10 reasons why you should study Business and Administration

November 28, 2021 - Jane Moore

There are so many reasons to come to college to study Business and Administration.  Here are just 10:

  1. Lots of job opportunities: Business courses introduce you to marketing, human resources, accounting, ICT, customer care. Every organisation needs people who have these skills.
  2. Increases your confidence: Business courses are all about developing your interpersonal skills so that you feel more confident dealing with people in the workplace. We do this by involving you in hands-on activities such as group projects and fundraising.
  3. Prepares you for the modern office: You will learn how to use the most up-to-date ICT Microsoft packages. If you have great ICT skills you will be immediately effective in the workplace.
  4. Improves your communication: Business people need to be able to write reports, letters, and e-mails, deliver presentations or negotiate deals with customers. We also develop your listening skills and raise awareness of the importance of body language. Our employers tell us communication is one of the most important skills they look for in applicants.
  5. Become a great team player: It’s all about the team! In our collaborative learning environment you will learn to work as a team, how to get the best out of your team and discover what your role is in a team is.
  6. Learn to deliver exceptional customer service: For business success you need to understand your customer needs and deliver a service that exceeds their expectations. A business course will show you how to achieve this.
  7. You can exploit your creativity: Have you got good ideas? Are you innovative? Are you a detail orientated person? A business career gives you opportunities to make a real impact by tapping into your creative side.
  8. If you love a challenge: Employers need qualified business people who can help them solve problems and make decisions that will generate wealth for their business. If you are a hands-on person who likes to deal with practical – often tedious – problems that have to be overcome to keep a business functioning, then a business course might be for you!
  9. Because you are a people person! You like to talk, discuss, debate, negotiate but most of all feel your contribution is helping. “People buy people” so if you are good at interacting with people and enjoy the experience you will get the most out of a business course.
  10. Want to be self-employed? A business course can help you achieve the knowledge and skills you will need to manage your own business. Stop dreaming and start believing in yourself – you can make this happen!

Once qualified you will have a range of skills allowing you to work in various areas of a business including marketing, sales, customer service, HR, accounting, ICT and admin. College is a great place to start a highly successful and rewarding career. 

Meet Fiona Wilson who studied HNC Administration and IT -

"When my youngest son went to secondary school, it was the ideal time for me to either try to get a job or go to college.  I decided to go to college and start with Access to Accounts, Business and Administration course.  I was in my forties and wanted to get a good job, so that’s why I decided that coming to college would be helpful for me to get ahead in a career.

I really enjoyed the Access course.  I was nervous at first and worried I would be the oldest in the class.  It turned out I wasn’t, it was a relief that there was people of all ages on the course, so it didn’t matter.  The lecturers are so approachable and helpful.  As well as all of that, the course was a good introduction to accounts, business and administration. 

The HNC is more in-depth, it’s really good, and taking it a step further for me.  I hope to go on to the HND, which I’m looking forward to. 

Also, I can’t fault the support that you get at college.  It’s been such a great environment for learning.  And I’ve met really nice people too.

I’m interested in Human Resources, so would like to pursue a career in this.  I’ve always been interested in people, so it seems ideal.

I would say to anyone thinking of coming to college, just do it, don’t hold off.  Because I had been away from learning for so long, the Access course was a nice stepping stone to get back into learning."


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