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General Management
Curriculum and Concentrations

The General Management concentration prepares you for a broad range of industries and roles by providing the leadership and management competencies required to progress from mid-level positions in organizations to higher-level positions with increasing managerial responsibility. It complements more technical concentrations in business analytics, finance and marketing by providing a broader managerial decision-making context to apply and integrate specific tools and techniques. Students with unique career goals have greater flexibility to design a field specialization within this concentration.

Possible Career Paths

  • Project Management
  • General Management

Suggested General Management Courses

  • 200B – Managerial Accounting
  • 202B – Business, Government & the International Economy
  • 203B – Forecasting and Managerial Research Methods
  • 206 – Decision Making and Management Science
  • 207 – Management Information Systems
  • 216 – Managing Professionals: Budgets, Controls and Ethics
  • 270 – Corporate Financial Reporting
  • 291 – Leadership

Related Coursework

  • 215 – Business Law
  • 246 – Negotiation in Organization
  • 267 – Teams and Technology
  • 290 – Topics in Social Entrepreneurship
  • 298 – Executive in Residence
  • 498 – Consulting Practicum

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