How to Become a Managing Director

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What do I need to study to become a Managing Director?

Delivered by Ducere Global Business School in partnership with the Torrens University Australia, the Bachelor of Applied Business (Management) combines the fundamentals of management and business leadership with the practical enterprise skills of the 21st century.  If you’re ready to stand out from the crowd and to distinguish yourself as a workplace innovator, then this is the degree 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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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 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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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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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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Build the foundations to succeed with the Masters of Management from UNSW Online.  View course information
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College for Adult Learning's Advanced Diploma of Business (BSB60120) will further develop your business management skills to prepare your organisation to move into the next stage of growth. View course information
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Develop your strategic leadership skills and move from Manager to Director, with the Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management from College for Adult Learning. View course information
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The Dual Diploma of Business and Advanced Diploma of Business from College for Adult Learning will teach you key business management and strategic skills to take you senior executive levels. View course information
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Spruce up your leadership and management skills and give your career a major boost with this Mini MBA short course from Australian Institute of Management (AIM) Education and Training. View course information
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Make your transition into a leadership or a management role seamless with this New Leader short course from Australian Institute of Management (AIM) Education and Training. View course information
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Gain the most relevant and contemporary leadership skills available and lead your digital team to glory with this Digital Leadership: Elevate from Academy Xi. View course information
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If you're looking to sharpen your leadership and management skills in order to move up in the business world, then this BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management qualification from GROW Training Group is an ideal place to start. View course information
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If you have recently been promoted into a leadership position, or aspire to such a promotion in the near future, then this Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Organisational Development qualification from UNSW Online could be ideal for you. View course information
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Definition of Managing Director

The Managing Director or MD is the most senior position in any organisation. Holding ultimate accountability for the company’s performance, the Managing Director reports to the Chairman and shareholders whilst also typically sitting on the Board of Directors.



Primarily responsible for guiding and maintaining company policy and vision, the Managing Director is focused on ensuring that the organisation’s efforts are geared towards growth, profits and increasing shareholder return. They implement strategies approved by the board and ensure that the company’s structure and practices are aligned with the goals and mission statement of the organisation.



Other duties performed by a Managing Director include monitoring and comparing financial and operational results against budgets and targets as well as representing the company at corporate and public events, such as conferences and press briefings. They also serve as the point of communication between management executives, the board of directors and the company’s shareholders.

Career Outlook for Managing Director

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