Why Study Management
Feb 19, 2009 by Rashid Javed
You may be wondering why you need to study management. If you are an accounting major, a marketing major, or an major other than management, you maynot understand how studying management may help you in your career. We can explain the value of studying management bylooking at the universality of the management, the reality of work, and the rewards and challenges of being a manager. The Universality of Management:
Just how universal is the need of management in organizations? We can say with certainty that management is needed in all types and sizes of organizations, at all organizational levels and in all organizational work areas, andin all organizations, no matter what country they are located in. This is known as the universality of management. Managers in all these settings will plan, organize, lead, and control. However this is not to say that management is done the same way. The differences in what a supervisor in a software applications testingfacility at Microsoft does versus what the CEO of Microsoft does are a matter of degree and emphasis, not of function. Because both are managers, bothwill plan, organize, lead, and control, but how they do so will differ. Since management is universally needed in all organizations, we have a vested interest in improving the way organizations are managed. Why? we interact with organizations every single day of our lives. Does it frustrate you when you have to spend three hours in department of motor vehicles office to get your driver\'s license renewed? Are you irritated when non of the sales persons in a department store seems interested to help you? Do you get annoyed when you call an airline three times andtheir sales representatives quote you three different prices for the same trip? Theses are all examples of problems created by poor management. Organizationsthat are well managed develop a loyal customer base, grow, and prosper. Those that are poorly managed...