Management Careers and Internships

Your bachelor's degree in management or business administration will prepare you to excel in a variety of careers. We'll help you get ready for success by providing networking and internship opportunities.

Management Careers

Our management graduates start their careers in a variety of firms such as Calamos Investments, McDonald's Corporation, Target and Hertz. The median starting salary for recent graduates is over $43,000.

Possible positions for those with an emphasis in human resource management include:

  • Staffing specialist
  • Compensation analyst
  • Trainer
  • Recruiter

Possible positions for those with an emphasis in leadership and management include:

  • Executive team leader
  • Manager in training
  • Sales strategist
  • Client service specialist

Business Administration Careers

With a bachelor's degree in business administration, you'll have access to a variety of career paths with companies and nonprofit organizations. Some possible industries include:

  • Mortgage and banking
  • Event planning
  • Small business management
  • Sales and entrepreneurship
  • Health care and insurance
  • Logistics and product distribution


An internship will help develop your professional skills and may even lead to a full-time position. You can find an internship by searching on Huskies Get Hired and attending internship fairs. We'll also email you information about internship opportunities. Be sure to join the Business Administration Student Organization to connect with alumni and learn job-searching skills.

Academic Credit

To get academic credit for your internship, you'll need to develop an internship proposal and complete biweekly internship status reports, as well as an internship portfolio. Contact us at to schedule an internship planning session.

Financial Support

If you're selected for an unpaid internship in the entrepreneurship or social entrepreneurship sector, you can receive financial support from the Department of Management.


You can also complete a micro-internship. These paid short-term projects take place over one to four weeks and require varying hours.

Contact Us

Department of Management
Barsema Hall
740 Garden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

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