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General management [#permalink] New post 18 May 2008, 11:03
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Hi guys,

I was thinking long term, and I looked around. I realised I don't know much about general management (or at least not as much as I hoped).

Can anyone point at resources exploring the day-to-day responsibilities of a general manager for a major company? (e.g. GE) Anything will do - I tried the profiles in BW MBA insider, but didn't get many insights there.

Rhyme, I know you originally wanted to work in corporate strategy, is that usually a career path that leads to GM?

Additional question: is anyone familiar with the ECLP leadership track post MBA in GE? What are the typical roles? how's the pay compared to MC? what's the typical off program role (MBA+2)?

:-/ still lots of reasearch to do I guess.

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Re: General management [#permalink] New post 18 May 2008, 11:18
Re:ECLP @ GE

Basically, this is a leadership program that rotates you through 4 of the 6 GE lines of businesses within a period of 2 years. Although this is an example of a GM rotational program, you will only be doing 2 job functions : Sales & Marketing. By the end of 2 years, most people discover a line of business that fits them and if the LOB agrees, you basically become a manager within that group. The pay I suspect will be lesser than the tier-1 MC firms, but the GE brand and the expertise you develop because of the program will set you up for high profile jobs later on.

I can get you more info on this if you want. I know someone who is going to intern at GE this summer.
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Re: General management [#permalink] New post 18 May 2008, 11:30
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Re:ECLP @ GE

Basically, this is a leadership program that rotates you through 4 of the 6 GE lines of businesses within a period of 2 years. Although this is an example of a GM rotational program, you will only be doing 2 job functions : Sales & Marketing. By the end of 2 years, most people discover a line of business that fits them and if the LOB agrees, you basically become a manager within that group. The pay I suspect will be lesser than the tier-1 MC firms, but the GE brand and the expertise you develop because of the program will set you up for high profile jobs later on.

I can get you more info on this if you want. I know someone who is going to intern at GE this summer.


Actually please do, I skipped the GE presentations, but I heard good things later on.

deckardbr, I'll try to write something meaningful later too, but I have to figure out some homework first... In short yes, Corp Strat and GM are very similar in many respects.
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Re: General management [#permalink] New post 18 May 2008, 11:40
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ncprasad wrote:
Re:ECLP @ GE

Basically, this is a leadership program that rotates you through 4 of the 6 GE lines of businesses within a period of 2 years. Although this is an example of a GM rotational program, you will only be doing 2 job functions : Sales & Marketing. By the end of 2 years, most people discover a line of business that fits them and if the LOB agrees, you basically become a manager within that group. The pay I suspect will be lesser than the tier-1 MC firms, but the GE brand and the expertise you develop because of the program will set you up for high profile jobs later on.

I can get you more info on this if you want. I know someone who is going to intern at GE this summer.


Actually please do, I skipped the GE presentations, but I heard good things later on.

deckardbr, I'll try to write something meaningful later too, but I have to figure out some homework first... In short yes, Corp Strat and GM are very similar in many respects.


Thanks - by the way, I just found out we are both Italians. Just saw your original profile eval in the accepted.com section.

I'm about to submit mine as well - curious to see what the "forecast" will look like :-)
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