The preparation of managers of organizations requires a liberal arts education emphasizing an understanding of the economic, social and political issues in a multi-cultural environment. The major emphases in the management curriculum are on problem identification, analysis and solution, decision-making, business ethics, communications, team dynamics and leadership, as well as understanding and integrating the functional areas of business operations. Attention is given to the dynamic global business environment and to the immediate utilization of management skills.
Management is important in our modern society:
Managers are needed in businesses, government and non-profit organizations.
A manager’s functions include, but are not limited to, planning, organizing and leading.
A manager’s responsibility is to use financial, human and information resources to attain organizational goals.
Managerial failure often leads to a firm’s poor financial performance. Managers have a variety of roles and titles:
First-line management includes supervisors or team captains.
Top management includes vice presidents, chief executive officers and presidents.
Middle management may include department managers, store managers, regional and divisional managers, plant managers and others.