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About this program

A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

Career Opportunities

Business Professors

teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
$107270
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Management Analysts

conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
$97580
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Cost Estimators

Kyle McCarney from Inflector Environmental Services
1 reviews
prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
$72960
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Interest Match


Social and Community Service Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
$75140
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Construction Managers

Jeff Becka from A fence installation company
Teresa Oquendo from AVIVV, a professional services engineering firm in San Diego serving the utility and energy sector
Matthew E. Bero from Graycor Industrial Constructors Inc.
10 reviews
plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
$107260
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Transportation Managers

Alicia Xu from Canadian Alliance
2 reviews
plan, direct, or coordinate the transportation operations within an organization or the activities of organizations that provide transportation services.
$105100
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


Industrial Production Managers

Luke Smoothy from Get It Made
Floris Wardenier from 3devo
Lisa C. from WellPCB
3 reviews
plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
$118190
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Administrative Services Managers

plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
$108120
No degree required
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Sales Managers

Damian Enderle from Adult Diapers 365
Kim John from Abrams Roofing
John Richardson from Fleetcover
Mark Beneke from Westland Auto Sales, a buy-here-pay-here used car dealership
Derek Cosgrove from seoplus+
10 reviews
plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
$147580
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


General Managers

Mark Rapley from KWIC Internet
Graham Cook from A2 Global Risk
2 reviews
plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations, overseeing multiple departments or locations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services. Usually manage through subordinate supervisors.
$125740
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match


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