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Business Management Practices

  • Focuses on Data-Driven Decision-Making
  • Combines Managerial and Leadership Skills
  • Strengthens Communications

Gain the skills and knowledge to manage effectively in today’s complex business environment. Whether you are just starting out, you are a senior executive, or you are responsible for training and development, these courses will help to strengthen your interpersonal communication skills, refine your techniques as a motivator, create a vision for your team, and set organizational goals to better meet objectives.

Leadership Skills for New Managers

Learn how to apply powerful strategies to influence others, communicate effectively, negotiate, and understand the power of ethics in leadership.

2019 Summer
1 section

Management Strategy and Communication

Learn to present to executives, to target communications to audiences, to create communication plans, and to speak to diverse groups.

2019 Summer
1 section

Successful Delegation: Achieving Results Through Others

Learn how to apply the four major steps in the delegation process effectively, avoid common mistakes, and monitor progress without over-managing.

1 section

Leadership and Management

Compare and contrast management and leadership, examine fundamental practices of exemplary leadership, and arrive at an approach that works for you.

2019 Summer
1 section

Business Ethics

Learn how to apply ethical business practices in your own organization and how they contribute to a lasting competitive advantage.

1 section

Critical Thinking for Business

Gain insight into your own thinking, contribute to decision-making in an objective manner, and discover how to challenge assumptions and biases.

2019 Summer
1 section

Fundamentals of Managerial Planning

Learn why planning is important, what key steps are involved, and how to create effective objectives for directing the efforts of a team or a project.

1 section

Introduction to Management and the Organization

Gain understanding of the essential management functions, the skills for effective management, and the role of ethics and social responsibility.

1 section

Models for Decision-Making and Leadership

Gain an understanding of the process behind decision-making, explore various models and theories, and examine correlating leadership styles.

2019 Summer
1 section

Principles of Business Operations Management

Gain an understanding of the foundation and framework needed to implement and run a sustainable business operation effectively.

2019 Summer
1 section

World-Class Organizational Culture

Learn best practices for creating a world-class organizational culture, which can help your firm gain an invaluable, lasting competitive advantage.

1 section

Beyond Mentoring: Developing Employee Potential

Learn to encourage innovation, foster personal satisfaction in good work, generate motivation, and facilitate effective performance discussions.

Building Relationships and Networking for Business

Learn to make effective professional connections so you maximize success, build on existing relationships, and create a network that lasts.

Leading Meetings for Maximum Productivity

Learn to create highly productive meetings for faster decision-making, greater buy-in, enhanced work relationships, and a quicker pace.

Personal and Business Storytelling

Learn storytelling for business by combining the demands of a business environment with the creative and narrative structure of film.

Persuasion and Effective Presentations

Gain an in-depth understanding of persuasion techniques, and learn to apply them in a professional setting.

Principles of Retail Operations

This course outlines the how, when, where, and why of retail operation decision-making.