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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: 6,201
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 Post-Secondary
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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    michael aguinaldo United Kingdom good learning experience... will recommend. 2015-04-22 12:04:00
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    Jacqueline Watson United Kingdom I recently started to manage an afterschool club and I found the managing side of things extremely overwhelming. This course had helped me greatly and I feel more confident in my ability to run the club. 2015-03-24 10:03:07
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    Subhash Dass Australia Oh, I enjoyed the course. Very informative. With a technical background, this was absolutely helpful in my new management role. 2015-03-16 10:03:17
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    Linda Richardson Asante Ghana I must confess that this course has been very beneficial. Having no background in any business course, I almost felt this all I needed to qualify me for a mangement position eventhough I have learnt a lot of things on the job. I'm glad I chose this course. Thank you Alison! 2015-03-04 12:03:26
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    Dale Robertson South Africa Thank you for offering this course I found it very informative and I will definitely apply what I learned in my work. 2015-02-22 12:02:23
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    Melita Johanningmeier United States of America I enjoyed the course, especially Modules 3, 6, & 7. 2015-01-28 17:01:32
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    Jimmie Martin United States of America A very good course! 2015-01-25 06:01:31
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    Oluwaseun Faloye United Kingdom Very helpful training 2015-01-08 21:01:19
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    Kingsley Uchendu Nigeria very appropriate and relevant to my job 2014-11-07 11:11:24
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    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
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