Business

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. 

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Student Involvement

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 undergrad@rady.ucsd.edu.

Student Organizations

Explore the Profession

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.

Prepare and Get Experience in the Field of Business

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

Get Experience

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

Apply to MBA Programs, Certificate Programs and Graduate Schools

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!

Pay for Business 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.

Employment in the Field of Business

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.

Salary Information

Here are companies who recruit our students:

  • KPMG
  • Triage Consulting
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Ernest and Young
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Deloitte
  • Price Water House Coopers
  • PNC
  • Comerica
  • Mitchell International
  • Visa

Additional Resources

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.