Business careers offer a wide range of opportunities–from running your own company to managing PR to overseeing product development. Check out the different business fields listed on this page, along with the business degrees that will help you get started.
Get involved with student-run organizations sponsored by Rady School of Management.
The Rady School of Management offers sponsorship to business and accounting related student organizations. Sponsorship means that your organization can hold group meetings in Rady classrooms and that we can help you promote organization activities through our Facebook Page and Undergrad@Rady blog. To request sponsorship for your organization, please contact us at email@example.com.
Discover whether a business career matches your interests, skills and abilities and meets your lifestyle expectations:
"Business" encompasses many job functions and career fields, so we are offering you a full array of business events that bring a variety of employers to campus to help you explore the options. Not just for Economics majors students, this information can help you prepare all business-minded students for the business internship and job search.
- Explore the business world by taking a business career assessment called CareeerLeader
- Connect with professional alumni in the business field through the online Alumni Advisor Network
- Attend a seminar on Building a Business Plan
- Network and get information through meeting professional at a professional association
- Research where our recent graduates are going: Survey of Recent Grads
- Learn about other careers in Business (Finance/Investment Banking, Project Management, Accounting, Sales/Marketing/Advertising, and Human Resources)
Business Career Competencies
Business competencies are skills that allow for success in the world of business. In the absence of these skills, small-business owners may find the task of establishing and maintaining their businesses more difficult than it otherwise would be. Though some of these competencies are simply innate, many of them can be developed or enhanced with a concerted effort.problem solving
- organizational comprehension
- financial understanding
- managment skills
- technical competencies
- relationship-building and collaboration
- background knowledge
- personal charachteristics
Confirm your interest in business, prepare academically and develop the necessary skills and experience:
- Think about activities and classes you can take
- Job shadow or volunteer with a an employer in an industry field that may interest you.
- Get legal experience and exposure through The Basement
- Participate in UCDC or the Academic Internship Program to gain transferrable skills
- Join a Business Fraternity on campus
- Develop communication and leadership skills through attending a meeting with Toastmaster's International on campus
You typically apply to business school about one year before you want to start the program. You will need to identify programs that match your interests and complete an application. Some steps take time so plan ahead!
Apply to Schools
Most graduate school applications occur in the late fall/early winter of the academic year before you want to start. You will need to identify programs that match your interests and complete an application. Some steps take time so plan ahead!
- Schools & Programs – Use the links below to identify programs with a curriculum, faculty, facilities and services which match your needs. Consider your likelihood of admission and cost.
- GradSchools.com and Petersons.com - search by degree level, field and location (US or Int’l)
- Search by Specialty:
- Attend our Graduate School Fair to learn about programs from school representatives
- Consider attending other recruitment events like Inside the MBA, MBA Tour and Top MBA
- Applications – Carefully prepare and submit
- Online applications to individual schools before the deadline
- The HAMPCAS application service for participating Health Administration schools
- Tests - Reqirements vary. Check with your program for which to take:
- Letters of Recommendation – Get to Know Writers and Collect Letters
- Application Essay – Write your Personal Statement and get a Critique
- Resume – Write your Resume and have it reviewed by a Career Advisor
- Interviews – Get prepared for Interviews if offered
- Financial Aid & Fellowships – Learn how to Pay For School
Going to college is an expensive event, but students that decide to go on to business school are facing even more financial costs. Paying for business school involves exploring student loans, savings, scholarships, and overall financial planning. Our tips and tools can help you navigate your way through paying for your MBA.
Career & Salary Information
Use these resources to help navigate your career search. Investigate different career possibilities and understand and clarify how your broad skills and intellect are some of the most sought-after.
Here are companies who recruit our students:
- Triage Consulting
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- Ernest and Young
- Hewlett Packard
- Price Water House Coopers
- Mitchell International
For additional help, come into the Career Services Center or schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor via Port Triton. Learn more about your Career Advisors and their specializations at the staff directory page.