General Business

General Business

What Can I Do With This Major?

Each of the IU South Bend Leighton School of Business alumni listed below have a degree in General Business.  Each are at different points in their career—some are just starting out, some have years of experience.

While everyone’s career path is unique, you can learn more about how your career might look after you graduate with a general business degree by reviewing these Leighton School alumni’s Linkedin profiles:

Network on Linkedin with IU South Bend Leighton School graduates.

Join the IU South Bend Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics LinkedIn group.

How to list this degree on your resume

Bachelor of Science in Business: General Business

Bachelor Degree Requirements:

Examples of Jobs in This Field

Below are only a few examples of jobs you can get with a general business degree.  You can learn more about other jobs here.

If you have a specific job in mind, you can learn more about it here

Examples of Detailed Job Descriptions

In addition to earning a degree, you’ll also need experience.

Many employers will consider class projects, internships, part-time jobs, and volunteer positions you held while attending college as relevant experience.

Early in your college career, study job descriptions to determine what experiences you will need on your resume to qualify for the job you desire after graduation. You’ll have more time to acquire these experiences before you graduate and begin applying for positions in the field. The Leighton Career Planning Office can help.

Below are some examples of job descriptions. Some of the duties may be unfamiliar to you now.  Do not worry, you’ll understand more as you take classes and progress in the major.

  • Inside Sales Manager
    • Develop, manage and finalize professional quotes, acting as liaison between vendors and customers
    • Coordinate and direct activities of telemarketing staff
    • Support the national sales manager by providing technical support between cross-functional groups such as engineering, service and sales, customers, and then following-up with prospects
    • Research, evaluate, and update data on open opportunities and potential leads
    • Improve and maintained support contract database by preparing and communicating support proposals (new and renewal) and following-up for closure
    • Qualifications: bachelor degree, one year of experience, ability to work under deadlines, excellent supervisory and people skills
  • Real Estate Appraiser
    • Measure and sketch housing floor plans, document conditions, and give opinions on overall worth of the property
    • Appraised properties ranging from $100k - $950k
    • Make appointments with real estate owners and bank owned property for appraising visits. Provide information to real estate owners about the appraising process
    • Assist in the report by finding comparable properties, property specifications/documentations, and photographs of the subject property and comparables
    • Qualifications: Bachelor degree, completion of a trainee/apprentice appraiser program and been designated a licensed residential appraiser, two years of experience, ability to read and interpret maps, blueprints, and legal descriptions.  Preferred qualifications: Computer literacy involving mainframe and microcomputer systems
  • Corporate Event Planner
    • Negotiate agreements and orchestrate logistics for the events as well as developing budget proposals and auditing supplier bills
    • Work with event sponsors to create agendas, and ready speakers for presentations
    • Organize monthly author speakers series and coordinate travel arrangements for speakers/authors
    • On-site coordinator/point person at internal and external events
    • Coordinate the activities of venue staff to arrange the facility to meet the needs of the event
    • Qualifications: bachelor degree, two years event planning experience, advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, strong interpersonal skills.  Preferred: four years of experience

Source: http://www.jobhero.com/

Student Organizations

Learn more about Leighton School student clubs and organizations.

Professional Organizations

Listings in this section are not meant to be endorsements of the organizations by the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics.  Listings are meant for informational purposes only.

There may be additional professional organizations on the international, national, state and local levels.  Do an internet search to find more opportunities. 

Professional Development Opportunities 

There may be additional professional development opportunities on the international, national, state and local levels.  Do an internet search to discover more options.

Job and Internship Boards

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