Business Career Services

Welcome to the Monte Ahuja College of Business Career Services

A business degree from a high-quality institution is a great step toward achieving your career goals. But finding your dream job can prove a bit more elusive. Monte Ahuja College of Business prepares its graduates with the knowledge and skills to be effective employees from day one. The university offers a suite of complimentary services to help you find the opportunities to prove yourself.

Career related advice and support is offered through CSU Career Services, located in Rhodes Tower West, 280.

Services include:

  • Career Advising & Planning
  • Cooperative Education
  • Internships
  • Job Placement
  • Alumni Services

Take part in the Business Career Connection to learn how to translate your business major into a career.

Accounting

The Accounting program at Cleveland State University prepares students for careers in business, government and public accounting. It also offers a background in business law, information systems and tax to qualify the student for a leadership position in business. The Monte Ahuja Accounting Program is one of only 165 accounting programs worldwide that holds accounting accreditation from AACSB International, the hallmark of management education.

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Business Administration

Business managers formulate the policies and direct the operations of corporations, nonprofit institutions, and government agencies. General managers and top executives hold over three million jobs in the U.S. They are found in every industry, but wholesale and retail trade, and service industries employ over six out of ten.

Employment of general managers and top executives is expected to grow about as fast as average for all occupations through the year 2005 as new companies start up and established companies seek managers who can help them maintain a competitive edge in domestic and world markets. Since general business managers plan, organize, direct, control, and coordinate the operations of an organization and its major departments or programs, they are found in nearly all work settings. The following list is a representative sample of job titles of former graduates with a business management major. Use this as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider.

Students obtaining employment immediately upon graduation are usually those with the best college records and a willingness to relocate to find a job. Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelors' degree.

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Business Economics

Economics prepares students for interesting and financially rewarding careers in private business, consulting, government, financial service institutions and medicine. Undergraduate economics majors are also well represented in many graduate programs including MBA and MPA programs, and law schools.

The Economics program at Cleveland State University is similar to programs at other universities throughout the United States by teaching students "the economic way of thinking." An undergraduate economics program offers excellent preparation for employment and graduate studies by providing analytical and critical thinking skills. Economics is the study of how effectively society meets its human and material needs. It provides a logical, ordered way of looking a various problems. It draws upon history, philosophy, and mathematics to deal with subjects ranging from how an individual household or business can make sound decisions, to societal issues such as unemployment, inflation, and environmental decay. As a result, economics is widely recognized as a solid background for many jobs and professions in business, government, and the law.

Many occupations today require a college educated individual who can write and speak well, solve problems, learn new information quickly and work well with others on a team. This means that college graduates use their education in a wide variety of fields, and your future career may relate as much to your personal career interests, work values and transferable skills as your specific academic major. However, the following list contains a representative sample of job titles of former graduates with an Economics major. Use this as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider. Students obtaining employment immediately upon graduation are usually those with the best college records and a willingness to relocate to find a job. Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelors' degree.

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Computer Information Science

Many occupations today require a college educated individual who can write and speak well, solve problems, learn new information quickly and work well with others on a team. This means that college graduates use their education in a wide variety of fields, and your future career may relate more to your personal career interests, work values and transferable skills than any specific academic major. However, the following list contains a representative sample of job titles of former graduates with a math or computer science major. Use this as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider.

Students obtaining employment immediately upon graduation are usually those with the best college records and a willingness to relocate to find a job. Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelors' degree. The Computer and Information Science track (CIS) within the Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science program is designed for those students who intend to follow applied areas of Computer and Information Science. This track is distinguished from the Computer Science (CSC) track by its greater flexibility and higher elective content. Students taking either track will learn the latest in programming technology, and will gain the important fundamental knowledge to grow in the dynamic field of computer and information science.

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Finance

The Finance curriculum at Cleveland State University introduces business students to theories, concepts, practices, and advances in financial analysis and financial management. Topics covered include risk estimation and solutions, efficient management of funds, selection of alternative sources of financing, the financial adaptation of the firm and the individual investor to a dynamic economic and political environment, the fundamental and technical valuation of various types of assets, and the determination of appropriate investment policies for the firm and the individual within the U.S. as well as the international environment. The Finance faculty is recognized nationally and internationally for its expertise and scholarship in corporate finance and investments. The Center for Real Estate Research is especially well- known throughout the world, most notably in the area of real estate investments.

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Information System and Technology

The Information Systems major (IS) within the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program prepares students for careers in information systems by focusing on the use of current information technology within the context of an organization. Information Systems as an academic discipline encompasses two broad areas: Acquisition, deployment and management of Information Technology (IT) resources and services; and development of IS infrastructure to support the organization's processes.

An Information Systems/Operations Management major takes courses in statistics, management science, production/operations management, and information systems. This unique mix of education combines quantitative methods and analytical approaches to solving problems in all area of business utilizing current technology. Students can focus on either production/operations management or information systems.

IS/OM graduates with a concentration in information systems have been successful in entry-level jobs such as systems analysts, information systems application developers, software testing, and end-user support. IS/OM graduates with a concentration in production/operations management have been successful in entry-level jobs associated with scheduling/planning, quality control, purchasing/inventory control, and materials management.

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International Business

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Business (IB) prepares students to manage and lead in a variety of internationally oriented organizations in today's increasingly interdependent global economy. This major allows students to gain the knowledge and skills required for international business careers while developing an understanding of the political, cultural and regulatory environments that shape international business and trade. Students majoring in IB are also encouraged to pursue a dual major in order to gain depth of knowledge in a specific business function.

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Management & Labor Relations

At its essence, management is the art of getting work done by directing the activities of others. In the modern business world, those MLR graduates with limited or no experience can gain entry level jobs as management trainees in a wide variety of organizations and industries. Since many of Cleveland State University's MLR graduates are either already working in permanent positions or have internships/co-op jobs, they are already on established career paths. The General Management Track helps prepare students for diverse management career paths in industries such as banking, health care, manufacturing, retail, distribution, construction, and other services, as well as the non profit sector. The Human Resources track generally prepares graduates for career opportunities within the human resources field in these same industries.

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Marketing

Modern marketing offers exciting and rewarding careers in business, government and the nonprofit sector. Marketing is a large field employing about 30 percent of the U.S. workforce. This demanding field offers an opportunity for both financial and personal rewards. Undergraduate students specializing in marketing can find a wide variety of entry-level positions in marketing, including:

Advertising - Presentation and promotion of ideas, goods and services.

Brand Management - Develop and manage a comprehensive strategy for a product line.

Fund raising - Establishing and maintaining a strong economic base for the raising of capital.

International Marketing - Managing cultural and sociopolitical variables present when developing and dealing with foreign markets.

Logistics and Distribution - Streamlining the process of packaging and distributing a set of goods or services and many more ...

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Operations & Supply Chain Management

Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSM) is a major that can lead to an exciting and meaningful career involved with the welfare and growth of our economy. OSM majors are specialists who are in demand and frequently command higher salaries than do generalists. Because OSM specialists possess a variety of aptitudes and skills, numerous career opportunities are available to them, including: Production and Inventory Control Manager; Material Requirements Planning Specialist; Business Systems Analyst; Production Scheduler; Materials Manager; Quality Manager; Actuary; Banking Operations Supervisor; Market Research Specialist; Investment and Financial Analyst.

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*Source - Career Services Center, Rhodes Tower 280, Cleveland State University

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