Career and Leadership Development

General Management

Management is the art and science of effectively utilizing human and physical resources to attain the objectives of the organization. General management allows the students flexibility in selecting courses to prepare for a position in a wide variety of areas.

Managers and administrators are employed in virtually every type of organization, from profit to non-profit and from industrial to the service sector. Large numbers are employed in finance, insurance, real estate, construction, public administration, health, education, transportation, and public utilities.

Emphases within the major:

General Management (BBA)

Major skills acquired:

Conflict Resolution
Management and Supervision
Persuasion and Motivation
Planning & Strategy
Public Speaking
Written Communications

Related occupations:

(With corresponding Dictionary of Occupational Titles numbers). The following list of related occupations is an open list of ideas to expand your career research. Some of these careers may require additional experience or education.
Construction Manager
Employment Interviewer (166.267-010)
Fast Food Service Manager (185.137-010)
Field Representative (163.267-010)
Management Trainee (189.167-018)
Manager, Financial Institutions (186.117-038)
Program Director (187.117-046)
Public Relations Representative (165.067-010)
Retail Store Manager (185.167-046)
Underwriter (169.167-058)

Representative employers that have hired our students:

ABC Supply Company - Sauk Rapids, MN
Ace Hardware - Verona, WI
American TV & Appliance - Madison, WI
AVCO Inc. - Milwaukee, WI
Bose Corporation - Aurora, IL
Boston Store - Madison, WI
Cecor - Verona, WI
Cherry Hills Golf Course - Sturgeon Bay, WI
Dawes Crane Rental - Madison, WI
Dell Computer - Round Rock, TX
Department of Veterans Affairs - Milwaukee, WI
D & N Bank - Ironwood, MI
Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Fond du Lac, WI
Farm & Fleet - Janesville, WI
Franklin Fueling Systems - Madison, WI
Geiger Inc. - Waunakee, WI
Glenbrook Racquet Club - Northbrook, IL
Hurd Millwork Inc. - Medford, WI
JP Morgan Chase - Round Lake Beach, IL
Kalmbach Publishing Company - Waukesha, WI
Katz & Barney Law Firm - Sherman Oaks, WI
Ken Raddatz Trucking - Hartland, WI
Kohl's Department Stores - Menomonee Falls, WI
Lab Safety Supply - Janesville, WI
Marshall & Ilsley Bank - Milwaukee, WI
Menards - Milwaukee, WI
Monroe Schools - Monroe, WI
Schenker, Inc. - Sussex, WI
Scribner-s Bookstore - Wauwatosa, WI
State Farm Insurance - Brookfield, WI
State of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
Steele Solutions, Inc. - Franklin, WI
Techni-Flex Inc. - Appleton, WI
The Sales Force of Milwaukee - Waukesha, WI
United States Government - Darmstadt, Germany
Walgreens - Sun Prairie, WI
Wells Fargo - Menomonee Falls, WI
Wittlin's Services - Menomonee Falls, WI

Graduate schools attended by our students:

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI
Henderson State University - Arkadelphia, AR
University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, WI

For further information outside Career & Leadership Development:

UW-Whitewater Management Department
Departmental Office, Hyland Hall 4304
Phone: (262) 472-3964

American Management Society
World Headquarters
Willow Grove, PA 10090

American Institute of Management
125 East 18th Street
New York, NY 10016

American Association of Industrial Management
7425 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 10126

American Society for Personnel Administration
30 Park Drive
Berea, OH 44017