Down To Business: Business Management From the First Step

Learn how to plan, organize, lead, and monitor people and teams to take your business to the next level.
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  • Lectures 54
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

Business management offers versatile opportunities to individuals from diverse backgrounds and skills. Talented business managers are always in demand in the evolving global business environment. Business management mainly involves generating profit by creating and selling valued products and services at a reasonable cost to the customers. This also creates enough employment opportunities.

Global Finance School brings you this amazing module that helps you in deconstructing the building blocks of a business and how they can be effectively managed. Managing a business involves a persistent effort to build superior products and services at low cost, expand to new markets, fight competition, and retain existing employees and customers while generating profit and complying with rules and regulations.

As you realise already business management is a very challenging field which requires multiple skills and a deep appreciation of the business management framework. This course will help you grasp the fundamental principles of business management which is essential for any aspiring or existing business management professional. Whether you are a young professional, experienced businessman or a start-up executive, a better understanding of business management principles is always prized as it helps you make informed decisions and contribute positively to the organisations.

Learn and understand what it takes to manage a successful business! After taking this course you will be in a better position to appreciate various factors and their implications that come into play when running a business in a global environment like –

  • Functional aspects of systems in an organisation (Departments)
  • Planning and coordination within an organisation
  • Role of economics in the real world
  • Survival and growth in a competitive environment
  • Different types of organisations, priorities, and purpose
  • Local and international business environments
  • Starting up and seizing opportunities
  • Business planning and communication
  • Factors of sustainability and the business environment

Sign up now for this amazing course and build your understanding of managing a successful business.

What are the requirements?

  • Utmost desire to enhance learning and knowledge in business management
  • An intermediate level of English language
  • Ability to relate issues faced in current day businesses context and how they fit in larger scope of business management
  • Have a laptop or desktop computer with internet access
  • Headphones or speakers
  • No previous knowledge is required.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand how businesses work like a system and what factors are critical to their survival
  • Appreciate of how global environment affects local businesses
  • Recognize the impact of regulations and fiscal policies on business
  • Understand how Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is defined.
  • Identify opportunities for new ventures
  • Learn how to write a business plan and pitch a project for funding.
  • Challenge established businesses in being relevant, competitive and profitable

Who is the target audience?

  • Existing professionals wanting to enhance their learning on business management
  • Students planning to take university courses or beginning a career in business management
  • Entrepreneurs and new business owners interested in critically understanding what goes into managing a successful business
  • Freelance workers who want to learn how to better manage their time and work
  • Anybody with an interest in concepts of business management

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Section 1: Welcome to the Course!
Getting Down To Business: An Introduction
Section 2: It's A Jungle Out There
Economic Naturalism
The Firm and Its Environment
Learn more : When Ideas Have Sex
Learn More : The 6 Killer Apps of Prosperity
Competition and Countdown to Extinction
Review Quiz: It's A Jungle Out There
5 questions
Section 3: Different Kinds of Organizations
Different Kinds of Organizations
Organizational Purpose
Stakeholders and Responsibility
Review Quiz: Different Kinds of Organizations
5 questions
Section 4: Global Forces, Local Impacts
Recommended Reading: Global Forces, Local Impact
Free Market
Government Policies
Global Economy
The Benefits of Trade
Further Reading : The World Trade Organization
Resistance To Free Trade
How Organizations Respond
Learn More and Test Yourself! An Introduction to Exporting
5 questions
Homework Assignment: Macroeconomics
Review Quiz: Global Forces, Local Impact
11 questions
Section 5: Corporate Social Responsibility
The Economy As An Ecosystem
Changing Attitudes
The Effects of CSR Programs
Review Quiz: Corporate Social Responsibility
3 questions
Section 6: Where New Firms Come From
Recommended Reading: Where New Firms Come From
Did You Know?
Seizing Opportunity
Test Yourself! The Entrepreneur Test
Realistic Expectations
Homework Assignment: Where New Firms Come From
Review Quiz: Where New Firms Come From
24 questions
Section 7: Finding Opportunity
Measuring and Forecast Demands
Total Market Demand
Area Market Demand
Total Industry Sales and Market Shares
Market Segmentation and Customer Acquisition
Product Development
Learn More and Test Yourself! The Marshmallow Challenge
1 question
Further Reading : 3 Hacks to Save on Startup Legal Fees
Further Reading : When Business Names Confuse Consumers: The Basics of Trademark
Financing and Critical Issues
Further Reading : Loan Programs
Learn More and Test Yourself! Crowdfunding For Entrepreneurs
14 questions
Learn More and Test Yourself! How To Prepare A Loan Package
15 questions
Review Quiz: Finding Opportunity
9 questions
Section 8: Business Plans
Further Reading : Writing A Business Plan
Learn More and Test Yourself! Business Tax Data
1 question
Did You Know?
Learn More and Test Yourself! Small Businesses
1 question
Further Reading : The FSB ‘Voice of Small Business’ Member Survey
Planning Operations and Forecasting
Planning Tools
Learn More: How to Be Be A Serial Entrepreneur
Test Yourself! How to Be Be A Serial Entrepreneur
12 questions
Further Reading: How To Turn Your Business Into A Lean, Mean, Marketing Machine
Plans B-Z
Selling Your Vision
Elevator Pitch Vs. Formal Presentations
Learn More and Test Yourself! How To Write a Business Plan. c
13 questions
Homework Assignment: Planning A Plan
Review Quiz: Business Plans
11 questions
Section 9: Test Your Management IQ Final Exam
Down To Business: Business Management Final Exam
30 questions
Final Research Project: Build A Company!
Final Project: Job Shadowing

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Instructor Biography

Global Finance School, Online Finance and Management Education

Global Finance School, Instructed by Mr. Simanovsky, has been leading innovation in the field of financial studies for over 30 year. Mr.Simanovsky has written 27 bestsellers books on Finance education, including Finance for Beginners, Statistics for Beginners, and Stock Market for Beginners.

Mr. Simanovsky, who also co-founder of Meitav Group, an Asset Management and Investment Banking firm with over 7 billion USD under management, brings his real life experience to create a pragmatic learning experience, especially suited to professionals aspiring to advance in financial positions.

With over 3 decades of experience, Mr. Simanovsky and his team of finance professionals and e-learning experts from around the globe developed an extraordinary ability to explain and teach financial topics by providing a wide variety of easy to access high quality business education tools.

Global Finance School is known for its unique teaching style that sets to make finance a fun topic, intuitive to understand, and very engaging.

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