Doermer School of Business

Careers in Business

The general employment outlook for persons holding business degrees is very good. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that services, including business services, will be the fastest growing job sector in the economy. Marketing, management, and accounting are expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations. The Bureau of Labor has a great deal of information about various careers, including business, on America's CareerInfoNet Web site they support.

Regardless of which major you choose, your Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) education will prepare you for a lifetime of learning and for many alternative career opportunities. PFW business graduates are leaders in the northeastern Indiana business and professional communities.

  • Department of Accounting and Finance
    The accounting program prepares students for careers such as corporate accountant, certified public accountant, professional tax advisor, internal revenue agent, not-for-profit financial officer, and internal auditor.

    Careers in finance are generally in four fields: corporate financial management; financial institutions or intermediaries (e.g. banks); securities markets (e.g. brokers and financial advisors); and financial managers in government and not-for-profit organizations.

  • Department of Economics
    The study of economics prepares students for various careers in business and government. It also provides an excellent basis for graduate studies in business administration, economics, finance, and law. Recent PFW economics alumni work as financial services consultants, credit analysts, bank managers, and bank examiners.

  • The Department of Marketing and Management
    A marketing major may pursue a general marketing career or a career in a specialized area of marketing. Exciting job opportunities may be found as an advertising account executive, sales manager, purchasing agent, or in retailing, marketing research, e-commerce, or marketing planning for a variety of organizations.

    Exciting careers in management abound; all organizations, public and private, require managers. Professional managers are among the most sought after professionals in the marketplace.