Choosing your field of study or career path is often a tough decision to make. Your hobbies, interests, natural abilities, personality traits and characteristics play a big part in guiding you towards a fulfilling career. When it comes to business skills here are a few signs that a business administration certificate and a career in business administration might just be for you.
For starters, there are organisational skills to consider. If you think of yourself as impeccably organised, neat and well-put-together, the chances are you’re suited to the business administration environment. This is because in the world of administration, you need to have everything in order all at once to help run a businesses and its processes, successfully. Benjamin Franklin once said, “For every minute spent organising, an hour is earned”. To be honest, we couldn’t agree more!
If your friends and family would describe you as punctual or deadline-driven, then you’re a good fit for business administration. Again, this is a necessary strength as many business functions and operations have time constraints, making punctuality a given in order to succeed. If it’s not your strongest attribute, not to worry, it can always be improved.
A business administration certificate tends to suit those with a dream to one day run their own business. This is because it’s a good grounding and introduction to what it takes to actually facilitate the day-to-day processes of a company. Should you be the ambitious type with the desire to be your own boss, you might want to consider The IIE Higher Certificate in Business Principles & Practice (HigherCertBPP). Should you want to be a little more behind the scenes, this programme could help you become the General Assistant to the Manager of a company or a Project Manager.
It should also be known that an ability to prioritise would also stand you in good stead. This is because you need to stay on the ball if you are going to get everything done. Then of course, communication skills come into play, because what you get done is just as important as how you get it done too.
For more on The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) Higher Certificate in Business Principles & Practice (HigherCertBPP) qualification visit our website, www.varsitycollege.co.za.
*SLP: Short Learning Programme