Business majors study the buying, selling, and producing of goods, as well as business organization and accounting. They learn how to use the basic principles and techniques of business in a variety of workplaces. Business degrees are extremely popular with students in today’s job market because of the renewed entrepreneurial nature of today’s economic landscape.
Do You Meet Business School Requirements?
Most business schools require great public speaking skills so joining a group like Toastmasters can be crucial to your public speaking success. Consider joining a business honors society such as Beta Gamma Sigma. Business majors should also help develop their oral and written communication skills, interact professionally with business people who visit your classes and be able to work with numbers. Basics for business majors are advanced computer skills, accounting work, ethics and organization skills..
Your Business College Checklist
- Are the professors active in the business world?
- Does the program focus more on preparing students for the workplace or for graduate school education?
- Does the program include hands-on learning opportunities such as internships or co-ops?
- What are recent or post graduates doing now? Are there strong alumni networks?
- Will the program help you find work after graduation?
- Can you talk to recent graduates to get advice on the current state of business?
The Top Business Colleges & Universities
Students wanting a job on Wall Street or within the corporate sector might consider the following list of schools, all of which offer strong undergraduate programs in business-related fields.
Carnegie Mellon University
Claremont McKenna College
Franklin & Marshall College
James Madison University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New York University
Ohio State University
Penn State University
University of California, Berkeley
University of Georgia
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Richmond
University of South Carolina
University of Texas at Austin
University of Virginia
*College lists are compiled on the basis of counselor interviews, guide books, exhaustive internet searches (of college and departmental websites), and data provided by The College Board and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).