Management & Business Operations

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Roles and Work Environment

According to the Business Administration and Management (Vault), in the United States, nearly 13 million people are employed as business managers and administrators for a variety of businesses, including those in finance. There are three main types of businesses in the U.S. economy: manufacturers, merchandisers, and service providers. Each of these requires employees that are suited for leadership and management of people and processes. These businesses and roles exist in every industry including Healthcare and Advertising/Marketing. Below are sample jobs you might encounter:

Examples of Management and Business Operations Jobs:

  • Buyer/Merchandiser
  • Database Specialists
  • Export-Import Specialists
  • Sales Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Data Processing Technicians

What do organizations look like?

Since many of these roles exist in myriad industries, a great starting place would be Career Insider by Vault to understand the jobs and the specific industries of interest to you.

Rotational and Leadership Development Programs

Many companies search for talent that they can develop over the course of your first few years with the company. Below you will find examples of programs that expose you to different functions within one company, which typically ends with you landing in one particular area that suits you and the company best.

Skills and Training

  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Data Analysis
  • Comfort with Technology
  • Communication
  • Business administration

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