A degree in business can open up many career opportunities. In fact, deciding which career path you want to pursue will be one of the most difficult decisions a student will face after graduation. Here are some things to consider before graduation:
Consider a foreign location
If you want to give your career a jump-start then you might consider relocating to an area such as South Africa. The economy in South Africa is expected to grow over the next decade, and the country is attracting some of the most influential business figures from around the world. Lord Laidlaw, for example, is a well respected international businessman who now resides in South Africa. A life peer in the UK due to his contribution to British business, Laidlaw’s wealth and success was displayed when he auctioned his cars for a reported £17 million.
While you may not want to immediately go into the field of teaching, it can be a good option to have if you get tired of another job or want to take on something different as you get older. Sometimes adjunct and part-time teaching positions can be a great way to supplement income from another business related job.
In today’s world, business is more competitive than ever. A good marketing plan is essential to achieving long-term success. With a business degree you are in a great position to become a marketing manager. Your duties may include planning social media campaigns and updates and discussing and approving new ads for print media. This type of job is great for those who love the world of business but also want to exercise some artistic flair.
Starting your own business
If you have an idea for a business and the knowledge to manage it then you might consider starting your own. Even if you hold another business related position you may still consider running your own business during the time you are not working for someone else.
Arnold Schwarzenegger studied economics and business. After years of being in the business of acting, he entered the political arena, becoming the governor of California. Politics and business both require some of the same critical thinking, management, and people skills. Ed Miliband also holds a business degree but now spends his time in British politics. His most recent job was as leader of the Labour Party through 2015.
If you like talking to many different people then a career as a human resource officer for a firm may be something you find enjoyable. This position is very important because the type of person you hire has a big influence on how successful your company is. Hiring decisions require looking at both the positives and negatives of a candidate. The same can be said for most business decisions.