Business Administration

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What is Business Administration?

Business Administration is all aspects of overseeing and supervising the operations of a business that keep it all running smoothly and efficiently.

Business administration forms a crucial part of business studies and covers everything from accounting and finance, skills development, managing people, and marketing to strategy and operations management.

What courses are available?

Universities and colleges in Ireland are offering courses in the following subject areas:

  • Business Administration – A study of the practical skills needed to enhance your administrative skills and understanding the structure of an organization.  
  • Business and Management – A study of key business and management areas including Business Administration, Marketing, and Management.
  • Reception & Office Support – A course on the key office and administration skills for office support roles.
  • Business Analytics – A study of the knowledge, skills, and research capability to use data for important business insights and strategies.
  • Information Systems with Computing – A study of programming, databases, web technologies, and security systems used in business administration.
  • Management Practice – A study of management processes and procedures to equip students to play a vital role in the management of any business.
  • Administrative Assistant – A study of administrative skill sets to impress any potential employer.

Studying Business Administration in college

Business administration courses are available full-time, part-time, or even via online or correspondence. Courses run over 1 year to multiple years depending on the course chosen.

Business Administration courses cover all aspects of administration from management and marketing to human resources and information systems.

Courses in Business Administration are theoretical work through lectures or lessons that are then assessed with continuous assessment sources such as projects or assignments and written examinations.

Career options

 A course in Business Administration is the ideal foundation to prepare you for your first steps into the world of business. Whether you are looking to work for a multinational firm, a local company or you want to start your own business, a course in Business Administration is a great way to equip yourself with the skills and knowledge you need to help you get a competitive advantage in the job market.

All industries in every field require managers with a clear understanding of systems and operational issues to ensure that the processes of the business run efficiently and smoothly. Business Administration skills are very transferable and may be applied across many levels of business and all sectors, opening up the world of business and its career opportunities to you.

A good place to start is to decide which industry you would most like to work in and at what level and then try to gain experience relevant to that industry.

You can gain experience at university through extracurricular activities, such as club membership or taking a role in a society that will develop your team-building, business, or finance skills. You could also try to get a part-time job in an area related to your chosen career. Something that provides commercial skills or gives you knowledge in business functions and how organizations operate will be helpful.

Related jobs include:

  • Office Administrator
  • Business Advisor
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Management Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Executive Assistant
  • Marketing Assistant

Further study

Some students choose to take on further studies in subjects such as marketing, finance, human resources, computing, and international business management, to develop their expertise in a particular area of business.

FAQ

What types of things will I study in a Business Administration course?

Broadly speaking a Business Administration course offers an understanding of business and provides you with the knowledge and skills to work with customers, finance, operations, communication, information technology, and business policies and strategies.

Through Business Administration courses you will gain skills such as analytical and critical thinking, decision making, numeracy, and the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data. You will also become more self-reliant and confident in your skills and be able to use your initiative.

Are there any particular qualities you need to study Business Administration?

Business Administration is the center of any business and you will be dealing with people from all levels of the business so good communication and teamwork skills are vital.

Attention to detail and time management also play very important parts in your position as you are the person keeping everything on track so you need to be on top of everything and on time

You should also be organized and a good problem solver and able to know when to step in and when to delegate work amongst team members. Technology and written skills are also important to communication and being able to work efficiently and in a way that everyone can understand.

Where can I study Business Administration?

Explore your options here

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Mariza Halliday

Business Management


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