ED-BM-104 Business Management Professional

Business Management
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Bundled Courses:
Business Management
Project Management for CAPM
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Our Business Management Professional course is ideal for individuals wanting to take their skills to the next level. Our program not only prepares individuals for the Project Management CAPM exam, but focuses on real management issues that are fundamental to any organization. 

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 for CAPM

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


** 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 for CAPM

After completing this course, you should be able to:

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

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 for CAPM

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

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

All course materials included.

Project Management for CAPM

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.

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career 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, Ed4Career 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 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


PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 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)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are 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)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are 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