Online course: Fundamentals of Management

Dates: any time

Duration: 7 hours

Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 out of 2434 ratings (see top rating courses here)

Participating countries: any country

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Organizer: University of California at Coursera


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Fundamentals of Management

Are you about to enter the workforce? Are you an emerging professional? Are you new to your role in the organization? All prospective new employees benefit from understanding management principles, roles and responsibilities, regardless of position. Now you can acquire an in-depth understanding of the basic concepts and theories of management while exploring the manager’s operational role in all types of organizations. Gain insight into the manager’s responsibility in planning, organizing, leading, staffing and controlling within the workplace. It’s never too soon to plan your professional path by learning how the best managers manage for success!

Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Describe the difference between managers and leaders 2. Explore the focus of a manager’s job 3. Cite the required skills for a new manager’s success 4. Describe the five functions of management 5. Explain the new model management operating philosophy 6. Describe the hierarchy of planning 7. Use the SMART goal setting technique 8. Discuss the concept of evolution of leadership 9. Explain how customer satisfaction is linked to controlling 10. Discuss the power of building a network



WEEK 1: 3 hours to complete

Managers vs Leaders

1.1 Managers and Leaders: What’s the Difference? 7m
1.2 The Manager’s Role 12m
1.3 Organizational Behavior 10m
1.4 Lean 10m
1.5 The Nine Wastes 8m
1.6 Change and Transition 10m
1.7 Behavior Change 9m
1.8 Facilitating Change 11m
1.9 Common Reactions to Change 7m

WEEK 2: 1 hour to complete

Skills for Today’s Manager

2.1 Essential Skills for Today’s Manager 6m
2.2 Management Functions 7m
2.3 The Fundamental Business Model18m

WEEK 3: 1 hour to complete


3.1 Organizational Planning 14m
3.2 Goal Setting 6m
3.3 The Planning Process 5m
3.4 Planning Tools 3m

WEEK 4: 2 hours to complete

Management Styles and Networking

4.1 More Functions of Management 2m
4.2 Leadership Styles 9m
4.3 Control Process 13m
4.4 Networking 12m

Improving your chances to Get a job series

This online course is one of the parts of the series “Improving your chances to get a job”, provided by University of California:

1 Project Management: The Basics for Success
2 Work Smarter, Not Harder
3 Finance for Non-Financial Professionals
4 Communication in the 21st Century Workplace
5 High-Impact Business Writing
6 The Art of Negotiation
7 Fundamentals of Management
10 Career Success Project

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