From an intensive immersion into business fundamentals to a deep dive into your own communication and collaboration skills—get all the basics covered that will set you on your path to becoming an effective business professional.

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Core Course

Program Immersion

Begin your program with an immersion experience. This is where you’ll first practice essential business skills to prepare for the program and assess your readiness on commonly used concepts and tools for industry and career preparation. You’ll begin to develop communication and teamwork skills, reflect on your personal journey, and build a strong foundation for your ongoing success.

Key Topics & Skills

  • Business, Finance & Communication Fundamentals

  • Academic & Program-Specific Skills, Tools & Essentials

  • Career, Professional & Personal Development

Core Course

Teamwork & Collaboration

In modern organisations most of the work is done in teams and so the ability to work with others is fundamental in business. The Teamwork & Collaboration course will lay the foundations for effective teamwork by understanding yourself – your behavioural style and mindset. The course will then focus on how to collaborate with others in a variety of contexts. You will develop a broad repertoire of tools to collaborate and negotiate across cultural and generational boundaries in a range of situations.

Key Topics & Skills

  • Personal Development

  • Giving and Receiving Feedback

  • Collaboration

  • Diversity

  • Negotiation

Core Course

Analyzing Business Processes

Organizations can be conceptualized as a series of interlinked business processes. This course will explore designing, assessing, and improving business processes in product and service organizations.

Key topics & skills

  • Delivering Value Through Operations Management

  • Value Chain Analysis

  • Process Analysis

  • Process Improvement

  • Improving Supply Chains

Core Course

Business Insights Through Data

Successful businesses compare past business performance with newly acquired information to visualize industry trends and make decisions. Using data analysis helps companies predict industry and market trends and adapt accordingly. This course will help students understand and apply different business metrics and use quantitative and qualitative analyses to provide specific recommendations to their businesses and clients.

Key topics & skills

  • Data & Decisions

  • Describing Categorical & Numerical Data

  • Association Between Variables

  • Normal Probability Models

  • Samples & Confidence Intervals

  • Regression Models

Core Course

Design Thinking for Innovation

The business environment is transforming from one of scale, predictability, and rigidity to one of speed, agility, and fluidity. And so business management approaches need to change accordingly. Some of the most successful companies have integrated design thinking into a culture where creativity and drive are transformed into implementation and delivery. You’ll apply holistic design thinking methodology to 21st century business challenges.

Key topics & skills

  • Market Research & Understanding the Customer Need

  • Mapping the Customer Journey

  • Design Thinking Methodology

  • Ideation & Testing of New Products

  • Product Positioning in the Market

Core Course

Financial Statement Analysis

As a business professional, you'll need to be able to interpret and analyze financial reports, access capital to grow businesses, and navigate financial markets and institutions. Gain the basic financial acumen that will enable you to carry out financial analysis and management of a company.

Key topics & skills

  • Accounting Processes & Financial Statement Principles

  • Financial Reporting, Global Accounting Standards & Regulatory Reporting Requirements

  • Financial Analysis Using Ratios & Trend Analysis

  • Decisions Based on Relevant Cost Concepts, Cost Behavior & Product Costing

  • Operating Budgets & Capital Investments

Business Challenge

Business Challenge: New Market Analysis 

Put all your newly acquired knowledge and skills directly into practice at the end of each block through a practical and relevant business challenge. Teams will draw on the content and themes of previous courses in each block to complete challenges involving simulations, executive pitch presentations, innovation hackathons, real company challenges, designing new business models, etc.

Key Topics & Skills

  • Cross Functional Strategic Decision Making, Planning & Coordination

  • Analyzing Real & Simulated Business Cases

  • Team Leadership & Dynamics

Courses and challenges subject to change

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