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The business management major is designed to provide students with a focus on leading and managing people. The major also requires exposure to the functions of management, i.e., accounting, finance, marketing and administration.The broad knowledge base provided by this program prepares students for entry-level management positions, initiating entrepreneurial ventures, or entry into a number of occupational fields when beginning a business career.
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During a career in management, one’s responsibility can grow from the job of entry-level manager, to department manager, and eventually to division manager or even to Chief Executive Officer. As in most fields of work, upon completion of the degree, the entry-level manager or trainee usually experiences an initial time period of on-the-job training. For example, a manager-trainee might spend time in every department of an organization learning the business inside and out. Then after the training period, the management trainee will be assigned to a specific department and have responsibility for the performance of an area or department of the organization.
How far one advances in managerial positions depends on training (such as the Business Management major), talent for working with people, and effort. Working with people is a primary focus of management; therefore, good communications skills (both oral and written) are essential to the success of the manager.