Business Administration

What Can I Do With This Discipline/Major?

For helpful resources on your career opportunities, explore the “What Can I Do with This Major” guides for business studieseconomicsfinance,  human resource managementlogistics/supply chainmanagement and  marketing.

Some common career titles for this major include:

  • Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
  • Budget Analyst, Claims Adjusters,
  • Appraisers
  • Examiners
  • Investigators
  • Cost Estimators
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Examiners
  • Human Resources Specialists
  • Insurance Underwriters, Loan Officers
  • Logisticians
  • Management Analysts
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Meeting Convention and Event Planners
  • Personal Financial Advisors
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Buyers and Purchasing Agents
  • Tax Examiners
  • Collectors
  • Revenue Agents

For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES


Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources. For more information, email  , business administration department internship coordinator.

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.

Sample Resumes and Interview Questions

For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample Business Administration Resume (PDF) in addition to our Sample Resume Database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the interview skills section of the Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Common industry related questions
  • How can you contribute to this company? What was your biggest influence?
  • Describe a time you were able to draw conclusions to achieve a new idea from two seemingly unrelated things.
  • How does business contribute to economic development?
  • Why is time an important resource, though it is freely available?
  • What is the difference between a manager and a leader?
  • How do you reach a decision if you don’t have all the facts?
  • If you were interviewing someone for a business administrator position, for what traits would you look?
  • What salary are you seeking?


Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS