What are you searching for? A job? Or are you still a student? If you are a student, my recommendation is to put this question on the shelf for now and focus on the business-oriented degree itself. You are correct, in that there are many opportunities in business, and that is the strength of majoring in the business area. If you are a graduate and looking for a job, be aware that most positions in business are not so specific that you would be denied the opportunity to spend time in topics you enjoy. Whether you are in finance or HR or department administration functions, you will have growth opportunities. The key is getting that first position, as then you are in a position to further explore other areas within a company to exercise your skills.
The first thing I would recommend doing is more closely assessing whether you enjoy and are good at more qualitative or quantitative tasks. People in business who gravitate to more quantitative tasks tend to gravitate to more accounting or finance heavy rolls. People who are also interesting in coding might be more interested in data analytics focused roles. People who are more interested in more qualitative tasks might be drawn to more HR or more qualitative based marketing roles.
I would recommend looking up a few business schools and looking at their majors to see which fields most closely align to your interests. You can also look through different course syllabi to look for good keywords and buzzwords to use when searching for jobs that might be of the most interest to you. You can also try searching LinkedIn for people who had specific majors at some of the business schools you look up to see what kinds of jobs they have now. Keywords in their job titles or companies they work at could also serve as inspiration for you. Best of luck with the job search!
Samantha recommends the following next steps:
For example are there certain products or services you’d be interested in providing for people? Are there businesses in your local community that you think do important work and you’d like to be a part of?
Are you interested in working for a small business or a big business? Do you like the idea of working for a startup or new company versus one that’s well-established?
Within a business, what kind of roles interest you? Are you developing or creating content? Working to manage people (Human Resources?)? Do you like working on financial aspects, such as doing accounting or payroll? Do you like to organize and oversee projects (project manager)? Do you like working with people and providing customer service?
I recommend thinking through some of these questions so you can start imagining what type of position in the business world might suit you. If you still aren’t sure, you might look into books or online resources that talk about roles in the business world. If you know anyone who has studied or worked in business, maybe ask if you can sit down with them to ask more questions and learn about their experiences- and based on their experiences and what catches your interest, you could then ask if they know anyone else you could talk to about working in business. If you are currently or soon going to be in college, this is a great thing to work on with a career advisor.
Are you a people person? This is a great fit for Human Resources opportunities (as well as others)
Do you enjoy numbers and math? For that I would totally recommend finance
Do you enjoy writing? There are many opportunities here that include writing technical documents, compiling and publishing procedures, and documenting processes.
Can you herd cats? Ok, I am joking a little here, but if you enjoy pulling different groups of people together, Program and Project Management are great opportunities here.
The above are all starting places. As an example, I went to college as an Electronics Engineer, and am now working in Data Science doing project management. The most important thing is to start out with something that you enjoy (or think you might), and use that as your entry point. As your career progresses, you will most likely find other paths that spark your interest, especially when working for larger companies.
The business field is broad but that is one of the nice things about this field. Business allows you to keep your options open and does not force you into one particular category. This may be daunting but I would encourage you to look at it as an opportunity to not limit yourself and make yourself more valuable to companies. In high school I had trouble determining what career path I wanted to take in life. This led to a lot of stress and feeling lost compared to some of my fiends who knew exactly what career/field they wanted to go into. I chose a business path since it would keep my options open and not limit me to one particular field.
To help narrow down your search below are just a few types of jobs you could do with a business degree.
5. Human Resources
After looking into the different business fields I decided to go into Business Operations. Also, many larger companies will start you in a rotational analyst program. By doing this you will get to see usually 2-4 different sections of the business. Companies offer this to not only help you hone in on your career path but many companies have realized that if there employees actually enjoy their job they will get better overall performance.
Good Luck on the journey!
Best of luck to you!
Another idea is to use an employment agency to help place you in temporary or permanent roles to get experience.