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College of Business & Management

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


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



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.

The DeVry University Career Advantage

Whether you are looking to attend a traditional campus or an online university, DeVry University is the place where you can gain the skills, credentials, and respect you need to succeed in the world of business and management. The proof is in the numbers.  In 2012, 90% of DeVry University graduates actively seeking employment had careers in their field within 6 months of graduation.*

* Figure based on 2012 graduates self-reporting data to DeVry University Career Services who were employed at graduation or actively seeking employment in their field after graduation. Does not include graduates who were not actively seeking employment, as determined by DeVry University Career Services, or who did not report data on employment status to DeVry University Career Services.