Post-secondary Business Teacher  What They Do

Just the Facts


Teaches 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.

This career is part of the Education and Training cluster Teaching/Training pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Evaluates and grades students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepares and delivers lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as financial accounting, principles of marketing, and operations management.
  • Initiates, facilitates, and moderates classroom discussions.
  • Prepares course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional organizations and conferences.
  • Compiles, administers, and grades examinations, or assigns this work to others.
  • Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Plans, evaluates, and revises curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
  • Maintains regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Conducts research in a particular field of knowledge and publishes findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Sound and noise levels are loud and distracting
  • Work in this occupation involves making repetitive motions more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Irregular hours
  • Overtime work

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