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Harvard Business School Online Management Essentials Course
Harvard Business School Online

Management Essentials Course


8 Weeks


Part time

04 Jul 2024

10 Jul 2024

USD 1,850

Distance Learning


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 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 to get work done and achieve results. Working through real-world challenges faced by managers across various industries, you’ll focus on four 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” toward 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

  • World-class faculty
  • 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 worldwide.

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