Management majors represent a wide variety of business interests and aspirations. We encourage you to find and follow your passion in the business world in any of the careers listed below or another pathway of your choice. Whichever you choose, we encourage you to take on leadership roles in student organizations, complete one or more internships, study abroad, and actively participate in department and college activities and events.

Several Traits Set Management Majors Apart in the Workplace
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills – situational analysis
  • Big picture perspective: understanding the functional areas of business and how they work together
  • Operational competency – knowing how to use organizational resources to accomplish goals and objectives
  • Innovation and creativity in problem solving, decision making, and solutions management
Job titles held by some of our graduates:
  • Budget analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Business consultant
  • Compensation specialist
  • Corporate recruiter
  • Corporate trainer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Events manager
  • Facilities manager
  • Fundraiser/Development manager
  • HR generalist
  • Inventory management specialist
  • Job analyst
  • Logistics coordinator
  • Management trainee
  • Merchandise manager
  • Operations manager
  • Payroll specialist
  • Product line manager
  • Project manager
  • Public administrator
  • Purchasing agent
  • Recruitment specialist
  • Restaurant/hospitality manager
  • Retail manager
  • Sales force manager
  • Supply chain analyst
  • Supply chain manager
Recent employers of JMU management majors:
  • Accenture
  • Aerotek
  • Amazon
  • American Woodmark
  • Apex Systems
  • Apple
  • Aramark
  • BB&T
  • Bearing Point
  • Booz Allen
  • Chevron
  • Compusearch Software Systems
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Duke Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Excelacom
  • Fannie Mae
  • FedBid
  • FritoLay PepsiCo
  • GEICO
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • IBM
  • Kohls
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Marriott
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nestle
  • Nordstrom
  • Northrop Grumman
  • NVR/Ryan Homes
  • Oracle
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Target (management training)
  • TEKsystems

Job placement assistance is available through JMU’s Career & Academic Planning office.

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