Management involves getting people to work towards and accomplish goals. It involves organising staff, deciding what must be done first and who gets what supplies. A manager will be expected to lead staff so that they perform at their best. They will need to understand their employee’s strengths and what is required of each task, so they will give people the jobs they’ll be best at.
It is a demanding position, you will have responsibility for recruitment and for the proper use of money, with many people depending on you.
Educational requirements can vary greatly, often employers are looking for specific personality features, such as business sense and how easily you get on with people. Specific knowledge and experience of working in whichever area you’ll be managing in is also prized, managers in sales companies would often have worked as sales people for a long time. Knowledge and skills picked up on business courses would be valuable too. Useful areas would include marketing, business analysis and company organisation.