Essential Business MOOCs For January

Managing People: Engaging Your Workforce

School: University of Reading

Platform: FutureLearn

Link: Managing People: Engaging Your Workforce

Start Date: January 12, 2015 (10 Weeks)

Workload: 4 Hours Per Week

Instructor: Martin Bicknell

Credentials: Bicknell is the Director of Studies for Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour at the Henley Business School. In addition, he is Programme Director for the MA in Applied Management at the school. He currently teaches modules on human resources, organizational culture, and management practice. Before his academic career, Bicknell worked as a management consultant at KPMG and a self-employed consultant in the telecommunications and media sectors. 

Graded: Students will receive a certificate of participation for completing the course.

Description: Management is both “art” and “science,” where practice, not theory, is the toughest part to master. In this course, Bicknell will share techniques for getting the most out employees and navigating the biggest personnel challenges. This interactive course will consist of videos, articles, and group discussions and activities.

Review: None

Additional Note: According to Bicknell, “the depth of thinking and analysis will broadly be at a post-graduate level thus making this an ideal taster course should you be thinking of pursuing a masters degree in business or management in the future.”

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