I think that it's the ability to grow and move within the desired company. There are so many aspects to a 'business' career, regardless of what position you start at. I know that so many of our leaders didn't get hired in as leaders, they were hired in as sales associates in our retail stores, were in a call center supporting our client's needs by answering the phone, or were in a supervisory position over our technical network staff.
Sales, Finance, HR, Training, Operations, Marketing - the list goes on and on. An example could be to learn about sales, it would be helpful to get a role in Finance or Contracting to understand how sales impact the business. And with that understanding of how the business works through Finance, can provide insights on what you need to do to succeed in sales. The same aspect can apply with nearly any department - the more that you're able to learn in the different areas of the business can give you the ability to grow within the company and give you the skills that you wouldn't necessarily gain if you were in a much more siloed career path.
I also think that it can really leave you with open doors to go through. As you grow and excel within your position, you'll find a champion who will help you move within the business. If they are a true leader, they will help you expand your knowledge and make you better again, regardless of which area.
If you're going to 2-year or 4-year college and getting a degree in Business a lot of the classes and skills you will build can translate into different fields. I'd recommend that you develop a baseline understanding of the following business areas: Finance & Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources, Sales, Communications, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Business Law, Real Estate, International Trade, Supply Chain and then you can build from the basics on any given area you study. Likely, you will find one or a few topics super interesting to you and you may end up more drawn to one of those areas of Business.
Good luck on your journey and have fun learning!
Business graduates possess knowledge and skills to run the business. At the same time, they may not possess the professional knowledge of the industry. E.g. if you work in technology company, you may not have in depth technology knowledge.
Therefore, regardless you work for or run your own business, I would recommend you to attend courses to acquire the professional knowledge of that industry. This can help you to perform your job and further develop your career.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!