Are you new to management? These online courses can help you be a successful leader!

Top Online Courses for New Managers


Posted: February 20, 2017

Top Online Courses for New Managers

Were you recently promoted to a management role or did you land a new job as a manager? If so, congratulations! Taking on a management position is exciting, but also brings important challenges that you should be prepared to address.

Be sure you are fully equipped and ready to handle a variety of situations, no matter what industry you work in. Take a look at the following list of top online courses for new managers you can enroll in today — because they just might help you gain the confidence and knowledge you need to succeed!

Data Analysis for Improving Organizational Performance

This online course teaches you how performance measurements are used in a myriad of business environments, as well as how to better analyze data surrounding organizational performance. You’ll also learn about the advantages and disadvantages of KPIs, the Balanced Scorecard and a Net Promoter Score. The class comes complete with a review of organizational tactics, strategy, and a brief case study.

Equal Employment Opportunity

If you aren’t familiar with equal employment opportunity laws and procedures, this class is a must for you. As a manager, it’s important for you to understand the major employment and anti-discrimination laws that are in place.

You should also have a strong grasp on the proper steps to take should a discrimination complaint ever arise. This course reviews several key ways to develop and maintain a diverse workforce.

Top Online Courses for New Managers

Leading and Managing Change

Whether or not your office is undergoing any form of organization change currently, a class about leading and managing change can be extremely useful, since you’ll likely come across a change at least once in your career.

This online course discusses organizational change, the forms of change that can take place in an organization, the process for implementing change successfully and how management can assist in promoting change.

Performance Management

One of the most important aspects of a manager’s role in any organization or industry is performance management. These duties include: ensuring employees know what they need to do to achieve company goals, monitoring employees to be sure they are actually doing what they should be doing, praising employees when they do well, and using constructive criticism if they aren’t.

In this class, you’ll have the chance to learn the value of a performance management system, the pros and cons of different performance management systems, how to conduct a performance management interview and how to create an improvement plan.

Top Online Courses for New Managers

The Manager’s Toolbox: Business Nuts and Bolts

If you want a course that covers a wide range of management and leadership behaviors, this is the class for you. The Manager’s Toolbox discusses many of the fundamentals you need to be a successful leader, including: administering policies and procedures, controlling expenses, leading others, recruiting and developing employees, solving problems, the managerial mindset, the components of a manager’s job, and a whole lot more!

Professional and Continuing Education Courses at USFSM

USF Sarasota-Manatee has a wide variety of professional and continuing education courses available for those new to management. These classes can help individuals in nearly every industry, with lessons on many topics from equal employment to performance management. For more information, please explore our course listings online or contact Dr. Dina Ciotola at 941-359-4413 or

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