Introduction to Management

This is an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary course based on the premise that man­age­r­i­al deci­sion-mak­ing is dynam­ic. The scope of busi­ness deci­sion-mak­ing requires and under­stand­ing of busi­ness issues, human resources, man­age­r­i­al func­tions, busi­ness ethics and respon­si­bil­i­ty, and group dynam­ics. This course will explore the man­age­ment func­tions and the areas of nation­al and inter­na­tion­al busi­ness in which these are con­tin­u­al­ly practiced.

Course at a glance
  • Fully online course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Explore the concepts, theories, and practices of management and the various business functions that collectively sustain an enterprise.
  • Learn through lectures, case analysis, videos, and lively discussions, as you broaden your network and apply the course content to the context of your own work or organization and explore its implications for your professional practice.
  • Aimed at individuals in supervisory or management positions who wish to upgrade or sharpen their managerial abilities, this course will also benefit prospective or aspiring managers ready to take the next step in their careers.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Apply basic concepts of marketing, HR, operations, and finance/accounting, as well as incorporate such concepts in the decision-making process.
  • Assess business cases and evaluate the effectiveness of the respective corporate strategy.
  • Work in teams to accomplish a specific objective.
  • Write business reports conforming to professional standards.
  • Evaluate marketing strategies to promote sales.
  • Identify ethical issues encountered by decision makers.
  • Identify the challenges of small business management.
  • Identify the role of government and crown corporations as partners in the economy.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

  • This is a graded course; assessment activities may include exams, projects, presentations, journals, or research papers.
  • Refer to the course syllabus for details on activities and assignments.
  • Additional learning materials are provided through eClass at no additional cost.
Currently counts towards:

Applicants intending to enrol in a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements since they are prone to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

When will
this course be offered?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

Course not yet scheduled

This course is not currently scheduled, but may be offered in an upcoming term.

New course schedules are announced each June and November.

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