We keep saying that it’s time to find the job of your dreams, but what if you aren’t quite sure what that dream is? Do you sit back and wait to figure it out or do you take action and start moving towards the future? Even if you don’t have it all figured out there are programs that will help you gain an education that will open a TON of doors once you’re done. Our Business Administration Program is one of those courses!
This program is great for all kinds of students from all kinds of backgrounds. If you’re just starting out in your career you can gain the skills needed to get that entry level job you need to start working your way up the corporate ladder. If you want to upgrade your skills after being in the workforce for a while, this program will help you do that.
And, if you live in Dartmouth, we have a program starting soon!
What do business administrators do?
This is a bit of a difficult question. Yes there is a job out there called “business administrator” but this program will prepare you for that job and a ton more.
If you want to go the traditional “Business Administrator’ route you will become someone who oversees the day-to-day running of a business. But, this program is perfect for someone who wants a better understanding of how a business works and operates, so that they can gain knowledge to work in the different sectors within a business. Potential future jobs include executive assistant, human resources and recruitment officer, administrative officer, bookkeeper, purchasing agents and officer, office and administrative support worker, accounting clerk, administrative clerk, and financial clerk.
You may also choose to focus on one of the three other streams of business that the program will teach you about: human resources, marketing, and accounting.
The American Marketing Association defines marketing as “the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.” Marketing is therefore the process and activity of promoting your product or services. Think advertising, media relations, branding – all of the stuff that packages your product up and shows the world who you are and what you’re doing.
Human resources (HR) is the department or person within a business that is responsible for all things worker-related. That includes recruiting, selecting, hiring, onboarding, training, promoting, paying, and firing (it’s not always fun!) employees. HR professionals are also responsible for staying on top of new legislation guiding how workers need to be treated during the hiring, working, and firing process It’s a lot, and a keen understanding of people, conflict management approaches, and even where to find and access legislation is key to doing it right. In any sized company having and keeping good people is truly the key to success. A solid background in HR (like the one you’ll get at CBBC Career College!), will give you the skills to make sure your team is solid and all working to lead the company toward success.
When it comes to accounting, maybe you’re a wiz with numbers and maybe you’re not. Regardless, if you’re going into the world of business you have to understand accounting principles to know if your business is successful or not. Our instructors will teach you financial accounting like how to track your expenses, invoices, and payroll to know if you’re profitable (and how to become profitable if you’re not!). We’ll also teach you how to manage your finances long-term to set your business up for success and keep financial woes at a minimum. You’ll also be able to understand financial statements that companies’ use to show their financial performance and position to people outside the company, Including investors, creditors, suppliers, and customers.
The doors are open, which one will you walk through?
No matter what you choose, you have an exciting career path ahead of you, Administration, marketing, human resources, and human resources are all fields that offer a multitude of career opportunities.
Heck, you may even decide you open your own business and never work for anyone besides yourself again. There is a whole world of opportunity waiting for you once you graduate.
So what are you waiting for?
Education that will allow you to succeed in various fields within the business sector is one of the smartest things that you can invest in. Start your own business, join one that needs your knowledge, or just sharpen skills that you already have to go further in a job you already hold. The possibilities are endless!
Our next set of Business Administration programs begin soon! Don’t wait, take the first step towards your new career today.