Functional RolesCareer Switcher FriendlyConcentration(s)/ProgramSkills RequiredDescription
Application DevelopmentMaybe (see details)MSDiAnalytics | Problem Solving | Technical | ProgrammingApplication development involves the process, life cycle and creation of the software aimed at helping users complete a computer task or program. Developers work closely with computer analysts and engineers in using languages such as Java, C++ or Oracle to develop the necessary specifications for software. Developers may also test, debug and improve generally faulty applications for clients.
Asset/Portfolio ManagementMaybe (see details)FINAnalytics | Problem Solving |CommunicationPortfolio/Asset management is the process of making decisions about investment mix and policy, matching investments to objectives, asset allocation for individuals and institutions, and balancing risk against performance. Portfolio management is all about determining strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the choice of debt vs. equity, domestic vs. international, growth vs. safety, and many other trade-offs encountered in the attempt to maximize return at a given appetite for risk.
Brand ManagementMaybe (see details)MKT | SILeadership | Planning | Analytics | BrandingBrand Management is the process of creating a relationship or a connection between a company's product and emotional perception of the customer for the purpose of generating segregation among competition and building loyalty among customers. Brand management enables the price of products to grow and builds loyal customers through positive associations and images or a strong awareness of the brand.
Business DevelopmentYesFIN | HSM | SI | MKTNegotiation | Communication | Problem Solving Business Development is the activity of pursuing strategic opportunities for a particular business or organization, for example, by cultivating partnerships or other commercial relationships, or identifying new markets for its products or services. Business Development also conducts research, performs negotiations, and provides strategic insights to grow revenue for a specific product or company.
Business/Data AnalyticsYesFIN | MSDi | MKTCommunication | Analytics | Problem Solving | ProgrammingBusiness analytics (BA) is the practice of methodical exploration of an organization's data, with an emphasis on statistical analysis. Business analytics is used by companies committed to data-driven decision-making. BA is used to gain insights that inform business decisions and can be used to automate and optimize business processes. Data-driven companies treat their data as a corporate asset and leverage it for a competitive advantage.
Certified Public AccountingMaybe (see details)FINAnalytics | Auditing | Client ServicesCertified Public Accountant (CPA) is a designation given by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to those who pass an exam and meet work experience requirements. The CPA designation ensures that professional standards for the industry are enforced. A wide range of career options in public accounting or corporate accounting are available for CPAs. They can move into executive positions such as controllers, chief financial officers and chief executive officers. CPAs are known for their role in income tax preparation but can specialize in many other areas, such as auditing, bookkeeping, forensic accounting, managerial accounting and information technology.
Commercial BankingYesFINAnalytics | Evaluation | Problem SolvingCommercial Banking Analysts understand and identify credit risks so that you can act as a consultant to clients on making informed lending decisions. Commercial Banking Analysts grow, manage and retain profitable relationships, which is accomplished by delivering value added solutions to clients/prospects that helps them attain their goals and maximize revenue.
Corporate FinanceYesFINAnalytics | Communication | PlanningCorporate finance consists of the financial activities related to running a corporation, usually with a division or department set up to oversee the financial activities. Corporate finance is primarily concerned with maximizing shareholder value through long-term and short-term financial planning and the implementation of various strategies. 
Human ResourcesYesLOT | GM | SICommunication | Problem Solving | LeadershipHuman resources (HR) is the company department charged with finding, screening, recruiting and training job applicants, as well as administering employee-benefit programs. As companies reorganize to gain competitive edge, human resources plays a key role in helping companies deal with a fast-changing environment and the greater demand for quality employees. Human Resources is also focused on maximizing employee productivity and protecting the company from any issues that may arise from the workforce.
Investment BankingNoFINAnalytics | Problem Solving | Team work Investment banking is a specific division of banking related to the creation of capital for other companies, governments and other entities. Investment banks underwrite new debt and equity securities for all types of corporations, aid in the sale of securities, and help to facilitate mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and broker trades for both institutions and private investors. Investment banks also provide guidance to issuers regarding the issue and placement of stock.
IT Project ManagementYesMSDi | OTMLeadership | Communication | Problem Solving | Technical IT project management involves a structured approach to planning, organizing, leading, and controlling information technology projects. These projects can include overseeing projects for software development, hardware installations, network upgrades, cloud computing and virtualization rollouts, business analytics and data management projects and implementing IT services.
Management ConsultingNoSI | MSDi | OTM | HSM | Social ImpactLeadership | Communications | Client Services | Problem SolvingManagement consultants, also known as strategy consultants, analyze business or operating procedures to devise the most efficient methods of accomplishing work. They gather and organize information about operating problems and procedures and prepare recommendations for implementing new systems, strategies, or changes.
Marketing StrategyMaybe (see details)MKT | SICommunications | Analytical | Negotiation A marketing strategy is a business' overall game plan for reaching people and turning them into customers of the product or service that the business provides. The marketing strategy of a company contains the company’s value proposition, key marketing messages, information on the target customer, and other high-level elements.
ProcurementMaybe (see details)FIN | OTMNegotiation | Communication | Team Work Procurement is the acquisition of products and services. Both individuals and corporations have certain items, which they must acquire; procurement is the name for the process by which they do so and that takes into account budgeting, supply chain and payment. Procurement decisions involve many additional factors, including shipping and delivery, the marginal benefit of the good compared to the cost of procuring it, and the fluctuating prices of many goods and services. With good information, a consumer can analyze the costs and benefits of their acquisition and make the best decision. 
Product ManagementMaybe (see details)MKT | MSDi | HSMPlanning | Communication | Negotiation Product management is an organizational lifecycle function within a company dealing with the planning, forecasting, and production, or marketing of a product or products at all stages of the product lifecycle. The role may consist of product development and product marketing, which are different (yet complementary) efforts, with the objective of maximizing sales revenues, market share, and profit margins.
Program Management (PNP)Maybe (see details)EES | PNPBranding | Communication | Problem Solving Non-Profit Program Management coordinates programs for a non-profit organization. Designs programs that align with the organization's mission and support the organization's goals. Establishes fundraising and development goals, identifies potential donors or sources of funding, and plans outreach strategies. Schedules and forecasts planning for special events that publicize the organization and its programs to the community. May assist in the development of grants applications or proposals. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets.
Quality ManagementYesOTMCommunication | Planning | Leadership | Six SigmaQuality management is the act of overseeing all activities and tasks needed to maintain a desired level of excellence. This includes the determination of a quality policy, creating and implementing quality planning and assurance, and quality control and quality improvement. It is also referred to as total quality management (TQM).
SalesYesMKT | SINegotiation | Communication | Client ServicesSales is a transaction between two parties where the buyer receives goods (tangible or intangible), services and/or assets in exchange for money. A sale functions as a contract between the buyer and seller of the selected good or service. A salesperson refers to the person brokering the transaction on behalf of the organization.
Sales OperationsYesMKT | OTM | LOT Analytics | Evaluation | CommunicationSales Operations is a set of business activities and processes that help a sales organization run effectively, efficiently and in support of business strategies and objectives. Sales Operations supports the sales department by providing data analysis, lead management, hiring and training. The goal is to maximize the efficiency of the salesperson.
Supply Chain ManagementYesOTMProblem Solving | Communication | Analytics Supply chain management (SCM) is the active streamlining of a business' supply-side activities to maximize customer value and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. SCM represents an effort by suppliers to develop and implement supply chains that are as efficient and economical as possible. Supply chains cover everything from production, to product development, to the information systems needed to direct these undertakings.