MGMT 498 Course Guide: Income Objectives Assignment: Web Sites

This is a guide to databases, web sites and other resources to use for the "Income Objectives and Environmental Scan" assignment.

Recommended web sites

 There are a number of freely available websites to consider using for this particular assignment.  Following are a few suggestions:

Current events -- Look here for information about what is going on around the nation and the world these days. 

National Bureau of Economic Research  NBER has long tracked business cycles—look under the tab ‘data’ and at the links at the bottom of the page to find other relevant information.

Bureau of Labor Statistics -- If there are statistics about employment, labor, pay levels or occupations, it is probably noted on this site. 

  • Under the tab ‘Publications’ note the link to the Occupational Outlook Handbook--  Search hundreds of occupations and note link  providing some analysis of factors affecting job/industry growth.  I highly suggest thoroughly read the section called 'frequently asked questions' (see:​) to discover the wealth of information available in this source!

Magportal.com --Note the link ‘Business’ -- This link leads to a section of magazine articles about future trends in business.


Occupational Outlook Handbook: -- See also the "frequently asked questions" section

O*Net Online: --  The National Center for O*NET Development produces this website with the partnership of US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) through a grant to the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Putting Your Major to Work: Career Paths After College (interactive):​  Brookings, The Hamilton Project

Condition of Education:​ -- See Economic Outcomes -  "Employment Outcomes of Bachelor's Degree Recipients"

Digest of Education Statistics: -- See Table 318.30 Bachelor's, master's, and doctor's degrees conferred by postsecondary institutions, by sex of student and discipline division

Google Scholar: --  Try an advanced search using the exact phrase “future of business.”

Yahoo! Finance: -- Search the News section, and note the various news providers listed on the left.

Economic Report of the President -- Information about the current economic environment, from credit to energy production to taxation, is contained herein.  This is a lengthy item, so explore it carefully. 

Statistical Abstract of the United States (    -2012)--

(2013-    ) see ProQuest statistical abstract of the United States

  • Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web
  • Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations
  • Use this tool to find out statistics about a huge number of areas—from agriculture to wholesale trade.

 The US Census Bureau can be found at:  In particular, note the

  • American FactFinder
  • American Community Survey
  • Links to People and Households

TheNote to the Subjects A-Z link and the search box.  You can use such terms as income, earnings, states, cities, and regions.  

US Census Bureau also has specialized data visualization tools such as the  Business Dynamics Statistics: Interactive Thematic Map

Michigan State University/GlobalEdge:

Why a link to an international business site?  Please take a look at the Global Insights tab and note information about States and Industries! 

KU Career Centers:

Business School:

Note the link to Employment and Salary Statistics

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