An Upper Iowa University bachelor’s of science degree in Business Management allows business students to prepare for careers in various areas of business management. Majors develop business management skills ranging from accounting and finance to marketing and human resources and can take classes in economics, ethics, law and social sciences to further prepare for careers in business management.
To succeed in business management, it helps to possess certain personality characteristics and skills. If the list below describes you, a career in business management might be a good choice:
To be effective in business management, strong verbal and written communication skills are a must. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, top executives in business management must have “highly developed personal qualities and be able to communicate clearly and persuasively.”
Business management professionals also must be able to listen and empathize, especially if you are managing an organization’s human resources function. If you’re looking to advance to high levels of business management, it is a good idea to incorporate some psychology and sociology courses into your education.
If you are juggling a job, a family and college, your organizational skills will be put to the test. Refining them while you’re in school can help prepare you for a successful career in business management.
As the American Management Association points out, being organized means being in control. Taking control of your phone, e-mail, tasks and time is the first step to success in business management.
If you do what you love, it’s hard not to succeed, and that applies to business management as well. As blogger Tony Schwartz says in, “Six Keys to Being Excellent at Anything,” in the Harvard Business Review, “Passion is an incredible motivator. It fuels focus, resilience, and perseverance.”
If you have a passion for business and management, explore your degree and career options at Upper Iowa University.