What Business People Need to Consider When Contemplating Education Goals

It’s important for busi­ness people to have access to up-to-date adult and continuing education curriculum for many reasons. They include: preparing the community for in-demand careers, to be competitive in the job market and to gain the skills necessary for professional development. Look for degree programs that are in-demand and prepare graduates for what businesses are looking for with interactive media and real-world skills that include written and oral communica­tion, problem solving and critical thinking.

Additional factors business people need to consider when contemplating educa­tion goals are: How long will this take me? Is it affordable? Is this something my employer can assist me with and do I have credits and/or work experience to transfer that can minimize my time in school? It is also important to con­sider the college’s accreditation and how the degree will impact or change your career goals.

As a business person the quality of the curriculum and how it relates to current and future business demands is important. Look at your goals and how much time you will dedicate to complete your educational goals. Programs can be as short as six months or several years. A business person should look for ways a degree will enhance their current experience and skills.  Don’t just think about how much it will cost. Your education is an investment and many organizations believe that and provide tuition reimbursement dollars to support employees with furthering their education. 

Education will lead you and teach you what you didn’t know. It will also answer the how and the why that sometimes lingers in your mind. Learning the how and why will better prepare business people for the career they are looking for. Being in an online or residential course gives you the opportunity to network and communicate every day you attend and participate in a class experience. What I love about education; you learn from your classmates not just the instructor whether it’s through a story and experience shared or through a question asked. The many years of real-world experience from working brings a dynamic experience in the classroom that can be turned into credits earned. 

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Staceyann Sinclair is the Campus Director for the Rasmussen College Tampa/Brandon campus. She has worked in the field of Business/Management for more than 14 years. Sinclair also has a B.S. in Marketing from Johnson & Wales University and a M.A. in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.

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