Why Study A Business Degree?


You may have seen my new Career Inspiration series over the last few weeks. Well, I thought it was about time that I told you a little about my career path, more specifically my reasons for studying a business based degree.

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do at university and decided that as my room was filled with business books and I’d enjoyed Business Studies throughout high school and college it made sense to keep going. After all, I hoped to be self-employed one day.

The most attractive thing about a business based degree is that it’s beneficial to many different career paths. Over the three years you cover a broad range of topics including; finance, operations, business strategy, ethics, marketing, sustainability and much more. You can then focus your studies down in the final year to the topics you’re most passionate about.

Throughout the three years of study you will learn a diverse range of transferable skills such as problem solving, time management, decision making and of course, communication skills – things that are useful throughout your life, not just within business.

Here are 5 ways in which a business degree can enhance your career prospects:

Transferable skills – allowing you to be flexible and adapt to any changes within your job or the company.
Understanding of organisational behaviour – essential when leading a team.
Creative problem solving – develop innovative solutions to a problem.
Confidence – the knowledge that you’re set with business foundations in a variety of topics

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The¬†London School of Business and Finance (LSBF)¬†Google+ channel is being put to good use. It offers an insight into employer expectations, hiring practices and much more. This would have been very useful in my uni days but as I’m a bit of a business nerd I’ve already added them into my circle and find their articles really interesting.

Are any of you thinking of studying a business degree?

This post was created in collaboration with LSBF.