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What Can I Do with a Major in Business Administration?

Perhaps one of the current most popular and marketable degrees,a Business Administration degree will provide students with a broad rather than specialized course of study that will prepare them for employment in private or public organizations of any size. Buildingon core business knowledge, students have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge through advanced generalized study in the areas of finance, management, marketing, and operations management.The following serves as a guide, but the career information and possibilities are not limited to the below list.

Business Administration Related Skills

  • Ability to Evaluate Alternatives
  • Ability to Handle Stress
  • Ability to Influence Others
  • Ambitious, Brave & Confident
  • Analyze Information
  • Collaborating on Projects
  • Collecting & Examining Data
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking •Decision Making
  • Energetic & Outgoing
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Flexible
  • Innovative
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
  • Meet Deadlines
  • Organization
  • Perseverance
  • Planning
  • Presentation & Public Speaking
  • Professionalism
  • Self-Starter
  • Set and Meet Goals
  • Strong Networking Skills
  • Summarizing Results
  • Task Delegation
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Understanding Group Dynamics
  • Work Well Under Pressure

Related Entry Level Career Titles

  • Account Representative
  • Admissions Representative
  • Assistant Buyer
  • Assistant Gifts Writer
  • Associate Publicist
  • Auditor
  • Budget Officer
  • Business Journalist
  • Business Manager Buyer/Merchandising
  • Trainee Case Manager
  • Commodities Trader Trainee
  • Communcations Assistant
  • Compensation Analyst
  • Controller
  • Cost Estimator
  • Coordinator
  • Data Analyst
  • Department
  • Direct Mail Researche
  • District Manager
  • Employment Recruiter
  • Entrepreneur
  • Entry Level Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Fund Raiser
  • GED Examiner
  • Human Resource Representative
  • Insurance Agent International Trade
  • Specialist Market Representative
  • Marketing Representative
  • Media Manager
  • Merchandise Buyer
  • Merchandise Manager
  • Merchandise Representative
  • Personnel Trainer
  • Procurement Services Manager
  • Product Line Manager
  • Public Relations Coordinator
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Research Associate
  • Route Salesperson
  • Sales Administrator
  • Sales Associate
  • Sales Coordinator
  • Sales Management Trainee
  • Service Representative
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • State Fair Coordinator
  • Statistician
  • Stockbroker
  • Store Manager
  • Technical Writer
  • Union Organizer
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Wholesale Sales Representative

Related Career Titles Requiring Additional Education/Experience

  • Account Executive
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Compliance Director
  • Divisional Merchandise Manager
  • General Merchandise Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Mortgage Banker
  • National Sales Man
  • Regional/Urban Planner
  • Senior Consultant
  • Special Events Man
  • State Fair Manager

Employers of Business Administration Majors

  • Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Community Development Organizations
  • Consulting Agencies
  • Corporations
  • Educational Institutions
  • Financial Publishers
  • Government Agencies
  • Hospitality Industry
  • Hospitals and Healthcare Agencies
  • Hotel and Resort Industry
  • Insurance Agencies
  • IT/Technology Firms
  • Labor Organizations
  • Manufacturing Companies
  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Medical Management Firms
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
  • Real Estate Agencies
  • Retail Stores
  • State Agencies
  • Travel Agencies

Job Posting Sites

Business Careers http://www.businesscareers.com/
Chronicle of Higher Education Careers http://chronicle.com/jobs/
Dice.com http://www.dice.com/
Financial Job Network http://www.financialjobnet.com/
Idealist http://idealist.org/if/as/Job
Indeed http://www.indeed.com/
Job Central http://www.jobcentral.com/
Job Spider http://www.thejobspider.com/job/job-search-results.asp/category_122
Nation Job http://www.nationjob.com
SEEK http://www.seek.com.au/administration-jobs/
Simply Hired http://www.simplyhired.com/
Society for Human Resource Management Careers http://www.shrm.org/jobs/
UIS Career Development Center http://www.uis.edu/careerservices
University of Illinois Alumni Career Center http://www.uiaa.org/careers/
USA Jobs http://usajobs.opm/gov
Wiser Earth http://wiserearth.org/index.php/job/

Career Planning Sites

BusinessWeek Careers http://www.businessweek.com/careers/index.html
Career In Accounting http://www.careers-in-accounting.com/
Careers In Finance http://www.careers-in-finance.com/
CNN Money Article http://money.cnn.com/2000/10/20/career/q_degreebusiness/
Fortune 500 Companies http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/index.html
UIS Career Development Center http://www.uis.edu/careerservices
UIS Center for Entrepreneurship http://www.uis.edu/cbam/featured/index.html
UIS Department of Business Administration http://www.uis.edu/busadmin/
Wall Street Journal Careers http://online.wsj.com/careers
WetFeet Career Profiles http://www.wetfeet.com/Content/Careers.aspx
Women Entrepreneur http://www.womenentrepreneur.com/
Yahoo! Finance http://finance.yahoo.com/
Young Entrepreneur http://www.youngentrepreneur.com/

Professional Affiliations

American Accounting Association http://aaahq.org/index.cfm
American Bankers Association http://www.aba.com/default.htm
American Management Association http://www.amanet.org/
Association of Management Consulting Firms http://www.amcf.org/index.asp
Financial Management Association http://www.fma.org/
National Association of Realtors http://www.realtor.org/
National Association of Sales Professionals http://www.nasp.com/
Organization Development Network http://www.odnetwork.org/index.php
Society for Human Resource Management http://www.shrm.org/
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology http://www.siop.org/
Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals http://www.scip.org/
Strategic Management Society http://strategicmanagement.net/
University of Illinois Alumni Association http://www.uiaa.org
World Business Council for Sustainable Development http://www.wbcsd.org

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