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Management: perspective and practice

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Please note: This is course is due to be archived on Wednesday 21st December. You can study the course up until this date. For learners who have completed the course, the Statement of Participation will remain in your learner records in your OpenLearn profile.


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.

First Published: 09/08/2012

Updated: 21/05/2020

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