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What Can I do With a Degree in Management & Leadership?

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Advising & Career Services' Resources

Advising & Career Services has a variety of resources to help students explore potential career fields. These resources include information about typical responsibilities, qualifications, career paths, job outlook, salary, and related careers.

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Vocational Biographies

Vocational Biographies describes the career success stories of 1001 real people. Search by career title, keyword, topic, and career cluster. Username: portland su and pass code: 3w9n

  • Arts Center Manager
  • District Manager
  • Bank Investment Sales Manager
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Manager
  • Software Implementation Manager

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Professional Associations

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Places of Employment

Management & Leadership majors may find employment in a variety of areas depending on their skills and experience. Career-related internships or career-related part-time jobs may be a prerequisite to finding professional-level employment after graduation.

The following list of employers and job titles was derived from Advising & Career Services' jobs database where the employer specifically requested Management and Leadership majors. This list does not reflect all potential places of employment or kinds of jobs for accounting majors. This list does not reflect current openings.

Careers Reported by Business Management Majors (gathered from American Community Survey data)

The following list of job titles was generated from American Community Survey data. Every year, the federal government surveys 3,000,000 people. This list shows some of the most-often reported careers for people who majored in business management. 

Please be aware that additional education, internships, or career-related experience may be a prerequisite to some of the careers on this list. Advising & Career Services provides this list as a tool for generating ideas for exploration. To find a brief description of the following occupations, go to the Standard Occupational Classification system.

  • Managers
  • Accountants and Auditors
  • Financial Managers
  • Sales Representatives
  • Chief Executives and Legislators
  • Elementary and Middle School Teachers
  • Marketing and Sales Managers
  • Human Resources Workers
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Management Analysts
  • Lawyers, Judges, Magistrates
  • Education Administrators
  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Human Resources Managers
  • Personal Financial Advisors
  • Postsecondary Teachers
  • Medical and Health Services Managers
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Registered Nurses
  • Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators
  • Software Developers, Applications and Systems Software
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Purchasing Agents
  • Counselors
  • Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
  • Construction Managers
  • Secondary School Teachers
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  • Social Workers
  • Business Operations Specialists
  • Industrial Production Managers
  • Social and Community Service Managers
  • Clergy
  • Computer Programmers
  • Police Officers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Advertising Sales Agents
  • Designers
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Operations Research Analysts
  • Administrative Services Managers
  • Insurance Underwriters
  • Wholesale and Retail Buyers
  • Logisticians
  • Physicians and Surgeons
  • Training and Development Specialists
  • Budget Analysts
  • Web Developers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
  • Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
  • Fundraisers
  • Writers and Authors
  • Firefighters
  • Financial Specialists
  • Public Relations Specialists

School of Business: Management & Leadership - Portland State University

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