Administrative Services Manager

Choose your pathway: Administrative Services Manager

Did you know that people in business administration and organizational leadership roles report job satisfaction rates above 60%? (Poets and Quants, 2015) Our online MBA with a Leadership and Organizational Change concentration or our General Management concentration can help you develop the right skills, mindset, and credentials to pursue your role as an administrative services manager.

What do administrative services managers do?

Administrative services managers tackle a wide range of responsibilities within an organization. They plan, direct, and coordinate supportive services, maintain facilities, and supervise record-keeping and information management. Because their duties are multidisciplinary, administrative services managers’ responsibilities vary from company to company.

The main goal of an administrative services manager is to increase employee productivity and satisfaction, and to maintain an efficient, orderly facility. They may also manage contracts and ensure their organization follows government regulations and safety standards.

An administrative services manager’s daily activities may vary depending on the organization, but most typically are tasked with the following responsibilities:

  • Creating policies or procedures to improve operations
  • Supervising clerical and administrative personnel
  • Developing, managing, and monitoring records and information
  • Planning budgets for contracts, equipment, and supplies
  • Purchasing and distributing technology or supplies in an office
  • Ensuring that facilities meet environmental, health, and security standards and comply with government regulations

What is the career outlook for administrative services managers?

With a projected growth rate of 8% from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average occupation, administrative services managers can expect a stable job market in the upcoming years. The steady demand for these professionals stems from a need to improve building infrastructure and increase the efficiency of administrative services through new “smart building” technologies and technological advancements in information management.

What can you earn as an administrative services manager?

Administrative services managers are well compensated for their skills. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for administrative services managers was $86,110 in 2015, with the highest 10% earning more than $153,570. Combine that with the median starting salary for MBA graduates in 2015, which reached $100,000, and you have a degree and specialization that really pays off (Graduate Management Admission Council, 2015).

The median annual wages for administrative services managers in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

Finance and insurance $97,760
Professional, scientific, and technical services $95,270
State and local government, excluding education and hospitals $87,110
Educational services: state, local, and private $82,730
Health care and social assistance $80,770

Which courses can prepare you for a role as an administrative services manager?

ACCT 652
Accounting Information and Control Systems
GSBM 670X
Integration in Business Operations
ISTM 654
Information and Process Systems
LEGL 653
Political, Regulatory, Ethical, and Legal Issues of Business
OTMT 617
Leadership Theory and Practice
OTMT 670
Advanced Principles of Organizations and Leadership
OTMT 672
Organizational Dynamics and Managing Change
OTMT 673
Creativity and Innovation for Leadership
STGY 659
Strategic Management

What can these courses teach you? Find out with an in-depth view of our curriculum.

What are some related career paths?

If you’re interested in a career in business administration, but administrative services management isn’t for you, you have options. Explore these related career paths to see which one works best for your goals.

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