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What can I do with a Business Management Degree?

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Whether you like working with people or products, a career in business management can help you to achieve professional goals. The United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that management positions are often high-earning, with chief executives being paid an average of $175,100 per year. Financial managers and human resource managers earn an average of over $100,000 per year. Many of these jobs require on the job experience and a higher education degree.

Additionally, marketing and sales manager jobs are expected to have the largest growth potential in the industry—so if you’re interested in getting on board, it may be time to pursue your business management degree.

Argosy University helps to prepare tomorrow’s business managers for success in the workplace through its Graduate School of Business and Management . Students may pursue a Master of Business Administration, Master of Law in Compliance, Master of Science in Human Resource Management, Master of Science in Management, and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership. The school also offers a Doctor of Business Administration in Business Administration and a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership. Not at the graduate level yet? Check out our undergraduate business programs!

Each of these programs is specialized to help students to move up into management positions in their current company—or to compete for higher-level jobs in the marketplace. Interested in enhancing your career potential in the business world? Contact the admissions department at Argosy University to learn more about our programs in business management.


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Administrative office: Argosy University, 601 South Lewis Street, Orange, CA 92868 © 2018 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu.
See auprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Earning an Advanced Degree in your 30s, 40s, or even 50s—Tales of a Non-Traditional Student

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There are many reasons the people return to school after years in the workforce. They may be looking to move up in their career, want a change of direction, or want to show their own children that it’s possible to balance work, life, and continuing education.

Going back to school to earn an advanced degree was always in the back of Bahareh Sahebi’s mind. Sahebi is currently a student working toward a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology at Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Schaumburg. She had a genuine interest in psychology and even earned undergraduate degrees in sociology and psychology. But once she completed her four-year degrees, she entered the working world as a corporate business analyst and project manager.

After years in the business world, she decided to follow her passion for psychology. She went back to school as a non-traditional student and completed a master’s degree. Sahebi continued into Argosy University’s Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program.

As an older student, the transition was initially difficult—but she quickly found her place thanks to the school’s supportive faculty who helped her to re-adjust to academic life. “One of my biggest challenges throughout graduate school was to find my own place as a student transitioning from a non-traditional academic background and also changing careers,” she said. “One thing I appreciated about the program was the diversity in the student population’s age and previous career backgrounds.”

Sahebi added that she was grateful for faculty members who took the time to get to know her—and other non-traditional students in her class. “The instructors provided opportunities to help me bridge my skills from a previous career into competencies within the program that ultimately helped to enrich my overall experience as both a graduate student and a launching professional,” she said.

Today, Sahebi is working in a two-year residency program as a postdoctoral clinical scholar fellow at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. She works with individuals, families, and couples in a clinical setting. And she encourages others in her position to step outside of their comfort zones—whether it means pursuing a degree as a non-traditional college student or finding the courage to overcome a fear of public speaking. “Ask for feedback and take advantage of the many resources at Argosy University, including tutors to help you refine skills,” she mentioned.

Going back to school after a career in any industry can feel intimidating. But the support non-traditional students receive at Argosy University help them to transition back into the classroom and prepare for a new career. Learn how you can return to school to fulfill your career goals by contacting an admissions representative at Argosy University. You may also take an online classroom tour and see the many program options available in undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate programs.


See ge.argosy.edu/programoffering/797 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info .

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Dream It and Do It: Carl Clemons Encourages Argosy University Students to Follow His Lead

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Carl Clemons believes in big dreams—for others and for himself.

As an Admissions Representative at Argosy University, Online Programs in Pittsburgh, Clemons supports and mentors students—and prospective students—through the process of earning their college degrees.

As an actor with more than 30 television and film credits—including The Wire and the upcoming mini-series, Escape from Dannemora, directed by Ben Stiller and starring Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette—he actively auditions, hoping for that big break.

As a father, he’s committed to teaching his six-year-old daughter that education matters—and has set an example for her by completing his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Argosy University, Online Programs in 2017. He has two classes to complete before finishing his Master of Business Administration degree at Argosy University, Online Programs with a concentration in Organizational Leadership.

“One thing I know for sure is that turning a dream into reality requires determination and persistence,” says Clemons. “I grew up poor and without a father in one of Pittsburgh’s toughest neighborhoods. In high school, my focus was more on survival than on getting a good education. I lost friends to gang violence and saw others go to prison. I’ve seen too many people give up or lose their way. But I was lucky to have a strong mother and grandmother who both loved me and taught me to dream and work hard. I know that creating a successful life isn’t always easy, but I also know it’s possible.”

For Clemons, acting has always been a passion. But after a co-worker at a bank told him about an opening at Argosy University seven years ago, he landed a job as a Success Advisor.

“I had no prior college experience, but I had a passion for helping people plan and problem solve so they could take the next steps in their careers,” Clemons explains. “When my daughter was born, I realized it was time to take the next step in mine. If I was going to talk about it, I needed to be about it! I earned my associates degree, then my bachelors, and now I’m almost finished with my master’s program.”

Clemons says the demands of juggling his work, family, classes and acting gigs has provided a perspective that helps him better relate to the students he advises.

“I totally understand the challenges students face because I’m right there with them,” he says. “I know what it’s like to struggle to find that balance between work, family and school. It’s not easy. Sometimes, it’s not even possible. But there’s almost always a way to figure it out and keep moving in the right direction.”

What makes his work so energizing, Clemons says, is working with a wide variety of students.

“There’s never a dull moment,” he says. “Every day—and every student—is different. One minute I’m a cheerleader, providing moral support to a freshman who’s lost her job and wants to quit school. An hour later, I’m calling a prospective student who’s expressed interest in one of our degree programs. Later that day, I’m troubleshooting and talking someone through a timetable for completing their doctorate.”

Since all of his students are enrolled in online degree programs, Clemons counsels people all over the United States by phone from his Pittsburgh office.

“I’m on the phone nearly all day, every day,” Clemons says. “It would probably drive some people crazy, but I love the process of helping people commit to a goal and work toward achieving it. The students I work with know I understand what it’s like to sometimes second-guess yourself or wonder if it’s all worth the effort.”

Now that Clemons is only two classes shy of completing his master’s program, he says he’s come to appreciate what a perfect fit his work as a Success Advisor and Admissions Representative have been.

“There’s an added reason I like what I do so much,” he says. “I help provide the support for students to begin or continue their college education, and they’ve provided the inspiration to me to complete mine.”  ###

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