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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


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