A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) offers you many distinct advantages that can benefit your career. It is no wonder that a Bachelor’s in Business is the most conferred degree for 45 years.[i] Here are great reasons to earn your BSBA:
1. Most versatile degree
A BSBA provides you with the knowledge and understanding of key business-function areas. Whether you are working at a small business or at a Fortune 500 company, the fundamentals of organizational management, marketing, sales, accounting, finance and human resources are at the heart of every business. Learning the theoretical foundations for each business unit, along with how to apply that knowledge, sets you up for success.
2. Transferable skills
The business skills you will learn from a BSBA are transferable to any business in any industry. A BSBA teaches you: business planning/organization skills, written and verbal communication skills, research skills, problem solving skills, strategic and tactical decision-making skills and teamwork. These skills can open doors to many different career opportunities.
3. A degree that employers understand
Employers know what they are getting with an applicant that has earned a BSBA. A BSBA sends a message to employers that you possess the knowledge of how different parts of a business operate and that you have the foundational business skills to succeed. Given that the competition for good jobs can be fierce, a BSBA can set you apart from other applicants and give you the competitive edge.
4. In demand by employers
Employers want candidates with a Bachelor’s in Business. A 2017 survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers showed that most employers indicated plans to hire bachelor’s degree graduates. For demand by academic discipline, graduates with a business major are near the top of hiring expectations.[ii] Knowing that many employers prefer candidates with a business degree, it makes logical sense for you to earn a BSBA to position yourself for the job you want.
5. More career choices and better salaries
Having a degree that is in demand means that you have the opportunity for more career choices and better paying jobs. A recent study ranked business majors as one of the top money-making majors.[iii] Furthermore, Business Insider reported on the 20 highest-paying jobs for business majors with bachelor’s degrees.[iv] With business and financial occupations earning a median annual wage of $66,530, a BSBA looks to be a sound investment of your time and money.[v]
Earning your BSBA has never been easier with Gwynedd Mercy University’s online program
Gwynedd Mercy University’s online BSBA program offers you schedule flexibility, accelerated completion times and a high-quality learning environment. You can choose between two concentrations: organizational management or health administration. Whether you are going back to school or starting college for the first time, earning a degree that matters gives you the confidence that you are investing in your future. Learn how Gwynedd Mercy University’s online BSBA program is right for you by visiting the business programs page or request more information today.
[i] Bachelor’s degrees conferred by postsecondary institutions, by field of study: Selected years, 1970-71 through 2014-15, National Center of Education Statistics.
[ii] “Job Outlook: The Degrees and Majors Most in Demand.” National Association of Colleges and Employers. May 3, 2017.
[iii] VanDuzer, Todd and Hintze, Renae. “Top 6 Money-Making Majors.” StudentTutor. April 13, 2016.
[iv] Smith, Jacquelyn and Gould, Skye. “The 20 highest-paying jobs for business majors.” April 23, 2015.
[v] Occupational Outlook Handbook – Business and Financial Occupations. United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. October 24, 2017.