"The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work"
~ Agha Hasan Abedi
What is management?
Managers are involved in planning, organizing, directing, and controlling within the organizations in which they work. Management is a people-oriented profession involving interacting effectively with other employees to achieve objectives and ultimate goals for the organization. Managers are found in nearly all work settings and at nearly all levels, from entry-level to CEO, although there has been a tendency toward reduction of middle management in recent years. Within the management field, jobs are grouped in various areas including Human Resource Management, Operations Management, Sales, Banking, Insurance, Real Estate, and Hospitality and Tourism Management, Government, and Education.
To concentrate in management at William Paterson University, students must be in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Students complete a common 33 credit business core required of all business majors, with an additional 18 credits in the management concentration. Classes within the concentration include, but are not limited to, Organizational Behavior, International Management, Human Resource Management, and Organization Theory and Design. All business majors must accumulate enrichment points through internship, practicum, and/or job shadowing alternatives.
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Admissions information on Management is located here:
What interests and skills do potential employers value in this career?
- problem solving skills
- good written and communication skills
- active listening
- being a team player
- being able to direct activities and staff
- critical thinking skills
- computer literacy
- cross-cultural skills
What types of jobs can management majors get?
Work Environment :
Management professionals, or careers related to management, are located in a variety of industries and environments. Professionals may choose to work in profit or nonprofit organizations, banks and financial institutions, retail stores, restaurants and hotels, healthcare organizations, government, universities and schools, manufacturers, insurance companies, print and electronic media, real estate firms, or be self-employed as consultants.
Possible Job Titles
In what locations and capacities have William Paterson University business alumni worked?
Assistant Manager Office Depot
Management Associate Valley National Bank
Manager Gap, Inc.
Director of Baseball All-American Baseball Academy
Distribution Service Manager AT&T Wireless Services
Human Resource Coordinator International Check Services
Project Manager Lucent Technologies
Service Manager United Radio Service
Retail Manager Abercrombie & Fitch
Store Manager K & G Mensmart
Assistant Dairy Manager A & P Food Stores
Management Trainee Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Assistant Supervisor Merck & Company
Consultant (Corporate Restructuring) Arthur Anderson
Corporate Team Service Liz Claiborne Inc.
Creative Director Turner Direct
Aside from majoring in management, what else can I do that may enhance my qualifications?
Successful students tend to seek out opportunities and develop strategies to enhance their qualifications through a variety of means. To enhance qualifications, students may decide to gain experience through internships and part-time jobs; get involved and become leaders in student organizations such as the Student Business Association; develop strong computer skills; perhaps investigate earning an MBA or Masters in Management in the future; join a professional association and attend functions; and networking with professionals in the field.
What else can I read about management?
Related Web Sites :
American Management Association www.amanet.org
Health Management Careers www.healthmanagementcareers.org
Occupational Outlook www.bls.gov/oco/
Industry Information www.vault.com
Society for Human Resource Management www.shrm.org
Careers in Business www.careers-in-business.com
Job Search and Salary information www.rileyguide.com
MBA information www.mba.com
Other sources of information :
Please drop by the Career Development and Advisement Center to learn more about careers in management. The career library carries career-specific books and counselors are available to answer any further questions you may have. Visiting the marketing & management department on campus may also prove valuable in addressing questions.
The Career Development and Gloria S. Williams Advisement Center
Student Center 301, 300 Pompton Road Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone 973.720.2281/2282 Fax 973.720.2074