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Monday, January 12, 2015 - Explore in-demand business majors at winter events

If you’ve ever wondered “How can a degree in business help me?” the Oakland University business school invites you to check out its business major exploration event series.


Thursday, January 29, 5-6:30 p.m.
Accounting, Finance

Tuesday, February 3, 5-6:30 p.m.
General Management, Marketing and
Human Resources Management

Thursday, February 5, 5-6:30 p.m.
Actuarial Science, Economics

Tuesday, February 10, noon-1:30 p.m.
Management Information Systems and
Operations Management

Space is limited! Register today!


A follow up to last fall’s very popular Business Major/Minor Expo, these speed-networking style events offer a quick, close-up view of specific business majors, including:

  • Career paths within the major
  • Hard and soft skills needed for success
  • Projected job growth and trends in the field
  • Networking with employers
  • Talking with current business students about their experiences
  • Meeting faculty and staff
  • A free meal

The events are open to all current OU students, but advance registration is required as space is limited.


“Student and employer interest in business majors is increasing,” says Debbie Lengyel, director, advising services at the business school. “Now is a great time for students to consider how a business degree might enhance their career plans.”

Business education provides the backbone for many public and private organizations, companies and corporations and is an important factor for a strong economy.

More than 75 percent of companies surveyed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers said they plan to hire business majors. In fact, business-related majors comprise six of the 10 most in-demand degrees employers are seeking: finance (57.4%), accounting (56.1%), business administration and management (47.5%), marketing (41.7%), supply chain management (39%), and management information systems (39%).