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Bachelor of Business Degrees

Business is the study of applying ideas to create or add value to a product or service to generate profits. From launching your own start-up to developing marketing campaigns at a Fortune 500, you will develop your skills in critical thinking, communication, leadership, data analysis, and problem solving by earning a business degree. Business majors learn how to research information using quantitative skills, and then develop ideas based on that information to solve problems. Undergraduate business courses in USA cover areas of study such as accounting, business administration, business analysis, business computing, business ethics, business statistics, commercial law, developing markets, economic principles, finance, human resources, international studies, management, marketing, operations management, and research and technology.


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    Where can I study business in the US?

    Many universities in the USA offer top-ranked bachelor business degree USA and graduate programs in business. Shorelight collaborates with top-ranked business universities in USA like Adelphi University, American University, Auburn University, Florida International University, the University of Dayton, University of Illinois Chicago, the University of South Carolina, and University of Utah.

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    What undergraduate business courses do colleges offer international students?

    Undergraduate business courses offered for international students at business colleges in USA include accounting, business administration, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, international business, management, marketing, operations and supply chain, real estate, and risk management and insurance. Shorelight advisors, instructors, and tutors are here to help you with dedicated international student advisory services such as English language development, dedicated workshops, and more. For more information, please visit international student support.

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    What requirements are needed to study undergraduate business in the US?

    The entry requirements to apply for a bachelor of business degree in USA generally include a high school diploma or equivalent with a sufficient GPA, and English language proficiency.

    The entry requirements to apply for a graduate business degree in the US generally include a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, English language proficiency, GMAT/GRE scores, and letters of recommendation. However, these requirements may vary depending on the university you hope to attend. Our advisors are here to help you with deciding the best business major for you, dedicated college application help, preparing for your English exams, and more.

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    How many years does it take to earn a bachelor of business degree in the US?

    Typically, an undergraduate business degree will take three to four years to complete — depending on the degree program and the university you attend. A master’s degree program in business may require one or two years to complete.

    For more information on master’s degree programs, please visit graduate business programs.

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    What can you do with a bachelor of business degree?

    A bachelor of business degree provides you with many career opportunities in accounting and finance, management, consultancy, retail and sales, marketing and advertising, and human resources. You can work as a:

    • Accountant

    • Actuary

    • Business analyst

    • Business development officer

    • Financial advisor

    • Financial analyst

    • Investment banker

    • Management consultant

    • Product manager