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General and Operations Managers

Education

Many top executives have a bachelor's or master's degree in business administration or in an area related to their field of work. Top executives in the public sector often have a degree in business administration, public administration, law, or the liberal arts. Top executives of large corporations often have a master of business administration (MBA). College presidents and school superintendents typically have a doctoral degree in the field in which they originally taught or in education administration.

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Business Administration and Management, General. - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $13,784.00 per year

Business/Commerce, General. - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $12,488.00 per year

Finance, General. - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $17,471.00 per year

Public Administration. - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $12,971.00 per year

International Business/Trade/Commerce. - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $19,729.00 per year

Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $15,049.00 per year

Management Science. - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $18,684.00 per year

Retail Management. - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $6,420.00 per year

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, Other. - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $30,400.00 per year

Military Training

Job training consists of classroom instruction and field training under simulated combat situations. Training length varies depending on position. Course content typically includes:

  • Battle tactics and management
  • Relationships among air, ground, and naval forces
  • Capabilities of weapon systems
  • Communications systems

Certifications or Licenses

Top executives may complete a certification program through the Institute of Certified Professional Managers to earn the Certified Manager (CM) credential. To become a CM, candidates must meet educ...

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General Qualifications

Communication skills. Top executives must be able to communicate clearly and persuasively. They must effectively discuss issues and negotiate with others, direct subordinates, and explain their pol...

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Knowledge

  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Mathematics

Most Common Education Levels

The level of education attained by people currently working in this career.

Most Common Education

Schools with the Highest Enrollment for Featured Major

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School
Number of Students
University of Phoenix-Online C...
496,050
Ashford University
157,752
Miami Dade College
99,232
Houston Community College
92,869
Kaplan University-Davenport Ca...
91,976
American Public University System
88,029
Lone Star College System
86,966
Arizona State University
79,274
Austin Community College District
77,953
Liberty University
77,778
Data supplied by Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Center of Education Statistics, Defense Manpower Data Center. (View our update schedule). Contact any business, college or military service branch to answer additional questions.