• Length:
    8 Weeks
  • Effort:
    5–10 hours per week
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  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English
  • Course Type:
    Self-paced on your time

About this course

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Management is both an art and science in that through collaborative interactions, individuals are able to achieve goals. This course provides a framework for understanding the key functions of a manager, which are planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Characteristics of an effective manager include strong communication skills, the ability to formulate strategies and implement those strategies by examining multiple aspects of an organization. Managerial decision making influences an array of areas within an organization due to natural interrelatedness. Through application, students will be able to identify the skills necessary to be an effective manager.

What you'll learn

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At the completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Describe management functions and the related skills
  2. Explain the process of strategic planning
  3. Identify the managerial skills to make effective business decisions
  4. Apply managerial skills that lead to effective outcomes
  5. Select relevant communication skills required to achieve organizational goals
  6. Explain the process of organizational control

Meet your instructors

Stephanie LaPuma
PhD, MBA
Doane University

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