Deciding if a Business Degree is right for you

Let’s see, hmmmm. Doctor, lawyer, Indian Chief or CEO of a Fortune 500 company? A business degree covers a wide landscape of the world. That degree can be used to start your own business or work in management in someone else’s business.

A business degree is the most popular degree that students pursue at college. It is a wide ranging or specific degree intended for one purpose, to get a foot in the door of making money. A business degree is one of the few disciplines of study that you can use no matter what your life’s dream my be. It will help you with your taxes, family budget, estate planning and the list goes on.

Everything we do to make money is considered business. The old saying about success, Do something you love and you will never work a day in your life. That’s all well and good but, two things are missing from that statement. Get paid well and invest like hell. Who wants to be an alumni of the school of hard knocks? Is a business degree right for you? Provide a service, provide a product or provide an idea, it’s business at the core.

A business degree will also expose you to a wide variety of ways to make and manage money. Marketing, entrepreneurism, management, finance, internet, stock market, commodities, bookkeeping are just a few of the things you could learn about. Where there is money a business degree will touch on the subject.

The school you attend may also be a consideration in conjunction with the degree. Some schools have more prestigious reputations and are sought out by companies willing to pay a better salary for a “more” educated employee. Fraternities and sororities can also add to your circle of influence.

Internships during the summer while pursuing a business degree can also give you insight and a chance to impress a potential employer. That experience can also give you an idea that you hate business or the direction you want to go. You can do all that stuff too before you enter college. Talk to people that have a business degree. See what they like and don’t like.

You have to ultimately decide what you want to do with your life. A business degree will always give you something to fall back on if you decide to seek a avenue in life. You can always hire someone to fill a specialty job. Besides, a business degree is the type of degree that leads to running the company. A business degree will show you the money!