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Business Administration

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Business administration deals with the performance or management of business operations in regards to making or implementing major decisions. The business administration discipline focuses on efficient methods on how to organize people and resources to drive activities towards set goals. Business administration combines knowledge and theories of finance/economics, human resource, marketing, information systems, accounting and law.

A Bachelor or Master degree in Business Administration (BBA or MBA) can help students obtain particular abilities, like: learning how to negotiate or approve contracts and agreements, analyse financial statements, make sales reports and analysing performance indicators. Graduates will know how to apply new technologies in the workplace and how to best manage an organisation or business. Problem-solving, theorizing and analytical thinking skills are much needed and favoured by employers in the field. In addition, BBAs encourage students to think about issues such as diversity, ethics, politics and other dynamics that play a role in every work environment. Many colleges, universities and business schools offer different specialisation areas, such as: operations management, human resources management and general management.

Some of the most common career options for graduates from business administration include: office manager, business owner, risk management consultant, financial planner, purchasing agent, research analyst, marketing representative, quality assurance specialist.

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