Business Management

Understand business management activities and careers

What is Business Management?

  • Business management is the direct control of a business or enterprise.
  • It means working with people and using resources effectively and efficiently to accomplish organizational goals.

Who performs management functions?

Every business, large or small has managers. Their overall job is to make sure that the organization meets its goals and obligations.

Levels of Business Management (Managers)

The 4 Functions of Managers


  • Setting company goals
  • Deciding what must be done (Top-level managers)
  • Deciding who will do what
  • Deciding how the work will be grouped


  • Assigning managers different tasks
  • Coordinating activities
  • Knowing what the other managers are doing


  • Creating a vision for the company
  • Setting standards
  • Communicating company goals to employees
  • Providing guidance
  • Resolving conflict among employees


  • Keeping the company on track
  • Making sure all goals are met

Business Management Careers

If you like...

Then you might consider a career in Business Management.

Factors that will affect your career

  • Education
  • Where you want to work (workplace)
  • The money you want to make (salary)
  • The things you do on your job (job duties)

Education and Salary

Different jobs require different education levels.

For example:

  • A File Clerk may only need to have a High School Diploma but
  • A Manager may need a Bachelor's Degree

Generally, the more education you have the more money you will earn.

Types of Education

  • High School Diploma
  • High School Career & Technical Education/Training (CTE)
  • On the Job Training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Bachelors' Degree
  • Masters' Degree
  • PhD (Doctoral Degree)

Work Description

What would you be required to do on the job? What would be your job duties?

For example:

  • A Receptionist will answer the phone.
  • A Supervisor is responsible for directing the day-to-day activities of employees

Choosing Your Workplace

The kind of activities you do will impact the career you choose and the place you work!

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The Occupational Outlook Handbook lists various information on hundreds of different types of jobs--such as Administrator and Manager. It is available online and in hard copy.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook tells:

  • The training and education needed
  • Salary
  • Expected job prospects
  • What workers do on the job
  • Working conditions
  • Job search tips
  • Links to job markets in each state and more

Business Management Careers

  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Farm Operations Manager
  • Funeral Director
  • Loan Officers and Counselors
  • Health Service Manager
  • Hotel Manager
  • Human Resources (HR) Manager

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