Foundations of Management

Foundations of Management

Build a Foundation for Managerial Success

In the first course of the Professional Certificate in Management program, Foundations of Management, you will explore business management fundamentals, including topics such as coaching for the competitive advantage and creating your own management style. At the end of this eight-week online course, you will have the comprehensive knowledge needed to manage a team, modify employee behavior, appropriately approach and deal with change in the workplace, as well as mitigate and overcome workplace conflict through effective negotiations and communications.

$1,495
Foundations of Management


Who Should Register?

Foundations of Management is designed for managers of all levels who either need to learn the fundamentals of business management or refresh their existing knowledge. Students who complete both this course and Critical Management Skills will receive a Professional Certificate in Management.

What You’ll Learn

  • Leadership vs. Management
  • Managing for Results
  • Behavior Modification
  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Putting Your Personality to Work
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Integrative Approaches from "Getting to Yes"
  • What Employees Want in a Job

Mini-Courses


Notre Dame's specialized mini-courses are built from the same content delivered in the Foundations of Management course, but allow you to choose specific management skills in two week increments. Choose from these four instant access specialized mini-courses:  

Emerging Managers & Coaches

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Emerging Managers & Coaches Syllabus
Course Introduction
Responsibility of Leadership – Synopsis
Responsibility of Leadership – Introduction 
Admired Leaders
Leadership vs. Management
Proactive Leadership
Leadership Behaviors
Vision and Inspiration
Emotional Intelligence
Leading Change
Responsibility of Leadership
Effective Supervisors and Issues in Management: Synopsis – Part One
Expectations of a New Supervisor
Supervisory Myths
Common Mistakes of Inexperienced Managers
Effective Supervisors and Issues in Management: Synopsis – Part Two 
Urgency vs. Importance
Coaching, Feedback and Discipline
Why Managers Procrastinate
Human Resource Issues for Supervisors
Discipline
Hiring 
Performance Reviews
Developing Staff
Common Mistakes to Avoid
Effective Supervisors and Issues in Management: Synopsis – Part Three

Legal Issues in the Workplace

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Legal Issues in the Workplace Syllabus
The Legal Aspects of Business – Synopsis
Legal Aspects of Business
The Judicial System
Criminal Law vs. Civil Law
Tort Law
Agency Law
Sole Proprietorship
Partnerships
Corporations
Key Legal Issues – Synopsis
Respondent Superior
Contract Law
Employment Contracts
Employment Discrimination Law
Sexual Harassment Law
Labor Law
Legal Research

Managing for Results

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Managing for Results Syllabus
Managing for Results – Synopsis
Managing for Results - Introduction
Employee Job Performance
Job Satisfaction
Human Needs
Behavior Modification
Equity and Self Confidence
Goal Setting
Developing a Motivational Program
Putting Your Personality to Work - Introduction
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Comparison of Extraversion and Introversion
Comparison of Sensing and Intuition
Comparison of Thinking and Feeling
Comparison of Judgment and Perception
Communication, Learning Styles and Problem Solving
What Employees Want in a Job - Introduction of Survey
What Employees Want in a Job - Survey Responses
What Employees Want in a Job - Summary

Managing Conflict & Change in the Workplace

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Managing Conflict & Change in the Workplace Syllabus
Conflict Resolution – Synopsis
Conflict Resolution - Introduction
Negotiation and Conflict Foundations
Perspective Taking
Case Study - Acquiring a Company
Power and Conflict
Integrative Approaches from "Getting to Yes"
Behavioral Stages and Tactics
Effective Confrontations
Healthy Climate for Conflict
Emotionality and Hostility
Understanding Change
Cautions Regarding Paradigms
New Perspectives on Change
Change Style Indicator
Understanding Your Change Style
Value the Input of Others