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Business managers

Workers in this occupation plan and coordinate a range of functions (e.g. finance, policy, human resources, research and development, advertising, public relations) within the organisations that employ them. Their jobs involve, for example, formulating and administering policy advice, strategic and financial planning, directing the development of initiatives for new products, marketing, public relations and advertising campaigns, and monitoring and evaluating new policies and strategies. Occupations in this group include, amongst others, finance managers, policy and planning managers, and sales and marketing managers.

Typically people in this occupation will have completed between three and six years of higher education. Read more about this occupation in our Analytical highlight.

Future employment growth (in %) of business managers across countries in 2015-2025

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

Key facts

SIZE OF EMPLOYMENT

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

In 2015, business managers accounted for 1.47% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 3,243,844.

RECENT HISTORY

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

During the period 2011-2015, the number of people employed as business managers in EU changed by -13.44%.

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Employed population by sector and occupation

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector and occupation.

In 2015, business managers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Manufacturing (545,987)
  • Wholesale & retail trade (521,014)
  • Professional services (494,433) 
  • Public sector & defence (284,837)
  • Finance & insurance (226,401)

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

Countries with highest employment share of business managers in 2015:

  • Latvia (2.98%)
  • Ireland (2.86%)
  • Belgium (2.85%)
  • Lithuania (2.73%)
  • United Kingdom (2.58%)

LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

In the period 2015-2025, employment for business managers in EU is projected to change by 13.80%

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Employment of business managers in EU in 2015 across sectors

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Employed population by sector and occupation

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector and occupation.

Employment share (%) of business managers across countries

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of business managers in EU in 2015 by education level

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of business managers in EU in 2015 by age

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

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