What does a Business Manager do?

Business managers are responsible for the development of the business management goals and objectives with an eye on changes that will ultimately lead to growth and prosperity at a company. Business managers supervise and lead the company's operations and its employees, and they are responsible for various tasks that ensure employees are both efficient and productive. They implement business strategies, evaluate overall and specific company performance, and supervise staff and employees.

Business managers design and implement plans and strategies that promote the attainment of reasonably-set company goals. They work to ensure that company resources are adequate and suitable so that activities and goals can be completed. They organize and coordinate operations that ensure productivity is efficient and the schedule remains timely. In the employee supervision role, business managers provide feedback and suggestions that improve effectiveness and efficiency. Some also represent the company at events or conventions. Business managers need a bachelor’s degree and an MBA.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Business Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$79,090 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$44K
Median: $79K
$141K
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Business Manager Career Path

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Read what Business Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
ZapbuildZapbuild
Business Head
Aug. 6, 2020

“I have been part of Zapbuild from past 1.5 years and so far its been great journey.”

Abhinav Immigration Services Pvt. Ltd.Abhinav Immigration Services Pvt. Ltd.
Business Manager
Feb. 5, 2020

“Abhinav Outsourcing is the best place to work and to enhancing your skills and future growth.”

Commonwealth Bank of AustraliaCommonwealth Bank of Australia
Finance Business Partner
Sep. 15, 2021

“They say career progression is good but I think I’m stuck with an EM with ridiculous standards”

The Great Annual Savings GroupThe Great Annual Savings Group
Business Solutions Manager
May 4, 2020

“Not just with your colleagues doing the same role but right up to the top of the chain.”

Arch TelecomArch Telecom
Business Manager
Sep. 25, 2020

“Great group of dedicated people committed to being the best wireless retailer in the industry.”

Mobile Telephone Network (MTN)Mobile Telephone Network (MTN)
Business Manager
Aug. 5, 2021

“It's the best place to know about the fury of competitiveness within an industry.”

Samsung India ElectronicsSamsung India Electronics
Area Business Manager
Jun. 14, 2021

“Zero growth opportunities even if you have been performing & securing good ratings back 2 back.”

LivSpaceLivSpace
Business Manager
Dec. 26, 2019

“no incentive or bonus was allotted to me in the 1+year I was in service.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a business manager

When working as a business manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Hadoop Mapreduce, VERBAL Communication, Pipeline, Written Communication and Probability Distributions.

The most similar professions to business manager are:
  • Sales Representative
  • Sales Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Customer Relations

The most common qualifications to become a business manager is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.