7 Business Careers for Adult Learners Going Back to College

Topics: Business & Information Programs, Degree Completion Programs

Published on: 1/15/20 7:17 AM

7 Business Careers for Adult Learners Going Back to College

Entrepreneurs, IT professionals, administrative assistants, hospital administrators, even respiratory therapists — these are the kinds of working professionals who are going back to college to earn an undergraduate degree in Business and Organizational Studies at Neumann University.

The accelerated, exclusively online Business and Organizational Studies program at Neumann University is designed for adult learners (who may have earned previous college credit) who are looking to break into the field of business, advance their current business career, or who simply want to earn an undergraduate degree in a respected, versatile field.

So, for adult learners who pursue this flexible, online degree completion program, what kind of careers will be available post-graduation? Let's talk about it.

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1. Training and Development Specialist 

Training and Development Specialist — “Training and development specialists plan and administer programs that improve the skills and knowledge of their employees.”

2. Operations Manager

Operations Manager — “Operations managers oversee their organization’s production of goods and/or services. They must make sure that their company’s operations run smoothly and effectively.”

3. Medical & Health Services Manager

Medical & Health Services Manager — “Medical and health services managers plan, direct, and coordinate the business activities of healthcare providers.”

4. Training and Development Manager

Training and Development Manager — “Training and development managers oversee staff and plan and coordinate programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of an organization’s employees.”

5. Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer — “Top executives devise strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals.”

6. Compensation and Benefits Manager

Compensation and Benefits Manager — “Compensation and benefits managers plan, develop, and oversee programs to compensate employees.”

7. Operations Research Analyst

Operations Research Analyst — “Operations research analysts use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help solve complex issues.”

Understanding the Value of a 4-Year Degree

The research is overwhelming: Obtaining a bachelor’s degree is important for professional advancement. When weighing the value of a high school diploma or some college credit, against a four-year degree, research is clear that an undergraduate degree outperforms in every area of consideration.

Let’s talk money. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that on average, “workers who hold at least a bachelor’s degree earned more than the $932 median weekly earnings for all workers in 2018.” These earnings can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars more on average, by retirement, than a high school graduate who doesn’t go on to pursue a bachelor’s.

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For business professionals specifically, earning a bachelor’s degree that teaches you the skills needed to lead a team, manage finances, and make data-driven decisions will open up a variety of career options not available to those who do not hold a four-year degree. Armed with the tools and knowledge needed to thrive in an upper management or leadership role, you’ll have the opportunity to make thousands more per year because you won’t be limited to entry-level roles.

Business and Organizational Studies Learning Outcomes

In addition to meeting the Goals and Learning Outcomes of Neumann University’s Core Curriculum, upon completion of all degree requirements, graduates of the Business and Organizational Studies degree completion program will be able to:

• Demonstrate the ability to think critically and creatively in organizational problem-solving
• Identify and describe key functions and competencies to be effective in today’s workforce
• Utilize effective writing skills
• Demonstrate effective presentation and communications skills
• Describe organizational dynamics through multiple perspectives

Join us at Neumann University to finish your 4-year degree

It’s never too late to prioritize your education, and it’s so exciting that you’re considering going back to college to finish your four-year degree. By doing so, you’ll take a significant step in advancing your career and increasing your own sense of personal satisfaction.

If you have questions about pursuing the Business and Organizational Studies degree completion program at Neumann University, we encourage you to contact us today! We can’t wait to help you achieve your goals.

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Bettsy McKlaine

 Bettsy McKlaine

About The Author: Bettsy McKlaine is the Director of Adult and Graduate Admissions at Neumann University and a proud Alumna. The Neumann Community has become her second family and she loves to interact with students, both from the undergraduate and graduate population. Her favorite time of year is at the start of each semester as students begin classes!


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