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Management and Leadership: Growing as a Manager

Explore the foundations of successful management with this free online course from The Open University and CMI.

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

Find out more

Management and Leadership: Growing as a Manager

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This course is part of the Management and Leadership program, which will enable you to earn a CMI Level 5 Award - the first step to Chartered Manager status.

Why join the course?

This free online course will provide an introduction to the foundation skills and knowledge that you need when becoming a manager.

The course is designed for new or aspiring managers, who wish to supplement their experience with formal training and begin thinking about their continuing professional development.

Understand the foundations of management and leadership

Over four weeks, the course will enable you to:

  • define the concepts of management and leadership;
  • evaluate different management and learning styles;
  • recognise the need for and importance of data as evidence in good decision making;
  • define the term “stakeholders” and explain why they’re important;
  • and begin the on-going process of personal development planning.

Learn with The Open University Business School and CMI

The course has been developed by The Open University Business School – a pioneering institution that is triple accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB – and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) – the leading authority on management and leadership in the UK.

As such, it will give you the opportunity to learn from both academic experts and experienced practitioners, who have achieved the CMI’s prestigious Chartered Manager status.

Take your first step to becoming a Chartered Manager

The course is the first of two from the Open University and the Chartered Management Institute on FutureLearn. By completing both courses and an assessment, you will achieve the CMI Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership – the first step in becoming a Chartered Manager yourself.

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

  • Describe the concepts of management and leadership
  • Understand and evaluate different management and learning styles
  • Identify the need for and the importance of data as evidence in good decision making
  • Identify and define the term 'stakeholders' and gain an understanding of why they are important
  • Begin and develop the on-going process of personal development planning

Who is the course for?

The course is designed for new or aspiring managers, or experienced managers with few or no formal qualifications. It will enable you to demonstrate your continuous professional development and go on to achieve a CMI Level 5 Award.

Endorsed by

Who will you learn with?

Angela Lilley

I work for the OU Business School as Open Media Fellow. I am carrying out Doctoral research in Business Skills online. I am also an Associate Lecturer and I have an MBA and Masters in Online Learning.

Who developed the course?

The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, with a mission is to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

Find out more

Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $79 you’ll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

A Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your Linkedin or CV

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete.