what to expect in business school

What is Business School Like as an Undergraduate Student?

Do you have an entrepreneurial mind and a passion for business? You may be thinking about pursuing a degree in this fast-paced field. The question is, where do you begin? What is business school like, and is it right for you?

Many students aspiring to enter careers in management, marketing, and finance choose to start their paths in business school. Those looking to launch their own business often invest in a college education before getting started. And this is a worthwhile investment for those who are motivated to take business school on. In fact, business often ranks among one of the most valuable college majors. According to Bank Rate, business majors can expect to earn a median income of at least $60,000 per year.

If you are considering a business degree, but wondering what business school will be like as an undergraduate student, you are in the right place. Below we break down what you can expect from Goodwin’s business school and how it will help you launch – or advance – your career.

Business School Structure & Schedule

When considering a business program, it is important to consider the type of program you need. Depending on your career goals, you may enter college through an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree program. Goodwin University offers both options for undergraduate students in the Business Administration program.

You will also want to consider the program structure that is offered. If you are maintaining a job during your studies, you will need some flexibility. You will need added convenience if you are juggling a family or personal life, as well. Goodwin University understands the need for flexibility. Students are often trying to balance work, school, and personal obligations – which can be challenging, especially in today’s busy way of life. The business programs at Goodwin are designed with busy students in mind.

The classes in the Business Administration programs are offered:

  • Days, evenings, and weekends
  • On-campus, online, and in a hybrid of the two
  • In accelerated 7 ½ week formats or standard 15-week formats
  • With 6 class starts each year, so students can apply at any time and classes needed are available

With this kind of flexibility, you can custom design a program that works for your life and meets your needs. If you work during the day, you may opt for evening or – better yet – online classes. If you work second shift, day classes might work better for you. You have the freedom to choose what works best for you.

Business School Curriculum

Students who have a passion for business will want to invest the time in business school, as it will equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed. At a career-focused school, like Goodwin University, students can expect to complete practical courses in the following subjects that will be used in their careers after graduation:

  • Budgeting and Planning
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Principles of Finance
  • Business Theory and Research
  • Accounting
  • Business Law and Ethics
  • Management and/or Non-profit Management

With a Business Administration degree program, students are ready to dive into their careers – whether they are starting their own small business or climbing the corporate ladder, using the skills and knowledge needed for the job, such as:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Strategic thinking skills
  • Time Management skills
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Business ethics
  • And more

These applicable courses, knowledge and skills make business school worth the effort, and set you up for success throughout your career.

A Place for Making Connections

Another key piece of the business school puzzle is forming professional relationships that will help boost your success. In the business world, it is all about who you know. Starting out in the industry can be challenging, as you need to network to establish these valuable business relationships. In business school, you will be surrounded by like-minded peers who are driven to succeed, climb to the top, open their own companies, and more.

At Goodwin University, courses are also taught by industry professionals. Their knowledge, experience, and professional connections can help you get your foot in the door. Goodwin also offers students a Career Services Team – free of charge – for life. Whether you need help creating (and updating) your resume, practice interviewing, or need some professional networking, the staff at Goodwin has you covered. Our dedicated Career Services Team will not rest until you are working in the career of your dreams.

Are you ready to jumpstart your career? Contact Goodwin University to learn even more about the business degree programs offered. Call 800-889-3282 or visit us online to request more information.