Business Administration Diploma Program
03/2020: All programs have been converted to online. Enrollment and financial aid can be done from home. You can start your program ONLINE at Rockford Career College today. The College moved to online instruction for all our programs to be in compliance with Governor J.B. Pritzker’s executive order.
Don’t postpone enrolling. Use your time wisely and enroll today. This program was online and continues to be online ONLY
What is Business Administration?
Business Administration is a course of study meant to broadly prepare you for a career in business. The business world is complex and there are many different career paths to choose from. In one instance, a businessperson may work primarily in spreadsheets on financial related matters and in another instance, a businessperson may participate in daily operational meetings. The central focus of a Business Administration Diploma program is to provide a base of business-related knowledge to prepare you for entry-level opportunities in the field of business.
At Rockford Career College, our Business Administration program will help you develop strong Microsoft computer skills, teach you to build spreadsheets, assist you in how to create business outlines and walk you through how to develop presentations. Course work covers relevant, real-world topics such as managing change, encouraging effective team building, leading continuous improvements and managing finances and human resources.
What Career Options are Available in Business Administration?
Business Administration is one of the most popular fields of study due to the wide variety of career options available. There are literally thousands of different roles in a business environment and hundreds of different industries and types of businesses. Business Administration graduates have the ability to land in many different types of entry-level roles in a wide variety of organizations. At Rockford Career College, our program includes an externship program that gives you the opportunity to work in a professional environment prior to seeking employment. This real-world experience allows students to truly understand what it is like to work in a professional environment and give an idea of the various roles in the workplace. Some graduates are even offered jobs where they gained their experience.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of business occupations is projected to grow 7% from 2018 to 2028.1
How do I Start a Business Administration Program?
While there are many different ways to start a career in business, it is important to understand that the business world is highly competitive. Securing employment in a business environment requires you to go above and beyond and stand out in a crowded field of job applicants. For this reason, getting a degree with a Business Administration Diploma helps you rise above the competition and put you in an even stronger position to start a career in business. A Business Administration Diploma not only strengthens your credentials, but also gives you a firm background to successfully prepare you for your first job in business. It is one thing to get a job, it is another thing to keep a job. Many of the lessons learned in a Business Administration Diploma program may prove essential in not only launching your career but also for advancing your career.
Why Choose Our College?
For over 150 years, Rockford Career College has provided training for companies to grow and for people to advance in their respective careers. We take a streamlined approach to education. Our curricula help students develop a particular skill set and knowledge base for a career rather than receive only a general education. We train you for the jobs that employers tell us are truly needed in your community.
We offer affordable programs that typically take less time to complete and have smaller class sizes than those of other schools. That means you’ll get plenty of one-on-one attention, unlike a big school. You’ll learn from highly-qualified and caring instructors, who have real-world experience in their field. Most programs have classes that are highly hands-on so you can get a feel for what you’re learning. Some programs also offer an externship off-campus at a local employer where you’ll put your skills to work.
We offer on-campus, hybrid, and completely online diploma and degree programs that could provide you with more opportunities for jobs with room for growth.
We know it's all about a job. Our career services team has done the networking for you with numerous local employers. Prior to graduation, we could help find the perfect job for you. Employers have consistently placed confidence in our graduates' abilities.
All of us here at Rockford Career College are here to help you succeed, whether it’s our free tutoring, helpful financial aid options, or connecting you with businesses for that great job. We are here to prepare you for quick entry into the workforce.
Financial Aid available to those who qualify.
Program length – 10 months
100% of the program is online
After you complete the Business Administration Diploma Program, you could continue with our online, 7-month Business Administrationt Associate Degree completion program. That's only 17 months total to get an associate degree.
1https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/administrative-services-managers.htm, retrieved 4/10/2020
Courses address business administration practices and approaches that aim to maximize resources – including human participants, time, money and technology – to meet business goals and deadlines. General courses in oral and written communication and the humanities are included to help develop your interpersonal skills, writing ability, and workplace adaptability.
Business professionals with good decision-making, organizational, and communication skills will always be in demand. Whether you are looking for your first position or want to advance your career, the skills you could develop are transferable, which means if you decide to change jobs, they could be used in a variety of different organizations and industries.
The U.S. will need 756,200 new office clerks between 2014 and 2024.1
1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2024 Edition, General office clerk, retrieved 4/26/16
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