Leading a team of colleagues or managing your own staff requires a set of leadership skills that are often few and far between in todays business culture. Understanding the personalities working for you and with you, while also maneuvering to get the most out of the different skill sets and personalities on your staff is essential to effective leadership and productive management.With the Business Management Professional Program, this collection of skills and knowledge will ensure students understand the delicate balance of leadership, motivation, delegation, and authority while fostering an environment of encouragement and teamwork. From business communication and basic supervision to the fundamentals of leadership and project management, this combination of courses ensures students will emerge with the confidence to make the tough decisions managers are faced with every day coupled with a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to be a true leader.
The Business Management Professional program provides students the basic competencies involved in a leading a team whether from the very top of a company, middle management or first-line supervision. Managers at intermediate levels serve as the bridge between their staff and higher management understanding how to execute the project, exercising good judgment over costs and risks but also able to extract and rely on the talent of their team to get things done effectively. Good leaders are key to cultivating positive morale among their staff while also best situated to identify policies or procedures that are not working and improve upon them to benefit both staff and management. Effective managers have unique skill sets that promote collaborative, orderly and productive work environments from which everyone can benefit. Being an effective manager requires a fundamental understanding of leadership, organization and communication skills that will always be in demand by employers.
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:
Contrast theories and techniques of managing, motivating, and leading others
Analyze the impact of an organizations culture, environment, and design on management
Examine how social responsibility and ethics affect management functions
Analyze issues facing managers when performing management functions
Examine challenges related to organizational strategies and processes that managers face in todays business environment
Evaluate approaches to communication to best fit an organizational structure
Apply theories of leadership and motivation to effectively manage others
Assess approaches to controlling organizational performance
Examine operations management
Describe the key components of the contemporary U.S. and international business environment
Describe the role of ethics and social responsibility in the business environment
Examine how businesses can be organized and structured
Analyze the various functions of and approaches to management
Analyze marketing processes, forces, and issues in a business enterprise
Examine the key strategies, tools, and issues involved in business operations
Examine the key financial concepts involved in the business enterprise
Develop a business plan incorporating sound business concepts, systems, and strategies
Analyze the competencies and skills needed to be an effective supervisor
Explain contemporary workplace considerations with respect to a supervisory role
Plan strategically using goal-setting and organizing skills
Recommend a staffing, recruiting, and retention strategy
Recommend a control process strategy
Propose a decision-making strategy
Explain motivational leadership in the context of today's workforce
Use effective communication strategies
Propose group- and-team-building skills
Analyze the performance appraisal process
Recommend strategies to improve workplace health and safety
Propose conflict resolution strategies
Analyze factors that impact change management
Analyze the supervisor's role in the collective bargaining processes
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By successfully completing a course through one of our college or university partners the student is awarded a Certificate of Completion from the institution. If there is a state or national exam that the course is preparing a student for, the proper certifying body will be indicated and that association will proctor and award any type of certification. This is the studentís responsibility, although ECA is here to help guide our students in the right direction.
Does this course translate in to college credit?
Through our college and university partners, ECA offers non-credit certificate programs.
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When are the course start dates?
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Is the Certification exam included in the course?
The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course unless otherwise specified in the course education and training plan.