What Kinds of Business Courses Will Give You a Competitive Edge?

How to Choose a Business Course


You wouldn’t cross a lake without a boat, would you? Then you definitely don’t want to set off on a business career without the skills you need to really succeed. That means you need to choose the kinds of business programs and business courses that will help understand what matters most in a business career.

Like these:

Intro to Computers: There are very few companies that can exist today without computers. That’s why it’s vital for you to have a good understanding of how they run. Even more important though, are the programs that run on them. Software like QuickBooks, and Microsoft’s Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, are common throughout the business world.

Business Fundamentals: You’ll also need to know how businesses are structured and run. Who’s at the top? What are the responsibilities of the all the people in all the departments? There is usually an executive staff and an administrative staff. There are also people who produce the products or services a company sells. There is a sales staff—and a marketing staff. There are people who handle the people: Human Resources. And a department dedicated to making sure the company is making money: Accounting and Finance.

Project Management: Effective project management is incredibly important to any business. Whether you sell toys or trucks, provide landscaping or healthcare services, you need to make sure every project is well run. Most every project requires these 5 steps:

1)  Concept

2)  Plan

3)  Launch

4)  Monitor

5)  Close and Evaluate

Business Communication: Among the top skills employers always look for in new hires is effective business communication. You need to understand how to speak and write clearly, and listen well. You also need to understand that how you look and act sends a strong message about your overall professionalism. What message do you want to send?

Presentation Training: Even if you know PowerPoint inside and out, and can communicate effectively with your co-workers, can you get up in front of a room full of people?  Great presentation skills can set you apart. And a great business program will help you develop them in the classroom and beyond.

At Career Quest Learning Centers, we know a good business education has many components. Find out how we can help you get the foundation you need to build a better business career. Request more info now.


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