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Business Administration

Information about Oakton's Business Administration program and general guide to business resources.

Introduction to Business Administration

Business administration refers to the management of various aspects of a business or organization to ensure its smooth operation and achievement of its goals. The world of business presents ambitious individuals with a diverse range of career paths, including roles such as business manager, human resources manager, financial analyst, marketing manager, supply chain manager, and small business owners. 

Business Administration at Oakton 

Our Business program offers two certificates focusing on fundamental skills: the Applied Business Certificate and the Customer Service Certificate. As part of the Division of Business and Career Technologies, Oakton's Business program can help give you the skills and knowledge to succeed in business and find a job in roles as varied as human resources, marketing, sales, management and many more. Your studies will be an investment in your career as you'll learn the best practices and processes necessary to get the job done—whether you are working for others or as an entrepreneur. You'll also learn theory and history to fully understand the decisions driving your industry—and take the lead and make those decisions yourself.

Core Concepts in Business Administration

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Career Exploration & Preparation