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"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?

  • leadership
  • 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
  • flexibility


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

Account Executive
Bank Manager
Benefits Manager
Branch Manager - any industry
Budget Officer
City or County Manager
Commodity- Industry Analyst
Communications Officer
Compensation Manager
Construction Supervisor
Consumer Affairs Specialist
Consumer Credit/Loan Officer
Promotions Manager
Credit Analyst
Employment Counselor
Entertainment Agent
Financial Analyst
Government Services Administrator
Health Services/Hospital Administrator
Hotel Manager
Human Resource Manager
Industrial Relations Manager
Information Systems Manager
Insurance Agent
International Business Manager
Job Analyst
Loan Officer

Management Trainee
Manufacturing Supervisor
Market Information Specialist
Market Research Analyst
Meeting Manager
Media Planner
Mortgage Loan Officer
Occupational Analyst
Operations Manager
Property Agent
Payroll Officer
Personnel Manager
Provisioning Manager
Public Utilities Manager
Purchasing Agent
Quality Control Auditor
Real Estate Agent/Broker
Recreation Manager
Restaurant/Food Service Manager
Retail Sales Manager
Sales Manager
Traffic Manager
Training Manager
Transportation Director
Stock Broker
Labor Relations Manager
Management Analyst

WPU Alumni

Area Sales Manager Motorola

Administrative Director Hackettstown Community Hospital

Promotion Logistics Coordiantor Kraft General Foods

President Peak Management Solutions for Associates

Marketing Budget Analyst Nabisco

Director - Clinical Engineering New York University Medical Center

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

Health Management Careers

Occupational Outlook

Industry Information

Society for Human Resource Management

Careers in Business

Job Search and Salary information

MBA information


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.