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: $14,834.00 per year

Business/Commerce, General - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $13,603.00 per year

Finance, General - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $18,821.00 per year

Public Administration - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $14,066.00 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: $21,288.00 per year

Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $16,221.00 per year

Management Science - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $20,483.00 per year

Retail Management - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $6,143.00 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: $23,590.00 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...

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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...

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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...
374,006
Ivy Tech Community College
180,464
Ashford University
148,671
American Public University System
116,779
Liberty University
105,665
Miami Dade College
99,253
Lone Star College System
98,146
Houston Community College
88,564
Grand Canyon University
80,549
Northern Virginia Community Co...
78,413
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.