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What Can You Do With A Major In Management?  

The management major is designed for students interested in the fields of business, manufacturing, and other types of organizational management. The curriculum has been developed to include a combination of business, technical, and behavioral courses in order to prepare the student for employment in a business or other for-profit or non-profit organizations. 

Typical Career Paths

Management
Human Resource Management 

Operations Management
Sales

Insurance
Banking and Finance
Real Estate

Typical Job Titles

Note: Some of these occupations might require advanced degrees

Account Executive   Government Services Administrator
Media Planner   Health Services/Hospital Administrator
Mortgage Loan Officer   Benefits Manager
Hotel Manager   Occupational Analyst
Branch Manager   Human Resource Manager
Operations Manager   Budget Officer
Industrial Relations Director   Outside Property Agent
Commodity-Industry Analyst   Information Systems Manager
Payroll Officer   Communications Officer
Insurance Agent   Personnel Manager
Compensation Manager   International Business Manager
Personnel Recruiter   Construction Supervisor
Job Analyst   Promotions Manager
Consultant   Labor Relations Manager
Provisioning Manager   Credit Analyst
Loan Officer   Public Utilities Manager
Credit and Collections Manager   Management Analyst
Purchasing Agent   Employment Counselor
Purser   Entertainment Agent
Manufacturing Supervisor   Quality Control Auditor
Financial Analyst   Market Information Specialist
Real Estate Agent/Broker   Foreign Exchange Trader
Market Research Analyst   Recreation Manager
Restaurant/Food Service Manager   Media Planner
Reports Analyst   Retail Sales Manager
Stock Broker   Training Manager
Sales Manager   Supervisor
Transportation Director   Securities Trader
Telecommunications Marketer   Travel Agent
Service Organization Manager   Trust Administrator
Traffic Manager   Wholesale Sales Representative


Typical Employers/Work Settings

  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Environmental Associations
  • Federal Agencies
  • Financial Institutions
  • Fund Raising Firms
  • Insurance Companies
  • International Organizations  
  • Investment Firms
  • Non-profit Organizations  
  • Regional Planning Councils
  • Small Businesses
  • State/Local Government Agencies
  • Trade Associations

Match This Major To Careers


Magnifying Glass And Exploration


Beginning Salary Range 

Payscale.com-typical salaries

National Average: Entry Level with a Bachelor’s Degree: $49,000-From the Spring 2008 NACE Salary Survey (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Note: starting salaries directly correlate with level of each student's GPA, Internship Experience and professionalism.  

Salary Resources

Skills Needed For This Career

Leadership   Critical Thinking
Problem Solving   Numerical Computation
Sound Decision-making   Oral and Written Communication
Organizing Activities   Computer Literacy
Planning Activities   Flexibility
Team Player   Coordinating Activities
Directing activities and staff   Cross Cultural Skills
Interpersonal Skills   Analyze and Interpret Data

 

Links To Professional Associations

Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases.

Academy of Management 
American Business Women's Association 
American Management Association
Association of Business Process Management Professionals 
National Business Association

National Management Association
American Marketing Association
Society for Human Resource Management
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
Association for Financial Professionals
National Association of Professional Insurance Agents
National Association of Realtors
American Association for Advertising Agencies

Manufacturers’ Agents National Association  

Job Search Information

http://www.businessworkforce.com/

http://www.careers-in-business.com/ 
http://www.hospitalityonline.com/  
http://www.hrjobnet.com/  
http://www.showbizjobs.com/  
http://www.simplyhired.com/  
http://www.theladders.com/
http://www.quintcareers.com/

Graduate Schools

Applying To Graduate And Professional Schools

Link To UNF Academic Program

The  Coggin College of Business   at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in  Management

Career Action Plan

  • Conduct an informational interview or shadow a professional in the field
  • Develop leadership skills by participating on-campus in student clubs and groups (RA, Presidential Envoy, Peer Advisor, Student Government, Fraternity, Sorority, etc. )
  • Join a professional association
  • Look to gain experience through internships in your junior and senior years
  • Consider taking a public speaking course to develop presentation skills