Where Do I Go From Here?

Upon completing college, many students wonder what direction to take next.  No need to worry, graduates from the Department of Management and Marketing  are in high demand and will reap the benefits of high placement rates with competitive salaries once entering the workforce.  Still not convinced?  Check out some possible careers for graduates from the Department of Management and Marketing.

Our alumni have shared their many positive FHSU experiences for students just like you! Visit our Alumni Profiles page to check them out!

 Business Teacher Licensure

  • Computer Teacher
  • Marketing Teacher
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Coach
  • DECA, FBLA, BPA Adviser

Corporate Communication

  • Communications Specialist
  • Chief Communications Officer
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Media Relations Specialist
  • Public Relations Specialist

Training and Development

  • Training Manager
  • Business Development Director
  • Compliance Director
  • Director of Training and Development
  • Learning and Development Director


  • Logistics Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Independent Business Owner
  • CEO or Vice President
  • Operations Manager

Human Resource Management

  • Recruiters
  • Training and Development Managers
  • Human Resource Generalist
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Compensation and Benefits Specialist


  • Product Management
  • Brand Management
  • Advertising Executive
  • Sales Manager
  • Marketing Research Consultant

Tourism and Hospitality Management

  • Cruise Director
  • Casino Manager
  • Event Planner
  • Restaurant Owner
  • Meeting and Convention Management

Are you thinking about a business degree, but still not sure which career field is right for you?  For more information about potential careers, visit the Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center Web site or contact the Department of Management and Marketing to speak with a faculty advisor.


Check out these helpful career sites:

Career Builder
FHSU Career Services
O*NET Online

Joseph Galante
Business Development Team Leader
Silicon Valley, CA

A track and field scholarship brought me to Fort Hays State University from Arizona, where I grew up. I was interested in understanding how the decision-making process worked within the business world and found the Management and Marketing department had some of the smartest tenured professors. The classroom sizes at Fort Hays State University were small enough to encourage much discussion, but big enough to provide a variety of perspectives. These classes also emphasized excellence in presentation skills and public speaking, which have become a central part of my career. I graduated in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Management and Marketing. I now work on the business development team at a technology startup in Silicon Valley called Square. We are responsible for finding companies we want to partner with and negotiating deals with them. This job requires many of the foundational skills I received as a business student at Fort Hays State University.

Josh Kingsley

Because I grew up in Hays, Fort Hays State University was a natural choice. I was immediately drawn into the opportunities and extracurricular activities on campus. The classes at FHSU were small with core classes of fewer than twenty. This provided an opportunity for individualized attention from my professors and the ability to participate easily in class. Semester-long marketing research projects at FHSU were particularly beneficial because of the hands-on case studies working with real companies. After receiving my Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management in 2004, I earned my MBA in 2006. I have used the skills learned from these projects in all of the positions I have held. My experience, both educational and social, exceeded my expectations. My positions have provided my adventurous nature an opportunity to travel and see the country. One thing is clear: FHSU was crucial in my success.