Business, Finance, Consulting & Data

Business, Finance, Consulting & Data

This career path includes three main areas: finance, business management, marketing and sales, and analytics.

  • Financial careers are focused on planning, services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management.
  • Business management careers are focused on planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations.
  • Marketing and sales careers are focused on planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives.
  • Analytics careers are focused on collecting, analyzing, and interpreting complex data.

While many majors and minors can prepare you for this career path, we find that students studying certain subjects have a natural connection. Common majors and minors related to career in this area include:

  • Business Administration (all concentrations), English, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, History, Psychology, Sociology, Digital Media, Philosophy, Math, Political Science

Use the Job Trends tool below to explore the tasks and skills connected to specific types of jobs related to this career path.

Career definition is adapted from the National Career Clusters® Framework.

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