Want a career in management? Here is an article that seeks to guide you through the never-ending maze of specializations.

Courses In Management

What is management? A textbook bug would tell you that management is the science of managing people. In crude language, it is the art of getting things done by others. However, in the global language, management means the science and art of managing resources optimally. In simple terms, management means to manage things, people, and processes around you. It doesn’t matter what you manage – money, infrastructure, and people – what matters is how you select your resources and get the best out of them. A manager doesn’t just manage things; a manager selects things he would like to manage according to the task at hand.
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Course Details
Management courses are both post graduate and graduate programmes. You can opt to go separately for a bachelor’s degree and then start a master’s degree. Or you can enroll for an integrated program after school which deals with both the degrees under the same umbrella. There are no specific eligibility criteria for management courses except for in specializations like Biotechnology. For a bachelor’s degree, you can join straight after school and for masters, a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any subject is sufficient. However, for an executive course you need to have a work experience of 3-5 years. Potential candidates for master’s or executive programmes are expected to have taken ‘Graduate Management Aptitude Test’ (GMAT) and completed a 12 + 4 format of prior studies. 

Details Of The Course Curriculum

Bachelor’s Program In Management Broadly Follows The Following Curriculum:
  • Business Management
  • Accounting & Financial Management
  • Business Economics
  • Business & Taxation Laws
  • Business Mathematics
  • Organisational Behaviour
Master’s program in management deals with all the Bachelor’s level courses in more detail and also provides additional streams to specialize in. The master’s curriculum at Harvard is:
  • Financial Reporting and Control (FRC)
  • Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • Technology and Operations Management
  • Business, Government, and the International Economy
  • Strategy
  • The Entrepreneurial Manager
  • Corporate Accountability
Along with these core papers, there are also plethora of specializations and specialized courses offered in the field of management. 

There are many specialisations that are offered and available to management students. Some of the most well known are as:

  • General Business Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Finance Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • Event Management
  • Hotel Management
  • Retail Management
  • Dairy Management
  • Supply Management
  • Hospitality & Food Service Management
  • Project Management
  • Crisis Management
  • Communication Management 

Skills Required
Skills required for management are generally non-technical unless you are opting for a highly specialized course like ‘Agro-business management’. Considering the amount of people management involved at all levels, strong people skills and good communication skills are a must to have a career in this field. A general focus in life coupled with interest and awareness about the field that you want to get into enables you to make an appropriate career choice. This awareness also tells you the specific skill sets required for a highly specialized management degree.

Career Prospects 
Thanks to the all-pervasive nature of management, its students have takers everywhere. A degree in management gives you a complete knowledge of how to run a business successfully. It covers all aspects of business from small day-to-day decisions to bigger once-in-a-lifetime decisions. It also comes with an exhaustive knowledge of how to manage the lower, middle and upper echelons of management and thus equips a person sufficiently to start his/her own business. People looking forward to a career in any multi national company should get a management degree. Every department in any organisation looks for a management degree holder to run it. The job alternatives therefore are pretty huge, and with the right institute and right degree, you can have a dream career.
Best Institutes
Some Of The Best Global Institutes Offering Management Courses Are: 
  • Kellogg University, Northwestern
  • Chicago University
  • Harvard University
  • Stanford University
  • Wharton University, Pennsylvania 
Some Of The Best Indian Institutes Offering Management Courses Are: 
  • Indian Institute of Management (IIM) – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata
  • Indian School of Business (ISB) - Hyderabad
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) - Mumbai
  • Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) – New Delhi
  • Xavier’s Labor Relations Institute (XLRI) – Jamshedpur  

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