Courses tagged with "Business & Management" (33)

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Starts : 2017-05-11
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edX Free English Business & Management Economics & Finance EdX IIMBx

In order for a manager to effectively perform their role they must have an understanding of accounting information, as accounting systems generate information that is used by both internal and external stakeholders

Having a good understanding of accounting allows managers to communicate with the finance department, bankers, suppliers and even tax authorities.

In this finance course, you will learn how to read and understand financial statements. You will learn all relevant and important terms as they relate to the three financial statements - balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement. Subsequently, you will develop the capability to analyze business performance through financial statements. You will see how the performance of any organization is impacted by four fundamental drivers of profitability - asset management, cost management, leverage management and tax management.

In the second part of the course, you will learn how to manage costs. We will cover product costing, budgeting , budgetary control and cost analysis for decision making.

Successfully completing this course will transform you into a manager who is confident while discussing and handling accounting and financial matters in the workplace, and help you as you move forward in your managerial career and take on senior roles.

Starts : 2017-05-09
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edX Free English BabsonX Business & Management Data Analysis & Statistics EdX

Want to know how to avoid bad decisions with data?

Making good decisions with data can give you a distinct competitive advantage in business. This statistics and data analysis course will help you understand the fundamental concepts of sound statistical thinking that can be applied in surprisingly wide contexts, sometimes even before there is any data! Key concepts like understanding variation, perceiving relative risk of alternative decisions, and pinpointing sources of variation will be highlighted.

These big picture ideas have motivated the development of quantitative models, but in most traditional statistics courses, these concepts get lost behind a wall of little techniques and computations. In this course we keep the focus on the ideas that really matter, and we illustrate them with lively, practical, accessible examples.

We will explore questions like: How are traditional statistical methods still relevant in modern analytics applications? How can we avoid common fallacies and misconceptions when approaching quantitative problems? How do we apply statistical methods in predictive applications? How do we gain a better understanding of customer engagement through analytics?

This course will be is relevant for anyone eager to have a framework for good decision-making. It will be good preparation for students with a bachelor’s degree contemplating graduate study in a business field.

Opportunities in analytics are abundant at the moment. Specific techniques or software packages may be helpful in landing first jobs, but those techniques and packages may soon be replaced by something newer and trendier. Understanding the ways in which quantitative models really work, however, is a management level skill that is unlikely to go out of style.

This course is part of the Business Principles and Entrepreneurial Thought XSeries.

Starts : 2017-05-09
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edX Free English Business & Management CatalystX Communication EdX

What separates a successful leader from a mediocre one? In this course, you will learn what successful 21st-century leaders look like and how you can adopt their inclusive leadership style. Using research and best practices, as well as stories from great leaders and everyday people, you will practice empowerment, accountability, courage, and humility—key leadership skills linked to inclusive, successful teams. Throughout the course, you will meet people like yourself, who want to be the best leaders they possibly can by incorporating inclusive leadership into their everyday lives. With short quizzes and compelling case studies, you will refine your skills each section. Most importantly, you will apply your new leadership skills through exciting real-life exercises. At the end of the course, you will create a Personal Leadership Plan that will help you continue to develop your skills, knowledge, and awareness in your quest to become a successful, inclusive leader. 

Starts : 2017-05-01
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edX Free English Business & Management DelftX EdX

The world is changing rapidly and full of uncertainties. The future success of a business model depends on how well it is adapted to changing circumstances. Do you want to become aware of the relevant developments in technology, markets and society? And understand how this affects your business?

This business and management course will teach you how to stress test your business model. You will learn how to identify the relevant trends and uncertainties and how they impact your business model. You will analyse the strong and weak parts of your business model and look for opportunities to make your business model more robust and future proof.

You will learn through real-world examples from well-known companies and interact with fellow entrepreneurs. By the end of this course, you will be able to stress test your own business model to analyse its future success.

 

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Starts : 2017-05-16
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edX Free English Business & Management CatalystX EdX

Qué diferencia un líder exitoso a un mediocre? En este curso, aprenderá cómo son los lideres exitosos del siglo 21 y cómo usted puede adoptar su estilo de liderazgo inclusivo. Usando investigaciones y mejores prácticas, además de historias de grandes lideres y gente cotidiana, usted pondrá en práctica empoderamiento, responsabilidad, valor y humildad—habilidades claves vinculadas a equipos inclusivos y exitosos. Durante el curso, conocerá a gente como usted, que quieren ser los mejores lideres posibles al incorporar el liderazgo inclusivo en sus vidas diarias. Con pequeñas pruebas y casos prácticos cautivadores, mejorará sus habilidades en cada sección. De mayor importancia, se aplicarán sus nuevas habilidades de liderazgo a través de emocionantes ejercicios de la vida real. Al fin del curso, usted va a crear un Plan de Liderazgo Personal que le ayudará a seguir desarrollarando sus habilidades, conocimiento, y percatación, en su búsqueda para  llegar a ser un líder exitoso e incluyente.  

Starts : 2017-05-29
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX UPValenciaX

Cuando hacer las cosas bien no es suficiente, necesitamos convertir la mejora continua en un lema diario para todos los trabajadores de la empresa. Para ello necesitamos conocer técnicas que nos ayuden a realizar esta tarea de manera más sistemática para que, por un lado tengamos mejores resultados y, por otro, no nos dispersemos con las urgencias de un día a día caótico. En este curso, aprenderás a definir problemas/oportunidades, y a convertirlas en un proyecto de mejora.

Descubrirás cómo construir un equipo que se haga cargo de estos proyectos y conocerás y practicaras diferentes técnicas para la resolución de problemas en grupo. Al finalizar el curso serás capaz de participar en grupos de resolución de problemas quesean capaces de mejorar la eficiencia de las organizaciones. 

Starts : 2017-05-16
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edX Free English Business & Management Economics & Finance EdX New York Institute of Finance

Rule15C3-3, or the “Customer Protection Rule” as it’s also known, dictates the minimum amount of securities and cash that broker-dealers must hold in secure accounts on behalf of their clients. The goal is to ensure that customers can always access a large portion of their funds, even if the firm itself becomes insolvent.

This online course provides an opportunity to learn how the three main purposes of the Rule 15C3-3 protect customer interests and how they affect the regulatory environment within firms.

We’ll begin with a high-level overview of the Regulatory Environment, and then explore the brief history of the Customer Protection Rule and its origin. We’ll then move to operations, which is a vital conversation since Rule 15C3-3 is an operations based rule. We’ll cover Settlement, Margin, Stock Record, and Financing Tools and then finally dive deep into the actual 15C3-3 rule.

This online course comprises of the following 3 modules which are packed with interesting video lectures and exercises:

  • Module 01: Introduction
  • Module 02: Operations
  • Module 03: Rule 15C3-3 Reserve Formula

Starts : 2017-05-18
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edX Free English Business & Management Economics & Finance EdX IDBx Math

En esta era de la información, los datos están disponibles en todos lados y crecen a una tasa exponencial. ¿Cómo podemos darle sentido a todos los datos? ¿Cómo aprovechamos los datos en el momento de tomar decisiones? ¿Cómo utilizamos los datos para que nos ayuden a guiar la gestión y planificación de nuestras políticas? Tanto si eres ciudadano como planificador de políticas, deberías poder responder a estas preguntas.

En este curso podrás fortalecer tus capacidades de uso, comprensión e interpretación de datos, utilizando la plataforma desarrollada por el BID “Números para el Desarrollo”, que presenta datos e indicadores socioeconómicos de la región de América Latina y el Caribe. A través de estas herramientas, podrás comprender cómo mejorar el proceso de toma de decisiones en la gestión pública.

Al finalizar el curso, contarás con instrumentos para navegar entre los datos, realizar e interpretar visualizaciones y comprender los diferentes tipos de análisis de datos según la política a implementar.

Tranquilo, no se trata de un curso de estadística, sino de adquirir los conocimientos necesarios para interpretar gráficas, reportes estadísticos y comprender su lenguaje. Y, lo más importante: adquirirás las bases para fundamentar tus decisiones en datos comprobables, más allá de tu intuición.

El curso está basado en ejemplos para que puedas ir comprendiendo los diferentes conceptos y metodologías de una manera sencilla, práctica y amena. Encontrarás diferentes actividades prácticas, en las que podrás aplicar los conocimientos adquiridos y practicar con datos y gráficas. Además, te mostraremos casos reales del BID para promover el análisis y presentar las realidades a las que están expuestos los expertos de la región. También te enfrentarás a algunos retos creativos, con los que podrás medir tus capacidades en un nivel de dificultad más elevado.

Finalmente, el curso tiene lecturas y videos que permiten generar una mejor compresión de temas del curso y participar con fundamento en los foros de discusión; en los que se abren espacios para la discusión con tus compañeros alrededor de los temas y retos planteados durante el curso.

Starts : 2017-05-02
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edX Free English Biology & Life Sciences Business & Management Chemistry Computer Science Data Analysis & Statistics Economics & Finance

This overview course is designed to show new students how to take a course on edx.org. You will learn how to navigate the edX platform and complete your first course! From there, we will help you get started choosing the course that best fits your interests, needs, and dreams.

Starts : 2017-05-01
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edX Free English Business & Management DelftX Design EdX

Are you a design practitioner eager to become more strategic? Are you a business professional who wants to become more innovative? In this course, made by the world’s first strategic design school, you’ll follow the lead of big successful companies who already create new business opportunities and spark innovation by practicing design.

This course will introduce you to a hands-on design approach for finding new business opportunities. You will experience first-hand how design can be of value for your organisation. You’ll be challenged to create your own concepts that generate new business opportunities.

This course is produced by the same team that created the Strategic Product Design master programme at TU Delft, one of the oldest and most established programmes of strategic design in the world. Moreover, industry experts will help bridging design practice and business theory in a way that is unique in the present educational landscape.

 

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Starts : 2017-05-01
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edX Free English Business & Management Communication CurtinX EdX

Want to learn how to get people to engage with your brand, but not sure where to begin?

Digital technology has rapidly evolved in the last decade, and so too has the way people communicate. Businesses can no longer rely solely on traditional business models to build brand awareness.

In today’s interconnected, hyperaware world, brand awareness and brand engagement are synonymous. We are in the age of digital brand engagement, where brands need to participate in, and inspire, a two-way conversation with their consumers.

This course will teach you about this shift and how it has altered the way brands communicate with their audiences. You will learn about the challenges of managing a digital brand and how rich and compelling content, combined with digital distribution, are integral to brand engagement.

This course is part of the CurtinX MicroMasters Credential in Marketing in a Digital World that is specifically designed to teach the critical skills needed to be successful in this exciting field. In order to qualify for the MicroMasters Credential you will need to earn a Verified Certificate in each of the five courses.

Starts : 2017-05-15
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edX Free English Business & Management ColumbiaX Computer Science Data Analysis & Statistics EdX Engineering

The Internet of Things is rapidly growing. It is predicted that more than 25 billion devices will be connected by 2020.

In this data science course, you will learn about the major components of the Internet of Things and how data is acquired from sensors. You will also examine ways of analyzing event data, sentiment analysis, facial recognition software and how data generated from devices can be used to make decisions.

Starts : 2017-05-16
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edX Free English Business & Management DelftX EdX Engineering Science WageningenX

Are you an entrepreneur, or do you have a passion for building your own technology startup? This course will help and encourage you to start a successful technology-based venture.

If you always wanted to become an entrepreneur, or if you are simply interested in putting a new technology to innovative use, this course is for you.

This course helps you understand the process of entrepreneurship from a technology-oriented background.

The course is made up of modules that are presented by experts in the field of entrepreneurship and technology. Modules include:

  • Team Building
  • Opportunity Recognition
  • Financing
  • Customer Acquisition

You will work on your idea in a team environment and examples of founders and start-ups will be used during the course to initiate insightful discussions. The course closes with the creation of a two-page business plan and a video pitch. Selected students will be eligible to participate in a Masterclass at one of the participating universities:

  • TU Delft
  • TU Eindhoven
  • University of Twente
  • Wageningen University & Research

Starts : 2017-05-16
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX Environmental Studies UQx

Want to be a key player in transitioning your organisation to the low carbon economy? This course is ideally suited to business managers, financial managers, business-intelligent analysts and data scientists interested in remaining competitive in a low carbon economy.

This course will equip you with the knowledge and essential skills to manage the risks and opportunities of transitioning to the low carbon economy. Adopting the role of a key employee in a fictitious company, you will learn about different policy responses to climate change, how to measure your organisation’s carbon footprint, how to compare projects based on emissions reduction and cost, and how to participate in an emissions trading scheme.

This interactive course incorporates videos, expert insights, real-world case studies, skills-based practical exercises and scenario-based problem solving to teach you the essential policy and mathematical concepts that organisations are looking for in order to manage their emissions, select financially viable projects, and meet their potential compliance obligations into the future.

Starts : 2017-05-03
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edX Free English ANUx Business & Management Data Analysis & Statistics EdX

There is no shortage of advice on how to communicate, but knowing which advice to pay attention to, and how to apply the right communication strategy to achieve a given objective, or even to avoid making things worse, is not easy.

Evidence-based business communication focuses on evaluating the evidence in support of different communication strategies, and guiding managers to identify the best strategy for different communication objectives. Using the evidence-based management (EBM) framework, this communications course provides learners with the tools to evaluate the quality of their communication efforts.

The communications skills developed in this course are particularly valuable for those interested in pursuing a marketing or communications role, marcomms professionals emerging leaders, established managers, and entrepreneurs.

This course is part of the Evidence-Based Management MicroMasters Program.

Starts : 2017-05-15
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edX Free English Business & Management Communication EdX Social Sciences UBCx

Family businesses are the most common type of enterprise in the world and perhaps the most complex. This business and management course will introduce you to the unique skills and knowledge needed to manage and sustain healthy family enterprises. Core topics include strategy, leadership, conflict resolution, entrepreneurship and communication.

From global firms like Nike, Heineken, Hermes, IKEA, Bharti Airtel, Toyota, Lee Kum Kee, and Hershey, to small local establishments, family firms drive economies and employment around the globe. This course is designed for anyone whose work intersects a family business – whether you are an entrepreneur, an owner, an employee, a family member or an advisor to family business.

Join two world-renowned experts who consult to 150+ families around the globe and acquire new skills and knowledge critical to longevity and success within family enterprises.

Made possible with the generous support of Bank of Montreal

Starts : 2017-05-09
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edX Free English Business & Management CatalystX EdX

Do you ever struggle to manage work and the rest of your life? You are not alone. Men and women all over the world are trying to figure out the impossible work-life “balance” and instead achieve success in all parts of their lives. Join Catalyst experts to learn the importance of inclusive leadership in creating flexible—and productive—work environments. Through research and real-world examples from a variety of situations, you will learn strategies for managing workplace flexibility, and you will learn how you have the power as an individual, a team member, or a leader to make positive change. You will understand the value of a flexible work environment and see what sets successful flexible workers and managers apart. With short quizzes, compelling case studies, and engaging videos, you will build your knowledge each section and share your experience with other learners on topics such as communication, technology, myth busting, challenges, and solutions. Throughout the course you develop a Personal Work-Life Plan to help apply the strategies taught and effectively manage your own work and life responsibilities or that of others.

Starts : 2017-05-01
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edX Free English Business & Management DelftX EdX

Do you want to start or grow your own business, go international, or avoid bankruptcy? 

In this business and management course, you will learn the key steps to take to design or innovate your own business model. You will learn about the trade-offs to be made, and the design issues that are critical for a viable and sustainable business model. 

This course will help you answer questions like, "How do I create a simple business model in a structured way?" and "How do I engage my users and how do I create value for my customers as well as revenue for my company?"

 

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Starts : 2017-05-02
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edX Free English Business & Management Data Analysis & Statistics EdX MichiganX

Through a combination of lectures, business case studies, and hands-on learning this course provides an introduction to data analytics techniques and their application in business.

The case studies explored will illustrate how companies are leveraging different sources of data, including “big data,” with different analytical techniques, to improve performance. You will receive hands-on learning through a free web-based graphical development environment that will allow you to practice using some of these tools themselves. You will also gain an understanding of the many possibilities for applying data science in business, and will be able to consider additional learning opportunities to gain further depth.

This course is an excellent resource for managers who see the opportunity to use data analytics in business but do not have the skills and background to engage with data analytics themselves.

Starts : 2017-05-04
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edX Free English Business & Management Economics & Finance EdX IIMBx

When you complete this course, you will become familiar with the general structure of primary and secondary equity markets from a domestic and international perspective. Beginning with introductory finance notions of risk and return, we examine qualitative concepts such as market efficiency and valuation.

These tools should enable you to build valuation models for common stocks. Through this process, you will also learn how professional financial analysts should evaluate companies. The course is suitable for students seeking eventual employment with a brokerage company, investment company or financial services company with responsibilities in evaluating and selecting equity securities for investment portfolios.