Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Management development can be defined as any form of training for managers to improve present job performance while preparing them for advancement into higher positions. It involves any attempt by a manager to improve his position by the acquisition of new knowledge, skills, and attitudes in an orderly manner. Management development involves more than a series of presentations; it is a growing process which develops both general and specific interest. This is the responsibility of the company and the individual. The programs should include continuous feedback of results, development of individual career plans, and application of executive development techniques.
Before discussing the management development programs, a clear understanding of what a manager is and what he does is essential. A manager is a person who "guides and directs the work of other people"; therefore, he is both a leader and a supervisor. Managers are the people who run the organization and make critical decisions.
Tulbert, Bretta A., "An insight into management development programs" (1979). Honors Theses. 763.