Principles of management 101/Course aims

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Principles of management 101 is a free micro Open Online Course (mOOC) designed for learners who want to learn about management. This course will help you to:

  1. Outline the principles underlying effective management and the role of managers.
  2. Explain the importance of context on effective management, both from a historical and modern perspective.
  3. Connect with learners from around the world to gain broader perspectives on management around the world.

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Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define management and its overarching guiding principles, including changes over time.
  • Define the roles and functions of management and managers.
  • Describe future trends and challenges in management, as well as the needed management skills to deal with them.
  • Describe some of the people-related soft skills in management.
  • Define organizational culture and the ethical boundaries of management.