In 2018, there were 5.7 million private sector businesses in the UK. Today’s global economy brings with it a wealth of new markets, shrinking profit margins and increasing operating expens­es; the need for good business administration has never been greater.

Within a business administration role, there will be many responsibilities such as data analysis, organisation, and problem-solving. All of which will be useful for any other future roles, whatever the industry. Here are just some of the many transferable skills:



Many employers will ask questions about your ability to problem-solve during an interview. They will want to be sure that you have the ability to confidently encounter any issues and come up with an effective solution.

This is a skill that will be expected in many job roles. Whichever career path you choose, you will encounter issues and problems along the way. It’s great to be able to show that you can deal with these problems.


Data Analysis

Being able to understand and analyse data is another skill employers will search for. In business administration, data analysis will play a major part. Business administration can involve roles such as accounting, finance and project management. Each of these will require data analysis and using programmes such as Excel to input and extract data.

An employee should be able to use databases to collect data, analyse it and then interpret the information they have collected. Data collection and analysis is relevant to many different roles, from finance and IT through to marketing and sales.


Communication Skills

A Business Administration role allows you to improve your communication skills. You will use multiple communication methods to talk to people internally and/or externally such as in-person, through emails and possibly by phone calls depending on your job role.

All of these methods allow you to develop your skills for better performance and work better within a team.


Time Management and Organisational Skills

Time management and proper organisational skills will aid you in any industry. It helps to prevent any human-errors such as loss of documents or getting details wrong. In business administration, organisation and managing your task list to ensure your job is completed correctly will be heavily relied upon and employers will seek someone with these skills for their job openings.


Attention to Detail

Spotting mistakes and proofreading for errors is a great skill to have. To be able to notice things such as missing signatures, grammatical errors in an email or missing documents can prevent problems before they become a real issue.


Funded Business Administration Knowledge Course

If you’re looking to further your knowledge in business administration, we offer a distance learning level 2 qualification in business administration knowledge.

This course will last up to 12 weeks and allows you to work at your own pace, anywhere at any time. The course will be completed online and come at no cost to the employee or employer.

Find out more here.