Become An Educational Business Leader And Help Students Succeed

Education is one of the most important aspects of children's lives. A quality education can open up possibilities for kids that they wouldn't have access to otherwise. If you're one of those caring individuals who realizes the importance of child education, a career in educational business could be exactly what you're looking for. A Business Management Associate's degree with a specialization in Child Development can get you well on your way to making a difference in any community's schools.


Child development specialists monitor the quality of education within an organization. These professionals are responsible for the selection and management of teaching staff and helping them develop course outlines. As a Child Development degree holder, you'll be providing kids with a safe, productive environment in which they can learn. An Associate's Business Management degree with a Child Development specialization will focus on the business aspects of education and give you a solid understanding of how the industry works.

Not only would you be qualified to hire professionals, you could help out by teaching courses yourself and experience the joys of education first-hand. The possibilities are plentiful for degree holders. Child development courses will provide you with the background you need to succeed in the world of educational business. You'll combine hands-on experience like field observations with academic instruction. Some course topics your college degree program may offer include:

  • Business law
  • Business ethics
  • Dynamics of the family
  • Early childhood education curriculum and instruction
  • Financial accounting
  • Health, safety, and nutrition
  • Human resource management
  • Principles of marketing
  • Principles of management
  • Professional communication

You will learn guidelines for establishing safe learning environments, how to handle health issues and respond to a child’s needs, different parenting strategies and how culture impacts the lives of all families. You'll be able to monitor the latest industry developments and use the newest educational technology.

There are many career opportunities for graduates of a Business Management Associate's degree with a specialization in Child Development. This includes preschool teachers, who have an expected growth of 19 percent from 2008 to 2018 and a median salary of $23,870. In 2008, the median salary for educational administrators for preschool and child care centers was $39,940 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010). No matter what career path you choose, as an educational business leader, you know you'll be helping kids get the education they need to succeed in life.

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