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1 Careers for GPC Business Majors GPC Online Business Club Debi Moon

2 Where is Your Future?  Thinking about what your future holds?

3 Time To Prepare? Only 55.3% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 were employed last year. That was the lowest level that we have seen since World War II.55.3%

4 Time To Prepare?  In the United States today, 317,000 waiters have college degrees; approximately 365,000 cashiers have college degrees and 24.5 percent of all retail salespeople have a college degree.317,000 waiters365,000 cashiers24.5 percent

5 Time To Prepare? Right now, there are 5.9 million Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 that are living with their parents.5.9 million

6 Time To Prepare? Once they get out into the “real world”, 70% of all college graduates wish that they had spent more time preparing for the “real world” while they were still in school.70% of all college graduates

7 GPC Bachelor of Science in Business Administration  Focuses on core business functions  Students study economics, accounting, business law and business information systems.  Curriculum emphasizes the application of information technology, teamwork, problem-solving and critical thinking for decision making.

8 What can you do with a degree in Business Administration?  Students that graduate with a degree in business administration are prepared for a variety of careers in business or industry, including banking, finance, manufacturing, government, product development, human resources, IT management and business analysis.

9 US News and World Report’s Top Five Business Careers for 2014

10 Market Research Analyst  Market research analysts study our habits as consumers and use those observations to counsel companies on how to package, brand and sell products. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an impressive 31.6 percent employment increase for this occupation between 2014 and 2022.

11 Operations Research Analyst  Like a market research analyst, the No. 2 Business Job is also an advisory position – one that involves helping businesses and organizations operate more efficiently. The BLS projects employment growth of nearly 27 percent for operations research analysts by the year 2022.

12 Accountants  Were you the kid who always made straight A’s in math? A career full of audits, taxes and accounts receivable might await you. The Labor Department predicts more than 166,000 new openings will be created in this field from now to 2022.

13 Business Manager  Whether you think of your business operations manager as the GM, the big cheese or the boss lady, he or she is charged with making tactical and strategic decisions necessary to run a department. The best have top-notch communication skills, a knack for time management and the ability to make critical decisions smartly and quickly.

14 Marketing Manager  Sending the right message about a product can take the item from a shelf- warmer to a must-have sensation rapidly. That’s what effective marketing managers do – highlight what’s fresh and relevant about a commodity to entice consumers. Our No. 5 Business Job ranks so well in part due to its high median salary: $119,480 in 2012.

15 Where can I find out more?  Go to the GPC Online Business Club’s CAREER PAGE!

16 businessclub/content/caree r-information YOUR CAREER PAGE!!

17 Check out Your Path to Associate of Science In Business  Courses necessary for your first two years work majoring in business administration at du/programs/AS- Business- Administration du/programs/AS- Business- Administration  Georgia Perimeter College  A Unit of the University System of Georgia  Associate of Science Degree  Business Administration (AS) BADM  AREA A: Essential Skills (Require C or better)  Required courses:  ENGL 1101* ____  ENGL 1102* ____  Choose one:  MATH 1001 (a) ____  MATH 1111 (a) ____  MATH 1113*(b) ____  MATH ____  AREA B: Institutional Foundations  Required course:  COMM 1201* ____  Choose 1-3 hours from the following:  PRSP ____  RSCH ____  Foreign Language 1002* or higher (c) ____  AREA C: Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Languages..6

18 After GPC, Transfer to Complete Bachelor Degree  Transfer to a four year college of your choice to obtain your specialization in business

19 At your four year college, your Business major can then focus on :  Accounting  Actuarial Science  Entrepreneurship  Computer Information Systems  Finance  Economics  Human Resource Management  Insurance  Real Estate  Marketing and others

20 ACCOUNTING Albany State UniversityBachelor of Science with a Major in Accounting Augusta State UniversityBachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Accounting Clayton State UniversityBachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Accounting Dalton State CollegeBachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Accounting Fort Valley State UniversityBachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Accounting Georgia College & State UniversityBachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Accounting Georgia Southern UniversityBachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Accounting Georgia Southwestern State UniversityBachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Accounting Georgia State UniversityBachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Accounting University System of Georgia Bachelor Degrees In Business by Concentration

21 What is on your new GPC Career Information website?  Career Overviews  Transfer college information  Salary information  Occupational outlook handbook  Hottest careers

22 On your Online Business Club Career Webpage- Sample Career Overviews

23 Accounting The objective of Accounting is to provide useful information for decision making. Accountants measure, interpret, and communicate information about organizations. They regularly work with and are a part of top management. People who get advice from accountants and who use their work include investors, creditors, company owners and managers, as well as the government.

24 Accountant’s Paths  Accounting majors have a wide range of job options open to them. Many go into public accounting - where accounting firms provide independent auditing, tax accounting, and consulting services to businesses and other clients. This is the traditional path for becoming a CPA - Certified Public Accountant.  Others choose positions in specific companies - becoming managerial, tax, or financial accountants or internal auditors. Still others enter the specialized field of not-for-profit accounting.

25 Finance  Finance has evolved into an analytical discipline dealing with the acquisition and disbursement of funds.

26 Finance Paths  The Finance major prepares students for careers as bankers, stockbrokers, financial analysts, portfolio managers, financial consultants, investment bankers, and personal financial planners. It also prepares them for graduate study in business or law.

27 Computer Information Systems  Computer information systems (CIS) provides a sound foundation in information technology (IT) principles and practice. The emphasis is on applications of information technology rather than the computer itself. Students earning a BBA in information systems understand web and application development in the context of the business environment. Graduates have capabilities in systems analysis and design, database management, and IT project management.

28 CIS Paths  Students completing the BBA in CIS may choose to pursue careers in the design, implementation, and management of IT projects.  Example job titles include application developer, application support, business analyst, business intelligence manager, client services analyst, database administrator, database analyst, information resource manager, IT consultant, programmer/analyst, project manager, quality assurance analyst, systems analyst, user support analyst, web developer, web page designer, and webmaster.

29 Management  Management is the process of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling activities in an organization which will result in the achievement of a common goal. Managers make decisions and direct resources so that organizational goals and objectives are obtained.

30 Management Paths  Allows for specialization in the areas of human resource management and development, operations management, international management, and entrepreneurship  Some universities have individual majors in these above fields as well

31 On your Online Business Club Career Webpage- Career Videos

32 Go to Career One Stop  Go to  Click Videos on right  Click on Career and Cluster Videos  Over 1000 career videos

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35 On your Online Business Club Career Webpage- Salary Information

36 Did You Know?  A 2012 report by the Business School at Georgia Tech reveals that the average starting salary for business majors nationwide is $45,200.

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41 On your Online Business Club Career Webpage- Occupational Outlook Handbook

42 Occupational Outlook Handbook  Go to  Find salary, education, career information for 1000 career options

43 Benefits matter!  Benefits account for 25-30% of your total pay package so research what your potential employer offers!  Healthcare plan  Vacation Time  Pay Raise  Performance Bonus  Retirement Plan

44 On your Online Business Club Career Webpage- Interview Success Tips

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46 Click into videos that will help you land the job!  Ohio State School of Business bKO-798 Ohio State School of Business bKO-798  What to wear to an Interview UOzhE&feature=related UOzhE&feature=related  Top 36 interview Questions and Answers  5hg4QDE&feature=related 5hg4QDE&feature=related


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