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General Business

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Overview of major
Potential job titles 
Examples of internships
Possible career fields
Possible work settings
Important skills and abilities
Sample web resources
Print resources
Sample graduate programs pursued by General Business majors 

Overview of major

The general business major is an interdisclipinary concentration within the Sellinger School. With a broad background of knowledge in the world of business, graduates pursue employment opportunities in management, finance, marketing, human resources and sales across a variety of industries.

Resources

Potential job titles

  • Sales Assistant, Capital Markets
  • Management Trainee
  • Market Analyst
  • Real Estate Paralegal
  • Operations Manager
  • Customer Service Specialist
  • Investment Operations Associate
  • Financial Aid Counselor
  • Financial Solutions Consultant
  • Industrial Relations Specialist
  • Marketing Management Assistant
  • Teacher
  • Underwriter Trainee
  • Job Analyst
  • Business Management Professional
  • Personnel Recruiter
  • Contracts Representative

Examples of internships

  • Advantage Remodeling Corporation
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Aflac, Inc.
  • Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  • New York Power Authority
  • BGE
  • Pulse Music
  • Hunters Oak Gold Club
  • Pulte Homes
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Shop PR
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Wachovia Securities
  • Bank of America
  • Yonkers Downtown Waterfront BID

Possible career fields

Economics

  • Research & forecasting
  • Economic advising
  • Teaching

Finance

  • Corporate financial management
  • Banking
  • Real estate
  • Personal financial planning
  • Insurance
  • Money management
  • Investment banking

General business 

Management

  • Human resources
  • Operations
  • Production
  • Quality control

Marketing

  • Sales
  • Customer relations
  • Purchasing/Procurement
  • Market research
  • Brand/Product management

Statistics

  • Analysis/Research
  • Quality assurance
  • Actuarial science

Transportation & logisitics

  • Scheduling
  • Distribution
  • Purchasing
  • Planning & regulation

Possible work settings

  • Accounting firms
  • Government agencies
  • Banks
  • Non-profits
  • Health care industry
  • Consulting practices
  • Financial institutions
  • Insurance companies
  • Real estate brokers/aAencies
  • Retail
  • Hotels & restaurants
  • Manufacturers
  • Print & electronic media
  • Transportation industries
  • Distribution centers
  • Warehouses
  • Public transit systems
  • Armed forces
  • Software firms

Important skills and abilities

  • Computer
  • Mathematical & problem solving
  • Detailed
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
  • Sales

Sample web resources

American Accounting Association
American Management Association
American Marketing Association
American Society of Transportation and Logistics
American Statistical Association
Association for Financial Professionals
FedWorld
National Association for Business Economics

Print resources

(All available in the Career Resource Library in The Career Center)

  • Great Jobs for Business Majors (BUS Category)
  • Entrepreneurship for Dummies (BUS Category)
  • Consulting (BUS Category)
  • Careers for Self-Starters (BUS Category)
  • Management and Leadership Development Programs (BUS Category)
  • Best 296 Business Schools (Grad Section)
  • The Business School Buzz Back (Grad Section)
  • How to Write a Winning Personal Statement for Graduate and Professional School (Grad Section)
  • Graduate Programs: Business, Education, Health, Information Studies, Law & Social Work (Grad Section)

Sample graduate programs pursued by General Business majors

  • MBA, Marketing
  • MBA, General Business
  • Management in Creative Business Processes
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resources
  • Industrial Business
  • Project Management
  • Leadership

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