ManagersBench™ is a manual for every striving manager, with a wide variety of topics for every beginner. It introduces the main topics a manager needs to deal with, and techniques that will make his or her job easier. After covering the basics, student have the opportunity to gain some expert knowledge, and become fully prepared to manage a business.
The second part of the curriculum builds off the basics and teaches the students more advanced knowledge and techniques that will be important for their managing job. Once the students complete ManagersBench™, they will become Business Managing Professionals, ready to take on any task and work with their employees to make their business a success.
Based on 13 hours of participation per week
Interaction with facilitator
Participation in webinars
162 hours of activities
The job a BMP fills is a Business Operations Manager. Operations managers play a leading role in managing both raw materials and personnel. Oversight of inventory, purchasing and supplies is central to the job. Human resources tasks include determining needs, hiring employees, overseeing assignment of employees and planning staff development. The Operations Manager will be responsible for data entry, accounts payable, payroll, grant report entry, managing the organizations HR, helping and creating organizational and program budgets in collaboration with the ED and Program Direct, and other miscellaneous tasks.
ManagersBench™ offers lessons that will become a foundation of knowledge for every Business Management Professional™. The students are going to get acquainted with the basics roles and responsibilities of a manager, the laws they need to abide and pay attention to, as well as some strategies to make their employees work together in the best possible way. Then, students will gain more advanced knowledge necessary to manage their own business, recruit and hire, work together with their employees, as well as perform disciplinary actions if necessary. This curriculum also gives insight expert techniques of training, planning and monitoring their business. By using these courses, students will become fully capable of making the best out of their business.
ManagersBench™ covers a wide variety of topics, from the very beginnings of how to become a manager and how to delegate tasks, over financial questions and laws, all the way to project management and quality assurance. The students will also learn about ADA and Disability Law, equal business opportunities, as well as diversity in the workplace. The curriculum also covers agile business management and its models. The second part of ManagersBench™ covers emotional intelligence, listening and giving feedback, through handling a team and making it function in the best possible way, all the way to project and work planning and monitoring. The curriculum also covers the implementation of agile management, the best training techniques and ways to manage change within the business.
- Setting and Achieving Goals
- Adjusting to the Workplace
- Making Decisions and Solving Problems
- Managing Stress
- Managing Time
- Writing Effectively
- Displaying Ethical Behaviors
- Communicating in Meetings
- Leading Group Meetings
- Working on Teams
- Networking with Professionals
- Creating and Delivering Presentations
These courselets can be taken as part of the ProficiencyBench Curriculum or as CEUs
Academic: To fulfill the academic requirements of the ManagersBench™ curriculum, students must complete the curriculums with all courselets and satisfactorily complete 6 labs, as well as the knowledge checks in the curriculums. Knowledge checks and the lab assignments are created to test student achievement of established learning outcomes. Learning outcomes support curriculum purpose and scope.
Certificate issuance: To be issued a certificate identifying you as a Business Management Professional™, a student must complete all the academic requirements and pass an assessment in the form of 2 comprehensive exams.
Certificate maintenance and use:
Designations and acronyms appointed to certificate holders are identified on the certificate and the individual profiles in the alumni directory. Each certificate has a unique serial number which is tracked by the Education Administrator.
Obtained designation and associated acronyms can be used to signify that the individual has obtained and maintains a valid certificate in the area of Business Management. The designation and acronym Business Management Professional™ (BMP) can be used in CVs, on business cards and websites by the certificate holder only. Certificate is not transferrable to another person or company. The designation and acronym can only be used while the certificate is valid. When certificate is invalidated for any reason, the person can no longer use the designation and acronym.
Certificate term of validity is two years. In order to maintain the certificate, a student must obtain 20 PDUs or 2 CEUs (20 hours of continuing education) over a 24 month period. If the student fails to acquire sufficient continuing education, the certificate is invalidated.
Study course materials
Pass all knowledge checks, labs and exams
Student will be awarded certificate designation and acronym “Business Management Professional”™ - BMP only upon satisfactory completion of ManagersBench™ and the Business Management Professional Exam. Certificates are available for download upon completion.
The designation and acronym “Business Management Professional”™ - BMP is only awarded upon satisfactory completion of ManagersBench™ and the Business Management Professional™ Exam.
For hardware, we recommend a dual-core CPU with at least 2G of memory. We recommend any operating system capable of running the latest versions of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox 5.x and later. For browser, We recommend running either Mozilla Firefox 5.x and later or Chrome. Why? Both browsers provide excellent support for web real-time communications (WebRTC). Safari 5.x and later, Internet Explorer 10.x and later, and Microsoft Edge will work as well, but Chrome and Mozilla Firefox 5.x and later will deliver better audio in lower bandwidth conditions.
The Center for Business Acceleration will strive to deliver its courselets and curriculums in accordance with the descriptions provided on the CBA website at the time of enrollment. However, in some situations it might be beneficial or necessary for the CBA to implement changes to courselets or curriculums. The changes will not be very substantial so as to have impact on students who have already started their courselet or curriculum. In some circumstances where it is necessary for the CBA to implement such changes after enrollment due to developments in the relevant subject, advances in teaching or evaluation practice, or requirements of accreditation processes, students will be notified of the changes made to courselets or curriculum immediately.