(Closed) Bachelors in Business Management

posted 8 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@EmilyJean: That’s what I got my degree in – just graduated in June.  I had been working on the degree part time for a looong time, so I already had a job when I graduated.  I also started grad school right away.  I’m going to Keller, which is DeVry University’s graduate school.  I’m going for my Masters in Accounting and Finance Management and hoping to get my CPA so I can make the big bucks!

And you’re right – it is a very broad degree.  But that’s a plus!  It enables you to get a position in many different areas.  And I have found that a lot of times, unless it’s a specialized job like a doctor, no one cares what your degree is in – just that you have one.

What are you thinking of doing?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have my buisiness degree and I am a senior business analyst for a liquor distribution company.  On the plus side the pay is pretty good, my job is very secure, and I am constantly busy.  The negative is that I am stuck in an office all day! let me know if you want to know anymore…an analyst is a good way to go.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think Darling Husband read somewhere that that’s the best Bachelor’s Degree to have, or close to it, anything business! It’s so versatile. My school has a program where you meet with a couselor or advisor and there’s a program where you put your degree in, your strengths and your interests and it picks careers then finds you jobs nearby. I haven’t done it yet though so I don’t know exactly what it is, sorry.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have a BS in Business – Marketing and an MA in Communication – ADPR…I now work for a large software/computer/mobile company in the Global Mobile Merchandising Department (overly simplified – we pick the featured apps you see on your phone).  Since finishing grad school (many years ago now) I have also worked in Market Reseach, Market Development, and Communications. 

Business degrees are very broad and it really depends on where you would like to focus within the business world.  I HIGHLY recommend getting an internship (or two) as soon as possible to give yourself a head start on the job front and use the opportunity to see what you enjoy doing.  Good luck! 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@EmilyJean: I started in banking too!  I was a teller, moved up to head teller (total of 3.5 years), changed jobs to do some data entry/billing (3 years).  From there I worked in collections for a year (B2B – I didn’t call people about credit cards or mortages or anything like that).  From there I landed a spot at my current place as the billing coordinator.  With my accounting background (I originally got my AS in accounting) I filled in as a backup for the bookkeeper when she was out.  Then they realized that I could do both the billing and the accounting, so that’s what I do now (been here for 3.5 years)!

Working in banking has given me major points with interviewers – it shows that you can be trustworthy, are good with numbers and are detail oriented for things like data entry. 

Moving up in the place that you’re at is always great – but make sure you keep an eye out for other jobs that you’re interested in.  If making money is necessary for you (and I’m assuming it is, since you are human) keep in mind that you almost always make more by switching jobs than by getting 1% raises at your current place. BUT, of course, you don’t want to be a chronic job jumper, so you have to find a way to balance all of that out.

 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have a BS in Business Admin and Management. I have been working in insurance for the past 7 years. I used to work in a large insurance company agents office, now I am a life insurance and retirement broker. I had thought I was going to be an Sustainability Business Consultant, but the job I have now pays good, and I just didn’t want to have to go back for my masters and to get LEED certified. Plus, there just isn’t that big of a market around here, so I don’t know how I would make it successful, unless I worked for someone else. I may still do it, but for now, I am sticking with what I am doing currently

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have a Bachelor of Business Administration, did marketing for a couple of years, random admin type jobs, and then went to law school.  I think your best bet is to do an internship or something similar where you can get to know a particular business or company.  Like most degress, a business degree without any experience won’t get you very far. 

Post # 13
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Honey bee

Experience will make a difference, but from my experience (in school and working for a business school) it is generally better to specialize in a field. (I have a Marketing and Database Management Bachelors and an MBA) and before being laid off I was a Marketing Business Analyst/Brand Project Manager for CPG (consumer product goods) company.

A too broad a degree may cause you to have problems being hired. You dont really “know in depth” many fields. I know from my experience barely any of the management or management interviewees had general education. They were specialized. 

hose that tend to have Business Management in major corporations tend to be HR, Sales or lower level- which is perfectly acceptable and may be what you are looking for.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Wow, I got a 2.1, a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. I loved the degree course as it covered every day aspects such as marketing, management of people, including some law modules and human resources.

A very helpful and practical course for the world of work! I haven’t had a hard time finding jobs with it, as it covers so much and not too specialised! (like a degree in medieval german poetry or something <- LOL my lecturer had this degree I am NOT kidding you, it’s a real degree!)

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@KatyInWaiting:

@EmilyJean:

How awesome! I was also a bank teller during my degree course, did both on a part time basis for 3 years. I loved working in the bank just not the sales they kept pushing me to make, it was all about meeting the clients everyday for me!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I got my Bachelor’s in Business Management & Human Resources  in 2009 – I got a job working as an HR Rep for the government.

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