Business Management Career Brief
- Degree Requirements
- Other Preparation
- Career Opportunities
- Advancement Opportunities
- Recruitment Opportunities
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This major is designed for students who expect to hold managerial positions in large or small organizations. Business management involves two broad domains: One is working with people—hiring, training, coordinating, and creating an effective environment for the attainment of organizational objectives. The other is laying a foundation for becoming a manager of a business or organizational unit where strategy and decision-making skills are important.
Includes foundation courses required for Professional Admission*, general education requirements, professional core courses, free electives, and a list of courses to complete the Business Management major
The flexible curriculum in the Business Management major allows students to tailor their degree to fit their interests and goals.
Business Management majors, along with all other Eller students, take a basic management and organizational behavior course as a foundation. Business management majors then select from a list of elective major courses.
Sample Business Management Courses:
- Human Resources Management
- Production and Operations Management
- Advanced Business Law
- Bargaining and Negotiation
- International Management
- Supply Chain and Logistics
- Issues in Management
- Men, Women, and Work
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Managerial Judgment and Decision Making
- Communication and Cognition
- Labor and Public Policy
- Labor Arbitration
- Collective Bargaining
- Social Psychology
- Industrial Organizational Psychology
- Industrial Sociology
- Complex Organizations
*Students must achieve Professional Admission (a competitive and selective application process) to move from the pre-professional phase to the professional phase.
**Check the Degree/Academic Progress Report (APRR's) for your specific academic program requirements per your catalog at http://catalog.arizona.edu.
Research and Internships
Opportunities exist for students to participate in faculty research projects. The Department of Management and Policy sponsors an internship program through which students get practical experience, read assigned materials, attend seminars, and prepare an internship report. (MGMT internships are coordinated through the Management and Organizations Department and are for fall and spring semesters only, no summer internships are available.)
To enhance leadership skills students are encouraged to attend leadership training workshops and conferences; including, but not limited to, public speaking, group dynamics, problem solving, and evaluating techniques.
Clubs and Organizations
The college has a wide variety of professional fraternities, honoraries and student clubs. Student organizations offer: career information; networking opportunities; social and professional activities; and provide leadership roles and skills building opportunities.
Student organizations for Business Management majors include (but are not limited to):
- EMA- The Eller Management Assocaition
- Students Consulting for Non-Profit Organizations
- The Management Honorary, Sigma Iota Epsilon
Visit the FESO - Federation of Eller Student Organizations - Website for more student organization information.
Types of Jobs and Employers
Business-management jobs occur in a variety of organizations: manufacturers, hospitals, charities, hotels, government, and so forth. Among the many types of occupations are:
- Project manager
- Small business manager
- Human resource administrator
- Management Analyst
- EEO officer
- Regional operations manager
- Production manager
- Retail store manager
- Territory sales manager
- Hospitality manager
Overall the management of companies will grow 6.1% between 2006 and 2016.
Starting salaries vary by size and type of employer, location, course work, and experience. National average starting salary offers:
- UA graduate average offer $41,686 (UA Career Services 2008).
- Business Administration/Management: $45,887 (NACE Salary Survey/Fall 2008)
- Human Resources: $44,144 (NACE Salary Survey/Fall 2008)
Business Management graduates obtain jobs through various avenues, leading to placements with a wide range of firms and organizations.
Recruitment opportunities include the annual "Career Days", sponsored each fall semester by UA Career Services and the spring semester "Career Showcase" coordinated by Eller College Student Council and Delta Sigma Pi.
A sample of employers that recruited Eller College Business Management majors for both placement and career-related experience in the 2007-2008 school year through the Career Services office:
Gilead Sciences, Inc.*
|Schreiber Foods, Inc.
Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.*
U.S. Comptroller of the Currency
University of Arizona
US Army Audit Agency
Walbro Engine Management*
- Undergraduate Programs Office
Eller College of Management
McClelland Hall 204
P. O. Box 210108
Tucson, AZ 85721-0108
- UA Career Services
Student Union, Suite 411
Department of Management and Organizations
McClelland Hall 405
- American Management Association
- American Society for Training and Development
- International Association for Human Resource Management
- Society for Human Resource Management
- National Association of Purchasing Management
- Institute of Management and Administration (IOMA)
- The Non Profit Times - www.nptimes.com
- Business Week - www.businessweek.com
- Fortune Magazine - www.fortune.com
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