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People Management Free Online Course by IIM

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore is offering a free online course on People Management for Entrepreneurs. The objective of the course is to create awareness to understand the role that owner/founders play in creating a high performing organization.

In this seven-week course, applicants will learn human resources best practices to enhance their business culture and be an effective people manager. The course will start on April 18, 2019.

Course At A Glance

Length: 7 weeks
Effort: 4-5 hours pw
 Business & Management
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and edx
Certificate Available:
Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $150
Course Starts on April 18, 2019

Providers’ Details

Established in 1973, the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore is one of the top management schools in India. We build leaders through holistic, transformative and innovative education.

About This Course

All entrepreneurs, by definition, are people managers. As founder and owners, they hire people, groom them, motivate them, and harness their talent towards effective management of the enterprise. Yet most entrepreneur believes that effective people management is common sense and is acquired through life experience.

While there is some truth to this belief, people management is also a science. It also comprises of principles, procedures, and systems that need to be in place as the enterprise begin to groom. Many owners agree that in today’s economy people are the key differentiators in small and medium businesses.

Why Take This Course?

The best ideas and strategies are of no consequence without the right people to translate them to action and we would aim at throwing some light on these aspects.

Learning Outcomes                                                                                                                                                                        

  • To appreciate the role of entrepreneurs as people managers.
  • How to implement human resources practices to build a sustainable enterprise.
  • To understand and appreciate the role systems and processes play in effective people management.
  • To enhance effectiveness in harnessing human capital for long-term sustainability of the venture.

Course Syllabus

Week 1: Thinking like an owner/founder.
Week 2: People as a source of competitive advantage.
Week 3: Hiring the right people.
Week 4: Live Webinar with Professor.
Week 5: Creating a performance culture.
Week 6: Grooming and potential assessment.
Week 7: Managing Performance and Culture.


Vasanthi Srinivasan is a Professor in the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management Area.



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