What is a degree in General Business?

A degree in general business provides the skills that can transfer into a wide variety of careers in business.  Hiring in business is primarily focused on new college graduates for longer term talent development as organizational leaders.  Skill sets include application of knowledge to solve business problems, decision-making, quantitative analysis, communication and strategic management

Why study at UNT Dallas?

This program is very friendly to transfer students from a wide variety of backgrounds.  Reverse transfer of credit is possible, dependent upon previous institution.  Students are encouraged to leverage skills achieved in their associate’s degree program to pursue job with growth opportunities.

How likely am I to get a job after graduation?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of business professionals will be strong in the coming years. Job growth projections vary from industry to industry.

What are my career options?

  • Business operations manager
  • Insurance and real estate
  • General manager
  • Retail manager
  • Management consulting
  • State and local government
  • Compliance manager
  • Sales
  • Entrepreneur
  • Small business owner
  • Business analyst
  • Office manager
  • Administrative assistant

What kinds of companies or industries are hiring?

  • Software Companies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Self-Employment
  • School Districts/Universities
  • Hotel and Restaurant Industry
  • Real Estate Brokers/Agencies
  • Local, State, & Federal Government
  • Retail Industry
  • Financial Institutions
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Healthcare Industry
  • Insurance Companies

Who can I contact for more information?

Dr. Daniel Friesen, Assistant Dean, 972-338-1805

daniel.friesen@untdallas.edu

Success Strategies

  • Prepare to start in entry-level management trainee positions. Demonstrate initiative and leadership to get promoted.
  • Gain experience through internships or summer and part-time jobs.
  • Get involved in student organizations and assume leadership roles.
  • Demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit, a strong work ethic, integrity, and a sense of independence.
  • Take courses in a secondary specialty such as marketing or information systems to increase job opportunities.
  • Consider earning an MBA or other related graduate degree after gaining work experience to reach the highest levels of business management.
  • Learn to communicate effectively with a wide range of people. Take additional courses in interpersonal communication and public speaking.
  • Some positions in sales, such as pharmaceuticals, require at least one to two years of a proven record in outside sales. Be prepared to start in a different industry before getting a job in pharmaceuticals.
  • Take courses in the social sciences such as psychology and sociology.
  • Learn about various fields of business through research on internet sites and books, informational interviews of professionals, and exposure to work environments through shadowing, volunteering, or interning.
  • Learn to work well in a team environment.

Online Resources

ThinkJobs.com- http://www.thinkjobs.com/think.nsf/MainHome?Openform
Robert Half International Staffing: Finance and Accounting Jobs- http://www.roberthalffinance.com/Home
Career Bank- http://www.careerbank.com/
NationJob- http://www.nationjob.com/financial
Review.com...a division of Princeton Review- http://www.review.com/index.cfm
Bilingual career resources- http://www.saludos.com/cguide/bguide.html#finplanners
Career Magazine- http://www.careermag.com/
Business Job Finder- http://www.careers-in-business.com/
OneWire- https://www.onewire.com/
PlanetRecruit.com: The International Channel- http://www.planetrecruit.com/channel/int
Monster.com work abroad- http://international.monster.com/workabroad
Escape Artist: overseas jobs index- http://www.escapeartist.com/jobs/overseas1.htm
CareerMosaic: International Gateway - http://www.careermosaic.com/
Overseas.com- http://www.overseasjobs.com/

Professional Associations

American Marketing Association: http://www.ama.org/
Sales & Marketing Professional Association: http://www.smei.org/
The National Organization for Diversity in Sales and Marketing: http://www.minoritymarketshare.com/
National Black MBA Association: http://www.nbmbaa.org/home.aspx
National Society of Hispanic MBAs: http://www.nshmba.org/
American Management Association: http://www.amanet.org/

Note: The professional association(s) you join should be determined by the area of business in which you plan to have a career in. In addition to the above list, which includes organizations from business majors not currently offered at UNT Dallas, see Major Handouts for Accounting, Finance, and Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management for other online career resources and professional associations.

What students are saying

"UNT Dallas is an awesome school. It’s a place helping me bridge the gap between my career goals and the college degree I need to get there."

Everardo, Class of 2019

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