Today’s successful managers need a variety of skills, including communication, analytical and decision-making skills. The demand for business management personnel has risen with the growing number of small businesses in northwest Ohio. At the same time, large businesses continuously require mid-management and supervisory personnel. The graduate of the business management program is skilled in supervision, labor relations, accounting, marketing, salesmanship, and decisionmaking. The graduate is qualified for a position as a general manager or assistant manager of a small business or a personnel specialist, foreman or supervisor of a manufacturer, commercial business, or other organization. The business management program offers a weekend college option along with the typical schedule of daytime or evening classes.
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers would directly supervise and coordinate activities of retail sales workers in an establishment or department. Duties may include management functions such as purchasing, budgeting, accounting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties. Reported job titles include manager, store manager, assistant manager, department manager, shift manager, meat department manager, assistant store manager, office manager, bakery manager, and deli manager. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers would directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers other than retail sales workers. Supervisors may perform a variety of duties that include budgeting, accounting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties. Reported job titles include area sales manager, branch manager, director, district sales manager, inside sales manager, manager, outside sales manager, sales manager, sales supervisor, and vice-president of sales.