly on the concentration. Those who specialized in accounting may seek employment as accountants, auditors, bookkeepers, tax examiners and tax preparers. Those students specializing in finance may seek employment as budget analysts, claim adjusters, financial analysts, financial examiners, loan officers and personal financial advisors. Those specializing in information systems may seek employment as database administrators, IT managers, information security analysts, and systems administrators. Those who specialized in management may seek employment as general managers, management analysts and non-profit managers. Lastly, those who specialized in marketing may seek employment as copywriters, brand managers, market research analysts and public relations specialists****.

A business degree is very helpful in searching for employment upon graduation. It provides a firm educational foundation and may open doors to a myriad of opportunities regardless of your end goal in seeking a career.



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