How to Become a General Manager

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What do I need to study to become a General Manager?

Delivered by Dūcere Global Business School in partnership with Torrens University Australia, the Bachelor of Applied Entrepreneurship teaches the practical enterprise skills of the 21st century. If you want to know how new businesses and startups succeed and develop your own unique business idea as part of your degree, then this is the course for you! View course information
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Develop invaluable business leadership skills and benefit from unparalleled industry engagement with this online Master of Business Administration (Innovation and Leadership) course from the Torrens University.  View course information
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Gain up-to-date industry knowledge and the skills to be an effective leader with this online Graduate Diploma in Management. View course information
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Demonstrate your career ambition and gain a thorough understanding of the current business management landscape with this online Master of Business Administration (MBA+). View course information
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Build practical new skills for a senior management role with this nationally recognised online Diploma of Business (BSB50215) course. View course information
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Turn your leadership skills into a rewarding new career with this online Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915) course.  View course information
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Build competitive new skills to accelerate your leadership career with this online Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership (BSB80215) course. View course information
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Build stand-out skills in strategic leadership and management with this internationally recognised online Master of Business Administration course from the Australian Institute of Business.  View course information
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Connect with 250+ business leaders and build sought-after skills for the global business world with this online Master of Business Administration course from Dūcere.  View course information
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Get qualified as a senior business leader in just one year with this online BSB80215 - Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership (Applied Business) course from Mentor Education. View course information
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Start a business career with no bachelor's degree and no exams with this online Master of Business Administration course from Ducere Business School. View course information
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Strengthen your ability to manage essential business operations, preparing you to move from administrative or technical roles to a leadership role in any business. View course information
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Develop transferable business skills and learn how to effectively lead people and manage team performance, manage budgets and financial plans, as well as heading up payroll and human resources functions. View course information
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Seize the opportunity to work with KPMG or the United Nations while you study this online Master of Business Administration (Innovation and Leadership) course from the University of Mauritius via the Ducere Global Business School. View course information
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The Diploma of Business (Leadership) (BSB50210) is a nationally recognised qualification designed to help students increase their business skills in order to move into higher managerial roles. View course information
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The Diploma of Leadership & Management (BSB50420) is designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge and practical experience they need to lead teams and excel in the business world. View course information
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The Double Diploma of Business (Leadership) (BSB50120) + Leadership & Management (BSB50420) is a comprehensive course that equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to manage and lead teams within the business environment. View course information
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Achieve your full potential and learn what great leaders are made of with an Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management from Pacific Training Group. View course information
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Prepare for your first, or next, management role with a Diploma of Leadership and Management from Pacific Training Group. Learn the art of planning, organising, and reviewing the output of your team and yourself to deliver successful organisational outcomes. View course information
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Ducere Business College delivers an online pathway program that allows you to graduate in less than 2 years with a fully accredited Bachelor (Hons) Applied Business (Management) with The University of Wales Trinity Saint David. View course information
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Definition of General Manager

General Managers are usually in charge of a department within a company, though in small companies they may also be classed as a higher executive, and commonly rank above most employees but below corporate-level executives. The responsibilities associated with the position will vary from company to company depending on the organisation’s corporate structure.



Overseeing many aspects of a company, General Managers are responsible for effective planning and decision making, evaluating and coordinating staff, setting policies and operations and also creating and maintaining budgets.



A General Manager is also in charge of managing revenue and cost aspects of an organisation’s income, or profit and loss (P&L) as well as being accountable for company performance and efficiency, sales, marketing and day to day operations.

What are the responsibilities of a General Manager ?

  • Planning and developing policies and objectives for an organisation or company.
  • Setting company standards and providing day-to-day management and direction.
  • Assessing situations and responding to changes by issuing instructions and directives to staff.
  • Preparing and requisitioning reports, forecasts and budget outlines for presentation to governing bodies.
  • Overseeing and managing the hiring and performance of staff members.
  • Endorsing and maintaining policies aimed at achieving objectives and maximising profit and efficiency.
  • Authorising funding for policy and program implementation
  • Consulting and advising staff and department heads on methods of operation, finance and sales, equipment requirements and human resources.
  • Providing company representation at official events, conventions, forums and seminars and in negotiations and public hearings.

Career Outlook for General Manager

The average age of people working as is 48 with 71.80% of them being male. 91.10% of are employed full-time and they typically work around 46.3 hours per week.

 

Unemployment is average and, with A Bachelor Degree or higher, the average Community Worker can earn around $2,250 per week Before Tax. In 2015 there were 51,200 working and the future growth of the profession is predicted to be strong, with numbers around 59,100 in 2020.