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How do I advance my business administration career?

Are you looking for ways to advance your business administration career? Do you want a higher-level position with more responsibility and higher compensation? Or, perhaps you want to shift your career and become a recognised figure in your industry? 

If so, you need to find ways to expand your knowledge, capabilities, experience, and authority.

This article will give you five effective tips to level up your career in business administration. This way, you can finally attain your career goals and earn your desired income. 

5 tips to advance your business administration career

Here are some of the most effective tips to help build your knowledge and skills to attain top-tier positions or become seen as an expert in your industry. 

1. Get a degree or MBA

We will start with the top way to advance your career. 

Earning an education can help you qualify for higher-paying positions from the get-go. 

You will gain the necessary knowledge and skills and prove to your employer that you are committed to succeeding. You went through several years of education to learn the tricks of the trade, after all. 

There are several options to choose from. 

REGENT offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, which is a three-year course. If you study with us, you will have two study options: 

  • Distance learning, where you get to study independently and work while studying.
  • Rich distance learning, where you get frequent contact with classmates and lecturers. 

If you already have a bachelor’s degree, you can pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Master’s degrees often lead to higher pay and leadership roles that are not achievable with undergraduate degree programs. 

Learn more about how you can upskill through education

2. Participate in projects in your organisation

Taking on new challenges within your organisation is a great way to learn new skills. 

You can advance your career within your current company by asking managers for more responsibilities. Simply approach them and ask them to give you more diverse responsibilities or to include you in more challenging projects. 

Also, keep a close eye on your managers and other employees to see if they need assistance with any tasks inside the office.

Not only will this allow you to develop new abilities, but it will also help you come across as someone proactive and reliable — both excellent leadership traits. 

3. Write a book

If you want to advance your career outside of the office and build a personal brand or authoritative presence, you can write a book. 

Writing a book will boost your profile and help you build a brand around your expertise, thoughts, and skills. 

The internet has made it easy to write and publish a book. So much so that you could write and publish a book within a few months, if not weeks. There are many options for writing a book. 

You can write and pitch books to a traditional publisher, or you can self-publish the book on platforms like Amazon. 

If you are not a good writer, you can even pay someone to write the book for you by giving them notes on what you would like to be included in the book to provide them with your unique experience. 

You may need to learn a thing or two about marketing if you choose to self-publish your book. To build up these skills, consider enrolling in a course such as REGENT’s Higher Certificate in Marketing Management that will teach you all you need to know about marketing.  

4. Make use of networking opportunities

Another great way to get yourself out there and show your expertise is to attend networking events and get to know others in the industry. 

Not only will this open new doors for you, but it will also allow you to immerse yourself in the industry and gain new knowledge from other experts. 

Someone you meet may connect you to the owner of an international business in desperate need of your skills — allowing you to uproot and travel. 

5. Teach others

Since you already have a lot of knowledge in business administration, why not teach others? 

You do not need to be a professor to teach. Websites like Skillshare, Udemy, and other learning platforms allow you to share your specific skills and knowledge with the world. 

Not only do these platforms give you the means to teach and share your passion with others, but you can also make additional income from it. 

All you need to start is a computer, a camera (or your phone) to record, and a mic to make sure the audio is good. From there, you can record your lessons and instruct others. 

In the same way as writing a book, teaching a class or course could help position you as an expert in the industry, which could ultimately help you establish your own business. 

Are you interested in starting a business? Discover the eight essential steps to follow when starting a business.  

Ready to up-level your business administration skills?

Have you decided that you would like to upskill to gain better career opportunities? Have a look at REGENT’s Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration courses. 

If you want to look into the possibility of starting your own business, you can consider pursuing a course such as the Higher Certificate in Entrepreneurship to help you get there quicker. 

Whatever you decide, you are guaranteed to advance your business administration career path — whether that be into a higher-paying job or a business.

Not sure what the best option is for you? Fill out an enquiry form, and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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