Business administration is a key area of business which caters to organisational needs. The term ‘administration' covers roles that involve organising people and resources, including Receptionists, Human Resources Assistants, Executive Assistants, Administration Assistants and Data Entry Clerks. Administrators ensure business information is easily accessible and meetings and appointments take place on time, therefore the business runs efficiently, productively and profitably.
The role deals with the day-to-day tasks in an office environment and may include taking minutes, organising events, typing up board meeting documents, data entry, producing spreadsheets for financial information, sending the daily post, faxing and photocopying confidential documents, or developing, implementing and maintaining administrative services.
These roles require a strong sense of responsibility, confidentiality, accuracy and attention to detail. As business administration is required within almost every business to some degree, it means the skills you gain in this qualification are transferable across all business sectors.
Administration roles are also an excellent starting point to move into management once you have more experience.