A Free Worldwide Course
Anybody can sign up to take the class. OU students can take it for free (or register and pay to take it for credit)
Innovative Teaching Model
Learn through a unique story-format that is not your normal, dull textbook.
Learn Practical Business Skills
Learn management skills, organizational behavior, and decision making.
What is the Introduction to Management MOOC?
The course features the tales of Atlas Black as he works to fund his college expenses, start a new business, and act as a fledgling entrepreneur, along the way illustrating key concepts from principles of management. Recent studies find graphic novels are associated with superior student recall compared to traditional textbooks alone. Introduction of Management is a course that provides knowledge of interest to individuals of all ages and backgrounds who wish to learn more about managing careers, individuals, organizational situations, strategic decision-making, and other key workplace relationships. The content of the course will include a focus on unique organizations and businesses with a specific emphasis on businesses in the state of Oklahoma. This course is unique in that it will be offered as the first MOOC (Massive open online course) at OU. The course will use innovative delivery material including online lectures, a traditional textbook, and a graphic novel textbook. Anyone in the world can take the course at no cost; however, only registered students at the University of Oklahoma will receive course credit.