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You can now learn Business Administration skills and receive training from Southern Careers Institute!

Business Administration is a fantastic career to pursue! When you enroll in a business administration program like the one offered at Southern Careers Institute, the skills you acquire will make you marketable to a variety of employers.

As students progress through their training, they have the opportunity to earn skills badges. These skills badges help them to prepare for certification exams.

Basically, these electronic badges are attached to students’ personalized profiles so that potential employers know that they possess the skills necessary to be successful.

Here’s an overview of business administration skills you will learn in our training program at Southern Careers Institute in Texas.

Business Administration Skills Training

Business administration training prepares students for employment by supplying them with the necessary skills to work in any chosen industry.

Even when students enroll at a physical campus, they will use computers in some capacity. Additionally, through online learning, students gain experience in communicating in an asynchronous environment.

They also gain skills in problem-solving, resourcefulness, and managing their time. It is also important to note that these skills are beneficial in all fields.

Students at SCI will receive training in the following skills areas:

  • Business operations                                                               
  • Forecasting                                                
  • Business accounting.                                 
  • Accounts receivable/payable                 
  • Budgeting                                                         
  • Supply and Logistics                                    
  • Billing and Collecting                                   
  • MS Office     
  • Accounting Foundations       
  •  Customer Service    
  •  Metrics      
  •  Reports Preparation      
  • Accounting Software like QuickBooks    
  • Budgeting       
  •  Supply and Logistics        
  •  Understanding P & L             

Business Administration Job Skills Requirements

Along with the necessary skills, SCI’s employer partners also consider skills badges essential. These badges include both hard and soft skills.

Firstly, the technical and hard skills required to be successful in business administration include accounting, customer service, preparing business documents, critical thinking, analysis, conflict resolution, and computer skills.

Similarly, necessary soft skills include organization, problem-solving, effective communication, leadership, attention to detail, building relationships, and time management.  

Organizational Skills Badge

Business office employees handle a lot of responsibility and must often multi-task, therefore, organization is key.

They need to have the ability to perform several tasks concurrently with ease and professionalism.

Being able to prioritize work and stay up to date on the latest software is essential.

The following are characteristics of organized office staff:

  • Accurate
  • Efficient
  • Detail-oriented
  • Good a managing others 

Time Management Skills Badge 

Efficiency is key to working in business administration. Potential employees who are skilled at time management boost the company’s productivity.

Desired time management skills include the following abilities to:

  • Delegate tasks
  • Prioritize work
  • Schedule work
  • Set up deadlines
  • Overcome procrastination
  • Handle stress 

Basic Office Skills Badge

Answering phones, scanning, faxing, and filing are basic office skills that all business administration graduates must be able to perform with ease.

Additionally, you need to ability to operate a calculator, computer, and other general office equipment. Lastly, proficiency in business software applications is a plus.

Verbal and Written Communication Skills Badge

Those employed in business administration must have a strong command of the English language.

This is because they are required to communicate with all layers of authority throughout the company.

Verbal and written communication skills must be efficient in order to be effective.

To be successful in the field of business administration, employees must have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing.

The following are useful communication tasks:

  • Answering telephones
  • Handling email
  • Business correspondence
  • Client relationships
  • Email
  • Filing
  • Greeting clients
  • Listening
  • Presentations
  • Public speaking

What Employers Look for in Business Administration Graduates

Ultimately, employers expect those in business administration to maintain a high level of professionalism at all times.

Furthermore, they must be proficient and preferably certified in business software.

This includes software such as Intuit QuickBooks and the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Employees must also pay strict attention to detail and have outstanding interpersonal skills.

How to Start Business Administration Skills Development

To begin developing skills for business administration, enrolling in a program at Southern Careers Institute is the first step.

There you will get the training needed to perform all the duties required to run a business. This includes training in topics such as business foundations, communication, operations, management, personnel, law, finance, and marketing.

You will also have the opportunity to sit for certification exams and be recognized by top employers so that you can get the kind of job you desire. To enroll and get a head start in a business administration career path contact SCI today at 1.833.SCI.TEXAS.

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