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Starts : 2017-03-27 in 2 days
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX JaverianaX

¿Quiere saber si invertir o no en un negocio? ¿Le interesa saber el nivel de satisfacción de sus clientes? ¿Necesita averiguar sobre el posicionamiento de su marca? ¿Quiere evaluar si un producto o servicio tendría aceptación en el mercado?

Este MOOC le brindará respuestas a estos interrogantes a través del estudio de la metodología de la Investigación de Mercados. Revisaremos su diseño, herramientas y las experiencias de empresarios y emprendedores que realizaron Investigaciones de Mercados en sus organizaciones. Al finalizar el curso el estudiante estará en capacidad de explicar el impacto de la investigación de mercados en emprendimientos, pequeñas y grandes empresas a través de las generalidades y estructura de la investigación de mercados para la toma de decisiones gerenciales.

Starts : 2017-03-28 in 3 days
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX MITx

The goal of this course is to explore and develop plans of action for improving the job and career opportunities for today and tomorrow’s workforce. At this time, there aren’t enough good jobs or educational opportunities in the U.S. or globally to meet the aspirations and needs of all who want and need to work or to deliver on the expectation that every generation should achieve a higher standard of living for themselves and their families than their parent’s generation. This is a fundamental ideal that drives people all over the world. In the U.S., we call it the American Dream.

If we take the right actions, we can shape the future of work in ways that meet the needs of workers, families, and their economies and societies. To do so, we first have to understand how the world of work is changing, how firms can compete and prosper and support good jobs and careers, and how to update the policies and practices governing the world of work.

We also have to understand and better address the deep divisions and inequalities in societies that threaten the future of our economies and democracies. We will address these by using the materials from the course to build a new social contract across business, labor, government, and education.  You will shape the features of the new social contract as we go through the course and then vote on how well the overall social contract generated by the class meets your expectations for the future.

In this business and management course, we’ll start by tracing the history of work and employment that has made the economy work so well in the past. And we’ll uncover what’s gone wrong, in order to figure out new solutions that fit today’s workforce, economy, and society. We’ll also take you on a personal journey, where you will learn what employers expect in today’s world of work—the skills, flexibility, and knowledge that are crucial for success in the contemporary workplace. We’ll examine what has to happen in order for employers, workers, governments, and regulators to come together to forge new policies, rules, and understandings for governing the world of work in the 21st century. We’ll make this all come alive by highlighting the experiences, contributions, and aspirations of real people who are working right now to address these challenges.

So join us, and let’s get started on shaping the future of work.

Starts : 2017-03-28 in 3 days
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edX Free English Business & Management Chemistry EdX Engineering Environmental Studies WageningenX

What does it take to create and implement a biobased product?

In this course we’ll explore 5 major issues:

1. Bioconversion
Learn how to convert molecules through microbial processes. Find out how to choose the right host organism and how choices in process design influence cell growth, substrate conversion and product formation.

2. (Bio)Chemical conversion
Explore catalytic conversion of biomass by discussing types of catalysts, special challenges for catalysis when converting biomass and the interplay of catalysis and up/down stream processes.

3. Business
Learn the steps to transform a biobased product to a winning business case. We’ll discuss commercial, financial and organizational aspects and stakeholder management to realize biobased ambitions. You’ll also learn about the required dynamics in and timing of (innovation) activities for a sector transformation to a biobased economy.

4. Logistics and Supply Chains
Understand the biobased supply chain including network design and geographical allocation of processing steps answering the key questions where to produce, how to transport and where to process biobased products.

5. Economy and Regulations
Learn the economic basis for government regulations and implications for the biobased economy and in particular the responses by the private sector. This includes the economic foundations for government regulations from different perspectives, the implications for an economic assessment of regulatory policies and a look at the regulatory policies in the United States and the European Union.

Starts : 2017-04-01 in 7 days
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX Humanities KyotoUx Social Sciences

Customer service is a complex phenomenon where people engage in an extended interaction to co-create value. This course focuses on social and cultural aspects of services.

In this business and management course, you will learn how to analyze customer interactions, using video data taken in actual services. Through discussions of a variety of services such as sushi bars, restaurants, hotels and apparel, you will explore the nuanced and paradoxical nature of customer relations and discuss how to design services from cultural perspective.

This MOOC is sponsored by the Society for Serviceology.

Starts : 2017-04-03 in 9 days
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edX Free English ACCA Business & Management Economics & Finance EdX

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.

Starts : 2017-04-03 in 9 days
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edX Free English ACCA Business & Management Economics & Finance EdX

This course introduces the principles of financial accounting, and will allow learners to demonstrate technical proficiency in the use of double-entry techniques, including the preparation and interpretation of basic financial statements for sole traders, partnerships and companies. You will also learn how to:

  • Record, process and report business transactions
  • Use the trial balance and identify and correct errors
  • Draft financial statements
  • Understand the qualitative characteristics of useful information

Completion of this course will also prepare you for the ACCA ‘Financial Accounting’ exam (FFA/F3), 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.

Starts : 2017-04-03 in 9 days
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edX Free English ACCA Business & Management Economics & Finance EdX

This course introduces different ways of managing finances within an organisation with the aim of enhancing business performance.

It will allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding of how to make financing and investment decisions and help you to understand:

  • How organisations finance their operations
  • How to plan and control cash flows
  • How to make the best use of working capital
  • The principles of making capital investment decisions

Completion of this course will also prepare you for the ACCA ‘Management Accounting’ exam (FMA/F2), 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.

Starts : 2017-04-03 in 9 days
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edX Free English ACCA Business & Management Economics & Finance EdX

Intermediate Financial and Management Accounting is part two of a programme designed for anyone who is just starting out on their business, finance or accountancy journey and wants to expand their accounting and finance skills. 

Building on what you learned in Introduction to Financial and Management Accounting, this free online course from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants will:

  • Enhance your finance and accountancy skills, exploring how to prepare financial statements and use accounting concepts to aid decision-making.
  • Arm you with the knowledge you need to take your exams in Maintaining Financial Records (FA2) and Managing Costs and Finance (MA2).
  • Prepare you for a position as an accounting administrator or bookkeeper.

If you have some basic knowledge of accountancy, business and finance, then this is the course for you. If you do not, then start with the Introduction course.

This course does not offer an edX certificate.

For learners who would like to earn an ACCA certificate for this course, please register with ACCA as a student. Once you pass ACCA’s computer-based exams on demand, you will need to complete an online and interactive module on the "Foundations in Professionalism." Upon completion of this module, you be awarded the Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting from ACCA.

Starts : 2017-04-03 in 9 days
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edX Free English ACCA Business & Management Economics & Finance EdX

Interested in a career in business? Knowledge of finance will be key to your success. This Introduction to Financial and Management Accounting course is an ideal starting point if you want to:

  • Start a career in business, finance or accountancy
  • Study business or finance at school or college
  • Launch your own start-up
  • Prepare for ACCA’s exams in Recording Financial Transactions (FA1) and Management Information (MA1).

And the best thing is you do not need any previous knowledge of accounting- Simply sign up and start your learning journey.

This course does not offer an edX certificate.

For learners who would like to earn an ACCA certificate for this course, please register with ACCA as a student. Once you pass ACCA’s computer-based exams on demand, you will need to complete an online and interactive module on the "Foundations in Professionalism." Upon completion of this module, you be awarded the Introductory Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting from ACCA.

Starts : 2017-04-04 in 10 days
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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 : 2017-04-04 in 10 days
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edX Free English Business & Management DelftX Design EdX

The ultimate success of products and services depends on your ability to understand the wishes, motivations and experiences of your customers. Customer research (also called user research or design research), e.g., contextmapping, can supply user insights, but companies have difficulty in translating these insights into new propositions. This course is about getting them to work in your organization.

This professional education course is an advanced introduction for managers and consultants in design, innovation and marketing who would like to learn how qualitative user research can support their business.

The course is given by TU Delft’s leading scholars and experts in the field of industrial design, who developed the now world-standard “context mapping” method, in which user experience informs design and the creation of elegant solutions to complex problems.

It will equip you with an in-depth understanding of the value of qualitative user experience research; of the insights it can develop into the needs of users, and of how can these insights support design processes and product strategy.

The course structure is case-based and enables you to learn from real-world challenges of companies that utilize user research in their product or service design. In addition, the course includes practical assignments and discussions about cases within the community; and feedback given by peers and content experts. You will also have the opportunity to network and interact with other professionals who deal with the same challenges on a daily basis.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will earn a Certificate and 1.5 CEUs.

Starts : 2017-04-04 in 10 days
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX Humanities Social Sciences UQx

Are you working in the development sector and looking to take the next step in your career and take on a leadership role?

This business and management course is an introduction to key leadership theories and concepts that you will need to be an effective leader and manager. You will learn how leadership is different from management.

You will learn practical skills needed to build a shared vision, and lead across boundaries. You will learn to recognise your own leadership style, and the leadership styles of others. You will learn the different types of power, and tools for gaining legitimacy in your development work.

Upon course completion, you will be prepared to take on leadership roles in development and work effectively across geographical, cultural, organizational and disciplinary boundaries.

You will also develop a personalized leadership plan throughout the course, which will help you continue your leadership journey after you complete the MOOC.

This is the first course in the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters Program. In order to get the most out of this course, we recommend that you complete this course prior to completing the other courses in the MicroMasters Program. We also recommend that you have experience working in the development sector or a strong interest in this area.

Starts : 2017-04-05 in 11 days
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX Engineering MITx

This Supply Chain Design course is part of the MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management, offered by #1 ranked SCM Master's program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

CTL.SC2x Supply Chain Design covers all aspects involved in the design of supply chains for companies and organizations anywhere in the world. The course is divided into four main topic areas: Physical flow design, Supply chain finance, Information flow design, and Organization/Process design. In the design of physical flows, we show how to formulate and solve Transportation, Transshipment, Facility Location, and Network Design Problems. For financial flows we show how to translate supply chain concepts and actions into the language of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a company. We cover Activity Based Costing, Working Capital, the Cash-to-Cash cycle and Discounted Cash Flow Analysis. The design of the information flow section describes how firms communicate with suppliers (procurement, risk contracts), internal resources (production planning, bills of materials, material requirements planning), and customers (Sales & Operations Planning and other collaboration based processes). In the last section, we introduce performance metric design and organizational design within the supply chain organization focusing mainly on the centralize/decentralize decision.

The main topic areas we will focus on in this course are:

  • Supply Chain Network Design
  • Supply Chain Finance
  • Supplier Management
  • Production and Demand Planning
  • Process and Organizational Design

This course is indispensable if you’re considering a supply chain management career and, specifically, the positions of Supply Chain Analyst, Operations Manager, or Logistics Coordinator.

MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management

The MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management is specifically designed and administered by MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) to teach the critical skills needed to be successful in this exciting and growing field. In addition to being a standalone certificate demonstrating expertise in the field, students who complete all of the required courses and the final proctored exam will be qualified to apply to gain credit at MIT for the blended graduate master's degree program. In order to qualify for the MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management you need to earn a Verified Certificate in all of the required courses. When you register for a Verified Certificate you will also be granted access to additional practice problems, supplemental readings, and opportunities for increased interaction with the faculty and teaching staff.

To learn more about the MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management, please visit http://scm.mit.edu/micromasters

MITx requires individuals who enroll in its courses on edX to abide by the terms of the edX honor code. MITx will take appropriate corrective action in response to violations of the edX honor code, which may include dismissal from the MITx course; revocation of any certificates received for the MITx course; or other remedies as circumstances warrant. No refunds will be issued in the case of corrective action for such violations.

Starts : 2017-04-11 in 17 days
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX IDBx

*** Este curso será impartido en español ***

Uno de los retos que enfrentan día a día las instituciones públicas, organismos no gubernamentales, agencias de desarrollo y otros actores que promueven el desarrollo económico y social en América Latina y el Caribe, es cómo transformar propuestas en realidades concretas que mejoren el bienestar de la sociedad y logren que estos resultados se obtengan dentro del tiempo y recursos  disponibles.

Este curso presenta conceptos y herramientas que pueden ser aplicados en la gestión de proyectos y que pueden generar un cambio sustancial para alcanzar los objetivos propuestos. De esta manera, este MOOC se propone fortalecer la capacidad de gestión de proyectos de desarrollo en la Región para que sean ejecutados en forma eficiente y efectiva.

Este curso incluye casos prácticos que  ayudan a comprender los conceptos y herramientas clave para la gestión de proyectos, presentaciones por parte de certificados Project Management Professional  (PMP)®con amplia experiencia en el tema, foros de discusión y lecturas seleccionadas.

La base conceptual de este curso es la metodología PM4R (Project Management for Results), desarrollada por el Instituto Interamericano de Desarrollo Económico y Social (INDES) del BID, cuyos contenidos están basados en Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide)- Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013

Aunque estas buenas prácticas han estado presentes durante muchos años en los proyectos corporativos privados, en los últimos años el BID ha estado liderando el proceso de su incorporación progresiva en el sector público y en los proyectos de desarrollo, contribuyendo a la construcción de realidades que mejoran vidas. 

El INDES, como Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), ha sido aprobado por el Project Management Institute (PMI)® para otorgar 30 unidades de desarrollo profesional (PDUs) si obtienes el certificado de este curso.

La dedicación estimada para aprobar este curso es de 6 horas semanales durante 5 semanas. No obstante, a través de la modalidad "self-paced" tendrás la flexibilidad de tomar el curso durante un máximo de 8 meses, del 11 de abril de 2017 al 12 de diciembre de 2017. 

Si tienes alguna pregunta, escríbenos a idbx@iadb.org 

La preparación de este curso  fue financiada por el Fondo de Fortalecimiento de la Capacidad Institucional (ICSF), gracias al aporte del Gobierno de la República Popular de China.

PMBOK es una marca registrada del Project Management Institute, Inc.

Starts : 2017-04-12 in 18 days
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX WitsX

In this course, you will learn the basics of results-based project management. After an introduction to the results framework and its associated performance indicators, you will learn how monitoring systems and evaluations provide a crucial source of evidence for management decision-making.

This project management course is designed to address the growing demand for managers in Africa and around the world, who can use results-based approaches to design, implement and manage an ever growing range of programs and projects. Monitoring and evaluation (key results based management tools) are increasingly called upon within public service, non-governmental sectors and multi-lateral development agencies to help ensure that resources are put to optimum use and that citizens and beneficiaries are assured of receiving the benefits that are committed to them. 

The course has been developed in partnership with CLEAR Anglophone Africa and draws upon the centers experience in promoting the use of evidence-based systems across Africa to enhance development practice. 

Starts : 2017-04-17 in 23 days
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edX Free Business English BerkleeX Business & Management EdX Music Social Sciences

Three things are clear about today’s music industry: The consumption of music is expanding at the greatest rate in history and from the most portals ever imagined, the cost of producing music is decreasing, and the number of artists creating and seeking to expose their work and develop careers through the Internet has increased dramatically. As demand grows and Internet piracy wanes, ad-supported and subscription models will generate unprecedented revenues that will surpass even the best of past earnings. And, many astute “music industry-watchers” predict a steep rise in business activity and trade earnings by the end of the decade.

Whether you’re a music creator, consumer, or facilitator of this process, you’ll want to understand the history, underpinnings, and basics of the music business. This course has been developed to provide students with the latest instruction on the best way for creators, consumers, and facilitators to navigate the resurgence of one of the world’s most exciting industries: the music business. Course author John Kellogg—administrator, educator, entertainment lawyer, performer, and radio and television personality—offers students the opportunity to learn the fundamental principles of the developing new music business, for now and into the future.

Starts : 2017-04-17 in 23 days
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edX Free English BerkleeX Business & Management EdX Music

Creativity & Entrepreneurship will help you tap into your inner creativity and learn how to leverage it for career development or business innovation.

Presented by Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship founder Panos Panay, this course features interviews with world renown entrepreneurs, innovators, songwriters, producers, creative directors, educators, performers, visual artists and chefs as they discuss parallels between the creative and entrepreneurial journeys.

The course approaches entrepreneurship as a creative process, a fundamental human instinct that we all possess and can unlock. Creativity & Entrepreneurship applies concepts from the creative and musical creation process, such as observing, prototyping, iterating and embracing failure, as a means of guiding you through the concept of thinking like a startup. You will develop the basic mindset, knowledge, and insights required to pursue an entrepreneurial career, whether as the steward of your own career or as the founder of a new business in any field.

Creativity & Entrepreneurship is about the side of entrepreneurship you won’t learn at a business school but, instead, in the music studio.

 

About video original music "Maria Antoinette" by Leo Pigot (feat. Brite Lite Brite)

Starts : 2017-04-17 in 23 days
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edX Free English Business & Management DelftX EdX Law Social Sciences

How can governments become more open and transparent, while simultaneously dealing with various challenges, such as data sensitivity? How can open government data be made available to improve public policy making? Which technologies are available to make governments more open and  use open government data?

Governments all over the world aim to become more open and transparent in order to establish closer ties with their constituents. However, releasing government data involves complex challenges and poses two major concerns. First, many different participants are involved and there are various dependencies between them, and second, the technologies that support open government are fragmented. In addition, it is unclear how different contexts should alter the best practices for open government.

This course explores the foundations and objectives of Open Government and examines current developments, including the opening and reuse of governmental data such as the release of data by governments in America and Europe.

This course will empower you by helping you grasp the key principles surrounding open government.

The topics of the course are applied to concrete cases, which you will be asked to analyze and discuss with your peers.

This course may be of interest to the following:

  • Students interested in the basics of open government, in data-driven governance and data-driven research
  • Professionals or researchers working on open government research and interested in strategies and challenges for opening governments
  • Professionals or researchers working on open data research or open data initiatives
  • Professionals and researchers working on topics related to public values, including transparency and privacy, in a governmental context
  • Senior administrators, policy advisors, government officials or agency members, who are interested in how ICTs change governments and how ICTs can be used in public administrations

 

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The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International License.

Starts : 2017-04-20 in 26 days
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX IIMBx

According to world-renowned management consultant, Peter Drucker, "Marketing is the only distinguishing and unique function of business…There is only one valid definition of business purpose and that is to create a customer.”

While the significance of marketing in today’s business world can never be overstated, it is the precise understanding and appreciation of marketing management that needs to be accentuated. Marketing management allows an organization to track, review and analyze their marketing resources and activities.

In this marketing course, you will learn the fundamentals of marketing management, as you gradually learn advanced theories and applications through real world business examples, illustrations, cases and exercises. You will learn how marketing management tools can be used to increase your customer base, improve customer satisfaction and increase your company’s overall perceived value.

You will learn how marketing serves as a key element within an organization’s strategy.

Starts : 2017-04-24 in 30 days
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edX Free English Business & Management EdX Wharton

Marketing excellence is a prerequisite for success in any business, from startups to the world’s most established enterprises, yet the art and science of marketing is constantly evolving. Arm yourself with the essential principles and practices of marketing in the digital economy by making this course, taught by Internet consumer shopping expert and Wharton professor David Bell, an indispensable part of your knowledge base.

In this business and management course, you will gain an understanding of how the digital economy works and develop the critical insights necessary to succeed in e-commerce and digital and social media marketing.

The fixed and mobile Internet and related technologies exert a profound influence on how business and social institutions evolve, how they are challenged—and sometimes, even displaced. Companies that were non-existent a few short years ago, including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Uber, have dramatically changed how we interact, communicate and get from point A to B. Even Amazon and Google are relatively “young” by any measure. If you’re an entrepreneur, investor, manager, or student, you need thoughtful approaches to navigate and win in this new environment.

This course is organized around four broad themes and we will use relevant theory and analysis, as well as numerous practical examples to develop our key learning points.

The themes are:

  • Behavioral foundations for understanding and navigating the new online-offline landscape
  • New forms of interaction, including formation of networks and reputation building
  • Tools and principles of digital marketing action including online advertising on fixed and mobile devices
  • New media platforms and emergence of “organic” celebrities and communities

This course is beneficial to marketing professionals, analysts, entrepreneurs, small business owners, investors, and consumers This course evolved from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School’s very first course on digital marketing and e-commerce.

This course is part of Wharton's Digital Marketing Professional Certificate. For more information, see here.