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Preparing to Manage - Skills and Practices Course


Preparing to Manage - Skills and Practices
Preparing to Manage - Skills and Practices

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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.

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 purchase 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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 119 votes
Course Title: Preparing to Manage - Skills and Practices
Course #: 348
Course Publisher: Connexions
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.
License: This course is available from Connexions OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
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:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Alka Sawaikar
    Alka Sawaikar India Excellent course that makes the learner familiar with the concepts of management in a short duration of time! 2016-05-19 13:05:25
  • Shaun Kenny
    Shaun Kenny United Kingdom Excellent course, would highly recommend. 2016-05-18 10:05:38
  • Clair Riley
    Clair Riley United Kingdom Very interesting and useful in my new role at work. Thanks! 2016-04-17 20:04:53
  • Rog R. Goeku
    Rog R. Goeku United States of America A very detail oriented course but with plenty of opportunities to learn and understand the materials presented. 2016-01-02 05:01:23
  • Rog R. Goeku
    Rog R. Goeku United States of America The "Preparing to Manage-Skills and Practices" course was a very thorough and well explained introductory course that spelled out skills i had already been practicing but did not realize the importance or reasoning behind the actions. A very good start! 2016-01-02 02:01:02
  • Iola Norene Bult
    Iola Norene Bult United States of America You have very good courses. Explains things well. I'll take on your courses anytime to improve my skills. Thanks for the online training. 2015-10-15 23:10:18
  • Ramakrishna Annavazala
    Ramakrishna Annavazala India It was a good and informative course. 2015-10-15 18:10:29
  • Amanda Alamo
    Amanda Alamo United States of America Very nice overview and introduction. It was nice to have something cover the wide range of things a manager needs to understand. 2015-10-14 20:10:53
  • casey soble
    casey soble Canada Great course! 2015-10-07 03:10:01
  • Matt Pivac
    Matt Pivac New Zealand Really beneficial. 2015-09-16 21:09:16
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