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A Major in Business




AREAS STRATEGIES EMPLOYERS
Accounting
Tax Planning and Compliance
Auditing
Information Systems
Management Advising Services
General Accounting
Cost Accounting
Public accounting firms
Government agencies
Banks and other financial institutions
Nonprofit organizations
Health care industry
Service and manufacturing companies
Consulting practices
Private practice
Plan on five year program to meet new requirements for CPA status.
Develop advanced computer skills.
Consider co-op program or internship. 
Become familiar with specialized certification programs.
Develop mathematical and problem
solving abilities, excellent communication skills, ability to work well with people, high energy level and detail orientation.
Economics
Research and Forecasting
Economic Advising
Teaching--primary, secondary
schools, colleges or
private schools
Financial institutions
Trade/labor organizations
Government agencies
Educational institutions
Insurance companies
Plan on graduate degree for advancement. 
Acquire advanced sophisticated math and statistical knowledge. Develop ability to think
in theoretical terms and apply to practical situations. 
Gain experience through an internship.

 

Finance
Real Estate
Corporate Financial Management
Banking
Risk Management and Insurance
Marketing
Securities
Personal Financial Planning
Banks and other financial institutions
Financial planning agencies
Insurance companies
Real estate brokers or agencies
Government agencies
Corporations
Private practice
Gain good mathematical skills.
Develop good interpersonal and communication skills. 
Get sales experience. 
Take as much accounting as possible. 
Plan on MBA for best positions.
General Business
Management
Sales/Marketing
Human Resources
Self-employment
Retail, Hotel and Restaurant
Business and industry
Financial institutions
Government agencies
Nonprofit and noncommercial
organizations
Provides a good background for owning your own business. 
Gain leadership experience in an extracurricular activity. 
Get hands-on experience
through jobs or internships. Must develop career direction and convey area of interest to employers.
Operations Management
Office Systems
Operations
Personnel
Production Management
Quality Control
Government agencies
Nonprofit organizations
Banks and other financial institutions
Hotels and restaurants
Service industries
Manufacturing firms
Health care industry
Need to clearly define career direction. 
Develop competency in statistics and computer systems.
Consider concentration in statistics and operations/data processing.
Gain leadership experience in extracurricular activity along with good
work experience. Consider co-op program or internship.
Marketing
Sales/Management
Retailing
Advertising
Planning/Research
Brand/Product Management
Department stores and other retail
establishments. All service industries, Banks and other financial institutions. Insurance agencies, Pharmaceutical
companies, Consumer product companies.
Manufacturers
Acquire good computer and statistical skills. 
Obtain sales experience. Develop
excellent communication skills and high
energy level. 
Get leadership experience. Gain
experience through co-op program or internship. Plan on MBA for most brand management, consulting and research opportunities.
Statistics
Analysis/Research
Surveys
Quality Assurance
Actuarial
Government agencies
Banks and other financial institutions
Health care organizations
Manufacturers
Nonprofit organizations
Insurance companies
Actuaries
Acquire advanced knowledge of computers. 
Take additional courses in accounting, marketing, economics, and finance.
Consider co-op program or internship.
Transportation/
Logistics
Scheduling
Physical Distribution
Planning and Regulation
Transportation Carrier Management
Materials Management
Customer Service
Purchasing
Consulting
Motor carrier, railroad, airline, pipeline
and water transportation industries
Manufacturing firms
Government agencies
Distribution centers
Public transit
Military
Software and consulting firms
Develop leadership skills.
Take courses in computer science, information systems, marketing, and statistics.
Acquire skills in inventory control.
Co-op or intern in Logistics and Transportation field.

 

 

Above Information Prepared by the Career Planning staff of Career Services at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (1998)
UTK is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA Employer

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