Ashford Major Matchup 2019
The votes are in for the 2019 Major Matchup! Students, faculty, and alumni came together to express enthusiasm for the top 16 Ashford University majors. Over the course of a few weeks, these degrees went head-to-head in the ultimate academic showdown. But only one major emerges victorious. Congratulations to the business administration major! We’re collectively throwing confetti and giving high-fives. You’ve earned your top-spot, and now it’s time to revel in the glory.
Get Started with a BA in Business Administration or Go Further with an MBA
No matter where you are on the journey to success, Ashford offers programs that provide you with the skills, knowledge, and prowess to grow and thrive in your career. If you’re beginning your trajectory, consider a BA in Business Administration. If you’re seeking advanced skills to challenge and develop your abilities, dive into a Master of Business Administration at Ashford!
For an accelerated and rewarding program, you can also enroll in master’s level courses as an undergrad through Ashford's Smart Track program, speeding up your path to a graduate degree! Smart Track allows students with 108+ credits earned toward a bachelor’s degree at Ashford University who have a GPA of 2.75 to enroll in up to 6 credits of graduate-level coursework (or nine applicable credits for the Master of Accountancy, MBA, MPA, or Master of Science in Criminal Justice programs). The Smart Track credits will apply to your bachelor’s degree and can also accelerate completion of a master’s degree with Ashford University.* That could eliminate up to 18 weeks from your master’s program.
The Benefits of a Business Administration Degree
Ashford’s IACBE accredited Business Administration degrees are ideal for students who prosper in collaborative environments and flourish through organization. You’ll build your skills in areas like business data analyzation, business leadership, entrepreneurship, and business strategy management. This range of skills helps students to prepare for a variety of different career paths. The need for these skills in the work force is reflected in the Bureau of Labor Statistics prediction that demand for business administration talent will grow 7-23% between now and 2023.
The Endless Possibilities of an MBA
If you’re interested on expanding your academic knowledge and developing professional competence in managing and influencing organizational effectiveness, you should consider an MBA. In addition to the standard MBA, you can also personalize and enhance your degree with one of 14 different specializations, including entrepreneurship, finance, and organizational leadership.
For example, if your keen on navigating the ins & outs of marketing, an MBA with a marketing specialization will arm you with tools in management, communications, economics, and marketing, of course. You can build on your bachelor’s degree by securing an MBA, further nurturing and expanding upon what you learned from your undergraduate program. Of course, pursuing an MBA with a marketing specialization doesn’t necessarily require a BA in marketing. In fact, students can earn a BA in a different field, then attain an MBA to bolster their business skills.
In addition to learning vital aspects of a business marketing specialization - like the ability to analyze business opportunities, recognize global challenges, and develop productive teams - you’ll also gain soft skills like critical thinking and problem solving. Once you graduate, you can apply your talents in marketing management, business strategy, management of information systems, and the technology of business communication.
Careers in Business Administration
There is a world of exciting careers for those with a bachelor’s and/or master’s in business administration. If you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding path, the following opportunities should pique your interest:
- Investment Banking
- Small Business Management
- General and Operations Management
- Management Analysis
Whether you choose to pursue a BA in business administration, an MBA, or both, Ashford has the flexibility you need to earn your online degree. If you’re interested in learning more about these programs, contact an Ashford advisor today.
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Written by Ashford University staff
*Ashford University does not imply, promise, or guarantee transferability of its credits to any other institution.