Business

FEATURE ARTICLE:

Career Story of an MBA Job Seeker

Students who choose a business major have a wide variety of areas in which to pursue a career. Time should be spend exploring various fields to ensure a good career fit.


CAREER AREAS FOR BUSINESS MAJORS:

Accounting and Auditing
Budget Analyst
Claims Adjuster
Cost Estimator
Consulting
Finance
Commercial Banking
Corporate Finance
Financial Analysts & Personal Financial Advisors
Insurance
Investment Banking
Loan officers & Counselors
Money Management
Real Estate
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
Insurance Underwriter
Management Consultant
Marketing
Advertising and Public Relations
Market Research
Non-profit Marketing
Product Management
Retail Marketing
Brand Management
Distribution Channel Management
International Marketing
Sales Management
Supply Chain Management 
New Product Planning

Mercer University offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and
a Master of Accountancy(MACC)

 

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RESOURCES FOR BUSINESS MAJORS

Business.com
Extensive directory of information on specific business disciplines and within specific industries. (Topics are mostly organized by industry.) Click on "Business Directory" to begin.

Career Guide to Industries
Interested in a particular industry? The U.S. Department of Labor provides thorough overviews to various career paths in industries such as finance, business services, leisure and hospitality, etc. Comprehensive statistics on employment outlook included.

Chamber of Commerce.com
A fantastic way to find opportunities in a specific location. Type in the name of your desired city to receive a link to its local chamber of commerce. Then find the chamber's business or membership directory to identify local businesses to contact about job or internship possibilities. Many chamber sites also link to useful relocation information.

College Grad Job Hunter
Great site for entry-level job-seekers. Search for entry level positions in specific career fields and locations, and browse detailed information on successful job searching.

FedJobs- Career Center
The website provides 2009 Base General Schedule Pay Scale with Percentage Pay Adjustments by Geographic Locality, including Atlanta

Forbes - Company/Location Research
Who are the best employers? The "Company Lists" section of this site allows you to research the most profitable companies and prosperous locations.

Guide To Job Research - from Quintessential Careers
Jump start your job search with a guide. Research employers based on industry, job type, and location.

Job Central National Employment Network
Consolidated search engine of jobs and employers. Access state networks, browse job listings and information for over 200 major metropolitan areas, and find employers recruiting in your state.

Career Overview.com
Site designed to help you find reliable and relevant information on variety of careers in business. Whether you're looking for a fast track into investment banking or want to find out more about a non-profit career, you'll find what you're looking for here.

The Riley Guide
An all-inclusive guide to finding employment opportunities on the internet, including 'Where to Search' - over 50 pages of links to resources and job postings.

Wall Street Journal's Career Journal
An excellent resource for those entering (and navigating) the world of work. Along with basic information and job listings for major companies currently hiring, this site offers a wealth of advice on job-hunting and career management.

Wall Street Journal's College Journal
Even more information on job-hunting, current issues, salary info, and career paths within the business field - specifically for students. Click on "See Who's Hiring" for a list of major companies with current job openings.

American Marketing Association
Great resources and tools for the marketing professional, as well as job listings, career advice, and salary information (click on "Marketing Jobs and Career Management"). Also, be sure to check out the information posted under "collegiate chapters" and consider joining your local chapter.

Considering Self-Employment
From the Riley Guide. A great resource for aspiring entrepreneurs. Provides a series of helpful links for small business owners, addressing the pros and cons and unique issues associated with this career path.

Executive Recruiters List
PDF document that provides a list of executive recruiters. List maintained by the University of South Carolina.

100+ Useful Job Search Websites for Business Students