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JOBS: 20 Job Opportunities for Business Degree Graduates.

With a business management Degree, one can find job opportunities in many both private industries and government institutions. However, it is important for you to have a fair idea of the career options available to you before pursuing a business management degree. Depending on your strengths and interests, you decide to study business management in a college or university without any regrets. This article focusses on some business management job opportunities available to graduates. But it must also be noted that business management graduates are not in any way limited to only these job opportunities after completion.  

Ideally, business management graduates have specialiazed skills and competency in administration, accounting, marketing and entrepreneurship. This program enhances student’s knowledge in principles, laws and ethics marketing and accounting options. It also equips students with a better understanding of strategic and operational frameworks with special knowledge needed in several industries. Business management graduates usually have what it takes to make smooth transitions into new and different careers in later occupational endeavours. An advanced knowledge in strategic management, leadership, problem solving and human resource and financial management puts theses graduates at a better managerial position in industries and organizational structures. Here some 20 career options for business management degree graduates.

1. Marketing manager

A marketing manager works with executives to develop a strategy for their company to drive more sales and sign customers. They often analyze data for industry trends in regards to the products or services their company supplies. A marketing manager may supervise a team of marketing coordinators and help to train and develop their team for future growth.

2. Human resource manager

Human resource managers are responsible for overseeing all aspects of employee hiring, firing, payroll, training and development and governance. They are often in charge of researching and recruiting employees, coordinating interviews and onboarding new hires. Human resource managers handle payroll, benefits and may be in charge of incentive programs if the company offers them.

3. Project manager

Project managers (PMs) organize, plan, direct and coordinate business projects and are responsible that all projects are completed according to deadline, budget and company goals. They are in charge of supervising teams, scheduling meetings, troubleshooting and measuring small goals and milestones according to the larger goal. The video below would be be very helpful in guiding you on how to transition into project management


4. Office manager

An office manager organizes business operations, procedures and overall maintenance. They prepare payroll and approve supply requests. An office manager might have an administrative team to which they assign duties and manage tasks. Office managers should be familiar with an office environment and how to manage other people.

5. Sales representative

Sales representatives contact new or existing customers and discuss products or services they may be interested in. They negotiate contracts and follow up with clients to ensure their satisfaction with the service. Sales representatives could also prospect potential clients. They sometimes act as customer service representatives and help clients with questions or issues with products. Sales representatives may work with individuals, businesses or other organizations.

6. Data analyst

Check out how you can become a data analyst in the video below


A data analyst takes market research or sales numbers and translates them into understandable information for organizations. The data is, then, used to develop strategic plans that help businesses make more informed decisions, including creating more detailed solutions for common customer issues. Data analysts use a variety of software and critical-thinking skills to find the information needed for projects.

7. Community manager

A community manager helps organizations build and grow their online presence. They analyze online usage using analytical tools that look at what current clients are saying about the company. Community managers help to develop a strategic plan for starting or increasing online community usage through social media.

8. Staff accountant

A staff accountant is responsible for maintaining financial reports, records, general ledgers, preparation and analysis of budgets and general bookkeeping. They may also prepare invoices and account reconciliation. Staff accountants develop and implement accounting procedures for the organization.

9. Client services manager

Client services managers are responsible for developing and implementing customer service procedures and training staff to follow the established guidelines. They keep in contact with current clients and talk to them about campaigns or projects they might be interested in. Client services managers help customers with questions and inquiries and resolve issues as needed.

10. Business consultant

A business consultant organizes and executes different administrative assignments for a client. They gather client and business information through research, interviews and other methods to find the strengths and weaknesses of the organization. Business consultants, then, discuss these findings with their clients and provide ideas and solutions to issues found during the assessment.

11. Account executive

Account executives are responsible for acquiring new clients and maintaining relationships through customer service. They build and maintain relationships by providing excellent customer service. The account executive is often the point of contact between the team and the client. They are often tasked with strategic planning to help their clients reach specific goals.

12. Business manager

A business manager is responsible for supervising and managing the business of a company, including assets, operations and employees. Tasks will vary by company size but the main goals of the business manager are to evaluate, troubleshoot and implement business strategies for optimum company productivity and efficiency. Check out some 11 habits of effective in the video below.


13. Logistics manager

A logistics manager organizes the storage of goods and their distribution. They coordinate the transportation of goods, management of stock and the general flow of goods. Logistics managers are also tasked with materials handling, customer service and schedules for warehouse employees. They may also ensure employees follow basic safety procedures.

14. Management analyst

Management analysts help organizations find ways to maximize efficiency through cost reductions and increased revenue. They help organizations create procedures and operating manuals and conduct organizational evaluations to help them design more efficient systems.

15. Development director

A development director works with an organization to create a strategic plan to raise funds for the company. The plan needs to be cost-effective and is usually time-sensitive. Their primary focus is to oversee fundraising efforts, including delegating tasks and duties to team members. Development directors often network and make connections with potential donors or sponsors.

16. Director of operations

A director of operations oversees and encourages the growth and profitability of an organization. Their duties may include staff management, department supervision or the production of goods. The director of operations helps with the daily activities of the company and sets strategic goals to help organizations remain in business.

17. Sales manager

A sales manager has the duty to lead and supervise sales team to achieve the sales target. The responsibilities of sales include but not limited to hiring and training sales team, evaluating and developing strategies that would promote sales. Sales managers also are responsible for planning and preparing budgets as well as creating sales plan and analysing sales data among other things.

18. Administrative supervisor

An administrative supervisor is primarily responsible for the direct supervision and coordination of the activities of administrative staff in order to achieve set targets. An administrative supervisor assign, review and evaluate works and duties of employees and identify problems and challenges confronting the business or organizational structure. These and many other special roles form part of the administrative roles of an administrative supervisor.  

19. Operations manager

The responsibilities of operations manager are very practical and compliance oriented. An operations manager has a duty of formulating strategies that will improve performance. An operations manager should be able to give mentoring and training to their subordinates and team members. Setting specific standards and working towards maintaining or improving those standards are some of the fundamental duties of an operations manager. 

20. Financial manager.

Below you continue, check out how you can manage risks as a financial manager.


as a financial manager, you are responsible for overseeing the overall financial strength of your organization. You have the responsibility to ensure that the short, medium and long-term financial goals of the organization are achieved. As a financial manager, you are responsible for preparing financial reports, analysing market trends for new opportunities and also assisting in investment decisions.  

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