If you want to enter the world of management you need paper qualifications. No company is going to employ a manager who needs to learn on the job, without at least a first level degree.
A management degree equips an individual to play a significant management role in a company successfully. A bachelor degree in management is the minimum entry-level qualification. You would then be expected to take higher degrees in your own time, though your employer may contribute towards the cost.
Managers only make rapid progression up the career ladder if they change companies. You must make your mark and move on, gaining in experience with each move.
You need to be working towards an MBA.
An MBA has come to be accepted as the desired qualification for senior managers. MBA stands for Master in Business Administration. An MBA is a Master’s degree and, as such, should be considered only after a bachelor’s degree in a business related subject.
You can now take MBA qualifications at most of the major universities, but some have more prestige attached to them, because the course is seen as more rigorous. You can also take an MBA through an on-line course at an accredited university. You can also buy them for a few hundred dollars on the Internet.
Companies seeking to appoint managers are going to have considerable knowledge in the area of relative MBA worth and anyone applying for a senior position with an MBA from an institution known to sell them online won’t even get a reply to their application.
Management degrees have many options, allowing the student to specialize in the different areas of management. Common options include; Personnel Management, Accounting and Negotiating, but there are many others.
A management degree, especially an MBA is always going to be a very valuable qualification in today’s workplace, where companies are always on the lookout for good managers.