Many people who consider a career in business have known since they were very young that they wanted to be among the world’s movers and shakers. (Lemonade stand, anyone?)
Business as a school of knowledge relates to financial, industrial, and commercial activity (making moolah). At its most simple definition, business means engaging in the trade of services and/or goods for money.
Accountants, banking specialists, investment managers, economists, financial analysts, insurance adjustors, market research analysts, real estate agents, investment brokers, travel guides, and marketing executives have all likely studied business.
You often hear the terms Business and Communications used side-by-side to describe a different school of knowledge: Business Communications. That’s where you get into a career as a human resource person, radio operator, dispatcher, technical writer, or an executive assistant.
When you take Business in school, except to learn about all kinds of subjects you’ll need in the “business world.” You can take courses in accounting, marketing, communications, and project management among others.
Some programs even allow you to take really specific business courses, like business in tourism or international business.
Here are some programs you may be interested in if you’re interested in studying business:
- Actuary - if you’re interested in math, statistics and financial theory, you may be cut out to be an actuary, which is a business professional who “analyzes the financial consequences of risk”—You’ll spend a lot of time focusing on insurance and pension programs if you go down this road
- Business Administration – learn about best practices, management and study general business theory
- Tourism – when it comes to providing services to tourists, including providing information, transportation, accommodation and any other number of “ations” for people on vacations, then it’s the business of tourism you’ll be studying
- International Business - get prepared to do business around the world—You’ll learn the basics of doing business along with some more focused study on doing business on a more global scale
- Marketing – study how to match the needs of a consumer with the services and products of a business—It’s like psychology meets business
- Accounting - learn about how to set up and keep up the books (we’re talking numbers here) of a corporation, a business or an individual
- Business Communications – study the importance of good communication as its used to help promote business, and pass information back and forth within a business or between businesses (Or between businesses and consumers— It’s really never ending)
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