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Field of Study: Business, General


General business programs teach people many functions of business.



General business programs prepare people to apply business principles and techniques in various fields such as:

  • Accounting
  • Human resources
  • Finance

Graduate programs allow students to specialize in areas such as:

  • Health administration
  • Education administration
  • Public administration

Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in business. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

Many schools also offer graduate degrees in business. A Master in Business Administration (MBA) program typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.