Short Courses in Business Administration

Business administration deals with the performance or management of business operations in regards to making or implementing major decisions. The business administration discipline focuses on efficient methods on how to organize people and resources to drive activities towards set goals. Business administration combines knowledge and theories of finance/economics, human resource, marketing, information systems, accounting and law.

A Bachelor or Master degree in Business Administration (BBA or MBA) can help students obtain particular abilities, like: learning how to negotiate or approve contracts and agreements, analyse financial statements, make sales reports and analysing performance indicators. Graduates will know how to apply new technologies in the workplace and how to best manage an organisation or business. Problem-solving, theorizing and analytical thinking skills are much needed and favoured by employers in the field. In addition, BBAs encourage students to think about issues such as diversity, ethics, politics and other dynamics that play a role in every work environment. Many colleges, universities and business schools offer different specialisation areas, such as: operations management, human resources management and general management.

Some of the most common career options for graduates from business administration include: office manager, business owner, risk management consultant, financial planner, purchasing agent, research analyst, marketing representative, quality assurance specialist.

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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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University of Cape Town Human Resource (HR) Management Short Course University of Cape Town Human Resource (HR) Management
  • Jul 2017
  • National $ 851
  • International $ 851
  • 70 days

Human Resource (HR) Management is an increasing priority for organisations in the modern business landscape. Effectively attracting, engaging, developing and retaining the right employees is now imperative for the success of any organisation. As such, there are now many exciting career opportunities for those with an up-to-date and practical HR skill set. This course is offered by GetSmarter.

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University of Cape Town Import and Export Management Short Course University of Cape Town Import and Export Management
  • Jul 2017
  • National $ 943
  • International $ 943
  • 70 days

70% of all business failures are as a result of poorly specified project requirements. Which is why, in various industries across South Africa, the demand for astute Business Systems Analysts who can implement efficient, user-friendly systems that both support the strategic objectives of a business, and also meet the end-user’s requirements, is on the rise. The Business Systems Analysis course is offered by GetSmarter.

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Modern Business Technologies Certificate Modern Business Technologies
  • Sep 2016
  • Not specified
  • 5 months

Modern world market provides opportunities for company development in different industries. Modern Business Technologies course is offered by Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU).

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University of Cape Town Graphic Design Short Course University of Cape Town Graphic Design
  • Jul 2017
  • National $ 789
  • International $ 789
  • 70 days

The importance placed on design and visual thinking, as well as design software proficiency, as a skill for success in the 21st century workplace, makes graphic design a universally applicable skill. The Graphic Design course is offered by GetSmarter.

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English for Business Short Course English for Business
  • Jun 2017
  • National € 6,045 per module
  • International € 6,045 per module
  • 42 days

The English for Business course is offered at Yale English Language Institute. Make international connections and learn business communication through case studies and discussions.

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Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Certificate European Business Skills: Doing Business In Europe
  • Jul 2017
  • EEA € 600
  • International € 600
  • 12 days

Europe is the world's largest trade area - richly diverse in cultures and languages. How comfortable are you with such cultural diversity in business? Follow European Business Skills: Doing Business In Europe at Amsterdam UAS Summer School to learn exactly what will and will not work for the many countries of the European Union. And get the chance to meet European leader during an excursion to Brussels.

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How to Become a Start-up in the Creative Industry Short Course How to Become a Start-up in the Creative Industry
  • Any time
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 0
  • 12 days

In this intensive course offered by HKU University of the Arts Utrecht – called How to Become a Start-up in the Creative Industry – you will join forces to form international student start-up teams and work on your own or a team member’s innovative idea.

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The Great Courses

Short Course Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear is your introduction to a vitally important subject in today's data-driven society. In 24 half-hour lectures, you will explore the principles and methods that underlie the study of statistics. You have probably heard such terms as mean, median, percentile, quartile, statistically significant, and bell curve, and you may have a rough idea of what they mean. This course sharpens your understanding of these and scores of other statistical concepts and shows how, properly used, they can extract meaning from data.

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Business Statistics (Advanced Certificate) Certificate Business Statistics (Advanced Certificate)
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 650 per module
  • International £ 650 per module
  • 3 months

Business Statistics (Advanced Certificate) delivered by InterActive will show you how managers perform financial analysis, market research, and audits using the latest statistical applications.

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Fashion Business Short Course Fashion Business
  • Mar 2017
  • Jun 2017
  • Jul 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA £ 350 per module
  • International £ 350 per module
  • 14 days

 By the end of the Fashion Business course from London College of Contemporary Arts , you will have basic understanding of the fashion industry as a whole and the business behind making it one of the most dynamic industries in the world.

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Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility Short Course Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
  • Jun 2017
  • EEA € 3,324 per module
  • International € 3,324 per module
  • Not specified

Provides conceptual tools for the personal and professional development of future business graduates. Explores the responsibilities of managers and those engaged in business from a deontological and consequentialist perspective.

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