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Business Management

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Management issues are fundamental to any organization: How do we plan to get things done, organize the company to be efficient and effective, lead and motivate employees, and put controls in place to make sure our plans are followed and our goals are met? Good management is essential to starting a business, growing a business, and maintaining a business once it has achieved some measure of success. This Business Management course will help you understand how to be a better manager through planning, decision making, motivating, leading, and communicating more effectively.

Prerequisite: None

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the various roles of managers and types of business management
  • Identify the fundamentals of managing and organizing environments
  • Recall methods of communication, working in groups, and stages of leadership
  • Discuss the basics of entrepreneurship and SWOT analysis
  • Differentiate between multiple leadership styles and ways of managing individuals

Business Management Module 1
Managerial Decision Making  

  • What Do Managers Do?
  • The Roles Managers Play
  • Major Management Characteristics
  • Overview of Managerial Decision Making
  • Reflective and Reactive Systems
  • Programmed and Nonprogrammed Decisions
  • Barriers to Effective Decision Making
  • Improving the Quality of Decision Making
  • Group Decision Making

Business Management Module 2
The History of Management  

  • The Early Origins of Management
  • The Italian Renaissance
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • Taylor-Made Management
  • Administrative and Bureaucratic Management
  • Human Relations Movement
  • Contingency and System Management


Business Management Module 3
Corporate Culture and Ethics  

  • Organization’s External Environment
  • External Environments and Industries
  • Organizational Designs and Structures
  • Internal Organization and External Environments
  • Corporate Cultures
  • Ethics and Business Ethics Defined
  • Dimensions of Ethics
  • Ethical Principles and Responsible Decision Making
  • Leadership
  • Corporate Culture and Compliance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Business Management Module 4
International Management  

  • Importance of International Management
  • Hofstede’s Cultural Framework
  • The GLOBE Framework
  • Cultural Stereotyping
  • Cross-Cultural Assignments
  • Strategies for Expanding Globally
  • Necessity of Global Markets

Business Management Module 5   

  • Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs
  • Small Business
  • Start Your Own Business
  • Managing a Small Business
  • Large Impact of Small Business
  • Small Business Administration
  • Trends in Entrepreneurship and Business Ownership

Business Management Module 6
Strategic Analysis  

  • Understanding the Competitive Environment
  • SWOT for Strategic Analysis
  • External Macro Environment
  • Micro Environment
  • Competition, Strategy, and Competitive Advantage
  • Strategic Positioning

Business Management Module 7
Strategic Management Process  

  • Firm Mission and Vision
  • The Role of Strategic Analysis in Formulating a Strategy
  • Strategic Objectives
  • Levels of Strategy
  • Measuring and Evaluating Strategic Performance
  • Organizational Structures and Design
  • Organizational Change
  • Managing Change

Business Management Module 8
Human Resource Management    

  • Human Resource Management and Compliance
  • Performance Management
  • Influencing Employee Performance and Motivation
  • Building an Organization for the Future
  • Talent Development
  • Succession Planning

Business Management Module 9
Diversity in Organizations

  • Introduction to Workplace Diversity
  • Diversity and the Workforce
  • Diversity and Its Impact on Companies
  • Challenges of Diversity
  • Key Diversity Theories
  • Benefits and Challenges of Workplace Diversity
  • Recommendations for Managing Diversity

Business Management Module 10
Leadership and Motivation  

  • The Leadership Process
  • Types of Leaders
  • The Trait Approach to Leadership
  • Behavioral Approaches to Leadership
  • Situational Approaches to Leadership
  • Work Motivation for Performance
  • Content and Process Theories of Motivation
  • Research on Motivation Theories

Business Management Module 11
Managerial Communication and Teamwork  

  • Teamwork in the Workplace
  • Team Development Over Time
  • Opportunities and Challenges to Team Building
  • Team Diversity
  • Multicultural Teams
  • Process of Managerial Communication
  • Types of Communications in Organizations
  • Managerial Communication and Corporate Reputation

Business Management Module 12
Planning, Controlling, and Management of Technology   

  • The Planning Process
  • Types of Plans
  • Goals or Outcome Statements
  • Employees’ Responses to Planning
  • Management by Objectives
  • Developing Technology and Innovation
  • External and Internal Sources
  • Management Entrepreneurship Skills

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended


PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player


MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player


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900 West Orman Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004
United States
Phone: 727-824-7800 ext. 8

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