Management Career Options

Guide to Internships and Full-time Employment

Mike Ilitch School of Business

Office of Career Planning & Placement

What is Management?

Those with careers in management make decisions and direct resources within business functions that may include strategy, operations, recruiting, training and development, dispute resolution, and other human resource issues. Careers in management stretch across many industries, nonprofits, government agencies, and more.

Courses within the management major provide a solid background in many subjects, including:

  • Managing organizational change
  • Managing talent and human capital
  • Solving workplace problems creatively
  • Building and empowering effective teams
  • Organizations and their external environments
  • Communicating effectively in a diverse work environment
  • Managing organizations as integrated units under uncertain conditions

For more information on the management program at the Mike Ilitch School of Business:

Traditional Career Titles

Entry-Level Management Titles

Top Industries

  • Sales Manager
  • Bank Manager
  • General and Operations Manager
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Public Administrator
  • HR Administrator
  • Account Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Sales Representative
  • Human Resource Coordinator/ Generalist
  • Project Coordinator
  • Property/Real Estate Manager
  • Personnel Manager
  • Social Media Manager
  • Healthcare
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Manufacturing
  • Federal and State Government
  • Restaurant Management
  • Education
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Non-profit


What Can I Do With this Major?



General Management

  • Leadership Development Programs
  • Entry-Level Management Rotational Programs
  • Retail
  • Self-Employed
  • Service Providers
  • Hotels and Restaurants
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Healthcare Organizations
  • Manufacturing Companies
  • Banks And Financial Institutions
  • Local, State, and Federal Government


  • Lending
  • Credit Analysis
  • Mortgage Loans
  • Branch Management
  • Retail/Consumer Banking
  • Banks
  • Credit Unions
  • Financial Services Companies
  • Savings and Loan Associations

Human Resource Management

  • Safety
  • Benefits
  • Compensation
  • Labor Relations
  • Recruiting/Staffing
  • Training & Development
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Labor Unions
  • Service Industry
  • Large Corporations
  • Executive Search Firms
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Temporary or Staffing Agencies
  • Local, State, and Federal Government
  • Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations

Operations Management

  • Franchise Owner/Operator
  • Business Operations Specialist
  • Manufacturers
  • Industrial Organizations
  • Retail and Service Organizations
  • Local, State, and Federal Government

Real Estate

  • Appraisals
  • Residential Brokerage
  • Property Management
  • Banks
  • Complexes
  • Appraisal Firms
  • Real Estate Brokers
  • Apartment and Condominium

Management or Leadership Programs (MDP/LDP)

Many Leadership Development Programs (LDP) aim to develop high-level managers with significant experience within a single function. MDP/LDP programs can be found in multiple industries. Most of the development programs are rotational in nature, lasting from one to three years, and can encompass several rotations of varying lengths. The rotations are designed to provide exposure to different functional and/or business units within the firm and to provide opportunities to build your transferable and functional skills. MDP/LDP is a concentrated effort to develop the talent needed to continue to meet the leadership demands of the organization.

Fall and Winter Business Career Fair

  • Internships occur during the fall, winter, and summer months
  • Full-time recruiting occurs during the first three months of the fall and winter semester
  • Check Handshake for details

Internships and Full-Time Employment

  • Annual career fairs held in October and March for all business students and alumni to meet with employers in various functions for internships/co-op positions and full-time employment
  • Check Handshake for details

Quick Prep Tips for Management Students

  • Apply for jobs, register for Career, Planning and Placement events, research employers on Handshake
  • Attend Industry Days, Company Presentations, Career Fair Prep and Mock Interviews
  • Attend Ilitch Business career fairs as well as other local career events
  • Submit resume for review and approval on Handshake or schedule an appointment with a Career, Planning and Placement advisor
  • Prepare for upcoming interviews. How?
    • Meet with a Career, Planning and Placement advisor for one-on-one guidance
    • Schedule for Monday Mock Interviews, check Handshake for details
  • Know your options! Research companies in various business functions
  • Purchase business professional attire. Need help? Check out the Mary Ann Goldsberry Professional Dress Closet located in Career, Planning and Placement, Suite 299.

Warriors Get Involved

Consider joining one or more of the following student organizations:

More information on Ilitch Business student organizations can be found at

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