Many Career Paths for Business Administration Degrees

If you are considering a career in business administration, you may be wondering what type of job your degree is most suited for. Fortunately, there are a wealth of career opportunities that come with having a degree in business administration. The skills gained while earning your degree, including strategy, leadership, innovation and customer relations, are applicable to a variety of different fields. Here are just a few:

Human Resources
A degree in business administration is particularly suited to human resources because you will gain the skills necessary to interact and communicate with many different types of people. Human resource managers help to oversee the recruitment, training and compensation of employees, which puts them in the important position of ensuring that the company runs smoothly by hiring high-quality employees.

Sales is another career path available to college graduates with a business administration degree. Careers in sales often depend on having niche knowledge of the type of product that you want to sell. You can also put yourself on the path to becoming the sales manager of a region or district, or gaining the responsibility of supervising and training sales representatives. Ultimately, it is possible to advance to the position of vice president of sales.

In order to be an effective manager that garners credibility and respect from colleagues and employees, you will need the leadership skills that come with a business administration degree coupled with real-world experience. General management is required in a number of fields, from retail and finance to logistics and marketing. In general, managers oversee employees and help to ensure that the business is successful in meeting its goals.

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