What is management?
Management brings together all the techniques for organising resources that are used to run an organisation efficiently. The role of the manager consists in particular of managing human, financial and material resources.
Team management requires a multitude of "hard skills", such as the ability to organise, to plan actions over time, to manage one's budget, to obtain material resources, to report to one's hierarchy, etc. All of these functions require a solid base of management skills that enable the manager or company director to manage his or her tasks effectively and to ensure that his or her department/company functions properly.
The human factor occupies a central place in the life of a manager. Being able to offer a vision to your teams and to share it, to motivate them on a daily basis, to give them unfailing support and to establish a climate of trust and mutual respect are all skills required in the daily management of a team. Soft skills such as the ability to communicate, to delegate, empathy, agility, creativity, emotional intelligence... are essential to becoming a manager who is as effective on the human level as on the operational level.
Why take a management course?
To develop knowledge of managerial practices
Being a successful manager cannot be improvised. In addition to the human qualities that are essential for leading and uniting teams, steering projects in a collaborative manner and empowering each employee, you must also master :
- Project management
- Operational management techniques
- Management tools
- Human resources management
- Commercial techniques
Mastering the fundamentals of team management
The training provided by business schools allows you to master the fundamentals of management, to develop your leadership and to acquire all the skills necessary for the good management of a team.
It is then your personality and your experiences that will allow you to develop your own management style.
Training in management techniques
Your business school course will enable you to understand the key areas of management and to develop the experience necessary to lead your teams, whether in remote or hybrid mode, and to learn to communicate well and to manage conflicts.
The manager must be able to create a collaborative dynamic, work with a variety of profiles and encourage diversity.
Becoming a successful manager
Adopt the posture of a coach, an inspiring leader who knows how to mobilise, arouse enthusiasm and unite towards a common goal. Become a leader of digital transformation and accompany all the changes in the company and its environment. Develop the autonomy of your employees by adopting a management style that encourages initiative.
Through the corporate experiences acquired during your training (internships, missions, work-study programmes, etc.), you will develop these soft skills and develop personally to learn to better manage your emotions and make the right managerial decisions according to the context and the people you are dealing with.
When can I join a management course?
You can join a management course as soon as you have obtained your high-school degree (Baccalauréat in France). It is also possible to join a management course after validating a first degree or after preparatory classes.
These generalist courses allow you to acquire the fundamentals of management and strategic management during the first years with subjects such as accounting, introduction to finance, marketing analysis, economics, etc.
You will also learn to become an agile manager prepared for the business world with courses such as project management, corporate governance, management of multicultural teams, etc.
In the Master's programme, you can specialise in the field of your choice according to your skills and your professional project: entrepreneurship, finance, digital marketing, international sales, logistics, human resources, etc.
Managerial skills are acquired through experience and by putting into practice what you learn in class: projects carried out in teams, involvement in associations, assignments in companies, etc. Professional experiences that help you gain experience and maturity.
Which management courses?
Generalist courses to acquire the basics of management
To train in management, there are training programmes of varying lengths, from 3 to 5 years of higher education. These programmes are designed for students after their high school degree, their preparatory class or after a first diploma.
Specialised training to develop management expertise
Managers with several years of experience or graduates wishing to strengthen their expertise in a particular field can enrol in a Specialised Masters® or an MSc®, a highly professional course to develop their skills in a specific aspect of management.
These specialised courses enable students to develop professionally and/or to obtain a managerial position in fields such as supply chain, human resources management, communication, entrepreneurship, finance, etc.
Who is management training for?
There is no standard profile for joining a management school. The courses to become a manager are aimed at a variety of profiles, especially as the specialities offered cover a wide range of disciplines.
In every company, in every field of activity, you will find team managers with varying degrees of responsibility, but whose role is above all to ensure the smooth running of the department for which they are responsible. People who are leaders will naturally be more attracted to this type of position, but in reality, anyone can become a manager at the beginning of their career or when they have acquired sufficient experience.
Testimonies of students and graduates
Now I support a team of salespeople who represent all the components of the group: from our TV channels (M6, W9, 6ter, Paris Première, Téva and Sérieclub) to our websites (6play, CuisineAZ, Déco.fr…) as well as the three radio stations from the RTL group that we have just acquired. Day to day, it’s an exciting job. Contrary to what you might think, it has a very human focus.
Noémi Carpentier, Director Advertising Division of the M6 groupe
I'm in charge of the "boat project", launched in 2008. This is a boat skippered by Tanguy de Lamotte that goes around the world to raise money for a humanitarian cause. Since 2008, more than one hundred children have been operated on thanks to this project.
Vincianne Cussot, Sponsorship communication officer at Initiatives
I am currently working on a project for a luxury brand. We are developing an application that aims to improve the in-store experience. There is a connected mirror in the shop that detects the items tried on by the customer and projects them onto the mirror. The application proposes looks that complement the item tried on by the customer and thus make additional sales.
Paul de Traversay, Luxury & retail consultant at Adone Conseil
On the one hand, I manage international projects providing information terminals in shopping centres or airports with a team of designers, developers, map-makers and technicians. On the other, I spend time with our sales people, contribute to strategy, recruitment and training and I’m in constant contact with our clients and suppliers.
It’s a job that keeps me really motivated, and our branch is the first to have reached this stage. We also have the opportunity to work very autonomously and can make our own decisions about the projects we manage: it’s always exciting.
Gwendoline Jehannin, Project manager and presales consultant at Viadirect
I’ve been working for Michael Page-Page Personnel for 8 years. A UK-based recruitment company with a presence in 35 countries, it was just what I was looking for in a company when I left business school: a meritocratic organisation with room for promotion, and the opportunity to work internationally.
Charlotte Deveaux-Jallerat, Executive Manager