What Is Management?

If you think managers are bossy, hierarchical beings, forcing their subordinates to slave away 24/7, you’ve got the wrong idea of what management truly is. We don’t blame you. The media oftentimes portrays managers as ruthless villains or senseless fools putting their hands in the business of others and slowing down workflow. We would like to challenge your perception of management.

Good management is the secret sauce to success. People are a company's greatest asset. If employees are not thriving, this will hurt the external appearance of the company and ultimately decrease sales. Managers are responsible for one thing: productivity. Without a productive system in place, and without productive employees, work will not be accomplished and the company will fail. Managers implement a variety of tactics and strategies in order to optimize production both through “things” and “humans.”

Why Major in Management?

It’s marketable. Every organization requires various kinds of managers.  According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, a need for managers  is projected to grow 6% from 2014 to 2024, which will result in 500,000+ new jobs.

It’s fulfilling. Managers have the potential to positively impact those they are leading. Empowering people to live to their fullest potential is a daily occurrence for managers; thus, resulting in managers, too, feeling inspired and empowered.

It flexible. Retail management, construction management, management information systems, office management, plant management, and human resource management  are just a few of the career paths management students can pursue. Majoring in management gives you great career flexibility upon graduation and onward.