Individuals who want a general academic program and who may not be sure what they want to do usually choose a four-year college or university. Such a program lays the foundation for more advanced studies and professional work. Four-year colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees (the B.A. and B.S.) in most areas in the arts and sciences, such as English literature, foreign languages, history, economics, political science, biology, zoology, chemistry, and in many other fields.
Retail employers are increasingly seeking graduates from junior, community and technical colleges as well as four-year universities for management roles and entry-level positions in corporate areas such as Merchandise Buying/Planning, IT, Finance and more. With education and training, college graduates are likely to fill most new management positions.
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Whatever you decide, you are in the driver's seat!