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The Wisdom of a Business Degree

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Career outcomes are the number one reason people continue their education post-high school. A survey on the motivations behind higher education, the Strada-Gallup Education Consumer Survey, revealed that 58 percent of respondents (among 86,000 American adults) chose higher education for job and career advancement.

People want reliable jobs, with respectable pay. They want to work their way up the career ladder. They want to know that they will advance in the workplace, be employable, and compete in the marketplace.

And that’s just for undergraduate education.

At the graduate level, the percentages soar, with 72 percent saying they pursued a graduate degree to boost their career.

Knowing WHY you seek higher ed makes it easy to narrow down your choices and select the right university for your purpose.

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While business degrees are the most popular pursuit for undergraduates (the most popular major on college campuses, according to Jeff Selingo, former editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education and author of There Is Life After College), not all business degrees are created equal.

And not all majors yield the highest-paying post-grad opportunities. Business majors rank higher for post-graduation pay than many other majors; computers, statistics, and math majors potentially earn a little more.

At many universities, business majors include few classes on how to think, how to write, or other intellectual pursuits that supplement hard-core math, accounting, and technical business courses. At Cleary University, it’s an entirely different story.

Because The Cleary Mind focuses on the Art of Business, it combines the technical, creative, and philosophical skills that are necessary to succeed in business. And that kind of a business degree yields great outcomes for graduates.

It’s not necessarily the major that determines outcomes – it’s the skills built while pursuing a degree. Working hard, getting organized, writing, reading, and engaging in thoughtful discussion are important experiences that build a solid foundation for a future in business.

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Another important factor in post-education career success is dedication to the task at hand. A study from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce found that people who begin their post-high school education with a certificate program or associate’s degree eventually earn more than counterparts who skipped that step.

Cleary University welcomes students at all points of their education – while in high school as dually-enrolled students, post-high school for an associate’s degree, full-on undergraduate bachelor’s degree programs, and post-graduate degrees as well.

Wherever you are on the educational journey, a quality education that develops who you are will build a career with limitless possibilities.