The Profession of Business Administration
There are many responsibilities involved in Department Management. You must have an education and hold certain skills to be successful in this career field. There are promotions available and salary increases if you earn them. You should have adequate communication skills and practice a lot of self-discipline and possess self-control. The main responsibilities of Department Managers are recruiting, training and managing staff. You are expected to make good choices in the hiring process. You must have the skills that it takes to train your new hire in the position that you hired them for. You are required to manage your staff in an effective way, practicing self-control in disordered situations and self-discipline in all situations. You must be able to set good examples for your employees. A department manager is responsible for stock control and sales, handling customer questions and complaints, and overall sales. They are expected to be capable of hitting sales targets, forecast future sales, and implement strategies to improve sales. (http://www.totaljobs.com/careers-advice/job-profile/retail-jobs/department-manager-job-description) The educational requirements for this position can vary based on the size of the company. The department manager can be expected to have at least a general education or to work toward it. In small businesses one can work up the ladder to being promoted to the title of department manager, experience being the only requirement. Being familiar with common workplace software, such as Microsoft Office applications, and knowledge of accounting procedures are other often-preferred qualifications. (diplomaguide) In large organizations you may need a bachelor’s degree to go along with your experience. ( Anonymous, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010 – 2011 01-01-2010) Usually in small businesses an associate’s degree is a standard requirement. In larger companies you may need...
References: 1. Anonymous (2010). Management Occupations. Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010 - 2011. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from http://elibrary.bigchalk.com.ezp-00rrw.lirn.net
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