Facts every student should know about business education

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Every Student Should Know About Business Education

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Business Education prepares you to succeed in the workforce! In today's rapidly growing and changing economy, you will have the skills to cope not only with the complexities of the business world but the practical necessities of saving and investing, handling consumer and credit issues, and operating a business.

1. Develop "Life Skills" Necessary Business courses help you develop

for Economic Success

knowledge in personal finance, time

management, organizational skills, and

goal setting. This information will be used in important decisions related to buying

a house or car, choosing the appropriate insurance, filing tax returns, budgeting, and

investing.

2. Provide Information

Technology Skills

The ability to use technology to access and create information is a vital skill in today's

business world. Business courses that teach word

processing, spreadsheet, database management, and digital and Internet skills can

help you get a higher-level position with a better salary.

3. Expand Your Educational

Opportunities

Most students learn best in courses that offer hands-on experience. Business courses add new

dimensions to learning through applied activities.

Business courses make academic subjects more relevant and show how reading,

English, and math can be applied in "real world" situations.

4. Develop Marketable Skills and Communication skills, self-confidence,

Habits to Apply to Any Career self-awareness, good work habits, problem

solving, critical thinking, punctuality, reliability, teamwork, and leadership are learned in business classes. You will feel a sense of accomplishment, which will instill the self-assurance you need to set and achieve your career goals.

FACTS

Every Student Should Know About Business Education

National Business Education

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5. Acquire International

Business Knowledge

In today's global economy, a familiarity with other countries and cultures and their impact

on American business is essential. Business

courses provide you with knowledge of the international marketplace and economic

systems, which can be a stepping stone to a career in international business.

6. Encourage Creativity and An explosion of job growth has occurred in small

Entrepreneurial Thinking businesses. Business courses prepare you to work

in a small business and/or start your own business. You will learn to meet new challenges with a creativity that results in fresh ideas and will develop an entrepreneurial attitude that can make things happen in any career.

7. Broaden Your Lifelong

Work and Study Options

After taking business courses, you will have the option to go

to work, go to college, or do

both, whenever you are ready! Business courses prepare you

for a well-paying, satisfying career in any of a wide variety of fields in the business

world. Regardless of the area you study, you will always need business knowledge.

8. Help Pay for College

The skills acquired in business courses can help

you obtain employment to finance your education.

You can work full-time and earn more money--more quickly--to pay for college. Or

you can work part-time to earn money for tuition while attending college. You may

also work for employers who will assist in paying for college education expenses.

9. Pretest Career Interests

Before Going to College

Business courses allow you to explore career interests through these courses:

Accounting

Economics

International business

Business management Entrepreneurship

Marketing

Communication

Information technology Personal finance

10.

Provide Two Educational Options in Business programs include academic One--College Prep and Career Prep subjects needed to meet the entrance

requirements of two- and fouryear colleges and universities. They also include subjects that meet entry-level job

requirements of employers in fields related to the program.

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