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Preparing to Manage - Skills and Practices Free Course

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  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 8 )
  • Module 1: What is Management?
    • What Do Managers Actually Do?
    • Managerial Effectiveness
    • The Nature of the Job
    • The Roles of a Manager
    • Demands, Constraints and Choices
  • Module 2: Managerial Characteristics and Skills
    • Management skills
    • Characteristics of an Effective Manager
    • Transition into Management
    • The Transition Process
    • Causes of Stress
    • Dealing with Stress
    • Time Management
  • Module 3: Managing External Relationships
    • Introduction to External Relationships
    • External Relationships
    • Trust: Foundation for a Successful Business Relationship
    • Market Exchange and Partnerships
    • Elements of a Successful Relationship
    • Four Major Developmental Phases
  • Module 4: Managing the Accounts
    • Financial and managerial accounting
    • Six Basic Types of Accounts
    • Chart of Accounts
    • Basic Financial Statements
    • Evaluating Accounting Software
    • Advanced Reports and Analyses
  • Module 5: Managing the Information systems
    • Information Systems
    • Identify Your Information Systems Needs
    • Five Forces Model
    • Information System Risk Management
  • Module 6: Managing Competitive Intelligence
    • What is Competitive Intelligence?
    • Underestimating the Competition
    • Information Collection Methods
    • Identifying competitors and their relative advantage
    • Finding New Business Opportunities
  • Module 7: Managing Employees
    • Employees as assets
    • Employees participation and influence
    • Recruiting employees
    • Interviews
    • Training employees
    • Benefits of training
    • Training systems
    • Appraisal methods
    • The importance of feedback
    • Receiving feedback
  • References
  • Module 8: Business Management Skills and Practices Assessment
    • Management Strategies Assessment
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Module 8: Business Management Skills and Practices Assessment
Business Management Skills and Practices Assessment
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    Connexions

  • Video

    No

  • Audio

    No

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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