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Preparing to Manage - Skills and Practices


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.

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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 Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 110 reviews
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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  • Sachet Barnett
    Sachet Barnett United States of America This course was very informative and easy to understand. 2015-06-19 20:06:28
  • Gregory Bodish
    Gregory Bodish United States of America Excellent course.Highly advise new and older managers to explore this course. 2015-06-10 07:06:04
  • Cenys Duncan
    Cenys Duncan United Kingdom Good, informative and at right level. 2015-05-27 17:05:47
  • Sam Linton
    Sam Linton United Kingdom Was easy to follow with interesting and relevant information 2015-05-05 13:05:23
  • Andy Rivera
    Andy Rivera United States of America This was a great help. 2015-04-30 19:04:18
  • michael aguinaldo
    michael aguinaldo United Kingdom good learning experience... will recommend. 2015-04-22 12:04:00
  • Jacqueline Watson
    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
  • Subhash Dass
    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
  • Linda Richardson Asante
    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
  • Dale Robertson
    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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