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Business Management

What is Business Management?

Business managers formulate the policies and direct the operations of corporations, nonprofit institutions, and government agencies. General managers and top executives hold over three million jobs in the U.S. They are found in every industry, but wholesale and retail trade, and service industries employ over six out of ten. 

Employment of general managers and top executives is expected to grow about as fast as average for all occupations through the year 2005 as new companies start up and established companies seek managers who can help them maintain a competitive edge in domestic and world markets. 

Since general business managers plan, organize, direct, control, and coordinate the operations of an organization and its major departments or programs, they are found in nearly all work settings. The following list is a representative sample of job titles of former graduates with a business management major. Use this as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider. 

Students obtaining employment immediately upon graduation are usually those with the best college records and a willingness to relocate to find a job. Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelors' degree 

CWU Business Administration Department 
 

Related Career Titles
Account ExecutiveBank ManagerBenefits Manager
Branch Manager-Any IndustryBudget OfficerCommodity - Industry Analyst
Communications OfficerCompensation ManagerComputer Operations Supervisor
Construction SupervisorConsultantCredit Analyst
Credit and Collections ManagerEmployment CounselorEntertainment Agent
Financial AnalystForeign-Exchange TraderRestaurant/Food Service Manager
Retail Sales ManagerSales ManagerSecurities Trader
Service Organization ManagerWholesale Sales RepresentativeGovernment Services Administrator
Health Services/Hospital Admin.Hotel ManagerHuman Resource Manager
Industrial Relations DirectorInformation Systems ManagerInsurance Agent
International Business ManagerJob AnalystLabor Relations Manager
Loan OfficerManagement AnalystManagement Trainee
Manufacturing SupervisorMarket Information SpecialistMarket Research Analyst
Media PlannerStock BrokerSupervisor
Telecommunication MarketerTelecommunications System CoordinatorTraffic Manager
Media PlannerMortgage Loan OfficerOccupational Analyst
Operations ManagerOutside Property AgentPayroll Officer
Personnel ManagerPersonnel RecruiterPromotions Manager
Provisioning ManagerPublic Utilities ManagerPurchasing Agent
PurserQuality Control AuditorReal Estate Agent/Broker
Recreation ManagerReports AnalystTraining Manager
Transportation DirectorTravel AgentTrust Administrator
Voice/Data Service Operations Manager  
Related Major Skills
LeadershipProblem solving
Sound decision-makingOrganizing activities
Planning activitiesTeam player
Directing activities and staffInterpersonal skills
Critical thinkingNumerical computation
Oral & written communicationComputer literacy
FlexibilityCoordinating activities
Cross-cultural skillsAnalyze and interpret data

 

Job & Internship Search Links


After College: http://www.aftercollege.com 

Business Job Finder: http://fisher.osu.edu/fin/jobslist.htm

Executive and Management Job List: http://www.nationjob.com/management 

IE3 Global Internship: http://ie3global.ous.edu/ 

The Business Journal: http://triangle.bizjournals.com/triangle/ 

Raleigh News & Observer: www.news-observer.com/ 

North Carolina Press Association: www.ncpress.com 

AgCareers: http://www.agcareers.com/ 

Mountbatten Internship Programme: http://www.mountbatten.org/ 

French–American Chamber of Commerce in New York: http://www.ccife.org/usa/new_york/ 

ING: http://www.ing.jobs/careers/ 

National Bureau of Asian Research: http://www.nbr.org/about/join.aspx 

Rite Aid: http://www.riteaid.com/careers/ 

US Department of State Recruitment Division: http://careers.state.gov/students/ 

Academy of Management: http://www.aomonline.org/aom.asp?ID=5 

The American Society of Transportation & Logistics: http://www.astl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3304

Logistics Online: http://services.4jobs.com/frs.asp?src=http://www.logisticsonline.com/bizsolution/FrameSet.asp?PartnerURL=http://services.4jobs.com 

Society for Human Resource Management: http://jobs.shrm.org/home/index.cfm?site_id=1612 

Entrepreneur.Com: http://www.entrepreneur.com/ 

Human Resources, Training and Labor Relations Manager, and Specialists from the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH): http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos021.htm 

Purchasing Managers, Buyers and Purchasing Agents from the OOH: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos023.htm 

Securities, Commodities, and Financial Service Sales Agents from the OOH: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos122.htm 

Insurance Sales Agents from the OOH: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos118.htm 

Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Manager from the OOH: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos020.htm 

Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents from the OOH: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos120.htm 

Sales Engineers from the OOH: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos123.htm 

Sales Representatives, Wholesale Representatives, and Manufacturing from the OOH: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos119.htm 

Financial Managers from the OOH: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos010.htm 

Loan Officers and Counselors from the OOH: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos118.htm 

Washington Archives Management: http://www.washingtonarchives.net/

Iron Mountain Incorporated: http://www.ironmountain.com/

OneWire Finance: http://www.onewire.com