What's it like to be a General Manager?
As a General Manager you will plan, direct and coordinate the operations of an organisation or a business unit within an organisation. Rather than focusing on one functional area of management, such as HR, procurement or administration, you will oversee all aspects of the business or business unit.
The role of General Manager is common in large global or multinational organisations where businesses are organised along product lines, customer groups or geographies. The General Manager typically serves as the top executive for the unit and is responsible for strategy, structure, budgets, people, financial outcomes and scorecard metrics.
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How to become a General Manager
- Complete a bachelor degree in business, commerce, economics or a related field. This usually takes three years of full-time study.
- Consider advancing your skills with a relevant postgraduate degree, such as a Graduate Certificate in Business or Master of Business Administration (MBA).
- Gain extensive work experience across one or more organisations, in roles that focus on managing people and processes. Prior senior-level managerial experience is typically required before becoming a General Manager.