It’s hard to decide what you want from life and your career when you’ve barely completed your A-levels or IB. And yet, this is exactly the time that universities and guidance counselors pushing you to make a choice that could have huge consequences on your future.
Sure, you’ve decided to pursue a business programme. But did you know there is fairly wide group of courses categorised under the umbrella of ‘business studies‘? Each has its own specialty, format and aim. With so many business programmes and so little time to research, how do you know which course is the best?
The best advice one can receive at this point is to take on some serious soul-searching. This, and getting in a fair bit of research on the courses and taking our quiz will put you in a decent position to decide which business programme best suits your wants and needs.
Here’s the quiz:
1. Which are you more interested in?
2. Which of the following is your top career aim?
3. Are you planning to start your own business?
4. Which type of study format do you prefer?
5. How important is creativity to you in your future job?
6. Which of the following best describes you?
7. How do you process information?
8. Do you decide things with your head or your heart?
9. Which best describes your attitude to life?
Which business course is the best for you?
Learn general accounting principles, tax law, how to manage financial documents and their impact on business operations. Potential career paths include different types of accounting, audit or tax-related positions within a range of organisations.
You'll get a solid foundation in accounting, sales, operations and organisational leadership. Some universities offer specialised courses in fashion, health care and sports too. It's a great starting point towards managing and leading a team of people.
This course will equip you with a broad range of concepts and skills including financial analysis, economics, statistics and portfolio management. Want to work in banks and investment areas? This is the best course for you.
You're all about people. This course will develop your interest by diving into the management of business and labour practices, as well as organisational development, resources planning and training.
Learn economic principles and theory, including the use of math and data analysis. With the ability to analyse and forecast economic trends, you'll be able to offer your services to improve business operations and performance in a variety of public and private organisations.
Let your creative juices and business acumen shine in this course that will teach you how to make a message stand out from the crowd - a great choice for those planning to work in marketing, advertising, sales, brand management, etc.