TOP TEN REASONS TO STUDY BUSINESS
- You can use the skills you'll learn in any area of passion. From a Physician with his or her own practice to a race car owner to the head of a non-profit - they all use business management skills everyday.
- You'll learn the vital skills of teamwork and collaboration - skills required for a job in any field. It's not realistic to think you can work all by yourself.
- Business is part of everything. It touches fields as diverse as sports and entertainment to government and education.
- A Business degree expands your options. Business majors go on to be Doctors, Lawyers, Educators, Government Leaders, as well as Small Business Owners and Corporate Executives.
- The World is getting Smaller - and Business is Leading the Way. Products and services come from every corner of the world. The opportunities to travel and learn about other cultures are endless in the business world.
- Business is Challenging. It requires a variety of skills - from the quantitative skills necessary to interpret a financial statement or economic data to the "soft skills" necessary to sell your idea and manage people.
- A Business Degree prepares you for Life. The skill you'll learn at Portland State's Business School apply to all aspects of life - managing your personal budget (finance) to getting a great job (marketing) to managing your hectic schedule (operations).
- A Business Degree develops and sharpens your leadership skills. Whether you want to be a CEO, a high school principal, the chief of staff at a hospital or the chair of a church committee, you'll need the skills honed in Business School.
- You can work for the best companies in the world. Major local and national firms recruit at leading business schools like Portland State.
- You'll learn the skills necessary to solve the world's most challenging problems. Challenges such as supplying emergency aid to devastated areas (operations) to finding inexpensive alternative fuels (finance) to promoting healthy lift styles (marketing) all require skills taught at PSU.
Source: Adapted from Kelly School of Business at Indiana University