This is the second online course of study I have participated in. Your Live chat was great they helped on several occasions when I had questions.
I really enjoyed comparing what we were learning to my real life experiences and as I learned different things I really felt like I became a better employee and future management in the business world. It was a great experience.
This program was easy to use. Things flowed easily from one to the next. When I did have a problem, my questions were answered promptly. I was given ample time to finish this course. I had several personal events that took my time away from this course and still had plenty of time to relax and learn the things that were taught.
I really enjoyed the lectures because they tended to be more in-depth and built upon personal experience, rather than a textbook.
Course Code: GES406
Learn the basics of how to succeed as a manager, including financial and accounting strategy. Discuss the importance of financial statements and balance sheets. You’ll also cover popular marketing tactics, learning how to create marketing goals and implement them.
Understand how to create and interpret a business model. You’ll review strategic planning models, learn how to create strategic alternatives, and more. During this section of the course, you’ll also cover legal issues to be aware of as a manager. These legalities include agency and employment, torts, liability, and intellectual property laws.
Master an understanding of the legal aspects of contracts. Learn how to define, create, and follow through with a contract. Move on to understanding basic tax issues such as income and expenses, depreciation, property dispositions, types of entities, tax returns, and more.
Learn how to create a positive company culture and how to keep employees engaged. Understand the different types of culture and personality that come together to create a successful working environment. Move on to discussing negotiation strategies. You’ll understand the fundamental steps, tools, and types of negotiations.
Explore business best practices, including how to have powerful discussions and use resources within an office setting. You’ll also learn about what makes a good leader, where you can expect to cover topics like leadership theories and accountability.
Work through the process of project management to understand the most productive ways to track, manage, and execute a project. Next, you’ll understand the different resources that will enable your company to run smoothly such as a human resource department, technology, and marketing efforts.
Katrina McBride's career reflects extensive experience in organizational leadership, marketing strategies, and market development in multi-national corporate environments and as an independent consultant. Her leadership abilities have been utilized by employers and clients to develop new programs and functional areas and to reorganize resources with aggressive deadlines. She has positively impacted revenue and customer satisfaction for large, global organizations as well as small to mid-sized businesses that are experiencing changes due to rapid growth or restructuring to maintain their competitive position. In director-level positions for Nortel Networks, Katrina was engaged to develop, define, and implement strategies for competitive intelligence, sales support, emerging markets, lead generation, and customer relationship management. Sought after as a trainer, speaker, and facilitator, Katrina develops and presents professional education courses in leadership development, team strategies, strategic marketing, organizational leadership, and change planning. She is an active member of the American Marketing Association, the American Management Association, Society for Human Resources Management, and the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association, and she's served on the board of directors of the Dallas chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Katrina holds an M.A. in organizational management and a B.S. in psychology, as well as certifications in mid-management/leadership and marketing. She is a trained dispute mediator.
Katherine Squires Pang, J.D., LL.M., M.Ed received her B.A. in 1980 from Clark University, her J.D. from the University of Dayton Law School in 1982, her LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School in 1983, and her M.Ed from the University of Texas in 2001. She has practiced law with national law firms since 1983, ran for the United States Senate in California in 1994, and was appointed by Governor Wilson as a Commissioner to the WCAB from 1994 to 1996. Dr. Pang has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School of Management at the University of Texas, Dallas, and has been an adjunct faculty member in the law and business schools of many universities, including the Stern School of Business at New York University, Pepperdine University, USC, Golden Gate University, and the University of California, Irvine. In addition to having over 20 years of law firm experience, Dr. Pang has founded several companies, including LawPrep, Inc., LawPrep Press, Inc., Legal EdNet.com, and EdWay Online. From 1989 to 1996, Dr. Pang authored several books, videos, and interactive CD-ROMs. Dr. Pang was also the manager for firm-wide practice section development, training, and forms for Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, & Feld, L.L.P. Dr. Pang has experience providing multimedia, interactive distributed learning to working professionals and adult learners in law and business through a variety of technologies, including video streaming and online conferencing (Webcasts, synchronous and asynchronous threaded discussion boards, and chat rooms) via the Internet and satellite, as well as ISDN-based videoconferencing on CD-ROM. Dr. Pang has been a speaker at the MEC 2001 Conference: Turning a New Page in Educational Technologies, sponsored by Arizona State University; the 2001 Conference on Training and Knowledge Management: Moving Beyond Training, sponsored by Generation 21 Learning Management Systems; and a speaker at various other e-learning conferences. She has design, development, implementation, and managerial experience in educational multimedia course design and creation. She has been responsible for course design and delivery using Macromedia Director, Windows Media Player, FrontPage, PowerPoint, Blackboard, Prometheus, WebCT, Webboard, and a host of other proprietary platforms. She also has experience with digital video, MPEG, MOV, and AVI Files.
Jerry L. Partridge, PMP received his Master's degree in business management at Central Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University. He is also a Certified Project Management Professional. He has experience as a project and program manager for Enterprise Project Management Office over activities for a major retail organization. He has developed, updated, and delivered project management courses and coached and mentored project managers. He's performed governance activities and analyses, collaborated in developing and integrating standard practices, and been a part of an implementation team for an enterprise resource management tool. Jerry is a certified instructor for IBM project management courses and a host of university seminars for business professionals seeking certification in project management. He was a volunteer subject matter expert (SME) on an international team that drafted the 2004 update to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). He's been a team leader to develop a practice standard for Earned Value Management Systems for the Project Management Institute, an SME for two clients aligning project management courses to the 2004 PMBOK, and an SME for a PMI development team exposure draft for the Program Management Practice Standard.
Students should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, be comfortable navigating the Internet and using e-mail, and have an understanding of a word-processing computer program (Microsoft Word is recommended). This program is intended for anyone interested in developing their management skills.
This program is compatible with both PC and Mac computers. PCs require Windows XP or later operating systems with IE8 or later browsers. Mac computers require Safari browser. (A high-speed Internet connection is highly recommended.) In addition, you may require Adobe Reader, Flash Plug-in, and a QuickTime plug-in on your computer (all are available through free downloads).
You'll receive the following required textbooks along with your online learning:
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program.
All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
Yes, this program is compatible with both PC and Mac computers.
If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button toward the top of the page). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the "Contact Us" form to the right. You may also call us at (855) 534-3690. We will answer your questions promptly.
Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.