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    Posted December 4, 2013 by
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    Can Online Business Degree Make Good Managers

     
    With the number of MBAs rising all over the world, new dimensions and angles have incorporated in the domain of business management allowing students to enroll in different business degree programs that are provided online. Many universities and online institutes offer students with the facility through which they can enroll in these programs and earn their degrees in a convenient and hassle free manner. Also, students who have enrolled in these programs and business schools also end up getting good jobs in prestigious companies and organizations of the world. Hence, the efficacy of these programs cannot be marginalized or underestimated. However, an important angle and aspect that needs to be understood and analyzed here is the fact that whether these programs and the resultant degrees that are provided to students enrolled in these courses end as being good managers and can they handle the responsibilities that best fir the job description of a manager or a team coordinator in an organization.

    Duties of a Manager

    In order to answer this question it is first and foremost important to understand the duties of a manager and the attributes on the basis of which one can become a successful manager. To put it in simple terms, the job of a manager is to diagnose, understand and resolve the problem that is at his disposal. This can only happen if the manager has proper and complete understanding of the problem that is being encountered and is thoroughly connected with the dynamics of the processes that are followed in an organization when conducting different operations. It is precisely because of this managerial skill due to which all organizations today look for people who have excellent communication skills since all of the entire functions of a manager are performed effectively through proper communication and diplomatic channels within a civilized organizational environment.

    Qualities of a Manager

    Coming towards characteristics and qualities that make a good manager it is important to mention and understand that one of the key qualities that make a good manager is the level of patience and tolerance that they can demonstrate when dealing with the issues that they face and deal with on daily basis. Keeping in mind that the key to solving any problem is the art of communication, any factor that disrupts this process will act as a demoralizing factor for employees and will also halt the entire problem solving process that defines the existence of a manager on that particular designation. At the same time, a manager must also be open to new suggestions and innovations in the processes that are being followed. If any of his subordinates is coming up with an ‘out of the box’ idea that can hasten and enhance an existing process, it must be treated hospitably and he must be encouraged for his contribution.

    Online Degrees and Managerial Skills

    Coming to the aspect whether those enrolling in online programs can make good managers, it is necessary to highlight here that a person who is being appointed for this post must have extensive experience because simply learning the concepts of different management theories and exercising them on a practical scale are two completely different things. Hence, the experience of a person, being an indispensable feature can never be provided greater leverage and weightage to an online or traditional degree in the field of business management irrespective of the institute or university from which it is acquired.


    Sources:


    http://learnandexcel.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/are-online-programs-really-beneficial/

    http://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/business-management-skills/

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