What Can I do with a Degree in Management?
Business Managers formulate the policies and direct the operations of corporations, nonprofit institutions, and Government agencies. General Managers and top executives hold over three million jobs in the U.S. They are found in every industry, but wholesale and retail trade, and service industries employ over six out of ten.
Employment of general managers and top executives is expected to grow about as fast as average for all occupations as new companies start up and established companies seek Managers who can help them maintain a competitive edge in domestic and world markets.
Since general business managers plan, organize, direct, control, and coordinate the operations of an organization and its major departments or programs, they are found in nearly all work settings.
Skills and Talents Needed for Management
- Leadership: Ability to coordinate and guide a group of individuals to accomplish set goals and projects.
- Communication: Ability to communicate effectively with organizational stakeholders, both orally and written.
- Technology Savvy: An effective Manager is well versed in the use of technology and current trends in the field of Business.
- Critical Thinking: Ability to look at issues from different perceptive while demonstrating effective problem solving skills.
- People Skills: Good managers must be able to build appropriate working relationships with individuals of a diverse background.
- Organizational Skills: A number of individuals will rely on the manager. The more organized a manager is, the more effective his group and/or organization will be.
The following is a sample list of job titles that represents the type of jobs offered to Management graduates:
- Compensation Manager
- Management Consultant
- Information Systems Manger
- Securities Sales
- Human Resources Manager
- Account Executive
- Stock Broker
- Purchasing Agent
- Account Manager
Job Outlook for Management Majors