Fundamentals of Management
School: University of California-Irvine
Registration Link: Fundamentals of Management
Start Date: April 6, 2015 (4 Weeks)
Workload: 2-3 Hours Per Week (Self-Paced)
Instructor: Not Specified (U.C.-Irvine faculty member)
Graded: Students will earn a verified certificate for completing this course.
Description: Thinking about becoming a manager? It is a bigger step than you might expect. Suddenly, you’re coaching and evaluating people who may have been your friends. You’re serving as a buffer between upper management and your reports – battling to maximize output while keeping expectations in line. You are under the microscope. What’s more, you’re being held accountable for the performance of other people. In this introductory course, you’ll learn the differences between being a manager and a leader; the strengths and weaknesses of various management philosophies and leadership styles; the biggest challenges facing new managers; and how to use influence with both your reports and superiors. The course will taught through 8-12 minute lecture videos, with students evaluated through quizzes.
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Additional Notes: This is the first part of a Practical Management for Career Readiness specialization available through Coursera. Students will receive a specialization certificate that reflects that they completed three courses (including “Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making” and “Essentials of Entrepreneurship: Thinking and Action”) and a capstone project. The total cost of a certification is $196.