Management as a discipline refers to the branch of knowledge concerned with the study of essential administrative concepts and procedures. It lays out a set of guidelines for the manager to follow, as well as several ways for effectively managing resources. Management is a course of study that is currently professionally taught in institutes and universities. A person can work as a manager after finishing a defined course or earning a degree or certificate in management.

Management degrees provide students with a wide background in business, finance, economics, and marketing. Because of the high demand for management professionals in almost every field of human endeavor, there are many management degree programs available, including many that are taught as combined honors or joint programs, such as business and management, management and marketing, management and mathematics, management with international business, and management with sustainability.