Dr. Brett Andrews, Vice President of GPS

If you’re considering earning a college degree but aren’t sure which major to choose, here are five compelling reasons to choose a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (BSBA).


1. TO Increase your earning power.  

Some students choose a bachelor’s degree in business because of the high earning potential the degree brings—and that’s okay! Many prominent national publications, including Kiplinger’s, US News & World Report, and Princeton Review, list a business degree as among those with the top-earning potential.


2. To Gain highly valued skills.  

Beyond job-specific knowledge, employers are seeking candidates that have a good measure of transferrable skills. Indeed, the job search website, published a list of these skills as compiled in their own company research on job openings. The 11 most sought-after employability skills that hiring managers search for in candidates are:

  1. Communication skills
  2. Leadership skills
  3. Teamwork skills
  4. Interpersonal skills
  5. Learning/adaptability skills
  6. Self-management skills
  7. Organizational skills
  8. Computer skills
  9. Problem-solving skills
  10. Open-mindedness
  11. Strong work ethic

The good news is that a BSBA degree will give you in-depth training in all of these!


3. You’ll always be able to find a job with a bachelor’s in business.  

Business degrees have always been in high demand—and when we say high demand, we mean smokin’ hot! The National Association of Colleges and Employers published research on degrees that were in high demand, as well as those that had a high starting salary. The result? A business degree is one of the perennial favorites, ranking in the top ten of all undergraduate degrees in all categories.


4. Career flexibility. 

Your first employer out of college will rarely be your employer when you retire. Employment change is simply a reality of life. In fact, a 2019 study conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the average worker will have 12.3 different jobs between the ages of 18 and 52. That’s a lot of change! To thrive, you’ll need a broad-based education that allows you to adapt to the changes that come with time. A business degree gives you a credential that will qualify you for a variety of jobs and career paths today, and it also prepares you to be adaptable in the future.


5. Build on your current work experience.  

The combination of a business degree and your accumulated work experience is powerful! Most students bring several years of work experience with them to the online classroom when they are earning a business degree. This work experience makes the process of earning a degree much easier. Students are more readily able to apply what they are learning in the context of their prior experiences.

Intrigued? Learn more about OKWU’s Bachelor of Business Administration degree. 

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