Whether you are the student or not, you may encounter the need to write a management essay. Why are we so confident about this? Ponder the key word of our article. Do you really think that it will only be encountered to you in the process of studying at the university as the subject, and immediately after graduation you can forget about it as simply as about higher mathematics, probability theory and object-oriented programming? Do not count on it.
We constantly meet this word in modern life. This is the inevitable regalia of our time. It can be described as an independent type of professional activity aimed at achieving the goals set through the rational use of material, technical, labor and information resources. This is just one of dozens of definitions, but today we are not going to begin a discussion about the origin of the term and its meanings. Our topic today is the management essay.
Where to Begin
Before starting to write an article, we will define the main directions in which we can move as if we still do not even know the topic. So, our essay can be:
- Theoretical and scientific – describing the results of studies performed on the basis of theoretical search and explanation of phenomena and their patterns;
- Theoretical and practical (empirical) – built on the basis of experiments and real experience;
- Synoptical – devoted to the analysis of scientific achievements in a certain field over the past few years.
If we are talking about scientific work, it involves the presentation of our own conclusions and the intermediate or final results of our scientific research, experimental or analytical activity. Such an article should contain author's work, conclusions, recommendations.
This means that, first of all, the article must have the novelty effect: the results stated in it should not be previously published. By publishing it, the author fixes a priority in the chosen field of research.
Now back to the key word. For the most part, an essay does not involve serious scientific work, it is more the prerogative of course and diploma papers. Especially in our case we are talking about management – a new, not fully explored science, which is difficult to understand if not to dive into it completely.
It is unlikely that you were asked to write a management essay if you are studying at the faculty of the same name. Most likely, there you would have to do a full study. And in the case of a combination of two words like an "essay" and "management", it is a question of quite a superficial coverage of a particular issue. Therefore, in our case, we are dealing with a synoptical work.
How to Do It
The title of the article is a very important point. Many do not assign enough importance to this and subsequently the article turns out to be rather faceless.
The title of the article should fulfill two tasks: to reflect the content of it and to attract the interest of readers. Title is the essence of the article and must written in the same style the article is.
We remember that the definition of management includes such functions:
- The study of the market (demand, consumption), i.e. marketing and forecasting;
- Production of products with minimum costs and the realization of it with maximum profit;
- Personnel management, therefore, knowledge of sociology, psychology, as well as information analysis and development of programs to achieve the goal.
Based on these functions, you have the right to choose a topic that you would like to describe. It is advisable to include in the title a few key words pertaining to the subject matter. Of course, the keywords are not so important if you write an essay for the university, but in this case, you also need to remember that the title reflects the essence of the question. When you publish such an article on the Internet or in the library electronic catalog, a headline using keywords increases the chances that your articles will be found by those interested in this issue. The length of the title of the article should not exceed 10-12 words.
Errors in compiling the header:
- The title of the article is too general and covers a much broader range of issues than the text itself;
- The title does not reflect the essence of the issue and misleads the reader;
- Sensational title. Such headlines are good in advertising and news texts, but they are not suitable for an essay.
Then everything is simple. It is unlikely that you do not know about the basic structural units of the essay – an introduction, where the reader gets acquainted with the topic, the main part, where all theoretical material is presented with examples and facts, and a conclusion, where the reader is offered author's conclusions that can be independently evaluated.
Essays on management should be characterized by integrity, coherence, semantic completeness. Avoid ambiguities and discrepancies. You have chosen a specific topic and you do not have the right to mislead the reader. Expressions of emotions are also undesirable.
Starting to write, imagine the person for whom you are doing it. Provide comments on difficult and obscure places for your audience, but here it is important to balance and not begin to explain the elementary and well-known truths.
Do not forget to divide the text into paragraphs. If the article is extensive, use subheadings. Such an article is easier to perceive.
We hope our advice will help you understand the meaning of writing an essay of this kind.