Going to business school is one of the best steps you can possibly take towards a professional career. Business school will help you build fundamental leadership, planning, development, and administrative skills—valuable, versatile competencies that employers are seeking today. These skills can also prepare you to become your own employer down the road, for those entrepreneurs at heart.
Many students often wonder, though, is business school worth it? Business can be such a broad major, so how does that translate to your future career? Will it prepare you with the career-specific skills needed to succeed? Or will you be left without a clear path?
As a prospective student, it’s important to know that business school is not “just” business. It covers many topics within the field, from budgeting to talent development, business law to non-profit management, and more. Just as business has evolved, so has the education around it. Business school programs are not the same as they were 20, or even five, years ago. In many programs today, you can pursue specific specializations or certificates within the business field, ones that are specifically tailored to your areas of interest or career path.
As part of Goodwin University’s Bachelor’s in Business Administration, students do in fact learn the core building blocks of business – theory, law and ethics, management, human resources, customer relations, marketing, and more. At the same time, however, they are also encouraged to pursue specific interest areas or milestones along the way. This is offered through a variety of business school certificates.
Some of the business certificate programs you can pursue at Goodwin include:
- Bookkeeping Certificate
As part of the business administration program, students have the option to pursue a bookkeeping certificate. Credits earned in this certificate will be applied towards their bachelor’s degree. If you have a passion for number-crunching, the bookkeeping business certificate may be for you.
The bookkeeping certificate at Goodwin covers the fundamentals of accounting and bookkeeping. Students work with ledgers, journals, financial statements, and industry-standard software. Upon completion of this certificate, students are eligible to sit for an array of certification exams, including the Excel and QuickBooks software certifications, as well as professional bookkeeping certification from the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers.
- Business Startup Certificate
Do you have dreams of starting your own business? In this business school certificate path, you can gain the foundational skills and knowledge needed to forge this path. Aspiring entrepreneurs in the Business Startup certificate program will get an introduction to management, marketing, accounting, business law and ethics, and more. They will also complete focused coursework about small business management and entrepreneurship, which will be essential in their journey to start a company.
As we noted in the beginning, business school is often a question mark. A broad major, combined with the years in school and associated tuition costs, can make it intimidating for many prospective students. However, not every school is the same. At Goodwin, you can earn your bachelor’s degree quicker than a traditional institution, through accelerated coursework. And, students who take three or more business classes per semester, while maintaining a 3.0 GPA, are eligible to receive a scholarship worth 30% of their tuition. Starting your business career has never been more accessible.
To learn about the business degree programs and certificate options available at Goodwin University, please do not hesitate to call 800-889-3282 or visit us online here.
Goodwin University is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Goodwin University was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.