Finding a Business Degree that Fits your Career Goals

The following short article is written to provide general advice about online education and degrees, not just information specific to WGU. If you have specific questions about WGU, feel free to inquire online or speak with an enrollment counselor (1-866-225-5948).

Do you feel stuck in your current position because you don’t have the necessary business degree for advancement? Are fresh-out-of-school employees zipping past you up the corporate ladder, in spite of your years of experience?

Get your business degree online and achieve your career goals faster. Best of all, you can learn at your own pace through an accredited university while continuing to work your full-time job.

Set Your Goals

To decide which online business degree program will help you achieve your career goals, first determine those goals. Ask yourself these questions:

  • What do I like best about my current job?
  • What do I dislike?
  • Where do I hope to be financially in five years?
  • What strengths do I bring to my company?
  • Do I like what I’m doing or do I want to change careers?
  • Where do I see myself in the next year? Five years?

The answers to these questions will help determine what type of job best suits your career path, whether you decide to advance in your current field or change professions entirely.

Evaluate Your Values

Your career goals should also fit your lifestyle and your values. What is important to you, both at work and at home? Some values that people have included:

  • Family
  • Helping others
  • Recognition
  • Job security
  • High income
  • Protecting the environment

Selecting a career in line with your values increases the odds you will enjoy what you do.

Select a Degree Program

Once you decide on your career goals, it’s easy to choose an online degree that fits. Many options are available, and you can consider an online business bachelor degree in:

  • Business Management
  • Information Technology Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing Management