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Apr 26th 2017

Learn how to design and optimize the physical, financial, and information flows of a supply chain to enhance business performance. Supply Chains, especially global supply chains, are complex structures that involve several firms crossing multiple time zones and continents. The design of a supply chain is critical to its overall success, and ultimately, the firm’s success.

Average: 5.5 (4 votes)
Apr 12th 2017

This course is for people who know something about data analysis and want to learn how the special capabilities of spatial data analysis provides deeper understanding. You'll get free access to the full analytical capabilities of ArcGIS Online, Esri's cloud-based GIS platform. Previous experience with GIS software is helpful but not necessary.

Average: 8 (3 votes)
Apr 12th 2017

Explore how location analytics can be used in business.

Average: 5 (15 votes)
Apr 5th 2017

In this advanced course, you’ll learn how to develop Java-based apps on SAP HANA Cloud Platform using the newly updated Enterprise Sales & Procurement Model (ESPM) application. With the ESPM app, we’ll demonstrate the end-to-end process for developers to leverage the capabilities of SAP HANA Cloud Platform for Java-based apps.

Average: 8 (2 votes)
Apr 3rd 2017

Understand how big fashion retailers innovate and discover the story behind a favourite piece of your clothing. The course introduces a case study showing how Marks & Spencer has been a key innovator in fashion, introducing new fabrics that make our lives easier and more comfortable.

Average: 5.1 (7 votes)
Apr 3rd 2017

Gain a practical grounding in communication to boost your personal effectiveness, save you time and reduce your stress levels. Faced with a daily deluge of information, we have never had greater need of clear communication skills. This free course offers you a practical grounding in using a range of communication media, which will boost your personal effectiveness, save you time and reduce your stress levels.

Average: 5.2 (6 votes)
Apr 3rd 2017

Learn how to design your activities to engage customers through relationships instead of a one-off sale. When did you last do business with someone you didn’t trust? Or who broke a promise? Building a relationship with your customer involves time, communication and commitment, but the benefits are a sure way to help your business succeed and grow. This free online course introduces the principles of relationship marketing, revealing long-term relationships as the way to unlock value for marketers, customers and other stakeholders.

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Apr 3rd 2017

Interested in starting a business? This course will help you define your vision and discover opportunities to make it happen.

Average: 7.8 (8 votes)
Apr 3rd 2017

With household budgets feeling the pinch this course shows how to bring order to your finances and make good financial decisions. Finance Fundamentals: Financial Planning and Budgeting starts by looking at the current economic backcloth and its impact on household finances. We then move on to explore your attitude to financial management and whether you have bad financial habits and how these should be addressed.

Average: 6.4 (7 votes)
Apr 3rd 2017

Learn how innovation has changed the food industry and the way we shop, and think about the global issue of food waste. This course considers the ways in which the food industry has evolved over the past 70 years and has created the industry of convenience we have today.

Average: 6.3 (7 votes)
Apr 3rd 2017

Learn how to grow a sustainable social enterprise in this free online course from Middlesex University Business School. Is your social enterprise sustainable? Is it scalable? This course helps you evaluate your model and develop a plan to take it to the next level.

Average: 1 (1 vote)
Apr 3rd 2017

Develop a business plan and build a team with one of two courses in the Management and Leadership program.

Average: 6.4 (7 votes)
Apr 3rd 2017

Understand what innovation means and consider the history and developments of innovations that are important in our daily lives. This course is just one of a series about ‘innovation’.

Average: 8.9 (9 votes)
Apr 3rd 2017

Find out how working with people and exploring networks can help you take your business to the next level. This course is the second in a series of six about ‘starting a business’.

Average: 4.7 (11 votes)
Apr 3rd 2017

Understand how business works and performance can be improved so that you can take your business forward and manage growth. A successful business relies on processes and information systems; it is important that an entrepreneur pays close attention to how their business works and how performance can be improved so that they are in a position to take it forward and manage growth.

Average: 3.3 (4 votes)
Apr 3rd 2017

Find out how understanding and targeting your market can help your business stand out from the crowd. To run a successful business you need to understand who your customers are and importantly, how you are going to reach them.

Average: 7.7 (6 votes)
Apr 3rd 2017

Find out how forecasting and managing your finances can lead to a profitable and sustainable business. The management of finances is crucial to a successful business; financial information provides the evidence to support your decisions about a business and helps to justify those decisions when you present them to other people.

Average: 5.8 (5 votes)
Apr 3rd 2017

Learn how to develop a funding strategy for your business; explore different types of finance and learn when, and how, to use them. Every business needs cash to grow and develop. Some businesses are able to find enough cash from their own operations to take advantage of growth opportunities. Others might need to use external sources of finance, like a bank loan. How does a business make robust decisions about borrowing?

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Apr 3rd 2017

Uncover new perspectives on the role and behaviour of your customers. No matter how sophisticated your marketing is, if it doesn’t result in attracting customers, then your business is set to fail. This free online course applies fresh thinking to how marketing and selling activities combine to create customers who keep coming back.

Average: 1 (2 votes)
Apr 3rd 2017

Raising funds in an important when starting a business; find out which source of funding is most suitable for your business idea. A successful business requires funding to get it started. There are many ways to get your business up and running, from the informal such as personal savings and borrowing, borrowing from friends and family, to the more formal avenues like bank loans, raising equity to crowd-funding.

Average: 5.5 (2 votes)

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