If you’re looking to get involved in business, here are the main reasons why to study business administration at UoPeople.
A degree in business administration opens up a variety of opportunities for careers in business. Whether you choose to get an associate, bachelor’s or master’s at University of the People, you are practically guaranteed to earn more based on your education level.
For example, a bachelor’s degree in business administration can add $2,000 to $5,000 more per year in earning potential. But, it’s not just about the money. An education from University of the People teaches life-long skills and introduces you to people from over 200 countries that you may have otherwise never connected with.
From growing your network to growing your paychecks and opening up doors for new opportunities, studying business administration at UoPeople can only be beneficial.
A Quick Look at the Opportunities
For the associate and bachelor’s degrees, there are just two main requirements, including presenting a high school diploma and proving English proficiency. The University also accepts transfer credits from other higher education institutions should you have already begun your studies.
If you’ve already earned your bachelor’s degree and are seeking an MBA, there are just a few more necessary requirements, including:
- Be able to demonstrate undergraduate degree completion
- Have English proficiency
- A minimum of two years’ work experience
- One reference (from an employer/lecturer, etc.)
On average, those who studied at the top 100 MBA programs doubled their pre-MBA salaries within three years of graduation. These statistics ring true for both online and traditional universities. Quality undergraduate business degrees and master’s programs are offered in both settings.
To apply for any of our programs, a non-refundable Application Fee of $60 is required, but should you need financial assistance, there are plenty of opportunities for you.
What You’ll Learn
By providing an in-depth understanding of the business industry, innovative solutions to common problems, and hands-on experience, our academic leadership prepares you for a career in business. The main goals of the program are to:
- Provide a framework to apply appropriate business models in decision-making situations
- Teach the skills to work effectively in a team environment
- Enhance command of ethical reasoning in business situations
The world of business is diverse and requires self-starters and problem-solvers. While coursework is the main component of the program to teach these skills, the actual environment in which you learn is another aspect to what develops skills such as communication, teamwork, research-based learning, time management, decision-making, and a self-starter attitude.
You’ll be able to do all of the following upon completion of the degree program of your choice:
- Analyze core business processes
- Think systemically
- Manage the decision process
- Prepare economic analyses
- Position organizations for a competitive advantage
- Formulate strategic and tactical direction
- Understand the effective uses of technology
- Support and encourage a culture of innovation
- Manage conflict and foster collaboration
- Apply techniques for delegation and empowerment
- Understand influence of culture and globalization on organizations
- Work in groups and display enhanced interpersonal skills
- Effectively communicate within an organization
- Function in an ethical manner
- Take ownership of your own personal and professional growth
For a brief look inside what you can expect, here’s an abbreviated list of the curriculum:
- Business Communications
- Principles of Finance
- Multinational Management
How You’ll Learn
With small classes and global connection, University of the People offers a unique approach to higher education.
Class sizes are small, which means that you’ll always receive individualized attention from the well-renowned professors. On average, the student-to-teacher ratio actually works out to 14:1.
The theory behind this pedagogical model is that studying within communities is more motivating and challenging than reading alone or listening to online lectures. The peer learning methodology, with Course Instructor facilitation, stimulates students and offers them a powerful platform to learn from one another.
Within the online study communities, students share resources, exchange ideas, discuss weekly topics, submit assignments, and take exams. The curriculum is supported by Course Instructors who participate in class discussions and oversee all courses.
While you’re working together and on your own, there are requirements that must be met to continue studying, which include: weekly readings, participation, peer assessment tasks, discussion forum responses, Learning Journal activities, and written assignments; there are also quizzes throughout the course and a final exam or project at the end of the term.
Regardless of where you are in your career, life, family situation, and where you are geographically, everything is done 100% online, which means you can set the pace and will connect with students from around the world.
Flexibility, Attention and Opportunity
The online nature of the program means that the flexibility is in your hands — quite literally, as you could complete the degree on your mobile device, if you so pleased. Regardless of where you are, upon enrollment, you’re provided with an academic advisor who will be your personal point of contact for any questions or concerns throughout your studies.
Additionally, together with UoPeople’s corporate partnerships, a main goal is to prepare students for what comes next upon graduation — finding the right career. From internships to mentorships, the opportunities are vast. Our career services are geared towards employability and are available for assistance with resume writing and job interview best practices.
Imagine What’s Next
Studying business administration at any institution will provide you with the knowledge and experience to grow your career in various fields, like: sales management, finance management, healthcare administration, and marketing management, to name a few.
However, studying business administration at UoPeople provides you with more than just the education to get a job. The online, accredited, and tuition-free model uniquely allows you to connect with peers globally and challenges you to remain organized and manage your time.
The small classes and individualized attention means that your education will be maximized, and the opportunities to intern with corporate partners before graduation can solidify a job for life even before you have earned a degree.
If you’d like more information, be sure to reach out to us directly here!