In this simulation you have been named the project leader for an exciting new project. This new project entails the development of a knowledge sharing database for your company, Four Corners Biopharma, Inc. The project will involve establishing processes for storing and sharing knowledge in your multinational corporation and developing the 4CShare software.
Information technologies are letting companies communicate, share, and provide data access to workers, managers, suppliers, and customers in ways that were unthinkable just a few years ago. Three types of information technologies are used by managers and workers inside organizations to access and share information: executive information systems, intranets, and corporate portals. Information technologies like electronic data interchange, extranets, web services, and the internet let companies easily share data with external groups like suppliers and customers.
This course provides an introduction to key topics in accounting and finance for those involved in new ventures. It reviews financial accounting basics, including GAAP Principles and financial statements, and also covers key issues in finance, broadly defined as any financial or monetary activity that involves a company.
The United States government offers a case study in revolution, emerging democracy, global politics, civil rights, capitalism and civics. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of American government and politics focusing on the historical evolution of government and policies, the major institutions, and the major processes. This courses offers students a chance to study the origins, development, structure and function of American government, its predecessors and unique characteristics, projected potential and possible limits. Throughout the course, students will evaluate the various characteristics unique to American government through the critical lens of history and current international developments with a constant eye toward future limitations or promises still to be met.
American History offers one of the most unique and interesting portraits of a successful nation built from the humblest of beginnings. The first of 2 essential parts, American History I explores the evolution of the United States from native American origins and eventual colonial beginnings through to the end of the Civil War and Reconstruction, one of the most significant turning points in American History. Beginning with the conquering efforts of the Spanish, British and French, this course offers students an in-depth look at how the early settlers shaped the nation that exists today.
Building on the foundations explored in American History I, this continuation of the study of American History is another essential piece of general education. American History II takes students through the major political, economic, social and cultural events that took place in the United States after Reconstruction, beginning in 1877, that shape the American landscape even today. Students will see how the United States government and people enveloped the concept of imperialism through Manifest Destiny as well as the global influence that would grow from this initial movement.
This course presents key information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), passed by Congress in 1990. This law has far-reaching implications for almost every business and institution in the United States. This course will help learners understand basic expectations of ADA, and apply these expectations to the workplace.
This course provides an introduction to marketing and marketing planning, and addressing the definition of marketing, the marketing mix (the Four Ps), the strategic importance of marketing, and customer values and satisfaction.
Learn how to use your strengths, optimism, and sense of belonging, power and energy to prevail in service of a purpose in our Balanced Leadership for Women course. Listen to stories told by amazing women leaders and learn from their failures and success. Discover techniques for balancing work and life through centered leadership with tools for connecting, engaging, and energizing yourself and others. This course starts with you and helps you build your path for success.
Companies can create a competitive advantage by using their resources to create a greater value to customers than their competitors can give them; managers play an integral role leading this organizational process. A competitive advantage is built on a company’s resources that are valuable, rare, imperfectly imitable, and nonsubstitutable. For an organization to create a sustainable competitive advantage it needs to have a strategy. This course discusses how a competitive advantage is created, sustained, and changed within an organization.
There are leaders who inspire and motivate employees to reach beyond their wildest expectations. Multiplying Managers are those who get more done with fewer resources, develop and cultivate new talent and ideas and bring the energy necessary to lead to organizational change, growth and the fostering of innovation.
This course covers budgets and how they are used in nonprofit organizational settings. You will gain an understanding of the uses and functions of budgets and the relationship between strategic budgeting and tactical budgeting. You will also learn about the organization-wide budget and different budget systems. The course will continue on to slightly more advanced budgeting topics such as capital budgets, cash flow budgets, and opportunity budgets. You will also learn how nonprofit organizations are using different budgeting techniques to handle operating challenges.