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About the Course

Are you about to enter the workforce? Are you an emerging professional? Are you new to your role in the organization? All prospective new employees benefit from understanding management principles, roles and responsibilities, regardless of position. Now you can acquire an in-depth understanding of the basic concepts and theories of management while exploring the manager's operational role in all types of organizations. Gain insight into the manager's responsibility in planning, organizing, leading, staffing and controlling within the workplace. It’s never too soon to plan your professional path by learning how the best managers manage for success! Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Describe the difference between managers and leaders 2. Explore the focus of a manager’s job 3. Cite the required skills for a new manager’s success 4. Describe the five functions of management 5. Explain the new model management operating philosophy 6. Describe the hierarchy of planning 7. Use the SMART goal setting technique 8. Discuss the concept of evolution of leadership 9. Explain how customer satisfaction is linked to controlling 10. Discuss the power of building a network...

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Nov 8, 2015

Great for people that, like me, does not have a management background but maybe end up dealing with this type of position. Good guidelines, simple but complete and using understandable examples.


May 27, 2020

This course is very useful for management fraternity whether they are practitioners or academicians

it changes my orientation with relevant examples. Thank you for the wonderful course.

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By Sonal N

Jan 19, 2021

It covers the core basics including the key principles and practices. The course instructor, Dave Negy, shares insights from his experience.

By Semantics J K

Aug 14, 2015

I really enjoyed doing this course.The lecturer was very insightful,engaging and knowledgeable.It's my hope to continue doing other courses.

By Asma A A

Jul 1, 2018

it is an excellent course and clear one, the only thing that it needs to be improved is the quiz. it should be more detailed and tougher.

By v p

May 13, 2020

Wonderful to learn more knowledge about management. Excited to know more about these in spite of having experience as an MBA graduate.

By Mohamad K

Jan 4, 2018

This course is extremely interesting! It is very well designed and organized. It will be extremely useful to me. Thank you very much!

By Alejandra

Dec 12, 2018

Very good for being the fundamentals of management. Super recommend if you're approaching or want to get a first managing position.

By Mohammed T A

Mar 7, 2021

first chapter was a bit too informative , wish it is divided into 2 sections instead the rest was easy and good learning material

By carolina j

Nov 4, 2020

This course was really good, I would like to say thanks to the instructor because the course was really helpful and interesting !


Jan 24, 2016

Es un excelente curso. Da la idea resumida pero específica de una gerencia de calidad. Los puntos que toca se sienten esenciales.

By vignesh p

Sep 27, 2015

Excellent course content, flow and example sharing by Mr. Dave Nagy. Thanks UCI for providing such a wonderful course.


By Deleted A

Apr 4, 2019

So easy to understand, very well prepared for the general public but with a thorough insight on management. I was very pleased

By Ndungi A A

Aug 19, 2015

The Course was awesome, and Dave Nagy is really a good professor, he explains clearly with practicaexamples! thank you so much


Sep 26, 2015

Nice one , This course having basics of the management , i will recommended to all my peers bout that... thanks to coursera.

By Pelit M

Jun 4, 2022

It is an intorductory course, but excellent for this purpose. Great privilege to learn from such an experineced instructor.

By Latifah L

Dec 30, 2016

This is the most challenging course I have ever took. And its also gave me lot of experience.

Thank you very much, EVERYBODY

By hong a v

Dec 8, 2016

Great course! It helps to explain the issues I encountered as a manager. I can't wait to implement the lessons learnt here.


Jun 10, 2021

Wonderfully explained by Professor Nagy.I feel like I found a good starting point for learning even more about management.

By Yigit K

Mar 7, 2021

Anyone who is seeking key performance trends on such important topics like Leadership, should take this important course.

By Navya S

Oct 15, 2020

Really informative course with great faculty. Provides you with a basic structure of management which is very essential.

By June L

Jul 27, 2020

Excellent course! Well designed, structured, clear, concise, communicated well. I would recommend to anybody. Thank you!

By Dr S K

Jul 25, 2020

I knew about management. However by doing the course some concepts got reinforced and i learnt a few new things. Thanks.

By Oleksandr R

Jan 10, 2016

I really like simple, but well rich explanation of fundamental basics of management in this course. The lector is great.

By Roman B

Nov 8, 2015

This course was very helpful in my professional and everyday life. Many thanks for the information and dose of humor :)

By Lawrence M H P

Apr 16, 2020

A good introduction to management concepts. Makes me want to explore the other courses offered by UCI through Coursera.

By Ashib U E

Sep 1, 2020

This is a really great course to learn in-depth the fundamentals of management. I have learned a lot from this course.