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What can I do with a major in Business Management?

Business Management is a major for students with an interest in the complexities of the world of business. Designed for the generalist, a business management program (sometimes called business administration) equips a student to serve as a decision-maker in commerce of all kinds. A review of the curriculum will reveal study in accounting, management issues and practices, human resources, marketing and labor relations. Among the most flexible majors, the skills learned in business management can be teamed with interests, passions, experiences or locale. Students considering this major are urged to give further thought to the particular industry where they might use this training: retail, hospitality, healthcare, durable goods, manufacturing, transportation, construction, etc.


• Develop competency in statistics and mathematics
• Consider concentration in CIS or mathematics
• Gain leadership experience on campus or in the community
• Obtain internship(s) or co-op experience
• Enhance communication skills

Career Titles
Account Executive
Bank Manager
Benefits Manager
Branch Manager
Human Resource Manager
Budget Officer
Commodity Industry Analyst
Communications Officer
Compensation Manager
Computer Operations
Construction Supervisor
Credit Analyst
Collections Mgr
Employment Counselor
Entertainment Agent
Financial Analyst
Foreign-Exchange Trader
Government Services Admin
Health Services Admin
Hotel Manager
Industrial Relations Director
Information Systems Mgr
Insurance Agent
International Business Mgr
Job Analyst
Labor Relations Manager
Loan Officer
Management Analyst
Management Trainee
Manufacturing Supervisor
Market Info Specialist
Market Research Analyst


Media Planner
Mortgage Loan Officer
Occupational Analyst
Operations Manager
Operations Manager
Outside Property Agent
Payroll Officer
Personnel Manager
Personnel Recruiter
Promotions Manager
Provisioning Manager
Public Utilities Manager
Purchasing Agent
Quality Control Auditor
Real Estate Agent
Recreation Manager
Reports Analyst
Retail Sales Manager
Sales Manager
Securities Trader
Service Manager
Stock Broker
System Coordinator
Traffic Manager
Training Manager
Transportation Director
Travel Agent
Trust Administrator
Voice/Data Service
Wholesale Sales Rep

Professional Organizations

American Advertising Federation- College Chapters
Education Services
1101 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC  2005

American Businesspersons Association
Hillsboro Executive Center North
350 Fairway Drive, Suite 200
Deerfield Beach, FL  33441-1834

American Management Association
1601 Broadway Headquarters
New York, NY 10019

American Marketing Association
311 South Wacker Drive, Suite 5800
Chicago, IL  60606

The Association of Management Consulting Firms
370 Lexington Avenue, Suite 2209
New York, NY 10017

Public Relations Society of America
33 Maiden Lane, 11th floor
New York, NY  10038-5150

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
1800 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Web sites

Business Internship Web sites
International Business Internships

Careers in Business/ Human Resource Management / Administration
Business Job Finder
Career Builder

Jobs in Business Management
PA Bankers Association Career Center
Business Job Finder
Executive and Management Job List
Job Web
Pennsylvania Bankers Association Career Center

Miscellaneous Business websites
Academy of International Business (AIB)
Hospitality Net

Small Business Administration (SBA) - tips on starting, expanding, and financing your business from the US Government. Includes an outstanding directory of information and links for local services

Contact Information


Career Development Office:
400 St. Bernadine St.
Bernardine Hall, Suite 103
Reading, PA  19607
Phone: 610-790-2878

Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Evening hours by appointment.

Email: career.development@alvernia.edu

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