WHAT IS A GENERAL MANAGER?

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Bachelor of Applied Entrepreneurship

Delivered by Dūcere Global Business School in partnership with Torrens University Australia, the Bachelor of Applied Entrepreneurship teaches the practical enterprise skills of the 21st century. If you want to know how new businesses and startups succeed and develop your own unique business idea as part of your degree, then this is the course for you!

Australian Institute of Management Education & Training

Effectively lead, guide and support your team with this nationally recognised online BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management qualification from Australian Institute of Management (AIM) Education and Training.

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With the Diploma of Business (Operations) (BSB50120) from College for Adult Learning, you'll strengthen your ability to manage essential business operations, preparing you to move from administrative or technical roles to a leadership role in any business.

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What is a General Manager?

General Managers are usually in charge of a department within a company, though in small companies they may also be classed as a higher executive, and commonly rank above most employees but below corporate-level executives. The responsibilities associated with the position will vary from company to company depending on the organisation’s corporate structure.

Overseeing many aspects of a company, General Managers are responsible for effective planning and decision making, evaluating and coordinating staff, setting policies and operations and also creating and maintaining budgets.

A General Manager is also in charge of managing revenue and cost aspects of an organisation’s income, or profit and loss (P&L) as well as being accountable for company performance and efficiency, sales, marketing and day to day operations.

What do do?

  • Planning and developing policies and objectives for an organisation or company.
  • Setting company standards and providing day-to-day management and direction.
  • Assessing situations and responding to changes by issuing instructions and directives to staff.
  • Preparing and requisitioning reports, forecasts and budget outlines for presentation to governing bodies.
  • Overseeing and managing the hiring and performance of staff members.
  • Endorsing and maintaining policies aimed at achieving objectives and maximising profit and efficiency.
  • Authorising funding for policy and program implementation
  • Consulting and advising staff and department heads on methods of operation, finance and sales, equipment requirements and human resources.
  • Providing company representation at official events, conventions, forums and seminars and in negotiations and public hearings.

Career snapshot for General Manager

  • The average age of working is 48.
  • 71.80% of are male.
  • 91.10% of work full-time and on average they work around 46.3 hours per week.
  • With A Bachelor Degree or higher, get paid $2,250 per week Before Tax.
  • Unemployment levels are average.
  • In 2015 records showed 51,200 employed .
  • The projected growth of the profession is estimated to be strong with employment numbers around 59,100 by 2020.
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