Effective management enables businesses and organizations to achieve their goals. Management is more than just the leadership and control exercised by senior executives – management skills are practiced by people in all roles and are valuable at every stage of your career.
Regardless of your primary profession, you will probably take on management responsibilities at some point, usually sooner rather than later. Studying management equips you with the leadership, analysis, planning and decision-making skills to succeed from day one. Key management responsibilities include:
Providing direction through leadership, strategic planning and decision-making
Recruiting, training and managing staff, and developing the capabilities of the organization
Developing efficiency, quality and innovation in operations in a global context
To fulfill these responsibilities successfully, managers need specialized knowledge. They need to know what makes organizations successful, and how to analyses, manage and improve performance in a range of organizational areas.
Management studies are an ideal starting point for students seeking careers in the fields of human resource management, international management, operations management and organizational development. They are also a valuable complement to studies in another area, such as accounting or finance.