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. Her leadership abilities have been utilized to develop new programs and functional areas. In director-level positions for Nortel Networks, she led strategy for competitive intelligence, emerging markets, and lead generation. McBride holds an M.A. in organizational management and a B.S. in psychology.
Katherine Squires Pang, J.D., LL.M., M.Ed has practiced law with since 1983. She 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 of many universities, including New York University and UC Irvine. She 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.
Jerry L. Partridge is a Certified Project Management Professional with experience as a project and program manager for a major retail organization. He is a certified instructor for IBM project management courses and hosts university seminars for project managers seeking certification. He has worked extensively with the Project Management Institute, previously leading a team that developed a practice standard for Earned Value Management Systems and volunteering as a subject matter expert for an update to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Partridge holds a Master of Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University.
You should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, be comfortable navigating the Internet and using email, and have an understanding of a word-processing program (such as Word). This course is intended for anyone interested in developing their management skills.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbook will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:
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This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.
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