Benefits of a BBA
Considering business school, but not sure if it's the right decision? Here are several benefits to pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Saint Xavier University to prepare you for success in obtaining a career in business.
Opportunity to Build Your Network
Saint Xavier University provides opportunities for students to connect with other business students, learn from and work with expert faculty and alumni who successfully work in the field. Saint Xavier's business program offers students the opportunity to participate in its BEST Mentoring Program, which matches business students with professionals working in the field to provide guidance.
Oftentimes, the connections SXU students make with faculty and business professionals within the program have led to internship and job opportunities for students at various companies, including the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Walt Disney World, Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce and NBC Universal. Students have also secured internships through the Washington Internship Institute, providing the opportunity for them to intern in Washington D.C.
Saint Xavier University also offers a Fast-Track Bachelor of Business Administration Program for working adults who can obtain their degree in as little as two years! The program includes accelerated courses that are offered nights, weekends, online and at the Chicago campus, so that busy adults can build their schedule however is most convenient for them!
As of 2018, PayScale reports that an individual who holds a BBA degree can make a median salary of $66,514 working in Chicago -- that's more than $14,000 a year than individuals holding only an associate degree, who make an average $52,286!
Choose Your Concentration
At Saint Xavier University, you have the option to choose an area of concentration that suits your talents and interests and that is highly desirable in the job market. Top Universities shares a list of possible career areas that you may be interested in:
|Trading||Chartered accountancy||Market research|
|Advertising||Retail buying||Personnel officer|
|Investment banking||Retail management||Public relations officer|
|Bank management||Sales||Distribution and logistics management|
|Insurance underwriting||Consumer products||And more!|