Introduction to Management

  • Online delivery
  • eClass
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites

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.
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.
  • A textbook is required for this course; further information will be provided in the course syllabus.
  • Additional learning materials are provided through eClass at no additional cost.
This course has no prerequisites

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


Weekday evening (Wed)
Apr 7, 2021Jun 23, 2021



6:15 pm – 9:30 pm MST





Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

39 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Kerry Couet

Your Instructor

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Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until April 7, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Currently counts towards

* 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.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

Looking for different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

  • Online delivery
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites

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