Careers & Opportunities
Careers in Management
A Business Administration degree with a Management concentration prepares the graduate for entry level professional positions ultimately leading to satisfying careers in Management. Graduates have a strong functional management perspective with the skills to work effectively as a managing professional. Also, the degree develops excellent computer skills.
Upon graduation, the Management major will find satisfying and challenging careers in management, including employment, supervising, leading, and developing. Career paths lead from entry-level management positions up to senior management positions. Our undergraduate program is known throughout Southern California and beyond for the high quality of our graduates who are employed in significant management positions.
Careers in Human Resource Management
A Business Administration degree with a Human Resource Management concentration prepares the graduate for entry level professional positions ultimately leading to satisfying careers in HRM. Graduates have a strong functional HRM perspective with the behavioral and technological skills to work effectively as HR professionals.
Upon graduation, the HRM major will find satisfying and challenging careers in HRM, including employment, compensation, recruiting, or training and development. Career paths lead from technical or specialist HR jobs to positions in senior HR management, such as Manager of Compensation, VP of Labor Relations, or Director of Human Resources. As one of the very few universities in Southern California offering HRM degrees, our undergraduate program is known for the high quality of our graduates who are employed in significant HR positions, at companies including Target, Fluor, McDonnell Douglas, Mitsubishi, PacifiCare, Memorial Medical Center of Long Beach, Unisys, Sony, Allergan, Orange County Transit Authority, Qualex, and Arrowhead Products. In turn, these companies provide outstanding, experienced executives as Adjunct Faculty. An outstanding student chapter of PIHRA, an association of Human Resource professionals, provides our students with scholarships, internships, opportunities for leadership roles, and contact with HRM professionals. An Advisory Board of senior HRM executives provides advice and support to our program.
Careers in Operations and Supply Chain Management
Our graduates will be well positioned for the following employment areas and positions:
- Operations and Supply Chain Management
Sample job titles: Business Process Specialist/Planner, Production Manager, Quality Assurance, Performance Analyst, Service Manager, Master Scheduler, Lean Specialist, Project Manager, Operations Manager/Director, and Supply Chain Manager/Director
- Operations Research Analysis and Business Consulting
Sample job titles: Management Analyst, Supply Chain Analyst, Decision Support Manager, and Management Consultant.
- Logistics Management
Sample job titles: Strategic Sourcing/Purchasing Manager, Fleet Manager, Transportation Manager, Logistics Director, Supply Chain Manager, Customer Account Manager, and Warehouse Manager.