Career Description

General and operations managers plan, direct or coordinate the operations of an organization. They develop policies, manage operations and plan the use of material and human resources. They review financial statements and reports and may oversee staffing. An organization may also call this positions a chief operating officer or general manager.

Academic Requirements

While some employers may accept applicants who have significant experience in operations, others may prefer candidates who have also earned an advanced degree like a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). MBA programs usually last one to two years and delve into topics ranging from finance to health care administration.