CCTP-Business Management Professional Program

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Business Management

The principles and practices of management are fundamental to any organization. Good management is important in starting a business, growing a business, and maintaining a business once it has achieved some measure of success. This Business Management course introduces you to the four essential functions of successfully managing a company, employees, and assets: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. 

Prerequisite: None

Project Management

Learn to master the most proven methods in project management as well as exciting new techniques emerging from current industry and today's most recent research. This course introduces manual techniques perfected during the past 50 years and progressive automated techniques, all consistent with the latest PMBOK Guide. Up to date content covers measuring project management ROI, value to the organization and to customers, and much more. The course's focused approach is ideal for building strong portfolios that showcase project management skills for future interviews. All course content is consistent with the knowledge areas and processes of the latest sixth edition of the PMBOK Guide to give students an advantage in becoming Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP). 

Prerequisite: None

 

Project Management Fundamentals

In a professional setting, chances are all of us have been asked to manage projects, whether large or small in scope. Our Project Management Fundamentals course provides a solid basis for individuals who would like to understand the field of project management and the concepts used to successfully deliver projects. We cover the “big picture” by developing project objectives, analyzing appropriate timelines and organization and roles and responsibilities of participants and stakeholders. After taking this course, students will be prepared to discover concepts, tools and ways to manage projects to achieve positive outcomes.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

Become a Multiplying Manager

There are leaders who inspire and motivate employees to reach beyond their wildest expectations. Multiplying Managers are those who get more done with fewer resources, develop and cultivate new talent and ideas and bring the energy necessary to lead to organizational change, growth and the fostering of innovation. 

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

Departmentalization in an Organization

Companies are organized into subunits or departments, in order to make management more effective and efficient. This course discusses the five major ways organizations are departmentalized.

Authority in an Organization

Managers help give organizations form and substance through their use of authority. One way managers give form and substance to organizations is by allocating authority, which is the right to give commands, take action, and make decisions to achieve organizational objectives. This can be done through the chain of command, a vertical line of authority in an organization that clearly states who reports to whom. Managers can exercise their authority directly by completing tasks themselves, or they can use their authority indirectly by delegating their authority to someone else. Authority in an organization can also be direct, in the case of line authority, or indirect, as it is with staff authority. Authority can also be centralized or decentralized. This course discusses how organizational authority is distributed and used within a company. 

Job Design in an Organization

Managers lead workers who are assigned specific tasks and roles in the organization that are designed to meet some company objective. This course discusses how jobs are designed and what managers can do to ensure their workers are effective at executing their job.

Ethical Decision Making

People working in business and industry make many decisions every day, most of them are routine ones made in the moment with little active thought. Others are important decisions that have a direct impact on the lives of others. Businesses that fail to behave in an ethical manner will alienate employees, drive away business partners, and eventually lose customers; unethical business practices will eventually kill that company. This course discusses the impact ethical decision making can have an organization, and it describes a process to make an ethical decision.

** Course Subject to Change.

Business Management

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the history of management, managerial roles, and organizational environments and responsibilities
  • Recall various planning and organizational strategies
  • List methods for how to incorporate innovation and build strategies for global management
  • Recall methods of communication, working in groups and stages of leadership
  • List ways to manage information, services, and operations

Project Management

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify methods for assessing project needs, costs, and risks
  • Define project prioritization, life cycles, and roles
  • List and study the elements involved in performing and controlling projects
  • Recall the steps involved in developing a project management plan
  • Recognize modern developments and the future of project management

Project Management Fundamentals

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define project management, a project manager’s role and ways to successfully achieve results
  • Identify the principles of risk management and work breakdown structure
  • Recall how to develop and motivate a team and also identify proper communication methods
  • Recognize the principles of earned value management and ways to take your project to the next level

Become a Multiplying Manager

At the completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Define the multiplier effect
  • Identify two types of managers: the liberator and the challenger
  • Differentiate between the debate maker and the decision maker
  • Recognize ways to foster your talents as a Multiplying Manager 

Departmentalization in an Organization

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • State how functional departmentalization works
  • Describe product departmentalization
  • Summarize customer departmentalization
  • Explain geographic departmentalization
  • List how matrix departmentalization works

Authority in an Organization

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define organizational authority
  • Identify the chain of command
  • Define delegation of authority
  • Recall line and staff authority
  • Recognize how the degree of centralization impacts companies

Job Design in an Organization

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • State the importance of job design
  • Describe job specialization
  • Summarize the job description
  • Explain job rotation, enlargement, and enrichment
  • List steps in the job characteristics model

Ethical Decision Making

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define ethics and ethical decision making
  • Choose what to write in a company Code of Ethics
  • List steps in the decision making process
  • Recognize the difference between moral, legal, societal, and ethical decisions
  • Identify ways to make an ethical decision

 

Business Management

Business Management Module 1
History of Management  

  • Management Functions
  • Managerial Roles
  • Kinds of Managers
  • Mistakes Managers Make
  • Origins of Management
  • Scientific Management
  • Bureaucratic and Administrative Management
  • Human Relations Management

Business Management Module 2
Organizational Environments and Responsibilities  

  • Changing Environments
  • General Environment
  • Specific Environment
  • Organizational Cultures
  • Workplace Deviance
  • Influences on Ethical Decision Making
  • To Whom Are Organizations Socially Responsible?
  • Social Responsibility and Economic Performance 

Business Management Module 3
Planning and Organizational Strategy

  • Benefits and Pitfalls of Planning
  • How to Make a Plan That Works
  • Steps and Limits to Rational Decision Making
  • Sustainable Competitive Advantage
  • Strategy-Making Process
  • Corporate & Industry Level Strategies
  • Firm-Level Strategies

Business Management Module 4
Innovation and Global Management  

  • Why Innovation Matters
  • Managing Innovation
  • Managing Change
  • Global Business, Trade Rules, and Trade Agreements
  • Forms for Global Business
  • Finding the Best Business Climate
  • Becoming Aware of Cultural Differences

Business Management Module 5
Designing Adaptive Organizations and Managing Teams

  • Departmentalization
  • Organizational Authority
  • Job Design
  • Interorganizational & Interorganizational Processes
  • The Good & Bad of Using Teams
  • Kinds of Teams
  • Work Team Characteristics
  • Enhancing Work Team Effectiveness

Business Management Module 6
Human Resource Systems, Individuals and Diverse Workforce

  • Employment Legislation
  • Recruiting
  • Selecting
  • Training
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Compensation & Employee Separation
  • Surface-Level Diversity
  • Deep-Level Diversity
  • Managing Diversity

Business Management Module 7
Motivation and Leadership

  • Basics of Motivation
  • Equity Theory
  • Expectancy, Reinforcement, & Goal-Setting Theories
  • Leaders Vs. Managers
  • Who Leaders Are and What Leaders Do
  • Path-Goal Theory
  • Normative Decision Theory
  • Visionary Leadership

Business Management Module 8
Managing Communication and Control

  • Perception and Communication Problems
  • Kinds of Communication
  • Managing One-on-One Communication
  • Managing Organization Wide Communication
  • The Control Process
  • Control Methods
  • What to Control?

Business Management Module 9
Managing Information, Service, and Operations

  • Strategic Importance of Information
  • Characteristics and Costs of Useful Information
  • Capturing, Processing, and Protecting Information
  • Accessing and Sharing Information and Knowledge
  • Productivity
  • Quality
  • Service Operations
  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Inventory
     

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Project Management

Project Management Module 1
Overview of Project Management

  • Defining Project Success
  • Defining Roles
  • Committee Sponsorship/Governance
  • Classification of Projects
  • Project Management Growth
  • Product vs. Project Management
  • Stage-Gate Process
  • Project Life Cycles
  • Organizational Structures

Project Management Module 2   
Organizational Structures and the Project Office

  • Organizational Workflow
  • Pure Product (Projectized) Organization
  • Matrix Organizational Form
  • Project Management Offices
  • Transitional Management
  • The Staffing Environment
  • Today’s Project Managers
  • Organizational Staffing Process
  • The Project Office
  • The Functional Team

Project Management Module 3   
Management Functions and Communications Management

  • Controlling and Directing
  • Project Authority
  • Barriers to Project Team Development
  • Value-Based Project Environment
  • General Management Pitfalls
  • Modeling the Communications Environment
  • Project Review Meetings
  • Active Listening
  • Brainstorming
  • Facilitation

Project Management Module 4  
Conflicts and Variables for Success

  • The Conflict Environment
  • The Management of Conflicts
  • Conflict Resolution Modes
  • Performance Measurement
  • Mega Projects
  • Internal and External Partnerships
  • Virtual Project Teams
  • Project Management Effectiveness
  • Understanding Best Practices

Project Management Module 5  
Executives and Planning

  • The Project Sponsor
  • The Collective Belief
  • Stakeholder Relations Management
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Business Case
  • Life-Cycle Phases
  • Life-Cycle Milestones
  • Establishing Project Objectives
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Project Selection

Project Management Module 6  
Network Scheduling Techniques and Pricing

  • Network Fundamentals
  • Dependencies
  • Network Replanning
  • Scheduling Problems
  • Global Pricing Strategies
  • Pricing Process
  • Overhead Rates
  • The Pricing Review Procedure
  • Systems Pricing
  • Project Risks

Project Management Module 7  
Cost Control and Metrics

  • The Operating Cycle
  • Budgets
  • The Cost Baseline
  • Summary Variances
  • Status Reporting
  • Project Management Information Systems
  • Project Metrics
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Value-Based Metrics
  • Business Intelligence

Project Management Module 8  
Trade-Off Analysis and Risk Management

  • Methodology for Trade-Off Analysis
  • Contracts
  • Industry Trade-Off Preferences
  • Project Manager’s Control of Trade-Offs
  • Risk Management
  • Plan Risk Management
  • Risk Analysis
  • Plan Risk Response
  • The Impact of Risk Handling Measurements
  • Risk and Concurrent Engineering

Project Management Module 9 
Learning Curves and Contract Management

  • The Learning Curve Concept
  • Graphic Representation
  • Developing Slope Measures
  • Selections of Learning Curves
  • Manufacturing Breaks
  • Procurement
  • Types of Contracts
  • Contract Administration
  • Proposal-Contractual Interaction
  • Contract Closure

Project Management Module 10
Quality Management and Modern Developments

  • The Quality Movement
  • Quality Management Concepts
  • Acceptance Sampling
  • Implementing Six Sigma
  • Quality Leadership
  • The Project Management Maturity Model
  • Project Management Methodologies
  • Capacity Planning
  • The Business of Scope Changes
  • End-of-Phase Review Meetings
     

Project Management Fundamentals

Project Management Fundamentals Module 1
The Key to Achieving Results

A project is a temporary undertaking performed to produce a unique product, service, or result. In module one, we will explore the basics of what makes a project, we will define the project’s audience and we will determine typical project constraints. Understanding how your project fits the bigger picture is very important, as well as identifying the scope of the project.

  • What Makes a Project a Project?
  • Project Manager’s Role
  • Project’s Audience – Drivers, Supporters and Observers
  • Project Constraints
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Network Diagram

Project Management Fundamentals Module 2
Determining When and How Much

In this module, we will decide what skills and knowledge team members must have in order to further develop a project. We will also discuss team members’ roles and responsibilities, how to delegate assignments and effective management techniques. In addition to clearly defined objectives, a workable schedule, and adequate resources, a successful project needs sufficient funds to support the required resources.

  • Project Commitment
  • Developing the Budget
  • Defining Risk and Risk Management
  • Organizational Environments
  • Team Members’ Roles and Responsibilities

Project Management Fundamentals Module 3
Managing Your Project to Success

Successful projects require continued care and management to ensure that they follow their plans correctly and, in turn, produce the desired results. In module three we will discuss how to maintain a communications plan and how to keep team members motivated. Developing your own management skills is vitally important, so this week we will identify traits of an effective leader and work to improve your ability to influence your project team.

  • Developing a Team
  • Tracking Progress and Maintaining Control
  • Project Communication
  • Differences Between Leadership and Management
  • Team Member Motivation

Project Management Fundamentals Module 4
Taking Your Project to the Next Level

A major part of project management is information: getting it, storing it, analyzing it, and sharing it. In this final module, we will explore ways to use technology and social media to take your project to the next level. We will define Earned Value Management in order to identify potential problems in your project. Finally, tips and tricks for becoming a better project manager are examined.

  • Using Technology
  • Using Social Media
  • Earned Value Management
  • Ten Questions to Ask Yourself as You Plan Your Project
  • Ten Tips for Being a Better Project Manager

Become a Multiplying Manager

Become a Multiplying Manager Module 1
The Multiplier Effect

When going into management, it is important to know not only how you want to manage, but how you don’t want to manage others as well. Module 1 introduces the Multiplier effect and talks about the different types of managers individuals encounter in the workforce. We will also compare the Multiplier to the Diminisher and the Cycle of Attraction.

  • What is the Multiplier Effect?
  • Questioning Genius
  • The Logic of Addition
  • The Talent Management
  • The Cycle of Attraction

Become a Multiplying Manager Module 2
The Liberator & The Challenger

Module 2 takes an in-depth look at 2 different types of managers: the liberator and the challenger. In all work environments, there are always different types of employees and managers to deal with and this module takes all personalities into account and discusses how to deal with them effectively and professionally.

  • A Liberating Force
  • Operate Consistently
  • Tyrant Versus The Liberator
  • Rapid Learning Cycles
  • A Hybrid Environment

Become a Multiplying Manager Module 3
The Debate Maker and The Investor

When managing others, it is important to pull the best ideas out of employees without trying to control every move they make or decision they face. This module discusses the debate maker versus the decision maker. Finally, we will look at how to invest in your team rather than micromanaging them.

  • The Debate Maker
  • The Decision Maker Versus the Debate Maker
  • The 3 Practices of the Debate Maker
  • The Micromanager Versus the Investor
  • The 3 Practices of the Investor

Become a Multiplying Manager Module 4
Becoming a Multiplier

Module 4 will take a deeper look at the Diminisher and show you how to become a multiplier in your management style. Also, tools for self-assessment are available so you can resolve to become a multiplier and sustain the momentum once you reach your achieved goals as a manager.

  • Confessions of a Diminisher
  • Resolve to be a Multiplier
  • Stuck Underneath a Diminisher
  • The Accelerators
  • Sustaining Momentum 

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Project Management

CAPM Requirements: To apply for the CAPM, you need to have: A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) AND At least 1,500 hours experience OR 23 hours of project management education. PMP Requirements: To apply for the PMP, you need to have either: A four-year degree (bachelor’s or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education OR A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.

Departmentalization in an Organization

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The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Authority in an Organization

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Job Design in an Organization

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Ethical Decision Making

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.