If you choose to major in Business Administration, you will have options in leadership
positions across industries. Effective managers are needed at all levels of business,
industry and government-- from first line supervisors to top executives--to plan and
direct the work of the organization, set policy, establish channels of communication,
and evaluate the work that is done.
Representative Job Titles and Areas of Specialization
*See Training section
|Account Manager, Advertiser *
||Internal Revenue Officer
||Labor Relations Specialist
||Market Research Analyst
|Bank Officer, Operations And Lending
||Product/Brand Manager *
||Public Relations Representative
|Human Resources Management
||Writer: Business, Trade,
|| Technical Publications
Nature of the Work
Accounting and finance careers essentially involve numbers and analysis. You may be
analyzing a budget, statistics, trends or manufacturing costs. Administrators manage
people, materials and contracts.
Production managers oversee the making of a product for manufacturing, construction,
agriculture or mining companies. Production planners design the flow of work and information.
Marketing and sales offer a range of options from entry-level sales and customer service
positions to market research and advertising, which may require experience and specialized
Places of Employment
||Magazines, newspapers, and periodicals
||Management consulting firms
|Chambers of commerce
|City, county and state
||Market research firms
||Public relations firms
|- General Accounting Office
|- Comptroller of the Currency
||Regional planning councils
|- Internal Revenue Service
||Research and development firms
|- Office of Personnel Management
||Public utilities companies
||Universities, colleges, and other
|| educational institutions
Nearly all of the jobs listed above may be obtained with a bachelor's degree depending
on the type of coursework you completed and experience you gained as an undergrad.
Job titles with asterisks generally require specific education and/or experience beyond
the bachelor's degree.
If you accept an entry-level position, expect to be placed in a training program.
Formal management trainee programs are most frequently found in finance, trade, and
manufacturing companies and in government agencies.
For further information and/or career counseling contact the UCR Career Center, (951)
The following documents may provide further ideas for exploration.