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Florida Tech Student Business IncubatorThe Student Business Incubator assists students in creating their own businesses while earning an education at Florida Tech. It combines the experience of highly innovative engineering and science students with the knowledge of process driven business students.

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Florida Tech Women's Business CenterThe Florida Tech Women's Business Center was awarded the 2012 Women's Business Center of Excellence Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration, recognizing it for outstanding innovation and small business advocacy.

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Career Opportunities in Finance & Global Management

Graduates with a degree in business administration, global management and finance from Florida Tech will find a wide range of opportunities for a global management career. If you are interested in studying the relationship between business and globalization, have an interest in language, travel, different cultures and economic systems, you will be prepared to navigate the borderless world of 21st-century business.

Career Outlook

Whether you embark on your global management career immediately after graduation or wait to complete graduate school, a Florida Tech degree will prepare you well for opportunities in commerce, industry, government or international law.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, provides detailed information about hundreds of occupations, including, entry-level education, overall working environment and employment prospects.

According to the bureau, employment among managers in finance and international business will continue to grow as the economy grows, and as more and more companies expand their businesses abroad.

One of the most desirable global management careers is that occupied by management analyst. The Bureau estimates that employment for management analysts is expected to grow 22% between 2010 and 2020. Much of the growth will be from the sheer volume of international businesses as U.S. organizations expanding their businesses abroad need professionals with the skills necessary to help them formulate successful strategies for competing in the international arena.

Another profession available to those pursuing a global management career is that of financial analysts. These individuals provide guidance to businesses and government agencies making investment decisions. The ability to assess the performance of stocks, bonds and other types of investments in international commodities markets places such individuals in high demand.

Check the handbook on these careers and similar jobs.

Career Options

A global management career offers many options:

  • Economist
  • Interpreters and Translator
  • Diplomat
  • Management Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • International Law Attorney
  • Survey Researcher
  • Executive

Entry Level Salary Expectations

Entry-level salaries in finance are reported by PayScale.com to be $47,700 with the opportunity to grow to $85,400. Payscale.com is an online salary information company that helps people obtain accurate real-time information on job market compensation. While the site does not specifically report data for management analysts and global management, similar occupations can provide insight into the career opportunities you might find. With many industry variables, the country you might work in and the level of your education, further research can help you better see the financial potential of a global management career.

Accounting: $44,300 - $74,500
Business: $41,400 - $70,000
Economics: $48,500 - $94,900

Get Recruited Upon Graduation

Companies such as Harris Corp., Northrop Grumman, Rockwell, NASA Kennedy Space Center and Clear Channel Outdoor recruit business graduates. Florida Tech graduates are especially competitive in the market for leadership careers because of the experience and education gained while earning their degree. In addition to the core curriculum, each student has an opportunity to participate in a study abroad semester between the junior and senior years, and given the option of participating in an international business practicum in the semester after graduation.

A global management career offers the Florida Tech graduate a world of opportunities!