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Goldman Sachs

Fundamentals of Management, with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women

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This free online course is one of 10 courses available in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women collection, designed for entrepreneurs ready to take their business to the next level.

This course focuses on the most critical resource for growth in your business – your employees. Understanding of human resource management covers topics from employee recruitment and selection to performance management and training and development.

You will plan how to develop the team needed to achieve your vision for your business, while promoting a strong organizational culture that supports business growth. By the end of this course, you will have aligned your vision with your organizational structure, considered when it is beneficial to outsource or delegate, and reflected on performance management in your business.

To help prepare you for this course, you may wish to take one of the other Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women courses, ‘Fundamentals of Leadership’, in which you will develop a Vision Statement and examine your leadership style.

The 10,000 Women course collection offers a truly flexible online learning experience. You have the freedom to approach the program in any way that works for you – take any course, or combination of courses, to tailor your learning journey to your individual business growth needs. If you choose to take all 10 courses, you will explore all the key elements of your business and develop a thorough plan for your business’s growth.

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  • Fundamentals of Management, with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women
    • This course focuses on the most critical resource for growth in your business – your employees. You will consider what changes you may need to make in your business and to your culture to achieve your vision and growth. As you work through the course, you will undertake a series of exercises that will help you to optimize your business and employees for performance and growth.

Taught by

Edward David, Geetha Krishnan, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women, Anne Donnellon, Mori Taheripour, Michael Fetters and Sarah Underwood


4.8 rating, based on 5 Class Central reviews

4.7 rating at Coursera based on 455 ratings

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    Anorah Sibanda
    we normally take employee performance for granted but this as a course that challenged my mindset ,i am now in a position to delegate responsibilities to employees
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    Hairia Ibrahim
    I a m so grateful, lot of insightful ideas of running the business .Thank you Goldman Sachs for this initiative learning to Women Entrepreneurs.
  • Anonymous
    the course is relevant, I enjoyed the practical exercises they make me realize the gaps in my business while encouraging me to do better.
  • Profile image for Summaiya Noor
    Summaiya Noor
    The course is very precise. I wish I had gotten access to this when I was a manager for the first time instead of having to invent everything on my own. That way I could have grown faster. The course also share generously all tools and documents needed for managers to empower themselves and their teams. All the best and can't wait to complete the rest in this series!
  • Anonymous
    This course had valuable information and resources that will stretch fast beyond the course. These are tools and tips that you can start implementing immediately if you're in a managerial role. I highly recommend it.

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