General Management Career Opportunities
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 <strong> Business & Management </strong>

College of
Business & Management

General Management Degree Specialization

General Management Careers Overview

When you earn your bachelor’s degree in Management from DeVry University with a General Management major, you’ll be prepared to confidently move ahead in today's competitive global marketplace. The skills and credentials you’ll gain are needed for general management career positions in almost every business and industry. As a graduate of this program, you'll be able to plan, direct, or coordinate initiatives at companies operating in the public or private sector. Well-versed in all business disciplines, general managers look out for the entire organizational system of management and optimize resources for success.

Professional Responsibilities

Industries

Career Options

Professional Responsibilities

Highly-skilled general managers are needed in every business and industry across all functional areas of management such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services. The bachelor's degree in Management is specifically designed to help working adults apply their advanced management skills to navigate multiple departments and create performance improvement opportunities between each. Some general responsibilities could include:

  • Formulating policies
  • Managing daily operations
  • Planning the use of materials and human resources
  • Supporting the launch of a new product
Industries

General management careers can be found in virtually every industry, including:

  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Finance
  • Government
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Education
  • Communications
  • Retail
  • Marketing
  • Transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Entertainment
  • Consulting
  • Family businesses
Career Options

DeVry University graduates in Management with a General Management major will be prepared for general management careers such as:

  • General and operations manager
  • Purchasing manager
  • Medical and health services manager
  • Social and community services manager
  • Cost estimator
  • Compensation, benefits, and cost analysis specialist
  • Management analyst
  • Meeting and convention planner
  • Sales representative
  • Customer service representative

For related career paths, see all degree programs offered by the College of Business & Management.

DeVry Career Advantage

DeVry University helps prepare you to advance in your chosen career. In 2013, 90% of DeVry University graduates actively seeking employment obtained careers in their field within six months of graduation, or were already employed in their field when they graduated.

1 Based on self-reported data from bachelor’s and associate degree graduates. Does not include graduates not actively seeking employment, as determined by DeVry University Career Services, or graduates who did not report data on employment status to DeVry University Career Services.