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History of Management


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Full course description




2.5 Hours





What you'll learn:

If you were asked to list the most innovative companies in the world today, it is likely that you’d mention Amazon. Do you think there are similarities between a modern technology company like Amazon and the large steel companies that dominated U.S. industry in the late 1800s and into the turn of the twentieth century? Yes there is.

In this course you’ll see that many principles developed during the Industrial Revolution are still in practice in today’s Information Revolution. So pay close attention as you study these historical concepts of management and relate them to your experiences and studies of successful businesses today. The similarities will astonish you.

Note: This course is not facilitated by an instructor, therefore no one is monitoring activity in the course. If you have a question or need help as you progress, please refer to the help section within the course.

Learning Topics:

  1. Scientific Management
  2. Bureaucratic Management
  3. Humanistic Management
  4. Current Developments in Management Practices

Who this course is designed for:

Anyone in business who wants an understanding of how tried-and-true tactics for a successful business have stood the test of time—even centuries.

What you'll receive:

A Certificate of Completion

Meet the instructor

George Love, PhD

Dr. George Love brings over 20 years of experience as a practicing leader and has experience as both a manager and director in modern organizational settings. During his career he was deeply involved with development operational practices and applications for what was, at one time, the largest provider of online higher education in the United States. His history of research is around issues influencing organizational commitment and he has taught courses on leadership and organizational behavior since 2001.