Business, Entrepreneurship, & Finance
Students pursuing a pathway in business and entrepreneurship are preparing for careers in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Prospective business leaders and entrepreneurs are on track to drive social and economic change that will shape our collective future. Career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy, requiring require specific skills in organization, time management, customer service and communication.
AT A GLANCE
IS THIS YOU?
I would like to explore and create with new technology.
I like to help motivate others to achieve their dreams.
I would like to learn about business policies that are ethical and sustainable for the environment.
I identify problems and ideate solutions.
I like to develop and implement strategies.
I like to organize and analyze data.
I find patterns in numbers.
I want to change the world through exploration, research and creativity.
I want to reach millions around the world through social media.
I want to sell the next big thing.
I am willing to take risks.
I am innovative and creative.
Explore the Different Possibilities
Check out the specific concentrations within this interest cluster, with information regarding specific careers, as well as potential majors to pursue in college!
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
For the entrepreneurs and creators looking to merge disciplines in technology, business, and innovation. These students focus on high-level problem solving in areas as diverse as information systems, product development, human-centered design, e-commerce, health innovation, social change, and the future of the arts, media and entertainment ecosystems.
For the student interested in the fields of fashion merchandising, marketing, and brand management. Programs emphasize the development of creative, financial, technological, buying, and promotional strategies that affect consumer behavior in the digital era, along with critical thought, creative applications, teamwork, and effective communication.
For the future investors, bankers, and accountants that are in charge of our money. Potential careers include: Securities and Investments, Business Finance, Banking Services, Insurance, Accounting
For the inner strategists that utilize remarkable communication and observation skills in order to convey a message. Potential careers include: Marketing Management, Professional Sales, Merchandising, Marketing Communications, Marketing Research
Business Management & Administration
For students who envision planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operation. Potential careers include: General Management, Business Information Management, Human Resources Management, Operations Management
Connect with Alumni or a Senior Mentor
Check out how our alumni students and current seniors are pursuing this pathway! Learn about what it takes. To learn more about an alumni's journey, check out their roadmap.
GENERAL ADVICE FOR THIS PATHWAY
Competitive business schools are looking for students that posses proven entrepreneur and leadership skills, in addition to a demonstrated desire to affect positive change in their communities (UPenn)
Many competitive business schools appreciate academic readiness, particularly in mathematics and calculus, and will expect to see this reflected in your high school transcripts
From business undergraduate essay questions to the interview process, it is important to show that you have a career path in mind. Students who indicate that they have “so many ideas that they don’t know where to start” come across as unfocused and non-directed.
Put yourself out there. The more job, internship, and volunteer positions you apply for, the more likely you are to further your might as a business major.
Why? Because experience is everything. While classes can help you learn about how to handle running a business, nothing measures up to built experiences.
Network. Most positions are obtained by knowing people. It may not always be fun, but it helps to have connections in the business world. These people may prove to be great friends and/or grant you their service later on. Symbiosis, you feel?
Familiarize yourself with technology. Programs like Excel, Pages, Microsoft Office, and even video editing programs like Final Cut Pro or Sony Vegas can help you stand out among other applicants and help you communicate your ideas to others.