What Can I Do with a Major in...Management

Medaille Student Khadija Osman
        

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AREAS
MANAGEMENT

EMPLOYERS
Business and industry including: Banks and financial institutions, Retail stores,
Restaurants, Hotels, Service providers, Healthcare organizations
Local, state and federal government
Nonprofit organizations
Self-employed

STRATEGIES
Be prepared to start in entry-level management trainee positions. Gain experience
through internships or jobs. Work at a retail store or restaurant, and advance
into an assistant manager position. Get involved in student organizations and
assume leadership roles. Demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit, a strong work
ethic, integrity, and a sense of independence. Take courses in a secondary specialty
such as marketing or information systems to increase job opportunities. Learn
to work well on a team.

AREAS
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Recruiting/Staffing
Compensation
Benefits
Training
Safety
Employee Relations
Industrial Relations
Equal Employment Opportunity

EMPLOYERS
Large corporate entities
Service industry
Hospitals and healthcare organizations
Universities
Temporary or staffing agencies
Executive search firms
Local, state and federal government
Labor unions

STRATEGIES
Take courses in the social sciences such as psychology and sociology. Gain relevant
experience through internships. Develop strong verbal and written communication
skills. Learn to solve problems creatively. Develop strong computer skills because
many human resource systems are automated.
Join the Society of Human Resource Management and other related professional
associations. Be prepared for continuous learning once in the profession.
Earn a master’s degree for career advancement.

AREAS
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Operations Research Analysis: Business strategy, Facilities layout, Inventory
control, Personnel scheduling
Production Management: Line supervision, Manufacturing management, Production
planning, Quality assurance
Materials Management: Purchasing/buying, Traffic management, Inventory management

EMPLOYERS
Manufacturers
Industrial organizations
Service organizations

STRATEGIES
Develop strong analytical skills and a logical approach to problem solving.
Take additional courses in statistics and computer systems. This is a more technical
side of business. Learn to manage multiple situations and problems. Be able
to communicate with different types of people in various functional areas. Earn
an MBA to reach the highest levels of operations management.

AREAS
SALES
Industrial Sales
Consumer Product Sales
Financial Services Sales
Services Sales
Advertising Sales

EMPLOYERS
Profit and nonprofit organizations
Product and service organizations
Manufacturers
Financial companies
Insurance companies
Print and electronic media

STRATEGIES
Obtain experience through internships or sales jobs. Must be highly motivated
and well organized. Proven leadership abilities are desirable. Develop a strong
commitment to customer satisfaction.

AREAS
BANKING
Commercial Banking
Retail/Consumer Banking
Credit Analysis
Lending
Trust Services
Mortgage Loans
Branch Management
Operations

EMPLOYERS
Banks
Credit unions
Savings and loan associations
Financial services institutions
Federal Reserve banks

STRATEGIES
Develop a solid background in business including marketing and accounting.
Get experience through part-time, summer, or internship positions in a bank.
Develop strong interpersonal and communication skills in order to work well
with a diverse clientele.

AREAS
INSURANCE
Claims
Underwriting
Risk Management
Sales
Loss Control

EMPLOYERS
Insurance firms
Banks

STRATEGIES
Complete an internship with an insurance agency. Talk to professionals in the
industry to learn more about claims, underwriting, and risk management. Many
good, entry-level positions exist in these areas. Initiative and sales ability
are necessary to be a successful agent or broker. Develop strong communication
skills as many positions require interaction with others and the ability to
explain information clearly and concisely.

AREAS
REAL ESTATE
Residential Brokerage
Commercial Sales
Appraisals
Property Management

EMPLOYERS
Real estate brokers
Banks
Appraisal firms
Apartment and condominium complexes
Developers

STRATEGIES
Obtain sales experience through part-time, summer, or internship positions.
Research the process of becoming a real estate broker through the National Association
of Realtors. Develop an entrepreneurial spirit. Research apprenticeships in
appraisal.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Management is a broad business degree that can lead to many career opportunities.
Students should clearly define their career goals and seek related experiences
to reach those goals.

Gaining experience through part-time and summer jobs or internships is critical.

Many desirable skills can be developed through participation in and leadership
of student organizations.

Develop and utilize a personal network of contacts. Once in a position, find
a mentor.

Consider earning an MBA after gaining work experience to reach the highest
levels of business management.

Learn to work well in a team and effectively with a wide variety of people.

Strong communication skills, including public speaking, are important to achieving
success in this field.

 

Prepared by the Career Planning staff of Career Services at The University of
Tennessee, Knoxville. (2005) UTK is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA
/ADEA Employer

Contact Career Planning

Carol Cullinan, Director
ccullinan@medaille.edu

Kimberly A. Partyka, Secretary
kap338@medaille.edu

Career Planning
Medaille College
18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, New York 14214
(716) 880-2210

 

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