This job is all about giving service to business. Working in business administration includes organizing staff; making sure the business where you work is running smoothly, and basically being the mediator between staff and upper management. Education in business administration can also prepare you for a management position, as well as running a business yourself.
Some of the titles associated with education in business administration include: general manager and company secretary. The general manager or company secretary would report to the corporate board of directors ultimately and their direct supervisor would be the executive level of management. Education in business administration coupled with job experience can prepare you to obtain positions in executive management, as well as be one of the corporate board of directors.
In these roles, you can make anywhere from $100,000 CDN plus. The starting salary of a general manager of a company or secretary is usually about $50,000 CDN.
Sometimes, business administration work is viewed as the people who look after the bureaucratic or operational functions within a business. This can include repetitive office tasks that are suited for some people. It is consistent and steady work for those looking for a firm and secure foundation for the future.
Some of the duties a business administrator would perform include:
Mapping out short-range and long-range goals for the company or institution
Some human resources work such as choosing whom will fill positions within an organization may be included, as well as delegating tasks to existing staff
Leadership skills are also required since business administrators are often lending ideas to further the development of an organization
Business administrators also deal with budgetary concerns
Business administrators may also be involved with the external and internal communications within the organization
If you are looking to reach the executive levels and/or board of director positions within an organization, in today’s competitive job market, having a master’s in business administration could help a great deal.