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Business Teachers, Postsecondary

Also called: Business Instructor, Business Professor, Instructor, Professor

What they do:
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
On the job, you would:
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as financial accounting, principles of marketing, and operations management.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.


Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • management
  • accounting and economics
  • multimedia


Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it


  • communicate by speaking
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Initiative
  • Analytical Thinking


You might use software like this on the job:

Computer based training software
  • Almaris E-Learning Systems Financial Accounting Tutor
  • Blackboard Learn
Word processing software
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Google Docs
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
doctoral degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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