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Business Administration is important for career advancement and gaining entry level employment in countless industries.
What is Business Administration?
Business Administration is the organization of a business’s personnel and resources to meet the goals of the business. It is a broad field that covers many types of business support positions.
Large corporations, governmental offices, medium-sized businesses, schools, hospitals, small businesses, and any other type of operation wanting to conduct business successfully benefits from individuals with skills in Business Administration.
The main purpose of Business Administration is to make sure that all the operations of a business run smoothly. This encompasses accounting, finance, marketing, information, and general office management in a variety of fields.
Certifications in Business Administration
Certifications are helpful to job seekers as they provide a third-party validation of knowledge and skills in a given area. Obtaining certifications can demonstrate your competency, willingness to learn, and leadership potential.
Students in the Business Administration program are eligible to test for the following certifications:
Entrepreneurship and Small Business
QuickBooks Certified User – Online
Microsoft Office Specialist Word
Microsoft Office Specialist Excel
Microsoft Office Specialist Outlook
What Does a Business Professional Do?
A background in Business Administration can help you gain entry-level employment in a new field, or advancement in your current field by showing that you understand the day-to-day operations of a company.
Your job title and specific duties will vary depending on the industry. A few examples are:
Aid in payroll processing, or accounts payable/receivable
Carry out organizational procedures, policies, and goals
Support procedures related to the production of goods or providing of services
Identify places for process improvement
Train other staff in procedures or applications
Gather, maintain, and evaluate information
Career Opportunities in Business Administration
There are unlimited career opportunities in just about any industry available to those with business administrative training. New graduates qualify for entry-level positions in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
Popular Career Paths
Health Services Management
University Business Office Management
Administrative Services Management
Skills Needed for Business Administration
To be successful in the world of Business Administration, one must be skilled at business operations, metrics, customer service, reports preparation, conflict resolution, business accounting, budgeting, and negotiating.
Basic office skills like answering phones, scanning, and faxing as well as time management are important. Critical thinking, analytical abilities, problem-solving, and attention to detail are necessary.
Proficiency in verbal and written communication, accounting software, and Microsoft Office are mandatory.
At Southern Careers Institute, students receive training in:
Application Presentation and Sharing
Computerized Financial Reporting
Marketing and Sales
Starting Your Own Business
Word Processing and Spreadsheets
As students develop career skills, they earn electronic skills badges that serve as credentials that employers who have partnered with SCI recognize and value.
The program takes 33 to 48 weeks to complete and graduates leave with the proper customer service skills and work habits to find and obtain a job.
Online Business Administration Training
In addition to onsite classes at the Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Pharr, and San Antonio North and South campuses, Southern Careers Institute offers online Business Administration classes.
These are ideal for students who are looking for a great career but don’t have a lot of free time to go to school.
Is an Exciting Career as a Business Administration Right for You?
If you are interested in learning more about careers in Business Administration and exploring whether this is the right career path for you, fill out our Request Info Form to receive more information. A helpful SCI Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have and help with everything from scheduling to financial aid. For immediate questions, call 1.833.SCI.TEXAS.