Getting business management training is the first step in a successful career, but has to be carefully planned for and considered to get off on the right track. Below are some suggestions for your evaluation that will aid you in finding the training that you need.
The first place to look for information on business management training is at your local university or college. They usually offer a four year program based on your major and core requirements that go with any degree. There will be specific management training, but it will be part of the overall program. The department in charge of this major can provide you with the program requirements. If you already have a bachelor's in management, then you may be able to get into a two year masters in that area to get further training. Check with your financial aid office about assistance with tuition, housing, and books.
Also, if you already or are looking into working at a specific company, inquire with the supervisor about management training programs within that organization. There are many larger corporations that offer this kind of training, such as Target, which involve a set time period (usually about a year), a stipend, and varying opportunities within the program. Aid in the form of scholarships, financial assistance, or grants may also be available, so make sure that you ask about these and pay close attention to deadlines. If you are applying, read guidelines carefully and make sure to follow them to the letter.
Your local library and career center will also have information about training opportunities and organizations offering them. Make use of these resources, and you will be surprised at the amount of training that is available. Some of the training may even be offered directly through the career center for free, especially if it is federally funded. The best part about these sources of information is that they are available to everyone and at no cost to you. Take advantage of them if they are available.
Getting business management training is easy to find if you use the resources available, do the research, and be proactive in applying for them. Your company, local library, and career center can be great sources of help and information if used, and with the suggestions offered above, you will have a great start in getting your new career off on the right foot.