The general employment outlook for persons holding business degrees is very good. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that services, including business services, will be the fastest growing job sector in the economy. Marketing, management, and accounting are expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. The Bureau of Labor has a great deal of information about various careers, including business, on America's CareerInfoNet Web site they support.
Regardless of which major you choose, your Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) education will prepare you for a lifetime of learning and for many alternative career opportunities. IPFW business graduates are leaders in the northeastern Indiana business and professional communities.
The accounting program prepares students for careers such as corporate accountant, certified public accountant, professional tax advisor, internal revenue agent, not-for-profit financial officer, and internal auditor. For more information about accounting careers visit the Accounting and Finance Department Web site.
The study of economics prepares students for various careers in business and government. It also provides an excellent basis for graduate studies in business administration, economics, finance, and law. Recent IPFW economics alumni work as financial services consultants, credit analysts, bank managers, and bank examiners. For more information about economics careers visit the Economics Department Web site.
Careers in finance are generally in four fields: corporate financial management; financial institutions or intermediaries (e.g. banks); securities markets (e.g. brokers and financial advisors); and financial managers in government and not-for-profit organizations. For more information about careers in finance, visit the Accounting and Finance Department Web site.
Exciting careers in management abound; all organizations, public and private, require managers. Professional managers are among the most sought after professionals in the marketplace. For more information about management careers visit the Marketing and Management Department Web site.
A marketing major may pursue a general marketing career or a career in a specialized area of marketing. Exciting job opportunities may be found as an advertising account executive, sales manager, purchasing agent, or in retailing, marketing research, e-commerce, or marketing planning for a variety of organizations. For more information about marketing careers, visit the Marketing and Management Department Web site.