Business management is a complex field, and while it is something that you can learn as you do it, you would often be better served by learning on courses that are run by people who have ‘been there and done that’. There are many business management courses to choose from, ranging from one day courses that are hundreds of dollars to degrees that take years to complete, and cost thousands.
Are these courses worth doing? Well, for the most part, it depends. If you are a small business owner then hearing from thought leaders in the corporate world might not be the best use of your time and money. You might be better off getting practical advice from smaller organizations, and paying less for it. If you’re in a position where your enterprise is growing, however, then you might benefit from the ideas and knowledge that the bigger companies can give you. Those business management courses are designed to help you learn from the best.
Before you invest in a business management course, though, think about what else you could get from it. Are you really interested in the ‘management’ side of things, or could you do better right now learning about communications, people management, leadership, customer service or technology in general? Would a ‘critical thinking’ study-skills style course be more beneficial than something that would focus purely on running a business. Would focusing on finance be better than exploring a broader field? These are all important considerations.
Majoring in business is an option, and it can be a good one for certain people, but it is not for everyone and it is a cuthroat field. Is there a certain area that is going to suit you better, because if you love one element of your business focusing on that is a good bet.