10 Questions to Ask Business Students When Visiting Schools

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 5/5/16 8:00 AM

High school students at a Doermer School of Business college fair tableBusiness is a go-to major for a reason. It opens up a wide range of doors in a variety of industries and it’s also the most popular degree in the U.S., which means numerous schools offer it as part of their curriculum.

While doing the “typical” campus tour is a great place to start in getting to know a school, the way to really get in the know about what business student life is like is to ask the students already living it. We’ll help you get started.

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Topics: College Visits, Choosing a Major, Majoring In: Business

Will a Business Degree Get You Where You Want to Go?

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 5/3/16 2:59 PM

Business is the most popular major in the United States,  and for good reason. It can open many doors to a wide variety of industries, and it’s a great starting point for a career, no matter where your interests lie.

Your first impression of a business major might be that it’s too general. The fact that it is a somewhat general major is actually one of its benefits. It teaches skillsets such as strategic thinking and problem solving, leadership, business writing, and accounting and finance functions that you will need to succeed in any industry or as an independent entrepreneur.

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Topics: Choosing a Major, Majoring In: Business

The IPFW Difference: Doermer School of Business

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 2/11/16 8:00 AM

Not all business programs are created equal. If you’re planning on majoring in business, it’s important to understand what a program can do for you, your education, and your career goals.

So what sets the IPFW Richard T. Doermer School of Business apart?

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Topics: Majoring In: Business, Going to School at IPFW

8 Unexpected Careers You Can Get with a Business Degree

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 2/2/16 8:00 AM

Business majors undertake a variety of work in their courses and graduate with a well-rounded skill set that enables them to adapt to and excel in a variety of work environments and situations. The client management and analytical problem solving skills that business majors develop throughout their academic career prepare them for successful future endeavors in a wide range of career options.

So, if not what we normally consider strictly “business” careers, what career fields can you enter with a business degree? The answer to that is just about anything.

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Topics: Choosing a Major, Majoring In: Business

A Business Student Abroad: International Opportunities for Business Students

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 1/7/16 8:00 AM

Majoring in business (especially international business) is a great step if your long-term goals include working abroad.

Luckily, business majors have a lot of great opportunities to study abroad while working on their degree—whether that means spending a whole semester (or year) studying in London, or taking a weeklong class trip to China.

If you are ultimately considering working abroad, studying overseas while still in school is a great way to gain experience and help you know for sure if working around the globe really is your passion.

So, how can you easily pick up international experience while still in school?

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Topics: Choosing a Major, Majoring In: Business

So You Want to Major in Business… What Does that Mean?

Posted by IPFW Admissions Team on 12/17/15 8:00 AM

 

There may be some confusion about what majoring in “business” means—business is, after all, a pretty broad category.

Not to worry. We’re here to clear things up.

 

What is a business major?

Colleges typically offer business programs in one of two ways:

  • Majoring in “business administration,” with a curriculum that covers everything from marketing to finance to operations—literally all the facets of running a business.
  • Majoring in specific sub-segments of business, such as entrepreneurship, marketing, management, and so on.
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Topics: Choosing a Major, Majoring In: Business


 

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