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Numbers

Analyze data, work with money, and solve problems using math.

Which kind of numbers interest you?

Datasets

Look at data and patterns. Make predictions. Use software and systems.

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Assess the risks and financial consequences that businesses and people face.

Related career paths: Actuarial Science

Learn more about actuarial science

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Analyze the risks that businesses and people face. Turn your analysis into plans that companies can use.

Related career paths: Corporate Risk Management, Brokerage and Risk Consulting, Insurance

Learn more about risk management & insurance

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Develop strategies that connect people with brands and products. Learn how research and creativity lead to marketing campaigns.

Related career paths: Market Research, Marketing Management
Learn more about marketing

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Manage how products and services are developed and delivered to consumers.

Related career paths: Data Analytics, Procurement and Sourcing, Logistics, Planning

Learn more about supply chain management

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Understand the processes and products that drive today’s tech companies.

Related career paths: Planning
Learn more about operations and technology management

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Learn how data and technology impact a business’ internal functions.

Related career paths: Database Analysis

Learn more about information systems

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Hone the ability to spot problems, develop solutions, and communicate how businesses can improve.

Related career paths: Consulting

Learn more about consulting

Money

Use math to analyze business models, transactions, and the economy.

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Analyze, report, and provide guidance on how companies and individuals handle their finances.

Related career paths: Corporate Accounting, Public Accounting

Learn more about accounting

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Manage financial resources for people and companies. Work in banking, corporate finance, investing, wealth management, or financial planning.

Related career paths: Commercial and Consumer Banking, Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, Investments and Global Market, Wealth Management and Financial Planning

Learn more about finance

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Build up the urban environment by developing, managing, and investing in properties.

Related career paths: Commercial Real Estate Financing and Valuation, Real Estate Private Equity Investment, Corporate Real Estate

Learn more about real estate

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People

Understand what motivates people, develop others, and build relationships.

How would you like to work with people?

Influence and Advise

Understand what motivates people and their decision making. Collaborate with others to accomplish business goals.

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Develop strategies that connect people with brands and products. Learn how research and creativity lead to marketing campaigns.

Related career paths: Advertising, Marketing Management, Sales, Lead Generation and Content Strategy

Learn more about marketing

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Hone the ability to spot problems, develop solutions, and communicate how businesses can improve.

Related career paths: Consulting

Learn more about consulting

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Build up the urban environment by developing, managing, and investing in properties.

Related career paths: Commercial Real Estate Financing and Valuation, Development and Construction, Asset and Portfolio Management and Brokerage

Learn more about real estate

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Manage financial resources for people and companies. Work in banking, corporate finance, investing, wealth management, or financial planning.

Related career paths: Commercial and Consumer Banking, Investment Banking, Investments and Global Markets, Wealth Management and Financial Planning

Learn more about finance

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Create strategies to attract, motivate, develop, and retain employees. Learn to build businesses as an entrepreneur.

Related career paths: Management, Entrepreneurship

Learn more about management and human resources

Develop and Train

Provide opportunities for others to grow within their careers and develop their skills.

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Create strategies to attract, motivate, develop, and retain employees. Learn to build businesses as an entrepreneur.

Related career paths: Employee Development, HR Generalist, HR Information Systems, Management

Learn more about management and human resources

Recruit and Retain

Identify talent. Design tactics that motivate and support people to stay within an organization.

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Create strategies to attract, motivate, develop, and retain employees. Learn to build businesses as an entrepreneur.

Related career paths: Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, HR Generalist, HR Information Systems, Management

Learn more about management and human resources

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Strategy

Look at the big picture, predict issues, and optimize processes.

Which of these strategies energize you most?

Predict Future Issues

Help businesses by anticipating future challenges.

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Assess the risks and financial consequences that businesses and people face.

Related career paths: Actuarial Science

Learn more about actuarial science

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Analyze the risks that businesses and people face. Turn your analysis into plans that companies can use.

Related career paths: Corporate Risk Management, Brokerage and Risk Consulting, Insurance

Learn more about risk management & insurance

delivery truck
Manage how products and services are developed and delivered to consumers.

Related career paths: Data Analytics, Procurement and Sourcing, Logistics, Planning

Learn more about supply chain management

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Understand the processes and products that drive today’s tech companies.

Related career paths: Planning, Project Management

Learn more about operations and technology management

Create Better Processes

Develop improvements to streamline the ways businesses work.

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Understand the processes and products that drive today’s tech companies.

Related career paths: Process Analysis and Improvement, Planning, Project Management

Learn more about operations and technology management

delivery truck
Manage how products and services are developed and delivered to consumers.

Related career paths: Procurement and Sourcing, Logistics, Planning

Learn more about supply chain management

computer
Learn how data and technology impact a business’ internal functions.

Related career paths: Business Analysis, Project Management, Systems Analysis and Design

Learn more about information systems

people connected by a line
Hone the ability to spot problems, develop solutions, and communicate how businesses can improve.

Related career paths: Consulting

Learn more about consulting

Use Technology

Make tech innovations to drive businesses forward.

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Learn how data and technology impact a business’ internal functions.

Related career paths: Programming, Product Management, Project Management, Systems Analysis and Design, Database Analysis

Learn more about information systems

two arrows forming a circle
Understand the processes and products that drive today’s tech companies.

Related career paths: Process Analysis and Improvement, Planning, Project Management

Learn more about operations and technology management

delivery truck
Manage how products and services are developed and delivered to consumers.

Related career paths: Procurement and Sourcing, Logistics, Planning, Data Analytics

Learn more about supply chain management

document with a checkmark
Analyze the risks that businesses and people face. Turn your analysis into plans that companies can use.

Related career paths: Brokerage and Risk Consulting

Learn more about risk management & insurance

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Manage financial resources for people and companies. Work in banking, corporate finance, investing, wealth management, or financial planning.

Related career paths: Investments and Global Markets

Learn more about finance

people connected by a line
Hone the ability to spot problems, develop solutions, and communicate how businesses can improve.

Related career paths: Consulting

Learn more about consulting

Develop Business and Products

Create new products, services, and relationships.

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Develop strategies that connect people with brands and products. Learn how research and creativity lead to marketing campaigns.

Related career paths: Advertising, Marketing Management, Sales, Lead Generation and Content Strategy

Learn more about marketing

three people talking
Create strategies to attract, motivate, develop, and retain employees. Learn to build businesses as an entrepreneur.

Related career paths: Entrepreneurship

Learn more about management and human resources

computer
Learn how data and technology impact a business’ internal functions.

Related career paths: Product Management

Learn more about information systems

buildings with a map pin
Build up the urban environment by developing, managing, and investing in properties.

Related career paths: Development and Construction, Asset and Portfolio Management and Brokerage, Corporate Real Estate

Learn more about real estate

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Manage financial resources for people and companies. Work in banking, corporate finance, investing, wealth management, or financial planning.

Related career paths: Investment Banking, Investments and Global Markets

Learn more about finance

Manage People

Maximize the potential of an organization’s employees.

three people talking
Create strategies to attract, motivate, develop, and retain employees. Learn to build businesses as an entrepreneur.

Related career paths: Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Employee Development, HR Information Systems, HR Generalist, Management

Learn more about management and human resources

people connected by a line
Hone the ability to spot problems, develop solutions, and communicate how businesses can improve.

Related career paths: Consulting

Learn more about consulting

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Innovation

Be creative, come up with new ideas, develop solutions.

Which form of innovation motivates you?

Create New Things

Develop new products, processes, and technology.

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Create strategies to attract, motivate, develop, and retain employees. Learn to build businesses as an entrepreneur.

Related career paths: Entrepreneurship

Learn more about management and human resources

computer
Learn how data and technology impact a business’ internal functions.

Related career paths: Programming, Product Management, Systems Analysis and Design

Learn more about information systems

buildings with a map pin
Build up the urban environment by developing, managing, and investing in properties.

Related career paths: Development and Construction

Learn more about real estate

arrow in a target
Develop strategies that connect people with brands and products. Learn how research and creativity lead to marketing campaigns.

Related career paths: Advertising, Marketing Management, Lead Generation and Content Strategy

Learn more about marketing

people connected by a line
Hone the ability to spot problems, develop solutions, and communicate how businesses can improve.

Related career paths: Consulting

Learn more about consulting

Make Improvements

Enhance existing products, processes, and technologies.

arrow in a target
Develop strategies that connect people with brands and products. Learn how research and creativity lead to marketing campaigns.

Related career paths: Market Research, Marketing Management

Learn more about marketing

two arrows forming a circle
Understand the processes and products that drive today’s tech companies.

Related career paths: Process Analysis and Improvement, Planning

Learn more about operations and technology management

delivery truck
Manage how products and services are developed and delivered to consumers.

Related career paths: Procurement and Sourcing, Logistics, Planning, Data Analytics

Learn more about supply chain management

computer
Learn how data and technology impact a business’ internal functions.

Related career paths: Business Analysis, Programming, Product Management, Systems Analysis and Design

Learn more about information systems

three people talking
Create strategies to attract, motivate, develop, and retain employees. Learn to build businesses as an entrepreneur.

Related career paths: Entrepreneurship

Learn more about management and human resources

people connected by a line
Hone the ability to spot problems, develop solutions, and communicate how businesses can improve.

Related career paths: Consulting

Learn more about consulting

Still exploring?

No problem! Work with our career advisors when you start at WSB to find the path for you.