Once considered an uncouth boom town in the midst of Southern gentility, Atlanta has risen from the ashes to become home to some of the most well-known businesses in the U.S.
The city has the fourth largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies, including Coca-Cola, Georgia-Pacific, CNN, Delta Airlines, and Turner Broadcasting. The city's airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, is the busiest in the U.S., solidifying Atlanta's reputation as an energetic transportation hub.
Industries that thrive in Atlanta include construction (even in the recent economic downturn, construction and realty companies still make up a large share of the best places to work in the city), transportation, finance, and broadcasting.
All of these industries require the leadership and knowledge of business managers, who bring expertise in project management, marketing, finance, and sales.
Education of a Business Manager
Known as the “generic” business major, Business Administration and Management is all about learning how to be a boss – how to run a successful, competitive company while dealing with clients, employees, and shareholders.
While in the program, you can expect to take courses in math (economics, finance, accounting, and statistics); organizational management; human resources; business law and ethics; public relations; advertising; and more. You'll also give a number of presentations and create well-researched reports, and work in groups, since that is what managing a business is all about.
Some schools require students to concentrate in a certain area of business management while completing the program. Concentrations help you prepare for a certain sector of management or type of business.