It's time to buckle down and choose a college, but all you want to do with
your life is shop and you can't possibly think of any university program
that has a course called 'Shopping 101.' However, that doesn't
mean there aren't any related programs. How do you think those Sophia Tolli
dresses got on the racks? They weren't grown to ripeness on a magical dress
tree and picked by fairies. Someone opened a business to make and sell those dresses.
If you're interested in the buying end, perhaps you'd also be interested
in the selling end, and a degree in business would be right for you.
Business is a program that is best studied domestically because of differences
in economies, currency calculations, and legal policies between the business
regulations of one country and another. While there are international business
programs, they're not much use to you unless you want to spend your life
moving all over the world, connected to home only by the international SIM card
in your cell phone. Most people who study business intend to open up their own
businesses right here in Canada, so that's where they should stay to study.
Business degrees have many applications out in the real world, and you should
have some idea which one would be right for you before you graduate so you can
have some idea what courses to take. For instance, if you wanted to sell Oshawa
homes for a living, your course load might have a heavy compliment of real estate
related courses. Obviously what type of business you become involved with in
the future is your own decision, but sometimes it can help to get tips on how
to make a decision you'll be comfortable with.
Which school you choose to study business at is another decision you may need
help with. In some disciplines, your choice of school doesn't matter as
long as you learn the material, especially if you're planning on opening
you own business. In other cases the school name is everything. This might be
the case if you're applying to work for a firm of commercial real estate
lenders because you'll want the title on your degree to impress them.
You should thoroughly research all aspects of the schools you're interested
in for this reason.
These are just some of the things you'll need to worry about when you're
looking to begin a degree study program in business. It may seem like a lot
of work to you now, but our series of articles on studying business domestically
should help you to make the right decisions for you. If the amount of work you
have to do starts catching up with you, just take a moment to reflect and be
grateful it's not worse. If you were going to be an electrician, you'd
have to memorize all about power distribution blocks on pain of being electrocuted
if you screw up. At least in business all you can loose is money.