Do you want a college degree that will enable you to find work in almost any industry? Would you like to own and operate your own business? Are you employed, but want to advance or move into another field? Then consider getting your degree in global business administration.
If you're a high school student contemplating business or entrepreneurship, recognize that every class you take relates to your future career. You'll need to communicate fluently, both verbally and in writing, so good English grades are a must. You'll need to be able to manage accounts that's math. As the economy becomes more global, you'll need to understand clients who have varied backgrounds and experiences: history, geography, and social sciences
Take advantage of opportunities to learn new technology, and ask your guidance counselor about mentoring programs with local businesses. If you're out of school and working, think about the changes you'd like to make in your career. If you want to enter another industry, read up on it in books and periodicals. Check out business periodicals online and on the newsstand to get a feel for current issues and terminology. And remember: your life and work experience will be a valuable asset to your class work.
You should be able to find a global management degree program at your local university, community college, or junior college. Make sure your program and school are accredited by checking out the US Department of Education's website. Ask about financial aid options, including tuition reimbursement from your employer. If you're a parent, ask about onsite childcare. Do you need a flexible schedule? Check for night classes and online study. Do faculty members have practical business experience? Are internship opportunities available? Does the school offer career placement services, and can they tell you where program graduates have found work?
Your program of study may require you to choose an area of concentration, such as management, or it may be a well-rounded general degree. The college will require you to take some basic education courses, such as public speaking, composition, or psychology, most of which will relate well to your degree. Because business is such a wide field, you'll have a variety of required classes and electives. Some classes might include: financial accounting, business law and ethics, macro and microeconomics, human resources, marketing, and management principles. You'll need computer-related classes, such as an introduction to spreadsheets. You'll also encounter a fixture of business school: the case. "Cases" are elaborate, detailed exercises based on real-life business situations. You will work with your classmates to solve the problems, using time and resource management, interpersonal skills, business knowledge and teamwork.
Once you earn your degree, you may wish to obtain your MBA in global management. You may finally get that promotion, or start your own company. Whatever your path, your degree in global management will give you a firm foundation on which to build a fulfilling career.