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Business, Finance & Information Technology

Business, Management & Administration

Business Management and Administration careers encompass planning, organization, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations.   Business Management and Administration career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy.


  • American Management Association
    Discover how AMA's experiential learning approach can provide you and your organization with engaging, inspiring, and interactive solutions.
  • Academy of Management
    The Academy of Management (the Academy; AOM) is a leading professional association for scholars dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about management and organizations.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
  • Association of Professional Office Managers
    The Association of Professional Office Managers promotes excellence in office management and is committed to being the leading information resource for office managers and recognized authority in office management ideas and best practices. APOM helps office managers face the many diverse challenges of managing an office by providing a central resource for information, tools, networking, training, and recognition.
  • American Health Information Management Association
    The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals. AHIMA's more than 53,000 members are dedicated to the effective management of personal health information required to deliver quality healthcare to the public. Founded in 1928 to improve the quality of medical records, AHIMA is committed to advancing the HIM profession in an increasingly electronic and global environment through leadership in advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning.



Planning, services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management.



  • Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
    The mission of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning. The Board of Directors, in furthering CFP Board’s mission, acts on behalf of the public, CFP® certificants and other stakeholders.
  • American Bankers Association
    Founded in 1875 and based in Washington, DC, the American Bankers Association brings together banks of all sizes and charters into one association. ABA works to enhance the competitiveness of the nation's banking industry and strengthen America's economy and communities. Its members – the majority of which are banks with less than $125 million in assets – represent over 95 percent of the industry's $13.3 trillion in assets and employ over 2 million men and women.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
  • Accounting Jobs Today
    Accounting Jobs Today is a career resource dedicated to accounting and finance professionals nationwide. In addition to our Accounting Job Board and Job Search Tools, we offer several career resources including Accounting Job Descriptions, sample Accounting Resumes, Salary Tools, Education and much more.
  • Financial Management Association
    The Financial Management Association International (FMA) is the global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about financial decision making. FMA's members include academicians and practitioners worldwide.
  • Professional Risk Managers’ International Association
    The Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA) is a non-profit professional association, governed by a Board of Directors directly elected by its global membership, of more than 65,281 members in 195 countries. PRMIA is represented globally by 60 chapters in major cities around the world, led by Regional Directors appointed by PRMIA's Board. PRMIA's mission is to provide a free and open forum for the promotion of sound risk management standards and practices globally.

Information Technology

Building Linkages in IT Occupation Frameworks:  For Entry Level, Technical, and Professional Careers Related to the Design, Development, Support and Management  of Hardware, Software, Multimedia, and Systems Integration Services.


  • Association for Computing Machinery
    ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources.
  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
    IEEE is the world’s largest professional association advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing and technology information around the globe.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
  • IT World
    ITworld is designed to be an "open exchange" that allows IT professionals, technology vendors, and other industry luminaries to participate in creating content around specific topics. As a contributor, you participate in building the content on ITworld by sharing and discussing best practices, technology implementation tips or techniques, opinions, news or industry events.
  • Compucert
    Compucert is a leading provider of information on the world's top technical colleges that focus on technology-oriented online and campus based education for aspiring information technology professionals. The schools we represent offer associate's and bachelor's degrees as well as industry certifications designed to help students prepare for career opportunities in various fields involving technology, including electronics, computer network systems, web development, information systems, software development, programming, industrial design and telecommunications.

Marketing, Sales & Service

Planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives.



  • Marketing Power
    The AMA's website,, supplies site registrants and AMA members with the information, products and services required to succeed in their careers.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.
  • Direct Marketing Association
    The Direct Marketing Association is the leading global trade association of business and nonprofit organizations using and supporting multichannel direct marketing tools and techniques. DMA advocates standards for responsible marketing, promotes relevance as the key to reaching consumers with desirable offers, and provides cutting-edge research, education, and networking opportunities to improve results throughout the end-to-end direct marketing process.
  • American Academy of Advertising
    The American Academy of Advertising (AAA) is an organization of advertising scholars and professionals with an interest in advertising and advertising education. The Academy fosters research that is relevant to the field and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas among its academic and professional members.
  • American Association of Advertising Agencies
    As a national trade association, the 4A's is bound and strengthened by its own set of constitution and by-laws, mission Statement, and standards of practice. These rules have been formally reviewed and approved by the 4A's Board of Directors and Membership as a whole.
  • Marketing Research Association
    The Marketing Research Association, based in Glastonbury, CT (USA), was formed in 1954 as an outgrowth of the Trade Problem Discussion Group of the American Marketing Association’s (AMA) New York Chapter. MRA is a self-managed, not-for-profit organization providing programs and services for members to enhance their professional development, stay connected with the marketing research community, gain insight into information about trends occurring in the industry, and network with fellow researchers.

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