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Course overview

What makes a good leader? This course will empower you to answer that question. Upskill yourself with the capabilities you need to lead others effectively by mastering basic management theory and practice. Armed with an arsenal of insight, knowledge and tried-and-tested tools, you’ll be able to leverage your resources, identify opportunities for improved project management and stay up-to-date with emerging leadership styles and trends. As one of our top online courses, the Principles of Business Management course covers a range of principles – including sought-after soft skills – to equip you to make tough decisions, agilely adapt to an evolving business landscape, and guide your team to greater productivity and profitability. As an experienced executive management and leadership coach, consultant and lecturer, Dr Timothy Hutton (Wits Enterprise) has headed up multiple management development programmes, including pioneering a master’s program in nuclear technology leadership.

Course curriculum

  • Module 1: Introduction to Business Management
  • Module 2: The Environment
  • Module 3: Planning for Managing a Business
  • Module 4: Organising for Managing a Business
  • Module 5: Group Dynamics
  • Module 6: Leading in the Organisation
  • Module 7: Controlling the Organisation
  • Module 8: Setting Up for Change

Course outcomes

  • Use organisational planning and action planning to manage a business
  • Monitor performance against measured targets through control processes and techniques
  • Learn to effectively participate in group and team interactions
  • Examine leadership theories and effectively manage change
  • Learn how to transition from managing self to managing others

Lecturer

Dr Timothy Hutton

Course summary

Format: Wits certified online short course

Certification: Wits University certificate of competence

Duration: 10 weeks

Breakdown: 8 weeks consecutive online lectures, one exam in week 10

Hours per week: 5 to 7

Language: English

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