Business Management

Business Management

Course Hours: 
135
Price: 
$1,250.00
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
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The principles and practices of management are fundamental to any organization. Good management is important in starting a business, growing a business, and maintaining a business once it has achieved some measure of success. This Business Management course introduces you to the four essential functions of successfully managing a company, employees, and assets: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. 

Prerequisite: None

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the history of management, managerial roles, and organizational environments and responsibilities
  • Recall various planning and organizational strategies
  • List methods for how to incorporate innovation and build strategies for global management
  • Recall methods of communication, working in groups and stages of leadership
  • List ways to manage information, services, and operations

Business Management Module 1
History of Management  

  • Management Functions
  • Managerial Roles
  • Kinds of Managers
  • Mistakes Managers Make
  • Origins of Management
  • Scientific Management
  • Bureaucratic and Administrative Management
  • Human Relations Management

Business Management Module 2
Organizational Environments and Responsibilities  

  • Changing Environments
  • General Environment
  • Specific Environment
  • Organizational Cultures
  • Workplace Deviance
  • Influences on Ethical Decision Making
  • To Whom Are Organizations Socially Responsible?
  • Social Responsibility and Economic Performance 

Business Management Module 3
Planning and Organizational Strategy

  • Benefits and Pitfalls of Planning
  • How to Make a Plan That Works
  • Steps and Limits to Rational Decision Making
  • Sustainable Competitive Advantage
  • Strategy-Making Process
  • Corporate & Industry Level Strategies
  • Firm-Level Strategies

Business Management Module 4
Innovation and Global Management  

  • Why Innovation Matters
  • Managing Innovation
  • Managing Change
  • Global Business, Trade Rules, and Trade Agreements
  • Forms for Global Business
  • Finding the Best Business Climate
  • Becoming Aware of Cultural Differences

Business Management Module 5
Designing Adaptive Organizations and Managing Teams

  • Departmentalization
  • Organizational Authority
  • Job Design
  • Interorganizational & Interorganizational Processes
  • The Good & Bad of Using Teams
  • Kinds of Teams
  • Work Team Characteristics
  • Enhancing Work Team Effectiveness

Business Management Module 6
Human Resource Systems, Individuals and Diverse Workforce

  • Employment Legislation
  • Recruiting
  • Selecting
  • Training
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Compensation & Employee Separation
  • Surface-Level Diversity
  • Deep-Level Diversity
  • Managing Diversity

Business Management Module 7
Motivation and Leadership

  • Basics of Motivation
  • Equity Theory
  • Expectancy, Reinforcement, & Goal-Setting Theories
  • Leaders Vs. Managers
  • Who Leaders Are and What Leaders Do
  • Path-Goal Theory
  • Normative Decision Theory
  • Visionary Leadership

Business Management Module 8
Managing Communication and Control

  • Perception and Communication Problems
  • Kinds of Communication
  • Managing One-on-One Communication
  • Managing Organization Wide Communication
  • The Control Process
  • Control Methods
  • What to Control?

Business Management Module 9
Managing Information, Service, and Operations

  • Strategic Importance of Information
  • Characteristics and Costs of Useful Information
  • Capturing, Processing, and Protecting Information
  • Accessing and Sharing Information and Knowledge
  • Productivity
  • Quality
  • Service Operations
  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Inventory
     

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

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The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

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Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.
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