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Management Major Career Planning Options

Management is the process of directing and supervising various work activities of individuals, groups, and organizations. Business managers are responsible for designing policies, setting goals and deadlines, directing support services, defining work responsibilities, and delegating authority. They may direct the operations of an entire organization or a division within an organization, being employed in all types of business, industry, non-profit institutions, and government agencies. Rivier University management majors are exposed to a business curriculum, which combines a broad liberal arts background with a strong business management education. Visit Rivier's Undergraduate Business Administration Department for information on degrees and course offerings.


Management Major Skills

Leadership
Problem Solving
Sound Decision Making
Organizing Activities
Planning Activities
Coordinating Activities
Directing Activities
Interpersonal Skills

Critical Thinking
Numerical Computation
Written & Oral Communication
Computer Literacy
Flexibility
Team Player
Cross-Cultural Skills
Analyze & Interpret Data


Career Paths in Business 
Careers for new business management graduates are diverse and dependent upon one's interests, abilities, work values, academic emphasis, and practical experience in the field. Job titles and functions vary depending on the occupational interest area, type of industry, and level of management sought. Entry level positions can be found in many fields including account management, human resource management, manufacturing management, marketing research, advertising, real estate, insurance, health care, banking, retailing, purchasing, production control and supervision. General managers and top executives usually have advanced graduate degrees and work expertise in their field. Those interested in advancing their careers may pursue a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Science degree, with a concentration in areas such as accounting, health care administration, marketing, and quality management.

Management graduates may work as . . . (The following are titles from across the industry. Some of these jobs may require education or experience beyond a bachelor's degree.)

Advertising Executive
Bank Manager
City Manager
Customer Service Representative
Director Food Services
Facilities Manager
Financial Manager
Financial Planner
Human Resource Assistant
Human Resource Manager
Industrial Relations Manager
Insurance Agent
Junior Analyst

Loan Officer
Management Consultant
Management Trainee
Media Planner
Merchandise Manager
Operation Manager
Payroll Administrator
Personnel Administrator
Property Manager
Product Manager
Purchasing Agent
Restaurant Manager
System Analyst


Management graduates may work at . . .

Insurance Agencies
Schools/Universities
Banks
Retail Stores
Manufacturers
Federal & State Government
Real Estate Agencies
Stock Brokerage Firms
Non-Profit Organizations
Health Care Organizations
Distributors

Business & Industry
Accounting Firms
Advertising Firms
Consulting Firms
Department Stores
Financial Organizations
Hotels/Motels/Restaurants
Newspapers
Service Organizations
Self-Employment (Small Business)
High Tech Firms

Ways to Increase Employability  
The following suggestions will enhance your leadership skills and workplace qualifications, while promoting networking relationships with fellow professionals:

  • Pursue elective course work or additional training related to one's professional field of interest.
  • Participate in volunteer and service learning opportunities.
  • Become an active student member of university, community, or professional organizations
  • Obtain quality practical experience prior to graduation through relevant part-time, full-time, and summer job or internship positions
  • Develop aptitude in computer technology
  • Develop cross-cultural skills for the global market
  • Use every opportunity in & out of the classroom to practice group teamwork skills that will be invaluable in the business world

Sources of Information on Majors, Careers and Employment in Management

  • Rivier University Faculty Advisors, Academic Advisors, & Business Administration Department Resources
  • Professionals Working in the Field
  • Professional Organizations
  • Rivier University Career Development Center Counseling Staff, Website & Office Resources

Rivier University's Career Development Center Resources
Effective career decision-making evolves through a process of gathering accurate self-knowledge and significant information about the major or career being explored. The Rivier University Career Development Center offers individual counseling and career resources regarding self-assessment, career exploration, gaining practical experience, and job searching skills. For more information, contact us at 897-8246. The following is a partial list of career resources, available in our office, which may be of interest to Management Majors:

  • The 50 Coolest Jobs in Sports
  • Expert Resumes for Managers and Executives
  • Careers for Sports Nuts and Other Athletic Types
  • The Executive Career Guide for MBA's
  • Graduate Guide to Business Success
  • Great Jobs for Business Majors
  • The Insiders Guide to the Top 20 Careers in Business Management
  • Opportunities in Hospital Administration Careers
  • Opportunities in Human Resource Management Careers
  • Peterson's Graduate Programs in Business, Education, etc.
  • Real People Working in Sales and Marketing

Professional & Rivier University Organizations related to Management

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