Careers in Business Administration
What Can I Do With A Degree In Business Administration?
Effective managers are needed at all levels of business, industry, and government - from first-line supervisors to top executives - to plan and direct the work of the organization, set policy, establish channels of communication, and evaluate the work that is done.
Entry-level opportunities for business graduates are categorized by the following functional areas: accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, management information systems, production, and operations. Individual internships in Business Administration (BUS 198I) provide students with work experience directly related interests. This experience can enhance their academic progress and increase their employability upon graduation.
Entry-level positions for business graduates typically involve training programs. The approach to training varies from highly structured programs to less formalized on-the-job training situations. Formal management trainee programs are most frequently found in finance, trade, and manufacturing companies and in government agencies.
Many graduates pursue an MBA at UCR or continue their studies in areas such as law, public administration, or urban planning at one of the many distinguished graduate or professional schools.
|Representative Job Titles and Areas of Specialization||Places of Employment|
Internal Revenue Officer
Labor Relations Specialist
Market Research Analyst
Public Relations Representative
Human Resources Management
Market research firms
Public Relation firms
Office of Personnel Management
General Accounting Office
Universities, colleges, and other educational institutions
Chambers of Commerce
Public Utility companies
Comptroller of the Currency
Computer Software Firms
Magazines, newspapers, periodicals
Regional planning councils
Management consulting firms
City, county, and state government
Internal Revenue Service
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