Studies in Management are a great choice for those oriented towards working in business and the corporate world, human resources, non-profit organizations, and strategic planning. A Management major provides the building blocks you will require after graduation to make you an asset in an organization of any size or as an entrepreneur.

Career Options in Management

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of the options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with studies in Management than others.

  • Bank Research Analyst
  • Banking Representative
  • Benefits Coordinator
  • Brand Manager
  • Business Administrator
  • Business Development Consultant
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Corporate Financier
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Executive Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • General Manager
  • Health Policy Planner
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Investment Strategist
  • Journalist
  • Labour Relations Mediator
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Secretary
  • Legislative Aid
  • Lobbyist
  • Manager/Director
  • Media Correspondent
  • Non-profit Administrator
  • Paralegal
  • Policy Advisor
  • Policy Researcher
  • Politician
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Purchasing Agent/Buyer
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Researcher
  • Risk Manager
  • Stockbroker
  • Venture Capitalist

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.

Skills Developed through Studies in Management

A background in Management ensures that you develop the skills and mindset to tackle many different professional challenges.

Core Management Skills

  • An understanding of the principles of effective management that reflect the diverse scope and varied responsibilities of modern management
  • General knowledge of marketing, human resources management, financial management and strategic planning
  • An understanding of general management practices from the perspective of small, medium and large organizations
  • The ability to gather various types of information, assess them, analyze potential linkages, plan a course of action, and efficiently interact with colleagues to successfully carry out projects.

Communication, Data Gathering and Organizational Skills

  • An ability to organize, understand and analyze new sources of information and to apply novel forms of technology or new information to different professional settings and tasks
  • An ability to prepare oral and written presentations and reports using current data and technology
  • The ability to learn new information and apply this to professional demands
  • The capacity to critically analyze problems, think creatively and make sound decisions while considering different sides of an argument
  • The ability to explain complex ideas clearly to others and to apply complex theoretical concepts to everyday practice and professional dilemmas

Management and Teamwork

  • The ability to interpret and analyze information presented by peers and efficiently and constructively support or challenge their proposals, theories, ideas and reports in order to achieve a project's intended and successful end result
  • The ability to lead and interact with a variety of people with different approaches and personal and professional backgrounds
  • Skills enabling you to work effectively in group situations, partaking in decision-making, leading and contributing in various capacities to the ultimate success of the team and task
  • The capability to identify priorities and proper courses of action, to plan the execution of tasks and to determine and delegate responsibilities to group members to most effectively carry out projects

Professional Associations and Organizations

Knowing an industry and how to excel in it after receiving a degree are key elements of future success. University study sets up the building blocks you will need to develop and enhance your understanding and knowledge in your career. Being part of a professional organization or network and gaining further insight through training are excellent ways of increasing your knowledge of the field.