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About the Course

People are the most valuable asset of any business, but they are also the most unpredictable, and the most difficult asset to manage. And although managing people well is critical to the health of any organization, most managers don't get the training they need to make good management decisions. Now, award-winning authors and renowned management Professors Mike Useem and Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School have designed this course to introduce you to the key elements of managing people. Based on their popular course at Wharton, this course will teach you how to motivate individual performance and design reward systems, how to design jobs and organize work for high performance, how to make good and timely management decisions, and how to design and change your organization’s architecture. By the end of this course, you'll have developed the skills you need to start motivating, organizing, and rewarding people in your organization so that you can thrive as a business and as a social organization....

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May 6, 2020

The professors used real-life examples to prove their points, making the content very relatable. The quizzes were helpful and challenging, as well. Overall, a genuinely excellent course!


Jul 5, 2022

Your enthusiasm comes through in your instruction and is by all accounts a piece of what makes you a compelling educator. I’m happy I took this course with you. Much obliged to you!

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By Hayley Y C C

Sep 13, 2020

This is a pretty good course in general. The professor speech is very clear and I like the example to illustrate the point. The course is more about PEOPLE management. It is very practical for work, to manage PEOPLE. It's related to the field that I am going for. This course is not about the statistic, so if you looking for learning that, this may not be the crouse you are looking for.

Week 1 and 2 are excellent, a good amount of point and example

I would comment on Week 3 & 4, the professor spends too long to do the example storytelling. It's better to shorten the story and go for more points.

By Md. S A S

May 21, 2020

This is a good course for a person who want to get a basic idea about HR. This course explains almost everything that a beginner need to know. From my perspective, it would be a great-one if it talks about more tools and techniques those are used to managing HR. Apart from this, this is awesome. Thanks to the instructors for preparing this course.

By Walter W

Sep 13, 2022

I had a desire to grow in my Management Skills in the line of Administration. The Course has helped know how to Use Motivation to grow an Organization and Making Timely Decisions. I Loved How the Course content was well Organized and Systematic. Thanks.

By Saahas G

May 7, 2020

The professors used real-life examples to prove their points, making the content very relatable. The quizzes were helpful and challenging, as well. Overall, a genuinely excellent course!

By Cole E

Nov 17, 2021

I've taken a lot of management courses but this one felt uniquely beneficial. I took a lot of notes not because I needed them to pass the quizzes but because I wanted them for life.

By Dinakar V

Jul 9, 2018

Gives decent understanding on what management is. Boosts confidence levels and helps doing right things and thought process.

By Tuuli E

Feb 7, 2020

Very clear and though-provoking lectures, I liked both professors and found their lectures easy to follow.

By Achilleas Z

Jan 9, 2019

Excellent course, well structured. Good professors.

By Samuel H

May 29, 2018

It would have been good if the course included a bibliography for further reading on the topics presented.

By Priya K

Mar 29, 2021

This was a very engaging course. I enjoyed every single minute of it. I have learnt a lot primarily because it was not just didactic but because it was accompanied by examples that illustrated principles and strategies. The 4 modules although part of a whole were distinct in what they had to offer and the bullet point summaries were very effective takeaways. For those professionals who are not trained in management at all such as me, it was an eye-opener.

By Syed H A

Feb 11, 2023

Wow, i am fan of University of Pennsylvania after completing this course. The lectures are not even soothing to learn but also the way it been delivered in detail with the content and examples and history. What a learning experience, i cant move to USA but i learn that much online thankyou Coursera and University of Pennsylvania. :D Learning managements Fundamentals and applying it in my organization is so Professional

By Yuliia P

Aug 10, 2021

I really liked that in the Management Fundamentals course, in addition to theory, the professors also gave clear examples based on real cases. I recommend this course to everyone, you will not regret it! Everyone will be able to take something useful from this course and apply this knowledge in life.

By Jan A H K

Apr 9, 2020

For one with no background in human management (I come from folklore, anthropology and museum studies) this course gave me some basic tools to improve my skills as a museum manager. In addition, it gave me reassurance that some of my strategies, with out me knowing it, are in fact good. Great course!

By Julie S

Jan 7, 2021

This course was super informative and validating to management styles. It is interesting to see the construct of an organization, whether good or bad, and see how things can be fixed in a way to make a company or team more productive.

By Ujjwal R

May 13, 2018

Wonderful course. Clear information with lots of real life examples that made tricky management concepts easy to grasp. I wish a bibliography of some of the sources - books/articles/cases was provided. Highly recommended course.

By amanda h

Apr 1, 2023

Thorough and concise for a short course, some technical aspects, overall, a great course to waken the brain and open the mind. Loved the video examples during the course too, added another element to the online learning.

By Seohee P

Jul 6, 2022

Your enthusiasm comes through in your instruction and is by all accounts a piece of what makes you a compelling educator. I’m happy I took this course with you. Much obliged to you! 

By okechukwu f o

Jul 14, 2020

amazing.i will recommend coursera to anyone who is still interested to further educational background more ,am more than satisfied with coursera, all i want to say is thank you

By Giorgos T

Mar 4, 2020

Amazing course! Excellent professors! Great examples and great presentation of them that gives a better understanding of the topic! I recommend this course to all of you!

By Lauriane

Dec 6, 2019

Very interesting, brings a lot of general culture. There is a lot of reference to current events. I learned a lot by taking this course. Thank you for this online course!

By Fabian E L

Jul 5, 2021

I liked and enjoyed the course. The audio was really low during some of the lessons. I topped the volume of my laptop and still could not hear the instructor very well.

By Oussama H

Jul 2, 2020

Excellent content and high level reflections on modern management issues. Thanks to Pr; Cappelli and Pr. Useem for this excellent couse that I recommand to all

By Rose G

Mar 6, 2020

Excellent class!

I've never thought I had an interest in management, but when I fell on it in a specialization, it amazed me how interesting it was!

By Lazaro P R

Jan 22, 2021

It is a very good first step to take. It will give you the basic principles( fundamentals as they state) of management. Very well designed.


Jul 20, 2021

i recomend all international students who have dream to study abroad to take this lessons. it is very attachable, thinkable, and useful!