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Principles of Management Online Course

Learn the key concepts in management in the Principles of Management Course. This course will help you understand the foundational elements of management, how to lead organizations, and managerial decision-making.

This is the second course in the management core at CIO Index.

Course Overview

Our online training course on Principles of Management is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the key concepts and practices that are essential for effective management in a variety of organizations. The course covers a wide range of topics, including personality and work behaviors, values-based leadership, strategizing, organizational structure and change, communication, motivation, and control. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals and practitioners in the field, and to apply what you have learned through interactive exercises and real-world case studies. By the end of the course, you will have a strong foundation in the principles of management, and the skills and knowledge to effectively lead and manage people and organizations.

Features and Benefits

There are numerous benefits to participating in an online training course on Principles of Management, including:

  • Improved knowledge and understanding of key management concepts and practices.
  • Increased ability to lead and manage people and organizations effectively.
  • Enhanced communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with team members and stakeholders.
  • Greater ability to motivate and engage employees.
  • Improved decision-making skills and the ability to make informed and effective decisions.
  • Enhanced strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • A greater understanding of organizational culture and how to create a positive and productive work environment.
  • Improved ability to adapt to change and lead organizational change initiatives.
  • Greater ability to manage and lead teams effectively.
  • Increased professional development and career advancement opportunities.

In addition to these specific benefits, participating in an online training course can also provide more general advantages such as increased flexibility and convenience, as participants can access course materials and participate in discussions and activities on their own schedule. Online training also allows for a diverse range of participants from different locations and backgrounds, providing a unique opportunity for learning and networking.

Overall, an online training course on Principles of Management can be a valuable investment for professionals looking to develop their management skills, improve their performance in their current roles, or pursue new career opportunities.


Our online training course on Principles of Management is suitable for a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Aspiring managers and leaders looking to gain a solid foundation in the principles of management.
  • Experienced managers and leaders seeking to refresh or expand their knowledge and skills in the field.
  • Professionals seeking to advance their careers and take on more leadership roles within their organizations.
  • Business owners and entrepreneurs looking to improve their management practices and grow their businesses.
  • Individuals working in non-profit organizations or government agencies who want to enhance their leadership and management skills.
  • Students pursuing a degree or certification in business or management, who want to gain a deeper understanding of management principles and practices.

Overall, this course is suitable for anyone looking to improve their management skills and knowledge and to develop the confidence and ability to lead and manage people and organizations effectively.


There is no specific prerequisite knowledge required to take our online training course on Principles of Management. However, it may be helpful for participants to have some familiarity with basic business and management concepts, such as organizational structure, leadership, and communication.

Having a strong foundation in these areas can help participants get the most out of the course and better understand and apply the material covered. That being said, the course is designed to be accessible to a wide range of participants, and all necessary concepts and terminology will be explained and reviewed throughout the co


  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Principles of Management: covers the concept of leadership, entrepreneurship, strategy, and POLC Framework. You will be able to create a survivor’s guide to learning and developing principles of management.
  • Lesson 2: Personality, Attitudes, and Work Behaviors: covers the roles of personality and values and how they affect work behaviors. Understand how behavior and attitudes matter to organizational performance.
  • Lesson 3: History, Globalization, and Values-Based Leadership: covers the ancient history and contemporary principles of management, discusses global trends, globalization, and cross-cultural lessons with a case study
  • Lesson 4: Developing Mission, Vision, and Values: Understand the roles of mission, vision, and values in the planning process and how they affect stakeholder interests and personal goals. learn how to develop statements that articulate organizational mission and vision.
  • Lesson 5: Strategizing: covers strategic management within the POLC framework. Learn how to formulate organizational and personal strategy through internal and external analysis
  • Lesson 6: Goals and Objectives: Understand the nature, roles, characteristics, and importance of goals and objectives. Learn how to set personal goals and objectives. Map out relationships among economic, social, and environmental goals and objectives.
  • Lesson 7: Organizational Structure and Change: Understand organizational structure and organizational change. Understand reasons why people resist change, and strategies for planning and executing change effectively.
  • Lesson 8: Organizational Culture: Understand what organizational culture is, the dimensions that make up the organizational culture, and its importance to an organization. Learn about the factors that create organizational change.
  • Lesson 9: Social Networks: Understand the social network vocabulary. Learn about the value, ethical considerations, and implications of social networks and networking. Understand the difference between personal, operational, and strategic social networks.
  • Lesson 10: Leading People and Organizations: covers the concept of leadership and the traits, behavior, and styles of effective leaders. Learn how to develop leadership skills.
  • Lesson 11: Decision Making: covers the concept of decision-making and the causes of faulty decision-making. Compare and contrast individual and group decision-making and learn how to develop your own personal decision-making skills.
  • Lesson 12: Communication in Organizations: covers the concept of communication and communication barriers, and compares and contrasts different types of communication and channels. Learn how to develop your own communication skills.
  • Lesson 13: Managing Groups and Teams: Learn how to recognize and understand group dynamics and development. Understand the difference between groups and teams and learn how to organize effective teams by addressing common barriers to team effectiveness.
  • Lesson 14: Motivating Employees: covers the need-based and process-based theories of motivation. Learn to use performance appraisals and apply organizational rewards in a motivational way.
  • Lesson 15: The Essentials of Control: Learn what is meant by organizational control and how to differentiate among different levels, types, and forms of control. Learn the essentials of financial and non-financial controls along with the basics of lean control systems. Craft a Balanced Scorecard for an organization or yourself.
  • Lesson 16: Strategic Human Resource Management: Understand the scope and changing role of strategic human resource management (SHRM) in principles of management. Get a complete picture of talent acquisition, effective selection, and performance. Learn how to use the human resources Balanced Scorecard to gauge and proactively manage human capital, including your own.

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This course is part of the management core. Enrollment and access to this course require a membership – Bronze, Silver, Gold, or All Access Pass.

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