Business Management

Hours: 120 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $1,645.00

Course Overview:

Management issues are fundamental to any organization: How do we plan to get things done, organize the company to be efficient and effective, lead and motivate employees, and put controls in place to make sure our plans are followed and our goals are met? Good management is basic to starting a business, growing a business, and maintaining a business once it has achieved some measure of success. This Business Management course will help you understand how to be a better manager through planning, decision making, motivating, leading, and communicating more effectively.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Comprehend the strategies and requirements for business management
  • Identify ways for managing the environment and international business
  • Identify the qualities of adaptive organizations and the benefits they see
  • Identify methods for planning and maintaining quality control
  • Comprehend good leadership practices and the different leadership styles

Course Outline:

Business Management Module 1
Introduction to Management
  • What is Management?
  • What Do Managers Do?
  • What Does It Take to Be a Manager?
  • Why Management Matters
  • History of Management
  • The Evolution of Management
  • Organizational Environments & Cultures
  • External Environments
  • Internal Environments
  • Ethical & Unethical Workplace Behavior
  • How Do You Make Ethical Decisions?
  • Social Responsibility
Business Management Module 2
Planning & Decision Making
  • Benefits and Pitfalls of Planning
  • Rational Decision Making
  • Organizational Strategy
  • Corporate-Level Strategies
  • Industry-Level Strategies
  • Firm-Level Strategies
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Organizational Change
  • Global Management
  • How to Go Global?
  • Where to Go Global?
  • Cultural Differences
  • International Assignments
Business Management Module 3
Adaptive Organizations
  • Designing Adaptive Organizations
  • Structure and Process
  • Designing Organizational Processes
  • Why Use Work Teams?
  • Managing Work Teams
  • Enhancing Work Team Effectiveness
  • Managing Human Resource Systems
  • The Legal Context
  • Finding Qualified Workers
  • Developing Qualified Workers
  • Diversity & Why It Matters
  • Diversity & Individual Differences
  • Managing Diversity
Business Management Module 4
Motivation, Leadership & Communication
  • What is Motivation?
  • Equity Theory
  • Expectancy Theory
  • Reinforcement Theory
  • Goal-Setting Theory
  • Leadership versus Management
  • Situational Approaches to Leadership
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Managing Communication
  • What is Communication?
  • Kinds of Communication
  • Improving Communication
Business Management Module 5
Controlling & Managing Information
  • Basics of Control
  • The Control Process
  • How and What to Control
  • Control Methods
  • Managing Information
  • Why Information Matters
  • Characteristics & Costs of Useful Information
  • Getting & Sharing Information
  • Managing for Productivity & Quality
  • Managing Service Operations
  • Managing Manufacturing Operations
  • Managing Inventory

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

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