The major in Business is designed to help students understand the many functions involved in operating a successful organization. Business is a wide-ranging field that involves the overseeing and running of one aspect of an organization such as manufacturing, marketing, sales, purchasing, finance, personnel, training, administrative services, electronic data processing, property management, transportation, or the legal services department. Also, service industries, including business, social, and health services organizations hire business majors. Employees at this level are the top executives and general managers.





Related Career Titles for Business

Management Trainee


Project Manager

Human Resources Manager

Restaurant/Food Service Manager

Manager of Information Systems

Operations Manager

Manufacturing Manager

Director of Marketing

Sales Manager

Purchasing Manager

Financial Manager

Personnel Manager

Director of Training and Development


Transportation Manager

Account Executive

Media Planner


Research Analyst

Branch Manager

 Job Analyst

Promotions Manager

Telecommunications Manger

Executive Director

Hospital Administrator

Entertainment Agent

Public Utilities Manager

Government Services Administrator

Construction Supervisor


Compensation Manager

Engineering Manager

College or University Professor

High School Teacher

Stock Broker

Floor Supervisor


Financial Analyst

Real Estate Broker

Quality Control Auditor




Industries That Hire Business Majors

Communication Services

Telecommunication Companies

Computer and Electronic Products Manufacturers

Computer Systems Design/Computer

Consulting Services

Scientific Research & Development Services

Colleges and Universities

High Schools

Electrical Equipment, Appliance, & Component Manufacturing

Engineering Services

Financial Services


Federal Government

State and Local Government

Healthcare & Social Assistance Services


Transportation Services

Transportation Equipment


Wood Products

Insurance Carriers & Related Activities

Medical Equipment & Supplies Manufacturing

Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Services

Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation Services

Commercial Banking

Restaurant and Hotel Services

Investment Banking

Building, Developing, & General Contracting Services

Chemicals Companies

Accommodation & Food Services

Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, & Payroll Services

Advertising & Related Services

Petroleum & Coal Products Manufacturing

Pharmaceuticals Companies

Printing & Related Support Activities

Publishing Companies

Whole Sale Trade

Real Estate

Textile Mills


Web Sites for Business Majors

Resources in the Career Resource Center


  • Job Opportunities in Engineering and Technology ’94
  • Job Opportunities in Business ’94
  • Career Information Center: Administration, Business, and Office
  • Career Information Center: Engineering, Science, and Technology
  • Career Information Center: Employment Trends and Master Index
  • Green At Work
  • Job Opportunities in Business ’95
  • Job Opportunities in Engineering and Technology ’95
  • Job Opportunities in The Environment ’95
  • Job Opportunities in Health Care ’95
  • The Complete Guide for Occupational Exploration
  • The Princeton Review Guide to Your Career 1997
  • The O*Net Dictionary of Occupational Titles


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