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Management for Results

What is Management? Your assumptions will be overturned as you navigate through this course. Learn to manage yourself first as you take on challenging tasks such as a building project using the principles of the Critical Path Method (CPM) and Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT). Your quantitative analysis and decision-making skills will be put to the test as the company counts on your business intelligence and statistical forecasting.
Available as: Certificate, Undergraduate, Graduate
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Marketing for Results

This course gives attention to the knowledge and skills needed to manage the marketing function in a 21st century organization. It addresses the common marketing functions of industry and market research, customer research, product and service design, pricing, creating awareness, distribution, and presentation. This course has 10 modules.
Available as: Certificate, Undergraduate, Graduate
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History of Management Thought

With the potential for explosive growth or failure on the company horizon, Central’s CEO, Robert Powers is looking for wisdom. In this course, he will ask you and your training partner, Ken Zylstra, to go on a quest to uncover Central’s past. You will be assigned a series of interviews with former employees to unearth secrets about the family business. From their wisdom and experience you will learn about such things as, the ancient Art of War to today's Six Sigma, from Scientific Management to the Balanced Scorecard and Sustainability. Designed to make you re-think your own process, you will confront your own ability to plan, organize, control and lead.
Available as: Certificate, Undergraduate, Graduate
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History of International Trade

This course provides the student with a perspective of international trade through the multiple lenses of time, geography, and the social-political systems that created both the fundamental demand and then the supply. Beginning with ancient civilizations and ending with contemporary globalization, this perspective is essential groundwork for the mastery of international business and international relations. This course has 5 modules.
Available as: Certificate, Undergraduate, Graduate
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Financial Accountability

You will be asked to add up the company’s vending machine money. While the money made on chips and soda may seem insignificant in terms of Central’s revenue, the handling of the finances is no small matter. The machine's income goes toward a beneficiary fund for needy Central employees, but the lack of a system led to tremendous conflict last year. Setting up the system will push you to apply financial and managerial accounting concepts including: financial statements, journal entries, costing, budgeting, variance, and responsibility.
Available as: Certificate, Undergraduate, Graduate
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International Business

This course gives attention to the knowledge and skills needed to grow and sustain performance in an international business organization, whether a full company, a department, division or other strategic business unit within an existing organization. It addresses the common international business functions of market analysis, exporting, sourcing, direct foreign investment, and cross-cultural management. This course has 12 modules.

“Probably one of the nicest ‘surprise’ opportunities provided by this type of ‘live action’ learning is the way subtle cues to human interaction can be introduced and then pointed out. Such relational IQ opportunities are very difficult to create in the typical class / text setting. While valuable in the domestic scene these are, of course, worth gold in the international business realm.” -- Gary Schmidt, Assistant Professor, Chair of Business, Simpson University

Available as: Certificate, Undergraduate, Graduate
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Human Resources and Organizational Behavior

This course will examine personal and professional issues related to modern human resource management (HRM). From the stages of pre-employment through termination, this course lays the essential framework for employment. Topics covered include: training and development, motivation, teamwork, compensation, performance, labor relations, safety, laws, and cultural concerns. This course has 12 modules.
Available as: Certificate, Undergraduate, Graduate
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International Finance

This course provides the student the knowledge and skills needed to manage the complexities of financing exports, imports, and direct foreign investment. Primary topics include the nature or behavior of foreign exchange rates and managing the impacts of exchange rates on short-term and long-term international business activities and performance objectives. This course has 12 modules.
Available as: Certificate, Undergraduate, Graduate
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MIS and E-Business

This course will investigate issues relevant to effectively managing Information Technology (IT). The functions of an information systems organization will provide the basis for exploring challenges facing Management Information Systems (MIS) managers and e-Business (electronic business). Management of the fast and ever-changing IS environment will be a recurring theme. This course has 11 modules.
Available as: Certificate, Undergraduate, Graduate
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Quantitative Methods for Decision Making

This course provides the student with the concepts, methods and tools for the application of logical and quantitative analysis to business decision making and problem solving. It familiarizes the student with a wide range of software and other classical and contemporary resources related to decision and problem analysis, including basics of logic and decision making, principles of optimization, probabilistic distributions, linear programming, simplex, queuing and transportation problems, break even analysis, inventory management, forecasting and simulation. The course highlights the benefits as well as the limits of quantitative analysis in a real-world context. This course has 11 modules.
Available as: Certificate, Undergraduate, Graduate
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Business and Culture

This course gives attention to the knowledge and skills needed to manage a multinational, multicultural business. The focus is on understanding how cultural differences can affect the marketing and delivery of products and services, and the interaction of company employees with one another, customers, suppliers, and government representatives. This course has 11 modules.
Available as: Certificate, Undergraduate, Graduate
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Import/Export Management

This course gives attention to the knowledge, skills and insight needed to manage imports and exports either in a comprehensive trading company or in a department of a company that depends on sourcing or exporting to achieve its strategic objectives. Delivered in a professor supervised, self-directed virtual-reality OJT context, this course relies on observation, explanation, application, mentoring, testing and contextualization to maximize professional competencies. The student learns from classic and contemporary readings, case studies, peers, and practicing managers.
Available as: Certificate, Undergraduate, Graduate
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Leadership in Organizations

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skill sets needed to lead people in business organizations. Learning how to build teams, distribute leadership, and develop political acuity and persuasive communication skills are important elements of this course. In addition, understanding one’s self (e.g., learning style, values, aspirations, biases, affective skills, weaknesses, etc.) and learning to manage emotions under stressful circumstances is crucial to the development of effective leadership.
Available as: Certificate, Undergraduate, Graduate
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Organizational Strategy

This course gives attention to the knowledge and skills needed to grow and sustain performance in an organization, whether a full company, a department, a division, or other strategic business unit within an existing organization by getting the right things done through teams of people. It addresses the common management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.
Available as: Certificate, Undergraduate, Graduate
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Personal Finance

This interactive and engaging course was created especially to meet the challenges faced by high school students and college freshmen as they learn to manage their personal finances. The course meets the requirements of most states that require financial training for graduating high school seniors. The college edition creates an opportunity for universities to help high schools students meet those requirements while also earning concurrent college credits. Get an introduction to this course and its characters at www.4tnoxrox.com.
Available as: Certificate, Undergraduate
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