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Management Career OUTLOOK

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

To find out more about your major including potential areas and employers, required skills, job outlook, and median pay, please access the Occupational Outlook Handbook or the O*Net, website.

Career Outlook

Explore the subsections below to learn more about the potential skills a student with a Management major can develop as well as the potential positions, areas, and employers that hire students with this degree. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.


As a Management major, students may develop or advance skills including critical thinking, analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal, teamwork, leadership, effective communication, multicultural and global perspective, and solid decision making skills.


Graduates with a degree in Management can work as management trainee, business continuity planner, business intelligence analyst, compliance manager, general manager, operational manager, information technology project manager, management analyst, purchasing manager, sales representative/manager.


Graduates with a degree in Management can work within the following areas: B2B sales, non-profit leadership, event planning, entry-level/management trainee, supervision of employees and operations, project management, property, management, team management, information management, medical practice management, entrepreneurship, operations management, middle management, top management, human resources, sales, banking/finance, hospitality, restaurant, and real estate.


Graduates with a degree in Management can work for banks and financial institutions, retail stores, restaurants, hotels and facilities, service providers, healthcare organizations, manufacturers, software and technology companies, educational institutions, local, state and federal government, nonprofit organizations, labor unions, credit unions, corporations and self-employed.

Helpful Resources

Use the employment opportunity resources below to kickstart your preprofessional and or professional experience search. You may also identify a professional or student organization to join and network with individuals in your major and field. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.