University of Reading & Henley Business School program

Managing People

Explore different aspects of managing people, and improve your management skills with this program of online management courses.

  • Overview 4 courses + 1 assessment
  • Duration 16 weeks
  • Learn Free
  • Credential $336 + £350 More info
  • Program Professional credential

Explore the key principles of management and grow your skills as a manager

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This online management skills program is for people in or aspiring to management roles. Through the program you will learn how to understand and support people in the workplace so they are able to be productive members of the organisation.

The program is made up of four courses which explore the different skills required to be a successful manager. You will consider subjects including job satisfaction, teamwork, diversity and maintaining an organisational culture.

You should leave the program more confident in your management abilities and able to apply your learning to your workplace.

Courses and assessment

4 courses and 1 final assessment

How does our pricing work?

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$336 USD - Course Upgrades
£350 GBP - Final Assessment

Can I learn for free?

Programs are made up of short courses, most of which you can join for free.

However, if you want to take the final assessment and unlock the award or accreditation for the program, you must upgrade each individual course or buy Unlimited to gain a Certificate of Achievement for all the courses in the program.

How do course upgrades work?

If you want to spend more time on course material and better demonstrate what you've learned, you may choose to upgrade each course. You can upgrade your courses at any point after you enrol.

When you upgrade a course, you get ongoing access to the course material for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn. This means you can return to the subject whenever you like.

You will also be given access to any course tests, and the ability to qualify for a downloadable and printed Certificate of Achievement to show what you’ve achieved.

How does Unlimited work?

If you have Unlimited, you will get access to all of the short courses in this program, plus thousands of other short courses and tests.

You have the ability to learn at your own pace throughout your subscription time and gain digital Certificates of Achievement on all your courses.

If you gain a certificate on a course, you will keep access to the course’s content beyond your Unlimited subscription time so you can revise the content whenever you need.

Unlimited costs $349.99 for one year. Find out more about Unlimited.

What is the final assessment?

The final assessment is designed to rigorously test your understanding of the subject. This test is marked by experts and enables you to demonstrate your learning to yourself and to employers.

The assessment is summative and may include a multiple-choice test, or tutor-marked assignment.

Passing the final assessment unlocks the academic or professional recognition associated with completing an entire FutureLearn program, plus a FutureLearn Award.

To be eligible for the final assessment, you must upgrade on each individual course or buy Unlimited and attain a Certificate of Achievement for all of the courses in the program. The final assessment must be purchased separately.

Are these the final prices?

Yes. There are no additional fees. The price you see here includes everything - such as test fees, tuition and any additional accreditation provided by the course.

Learn with experts from Henley Business School, part of the University of Reading

This program will be delivered by Henley Business School, a triple accredited, world-renowned business school, part of the University of Reading. Henley offers a full suite of business education from undergraduate and postgraduate study, to executive education and the Henley MBA.

  • University of Reading
  • Henley Business School


This program has been accredited by EFMD. The courses are EOCCS certified, an international quality benchmark for online courses.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand how to manage people and get them engaged.
  • Understand strategies on how to get the best out of people.
  • Describe what good management practice is, and how it could be developed sustainably through a process of continuing reflection.
  • Identify tools and techniques to help you deal more effectively with challenges you may regularly face.