Many choose the general management major because it provides a comprehensive understanding of management that can take them anywhere. Others choose it because of the opportunity to design their own program, or plan to start their own business. If you're a budding entrepreneur, a broad-based understanding of business will position you to succeed.
Whether you’re primarily a people person or a numbers person, studying general management will help you develop and refine what already comes naturally.
Management is leading others to accomplish common goals. Today’s managers are people oriented, creative, adaptable — strong communicators who deal effectively with rapidly changing environments, work successfully with small and large teams, live and work by principles of ethics and social responsibility, and are aware of our responsibility to the environment.
About the General Management major
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.
Gain a broad background in all areas of management 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.
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International is the world’s largest global business education network and the Dhillon School of Business is part of only six per cent of business schools worldwide accredited by this international network.
Students who graduate from an AACSB accredited school are contenders for careers with top, global organizations who only hire from AACSB accredited schools; they are offered more competitive salaries; they have a better chance of getting into graduate programs; and they have more employers interested in them after graduation.
When you graduate from the Dhillon School of Business you’ll get all these AACSB benefits as well as the assurance of the highest quality and most relevant education out there.
We also offer the flexibility of dual campuses on which to study: Lethbridge and Calgary. Our Calgary Campus will meet the needs of working professionals with evening and weekend classes, while the Lethbridge campus is more traditional with an emphasis on daytime classes and a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities to explore. Both locations welcome international and mature students.
Students may also choose to add a minor to enhance your resume and be recognized on your transcript. Several minors complement this major, such as not-for-profit/social responsibility, new media, and population health. Learn more about our available minors.
Experiential education opportunities
There are many opportunities for students to apply the theories they've learned in the classroom to real-life, hands-on situations. As a Dhillon student, you'll have access to these programs and more:
You can also visit our Dhillon School of Business website to learn about more student experience opportunities.
If you’re changing your focus professionally or if you do not wish to pursue an entire degree, complete a management certificate in this area of study.