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Management Degrees

Management degrees give students a broad foundation in topics relating to business, finance, economics and marketing. Most management degrees have a very practical focus, with opportunities to complete work placements and professional projects included as part of the program. For those more interested in the theory which goes into informing policies and best practices in management, there are also more research-orientated management degrees to choose from. And, of course, programs that combine the two.

Whether you want to learn more about management but are unsure about which sector you want to work in, or want to explore a particular management specialization in terms of role (such as human resource management) or industry (such as hospitality management), there are plenty of degrees available to help kick-start your management career.

The demand for management professionals in almost every sector of human activity means you’ll find a vast range of management degree programs available, including many taught as combined honors or joint programs (such as business and management, management and marketing, management and mathematics, management with international business, management with sustainability).

Key Skills

Common skills gained with a management degree include:

  • Specialist knowledge of particular management role and/or business sector
  • Understanding of basic business practices and structures
  • Understanding of management and business theory, strategy and research
  • Wide understanding of global economies and financial markets
  • Ability to understand and use financial and numerical data
  • Ability to use research methodology effectively
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent organization and time management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • General IT skills
  • General numerical skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to take initiative