Career Paths

At Beloit, you don’t just get a degree: we make sure you’re prepared for a career.

We can help you pursue many careers, with the following being some common examples.

Career Paths

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An increasing number of our graduates enter the analytics field (aka business intelligence in the corporate world) in recent years, because our curriculum is highly quantitative and analytical, and the demand for people with such skills has increased rapidly as the world becomes more digitized.  

The field of analytics encompasses a wide variety of data-related careers. Typically, a data analyst or scientist works to capture, maintain, process, and analyze data and then communicate the results. Data scientists are able to translate enormous amounts of data into answers that stakeholders in varying industries can utilize. 

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Beloit College students spend a day in Chicago at the annual Econ Day learning and networking with alumni about business opportunities.


Finance is the most popular field that Beloit’s econ/business graduates enter. It is a diverse field with a wide range of opportunities for those who want to help people, or companies, succeed financially. The umbrella term covers jobs such as a financial or investment advisor, trader, stockbroker, financial analyst, portfolio manager, investment banker, and various positions in corporate finance & the insurance industry. Most positions in finance require proficiency in Excel, an affinity with numbers, and basic knowledge of accounting, including an ability to read financial statements. Communication and inter-personal skills are also important.

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Beloit students explore their own entrepreneurial skills in the Makers Lab at the Center for Entrepreneurship in Liberal Education (CELEB) in downtown Beloit.

Market Research

Market research analysts perform quantitative and qualitative research and gather data to help a company market its products or services. They gather data on consumer demographics, preferences, needs, buying habits and evaluate them using statistical techniques and software. Their aim is to interpret what the data means for their clients and forecast future trends. They often make charts, graphs, and other visual aids to present the results of their research.

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Marketing is a field that aims to mold the image of a company, person, or product. There are many careers within marketing, including public relations, brand management, and advertising. Each of these jobs is unique, but all of them involve using research, developing creative communication strategies, and utilizing new technologies to reach a goal.

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Students and instructor of the course “sports facility operation and management”

Sports Management

Sports management is becoming a popular career interest for many Beloit students. This career allows an individual to apply a strong foundation in business combined with an in-depth understanding of the sport industry.

There are a variety of fields in sports in which you can specialize in. For example, you can be involved with sports finance, law, management, game entertainment, sales, marketing, media services, graphic design, social media, and digital marketing.

Interpersonal, communication, technical, sales, organizational, adaptability, and the ability to collaborate are some of the skill sets required in sport management roles. 

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Beloit students make valuable networking connections with alumni during Econ Day in Chicago.


Accountants create financial reports for firms and individuals, monitor financial outlooks, and examine financial documents. Their main goal is to help companies and organizations meet the requirements and standards set by the government and certain industries. Accounting professionals work in nearly every sector of the economy, even entrepreneurially as personal financial advisors, certified public accountants (CPAs), or financial planners.

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A consulting career is a common path for business and econ graduates, and economic consulting is a particularly promising career choice for our top international students. A consultant is responsible for providing industry expertise to corporations and individuals. Their duties include researching their client and their client’s position within an industry, meeting with company executives or professionals to make suggestions and develop improvement plans based on their needs and maintaining a professional relationship with their clients over time. 

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Students and alumni network during Econ Day.

Financial Advising

If you enjoy working with people and helping them succeed financially, this is the career for you. A financial advisor meets with clients to assess their monetary goals and create a portfolio of stocks and funds that will allow them to reach these goals. Advisors bridge the gap between people and “the market.” Through listening to clients’ wants and needs, close relationships are developed.

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Real Estate Development

Real Estate Developers envision, organize, and execute construction or renovation projects for commercial or private use. Their duties include negotiations with property owners, real estate agents, investors, lending institutions such as banks and insurance companies, architects, lawyers, general contractors, government officials, and other interested parties.

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