Counseling Business: Are Students Prepared?
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This research intends to raise the question of whether or not universities and colleges are fully preparing Master of Counseling students despite a lack of business courses. The universities included in this study are: The University of Victoria (UVIC), Simon Fraser University (SFU), University of British Columbia (UBC), Gonzaga University (GU), Antioch University of Seattle (AUS), and City University of Seattle (CityU). A second question is what career prospective and financial returns upon investment are available to graduate students? Finally, the research explores the role of a business plan, the theory behind the plan’s success, and the execution of the plan within the counseling realm. Each of these topics are addressed within this thesis. The main focus of the study is on financial preparations needed to succeed in a counseling business.