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High School Preparation Tips for Aspiring Business Majors

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If you are still in high school, and are thinking about majoring in business, there are several ways in which you can prepare and increase your chances of being accepted to a good school.

Take the Right Classes
The classes you will need to take as an active business major will depend on the school and the program that you choose to attend. However, there are certain classes that are required of every business major. Preparing for these classes while you are still in high school will make everything a lot easier. It will also give you an edge over other applicants when you are trying to get admitted into a quality business program.

Some of the classes you will want to take while you are in high school include:
  • English
  • Speech/Communications
  • Math and Accounting
If your high school offers computer classes, business law classes, or any other classes that directly relate to business, you will want to take these too.

Develop Leadership Skills
Developing leadership skills while you are still in high school will be very beneficial when it comes time to apply to different schools. Admissions committees value business applicants who can demonstrate leadership potential. You can acquire leadership experience in school clubs, volunteer programs, and through an internship or summer job.

Research Your Options
If you want to be a business major, it is never too early to begin researching careers, scholarships, and schools. You will find numerous resources on this site and in other places around the web. You can also speak to your guidance counselor. Most counselors have information on hand, and can help you develop a plan of action.
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