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Learn the Spectrum of Business
You may be interested in working in the world of business because it’s a very broad profession, and being a business professional allows you to accomplish many things: to express yourself through a new product or enterprise, to work toward financial independence, to help others, to travel the world, or a combination of these accomplishments.
Are you leaning toward a degree in business but want to explore different fields before choosing a specialization? Are you working full-time and need the convenience of online courses? The General Business concentration in the Business Administration degree program is a great choice for students who want flexibility in how they earn a degree, and is the only College of Business major that may be completed online. Many students start their college journey as General Business majors and change to a business specialization that matches their career goals. Other students choose General Business to accommodate their work/family schedule or because they like the idea of developing a wide spectrum of business knowledge and skills.
Students whose intended career paths include working with global companies and who are able to complete courses in an on-campus learning environment may choose the International Business option of the General Business major. This option combines training in marketing and management with an appreciation for cultural differences that affect business relations in the global marketplace.
We know that you want to feel confident about future job prospects. With the General Business concentration and some hands-on job training through internships, you’ll have an opportunity to pursue careers in marketing, sales, human resources, finance, and operations. In fact, General Business was the second most popular business major, according to a 2019 study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Become one of the many work-ready business graduates that River Region businesses depend on!
The Know How
What you will know with a General Business degree from AUM
Your business career can be financially rewarding and emotionally rewarding, especially if you join a growing company and continue your professional development.
Know how to develop a strategic vision, empower others, and never compromise your character.
Know how to lead, and serve, others by identifying and meeting their needs.
Know how to handle the diversity of human beings with great care, honesty, and integrity.
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Rewarding Occupations and Job Growth
It is as wide and varied as you can imagine! Your enthusiasm, inclusiveness and can-do attitude contributes to a happy and productive team, whether you work in marketing, HR, management or another career field.
You can have a flexible career with a bachelor’s degree in General Business from AUM. All organizations need critical thinkers and problem solvers, and as you apply those skills, promotions could follow.
With the foundational bachelor’s degree and some experience, you could earn around the median annual wage of all workers with this business degree, which is $65,000 as of 2022. With ambition, more experience, and/or an advanced degree (like an MBA), it could go much higher.
Is a Degree in General Business Right for Me?
With this bachelor’s degree as your educational foundation, you have many career possibilities.
|Entry-Level Education Requirements
|Job Growth 2020 - 2030
|Annual Median Salary
|Social Media/ Public Relations Manager
|13% (Faster than average)
|Human Resource Manager
|9% (As fast as average)
|10% (As fast as average)
|7% (As fast as average)
Note: Salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education, training, demographics, and industry. Here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
College of Business
At AUM’s College of Business, you will have powerful learning experiences, working side by side with professors who have real-world business experience.
Official Name of the General Business Degree
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in General Business
Many classes in this degree program are available in both an In-Class and/or Online format. Students may elect to complete the entire program online. Students in these courses enroll in a program to connect in a virtual and/or in-class environment to collaborate using a variety of technological and educational tools. Professors play an instrumental role in building relationships among teams and individuals in this setting. All course criteria for online programs is completed through online efforts. Be sure to check with your advisor if you have any questions regarding online studies.
To complete this degree concentration, you will need to complete courses in the university core, business, and electives. Contact the Department of Business Administration for a current listing of courses required to complete this program.
The course listings below are only a few of the classes this concentration requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor.
|What you will know…
|Principles of Financial Management
|Introduction to financial management emphasizing applications of finance theory. Topics include financial analysis, relationship between risk and rate of return, stock and bond valuation, capital budgeting procedures and working capital management.
|Computer Applications in Business
|Know how to improve productivity and decision-making through the use of Microsoft Office applications.
|Principles of Marketing
|A survey of the field of marketing and its role within an organization. Examines marketing concepts, terms and management. Includes the areas of product development, distribution, promotion and pricing.