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21 Types of Management

        posted by , May 10, 2013

Management is doing things right. It's the discipline of planning, organizing, leading and controlling an organization.

Management has many faces. That is to say that managers have many styles and management has many types.

These are the most common types of management.


1. Strategic Management

Strategic management looks at an organization's overall strategy formation and execution with the goal of growing and sustaining competitive advantage.

Strategic management is an executive function that may report to the owners of a firm.


2. Sales Management

Management of sales territories, teams or accounts.


3. Marketing Management

Management of marketing strategies, products, brands and promotions.


4. Public Relations

Managing communications between an organization and the public.


5. Operations Management

The management of production of goods and services. Operations management is a broad field that describes everything from manufacturing management to retail management.


6. Supply Chain Management

Managing the process of moving a product or service from supplier to customer.


7. Procurement Management

Managing the acquisition of goods and services from external sources.


8. Financial & Accounting Management

Managing financial and accounting processes and teams.


9. Human Resources Management

Responsible for attracting, hiring, training, compensating, rewarding and managing the performance of employees. Human resources places a key role in forming and overseeing an organization's culture.


10. Information Technology Management

Managing information technology teams and processes.


11. R&D Management

The management of research & development processes and teams.


12. Engineering Management

Managing the application of engineering to business solutions. For example, new product development, manufacturing and construction.


13. Program Management

Program management is the management of an ongoing portfolio of projects.


14. Project Management

Project management is the planning, organization and control of projects.


15. Risk Management

Risk management is the discipline of identifying, assessing and controlling the chance that objectives and processes will have negative consequences.


16. Change Management

Change management applies a structured approach to business change. The goal of change management is to help organizations and teams make smooth transitions to target states.


17. Quality Management

The management of quality planning, control, assurance and improvement.


18. Innovation Management

The management of innovation processes such as strategy, research & development or organizational change.


19. Design Management

The management of design processes such as new product design.


20. Facility Management

The management of facilities such as offices and data centers.


21. Knowledge Management

Knowledge management enables the identification, creation, representation, distribution and use of knowledge. In a knowledge driven economy, this has become a critical field.


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