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What is a good career for a business major?

can you give me some tips for an up and coming business major? Thanks!

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Kelley’s Answer

One of your tags listed is entrepreneurship. If you wanted to own your own business someday, what would that business be? Look for same/similar businesses and spend some time volunteering/interning/working for the company to gain insight into that industry. I worked for a mom and pop convenience store as a cashier. The owner's children had to spend time working at other convenience stores and grocery stores before they could work in their family store to learn the inner workings of the grocery world.
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Dorina’s Answer

The reason I chose Business as my major was the fact I could broadly apply this degree. You can work in any large or small business from management, operations, marketing, finance and so on. I am currently a project manager at a telecom company. It is a great role for someone who does not want direct reports. Also, you can become an entrepreneur and start your own business.

While in school take a marketing or management class or other business courses and you may find a field you are very interested in.
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Juan’s Answer

Some of the top ones would be:
Consulting
Audit
Tax
An entrepreneur
Lawyer
Controller
Analyst

There are so many options haha.

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david’s Answer

The business major is broad and can open many career windows, depending on your interests and whatever specialty courses you may have taken. Business majors succeed in
- sales and marketing
- business consulting
- administrative positions
- financial positions
- insurance, whether selling, or as adjuster, or coordinator
- human resources
- small business development
- and many more... Consider the courses you liked the best and they may help you move forward in this. All the best.
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Bob’s Answer

David and Juan offer a number of specialty careers in business. It is a broad area for career choices. You might begin by considering what areas of business you have a passion for. That will likely be defined by your school work and related interests. Then, you will choose whether you want to some day be the best in your selected career choice. In that case you will accept assignments that will allow you to hone your knowledge and skills centered upon that career choice.
Or, you may wish to own or start a business. Or, perhaps manage an existing business. This career approach means that you will seek out a broad array of assignments, crossing various business disciplines, while you hone your general management knowledge and skills-leading to be the President, CEO or Chairman..
I began my career seeking some day to manage a business. So, I purposely sought assignments in sales, manufacturing, finance, global marketing, software, systems, et al. Over time, I became President/CEO and Chairman of several high technology businesses.

Bob recommends the following next steps:

Speak with leaders of various businesses within industries that appeal to you.
Attend selected industry trade shows in your area to meet with and discuss opportunities
Speak with folks in the Alumni office in your university- network with business leaders
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Jim’s Answer

My Business Degree has opened the door for a broad variety of opportunities during my career. It has allowed me the opportunity to work at a national bank, work as a store manager, construction project manager, telecom project coordinator and an IT project manager with a global networking company. I would consider taking classes in management, marketing and any computer/IT classes. There are so many different careers that you can have with a business degree like owning your own business, finance, operations, human resources and business analyst.

I would also say to gain all the experience that you can get while in college - paid and volunteer work.

Good luck with your career.
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