Career Pathways – MBA

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  1. Business Operations managers manage deadlines and enforce quality standards to maximize efficiency. Because many corporations have international supply chains and complex manufacturing systems, it can be difficult to ensure that all of the different components of a business are working properly.

  2. Brand managers are responsible for developing brand strategies, promoting brand growth and expansion, implementing brand plans, and using a variety of data to drive volume and profitability. In their essence, brand managers are focused on achieving brand business objectives in the short and long term.

  3. Customer Relationship managers engage with customers to ensure they have an excellent experience with the product. They analyse customer data to improve the product experience. They ensure that customer queries and issues are resolved. They develop and maintain customer relationship to promote retention and loyalty.

  4. Business Intelligence analysts are responsible for executing analysis work related to the development and support of reporting dashboards. The BI Analyst will provide analytic and strategic support for business intelligence activities—acting as an intermediary between the business community and technical community working with IT project teams and business clients to collect, clarify and translate business requirements into documentation and conceptual design.

  5. Account managers act as organization’s personal representative to a client. They foster client relationships, work with sales and marketing teams to find new clients, prepare presentations and sales pitches and communicate client agendas to the rest of the company. Depending on their employers, these professionals may work with individual customers or clients who represent entire businesses. Monitoring budgets and explaining cost factors to clients are also part of this role.

  6. Financial analysts conduct qualitative analyses concerning a company’s finances and investments. They compose charts, graphs and spreadsheets; forecasting business, industry and economic conditions through analysis of financial information. They also determine the prices at which a company should offer its product to the public market and prepare investment plans that capitalize on their financial analysis.

  7. Marketing managers estimate the demand for products and services that an organization, and its competitors, offer. They identify potential markets for the organization’s products and oversee a team that develops strategies to maximize profits.

  8. Sales managers are the professionals responsible for setting the strategy behind sales initiatives and goals. They resolve customer complaints, prepare budgets, monitor customer preferences to determine the focus of sales efforts and analyze sales statistics. Most sales managers direct the distribution of goods and services by assigning sales territories, setting sales goals and establishing training programs for the organization’s sales representatives. This may also involve recruiting and hiring new sales staff and evaluating their performances.

  9. Project managers track work to be completed, set deadlines and delegate tasks to project teams and identifying any potential risks. Project managers are responsible for completing the project work in line with the plan and will often report progress to senior managers.

  10. Human Resource managers develop, advice and implement policies relating to the effective use of staff in an organisation. Their aim is to ensure that the organisation provides the right balance of staff in terms of skill and experience, and that training and development opportunities are available to employees to enhance their performance and achieve the company's business aims. HR managers are involved in a range of activities whatever the size or type of business. These cover areas such as conditions of employment, equality and diversity, negotiation with external work-related agencies, pay, recruitment and working practices.

  11. Retail managers manage the daily operations of a store or department and will have employees reporting to them. You'll report to an area manager. They will ensure promotions are run accurately and to the company's standards and make sure that staff are all working towards the target for the day. They also need to ensure that excellent customer care standards are met at all times. Retail manager, also need to manage stock levels and make key decisions about stock control, analyse sales figures and forecast future sales, analyse and interpret trends to facilitate planning and use information technology to record sales figures, analyse data and forward plan.

  12. Construction managers or site managers, are responsible for ensuring that a building project is completed safely, within an agreed timeframe and budget. Managing the practical side of every stage of the building project they work closely with architects, surveyors and other building professionals in planning and delivery. They also supervise and direct a range of operations on a construction site and ensure that all tradespeople and contractors are working together to an agreed plan and that progress is being made.
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