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                                      What can I do with this degree?
            AREAS                              EMPLOYERS                                   STRATEGIES
ACCOUNTING                       Public accounting firms                  Plan on five year program to meet new
Tax Planning and Compliance      Government agencies                       requirements for CPA status.
Auditing                         Banks and other financial institutions   Develop advanced computer skills.
Information Systems              Nonprofit organizations                  Consider co-op program or internship.
Management Advising Services     Health care industry                     Become familiar with specialized certification
General Accounting               Service and manufacturing companies        programs.
Cost Accounting                  Consulting practices                     Develop mathematical and problem solving
                                 Private practice                          abilities, excellent communication skills, ability
                                                                           to work well with people, high energy level
                                                                           and detail orientation.
ECONOMICS                        Financial institutions                   Plan on graduate degree for advancement.
Research and Forecasting         Trade/labor organizations                Acquire advanced sophisticated math and
Economic Advising                Government agencies                       statistical knowledge.
Teaching--primary, secondary     Educational institutions                 Develop ability to think in theoretical terms
 schools, colleges or            Insurance companies                       and apply to practical situations.
 private schools                                                          Gain experience through an internship.

FINANCE                                                                   Gain good mathematical skills.
Real Estate                      Banks and other financial institutions   Develop good interpersonal and
Corporate Financial Management   Financial planning agencies               communication skills.
Banking                          Insurance companies                      Get sales experience.
Risk Management and Insurance    Real estate brokers or agencies          Take as much accounting as possible.
Marketing                        Government agencies                      Plan on MBA for best positions.
Securities                       Corporations
Personal Financial Planning      Private practice

GENERAL BUSINESS                 Retail, Hotel and Restaurant             Provides a good background for owning your
Management                       Business and industry                     own business.
Sales/Marketing                  Financial institutions                   Gain leadership experience in an
Human Resources                  Government agencies                       extracurricular activity.
Self-employment                  Nonprofit and noncommercial              Get hands-on experience through jobs or
                                  organizations                            internships.
                                                                          Must develop career direction and convey
                                                                           area of interest to employers.
(Business, p.2)

                  AREAS                                        EMPLOYERS                                                    STRATEGIES

   MANAGEMENT                                   Government agencies                                       Need to clearly define career direction.
   Office Systems                               Nonprofit organizations                                   Develop competency in statistics and computer
   Operations                                   Banks and other financial institutions                     systems.
   Personnel                                    Hotels and restaurants                                    Consider concentration in statistics and
   Production Management                        Service industries                                         operations/data processing.
   Quality Control                              Manufacturing firms                                       Gain leadership experience in extracurricular
                                                Health care industry                                       activity along with good work experience.
                                                                                                          Consider co-op program or internship.
    MARKETING                                   Department stores and other retail                        Acquire good computer and statistical skills
    Sales/Management                             establishments                                           Obtain sales experience.
    Retailing                                   All service industries                                    Develop excellent communication skills and high
    Advertising                                 Banks and other financial institutions                     energy level.
    Planning/Research                           Insurance agencies                                        Get leadership experience.
    Brand/Product Management                    Pharmaceutical companies                                  Gain experience through co-op program or
                                                Consumer product companies                                 internship.
                                                Manufacturers                                             Plan on MBA for most brand management,
                                                                                                           consulting and research opportunities.
    STATISTICS                                  Government agencies                                       Acquire advanced knowledge of computers.
    Analysis/Research                           Banks and other financial institutions                    Take additional courses in accounting,
    Surveys                                     Health care organizations                                  marketing, economics, and finance.
    Quality Assurance                           Manufacturers                                             Consider co-op program or internship.
    Actuarial                                   Nonprofit organizations
                                                Insurance companies
    TRANSPORTATION/                             Motor carrier, railroad, airline, pipeline                Develop leadership skills.
     LOGISTICS                                   and water transportation industries                      Take courses in computer science, information
    Scheduling                                  Manufacturing firms                                        systems, marketing, and statistics.
    Physical Distribution                       Government agencies                                       Acquire skills in inventory control.
    Planning and Regulation                     Distribution centers                                      Co-op or intern in Logistics and Transportation
    Transportation Carrier Management           Public transit                                             field.
    Materials Management                        Military
    Customer Service                            Software and consulting firms

                    Prepared by the Career Planning staff of Career Services at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (1992, Revised 1999)
                                            UTK is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA Employer

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