Taking more business courses could greatly increase my chances when competing with other applicants for job opportunities.
MKTG353 Marketing Info Technology will be my first choice to take as a marketing course. This course requires students to learn the information tools and the databases for decision making. Also, it helps students to gain the knowledge of profit analysis, sales forecasting, advertising media selection, and market segmentation. Moreover, students will improve their skills in using electronic spreadsheets, which will improve my electronic technique skills for preparing accounting statements. Specifically, I will gain I.T skills that will enable me to gather a wide range of information on all aspects of business. For accountancy and other jobs, the course will give me a deeper understanding of the processes and the relationships between buyers and sellers.
KTG465 Managing Services Marketing will be a particularly important course for a business major student, giving the opportunity to expand knowledge and practice, something many students may not have experienced. This course mainly concentrates on the skills of communication with customers. With approximately 76% of our labor force working in the service sector, the chances are, we will be there, too. As entry level, front line employees of an organization, we will mostly deal with the customers directly. Therefore, communication skills will benefit anyone just entering working society. Service industries may have legal and financial strictures. They are highly competitive. I hope to learn to recognize and deal with specific challenges, such as understanding schedules, budgets, quality control and competitive strategies, a good background for my future career. The course will allow me to practice identifying, analyzing and solving problems, skills I will need in an accountancy role.
MKTG401 Professional Selling is a course that is very important to advance my working skills. The course concentrates on enhancing your own persuasive communication skills, selling your ideas and yourself in job interviews, and attracting more job offers. One of the most essential components of business success is to communicate with your clients. Expanding my persuasive communication skills will effectively and successfully increase my chances of achieving my goal. Learning to sell myself confidently will give me more opportunities. Moreover, because English is a second language to me, the course will definitely help me to enhance my language skills, important in the world of work, as it will increase my clients' confidence in me.
There are many skills required to maintain a good business. Communication, analysis, and knowledge are three major components that would help to expand such skills. These three courses bring business concepts to life, give practical opportunities to sell myself and increase my knowledge and skills, all applicable to my career choice.