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Business Management - Understanding a Business Environment

42 days
240 USD/full
240 USD/full
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A business is not an isolated entity. It is influenced by numerous internal and external factors. This course will help you to grow your understanding of the complex environment within which companies are managed – both externally and internally.


Explore the internal environment of an organisation by exploring the typical functional areas of business. You will learn about the external environment comprising the micro and macro environment, this includes competitive and customer dynamics and how political and technological developments can shape a business’ strategy.

This 6-week short course also looks at the impact of globalisation on business and how an organisation can best position itself in this complex environment.

Course Outcomes

By the end this course you will be able to:

  • Explain business management and its context.
  • Describe the main trends and challenges associated with business management in a globalised environment.
  • Discuss the purpose of the marketing management function.
  • Discuss the purpose of the Public Relations function.
  • Explain the main challenges in operations management.
  • Explain the main challenges in supply chain management.


Credential Type

This course has been reviewed by the OpenLearning team to ensure quality academic content within the Malaysian and Australian credentialing framework.

An OpenLearning OpenCred is a type of credential that can stand-alone, or interact with a formal qualification. OpenCred courses are market-leading online courses that prepare learners for the future of work.

Programme Structure

  • Week 1: Introduction to Business Management
  • Week 2: Business Management in a Globalised Environment
  • Week 3: Marketing Management and Public Relations Management   
  • Week 4: Operations Management and Supply Chain Management
  • Week 5: Financial Management and Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Week 6: Summative Assessment 


Our course facilitators are expert practitioners in their field. They have been selected for the breadth and depth of experience in their respective disciplines, in addition to their online teaching skills. Our team loves working with learners to help them get the most out of their learning journey.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 42 days
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Self-paced, Semi-structured
  • No Attendance
  • Only feedback on assignments and exams, Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Anyone 18 years of age or older can sign up for our online courses. There are no academic entry requirements or conditions.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    240 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 240 USD for the full programme during 42 days.
  • National

    240 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 240 USD for the full programme during 42 days.


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Business Management - Understanding a Business Environment
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