MBA in a Box: Business Lessons from a CEO
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MBA in a Box: Business Lessons from a CEO

A Complete Business Education: Business Strategy, Management, Marketing, Accounting, Decision Making & Negotiation
4.7 (98 ratings)
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Created by 365 Careers
Last updated 7/2017
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  • 9.5 hours on-demand video
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Receive an 'MBA in a Box' certificate of completion
  • Acquire the same business acumen as MBA graduates
  • Start a company from scratch
  • Understand how a business functions and what makes a company successful
  • Get promoted and be ready for a managerial role
  • Transition into a career requiring solid business knowledge
  • Be able to perform an industry analysis
  • Understand which are the critical success factors in an industry
  • Carry out SWOT analysis
  • Use Michael Porter's Five Forces model
  • Apply Game theory in real-life business situations
  • Understand what a competitive advantage is and how to acquire it
  • Be able to choose one of the three core strategies: Cost leadership, DIfferentiation, and Niche
  • Apply best practices when managing people
  • Understand how to recruit, select, onboard, provide feedback, develop, and motivate employees
  • Carry out effective marketing research
  • Perform market segmentation
  • Select the right target client group
  • Set up the 4 Ps of Marketing in a coherent way
  • Calculate Customer-Lifetime-Value
  • Understand financials
  • Be able to read and prepare the three financial statements - P&L, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow
  • Perform financial statement analysis
  • Calculate cash flows
  • Become a master negotiator
  • Enlarge the pie for all negotiating parties
  • Have experience and be aware of different negotiating tactics
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  • Absolutely no experience is required. We will start from the basics and gradually build up your knowledge. Everything is in the course.
  • A willingness to learn and practice

Welcome to MBA in a box: Business lessons from a CEO! 

This is the only online course you need to acquire the business acumen to:

  • Start up your own business
  • Grow your existing venture
  • Take your career to the next level
  • Get promoted and apply managerial, financial, marketing, decision-making and negotiation skills in the real business world
  • Have an all-around view of why some companies (and people) succeed when doing business and why others do not

This course is jam-packed with the same useful information and real-life case studies MBA graduates acquire throughout their training in top-tier business schools. We have even tried to make it more interactive by preparing a gamebook for you. Yeah, that’s right! Learning business and finance need not be boring!

The gamebook will test what you have learned and will simulate a real-world environment in which your decisions as a business executive will have real monetary consequences for a company. Can you think of any better way to reinforce what you have learned?

An exciting journey from A-Z.

If you are a complete beginner and you know nothing about business or finance, don’t worry at all! In each of the five main modules of the course, we will start from the very basics and will gradually build up your knowledge. The course contains plenty of real-life examples and case studies that make it easy to understand.

Five modules

MBA in a box is a collection of the five courses that are most frequently taught to MBA students. We have carried out extensive research and explored the curriculums of the most successful MBA programs around the world including Harvard Business School, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, INSEAD, Booth School of Business, London Business School and others. This is the reason the following modules have been included in this program:

  • Business Strategy
  • Management and HR Management
  • Marketing Communications and Marketing Management
  • Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis
  • Decision Making, Persuasion, and Negotiation

Teaching is our passion

For over six months, we worked hard to create the best possible MBA course that will deliver the most value for you. We want you to succeed, which is why the course tries to be as engaging as possible. High-quality animations, superb course materials, a gamebook simulation, quiz questions, handouts and course notes, as well as a glossary with new terms are some of the extra perks you will get by subscribing.

What makes this course different from the rest of the Business courses out there?

  • High-quality production – HD video and animations (This isn’t a collection of boring lectures!)
  • Knowledgeable instructor (CEO of an 8 digit business)
  • Complete training – we will cover all major topics and skills you need to become an entrepreneur, a successful investor, or a business executive
  • Extensive Case Studies that will help you reinforce everything that you’ve learned
  • Gamebook - solve our Gamebook and make this course an interactive experience to test what you’ve learned while taking the course
  • Excellent support - if you don’t understand a concept or you simply want to drop us a line, you’ll receive an answer within 1 business day
  • Dynamic - we don’t want to waste your time! The instructor keeps up a very good pace throughout the whole course
  • Bonus prizes - upon completion of 50% and 100% of the course, you will receive two bonus gifts

Why do you need these skills?

  1. Salary/Income - it is not a coincidence that MBA graduates earn 40% more than their peers – they have the skills and knowledge that allows them to see the bigger picture. This course would allow you to do just that – see the bigger picture and have a holistic view of why certain businesses succeed and what needs to be done to improve their performance
  2. Promotions - MBA students acquire valuable technical skills, which makes them the leading candidates for senior roles within corporations
  3. Secure Future - there is high demand for skilled business executives on the job market, and you won’t have to be concerned about finding a job
  4. Growth - this isn’t a boring job. Every day, you will face different challenges that will challenge your existing skills

This course comes with Udemy's 30 day no questions asked money back guarantee. So, you have nothing to lose! Subscribe to the course and give it a try!

Click the 'Take this course' button now! This will be one of the best decisions in your professional career!

Who is the target audience?
  • People who want a successful career in Business
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Start-up founders
  • Business executives
  • Individuals who want to start their own company, but have not had the necessary business training
  • People who want to understand why some businesses are successful
  • Aspiring managers
  • Business intelligence analysts
  • Financial analysts
  • Anyone who wants to learn the subtleties of Business Strategy, Management, Marketing, Accounting, Decision Making and Negotiation
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Curriculum For This Course
157 Lectures
MBA in a Box: Introduction
1 Lecture 05:11
Strategy: An Introduction
3 Lectures 15:41

The difference between Corporate and Business Strategy

The importance of the Mission, Vision, Goals, and Values statements

Strategy - An Introduction
4 questions
Strategy: The industry lifecycle model
6 Lectures 18:56
The four stages of the industry lifecycle model - An introduction

The strategic importance of the industry lifecycle model

The Introduction stage - A new industry is born

The Growth stage - An industry in its expansion phase

The Maturity stage - An industry at its peak

The Decline stage - An obsolete industry

Strategy - The industry lifecycle model
6 questions
Strategy: Porter's Five Forces model - The competitive dynamics in an industry
7 Lectures 25:11
Michael Porter's Five Forces model

The threat of new entrants

The threat of substitute products

The intensity of current competition

The bargaining power of suppliers

The bargaining power of clients

Porter's Five Forces framework applied in practice

The Five Forces model
8 questions
Strategy: Game Theory - Studying the interaction between multiple parties
4 Lectures 08:12
An introduction to Game Theory

Zero-sum games - approaching situations with a win-lose perspective

Non-zero-sum games - considering both cooperation and confrontation

Tobacco companies - a real-life example of Game Theory application

Strategy - Game theory
3 questions
Strategy: Focusing on the inside of a business
2 Lectures 06:40
Focusing on the inside of a business - An Introduction

A company's lifecycle model - what should be done at different stages

Strategy - A company's lifecycle model
2 questions
Strategy: Acquiring a competitive advantage
4 Lectures 11:13
The quest for a competitive advantage - An Introduction

The importance of building a sustainable competitive advantage

The role of resources and capabilities

Acquiring an actual competitive advantage
Strategy: The three main competitive strategies
5 Lectures 17:26
The three main competitive strategies

Cost leadership - sell cheap

Differentiation - be different

Niche (Focus) strategy - find your niche market

The danger of hybrid strategies

Strategy - Acquiring a competitive advantage & the three competitive strategies
10 questions
Strategy: Corporate growth strategies
5 Lectures 15:46
The types of growth opportunities companies pursue

Organic growth - building a solid foundation

Inorganic growth - leveraging M&A transactions

Horizontal integration

Vertical integration

Strategy - Corporate growth strategies
4 questions
Strategy: The SWOT analysis framework
2 Lectures 06:42
An introduction to SWOT analysis

SWOT analysis in practice - Starbucks

Strategy - SWOT analysis
1 question
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365 Careers is a firm specializing in high-end business, financial, data science, and office producitvity training programs. Our growing list of courses includes Excel (Microsoft Excel for Beginner and Advanced users), PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Accounting, Finance 101, Investment Banking, Financial Modeling, Company Valuation, Financial Planning & Analysis, Job Hunting, Strategy, Management, Marketing, Decision Making and Negotiation, and Python trainings. Our goal is to provide to our students the practical instruments they will need in order to perform successfully at their future workplace.