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

Human Resource Management 

Operations Management

Banking and Finance
Real Estate

Some Related Career Titles

(To research these titles and more go to: (Occupational Outlook Handbook) and see the related print resources in the Career Services Library).


Entry Level Jobs 

Account Executive

Communications Officer


Hotel Management

Human Resources Manager

Manufacturing Supervisor 

2 Years Minimum Experience Needed Positions and/or Master Degree 

Government Services Administrator. 

Operations Coordinator 

System Manager 


General Career Directions

  • Account Executive
  • Communications Officer
  • Consultant
  • Entertainment Agent
  • Government Services Administrator
  • Hotel Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Industrial Relations Director
  • Manufacturing Supervisor
  • Operations Manager
  • Public Utilities Manager
  • Restaurant/Food Services Manger
  • Retail Sales Manager
  • Service Organization Manager

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

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    Beginning Salary Range 

    For updated salary information exclusive to the State of Florida go to: http://www.FLChoices.org

     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.  

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    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 


    Skills Needed For This Career



    Critical thinking

    Problem solving

    Numerical computation

    Sound decision-making

    Oral & written communication

    Organizing activities

    Computer literacy

    Planning activities


    Team player

    Coordinating activities

    Directing activities and staff

    Cross-cultural skills

    Interpersonal skills

    Analyze and interpret data



    Job Search Information 


    National Organizations or Databases 




    Graduate Schools 

    Local Programs - Master of Business Administration and other related programs

     University of North Florida  
    Barry University 
    Florida A&M  
    Florida International University 
    University of Florida
    University of West Florida 

    Other resources for graduate program research

    http://www.hospitalitymanagementdegree.net- resource for students to find in-depth information about a hospitality management degree.



    Link To UNF 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


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