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Don’t have a business background but want to understand how people and systems of an organisation interact with the world and each other?
This business and finance course will help you understand business in the context of its environment, including economic, legal, and regulatory influences on such aspects as governance, employment, health and safety, data protection and security.
Upon the completion of the course, you will understand:
- The purpose and types of businesses and more about how the external environment impact them
- Business organisation structure, functions and the role of corporate governance
- How accountancy and audit support effective financial management and communication
- Leadership and how people are developed within businesses
- What makes for a high performing team
- The vital role of professional ethics and professional values in all aspects of business
Completion of this course will also prepare you for the ACCA ‘Financial Accounting’ exam (FAB/F1), which leads to a Diploma in Accounting and Business.
To check availability of this course in your country please click here.
This course does not offer an edX certificate.
Those learners who would like to earn an award will have the opportunity to register with ACCA as a student, take computer based exams and gain the ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business.
You can find your nearest ACCA exam centre on the ACCA website.
Entrepreneurship 102 prepares you for the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp!
The bootcamp is a one-week, intensive entrepreneurship education program that challenges you to start a company in 5 days. The Bootcamp offers you the unique opportunity to be mentored by MIT faculty and MIT alumni entrepreneurs and investors as you begin your new entrepreneurial journey.
This course is not only for those planning to attend the Bootcamp. If you are beginning to design a product or service to meet your customers needs, this course will point you in the right direction whether you continue to the Bootcamp or not.
In Entrepreneurship 101, you’ve learned to look at the world through the eyes of the customer – and what a great perspective it is! But the journey doesn’t stop there. The holy grail of specificity – while already within sight – is not yet in reach.
Just as important as finding your customer is creating a great product that will solve your customer’s problem.
Entrepreneurship 102 will teach you a rigorous approach to tackle such important questions as:
- How will your customers acquire your product?
- What is the quantified Value Proposition of your product?
- How do you stack up vis-à-vis the competition?
This course is based on case studies of MIT startup companies and their founders. Through them you’ll take a dive into fields such as virtual immortality, small business marketing, urban design, language education, healthcare, and startup acceleration.
This course is particularly useful for:
- Corporate entrepreneurs building a new product line;
- Scientists and engineers commercializing a new technology;
- Entrepreneurs whose innovations have created radically new markets.
Entrepreneurship 102 is equally valuable to educators, particularly former entrepreneurs, who are beginning to teach entrepreneurship. In addition, the course is relevant for policymakers who work to energize the innovation ecosystems in their regions.
In the Verified track the MIT course team composed of Faculty, Teaching Fellows, and Alumni Mentors will review, grade and provide feedback on your assignments. In addition, we will review and provide feedback on your business plan, which has been a frequent and emphatic request for in the past that we are now excited to meet. In the Verified track you will also be enrolled in weekly review and discussion sessions.
Finally, it is great to take Entrepreneurship 102 as a team, for the course will give you a common framework to make decisions, laying the foundation for your long-term success.
The journey continues. Are you with us? The customer is waiting.
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What do collapsed buildings, infected hospital patients, and crashed airplanes have in common? If you know the causes of these events and conditions, they can all be prevented.
In this course, you will learn how to use the TU Delft mind-set to investigate the causes of such events so you can prevent them in the future.
When, for instance, hundreds of hospital patients worldwide got infected after having gall bladder treatments, forensic engineering helped reveal how the design and use of the medical instruments could cause such widespread infections. As a result, changes were made to the instrument design and the procedural protocols in hospitals. Learning from failure in this case benefitted patient health and safety across the world.
After taking this course you will have an understanding of failures and the investigation processes used to find their causes. You will learn how to apply lessons gained from investigating previous failures into new designs and procedures.
The TU Delft Forensic Engineering mind-set involves recommendations for:
- Data collection ranging from desk studies (theoretical/predicted performance of structures) to field investigations (actual performance of failed structures)
- Hypothesis generation techniques for technical and procedural causes of failure
- Hypothesis testing for engineering aspects of forensic cases
- Reporting findings about the most likely causes and consequences
- Improving engineering designs based on lessons learned from forensic cases
The course uses case studies from Building Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Biomechanical Engineering. All of these provide great examples that illustrate the approaches and highlight technical and procedural causes of failure. You’ll find that not only is it crucial, but it’s also exciting to learn from failures.
This course is most useful for:
- Students who want to familiarize themselves with forensic engineering
- Building, aeronautical, biomechanical designers and engineers
- Forensic investigators, police, legal and insurance professionals
- Professionals from municipalities, government agencies or clients who are asked to perform internal forensic investigations
This course has been designed by TU Delft's international experts on safety issues, failure investigations and forensics. Arjo Loeve, Michiel Schuurman and Karel Terwel are members of the TU Delft Forensics community, the Delft Safety & Security Institute and the CLHC Expertise Center for Forensic Science and Medicine.
This course is part of the MITx MicroMasters program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP). To audit this course, click “Enroll Now” in the green button at the top of this page.
To enroll in the MicroMasters track or to learn more about this program and how it integrates with MIT’s new blended Master’s degree, go to MITx’s MicroMasters portal.
In this course, we will study the different facets of human development in topics such as education, health, gender, the family, land relations, risk, informal and formal norms, public policy, and institutions. While studying each of these topics, we will delve into the following questions:
- What determines the decisions of poor households in developing countries?
- What constraints are poor households subject to?
- What is the scope for policy interventions (implemented by the government, international organizations, or NGOs)?
- What policies have been tried out? Have they been successful?
At the same time, you will discover modern empirical methods in economics, in particular Randomized Control Trials (RCTs). Throughout the course, we will expose you to all facets of empirical projects, from experimental design and ethical issues, to data collection and data analysis.You will have the chance to gain experience working with real data using software for statistical analysis during weekly assignments.
Are you aware of controversial situations opposing States and foreign investors in relation to the protection of public health and the environment? Do you remember the recent case examples, Philip Morris v Uruguay and Vattenfall v Germany?
In the aftermath of these high profile cases, policy-makers, civil society organizations and domestic constituencies came to realize the societal importance of international investment law. From this realization, came passionate and sometimes ill-informed discussions about the features of international investment law, which grants rights to foreign investors to foster States’ development and reform it. Central to these discussions were the issues of:
- The promotion of sustainable development in international investment law.
- The balance between the protection of foreign investors and the right of host States to regulate to protect public welfare objectives.
- The legitimacy of arbitration tribunals to rule over disputes between host States and foreign investors.
Learning and understanding the features and dynamics of international investment law is not only key for international lawyers, but it is important for being a well-informed citizen.
In this law course, you will:
- Discover the history of international investment law and understand the dynamics shaping its evolution.
- Learn the objectives of international investment law and the specific rights it grants to foreign investors.
- Be able to to evaluate how those rights are interpreted by arbitration tribunals.
- Master the features and functioning of investment arbitration.
- Understand why international investment law and investment arbitration are criticized and be able to assess the soundness of these criticisms.
- Gain insight into the content of treaties newly concluded, for instance the CETA between the European Union and Canada, and be able to assess how they address the issues of the right of States to regulate and of the legitimacy of arbitration tribunals.
Spaceflight is exciting, and you don’t have to be a “Rocket Scientist” to share in the excitement! 16.00x makes the basics of spaceflight accessible to everyone. Join MIT Professor Jeffrey Hoffman, a former NASA astronaut who made five spaceflights and was the first astronaut to log 1000 hours on the Space Shuttle, as he teaches you the core principles behind space travel and exploration. The course will cover how rockets work, how spacecraft move in orbit, how we create artificial environments inside spacecraft to keep astronauts alive and healthy, what it’s like living in a world without gravity, how the human body adapts to space, and how spacewalks happen, plus more. Many lessons will be illustrated with Professor Hoffman’s own experiences in space.
Advanced Notice of a Future Spaceflight Course
Students who are interested in taking more online space-related courses should be aware that Professor Hoffman will be presenting a new online course in the fall of 2018 about “Systems Engineering and the Space Shuttle”. 16.00x is good preparation for this new course.
This 3 credit health and wellness course focuses on the latest trends in health, nutrition, physical activity, and wellness. From stress management and sleep to overall wellbeing, we will explore personal health, health related attitudes and beliefs, and individual health behaviors.
- Assessment of one’s personal health
- Introduction to population health and national and global health goals
- Dietary choices for lifelong health
- Improving personal fitness
- Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight
- Assessing health information
- Managing stress
- Sleep hygiene
- Lowering risk of infectious diseases
- Chronic disease risk reduction
This course satisfies the Social-Behavioral Sciences (SB) general studies requirement at Arizona State University. This course may satisfy a general education requirement at other institutions; however, it is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring the credit.
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