Why a Business Degree?

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).

Congratulations! You’ve decided to go back to school. But perhaps you haven’t yet selected a major. Why not consider a bachelor’s degree in business from an online university? A business degree program opens a world of career possibilities, regardless of your prior experience.

Candidates earning an online business degree can work for:

  • the U.S. government
  • nonprofit organizations
  • private businesses
  • corporations

Possible career choices for graduates include positions in:

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Product Management
  • Systems analysis
  • Financial analysis

A bachelor’s degree also gives entrepreneurs the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to start their own businesses.

What’s Involved in a Business Management Degree?

A business management degree provides a broad-based education that includes liberal arts classes, math, science and other core competencies. As you advance toward your degree, your course load includes more business-focused education emphasizing topics such as:

  • Finance
  • Management
  • Organizational behavior
  • Marketing
  • Operations management
  • Human resources management
  • IT management

If you plan to continue with your formal education, an online business degree can help you earn an MBA more quickly, too. Whether you’re certain about your career choice or want to keep your possibilities open, an online business degree will serve you well in today’s competitive business environment.