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Business Administration: Management

Definition

Business administration, with an emphasis in management, focuses on learning principles and theories that affect the management of individuals, groups and organizations.

Job Titles to Consider

 

 

Buyer
City Manager
Claim Adjuster
Convention Manager
Credit Manager
Entrepreneur
Financial Planner
Financial Manager
General Manager
Health Care Administrator
Human Resource Assistant
Management Consultant
Management Trainee
Merchandise Manager
Operations Management
Systems Analyst
Purchasing Manager
Personnel Administrator
Public Relations Specialist
Product Manager
Recruiter
Sales Manager
Records Administrator

 
Can you prove you have the most important skills to hear “You’re Hired”?

Communication Skills
Communication skills involve active listening, presentation as well as excellent writing capabilities. Can you explain technical concepts to partners, customers and coworkers in a way they will understand?

Computer and Technical Literacy
Today, most jobs require basic competency in computer software.

Interpersonal Skills
The ability to work in teams, relate to people and manage conflict is extremely important in the workplace. How have you done this in the past? What is your conflict management style?

Adaptability
Are you able to adapt to changes and manage multiple tasks? In today’s professional world, the ability to learn new technologies and adjust to changing surroundings is important.

Research Skills
Hiring managers seek employees that are skilled at assessing situations, are able to seek multiple perspectives and gather more in-depth information.

Project Management Skills
Organization, planning and effectively implementing projects are all important skills to an employer. Many companies are choosing not to hire project managers, and are expecting all employees to possess the skills necessary to carry out projects.

Problem-Solving Skills
You need the ability to use creativity, reasoning, past experience, and available resources to resolve issues in any field. Solving problems will save your organization time and money.

Strong Work Ethic
Can you take initiative? Are you reliable? Can you do the job right the first time? Managers don’t have the time watch your every move, so this is a skill that is expected from all employees.

Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence is not a skill that will be listed in a job description. However, it is a highly sought after skill that relates to social skills, social awareness and self-management abilities.

Professional Organizations

American Management Association
www.amanet.org

Society for Human Resource Management
www.shrm.org

Additional Sources of Information

Consulting Information Services
www.consultinginfo.com

Starting Your Business
www.sbaonline.sba.gov

Community Career Center
www.nonprofitjobs.org

Idealist.org
www.idealist.org

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