Online Management Skills and Practices Training Course | Alison

Preparing to Manage - Skills and Practices - Revised

In this management skills training course, learn how to build your business management skills and practices.

Leadership and Management
Free Course
This free online management skills training course teaches essential business management skills and practices for successful enterprises. It also defines and explains management, managerial features, skills, management of external relations, management of accounting practices, information systems, competitive analysis, and human resources management. This course is ideal for professionals wanting to improve their business management competency.
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    1.5-3 Hours
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This management skills course introduces you to essential business management skills and practices. Successful business management practices implemented by skilled and knowledgeable managers are vital for the continued success and growth of any business.

This management skills training course starts by asking what management is, and reviews managerial characteristics and skills. The management skills course covers topics such as managing external relationships, such as with customers and suppliers. It also introduces management accounting practices and procedures, best practices for managing and using information systems, how to manage information about business competitors, and best management practices for human resources management skills in terms of selecting, training and appraising employees.

This management skills 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 skills for management and practices.

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What Is Management?

Managerial Characteristics and Skills

Managing External Relationships

Managing the Accounts

Managing the Information Systems

Managing Competitive Intelligence

Managing Employees

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define management and the characteristics of an effective manager
  • Explain how to manage external relationships, accounts, information systems, competitive intelligence, and employees successfully
  • Discuss the various management accounting practices
  • Outline strategies for managing information about business competitors
  • Evaluate the best practices for human resources management in managing employees


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