Curious how companies build a strong brand reputation? Do you see opportunities for business to solve the most challenging problems facing society? Many students have an idea of what business is, but may not know the depth of its impact on the world or the many paths possible with a business degree.
Our Students become:
Consultants • Product Marketing Specialists • Talent Managers • Entrepreneurs • Financial Analysts • Investment Bankers • Directors • Brand Strategists • Policy Analysts • Community Organizers
... just to name a few.
Why you should consider a degree in business:
You like a challenge.
Many people are energized by tapping into different skills to find the best solution. Consulting and management are among the many different careers in business requiring expert problem solving.
You’re a leader.
Whether it’s a group project in class or a club after school, you seem to naturally end up making plans, rallying others, and guiding the team to success.
You like numbers.
If numbers are your jam, you’re in luck — they’re not used for just accounting and finance anymore. Nearly every aspect of business is driven by data.
Creativity (or innovation, which is often code for creativity) is cherished in the business world. Whether you generate big ideas or brilliant marketing campaigns, your fresh takes on tired subjects will make you a star.
You’re not creative.
There’s room for you, too! Your ability to analyse data and create detailed charts and graphs will be lauded by your right-brained colleagues.
You want to make a difference.
Channel your interest in changing the world into a business career to realize meaningful change on a large scale. Shameless plug: social impact, positive business practices and sustainability are kind of a big deal here at I.S.B.O
You think business might enhance your career prospects.
You’re right! Maybe you want to be an engineer or work as a freelance designer. A business degree, dual degree, or minor will pay dividends down the line.
You like big ideas.
Lots of people have lots of ideas, but 99.9% of those ideas never surface. Business education gives you the knowledge and resources to translate yours into action.
Why you shouldn’t pursue a degree in business:
Your parents are pushing you.
You’re going to be most successful doing what you’re passionate about. Find what you love, find a way to make a living at it, and do it well.
You heard it’s easy money.
Many people do well by doing business — but they’ll be the first to tell you they work hard for what they have.
Curiosity is essential in business. But if you struggle hard with tacos vs. sushi for dinner, you're probably not going to be comfortable calling the shots as a business professional.
Why you should choose I.S.B.O:
You like actually doing things.
You’ve probably heard things like action-based learning or hands-on curriculum tossed about. What that really means is that at I.S.B.O you’ll have opportunities to learn by getting your hands dirty working with real businesses on real problems.
You want classmates who double as BFFs.
I.S.B.O’s BBAs are diverse, collaborative, and united by a desire to make a difference — which makes it easy to find your squad.
You want a great career.
In case your older sibling hasn’t filled you in, adulting is hard. Having a good job makes life less hard. And I.S.B.O’s grads get great jobs or become business owners.
We’re ranked in the Top.
If you learned anything in high school, it’s that your reputation matters. Boost your career rep by associating with one of the best in business.