General Management Overview
What is General Management?
Management is the science of getting people and resources together to accomplish organizational goals and objectives. It can include things like planning, organizing, staffing and, most importantly, leading.
What can I do with a Management degree?
General Management graduates obtain positions in administrative services management, lodging management, management consulting, meeting and convention planning, non-profit and community services administration, retail and food services management, project management, and property and facilities management.
Management at Tennessee Tech
General Management is designed for students who desire broad managerial expertise and curriculum exposure to a variety of business areas. This program enhances leadership and interpersonal skills that translate into lifelong competencies. Tennessee Tech’s College of Business holds the highest national accreditation from AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This distinction is held by less than five percent of business schools in the world.
Companies who have hired Tennessee Tech general management graduates in the recent past include:
- Averitt Express
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Cookeville Regional Medical Center
- Fleetguard, Inc.
- Gaylord Entertainment
- Kimberly-Clark Corp.
- Nissan, USA
- O'Charley's, Inc.
- State Farm Insurance
- Various Financial Institutions
The following are common position titles held by general management graduates:
- Management Trainees
- First-line Supervisors
- Retail Managers
- Property and Facility Managers
- Entry-level Professional Bankers
- Insurance Professionals
- Hotel/Restaurant Managers
- Entry-level Management Analysts
The national average yearly salary for students graduating in the curriculum of Business Administration/Management is $47,617. (Based on the September 2008 Salary Survey of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.)
For additional information on career placement and internships contact your advisor and career services.
Society for Advancement of Management
Advisor: Dr. Rodley Pineda
Office: JH 320, 372-6253
Any freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior student interested in business management may become a member. The club focuses on the professional development of its members through activities such as guest lectures, fundraisers, and social events. Campus recruitment occurs primarily in the fall, but students may join at anytime. Annual membership fees include $45 national dues and local dues.