Management

 

Quick Facts

2014 Median Salary
$52,250 (Bachelor)

Students can concentrate in three areas: General Management, Entrepreneurship, and International Business

2014 Top Hiring Employers
Aon Hewitt
Enterprise Holdings
Abbott Laboratories
Huron Consulting Group
Kohl’s
Motorola
Navigant Consulting

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What do Management (General, International Business, and Entrepreneurship) majors do?

The Management program is designed to prepare students to be leaders and innovators in analyzing and solving managerial problems that every organization faces in its day-to-day operations. To be effective, managers must be able to design organizations that can compete in complex and volatile business environments. Effective managers also must be ethical leaders and competent decision-makers who recognize opportunities, set goals, build effective teams, and motivate their employees. Managers must be ready for changing business environments (regionally, nationally or internationally) and be comfortable with different location and employee perspectives.

In 2014, out of students graduating with a Management major:

  • 17% started their careers in General Management
  • 17% started their careers in Marketing
  • 20% started their careers in Finance and Accounting
  • 3% started their careers in Operations
  • 10% started their careers in Consulting
  • 33% started their careers in other functions such as human resources and information technology

What kinds of jobs do Management (General, International Business, and Entrepreneurship) majors get?

 

General ManagementHuman ResourcesConsulting
In 2014, 17% of Management graduates started their careers in General Management with an average starting salary of $50,250.

Professionals in this field oversee the day-to-day operations of goods, services, and employees. Managers are in charge of executing company goals. Most new hires will enter into a management training program that will last between 18-36 months.

Sample Management Full-Time Posting
District Manager Trainee at ALDI
Join ALDI as a District Manager, and you’ll become one of our most important assets. You’ll be entrusted with managing the operations of an entire district encompassing millions in business. Primary responsibilities include: Drive sales growth, Provide direction for a district of store managers, Recruit, train and develop staff, Set the standards for store appearance, Assure store compliance with federal, state & local regulations, Assure adherence to merchandising plans, Supervise compliance with policy and procedures, Manage and control district expenses, Oversee achievement of results, Monitor the competitive climate within the district, Effectively communicate with personnel up and down the organizational structure.
Sample Management Internship Posting
Management Trainee Internship at Enterprise Holdings
As a Management Trainee Intern, you are empowered to make business decisions that greatly affect your career as well as the bottom line. You’ll gain responsibility for developing new business and maintaining current relationships. You’ll be responsible for understanding cost control, reading your branch’s P&L statement and understanding what it takes to run a profitable business. You will also learn how to deliver superior customer service. We will teach you how to effectively communicate, influence and interact with all types of customers, vendors and co-workers. You’ll learn proper sales techniques to problem solving and conflict management.
In 2014, 3% of Management graduates started their careers in Human Resources.

Human Resources professionals ensure that an organization makes effective use of its human capital. This means hiring people who fit the organization’s business strategies, making sure the administrative systems are running at maximum efficiency, helping employees overcome obstacles, and serving as persuasive change agents when new practices, structures, or cultures are needed.

Sample Human Resources Full-Time Posting
Recruiter – Brooksource
The Corporate Recruiter is responsible for finding quality candidates that will aid our clients in turnkey technical projects or full time positions. This position will consist of identifying candidates from various skills sets around the country, conducting phone and in-office interviews, attending various collegiate job fairs and networking events, managing current Brooksource consultants, and working with our Account Executive team to grow certain sales territories.
Sample Human Resources Internship Posting
Human Resources Intern – Procter & Gamble
The Procter & Gamble Internship Program in Human Resources is a 10-12 week commitment designed for candidates one year away from receiving their degree and encompasses a broad spectrum of experiences. Projects provide exposure to current issues facing P&G Corporate HR Departments and/or operating business groups. A unique aspect of our internship program is the managerial training experience that is part of the internship.
In 2014, 10% of Management graduates started their careers in Consulting.

Consultants perform database analysis, financial modeling, general business analysis, research, and generate reports for the client or project team. In addition, consultants are actively involved in the application and transfer of specific skills and knowledge to the client.

Sample Consulting Full-Time Posting
Business Advisor Program Staff – Ernst & Young
Our BAP professionals typically work as part of EY engagement teams to assist our clients in areas such as: Risk Management (Help our clients with the measurement and management of financial and operational risks), Performance Improvement (Help our clients with improving the effectiveness and design of their operations, finance and accounting functions), and Process and Controls (Help our clients evaluate and enhance their internal audit functions as well as the overall control environment of the institution and providing industry-focused, strategic outsourcing and co-sourcing services).
Sample Consulting Internship Posting
Summer Internship – Huron Consulting Group
Interns at Huron Consulting Group will gain fundamental consulting skills while working on projects in team environments. Responsibilities include defining problems, gathering data, performing analysis, and developing solutions for our clients. Intern Responsibilities: Contribute as a member of the engagement team by proactively looking for opportunities to assist team members and by supporting the overall goals of the engagement team; Conduct research and perform qualitative analysis on findings to present to the team and/or client; Conduct quantitative analysis using a variety of tools including MS Excel and MS Access; Work with team members and clients at all levels, support client project teams, and manage expectations of clients and management.

How do I get a job in Management?

Landing a great internship and full-time job in management is a process and preparation begins from your very first semester as a College of Business student. Your first step is to plan ahead using the charts below. Then you want to make sure you are proactively preparing yourself to secure an internship on your way to your future career. Everyone’s college experience is different, but below are typical job search sequences for Management majors.

Traditional 4-YearTransfer (2nd Year)Transfer (3rd Year)
1st Semester Apply for BCS Job Shadow
Begin completing internship checklist
2nd Semester Apply for Career Exploration Opportunity*
Summer Work a part-time job for experience and/or take summer classes
3rd Semester Apply for second BCS Job Shadow
Apply for Career Exploration Opportunity* and/or summer internship
4th Semester Apply for Career Exploration Opportunity* and/or
summer internship and/or
winter internship (to be done in 6th semester)
Summer Summer internship or
Part-time job or
Classes (if you will have a winter internship your 6th semester)
5th Semester Apply for summer internship
6th Semester Apply for summer internship
Participate in winter internship (if applicable)
Summer Summer internship
7th Semester Apply for full-time jobs (if not already secured)
8th Semester Apply for full-time jobs (if not already secured)

*Here is some additional information to consider as you plan your job search:

  • Career Exploration Opportunities are programs or conferences that companies host to expose students to their company and industry. These events can run for one to several days and typically take place in the summer, although some one-day programs are held during the school year. Since they are short-term, you may be able to participate in one in addition to having a summer internship or part-time job. Career Exploration Opportunities are posted in Handshake and can be found by searching for the Career Exploration Opportunity position type.
    Sample Career Exploration Opportunity
    BOLD Discovery Program – Google
    For Current Freshmen – The Google Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development (BOLD) Discovery is a two-day interactive conference at Google New York that provides first-year students who are traditionally underrepresented in technology an introduction to our organizational structure, business operations and culture.
  • Your priority should be getting an internship. Some companies have structured internship programs that are designed with the possibility of being offered a full-time position following a successful internship. Other internships may not be designed to lead to full-time employment. Experience gained as an intern is highly valued by recruiters interviewing for full-time positions.
  • Some companies offer “co-op” experiences, which are internships during Spring or Fall semester. Since you will be skipping a semester of school, you should work with your academic adviser to plan your classes so that you can still graduate on schedule. The College of Business offers summer classes, if needed.
    Sample Co-Op Posting
    Johnson & Johnson
    The Co-op Program is a six-month program focused on providing college students with practical business experience. Co-op program participant roles include financial accounting and analysis, sales & marketing finance, operations finance, research and development finance, and internal audit. Specific responsibilities may include budget support, capital budgeting, financial consolidation, month/year end closing procedures, sales reporting and analysis, account reconciliation, and inter-company accounting.
  • Recruiting for spring semester internships/co-ops takes place one year in advance, e.g. in Spring 2015 for internships/co-ops starting January 2016.
  • The timing for internship recruiting varies. Some companies recruit for summer internships during the preceding fall semester, others will recruit in the spring.
3rd Semester Apply for BCS Job Shadow
Apply for Career Exploration Opportunity* and/or
summer internship/co-op
Begin completing internship checklist
4th Semester Apply for Career Exploration Opportunity* and/or
summer internship and/or
winter internship (to be done in 6th semester)
Summer Summer internship or
Part-time job or
Classes (if you will have a winter internship your 6th semester)
5th Semester Apply for summer internship
6th Semester Apply for summer internship
Participate in winter internship (if applicable)
Summer Summer internship
7th Semester Apply for full-time jobs (if not already secured)
8th Semester Apply for full-time jobs (if not already secured)

*Here is some additional information to consider as you plan your job search:

  • Career Exploration Opportunities are programs or conferences that companies host to expose students to their company and industry. These events can run for one to several days and typically take place in the summer, although some one-day programs are held during the school year. Since they are short-term, you may be able to participate in one in addition to having a summer internship or part-time job. Career Exploration Opportunities are posted in Handshake and can be found by searching for the Career Exploration Opportunity position type.
    Sample Career Exploration Opportunity
    BOLD Discovery Program – Google
    For Current Freshmen – The Google Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development (BOLD) Discovery is a two-day interactive conference at Google New York that provides first-year students who are traditionally underrepresented in technology an introduction to our organizational structure, business operations and culture.
  • Your priority should be getting an internship. Some companies have structured internship programs that are designed with the possibility of being offered a full-time position following a successful internship. Other internships may not be designed to lead to full-time employment. Experience gained as an intern is highly valued by recruiters interviewing for full-time positions.
  • Some companies offer “co-op” experiences, which are internships during Spring or Fall semester. Since you will be skipping a semester of school, you should work with your academic adviser to plan your classes so that you can still graduate on schedule. The College of Business offers summer classes, if needed.
    Sample Co-Op Posting
    Johnson & Johnson
    The Co-op Program is a six-month program focused on providing college students with practical business experience. Co-op program participant roles include financial accounting and analysis, sales & marketing finance, operations finance, research and development finance, and internal audit. Specific responsibilities may include budget support, capital budgeting, financial consolidation, month/year end closing procedures, sales reporting and analysis, account reconciliation, and inter-company accounting.
  • Recruiting for spring semester internships/co-ops takes place one year in advance, e.g. in Spring 2015 for internships/co-ops starting January 2016.
  • The timing for internship recruiting varies. Some companies recruit for summer internships during the preceding fall semester, others will recruit in the spring.
5th Semester Begin completing internship checklist
Apply for summer internship
6th Semester Apply for summer internship
Summer Summer internship
7th Semester Apply for full-time jobs (if not already secured)
8th Semester Apply for full-time jobs (if not already secured)

*Here is some additional information to consider as you plan your job search:

  • Career Exploration Opportunities are programs or conferences that companies host to expose students to their company and industry. These events can run for one to several days and typically take place in the summer, although some one-day programs are held during the school year. Since they are short-term, you may be able to participate in one in addition to having a summer internship or part-time job. Career Exploration Opportunities are posted in Handshake and can be found by searching for the Career Exploration Opportunity position type.
    Sample Career Exploration Opportunity
    BOLD Discovery Program – Google
    For Current Freshmen – The Google Building Opportunities for Leadership and Development (BOLD) Discovery is a two-day interactive conference at Google New York that provides first-year students who are traditionally underrepresented in technology an introduction to our organizational structure, business operations and culture.
  • Your priority should be getting an internship. Some companies have structured internship programs that are designed with the possibility of being offered a full-time position following a successful internship. Other internships may not be designed to lead to full-time employment. Experience gained as an intern is highly valued by recruiters interviewing for full-time positions.
  • Some companies offer “co-op” experiences, which are internships during Spring or Fall semester. Since you will be skipping a semester of school, you should work with your academic adviser to plan your classes so that you can still graduate on schedule. The College of Business offers summer classes, if needed.
    Sample Co-Op Posting
    Johnson & Johnson
    The Co-op Program is a six-month program focused on providing college students with practical business experience. Co-op program participant roles include financial accounting and analysis, sales & marketing finance, operations finance, research and development finance, and internal audit. Specific responsibilities may include budget support, capital budgeting, financial consolidation, month/year end closing procedures, sales reporting and analysis, account reconciliation, and inter-company accounting.
  • Recruiting for spring semester internships/co-ops takes place one year in advance, e.g. in Spring 2015 for internships/co-ops starting January 2016.
  • The timing for internship recruiting varies. Some companies recruit for summer internships during the preceding fall semester, others will recruit in the spring.