As a general manager, you’ll be an executive in charge of the day to day activities of business, overseeing all the administrative functions of the organisation.
A general manager formulates the overall strategy and establish policies in order to ensure that the organisation meets its planned goals. They coordinate different processes and operations across the organisation. They perform a supervisory role in all the functional areas including finance, accounting, human resources, sales, marketing, and research and development.
Candidates with any stream at the plus two level are eligible for higher studies in management subjects. But plus two in commerce is always an added advantage.
To build a career in General Management, you can take a bachelor's degree in any discipline. However choosing a management related degree like BBA/BMS/BBM/B.Com is advisable. The duration of this program is usually 3 years.
More than the course, the institute plays a major role in management degree courses. Most common and recommendable pathway to this career is an MBA in General Management/Executive MBA with a specialization in any field. IIMs, the top management institutes in the country, provide management courses in the name ‘Post graduate Programs’. Masters in any Management is usually a 2 years program.
MPhil & PhD in general management are available in different institutes across the world. Mphil is a one year program suitable for candidates who wish to pursue a career as academicians, and researchers. PhD aspirants can do in-depth research works in different functional areas.
FPM is a 5 year full time Doctoral programme offered by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs).
Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture
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Managers need to effectively communicate with different people to get things done and to eliminate the gap between organizational goals and the work in progress.
Managers are required to direct a team towards pre-set goals.
An essential skill required in this field as managers have to analyse situations and reports to provide solutions to complex problems.
According to the changing trends and needs of people, managers need to adopt new techniques and methods to deal with them.
It is required for them to know planning techniques and to apply them in practice.
Managers must plan tasks and make sure efficiency is maintained in the completion of them, thus management of time is highly important.