A career in business can be a really good one. There are many businesses throughout the world and so pursuing a job in this area will mean that you are always likely to have a job. However, it is worth considering whether you need to select some business courses in order to secure a career in this area.
There will be entry level jobs that you can get in any business and you may be able to use that position to work your way through the company. However, you will be more likely to get a job, if you do have some relevant qualifications. In fact, for any job that you want, you will be more likely to get it with relevant qualifications.
However, doing a course is expensive. It can also be difficult to know which specific course to do that will best help you. The best place to start can be to consider what career you are aspiring towards getting. Think about what position in the business you might like or what specific industry you would like to work in. Then you can look up that job and find out what qualifications you will need in order to do that job. Many jobs require work experience as well. Even if it is not a specific prerequisite, it may be useful and stand you above other candidates if you do have some work experience.
It can therefore be worth considering whether studying and working could be the best approach. You may be able to work full time and study part time. You may be able to study full time and work part time. You may be able to find a course of study that will have a sandwich element where you will have to work as part of the course.
Working at the same time as studying also has the advantage of giving you a salary at the same time. This means that you will have some living expenses but you will also have some money to pay towards the course fees. Combined with the experience you are getting and the theoretical education, you could be getting the best of everything.
However, it is important to bear in mind how well you will cope with work and study. Some people find that they do not have the time to do both or cannot concentrate well doing both. Therefore consider whether, although it may be the best option for your job prospects, whether it will work for you. If you end up not being able to pass the course because you do not have enough time for study, then you may be unwise to combine study and work.
In answer to the original question posed, it is not necessary to have a business qualification to secure a business job. However, a business qualification can put you at an advantage and it can mean that you get a better job. Work experience may also be equally important but combining both study and work, could be a good option for some, but not for all people.