Interested in working for the government, in public service or for a non-profit organization? Get your foot in the door with training in business management
February 23, 2009
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Business administration and management classes can help you serve your community in many ways. Traditionally, business managers and administrators combine finance, human resources, marketing and management principles to help businesses run smoothly. However, business management skills are not just necessary in the world of finance. There is a need for business managers in the public sector and non-profit organizations too. A business degree is incredibly versatile and there are typically many employment opportunities for individuals who have taken business administration classes and business management classes and want to help better their community.
Pursuing Government Positions with a Business Degree
Federal, state and local governmental agencies are elements of change in American communities, providing services from public schools, to transportation, to veterans’ organizations. Governmental bodies also make up some of the largest hiring groups in America. Many of these positions are filled by individuals who have completed a business program and have a business degree. According to The Partnership for Public Service, more than 200,000 of the federal government's employees have completed business management classes and business administration classes.
There are opportunities to combine a business degree with an area of government you are passionate about. Working for the government may also provide excellent benefits including: health and life insurance, paid vacation, family friendly flexibility and retirement benefits. With the right training and a business degree, you can begin pursuing a promising career in the public sector.
Using your Business Degree to Work for a Non-Profit Organization
Many people use their training in business administration classes and business management classes to work for a non-profit organization. Non-profit organizations frequently hire business managers who have completed a business program. Business managers who work for non-profit organizations help organize, develop and manage the company's budgets and may also help with hiring and marketing. A business program can help you develop these skills and more. You can combine your knowledge of business with your passion for early child care, a local sports program, or your religious community, to truly make a difference.
Because a business degree is so adaptable, and business management classes train individuals for a wide range of positions, business degree graduates may have the flexibility to change positions throughout their career. Business management classes and business administration classes also aim to help students better understand the current financial market, which can be beneficial in organizing and planning your own finances.
Where Can I Learn More?
Sanford-Brown College-Collinsville (SBC) offers its students two options in business to help them find one that suits their interests and needs. Learn financial accounting, interpersonal communication and principles of finance and business law in SBC's Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Management. Or, choose to learn business theory and hands-on skills for career training in accounting, business management, sales and marketing in SBC's Business Administration/Business Management diploma program. To learn more, about our business programs and how they can assist you in pursuing the career you have always wanted, click here.
Sanford-Brown College - Collinsville is close to many locations:
Alton, IL - approximately 21.6 miles
Edwardsville, IL - approximately 12 miles
Granite City, IL - approximately 8.4 miles
Madison, IL - approximately 11.2 miles