Businessmen and women organize, plan, and direct companies small and large. Without them, the world would be a different and unrecognizable place. They shoulder a lot of responsibility, and — depending on their specialization — are highly skilled individuals that make the world turn. Students attracted to this major will study business models, how to apply business techniques to a variety of different workplaces, and will develop a multitude of professional skills.
Business is a general major with a host of more focused areas branching off of it. As such, the classes for the business major are varied in topics. Classes can include: business communication, marketing strategies, public speaking, statistics, microeconomics, and even business law, among others. Students attracted to the major tend to be highly organized, are networkers, can be both detail-oriented and big-picture thinkers, and have interest in business ventures.
As business is such a diverse field, graduates can expect to enter specialized fields for their careers. Areas of focus can include: marketing, international business, project management, finance, electronic commerce, and customer service management, as well as a host of others. Business majors are some of the most versatile and sought-after degree-holders in the market.
Business fun fact: The world’s 100 richest people earned enough money in 2012 to end global poverty four times over.
Celebrities who studied Business:: Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor, former governor of California; Kevin Costner, actor; David Spade, actor, comedian.
The average starting salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Management, General is $47,020