If you know you want to pursue a career in the wide world of business but have yet to decide which of the many routes is right for you, a General Business degree could be a great start to a rewarding career.
General Business students can pursue an associate degree (2 years) or bachelor's degree (4 years). Higher degrees like a master's degree (6-7 years) in the business field are typically more specialized and lead to management positions.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math and communications coursework and prior work experience in customer service, marketing, accounting, or business-related field helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in General Business include:
- Sales Manager
- Administrative Services Manager
- Production Manager
- Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Sales Manager was $126,640 in 2019 (1) while Administrative Services Managers earned a median salary of $96,940 in 2019. (2)
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on the career chosen but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.
Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.