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A BUSINESS DEGREE FOR TODAY’S DIGITALLY-DRIVEN WORLD

Technology is driving business. So today’s professional needs more than just skills in business — you need the skills to understand how to use technology to solve business problems.

At DeVry University, our business programs are infused with technology. We call it TechPath and the goal is simple: that you graduate prepared with not only business skills, but also the ability to navigate technology in business to make smart, informed decisions. So whether you plan to pursue a career in fields like marketing, project management, human resources or accounting, you’ll be prepared with the business and tech skills to help move business, and your future, forward.

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Whether you’re just getting started on your business career path or looking to advance, DeVry University and Keller Graduate School of Management can help you get there with our in class or online Business Management Degrees.

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Business Edge Scholarship up to 10,000 dollars in savings

A SCHOLARSHIP TO HELP MAKE YOUR BUSINESS EDUCATION MORE AFFORDABLE

Our Business Edge Scholarship * is an award designed to help our business students get started on the right track –  in our TechPath business programs**. These tech-infused business programs can help give you the edge you need to stand out and fuel your career. Because in today’s digitally driven world, the ability to navigate technology is critical to help drive businesses forward. Find out how.

*Must meet merit-based qualifications. Must meet enrollment-based criteria, subject to approval, use requirements, program level and availability of funds. Scholarship will be awarded as $1,000 per semester with a lifetime award capped at $10,000.  This scholarship cannot be used in combination with any other offer or award or group-specific tuition rate.

** Requires enrollment in Accounting, Management, or Technical Management bachelor’s degree programs.

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What are Some Career Options in Business Management?

With a bachelor’s degree in business administration or management, you can prepare for a number of career fields, such as human resources, project management, sales and marketing, and more. A bachelor’s degree in accounting can help you pursue a future in the corporate, private, government or non-profit sectors as a financial manager, purchasing agent, credit analyst and more.

What Can I Learn in Business and Management Classes?

The courses within DeVry University’s College of Business and Management span a broad range of topics related to business administration, economics, management practices, business intelligence and more. Your particular coursework will depend on the field of study you choose as well as any degree specialization you pursue. Examples of core learning areas for DeVry’s business school students can range from business analytics, to consumer behavior, to technologies used in the workplace and beyond.

Can I Transfer Credits to DeVry University?

We believe you deserve credit for coursework you’ve already completed. Learn how DeVry can help you apply qualifying credits – up to 80 credit hours – toward your business school program. By maximizing qualifying transfer credit, DeVry can help make it faster and more affordable to complete your bachelor’s degree.

How is DeVry different from other business management schools?

DeVry is different from other business management schools because you’ll experience tech-infused immersive learning. Because technology is driving modern business, we’ve infused technology into our business management class curriculum, so you’ll prepare to solve problems and help move organizations forward. And because you’ll experience hands-on learning, you’ll have the opportunity to apply those learnings and make an immediate impact.

What’s the biggest challenge in earning an online business degree?

The biggest challenge in earning an online business degree is the same as earning an onsite business degree – juggling work, online business classes, family and life. For many, pursing a business degree online helps alleviate some of those challenges given the convenience. At DeVry, we offer flexible online business classes to make learning easier in our student’s lives.

What are the benefits of earning an online business degree as opposed to onsite?

The key benefit to online learning is convenience for your online business degree. Since you’re in charge of where and when to study, online learning can help you manage school as well as your busy life.

Do undergraduate degrees include business management classes?

Yes, our undergraduate business degrees (business, management or technical management) do include business management classes, preparing you to manage a number of aspects in the business world. We also offer a variety of business courses online for our business programs.

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6 Free Online Courses That’ll Teach You the Same Skills You’d Learn in Business School

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Laurie Pickard

Free Online Classes

So you’ve been considering getting an MBA.

It seems like a foolproof plan, right? After all, the MBA is the degree that opens the doors to the world of business. Never mind the two years out of the workforce or that pesky student loan you’ll be paying off for the next 15 years. The guaranteed career boost makes it all worth it in the end —doesn’t it?

Well, maybe. While an investment in business school may be the right choice for certain people, it doesn’t make sense for everyone. Let’s say you don’t yet have much work experience, or you’re already working in a field you plan to stay in. Taking time out of the labor force, while piling a debt burden onto your burgeoning career may not be your best move.

Fortunately, a pricey degree’s not the only way to get a business education. If you’re not looking to make a radical career change , aren’t completely sure of what you’d like to do next, or simply can’t justify dropping $100,000 (or more) on tuition, you can still beef up your business savvy without placing a lien on your paycheck for the indefinite future.

That’s what I did.

A few years ago, I was a former Peace Corps volunteer with a fledgling career in international development. I had landed in the right industry, but the most exciting jobs in my field called for advanced training in economics, finance, or business—training I didn’t have. Rather than risk losing the career foothold I had only recently established, I decided to educate myself on the cheap; taking advantage of the fact that many universities had begun to release digital versions of their classes, available to anyone with an internet connection. That’s right, I’m talking about massive open online courses (MOOCs).

I compared the curricula of top MBA programs with the course offerings on a variety of MOOC platforms. Then, I mapped out a course progression that was a near one-for-one match with traditional business grad programs. (I even set up a website to document my MOOC MBA journey, which I dubbed the No-Pay MBA .)

Nearly three years later, MOOCs have gained quite a bit of traction. In 2015, over 35 million people registered for at least one course . Most MOOCs are still available free of charge , though many students choose to pay for certificates to verify their work .

Meanwhile, with a few classes left on my agenda, I have already managed to score a promotion at work and am running a sideline business helping people to reap the full value of a debt-free business education.

So, instead of spending money you may not have, why not spend six months learning the basics and deciding if B-school really makes sense for you? Just taking a few courses can remind you what it’s like to be a student. And by staying in the workforce while you do this test run, you’ll be able to put your skills into practice right away and may even be able to take on increased responsibility at work. If at the end of this you discover you still need that degree, go for it! But I think you may be surprised to find that you have already gotten exactly what you need.

Here are the six subjects I personally recommend to start your business education. Note that for each option, it’s free to watch the course lectures and learn the skills. However, most platforms do have fees for verified certificates, and in Coursera there is a charge to take quizzes and submit assignments, as well.

1. Project Management

People in all industries can benefit from learning project management. Even if you don’t supervise anyone’s day-to-day work, you may be called upon to spearhead a new initiative or lead an ad-hoc team. When that happens, use your project management skills to deliver results and impress your supervisors.

Course to Try: Introduction to Project Management, University of Adelaide

2. Marketing

Study marketing to understand customer decision-making, product positioning, and market segmentation. Learn how companies communicate strategically and position their brands in a market niche. The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business offers a great overview of the field, taught by three of the school’s most popular marketing professors.

Course to Try: Introduction to Marketing, University of Pennsylvania

3. Finance

If you only study one subject from the business curriculum, I suggest finance. In large part, MBAs get both their worldview and their chops from understanding and deploying financial logic. These classes will help you read a balance sheet, interpret a cash flow statement, and use terms like ROI, NPV, and IRR with confidence.

Course to Try: Corporate Finance, New York University

4. Negotiation

Whether you’re buying a car, determining a starting salary, or representing your organization in high-level discussions, you’ll need negotiation skills. Get good at it by learning the strategies that professional negotiators use. The class below is one of the most popular business MOOCs of all time .

Course to Try: Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills, University of Michigan

5. Entrepreneurship

Whether or not you harbor ambitions of starting your own business, you’ll be well-served by learning an approach to generating and testing entrepreneurial ideas. Silicon Valley entrepreneur Steve Blank teaches the authoritative course on this topic, which walks you through the initial steps of developing a business idea. Fun fact: Did you know that many companies are now hiring for in-house entrepreneurial units ?

Course to Try: How to Build a Startup

6. Strategy

Strategy brings together many disciplines, including finance, entrepreneurship, and marketing. Learn how to analyze a company’s competitive position within a market. What are the forces at play within your field? Who are your competitors and what makes you different? Which opportunities should your company jump on right away?

Course to Try: Foundations of Business Strategy, University of Virginia

I’m not saying you shouldn’t get an MBA. For some people, they’re absolutely worth it. But if you’re on the fence, start here, with some valuable MOOCs and see if what you need is B-school or just a skills boost—that won’t require nearly the investment of money or time out of the workforce.

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Laurie Pickard is the founder of No-Pay MBA and is passionate about helping people get the business education they need without breaking the bank. She is also the author of the book, Don’t Pay For Your MBA: The Faster, Cheaper, Better Way to Get the Business Education You Need (AMACOM, 2017). The No-Pay MBA project has been covered by Fortune, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business, Entrepreneur, and CNN Money. Laurie can be found on Twitter @NoPayMBA .

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