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Management: perspective and practice

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What does it mean to be a manager? Being a manager is a complex and challenging activity. This free course, Management: perspective and practice, introduces you to the role of the manager. In this OpenLearn course you’ll look at an array of activities including leadership, human resources, finance, project management, change management, operations management and stakeholder management.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • appreciate how organisational structure and culture contribute to management control in organisations
  • think about how to analyse an organisation in this respect
  • understand an organisation’s characteristics and how they might impact on management practices.

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