Career opportunities exist to assist you with the transition from college to the workforce, providing you and the people around you the chance to move up the corporate ladder.

Looking at the size and success of Fortune 500 companies, you may conclude that a business degree is a prerequisite for this type of success. The statistics certainly speak to this premise. However, these facts do not tell the entire story. What matters most is where you locate the degree. Once you know where it is attainable, you are halfway home. Wherever you locate the degree, the work implications are fulfilled.

When considering where to obtain a business degree, there are several options to consider. Programs can be acquired via:

These are very different careers in importance. Programs directly elicit the interest of industry professionals and customers. They are available as a stand-alone online course and as part of a closely coupled course of study.

Stand-alone Courses:

The best options for students in search of a business degree are to complete an online stand-alone course of study. This allows the student to complete the necessary credits in a manner that is favorable to them. Many full-time MBA programs are completed via online education. The most common requirements are face-to-face contact.

Partner Courses:

A business degree obtained via a partner university may be just as valid as the original program. However, obtaining it through partners that have a mutually beneficial arrangement will probably yield a larger degree of validity. Usually, a business degree from a university sharing facilities will yield a lesser degree of validity than one from each establishing it on its own.

These are very different reasons for wanting a business degree. This is also the way into which many companies have started to partner with universities to facilitate the acquisition of students. What has gained popularity over the years is using the universities themselves as an agent. Students log into online accounts at the universities’ websites, requesting information and enrolling themselves in the courses that they are interested in. The courses are then shipped directly to the students’ homes.

Vocational Courses:

If you are seeking a license, a degree, or any other form of professional competence, the vocational courses have many options. They cater to anyone who wants to enhance their abilities in some way. Often they will have a very broad curriculum and be conducted on a tight schedule, often taking place during the evenings. More often than not they are very flexible and allow for students to work at the individual level that suits them.

Many students prefer employer-based education because it enables them to attend classes on the job. This gives them more time to acquire the skills they need. The courses are also longer, nine to twelve months. They are conducted on a monthly basis, and students can take as long as they wish to complete the course work.

These courses follow strong national standards. They help to prepare students for the blahs, i.e. for non-nursing-related careers. The training is quite broad in nature and includes a mix of academic subjects. The majors include General Nursing skills, Adult Health Knowledge, and Health Administration. Once these are completed, graduates can get opportunities as licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, orderlies, and later on, nurse practitioners.

The computer industry has become incredibly advanced in the last several decades. The people who make and run the computer systems that our world runs on have gone way beyond making machines that occasionally chime and amuse us. They have made machines that are more often than not designed to kill. And they have designed these kill machines to ensure that we never grow in self-proclamation, that we never grow the skills we need, that we never learn from our mistakes and our lessons are buried and lost forever.

In an increasingly automated society, once you learn enough to get hired in one of the lucrative sectors, you need more than a strong stomach and blood pressure to survive.