General Management

Employees working in the Management pathway focus on preparation and execution of business activities; supervision of other employees; maintenance of facilities, equipment and supplies; organization of operations and production; utilization of marketing functions to ensure success; performance of financial functions; communication with customers, clients and others; performance of administrative functions; and use of professional services.

Courses in general management will help prepare students who may be interested in management careers such as: 

  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounts Payable Manager
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Assistant Credit Manager
  • Association Manager
  • Billing Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Chief Executive
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Credit and Collections Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Facilities Manager
  • First Line Supervisor
  • General Manager
  • Government Manager
  • Hospital Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Management Trainee
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
  • Operations Manager
  • Payroll Manager
  • Public Organization Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Sports and Entertainment Manager

Education Requirements

Most jobs require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a four-year university or college in management or in a related field such as administration, accounting, marketing, finance, public government or hospital management. The premier management degree is a master of business administration (MBA) degree.

Professional organizations also offer certification programs that are recognized marks of competency in the profession. Most require experience and passing a comprehensive exam that demonstrates competence in specific components of the field. Examples are Certified Professional Consultant and Certified Government Auditing Professional.

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