What can I do with a Major in.... Management ?
A degree in Management prepares you to formulate policies, direct operations and motivate employees to achieve the goals of an organization.
Before you begin to look at the different types of opportunities available to Management majors, you must look at yourself and ask yourself a few basic questions:
What am I good at?
Understand your major strengths, skills and accomplishments. Some examples of skills and qualities employers look for are:
What do I like to do?
Examine your interests. What kind of life style do I want to lead? Examine your values...is money what you're after, job security, challenging work?
If you are having trouble answering these questions, you are not alone. Make an appointment with an advisor in the Career Center. We want to help you!
Once you know yourself, you are ready to decide where and how you want to apply this knowledge.
A bachelor's degree in Management and the appropriate skills and/or experience can lead to positions in:
Real estate, etc...
Experience in the field or an advanced degree could lead to certain positions as:
Upper level managers
Corporate legal managers
For information on graduate schools, consult Peterson's.
Typical places of employment are:
Health maintenance organizations
Hotels and restaurants
Public relations firms
To help you decide which area to pursue you must do in-depth research into each area of specialization and/or industry you have an interest in.
Management Career and Job Resources on the Internet
Places to begin:
Join the Career Centers COACH Program
The Occupational Outlook Handbook
Talk to people in the field, talk to your professors, write to and/or join one of the following associations:
American Management Association 135 50th Street, New York, NY 10020 (212) 903 - 8216 www.amanet.org
Financial Management Association International College of Business University of S. Florida Tampa, FL 33620-5500 (813) 974 - 2084
Society for Human Resource Management 1800 Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 548 - 3440 www.shrm.org
For additional lists of Associations consult the Encyclopedia of Associations.