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
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 Master 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.)
Management graduates may work at . . .
Business & Industry
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
Professional & Rivier University Organizations related to Management
- American Management Association
- Institute of Administrative Management
- National Human Resources Association
- Society for Human Resource Management
- Academy of Management
- Institute of Management Consultants
- Association of Management Consulting Firms
- Business Professionals of America
- National Management Association
- American Marketing Association
- Public Relations Society of America
- Association of National Advertisers
- The Marketing Research Association
- American Advertising Federation
- The Direct Marketing Association
Career Related Websites for Management Majors
- Marketing & Sales Occupations (Career Exploration Resource)
- Executive, Administrative, & Managerial Occupations (Career Exploration Resource)
- Business Research Guide
- Careers in Business (Career and Employment Information)
- CareerLeader™ – This program is a fully integrated approach to business career self-assessment.