Management is leading others to accomplish common goals in business. Today’s managers are people-oriented, creative, adaptable and strong communicators. They have to know how to deal effectively with rapidly changing environments, work successfully with small and large teams, live and work by principles of ethics and social responsibility and be aware of responsibilities to sustainability.
As a major in general management, you'll study topics such as marketing, organizational behaviour, introductory accounting, managing responsibly in a global environment, human resources management, policy and strategy and probability and statistics. You will draw from fields such as history, English, political science, economics and sociology.
Many of our students choose a minor to go with their general management major to enhance their knowledge in a specific line of study. There are many minors to choose from, including accounting, agriculture enterprise management, family and small business management, fintech and financial innovation, Indigenous business management, marketing, supply chain and operations management and more. Learn about more available minors.
NEW! Bow Valley College/University of Lethbridge Integrated Pathway (Calgary)
ULethbridge in Calgary has partnered with Bow Valley College (BVC) to offer a new program for recently admitted domestic high school graduates. Participants complete a ULethbridge Bachelor of Management (General Management) degree and BVC Business Administration diploma (Supply Chain Management) in four years. Students will take classes simultaneously through both institutions while following a shared curriculum for both credentials.
Why take general management at the Dhillon School of Business?
Many choose the general management major because it provides a comprehensive understanding of business and managerial skills that can take them anywhere. You may also choose it because of the opportunity to design your own program or start your own business. If you're a budding entrepreneur, a broad-based understanding of business will position you to succeed.
As a general management major, you’ll gain a broad background in all management areas and have the maximum flexibility to choose courses that fit your personal and career interests. In addition to the required courses, the major includes six 3000- or 4000-level management electives.
Many of our students also enrol in co-operative education while at the Dhillon School of Business. Co-op allows you to get paid work experience before you graduate and can even help you land a job immediately after graduation.
Employment stats for a career in general management*
Job postings in the last 12 months
- Canada: 29,224
- Alberta: 3,527
- Canada (0-5 years of experience): $73,100
- Canada (6+ years of experience): $107,400
- Alberta (0-5 years of experience): $87,900
- Alberta (6+ years of experience): $113,900
Top employers hiring
- TD Bank
- Government of Alberta
- BMO Harris Bank
- Government of Alberta
- City of Edmonton
- ATB Financial
- Alberta Health Services
- City of Calgary
* Employment data provided by Lightcast 2023.
The advantages of being a Dhillon School of Business student
You’ll have lots of opportunities to apply the theories you’ve learned in the classroom to real-life, hands-on situations as well as programs to help you connect with our student community. As a Dhillon student, you'll have access to these experiential programs and more:
Visit our Dhillon School of Business website to learn more about student experience opportunities.
Education that’s personal
Our students say they chose the Dhillon School of Business because of the smaller class sizes and more personal and supportive approach to teaching. Here you’ll get many opportunities to connect and interact with your professors and peers to set you up for success.
Flexible study options
Whether you’re a traditional student interested in our Lethbridge campus with full-time classes during the day or a working professional interested in the Calgary Campus’s evening and weekend classes, we have a flexible study option for you.
Internationally recognized for quality
As an AACSB accredited business school, the Dhillon School of Business have met very rigorous quality standards proven to provide you with the best in business education worldwide. You can trust that your education here will give you a distinct advantage in the real world including more competitive salaries, more employers interested in you after graduation and more. See all our professional accreditations and designations.