Why Study Management?
Management is a dynamic discipline that prepares graduates with the knowledge, skills and abilities to pursue careers at executive levels of organizations across a variety of industries. Managers employ strategic decision making skills as they lead their organizations by coordinating and integrating the various functional areas of the business.
To prepare students for the diverse responsibilities of this field, the management curriculum is based on the four functions of management: the planning, leading, organizing and controlling of organizations. Planning involves deciding where to take the business and what steps to employ to get there. Organizing has managers bring together physical, financial, and human resources to achieve the business' objectives. Leading requires managers to motivate employees to work together to achieve the business' objectives. Finally, controlling has managers assessing the business' achievement of objectives and if necessary incorporate corrective actions should results deviate from expected results.
What to do with a Management degree?
With a degree in management one may pursue positions in almost every type and at any level of an organization. While impossible to make a comprehensive list of management careers, graduates have the ability to pursue financially and professionally rewarding careers as general managers, human resource officers, management consultants, entrepreneurs, business analysts, careers in the insurance and real estate industries, project managers, and sales-force management to name just a few. Graduates are also prepared to pursue careers in government/politics, as executives of organizations of all sizes/types, or enroll in graduate business education.
What are the areas of concentration within the Management degree?
The management degree offers the opportunity for its majors to pursue courses that allow them to concentrate in the following areas: 1) Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management; 2) Human Resource Management; 3) International Management; or 4) General Management.