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Preparing to Manage - Skills and Practices


Preparing to Manage - Skills and Practices

Preparing to Manage - Skills and Practices

Improve your management skills


Students: 5,150
Course Description

Successful business management practices implemented by skilled and knowledgeable managers are vital for the continued success and growth of any business. This free online course introduces you to essential business management skills and practices.
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The course starts by asking what management is, and reviews managerial characteristics and skills. The course covers topics such as managing external relationships such as with customers and suppliers. It introduces management accounting practices and procedures, best practices for managing and using information systems, how to manage information about business competitors, and best practices for human resources management in terms of selecting, training and appraising employees. This course is ideal for business professionals who are working in established companies and who want to prove a basic competency and knowledge of business management matters, and also to learn more about successful business management skills and practices.

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Certification

To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will gain a good knowledge of management and the characteristics of an effective manager. You will understand how to manage external relationships, accounts, information systems, competitive intelligence and employees successfully.


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Module Title
Module 1: What is Management?
Module 2: Managerial Characteristics and Skills
Module 3: Managing External Relationships
Module 4: Managing the Accounts
Module 5: Managing the Information systems
Module 6: Managing Competitive Intelligence
Module 7: Managing Employees
Module 8: Business Management Skills and Practices Assessment

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Course Title Preparing to Manage - Skills and Practices
Course # 348
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Course Category 9
Content Origin The course contents are licensed by Creative Commons License
Course Description  Successful business management practices implemented by skilled and knowledgeable managers are vital for the continued success and growth of any business. This free online course introduces you to essential business management skills and practices. The course starts by asking what management is, and reviews managerial characteristics and skills. The course covers topics such as managing external relationships such as with customers and suppliers. It introduces management accounting practices and procedures, best practices for managing and using information systems, how to manage information about business competitors, and best practices for human resources management in terms of selecting, training and appraising employees. This course is ideal for business professionals who are working in established companies and who want to prove a basic competency and knowledge of business management matters, and also to learn more about successful business management skills and practices.
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Release Date 12 December 2011
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio None
Audio Only None
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Kingsley Uchendu Nigeria very appropriate and relevant to my job 2014-11-07 11:11:24
  • Beth Taylor United Kingdom Brilliant insights and good information to make people more knowledgeable about what being a manager actually means and the components of being a successful manager in any business in most sectors. Good basis to start with. 2014-11-05 10:11:29
  • Natalie Mar United States of America I really enjoyed this course and learned several management skills necessary to supervise and train an effective work force. Your course covered numerous areas within an organization and I was impressed with the large amount of information offered in the course. 2014-10-06 04:10:17
  • chris Green Australia Very concise and well structured. Brings a great insight into business management and practices. 2014-09-24 08:09:16
  • Gibson Nyendwa United Kingdom The materials was clear and easy to understand and also relevant to the managerial skills desired to acquire 2014-09-21 13:09:46
  • JANEL GROSSINGER United States of America As a manager/administrator, this course was refreshing exercise in revisiting my skills and knowledge in management. 2014-06-17 05:06:07
  • Akpovona Jefia Nigeria I just concluded the Preparing to Manage -Skills & Practices Course. It was very comprehensive as it covered all aspects of managing. The modules on managing the accounts as well as managing employees is relevant to my job & I found them useful. I have gained a lot of knowledge and acquired greater skill to make me a more effective manager. Thank you Alison. Akpovona Jefia. 2014-05-25 19:05:53
  • Bautista Gallardo United States of America AWESOME COURSE, USEFUL INFORMATION AND SKILLS TO MATCH REAL LIFE TRAINING. I RECOMMEND THIS COURSE TO THE NEW UPCOMING MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS. 2014-04-25 11:04:57
  • Tumakwezi Sayi Tanzania I expect to be able to improve my management skills and be able to improve in managing relationship with customers as I deal with them everyday. 2014-03-28 07:03:15
  • Robert Rassam Lebanon Course Module: Module 5: Managing the Information systems Course Topic: Five Forces Model Comment: Very clear and interactive course full of knowledge> Thanks Alison for sharing! 2014-03-22 15:03:07
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