Short Courses in Business & Management

Business and management includes all the disciplines that deal with the organisation and coordination of enterprises that deal with products and services traded for profit. Business and management activities aim at accomplishing specific organisational goals, increasing the capital of the company and its overall efficiency.

Business and management involves many economic activities such as accounting, agribusiness and auditing. It also comprises all the managerial areas that fall under the business administration field such as commerce, marketing, logistics and supply chain management, public administration, or human resource management.

Business colleges and schools typically offer highly specialised study programmes in business and management. Examples include internationally recognised degrees such as Master in Business Administration (MBA) or Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), which usually require some work experience. Other courses include Masters in Management (MiM) and a wide range of specialisations in retail management, business intelligence and analytics, corporate communication, taxation or technology management.

Programmes focus on theoretical knowledge, but also on real-case examples, seminar debates and the development of practical skills. Graduates acquire an in-depth understanding of business challenges and issues, learn to use effective leadership methods and to apply economic principles in various work settings.

Graduates in one of the business and management disciplines may pursue careers as entrepreneurs, forensic accountants, project managers, bankers, international business specialists, and more.

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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

Bifrost University

Short Course Creative Leadership in the 21st century
  • Jul 2017
  • EEA € 2,250 per module
  • International € 2,250 per module
  • 15 days

The Summer School is located in the nature paradise of Bifröst Village in West Iceland, right between a volcano and a glacier. Students are accommodated in comfortable single and double rooms at the program´s beautiful campus on the shore of Lake Hreðarvatn.

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People Management Skills for Engineers and Technicians Certificate People Management Skills for Engineers and Technicians
  • Any time
  • National $ 299 per module
  • International $ 299 per module
  • Not specified

People Management Skills for Engineers and Technicians is a dynamic and practical program offered by IDC Technologies aimed at energising managers into radically improving their skills and the performance of their teams. This live, Online course uses highly interactive exercises, and case studies in a way that challenges professional managers to explore new strategies and develop new skills to solve typical management problems.

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Risk Management and Security Short Course Risk Management and Security
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 800 per module
  • International € 800 per module
  • 9 months

Risk management is intricately related to other fields such as safety, security, decision making, governance, communication and this is naturally reflected in the Risk Management and Security subjects at University of Twente (UT) Summer School.

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Business Administration Certificate Business Administration
  • Aug 2016
  • Not specified
  • 8 months

Become a leader in today’s business world with the Post-Graduate Certificate in Business Administration offered at York University School of Continuing Studies.

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Architecting for Business Value Short Course Architecting for Business Value
  • May 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 2,750
  • International € 2,750
  • Not specified

The course addresses the fundamental aspects of architecting of complex high-tech systems. Such systems combine a wide variety of technologies, such as software, electronics, mechanics and optics. By the end of the course participants will have a basic understanding of the fundamentals of system architecting, and a working knowledge of how to reason about system architectures from a marketing, business and R&D point of view.

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Options in Management Short Course Options in Management
  • Jun 2017
  • Jul 2017
  • Not specified
  • Not specified

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in Management, such as "Real Estate Finance and Investment Fundamentals" and "Managing Yourself and Others" and "Strategic Management".

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Crisis Management Short Course Crisis Management
  • Any time
  • EEA € 1,600
  • International € 1,600
  • 4 months

The efforts made by humankind to live in peace give us insight to accomplish real results, eliminate war, transform conflicts and manage them positively. This master course in Conflictology with a specialization in Crisis management from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) draws from this insight, systematises knowledge and presents it in an advanced and efficient educational manner.

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Advanced Project Management Certificate Advanced Project Management
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 750
  • International € 750
  • 112 days

The educational programme “Advanced Project Management – Professional Education” from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens provides a comprehensive body of knowledge on the state of art for Project management and Project-oriented Organizations.

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Marketing in a Global Environment Short Course Marketing in a Global Environment
  • Jun 2017
  • EEA € 3,324 per module
  • International € 3,324 per module
  • Not specified

Introduces marketing concepts and their use in contemporary management. Considers how individuals and firms process information to make decisions, and how firms determine and meet customer demands and needs. Through lectures, discussions, case studies, and written analyses, the course examines the marketing function from a strategic and functional point of view. Considers marketing in the US and in an international context.

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The Great Courses

Short Course Thinking Like an Economist: a Guide to Rational Decision Making
  • Any time
  • National $ 34 per module
  • International $ 34 per module
  • Not specified

In the 12 fast-moving and crystal-clear lectures of Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making, award-winning Professor Randall Bartlett of Smith College presents some of the fundamental principles and concepts that shape the lenses through which economists view the world. He then shows you how to use these simple analytical tools to understand what you see through those lenses.

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The Great Courses

Short Course The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal
  • Any time
  • National $ 69 per module
  • International $ 69 per module
  • Not specified

The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal is exactly that course, taught by an expert negotiator, mediator, business school teacher, and former corporate attorney: Seth Freeman, an adjunct professor at New York University Stern School of Business and at Columbia University. In 24 engaging and practical lectures, Professor Freeman teaches you how to approach all phases of a negotiation and deal with a wide range of problems. You’ll learn how to negotiate effectively in both competitive and collaborative situations, always being “hard on the problem and soft on the person”—which is the key to achieving a mutually beneficial outcome.

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