Who should attend
Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.
About the course
This is an interdisciplinary course based on the premise that managerial decision-making is dynamic. The scope of business decision-making requires and understanding of business issues, human resources, managerial functions, business ethics and responsibility, and group dynamics. This course will explore the management functions and the areas of national and international business in which these are continually practiced.
Course at a glance
- Fully online course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
- Explore the concepts, theories, and practices of management and the various business functions that collectively sustain an enterprise.
- Learn through lectures, case analysis, videos, and lively discussions, as you broaden your network and apply the course content to the context of your own work or organization and explore its implications for your professional practice.
- Aimed at individuals in supervisory or management positions who wish to upgrade or sharpen their managerial abilities, this course will also benefit prospective or aspiring managers ready to take the next step in their careers.
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Apply basic concepts of marketing, HR, operations, and finance/accounting, as well as incorporate such concepts in the decision-making process.
- Assess business cases and evaluate the effectiveness of the respective corporate strategy.
- Work in teams to accomplish a specific objective.
- Write business reports conforming to professional standards.
- Evaluate marketing strategies to promote sales.
- Identify ethical issues encountered by decision makers.
- Identify the challenges of small business management.
- Identify the role of government and crown corporations as partners in the economy.
- This is a graded course; assessment activities may include exams, projects, presentations, journals, or research papers.
- Refer to the course syllabus for details on activities and assignments.
- A textbook is required for this course; further information will be provided in the course syllabus.
- Additional learning materials are provided through eClass at no additional cost.
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.