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Course Overview

The concept of management remains central to human activity since the dawn of civilization, to the modern day competitive business environment. Through management principles of planning, organizing, coordinating, directing and controlling; management continues to serve as the key driver for: Optimal use of resources, Competitive strength, Cordial industrial relations, Staff motivation, Innovation, Efficacy, Efficiency, Productivity, Profitability Business growth and Sustainability.

The CBiT business management course is therefore tailored to equip learners with skills and knowledge in management through units that cover: Management functions: Planning: meaning of planning, planning process, and managerial decision- making. Organizing: The organizing process, organization structure, informal aspects of organizations and staffing the organization. Directing: Motivation, leadership and communications. Controlling: controlling process and quantitative controlling techniques. Management of Functional areas: Production and operations management, personnel management, office management, marketing management and financial management.

Methodology

The Business Management course is delivered through a holistic and participatory approach. This is by involving participants at each step of the skills and knowledge development cycle. As such, the course is delivered through an interactive learner– centered approach using tried and tested simple and easy to follow training manuals and models. This is while taking into account existing technologies, capabilities and processes available within the client organizations.

CBiT embraces the concept of adult learning by recognizing the differences in cognitive and discrete learning styles, as well as the capacities of learners.
We believe that learning and teaching inform each other, in the sense that there is no teaching without learning, and vice-versa. Therefore, to harness the potential of this approach, we employ a set of methodologies that foster collective consciousness based on the appreciation that learners come to the session with knowledge and that both learners and the facilitator(s) teach and learn simultaneously. This, in turn taps into participants’ minds and promotes resonance during the sessions. We believe that learners are not empty vessels to be filled with knowledge flowing in one direction from the ‘teacher’, to students and instead, learners know some aspects being studied.

CBiT therefore promotes learning that favors high quality engagement of learners in the knowledge and skills development process and ultimately facilitates the retention and application of lessons learnt.

Learning Outcomes

By end of the Business Management Course learners are able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the business environment in which they operate and identify variables and complexities that affect managerial decision-making. They are also able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the manager’s role and recognize their own and others’ management characteristics and potential. Equally, at the end of this course participants demonstrate an understanding of the role of technology and its application to management and competencies in communication and interpersonal skills required in the modern work environment. They are also able to employ management principles to a wide range of enterprises and situations; articulate the impact of social, economic, and technological change on management attitudes and principles; identify opportunities to apply management concepts and principles to personal and career situations. They effectively evaluate and apply use of technology to optimize business performance and to use quantitative and qualitative analytical and critical thinking skills to evaluate information, solve problems and make sound business decisions. Additionally, learners demonstrate ethical and environmental responsibility necessary for sustainable development.

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