Cleveland State University

Career Services Center

What Can I Do With a Major In...


Career Opportunities
Related Career Titles
Related Major Skills
Career Planning Links


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.

Visit the CSU Business Administration Department website for more information


Account Executive 
Government Services Administrator 
Media Planner 
Bank Manager 
Health Services/Hospital Administrator 
Mortgage Loan Officer 
Benefits Manager 
Hotel Manager 
Occupational Analyst 
Branch Manager-Any Industry 
Human Resource Manager 
Operations Manager 
Budget Officer 
Industrial Relations Director 
Outside Property Agent 
Commodity - Industry Analyst 
Information Systems Manager 
Payroll Officer 
Communications Officer 
Insurance Agent 
Personnel Manager 
Compensation Manager 
International Business Manager 
Personnel Recruiter 
Computer Operations Supervisor 
Job Analyst 
Promotions Manager 
Construction Supervisor 
Labor Relations Manager 
Provisioning Manager 
Loan Officer 
Public Utilities Manager 
Credit Analyst 
Management Analyst 
Purchasing Agent 
Credit and Collections Manager 
Management Trainee 
Employment Counselor 
Manufacturing Supervisor 
Quality Control Auditor 
Entertainment Agent 
Market Information Specialist 
Real Estate Agent/Broker 
Financial Analyst 
Market Research Analyst 
Recreation Manager 


  • Leadership
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Numerical computation
  • Sound decision-making
  • Oral & written communication
  • Organizing activities
  • Computer literacy
  • Planning activities
  • Flexibility
  • Team player
  • Coordinating activities
  • Directing activities and staff
  • Cross-cultural skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Analyze and interpret data


[an error occurred while processing this directive]