The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to business management:

Business managementmanagement of a business – includes all aspects of overseeing and supervising business operations. Management is the act of allocating resources to accomplish desired goals and objectives efficiently and effectively; it comprises planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing, and controlling an organization (a group of one or more people or entities) or effort for the purpose of accomplishing a goal.

For the general outline of management, see Outline of management.


Types of organizations

Organization – Social entity established to meet needs or pursue goals

Areas of management application

Management application can be utilised by a person or a group of people and by a company or a group of companies depending upon the type of management skills being used. Management can be applied to every aspect of activity of a person or an organization:

Self-management skills

Self-governance is the act of conducting oneself to get things done.[1] Effective management of oneself is a natural prerequisite of effective management.[2] Personal skills related to business activity include:

General organization management skills

Department management

Field- or organization-specific management

Business strategy

Strategic management – Planning for a company's responses to external issues

Business analysis

Business analysis – set of tasks, knowledge, and techniques required to identify business needs and determine solutions to business problems. Solutions often include a systems development component, but may also consist of process improvement or organizational change.

Goal setting

Goal setting – involves establishing specific, measurable and time targeted objectives


Planning – in organizations and public policy is both the organizational process of creating and maintaining a plan; and the psychological process of thinking about the activities required to create a desired goal on some scale.





Business management education

Business education – Teaching the skills and operations of the business industry – teaching students the fundamentals, theories, and processes of business.

People in business management

Management positions

Persons influential in business management

See also


  1. ^ Drucker, Peter (March–April 1999). "Managing Oneself". Harvard Business Review.
  2. ^ Power, Rhett (September 3, 2014). "Manage yourself first, then you can effectively manage others". Inc. Retrieved July 9, 2017. If you can't manage your own life, how can you expect to manage other people?
  3. ^ Peter F. Drucker (2006). The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done. New York: Collins.
  4. ^ "Systems Development Life Cycle". In: Foldoc(2000-12-24)
  5. ^ Value Methodology Standard Archived 2009-03-19 at the Wayback Machine