Oregon State University


What is Business? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links OSU College of Business

What is Business?

At OSU, "The College of Business takes creative, adventurous students and gives them the tools to succeed when they get their degrees, whether it's a Bachelor's or an MBA. Our students travel the world, start their own innovative businesses and learn there's a social return on everything they do - so that when they're ready to head out into their communities, they're ready to make a positive impact."

According to WorldWideLearn, "a career in business is more varied than most people realize. It can involve the obvious functions such as management and marketing, but there's an increasing need for business majors to apply their skills in government, international commerce, health care, arts, and non-profit organizations. Business principles can serve as the backbone for economic, political and social systems at all levels.

Your business degree can be applied to virtually any industry and can also be used to help you start your own business. Many students start their professional training with an undergraduate business or business administration degree and proceed to graduate school or an MBA (Master's of Business Administration). Many working adults take online college courses in everything from business management to financial planning, making it easier to advance or change careers even after you've started working."

Business - What Can I Do with This Degree? pdf - lists the industry areas, employers, and strategies for using your degree.

Related Careers

Account Executive Hotel Manager Public  Relations Specialists
Accountant Human Resources Assistant Public Speaker
Administrative Services Manager Human Resources Manager Public Utilities Manager
Auditor Human Resources Specialist Purchasing Agent
Bank Investment Sales Manager Industrial Relations Director Quality Control Auditor
Bank Manager Information Systems Manager Real Estate Agent/Broker
Benefits manager Insurance Sales Agent Recreation Manager
Branch Management International Business Manager Reports Analyst
Budget Officer Job Analyst Restaurant/Food Service Manager
Buyer Labor Relations Manager Retail Sales Manager
Commodity Analyst Loan Officer Sales Manager
Communications Officer Management Analyst Sales Worker Supervisor
Compensation Manager Management Trainee Securities Trader
Construction Supervisor Manufacturing Supervisor Service Organization Manager
Consultant Market and Survey Researcher Stock Broker
Credit Analyst Market Information Specialist Supervisor
Credit and Collections Manager Market Research Analyst Telecommunication Marketer
District Manager Media Planner Telecommunications Coordinator
Economist Mortgage Loan Officer Top Executive
Employment Counselor Newspaper Business Manager Trader
Entertainment Agent Occupational Analyst Traffic Manager
Financial Analyst Operations Manager Training Manager
Financial Manager Outside Property Agent Transportation Director
Financial Service Sales Agent Payroll Officer Travel Agent
Foreign-Exchange Trader Personnel Manager/Recruiter Trust Administrator
Government Services Administrator Promotions Manager Voice/Data Service Operations
Healthcare Manager Provisioning Manager Wholesale Sales Representative
Hospital Administrator    

Related Skills

Analyze & Interpret Data Mathematical Competency
Communication Skills (Written & Oral) Organized
Computer Skills Planning Activities/Tasks
Critical Thinking Problem Solving
Flexibility Public Speaking Skills
Imagination Teamwork Skills
Independent Worker Time Management
Understand Ethics

Job & Internship Search Links

USAJobs.gov - check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Analysts Jobs - strive to create a search experience fast, comprehensive, relevant and as fun as searching for a job can possibly be. Our search engine provides quick access to jobs found on thousands of employer websites, job boards, newspapers, niche sites and anywhere else jobs are found from all around the web.

Accounting Career Network - an elite group of top national accounting recruiters.  Search accounting opportunities, apply online free and upload a confidential resume.

Accounting Jobs - With a free registration you can search accounting jobs, submit your resume, apply for job opportunities and contact local recruiters. View hundreds of accounting jobs across the country.

CPA Directory.com - Largest online database of Certified Public Accountants.

Pro2net - Accounting and finance emphasis.

ECommerce Day - Your #1 Source for Online Business Information.


Accountant Jobs

Bank Job Search


Career Bank

Careers in Finance

Careers in Business

Corporate Jobs

Far West Agribusiness Assocation Internship Portal - designed to connect students with Agribusiness internships in the expanding fields of agronomy, economics, public policy, and business for course credits and/or compensation as determined by Agribusiness retailer and respective colleges and universities.

Financial Job Network


Financial Jobs

Financial Job Finder



American Advertising Federation

Casino Careers

Environmental Careers Organization


Online Sports

Oregon Business Channel

Public Relations Society of America

The Silicon Valley Employment Page

Banking Jobs -With a free registration you can search banking jobs, submit your resume, apply for job opportunities and contact local recruiters. View hundreds of banking jobs across the country.

StreetID - a comprehensive, financial services-focused matchmaking and news site that efficiently connects hiring managers with candidates based on compatibility. The website’s innovative search criteria is custom designed for the finance industry and cannot be found on any other online recruiting website. Candidates are not lost in the black hole of resume piles or job boards. StreetID allows candidate’s credentials to speak for themselves.

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

The Accounting Degree Guide - a database of accounting degree programs on the web -- featuring over 9,000 programs. It also contains interviews with current accounting students as well as informative articles about accounting specialties and careers.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - provides information for a variety of business careers as well as career specific information such as salary info and networking advice.

Careers in Business - a list of business career options and job opportunities.

Careers in Marketing - a list of marketing career options and job opportunities.

Information for Accounting, Finance, and H.R. Students from Pro2Net - accounting and finanance information, plus information for students and field specific news.

Starting Your Business - how to start and own your own business, plus loan and grant information. You can even find a mentor or counselor on this site, and find training courses.

Entrepreneur.Com - popular entrepreneur information and news to keep you up to date with whatever field you decide. Features such as a focused list of trends and answers to FAQs.

What Can I do with a Major in Business? - CareerThoughts.com has a similar page to this one, which includes career options, expected salary, and job outlook information.

Economics Degree

Professional Association Links

The American Society of Transportation & Logistics - education information, scholarship opportunities and field news.

National Association for Business Economics - is an association of professionals who use up to date economic information to make sound decisions. Includes interviews with members discussing how they got their jobs and providing career advice.

International Personnel Management Association - provides information and assistance to HR professionals.

Society for Human Resource Management - provides lots of HR career resources for keeping the profession current. Also provides awards and scholarships to members and job opportunities.

Miscellaneous Links

Online Human Resources - formed by a small group of managers and human resource professionals who wanted to create a “hub” of information and resources for those in the profession to use and share.



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