Exploring a Career in Management

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Description of the Major
Skills Needed
Sample Occupations
Professional Associations
Student Organizations

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The management major prepares students to lead people, think strategically, and create successful organizational environments. This includes learning how to motivate human capital, encourage teamwork, identify competitive advantage, build and change organizations, negotiate effectively, make decisions, and succeed in diverse and multicultural work environments. The management major focuses on giving students the skills necessary to set the direction for organizations in a changing world and bring people together to achieve objectives.

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Skills Needed

  • Computer software: Working proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher; Adobe Photoshop
  • Communication skills: Ability to convey messages effectively with coworkers and clients; comfortable with public speaking
  • English language proficiency
  • Teamwork: Ability to work well with others; delegate tasks; deliver presentations
  • Time management: Ability to work under tight deadlines; handle multiple tasks/assignments
  • Managerial experience: Working in office with others as a team, supervision of other co-workers.
  • Clerical operations: Office experience, protocol

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Sample Occupations

(Connected to the Bureau of Labor and Statistic’s online Occupational Outlook Handbook)

  • Adminstrative Services Manager
  • Arbitrator/Mediator
  • Benefits and Compensation Specialist
  • Contract Administrator
  • Entrepreneur
  • Employer Relations Representative
  • Employment Interviewer
  • Generalist
  • Human Resources Management
  • Job Analyst
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Management Analyst
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Project Manager
  • Real Estate and Property Management
  • Real Estate Sales Agent
  • Recruiter
  • Retail Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Training Specialist
  • Training and Development Managers

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Sample Professional Associations

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Student Organizations

  • Mason Entrepreneurs
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

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George Mason University School of Business

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 10 percent of all AACSB accredited business schools, the School of Business is one of only 25 percent of business schools accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.




Main Campus
School of Business 
Enterprise Hall 
4400 University Drive, MS 1B1
Fairfax, VA 22030

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