Careers in Business

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, business is one of the fastest-growing industries within the United States. Careers are diverse and a well-educated workforce is in demand. If you have an interest in applied business, there’s no better time than now to explore your options within the College of Health and Human Sciences.


Financial Counseling and Planning – Learn how to combine your financial aptitude with communication skills to help others achieve financial security. Ranked within the Top 25 in the United States by Financial Planning.


Hospitality and Tourism Management - Our #1 ranked program will prepare you for a management career in the fast-paced hospitality industry - hotels, restaurants, event planning, cruise ships, gaming, tourism, and much more.


Psychological Sciences - Industrial and organizational psychology is the scientific study of human behavior in the workplace and applies psychological theories and principles to organizations and individuals in their workplace. Opportunity to complete an accelerated 5-year Master of Science in Human Resources.


Retail Management - Job opportunities are excellent in marketing, consumer relations, advertising, market research, sales, publicity, and merchandising analysis. Students have the opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Business Management from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.


Selling and Sales Management - Professional selling is one of the fastest growing segments in business, creating a strong demand for technically sophisticated and professional sales experts. The industry partners in the Center for Professional Selling help students become more career-ready through professional development activities. Ranked as a Top Sales Program within the United States by the Sales Education Foundation.


Public Health within a Concentration in Health Policy and Management - Prepare to plan, implement, and evaluate public health programs for individuals, groups, and populations in settings such as worksites, hospitals, schools, and communities. Conduct a 500-hour internship in a health management/administration setting.


Foods and Nutrition in Business - This major helps bridge the gap between industry and the consumer, and prepares you for a marketing/sales career within the food industry.


Notable Alumni

Tim McEnery (Founder and CEO – Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant)

Stein Kruse (President and CEO – Holland America Cruise Lines)

Julie Eddleman (Global Client Leader – Google, former VP - Proctor and Gamble)

Joseph Kowal (Director of Worldwide Operations – McDonald’s Corporation)

Ashley Zygmunt (President and Head Designer – ZAMRIE, LLC.)

Bill Byham (Founder and Executive Chairman – Development Dimensions International)

Studying Business at Purdue

Interested in studying business at Purdue? Attend HHS Business Day on Friday, April 7, 2017 – learn more!

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