What You Can Do With a Major In....
What is Business Administration?
Business administration is the study of basic principles and techniques to effectively manage and lead organizations. This curriculum is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year college and major in general business or a more specialized field of business such as finance, accounting, international business, marketing, or management. COD has transfer agreements with many of the California State Universities and University of California systems in this discipline/program. However, transfer requirements at four-year colleges and universities tend to vary from institution to institution; students should consult with a counselor for specific information regarding the transfer requirements of their preferred college or university. Even students who choose not to major in business administration find that coursework in the field can improve their ability to think critically, problem-solve, manage their lives, and understand the economic issues that engage our world, our country, and our communities.
What Occupations might be available to me with Business Administration courses or a degree at the associate level or higher?
Human Resource Management
Business Executives Managers
...and many more!
What can I earn with my Business Administration knowledge?
Explore EUREKA.org (the COD Site ID Code: KVJWW5X) to find out the month salary by region and state. EUREKA also provides job projection. Also, check out the U.S. Department of Labor http://www.bls.gov/oco.
How do I know if a career related to Business Administration is right for me?
College of the Desert Career Center offers you:
Individual Career Counseling
Counseling Classes (Student Success, Career Life Planning, Transfer Strategies)
These opportunities will assist you in identifying your interests, skills, values and personality
characteristics as they may relate to your career options.
Where can I go to find out more about careers related to Business Administration?
The Career Center has software programs, and Internet resources to help you research information about careers, as well as other career fields.
How can I get experience working in the Business Administration field before I complete my certificate or degree?
College of the Desert offers internship or cooperative work experience for college credit. Visit the Cooperative “Work Experience” Education Office. Located in Business Building 1K or call Michelle Richards at (760) 862-1344
I am looking for a job. Are there any resources on campus to help me find a job?
The Career Center can assist you in preparing to apply for a job on or off campus. The Career Counselors also assist you with interviewing, preparation of a resume and cover letter.
For more information:
Business Advisor: Kelly Hall
Craven's Student Service Center, 2nd floor