Careers and Outcomes

Plan, achieve, succeed

Good management is much more than “being in charge.”

It involves:

  • Relationships
  • Strategy and innovation
  • Problem-solving and interpersonal skills

Your degree in management gives you a skill set for any workplace or job. Have a career where you lead, organize and direct with expertise and confidence.

Where can you work with a degree in management?

Your career options may depend on the track you choose to pursue.

Administrative management: The classic “manager” role

If you want a general degree in management, this track is for you.

You’ll build a firm foundation in management theory and get the training to manage across all levels and industries.

Job titles may include:

  • Employee operations
  • Industrial sales
  • Information management
  • Manufacturer representation
  • Project management
  • Supervision
  • Top management

Specific employers of alumni: Amazon, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Bass Pro, BKD, Boeing, Cerner Corporation, Frito Lay, Honeywell, Simmons Bank, Top Flite Financial

Human resources management: Manage your work’s talent pool

HR professionals are an asset for any company or business.

They on-board new employees, assist departing employees and ensure the workplace follows rules and guidelines.

Job titles may include:

  • Human resource specialist
  • Recruiter or talent acquisition specialist
  • Training specialist
  • Compensation specialist

Specific employers of alumni: Bass Pro, Cerner Corporation, Compass Health Network, Cox Health Systems, Deloitte, Honeywell, Ikea, Mercy Health Systems, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Roeslein & Associates, Springfield City Utilities, Worlds of Fun

International business administration: Do business abroad

Travel, make money and engage with other cultures.

This track can help you create or run an international business.

See how culture can influence operations and how business happens outside of the U.S.

Job titles may include:

  • Customer service
  • E-commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Management
  • International Marketing
  • Non-profit
  • Sales

Specific employers of alumni: Aldi, Central Bank, Lockton Companies, Mercy

How much can you make with a bachelor’s degree in management?

Average starting salary

$54,660

NACE Winter 2018 Salary Survey

Support for your job hunt

Missouri State’s Career Center can help you jump-start your career. They have a list of current job openings, tips for preparing your résumé and on-campus interviews.