Build Skills to Manage Teams and Projects
Our MBA's online general management degree concentration teaches you strategic solutions to common obstacles in your workplace. You'll focus on general management skills such as conflict resolution and build an in-depth understanding of leadership. USM’s online MBA can be completed in as little as one year.
- Apply your skills to many industries
- Move into high-paying management roles
- Choose electives for your goals
Individualize Your Online MBA Program
The online general management degree concentration is unique because you can direct your elective coursework toward your career goals. You can study key concepts in operations management, project management, and information systems management in the General Management concentration. You'll gain a set of best practices in employee development, problem-solving, and leadership that apply to virtually any industry.
As a sales manager, you would direct a sales team, resolve customer complaints, oversee budgets, analyze sales data, train sales staff, and more. Responsibilities for sales managers can vary depending on the size and type of organization you work in. Jobs for sales managers generally increase at the same rate of growth as their specific industry.
Industrial Production Manager
As an industrial production manager, you would oversee the daily operations of a manufacturing plant. At large plants, where managers have more oversight responsibilities, employers may look for managers who have an MBA. Your skills could qualify you to identify and solve problems in the production process, motivate and direct production teams, and make recommendations based on your production data analysis. Industries projected to add the most jobs for industrial production managers through 2029 include automotive manufacturing, machine shops, and pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing.
The MBA's online general management degree concentration at the University of Saint Mary requires 33 graduate-level credit hours, including eight core courses and three elective courses. Choose from the courses listed below or choose courses from the other MBA program concentrations:
MGT 713 — Operations Management
Explore the decisions required to effectively manage production and operations. Examine the planning, coordination, and other activities required to create and distribute goods and services. This course develops and explores the concept of trade-off analysis, linking it to manufacturing, operations, and corporate strategy.
MGT 731 — Management Information Systems
Students will learn to assess an organization's information processing systems in the organization, with a focus on methods of integrating systems into daily operations for analyzing and representing data in forms useful for decision-making.
MGT 750 — Leadership
This course focuses on how leaders create a vision to influence change, motivate employees, improve performance, and position their company for success. Students will learn to identify both good and bad leadership characteristics and envision themselves as leaders while identifying traits that will improve their skills. Leadership will be analyzed and reflected through problems, observation, readings, case analysis, and examples from culture.
MGT 751 — Project Management
Project management, the process and skill required to manage complex, non-routine, one-time undertakings, is essential to fuel the process of change in an organization and meet strategic goals while continuing to serve clients. You'll study the process of selecting projects that best support organizational goals and the technical and managerial processes to complete those goals. You'll also explore work structuring, budgeting, resource allocation, and performance measurement and control. The course will also analyze the organizational and behavioral issues involved in managing projects.
MGT 799 — Graduate Internship
In this course, the student will earn supervised practical experience in selected organizations, agencies, or businesses. Overall experience and written requirements for this internship are developed collectively by the faculty internship coordinator, the organization, and the student. Requires a minimum of 150 site hours in a substantive business position for three credit hours.
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