General Management Concentration

Goodman School of Business

General Management Concentration

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In this guide:
Career Options
Clubs & Associations
How Goodman Career can help
Important Competencies

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

Career Options
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.

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:

How Goodman Career Can Help
The Goodman Career Development Office provides various services and hosts different events to help prepare students for the job search process. Check out our workshops or book an appointment with our office.

You are also encouraged to attend the following events, hosted by Goodman Career:

  1. “How To Get A Job In…” Series – meet alumni and industry professionals
  2. Networking Breakfast – meet employers from different companies and find out about job opportunities

Important Competencies

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Innovative & Creative
  • Ability to Work in a Team Environment
  • Leadership
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication Skills (verbal & written)
  • Understand Organizational Development, Policy & Structure
  • Quantitative Competency
  • Time Management
  • Apply Business Techniques to Operations