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Management Department

Careers in Management

Student graduating with a B.S. in Management pursue interesting and rewarding careers upon graduation that call upon the problem-solving, communication, relationship building, and prepared professional competencies they developed at NIU. With the skills and abilities that our students develop in the management major, they pursue careers where they manage people, information, and action.

Our graduates start their careers in a variety of companies and organizations. Recent graduates went to work for firms, such as Deloitte & Touche, Calamos Investments, Project Leadership Associates, McDonald's Corporation, Kohl's Department Stores, Target, Exel, Hertz, and Sears Holding Corp among many others. More information about firms hiring NIU graduates can be found at NIU's Career Servies website: www.niu.edu/CareerServices/.

Starting salaries for recent Management graduates ranged from $31,000 to $65,000, with a median salary of over $43,000.

Human Resource Management

Management majors with an emphasis in human resource management engage in careers involving the recruitment and selection of management talent, develop retention strategies, and train and manage people. Some sample job titles from some of our recent graduates include:

  • Staffing specialist
  • Survey and organizational development specialist
  • Compensation analyst
  • Trainer
  • Leadership development specialist
  • HR administrator
  • Employment relations manager
  • Recruiter

Leadership and Management

Management majors with an emphasis in leadership and management pursue careers that call upon their broad-based skills in managing action, information, and people in for-profit and non-profit organizations. Recent graduates with an emphasis in Leadership and Management have taken positions after graduation, such as:

  • Executive Team Leader
  • Manager in Training
  • Consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Sales Strategist
  • Client Service Specialist
  • Global Intelligence Analyst
  • Technology Coordinator