Business & Commerce

This Career Community is focused on the many different areas students can pursue in fields of business and commerce. Browse blogs for career advice, look at resources for job and internship leads and watch videos profiling unique roles and occupations.

    View a sample of professional titles related to this major

    Visit My Next Move to browse for business-related occupations by keyword or industry.

    • Financial planners
    • Investment bankers
    • Actuaries
    • Underwriters
    • Accountants
    • Financial analysts
    • Sales representatives
    • Social media marketers
    • Brand managers
    • Human resources professionals
    • Sports agents
    • Tourism managers
    • Buyers
    • Market research analyst

    Need help exploring your career options? Take the Focus 2 assessment to search for occupations that fit with your interests, values, skills, and personality. Then speak with a Career Specialist about the results.

    Check out business-related MU majors, minors and certificates

    Please visit Majors@Mizzou and browse this site by career interests, occupation and by School or College. Remember, these are just a few examples of degree programs. A wide variety of MU majors can lead to a successful and satisfying career in business and commerce.

    • Accountancy
    • Agribusiness Management
    • Business Administration – Finance
    • Business Administration – Management
    • Business Administration – Marketing
    • Communication
    • Economics
    • General Studies
    • Hospitality Management
    • International Studies
    • Mathematics – Actuarial Science
    • Parks, Recreation and Sport
    • Personal Financial Planning
    • Textile and Apparel Management

    Another helpful tool is the What Can I Do With This Major site where you can connect academic majors to common career paths and see typical employers that hire those majors.

    Learn how to have career conversations to find possible career paths 
    Discover the unique career paths of fellow Tigers
    • Use LinkedIn to see what thousands of Mizzou alumni are doing with their degrees.
    • Explore the Career Outcomes web page to see what recent MU graduates are doing and where they are living.


I’m an executive headhunter. Here are the 2 key elements I look for on your social-media profiles — and the things to avoid at all costs.

Two key things headhunters want to see are empathy and the ability to inspire people through actions and behavior.

These are skills that successful managers must have.

Headhunters will try to look beyond things like the number of followers one …

By Jörg Kasten and Nathan Rennolds
Jörg Kasten and Nathan Rennolds
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How To Achieve Career Fair Success

While virtual career fairs are increasing in popularity, in-person career fairs are still being organized. Thus, there is still a need for you to know how to approach and conquer these potential “career making” events. There will always be value …

By Billy Glading
Billy Glading
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I moved from Missouri to Italy and started my own business. Here’s how I became citizen and set up my new venture.

This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Jennifer Sontag, the 49-year-old owner of Italian Citizenship Concierge. It has been edited for length and clarity.

The idea of moving to Italy came to me in 2015 when I learned …

By Caroline Chirichella
Caroline Chirichella
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How to Build up Your Career by Showing Off Your Uniqueness

You have probably read every online article and magazine tip rundown on getting an employers attention that has been written in the last several years. I know that I have.

But I have noticed that the same advice is constantly …

By Jessy Tory
Jessy Tory
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How To Become a Sales Manager

My grandfather used to say that, in business, “nothing happens until someone sells something”. He himself was involved in sales, in the insurance industry, and I always found this quote of his to be very energizing. It made me want …

By Billy Glading
Billy Glading
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Focus 2 Am I Career Ready?

Career readiness is a foundation of eight core competencies that broadly prepare college students for lifelong success in their careers …

Site includes a comprehensive guide and library of case interview samples you can review and study.

This guide equips you with strategies and frameworks so you’ll know what to do and say in a case interview.

Search banking & financial jobs across the United States, or register to post your resume and sign up for alerts.


SSC 1150: College Success Seminar

This 2-credit hour course is intended to assist exploring students in making purposeful academic and life decisions that lead to…

Business-Related Exploration Courses

Below are a list of introductory and exploration courses for students interested in business and commerce. This list is subject…

SSC 2100: Career Explorations

 The goal of this course is to help students explore what to major in, what they can do with their…

Contact & Location


Student Success Center (lower level)
Lowry Mall
Columbia, MO 65211

Career Service Hours

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TH 9:00am - 4:00 pm
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