Down To Business: Business Management From the First Step
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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.
3.8 (3 ratings)
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Last updated 6/2015
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 20 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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  • 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.

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.

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
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Curriculum For This Course
54 Lectures
Welcome to the Course!
1 Lecture 04:40
It's A Jungle Out There
5 Lectures 13:47

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
Different Kinds of Organizations
3 Lectures 10:24
Different Kinds of Organizations

Organizational Purpose

Stakeholders and Responsibility

Review Quiz: Different Kinds of Organizations
5 questions
Global Forces, Local Impacts
10 Lectures 39:31
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
Corporate Social Responsibility
3 Lectures 10:55
The Economy As An Ecosystem

Changing Attitudes

The Effects of CSR Programs

Review Quiz: Corporate Social Responsibility
3 questions
Where New Firms Come From
7 Lectures 16:31
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
Finding Opportunity
11 Lectures 32:13
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
Business Plans
12 Lectures 42:58

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
Test Your Management IQ Final Exam
2 Lectures 00:41
Down To Business: Business Management Final Exam
30 questions

Final Research Project: Build A Company!

Final Project: Job Shadowing
About the Instructor
Global Finance School
3.9 Average rating
106 Reviews
3,768 Students
7 Courses
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.