After completing this course, you should be able to:

Recognize the various roles of managers and types of business management
Identify the fundamentals of managing and organizing environments
Recall methods of communication, working in groups, and stages of leadership
Discuss the basics of entrepreneurship and SWOT analysis
Differentiate between multiple leadership styles and ways of managing individuals
Price: $1,995.00

    Management challenges are crucial to any organization: How do we strategize to accomplish tasks, structure the company for efficiency and effectiveness, inspire and guide employees, and implement controls to ensure adherence to plans and achievement of objectives? Effective management is vital for launching, expanding, and sustaining a successful business. This Business Management course will equip you with the knowledge to improve your managerial skills through strategic planning, informed decision-making, employee motivation, leadership, and enhanced communication.
    Business Management Module 1
    Managerial Decision Making

    What Do Managers Do?
    The Roles Managers Play
    Major Management Characteristics
    Overview of Managerial Decision Making
    Reflective and Reactive Systems
    Programmed and Nonprogrammed Decisions
    Barriers to Effective Decision Making
    Improving the Quality of Decision Making
    Group Decision Making
    Business Management Module 2
    The History of Management

    The Early Origins of Management
    The Italian Renaissance
    The Industrial Revolution
    Taylor-Made Management
    Administrative and Bureaucratic Management
    Human Relations Movement
    Contingency and System Management

    Business Management Module 3
    Corporate Culture and Ethics

    Organization’s External Environment
    External Environments and Industries
    Organizational Designs and Structures
    Internal Organization and External Environments
    Corporate Cultures
    Ethics and Business Ethics Defined
    Dimensions of Ethics
    Ethical Principles and Responsible Decision Making
    Corporate Culture and Compliance
    Corporate Social Responsibility
    Business Management Module 4
    International Management

    Importance of International Management
    Hofstede’s Cultural Framework
    The GLOBE Framework
    Cultural Stereotyping
    Cross-Cultural Assignments
    Strategies for Expanding Globally
    Necessity of Global Markets
    Business Management Module 5

    Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs
    Small Business
    Start Your Own Business
    Managing a Small Business
    Large Impact of Small Business
    Small Business Administration
    Trends in Entrepreneurship and Business Ownership
    Business Management Module 6
    Strategic Analysis

    Understanding the Competitive Environment
    SWOT for Strategic Analysis
    External Macro Environment
    Micro Environment
    Competition, Strategy, and Competitive Advantage
    Strategic Positioning
    Business Management Module 7
    Strategic Management Process

    Firm Mission and Vision
    The Role of Strategic Analysis in Formulating a Strategy
    Strategic Objectives
    Levels of Strategy
    Measuring and Evaluating Strategic Performance
    Organizational Structures and Design
    Organizational Change
    Managing Change
    Business Management Module 8
    Human Resource Management

    Human Resource Management and Compliance
    Performance Management
    Influencing Employee Performance and Motivation
    Building an Organization for the Future
    Talent Development
    Succession Planning
    Business Management Module 9
    Diversity in Organizations

    Introduction to Workplace Diversity
    Diversity and the Workforce
    Diversity and Its Impact on Companies
    Challenges of Diversity
    Key Diversity Theories
    Benefits and Challenges of Workplace Diversity
    Recommendations for Managing Diversity
    Business Management Module 10
    Leadership and Motivation

    The Leadership Process
    Types of Leaders
    The Trait Approach to Leadership
    Behavioral Approaches to Leadership
    Situational Approaches to Leadership
    Work Motivation for Performance
    Content and Process Theories of Motivation
    Research on Motivation Theories
    Business Management Module 11
    Managerial Communication and Teamwork

    Teamwork in the Workplace
    Team Development Over Time
    Opportunities and Challenges to Team Building
    Team Diversity
    Multicultural Teams
    Process of Managerial Communication
    Types of Communications in Organizations
    Managerial Communication and Corporate Reputation
    Business Management Module 12
    Planning, Controlling, and Management of Technology

    The Planning Process
    Types of Plans
    Goals or Outcome Statements
    Employees’ Responses to Planning
    Management by Objectives
    Developing Technology and Innovation
    External and Internal Sources
    Management Entrepreneurship Skills
    **Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**
    WE is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

    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!

    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

    PC Software Requirements

    Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
    Microsoft Office 2013 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)
    The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are 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)
    The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are 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
    This class is an independent-study course. Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material. A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

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    Professional Enrichment
    6 months
    Avg Completion:
    3 Months

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      Become Job-Ready: Career Training Programs ONLY

        • Take advantage of real-world experience outside of the classroom with an employer-based externship program
        • Work with a career counselor to schedule your certification exam (if applicable)
        • Complete an employer-ready resume with a career coach
        • Participate in live mock interviews and job guidance sessions

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