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Business Fundamentals - ONLINE

This essential course will broaden management and leadership acumen about strategic planning and operations within various business structures/systems. The students will be introduced to diagnostic models and tools, which may be applied within social enterprises and for-profit businesses. Participants will also learn the language of finance for application in their leadership practice. In particular, finance terms, formats, and interpretive analysis are introduced to illustrate the impact of resource management. As students work through two unique case studies, the course focus is directed toward the impact of decision-making and internal/external stakeholder management.
For more information about this course please contact Professional and Continuing Studies

Topics Covered:

  • Business structures in the public and private domains
  • Strategic planning and systems
  • Operational interdependencies
  • Financial analysis
  • Governance and stakeholder management

Learning Outcomes:

  • Ability to differentiate between various business entities
  • Ability to apply diagnostic tools to determine appropriate strategies
  • Gain comfort in using basic finance terms and practice interpreting financial results for decision making
  • Broaden your practice and communications in stakeholder management

Learner Effort:
3-5 hours per week

Computer Requirements:
A week prior to the course start date you will receive an email from us with information on how to access the online course. At that time you will be encouraged to visit a short orientation website to familiarize yourself with our online learning platform. You will find the computer requirements for this course through this link: