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Common Business Administration Jobs and Functions

September 12, 2011 General 0 Comments

Business administration functions are performed in every business in the world and can often play a major role in determining a company's success. While functions will vary depending on the company you are working for and the type of business position you assume, business administration classes and training are essential for anyone trying to build a career in this challenging field.

Financial jobs and business administration jobs are on the rise according to the Department of Labor, Bureau of Statistics (Source: These jobs require professionals with a strong understanding of financial principles and insight into the day-to-day responsibilities needed to successfully run a business. Below we listed just a few popular positions that may be available to those with business administration training.

Financial Managers and Other Roles
Any business, firm or agency that brings in profit needs financial managers. Financial managers are known to provide many different duties to various organizations. Some common roles that financial advisors assume include: controller, treasurer, credit manager, risk and insurance manager and more. All of these roles play a part in organizing the financial matters of an organization. Business administration courses and business programs are designed to help prepare students for these types of positions. Working in financial institutions like banks, investment firms and credit unions is a popular choice for individuals with a business degree. It is also common for these employees to work longer weeks than traditional positions. For the diligent and dedicated worker a career in business administration can be a very rewarding experience (Source:

Business Administration Training and Education
Candidates for financial management and business positions must possess many different talents. Communication skills are a major part in these roles especially for positions where employees work directly with clients as consultants or advisors. Analytical skills are also critical to a role in finance. Those individuals with knowledge of regulatory laws and international finance can often work in more specialized areas of finance. Pursuing business administration courses and enrolling in business programs are often the first steps for individuals seeking a career in business administration.

Work Environment
While the professional culture of business administration job positions will vary, the majority of finance and business professionals work in offices and corporate buildings. Computers and other technology equipment are prevalent to aid finance professionals. Travel is often common in many of these positions, especially for third-party agencies or those working in sales departments.

Enrolling in business administration classes can help emerging professionals receive the training they need to pursue a career in business. To learn more about our Associate of Occupation Studies in Business Administration program and how a business degree can help you pursue your professional career, click here.

SBI Campus - an affiliate of Sanford-Brown is close to many locations:
Hempstead, NY - approximately 15.2 miles
Bay Shore, NY - approximately 15.3 miles
Suffolk, NY - approximately 49 miles

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition, Financial Managers, on the Internet at (visited January 09, 2009).


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