The Professional Office Management Program will prepare students for the continuously changing role of the office professional. Graduates will be proficient in basic secretarial skills, interpersonal skills, personal computer use, communication skills, and will be familiar with all aspects of office management.
Professional Office Managers provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. People in this position may also train and supervise lower-level clerical staff.
Upon completion of the degree in Professional Office Management, the graduate will be able to:
Prepare invoices, reports, memos, letters, financial statements, and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software.
Answer phone calls and direct calls to appropriate parties or take messages.
Conduct research, compile data, and prepare papers for consideration and presentation by executives, committees, and boards of directors.
Attend meetings to record minutes.
Greet visitors and determine whether they should be given access to specific individuals.