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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.


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Related Career Titles for Business Management Majors 


*Account Executive

*Government Services Administrator

*Media Planner

*Restaurant/Food Service Manager

*Bank Manager

*Health Services/Hospital Admin.

*Mortgage Loan Officer

*Retail Sales Manager

*Benefits Manager

*Hotel Manager

*Occupational Analyst

*Sales Manager

*Branch Manager-Any Industry

*Human Resource Manager

*Operations Manager

*Securities Trader

*Budget Officer

*Industrial Relations Director

*Outside Property Agent

*Service Organization Manager

*Commodity - Industry Analyst

*Information Systems Manager

*Payroll Officer

*Stock Broker

*Communications Officer

*Insurance Agent

*Personnel Manager


*Compensation Manager

*International Business Manager

*Personnel Recruiter

*Telecommunication Marketer

*Computer Operations Supervisor

*Job Analyst

*Promotions Manager

*Telecommunications System Coordinator

*Construction Supervisor

*Labor Relations Manager

*Provisioning Manager

*Traffic Manager


*Loan Officer

*Public Utilities Manager

*Training Manager

*Credit Analyst

*Management Analyst

*Purchasing Agent

*Transportation Director

*Credit and Collections Manager

*Management Trainee


*Travel Agent

*Employment Counselor

*Manufacturing Supervisor

*Quality Control Auditor

*Trust Administrator

*Entertainment Agent

*Market Information Specialist

*Real Estate Agent/Broker

*Voice/Data Service Operations Manager

*Financial Analyst

*Market Research Analyst

*Recreation Manager

*Wholesale Sales Representative

*Foreign-Exchange Trader

*Media Planner

*Reports Analyst



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Related Major Skills:


bullet Leadership

bullet Critical thinking


bullet Problem solving

bullet Numerical computation


bullet Sound decision-making

bullet Oral & written communication

bullet Organizing activities

bullet Computer literacy


bullet Planning activities

bullet Flexibility


bullet Team player

bullet Coordinating activities


bullet Directing activities and staff

bullet Cross-cultural skills


bullet Interpersonal skills

bullet Analyze and interpret data



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Business Management Web Sites:


Job Listings /Job Search:


MonsterTRAK (formerly Job Trak)  

Job Listings Sites 

Business Job Finder 

Executive and Management Job List

Job Resources by Region http://cdc.stuaff.duke/edu/stualum/employment/jobresources/jregion.html

C/NET Search - Graduate Study

Job Web

Charlotte Observer - Business

Triangle Business Journal (Raleigh-Durham)

Raleigh News & Observer:

NC Newspapers:


Career Planning & Information:

Occupational Outlook Handbook 

Career Path


Organizations & Associations:

American Management Association

National Management Association

American Marketing Association

American Advertising Federation College Chapters

Public Relations Society of America Student Chapters


Miscellaneous Resources:

Academy of International Business - the leading association of scholars in the field of international busines 

Small Business Administration (SBA) - tips on starting, expanding, and financing your business from the US Government.  Includes an outstanding directory of information and links for local services 

Business and Finance News and Guides - includes newspapers, magazines, mailing lists, news topics and resources for the business person 

LookSmart Business News - see full coverage of US and International Business stories.  Includes classifieds, weather, chat areas and sports news{day=today{sum=Business 

Strategic Planning

Hospitality Net

US Bureau of Labor Statistics http://stats.

Azoos.Com - Business & Finance Links

Business links from University of Denver Career Center

Cameron School of Business


Business Internship Sites

Internship Workbook 

Internship Hot Spots 

Internship Hot Links 

4work Internships

Business Internship Listing

Washington Center Internships

Best Bet for Internships Abroad

International Careers Page http://www.duke.eud/~lpmaskel/international_page.html

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