This course covers business planning, data, risk and sustainability. It is broken down to 7 modules and will take a total duration of 6 1/2 hours to complete.
The mode of delivery is online and the course is self-paced. Students will have lifetime access to the course and all course materials.
In this module, you'll learn about what a business plan is, the business planning process, and the steps you need to take when creating a business case.
You'll also learn how to carry out an internal analysis and about the key elements examined in any external and SWOT analyses. Finally, you'll learn about activities that can help you when implementing a business case, including developing action plans and determining how the implementation should be measured, monitored, and assessed.
In this module, you'll learn how to think strategically as a manager, how to use strategic thinking to consider the big picture and identifying, assessing and responding to organizational risk.
This module is broken into two: big data fundamentals and big data interpretation. You will learn about big data, its benefits and its application. You will also learn how to identify, gather, and analyze data sets and develop big data strategies that reap benefits for your organization.
Risk taking can revolutionize business, but you need to know when and how to take a strategic risk when the opportunity arises. Managing risk means effectively assessing a threat by recognizing the probability of that risk occurring and evaluating the impact of the risk should it occur.
In this module, you'll learn to define strategic risk taking, what holds individuals back, and how to make calculated leaps of faith.
Successful data management in the age of big data is a challenge. Applying data quality best practices while making adjustments and optimizations can help your organization meet its business goals.
In this module, you'll learn about using data science in data quality management. You'll learn how to determine the quality of data, challenges and solutions for gathering quality data, and how to assess the value of data.
This module is divided into 3 parts. You will learn the effects of environmental change on business, how to weigh the risks and opportunities of sustainability initiatives and how to build a strategic commitment to sustainability.
The most successful organizations can spot signs of change and adapt to it - or even better - seize change as an opportunity. In this course, you’ll learn what horizon scanning is and how it can benefit your business.
Business leaders, professionals, and managers who want to gain or refine their skills for planning, developing strategic business plans, identifying and managing risk, and gain working knowledge of big data.