Managers are an essential component of both the organizational structure of business, and the decision making process. Managers should be organized, knowledgeable, ethical, inspirational and experienced. Typically managers have achieved an advanced level of education and apply this knowledge in combination with practical business experience.
An MBA in General Management establishes the foundation for upper-level management and leadership positions by instilling students with business knowledge, theory, and procedure that they can immediately begin implementing in the workplace. Managers are leaders who must conduct teams of professionals, make informed decisions, and solve problems, while keeping their team focused and content.
Responsibilities of a manager can include
- Planning and Implementation – Managers are responsible for their departments and employees. They must implement project plans using their resources and meet deadlines.
- Team Building – One of the most important responsibilities a manager must learn is how to build and inspire a team. Developing professional communication and confidence is key.
- Leadership – A team is only as good as its leader. Being a good manager means inspiring confidence, making informed decisions, leading by example, and keeping in mind the interests of your team and the company.
- Training – As a manager you are a source of knowledge about your company, procedures, and best practices. In addition you are responsible for making sure your team stays up to date with the industry and continuing education.
- Decision-making – Managers make tough decisions based on their experience and the information at hand. They must be accountable and forward-thinking enough to recognize the impact of their actions.
- Additional Responsibilities – Establish successful working relationships, problem solving, strategy development, upholding workplace codes and ethics, resolving human resources issues and more.