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Session 0



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  • These instructions are published online for independent, self study learners.
  • Learning materials:
    1. Start here and
    2. Orientation

Session 1


Overarching Principles of Management

Learn to define management as well as the principles that guide it.

Session 2


Functions of management

Learn to define the functions of managers, what they do and do not do.

Session 3


Future Skills of Management

Become familiar with possible future challenges in management.

Session 4


Soft Skills in Management

An introduction to some of the people-related management aspects of being a manager.

Session 5


Culture and Ethics in Management

Learning to define organizational culture and the ethical boundaries of management.