Professional Development
College, Australia

business

Balanced Scorecard: Employee & Customer Perspective
Main topics:
Interpretation of employee profit contribution, projection to the employee cash flow, capital budgeting, possible application & interpretation of results, hierarchy of indices of the potential perspective employee.
Product- versus customer-based calculation, activity-based costing, from customer profit contributions to customer cash flow, determining the adequate target rate, field of application for the customer value & interpretation of the results, index hierarchy of customer perspective, combining shareholder value & balanced scorecard

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Basics of Business Models
Main topics:
Networking, innovating & globalising, value configuration, driving out the business model, history of business model concepts, business model typologies, characteristics, service-profit chain, strategic systems auditing framework, strategy maps, intellectual capital statements, Chesbroughs open business model framework, business model canvas, demand & supply of value-creation information, business model & reporting, information needs of investors & analysts, gaining competitive edge, information trigger-points for investors, analysts as infomediaries, analysing business models.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Business Basics
Main topics:

Skills development, IT, creative destruction, continuous & discontinuous change, legal & ethical decisions, brainstorming, divergent thinking, normative decision model, diagnosing performance problems, escalation of commitment, websites, globalisation, location, catalogues, marketing mix, consumers, integrated marketing communication, global markets, social identity theory, observation research, organisation theory, workers & owners, bureaucracy, Maslow's need hierarchy, inertia, management skills, organisational commitment, job satisfaction, Parkinson's law, stress, conflict, business start-up options, compound interest, debt financing, modelling, statistics, probability & decision making, levels of data, regression analysis, SWOT, luxury vs necessity, USP
Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Business & Business Planning
Main topics:
Basic concepts, the business, entrepreneurship, macro & micro economics, accounting & fin management, marketing, HRM, legal environment, banking & securities, BIS, determine the potential for profits, determine market viability, getting financing, building leadership skills, 4Ps of marketing, management theory, daily activities of a manager, accounting basics, how to use statements, P&L statement, balance sheet, budgeting, payroll & employment taxes, federal issues, cost volume-profit analysis, breakeven, flexible budget, liquidity ratios, leverage ratio, profitability ratios, turnover ratio, overall analysis.

Fees: $350
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Business Cycles and Financial Crisis
Main topics:

Nature of business cycle, business cycle theory, financial instability hypothesis, theory of dynamic economic development.
Fees: $300
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Business Ethics
Main topics:
Network-based business models, barriers & challenges, value creation process, value creation map, building process, value creation maps & indicators, strategic innovation, business model innovation, information documents as a way to present business models, sustainability, globalising high-tech business models, business model uncertainty, implications.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Business Management
Main topics:
Leaders & managers, financial management, microeconomics, macroeconomics, marketing & international business, logistics management, procurement, legal issues.

Fees: $600
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Business Models
Main topics:
Business models, the framework, communicating & reporting on business model, investor perspective, analysing business models.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Business Model Design
Main topics:
Basic question of ethics, reasons for studying ethics, ethics in the ethos, ethics in morality, goals of ethical study, system classification, descriptive/ normative/meta ethics, graphical depiction, applied ethics, anthropoloigcal orientation, values in business ethics, freedom, justice, responsibility, trust, progress, prosperity, sustainability, rationality

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Conducting Internal Audits
Main topics:
Conduct pre-audit meeting, objectives & scope, information gathering, interviews, review audit team findings, contingency actions, exit meeting, reviews

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Contributing to Organisational Development
Main topics:
Analysing strategic plans, consultation, determining roles in the development process, analysing data on business problems, determining objectives & strategies, change management techniques, develop communication/education plans, team development, conflict management, undertake interventions, undertake surveys to identify loss of support, role of senior management, evaluation of development plans.

Fees: $350
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Corporate Governance and International Business
Main topics:
Corporate governance, governance systems & social responsibility, development of codes of governance & international comparisons, developing a framework, company management, principles of governance, good governance & corporate behaviour, principles, sustainability, social contract, stakeholdings, classification of stakeholders, Brundtland report, sustainability & the cost of capital, ISO 26000, defining ethics, ethical philosophies, corruption, culture, Gaia theory, corporate reputation, attitude to risk, managing risk, the strategies, risk probability profiles, typology of risk, capital asset pricing model, role of audit, agency theory, rating agencies, role of NGOs, inflation and NGOs, types of NFPs, motivation, available resources, structure of a charity, globalisation, concept of global governance, global perspectives.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Corporate Social Responsibility
Main topics:
Defining CSR, principles of CSR, social dimensions of CSR, stakeholders & social contract, issues concerning sustainability, ethics/ CSR and corporate behaviour, social context, social business, performance evaluation & performance reporting, globalisation & CSR, CSR in NFP, CSR & strategy, corporate social responsibility & leadership.

Fees: $400
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Corporate Trust and Integrity
Main topics:
Business legal background, management revolution, environmental context, economic theory of business, financial context, evolution of economic analysis< FNEBS impacts, evolutionary stages, evolution & ethical rules, evolution of culture & pyschological contract, industry evolution & competition, business ethics approach, normative ethical theories, application to business, ethical performance, trust & business integrity, enlightened self-interest, collaborations & teams, moral development, business strategy, business objectives, strategic health & performance, objectives & responsibilities , satisfying stakeholders, business integrity, transcultural integrity, levels of integrity, culture of openness, coporate governance, internal codes of ethical practice, making integrity explicit, alternative economic systems including welfare economics, social balance, behavioural economics.

Fees: $350
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Corporate Valuation and Takeover
Main topics:
Traditional finance theory, stock market volatility, how to value a share, role of dividend policy, dividend irrelevancy, ow to read stock exchange listings, investment strategies, stock exchange valuation, managerial motivation & corporate takeover, acquisition pricing & accounting data, acquisition pricing-profitability/ dividend policy & cash flow, takeover activity/ investor behaviour & stock market data.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Derivative Markets
Main topics:
The financial system, derivative markets - forwards, derivative markets - futures, derivative markets - swaps, derivative markets - options, other derivatices.

Fees: $400
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Develop & Implement Business Plan
Main topics:
Review and evaluate pre-existing strategic/ business & operational plans, analyse & interpret business vision/ mission/ values & objectives, consultation, review market requirements, develop performance objectives & measures, identify financial/ human and physical resource requirements, write business plan, test performance measurement systems, reporting, reviews.

Fees: $350
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Developing a Learning Organisation
Main topics:
Learning opportunities, learning needs of individuals, performance management plans, diversity of needs, facilitating & promoting learning, developing workplace learning procedures, recognition, monitoring, competency.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Establish a franchise operation
Main topics:
Undertake research, analyse existing business or planned concept, undertake market research, complete business plan, complete marketing plan, determine financial viability, secure financial backing, complete documentation, define & document the roles & responsibilities, develop and document policies & procedures, determine & document resources, develop & document recruitment/ support & monitoring processes, undertake marketing, identify & formalise agreements, support, coordinate & monitor franchise operation, develop & implement a process to review the start-up of a franchise operation, evaluate practices, implement identified improvements.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Identify Compliance Requirements
Main topics:
Identify & review the relevant range of operations, conduct an analysis of the operations, identify the functions/ products & services, develop & document work activity plans, obtain approvals, review information collected, organise & store gathered information, review & interpret collected information, discuss & clarify ambiguities, identify & analyse relevant compliance requirements, organise & document outcomes, reporting.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Initiate a Quality Audit
Main topics:
Determine and discuss audit objectives and scope, identify relevant standards, determine scope commensurate with identified risks, consultation, outline the processes, identify resources, select audit team members on the basis of relevant expertise, assign roles and responsibilities, develop the audit plan, develop audit priorities, discuss and clarify audit methods and techniques, resolve arising problems, prepare agenda for entry meeting.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Innovation and Small Business
Main topics:
Invention/ innovation & small business, R&D and the small firm, technology diffusion, clusters & knowledge flows, higher education spin-offs, global start-ups & business development, innovation performance indicators, innovative & sustainable solutions in Agri Food, assessing R&D in health sector, sustainable energy through R&D, innovation/ technology & small construction enterprises, multimedia knowledge management systems.

Fees: $400
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Innovation in the Workplace (IWE)
Main topics:
Interpret the need for innovation, work practices & procedures, supporting the innovation, promote innovation, create physical environment that supports innovation, provide information & learning opportunities.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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International Business & Global Strategy
Main topics:
Foundations of international business, international business & globalisation, international business & trade, international business & investment, firms & international business, governments & international business, institutions & international business, world trade system, foreign exchange system, foundations of global strategy, regional and global strategy, global strategy frameworks, foreign market entry, industry & competition, resources & capabilities, institutions & ethics, organisation & structure, knowledge & innovation, alliances and collaboration

Fees: $350
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Lead a Quality Audit
Main topics:
Organise entry meeting, prepare agenda for audit, confirm objectives/ scope/ schedules & logistical arrangements, identify sources of information, interview appropriate persons, gather information & sample documentation, supervise audit team activities, instigate contingency actions, make preparations for exit meeting, reporting, feedback, support audit team members

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Managing Innovation & Continuous Improvement
Main topics:
Performance monitoring & evaluation, analysing supply chains & other systems, identifying assessment tools & techniques, performance reporting, analysing trends & opportunities, briefings, foster creative environment, embracing failures, risk management, cost-benefit analysis, innovation approvals, promoting continuous improvement, impact of change, consequences for people, implementing transition plans, contingency planning, evaluating continuous improvement, communicating costs & benefits.

Fees: $350
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Manage a franchise operation
Main topics:
Determine obligations of both parties, develop procedures for ensuring compliance, develop & communicate reporting requirements, identify instances of non-compliance, monitor reports, identify potential disputes, resolve disputes, use monitoring of franchises to inform review process, identify improvements, make recommendations.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Organisations
Main topics:
Types of organisations, ownership of organisations, environment, structure of organisations, styles of organisations, departments.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Organisations and Social Responsibility
Main topics:
Social responsibility, environmental responsibility & sustainability, responsible investing, philanthropy & community service, social responsibility & human rights, indigenous people, reporting & transparency.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Organisations and Sustainability
Main topics:
Financial sustainability, planning, goals, globalisation, workers & succession planning, customer satisfaction & service, quality products & services, innovation & change.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Organisational Theory
Main topics:
Requirements of future organisations, Levels & perspectives, the connecting thread, outline of organisational theories, task performance & structure, the pitfalls, motivations, adjustments to the external environment, management, continuum of leadership behaviour, value-based leadership, lean management.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Report on a Quality Audit
Main topics:
Compare results of the audit evaluation, analyse audit results, produce audit report, determine and initiate any corrective action required, provide suggestions for improvements where applicable, obtain agreement on timelines, investigate possible improvements in audit methods, economy and efficiency.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Risk Assessment and Control
Main topics:
The business environment, risks, identifying risks, contingencies, analysis & evaluation, risk assessment & control, treatment, controls, auditing, collecting performance data, documentation, workers competencies.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Role of Leadership, Financial Management & Economics in Business Management
Main topics:
Management and leadership, management of cash, credit and working capital, financial ratios & investment analysis, supply & demand, theory of production, market structures & competition, economic growth & economic development, population & unemployment, labour market, international trade, national & international competitiveness, consumption & investment, banking & financial system, public finance & fiscal policy, foreign aid.

Fees: $400
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Role of Marketing, Logistics, Procurement & Law in Business Management
Main topics:
Marketing environment, marketing mix, consumer behaviour, market segmentation, branding, services management, relationship marketing, industrial marketing, international marketing, logistics management, reverse logistics, international logistics, procurement & disposal management, outsourcing, eProcurement, project procurement, law of contract, agency & bailment, intellectual property rights, insurance.

Fees: $400
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Social Responsibilities in Corporate Sector
Main topics:
Sociology for the strategic manager, business & people, behavioural economics, nudge theory & ethics, critical reflection & critical theory, political dimensions & ideology, neo-liberalism, psychological persuasions, social contract theory, new capitalism, management & ideology, CSR, business ethics & social responsibility, social objectives & business strategic management, social enterprise, business & society, corporate social irresponsibility, communitarianism & CSR, concept of social business, social control of business.

Fees: $350
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Starting a Micro Business (SMBS)
Main topics:
Micro business & feasibility, market trends/ size & segmentation, risks, characteristics & skills required, business plan, finances & resources, compliance.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Sustainable Development: The Basics
Main topics:
Economic aspect, social aspect, the environment, good governance, integration.

Fees: $250
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Technology-Based Enterpreneurship
Main topics:
Technology transfer policy, technology-based firms & diffusion of innovations, technology clusters, university technology small firms, university business collaboration, university business partnerships & models of technology transfer offices.

Fees: $275
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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Understanding Organisations
Main topics:
Formal & informal organisations, private & public sectors, primary activities, task organisations, nature of managerial work, organisational structure, corporate culture, schools of thought, managing behaviour, motivational theories, effective leadership, managing groups & teams, recognising stress, the organisational cost of stress, causes of stress, symptoms, remedies of stress, role of the manager, recruitment & selection, thinking performer, STEEPLE, performance management, absence management, return to work interview, sickness absence, staff turnover, performance appraisal, EAPs, disciplinary procedures, outcomes, equality & diversity, legal obligations, personal management competencies, new technologies in the workplace, change management.

Fees: $350
Study Mode: Self paced/ Online
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