Did you love "playing store" as a child? Was yours the only lemonade stand on the block to turn a profit? Can you imagine owning your own company, or leading a major corporation to greater success? Are you looking for a college major that offers a wide range of courses and a variety of potential careers? A Doctoral degree in business may be the degree you're looking for.
The focus on Psychology necessitates that the student learn the basic principles while gaining a fundamental understanding of certain basic areas of psychology, including positive psychology, theories of personality, human sexuality, the physiological and neurological basis of human behavior, psychological disorders and social interactions. These basic fundamental areas of understanding will serve to give the student the needed skills to continue on to a higher degree of learning, once courses are completed. These skills along with many other specialized skills in focused areas of study will instill in the student a full understanding and knowledge of the psychology profession.
Take your time! Investigate thoroughly! Research programs below, send for information, talk with your advisor, make a campus visit, and talk to alumni. Familiarize yourself with admission requirements to ensure you meet them. What fields of business interest you most? Business departments are not identical, so focus on those who offer work in your specialty. What financial aid options are available? Does the university offer career placement, internships, and study abroad opportunities? Where are alumni working? Finally, look for a program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which ensures the department meets high professional and educational standards.
When you major in business, you'll follow a program that includes both classroom and "real world" experiences. Classes will include electives in the liberal arts and sciences (a well-rounded education is an asset in the business world), and a core curriculum with courses in accounting, technology, communications, economics, mathematics and marketing, all with a business focus. Ethics and law classes help you navigate business' complex financial and interpersonal relations, while international finance, marketing, and trade will prepare you to participate in business on a global scale.
As you progress, you'll choose a specialty that fits your interests and talents. If you enjoy sales and working with people, you might select retail or marketing. Students with mathematics aptitude may consider finance, accounting, statistics, or actuarial science. Other areas of concentration include: healthcare management, real estate, transportation and logistics; management, international business, operations, and nonprofit management. Take every opportunity to gain experience in the business community through internships, mentoring programs, and guest lectures. You'll also work with classmates on lengthy, detailed exercises based on real-life situations, called "cases." Cases allow you to apply knowledge, practice teamwork, and learn to effectively manage time, workloads, and personal differences.