Deciding if a Business Degree is right for you

We all live vicariously through successful people. How many times have you felt the desire to become, a Bill Gates, or any one of numerous multi- millionaires, business owners, or a banker. We secretly dream of power, Power to make decisions that enhance not only hundreds or thousands of our employees, but our environment, (people, products and services), the economic landscape, international trade and political decisions.

We yearn for a level of independence, financial security and personal satisfaction that is not found in a mundane 9-5 job. Movies that portray powerful men and women in the board room, never fail to fascinate us. The movers and shakers in the business world are our idols. While many of us aspire to become them, others dream of landing a prime position with one of the mega companies run by these business tycoons. We crave a taste of success and the rewards this success brings in the form of a more fulfilling life.

What will it take?

Business schools can be your portal to a lucrative position on the corporate,
financial, entrepreneurial and global financial stage. There is no shortage of business schools, colleges and Universities, and you can choose to study in a classroom setting, by distance or online. Soon you will be carving out deals in the boardroom as a CEO, President, a project manager, financial planner, human resource manager, or business consultant. A degree in business can activate intrinsic tendencies and innate abilities required to take leadership roles in these high demand occupations. The courses and programs you will be taking will reflect the dynamics of a fast changing world and empower you to become a specialist in a field of your choice, be it marketing, accounting, real estate, or a business owner.

Is a business degree for you?

Never underestimate your potential. For some, the mere talk of a business degree can be intimidating. Don’t let it be. You only need to be aware of some of the qualities and skills needed to be successful in this field of study. To help you decide, answer the following questions:

Do you have business ideas that you would like to see realized?
Do you pay attention to detail?
Are you a good money manager?
Would you like to work in a major corporation/company?
Do you welcome challenges and changes?
Are you a problem solver?
Are you comfortable working in a fast paced environment?
Do you have or would you like to acquire acumen in computer technology?
Are you tired of being stuck in a dead-end job?
Do your values include integrity and a strong work ethic?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, start taking steps now to begin your journey toward a successful business career. A business degree will provide you with marketable skills that would give you a competitive advantage in today’s multi-dimensional business market and turn your dream of “becoming” into reality.