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In today’s global business environment, opportunities are limitless for those with the right mix of leadership, organizational and teambuilding skills. If you’re a good communicator who enjoys solving problems, a career in business might be right for you.
Business Administration Major
Graduation Date: December 2016
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Because of the wide variety of careers available to business majors, opportunities for employment are good; you could find employment with any company that needs office workers. And if you choose to further your studies after you complete your associate degree, opportunities for advancement are excellent. In fact, employment for business and financial occupations is expected to grow by 8 percent through 2024 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Depending on the career path you choose, you could perform an extremely wide variety of job functions — from clerical work to management. For example, those with an Accounting concentration could classify and verify numerical data, develop and maintain financial records following guidelines established by the company. In small organizations, you may do some general office work. In large organizations, you might specialize in one type of activity, such as payroll or accounts payable.
Salary and career information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
By carefully selecting appropriate electives, Piedmont Technical College’s business students can prepare for the specific aspect of business they wish to pursue. Elective courses are available that lead to a degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Management, and Office Management.
Transfer opportunities — through both our general transfer curriculum or specific agreements — exist for those who’d like to continue their studies with a bachelor’s degree. Students should contact their advisor as early as possible to explore transfer options. Our certificate in Accounting provides students with a specialized body of knowledge in this subject area. And our Entrepreneurship certificate is designed to give students the basic business concepts necessary to start and operate their own small business.