Master a process approach to management and move your organization forward.
Effective management is essential for all teams and organizations to accomplish their goals. But all too often, managers today just don’t have the tools or processes to get the job done efficiently.
Management Essentials is designed to elevate your managerial skills through a distinctive, hands-on approach to management. In the course, you’ll learn to identify, analyze, design, and influence critical organizational processes as a means of getting work done and achieving results. Working through real-world challenges faced by managers across a variety of industries, you’ll focus on four of the essential processes for managers: decision-making, implementation, organizational learning, and change management.
Whether you’re new to management, a seasoned manager, or somewhere in-between, you’ll come away with tangible tools and techniques that you can readily apply in your organization to deliver on time, on a budget, and at the highest quality.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
Differentiate between the myths and realities of management
Recognize the advantages of taking a “process perspective” towards managerial work
Influence the context and environment in which decisions get made
Implement strategies, plans, projects, and initiatives more effectively
Lead learning initiatives so that your organization can improve and innovate
Manage and lead change in organizations of varying sizes
Design, direct and shape various organizational processes to your advantage
The HBS Online Advantage
Edge-of-your-seat online learning
Global peer collaboration and networking
Real-world, case-based learning
Harvard Business School Online offers a unique and highly engaging way to learn vital business concepts. Immerse yourself in real challenges faced by a diverse group of finance experts, including Rick Childs, Managing Member of 625 Ground Lessor LLC; Mike Even, former Global CIO for Citigroup Asset Management; Chris Hohn, founder of the Children’s Investment Fund; Henrik Poulsen, Chief Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer of PFA Asset Management; Dwight Scott, President of GSO Capital; Nikos Stathopoulos, Partner at BC Partners and Member of the BC Partners Executive Committee; and Matt Wilson, Co-Portfolio Manager and Managing Director of Oaktree Capital Management. Step into their shoes and wrestle with the same issues they faced, while engaging with fellow learners from around the world.