Top Reasons to Major in Management:
- In the next 8 years the number of Administrative Service Manager jobs will increase by 15%; Human Resource Manager jobs will increase by 13%; Industrial Production Manager jobs will increase by 9%; Training & Development Managers will increase by 15%; and Top Executive jobs will increase by 5%.
- Median pay is about $77,890 for Administrative Service Managers, $87,160 for Industrial Production Managers, $99,000 for Human Resource Managers, $89,170 for Training and Development Managers, and $165,080 for Top Executives.
- Gain an understanding of the strongest force for change in the world today - globalization.
- Learn to manage the total enterprise while honing your interpersonal, critical thinking, analytical, conceptual, and communicative skills.
- Learn to achieve results by leading others.
- Learn the challenges facing large and small institutions and identify the options available to meet these challenges.
- Understand the incredible role that entrepreneurial activity plays in the United States (approximately 80% of US businesses are small companies) and perhaps discover your own entrepreneurial tendencies.
- Learn that nearly all of us will have the opportunity to enter management positions. Management majors and minors will have the advantage in obtaining these positions.
- "Everyone has peak performance potential --- you just need to know where they are coming from and meet them there." --- Anonymous
What do Students Have to Say About the Management Degree?
"The Management core of courses hit on all of the pieces of information needed in the workplace. A Management Degree allows you to get a job in many areas/functions of business -- you are not tied to one department or function." -- Ken Rowland, Jr.
"The degree prepares you with the dynamics of management. It provides many tools to help with such things as writing good proposals, negotiating in a union atmosphere, and the development of employees. The Management Degree gives you a good idea of what to expect in a company". -- Samih Toubia
"My education at MSCD began with the most basic business concepts that are often taken for granted in the business world. Building on the essential paradigms, the MSCD School of Business provides the in-depth analysis and real world experience required for competent business management. Metro's diverse staff and extra-curricular organization opportunities afforded me a business education that sets me apart from empirically trained managers."
-- Roberta Rivera
What do Business Managers Have to Say About the Management Degree?
"The Management Degree allows students to develop important skills used by managers such as conflict resolution, teams, creating visions, seeing the whole picture, and interpersonal skills. A Management Degree enlightens students to the many opportunities available and it provides opportunities to discuss ideas from multiple perspectives". -- Martha Guillory, Vice President, National Farmers Union
"It seems like Metro Management graduates are willing to work harder than most. Additionally, they seem to have a great sense of reality and responsibility" --- Anonymous
"Kay has taken on recruiting for a couple of positions and is doing everything from start to finish. She performs at a very productive and high level. She is a valuable part of our team".
-- Beverly Baily, The Polk Company, about Management/HR Intern Kay Schimpf.
"Instead of fitting round theories into square holes, we as managers should capitalize on the strengths of an individual's differences and the possibilities that are opened to us by different circumstances". - William B. Miller
Necessary skills the manager should have include:
- proficiency in planning, organizing, leading and controlling activities
- utilization of problem solving methodology to identify and define organizational problems, devise solutions and implement the solution to achieve desired outcomes
- highly developed interpersonal skills
- an ability to communicate clearly and persuasively
- use of sound methods for making decisions
- innovative thinking, self-reliance, creative independent analysis and sensitivity to social and ethical values