General Management Concentration
Goodman School of Business
General Management Concentration
A concentration in general management will provide you with a balance of knowledge and skills in a variety of different areas such as accounting, marketing, finance, human resources, and operations. Management is responsible for achieving organizational goals by planning, leading, and controlling activities and staffing.
Nature of work & types of jobs:
- Management Analyst
- Operations Analyst
- Management Trainee
- Project Manager
- Strategy Consultant
- Human Resources Consultant
Positions of Recent Grads:
- Assistant General Manager
- Corporate Trainer
- Business Development Representative
- Project Coordinator
- Management Trainee
- Senior Talent Management Consultant
- Manager of Business Development
- Company Program Manager
The field of general management offers a wide range of potential career options across many different business areas and industry sectors. The following are examples of common career paths in general management:
General Managers are responsible for all aspects of a company’s operation. They ensure that operations run smoothly by planning, directing, and coordinating various business activities.
Business Development and Training is responsible for marketing, designing, developing, and coordinating specialized training or educational programs. They conduct strategic plans and needs assessments to ensure that client needs are being met.
Franchise Owners can own a business with an established trademark or brand and benefit from a proven business model. They coach and manage staff on customer service, and develop and execute an annual business plan.
Management Consultants help companies improve operations and efficiency by examining their existing processes. They identify any problems and help implement solutions and best practices as well as help the organization manage change.
Courses at Brock
A concentration in general management allows you study a broad spectrum of courses across the various business disciplines. Upper-year courses offered include:
- MGMT 4P90-Business Strategy
- MGMT 4P94-Transnational Business Management
- MGMT 4P96-Business & Society
- MKTG 3P96-Marketing Research
- OBHR 3P97-Human Resources Management
- OBHR 4P68-Leadership
Some may consider pursuing an MBA in management to reach the highest levels of business management. The Student Development Centre offers the Foundations in Leadership Practicum Series designed to give students self-awareness and many of the basic skills used by effective leaders.
Clubs & Associations
Both work and volunteer experience can help you gain the necessary skills to get a job in a management position.
Recommended Clubs on Campus:
Associations, Volunteer Organizations, and Other Resources:
- Canadian Association of Management Consultants
- Canadian Institute of Management
- Institute of Management Consulting
- Canadian Association of Executives
- MBA Program - Faculty of Business, Brock University
You are also encouraged to attend the following events, hosted by the BCDO:
- “How To Get A Job In…” Series – meet alumni and industry professionals
- Networking Breakfast – meet employers from different companies and find out about job opportunities
- Strategic Thinking
- Innovative & Creative
- Ability to Work in a Team Environment
- Decision Making
- Problem Solving
- Communication Skills (verbal & written)
- Understand Organizational Development, Policy & Structure
- Quantitative Competency
- Time Management
- Apply Business Techniques to Operations
As a Brock student, I have been able to take advantage of various opportunities that have contributed not only to my academic but also personal and professional development. Striving for academic excellence has allowed me to be part of the Dean's Honour List and be inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma. I am currently the Vice-President of Events for the Brock Business Badgers (BBB), as well as one of the Business Students' Association (BSA) Orientation Week Coordinators. In terms of my professional experience, I have been able to gain real world exposure from my three co-op terms in the Automotive Financial industry as I took on several roles within Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. This summer I have been able to explore the public sector in more depth by working with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. I believe that your post-secondary experience cannot be defined by merely your classes and that extra-curricular activities have a huge impact on your personal growth as a business student, but more importantly as an individual!
-Angela Quintinho, BBA General Management student
I decided to concentrate in General Management because it allowed me to explore various areas of business while providing a wide range of opportunities. My strong work ethic is recognized by the Dean's Honour List since my first year at Brock and my induction into Beta Gamma Sigma in 2011. Extra-curricular activities have complemented my academic background as I am the current Vice-President of Social Media for the Brock Business Badgers (BBB) and one of the O-week Coordinators for the Business Students' Association (BSA). I have also been involved in other activities such as the Mentorship Program, the Student Welcoming and Awareness Team and as the Formal Coordinator for the BSA. Additionally, I have been able to extend my network by representing Brock in conferences such as Ted Rogers Management Conference, in which I placed second overall in the case competition. As for my professional experience, I have had the opportunity to complete co-op terms in the Health Care industry and I am currently exploring the financial sector with Royal Bank of Canada. It is important to make the most out of your university experience and take every chance to build your resume since it will better prepare you for the business world!
-Jocelyn Quintinho, BBA General Management student