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.
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.
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.
- 1871's Chicago
- Academy Mortgage Corporation
- CEO Express
- Society for Human Resource Management
- Charter Fitness
- Chicago Police Department
- City of Chicago
- CME Group
- Crain's Chicago Business
- Executives' Club of Chicago
- Exelon Corporation
- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
- Grosvenor Capital Management
- McDonald's Corporation
- McKlein USA
- Metra Rail
- Hayes Beer Distributors
- Marquette Bank
- Mass Mutual
- NBC Universal
- Panduit Corporation
- Speedway, LLC
- Standard Bank
- TCF Bank
- True Partners Tax Consulting
- Walt Disney
- Washington Internship Institute/Washington DC
- American Business Women's Association
- American Finance Association
- American Management Association
- Association for Business Communication
- American Society for Transportation and Logistics
- Business Network International
- Business Professionals of America
- Construction Financial Management Association
- International Association of Project Managers
- International Facility Management Association
- National Association of Sales Professionals
- National Business Association
- Business Student Association
- Women Entering Business Organization