Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Management
Career Information for Students
What is an Organizational Management degree?
An Organizational Management degree prepares students to find employment in almost any industry. Whether one is interested in a career in education, business, the government, or the nonprofit sector, a degree in organization management provides the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully manage organizations/businesses, departments and people. The goal of organization management is helping businesses and organizations to run as smoothly and efficiently as possible by making the best use of available resources. This can involve managing teams, helping to develop employee skills, figuring out how to make the best use of the latest technological advancements, helping to develop a company’s hiring practices, or streamlining a budget in order to make the best use of an organization’s resources. Those who pursue careers in organization management need to have finely developed organization, planning and leadership skills. The ability to communicate with others effectively is also important. Managers must not only know how businesses and organizations work, but must also understand people.
What are some of the job titles associated with Organizational Management?
· Non-profit agency manager
· Customer service manager
· Human resources administrator
· Project manager
· Hospital administrator
· Retail store manager
What does a manager do?
Across industries, a manager’s role is clear. They provide direction to employees, unite their subordinates to reach a common goal, assist with employee grievances and training, manage money flow, and assist in goal setting for an organization. Here is a breakdown of common tasks of a manager:
Critical Management Skills
Political: Establish connections with other businesses and government officials
Conceptual: Analyze complex situations and find solutions
Interpersonal: Communicate, motivate, mentor and delegate employees
Diagnostic: Finding responses to a complex situation
Basic Skills Necessary
Interpersonal: Coordination and interaction with employees
Informational: Handling, sharing, and analyzing information
Decisional: Decision making
What is the job outlook and estimated salary for a career in Organizational Management?
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, careers in management are generally growing within most industries. For information about different types of management careers, the job outlook, and salary information. Useful resources include: Occupational Outlook Handbook Overview of Management Occupations, Management Occupations Employment Statistics, and Payscale.com/Organizational Management.
Is a career in Organizational Management right for me?
To schedule an appointment to discuss career options within the Organizational Management field or to speak to a Career Advisor about developing a career plan within this field, please contact Career Development Services at (352) 323-3603 or submit an appointment request form.
How do I apply to the BAS in Organizational Management?
Want to major in Organizational Management? Please visit the Baccalaureate Programs website to learn more about information sessions and frequently asked questions.