Online Course in Business Studies in United Kingdom

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Business Studies

Courses are individual units of study that can be taken singly or as a series of classes concentrated in a specific area of study. Individual classes can vary in length, cost, and number of sessions per week.

Business studies is an academic program that is designed for students wanting to learn more about how businesses are run. Courses may include more general topics or more specific ones to help prepare students for a particular career.

Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.

Online Course in Business Studies in United Kingdom

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ACCA Online

London School of Business and Finance (LSBF)
Online Full time Part time 6 - 30 months June 2017 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

Study your whole ACCA qualification online with LSBF - powered by InterActive. You can choose from Live Online Classes - including tuition and revision, or study in the standard way with HD video recorded lectures. [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. ACCA Online Study your whole ACCA qualification online with LSBF - powered by InterActive. You can choose from Live Online Classes - including tuition and revision, or study in the standard way with HD video recorded lectures. You will benefit from award-winning tutors and study materials trusted by PwC, KMPG and Deloitte. Course Requirements Standard entry: Minimum requirements are 2 A Levels and 3 GCSEs or equivalent in five separate subjects, including English and Mathematics. Access to ACCA via FIA or AAT qualification: No other academic qualifications required. Gain exemptions from ACCA papers F1 – F3. Graduate entry: Degree holders from ACCA-accredited institutions may be exempt from up to 9 exams. Other relevant degrees may also qualify you for exemptions. English language proficiency: IELTS 5.5 overall and each component or equivalent. Duration 6 - 30 months per course/selection of exams [-]

Course in Bookkeeping

International Career Institute
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

Employment opportunities are plenty for people with bookkeeping skills. If you have a penchant for keeping things organised and can crunch numbers fairly, ICI can help you become qualified to grab those opportunities. [+]

Employment opportunities are plenty for people with bookkeeping skills. If you have a penchant for keeping things organised and can crunch numbers fairly, ICI can help you become qualified to grab those opportunities. Our bookkeeping program is designed by carefully considering government and bookkeeping industry standards. It is developed with professional bookkeepers and taught in a practical and easy to understand approach. Course Outline The course trains you vital bookkeeping tasks such as: Preparing financial statements Maintaining asset and inventory records Developing and implementing policies and practices relevant to bookkeeping activities Establishing and maintaining a cash accounting system Establishing and maintaining an accrual accounting system Carrying out business activity and instalment activity statement tasks Communicating in the workplace Using technology in the workplace Applying principle of professional practice to work in the financial services industry Introduction to bookkeeping and bookkeeping principles Career Prospects Bookkeepers can look forward to a bright future as they are in demand in every business and industry. They also enjoy flexibility in employment as they have the option to be a professional contract bookkeeper or a permanent paid bookkeeper under these circumstances: Employed by a tax agent or public accountant Employed by a bookkeeping company or franchise Employed by an enterprise Self-employed with own bookkeeping business The law requires businesses of any scale to ‘keep books’ of their financial transactions. Hence, qualified bookkeepers will not run out of opportunities to earn. Aside from becoming bookkeepers, our graduates can apply as collections officers, accounts assistants, and payroll... [-]

Course in Real Estate

International Career Institute
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

A career in the real estate industry is known for being highly lucrative but intensely challenging. Without solid training and insider tips, you may not even get your foot in the door. [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. A career in the real estate industry is known for being highly lucrative but intensely challenging. Without solid training and insider tips, you may not even get your foot in the door. This is why you need to take ICI’s real estate program. Our course is guided by TAFE and set with real estate industry standards to give you the best background when establishing a career in real estate. Course Outline Students assume the position of an employee at the Virtual Realty agency. Real-life scenarios are presented and students will interact with the staff and clients of Virtual Realty as they go through the course activities. The course is divided into four segments: Property sales Property management Agency services Business practices There is also an elective unit in State Registration to Practice. Career Prospects This career route is perfect for people who view competition as a challenge rather than a hindrance. If you are one of these individuals and you have exceptional communication and people skills, then you won’t regret a career in the real estate industry. Real estate agents are expected to be knowledgeable in buying and selling as well as assess, manage, or lease properties. They are a great asset to their clients and act on these tasks on their behalf. Real estate industry beams with many tricks and secrets so you need to be cautious when selecting a course. [-]

Maritime Shipping Sales Courses

ShippingCollege
Online Full time Part time 2 - 5 months Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

These courses will cover shipping and sales to prepare a sales executive in this industry. The diploma is also suitable for sales representatives wanting to join the Shipping Industry. [+]

Maritime Shipping Sales Courses We are a global college therefore all our courses are online courses. Maritime Shipping Sales Courses Pilot Certificate Courses These courses will cover shipping and sales to prepare a sales executive in this industry. Complete all 8 Pilot Certificates and you may write your Maritime Shipping Sales Diploma. You may either complete your Diploma as a single course (at a lower cost) or complete the Pilot Certificate courses individually to accumulate all your credits to attain your Diploma over a longer period. If you intend to obtain your Diploma we recommend you attempt the Pilot Certificate courses in the order they are listed below. Course Requirements English language, all courses are written in English as this is the primary language of global business. Computer, internet connection and printer (should you wish to print the course). A valid e-mail address. Time set aside to study as per the course requirements Course structure 2 weeks part time or 4 days full time. A soft copy of your full course module in a PDF format will be available on the e-campus for you to download. You will then be able to print a hard copy for study purposes if you choose. Final mark = 100% Pass mark = 65% Learner support Personal e-Tutor - You will be nominated a personal e-Tutor, all communication with your e-Tutor will be done via email. You may contact your e-Tutor at any time regarding your course. Student Forum - A student forum is... [-]

Course in The Digital Economy: Selling Through Customer Insight

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

No matter how sophisticated your marketing is, if it doesn’t result in attracting customers, then your business is set to fail. This free online course applies fresh thinking to how marketing and selling activities combine to create customers who keep coming back. [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. No matter how sophisticated your marketing is, if it doesn’t result in attracting customers, then your business is set to fail. This free online course applies fresh thinking to how marketing and selling activities combine to create customers who keep coming back. Build a holistic view of your customers Perspectives on the role and behaviour of customers are changing, with marketers drawing on increasingly powerful information systems to build a holistic view of consumers. In this course, you will develop an understanding of how customer relationship management breeds business development success and will critically evaluate accepted wisdom on how marketing influences customers. You will also learn how selling has transitioned from being a ‘foot in the door’ to having a ‘finger on the pulse’, using insight-driven approaches to win those all-important sales. Thrive in the digital economy The Digital Economy: Selling Through Customer Insight is one of four courses from The Open University about the digital economy, designed to help experienced managers get to grips with today’s technology-enabled business environment. The course has been developed by The Open University Business School – a pioneering institution that is triple accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. Holders of FutureLearn Certificates of Achievement for all four Digital Economy courses can earn 15 UK credits towards The Open University Business School’s flexible MBA by passing a linked Open University assessment module (requiring separate OU registration and fee). What topics will you cover? How technologies such as... [-]

Course in The Digital Economy: Finance for Business Growth

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

Every business needs cash to grow and develop. Some businesses are able to find enough cash from their own operations to take advantage of growth opportunities. Others might need to use external sources of finance, like a bank loan. How does a business make robust decisions about borrowing? [+]

Every business needs cash to grow and develop. Some businesses are able to find enough cash from their own operations to take advantage of growth opportunities. Others might need to use external sources of finance, like a bank loan. How does a business make robust decisions about borrowing? Evaluate how to fund your business investment Whether you are managing a micro business, a small- or medium-sized company, or a large corporation, this free online course will guide you through the finance options to help you evaluate what type of funding is suitable for your business investment and how to develop a funding strategy to make the right decision about the type of borrowing for your business. You will consider the role of traditional and alternative finance options and learn to use financial statements to asses the financial health of a business. You will also learn to use cash flow forecasts to help you make decisions about managing a business’ finances. Throughout the course, there are interviews with business experts and business managers, who will show you how to make successful financing decisions. Thrive in the digital economy The Digital Economy: Finance For Business Growth is one of four courses from The Open University about the digital economy, designed to help experienced managers get to grips with today’s technology-enabled business environment. The course has been developed by The Open University Business School – a pioneering institution that is triple accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. Holders of FutureLearn Certificates of Achievement... [-]

Course in Social Enterprise: Growing a Sustainable Business

FutureLearn
Online Part time 3 weeks April 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

This course is a must for anyone who wants to understand how to scale and sustain a social enterprise. You will learn how to evaluate and diagnose your current business model, identify your challenges, and develop strategies to grow your social enterprise, and evaluate its impact. [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. Is your social enterprise sustainable? Is it scalable? This course helps you evaluate your model and develop a plan to take it to the next level. Where could this course take me? This course is a must for anyone who wants to understand how to scale and sustain a social enterprise. You will learn how to evaluate and diagnose your current business model, identify your challenges, and develop strategies to grow your social enterprise, and evaluate its impact. What and how will I learn? Social Enterprise: Growing a Sustainable Business includes a mix of theory, practical information, and case studies from around the world. You will learn how to map your stakeholders, consider partnership opportunities, and manage change. You will also consider different marketing and communications strategies, how to find talent, and different sources of funding and investment. By the end of the course, you will be prepared to take your social enterprise to the next level. Learn more with the Social Enterprise program This course is one of three in the Social Enterprise program prepared by Middlesex University Business School, in collaboration with researchers at the Jindal Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship and the social enterprise Living in Minca, and with funding by the British Council. The program will enable you to understand what it takes to launch and run a sustainable social enterprise. When you complete all three courses and buy a Certificate of Achievement for each, you will... [-]

Course in Challenging Wealth and Income Inequality

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks October 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

From religious leaders to heads of state, everyone is talking about economic inequality. What form can such inequality take in different countries? What impact does it have on society? And why should it matter to you? [+]

From religious leaders to heads of state, everyone is talking about economic inequality. What form can such inequality take in different countries? What impact does it have on society? And why should it matter to you? Has the baby boomer generation had it all? This free online course will explore the growing concerns surrounding rising inequality in income and wealth in developed countries. You’ll scrutinise claims that the baby boomer generation has had it all, in terms of pension deals and affordable houses, while social and political changes have left younger generations struggling to find security for their accommodation and retirement income. You’ll examine the causes and implications of growing economic inequalities and what can be done about them, by individuals, communities and governments. Can we create a fair deal for everyone? This four-week course is extremely timely: everyday a news report mentions the growing gap between rich and poor. In many countries, politicians and social movements are arguing about austerity policies and the future of the welfare state and public services, and how to come out of the crisis with a fair deal for everyone. You’ll explore many different alternatives to achieve a more equal world for generations to come. Your course guides are Dr Jerome De Henau, Senior Lecturer in Economics at The Open University, and Jonquil Lowe, Lecturer in Personal Finance at The Open University. What topics will you cover? What is meant by ‘inequality’ and how it is measured. Comparisons of inequality across countries, different groups... [-]

Course in Business Futures: Sustainable Business Through Green HR

FutureLearn
Online Part time 3 weeks April 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Get an introduction to how HR, specifically Green HR, can help create a business that’s environmentally friendly. [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. Sustainability is an embedded practice in many businesses. It recognises the long term benefits of acknowledging the social and environmental impacts of production and consumption. While governments encourage responsible social and environmental action, implementation is often left to individual organisations and many of these are under pressure from shareholders driven by a profit-centred return on investment (ROI) model. And so, environmental and sustainable practices often become a HR matter - it’s people that must make the difference. This course will explore what constitutes sustainability from both ecological and business perspectives. We will investigate the emergence of sustainable approaches to human resources, known as ‘Green HR’, and identify various types of sustainability models. Examine Green HR in the fashion industry We will take you on a journey through the fashion industry where we’ll explore the essential features of Green HR, including the value placed on human capital and the necessary balancing of sustainable values and business viability. Make sustainable business work in practice Operating a sustainable business is a balancing act. We will examine how sustainability and Green HR can work in practice by examining: How to change mindsets to balance self-interest and social responsibility How to identify and overcome barriers to sustainable business The drivers of change towards a sustainable approach How to implement a multi-stage approach to sustainability The role of Green HR in developing, implementing and maintaining sustainable shared values and initiatives. Throughout the course we identify the internal and... [-]

Course in Business Fundamentals: Effective Communication

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

Faced with a daily deluge of information, we have never had greater need of clear communication skills. This free course offers you a practical grounding in using a range of communication media, which will boost your personal effectiveness, save you time and reduce your stress levels. [+]

Faced with a daily deluge of information, we have never had greater need of clear communication skills. This free course offers you a practical grounding in using a range of communication media, which will boost your personal effectiveness, save you time and reduce your stress levels. Improve your written and verbal communication skills You will discover the principles of writing influential documents for work such as reports and proposals. As you learn simple frameworks for emails and meetings you’ll immediately put them into practice and increase your productivity. You will find new confidence in your ability to make convincing presentations and conduct productive meetings – whether virtual or face to face. You will develop communication approaches that are sensitive to cultural and personal difference and are tailored to the occasion, whether online, in print or face to face. Develop fundamental business and finance skills This course has been developed by The Open University Business School – a pioneering institution that is triple accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. It is one of eight from The Open University, designed to help you gain fundamental business and financial skills, including communication, networking, relationship building, project management, personal financial planning and management, investment and financial services. You can complete this course as part of one of these two programs: Business Fundamentals: four courses, which will boost your employability and effectiveness at work, and enable you to earn a FutureLearn Award. Business and Finance Fundamentals: eight courses; holders of FutureLearn Certificates of Achievement for... [-]

Course in Business Fundamentals: Customer Engagement

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

When did you last do business with someone you didn’t trust? Or who broke a promise? Building a relationship with your customer involves time, communication and commitment, but the benefits are a sure way to help your business succeed and grow. [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. When did you last do business with someone you didn’t trust? Or who broke a promise? Building a relationship with your customer involves time, communication and commitment, but the benefits are a sure way to help your business succeed and grow. This free online course introduces the principles of relationship marketing, revealing long-term relationships as the way to unlock value for marketers, customers and other stakeholders. Even if you have never considered marketing to be relevant to you personally, the ideas shared in this course will reveal how you can benefit from it – at work or elsewhere. Discover how to engage customers through relationships You will explore how organisations choose the right customers to engage with, how they sustain such engagement, and how and why they disengage. As well as analysing how organisations implement relationship marketing, the course will encourage you to apply its ideas to your own role even if you have little or no direct contact with customers. You’ll also be able to use these principles with potential employers. Relationship marketing isn’t restricted just to business-to-consumer transactions. Whether you are in the public sector, the military or even a technology start-up, you’ll find out how ideas developed in the context of customers are equally applicable to the relationships organisations have with stakeholders, such as investors, and other departments in a large organisation. Discover how to engage customers through relationships You will explore how organisations choose the right customers to... [-]

Course in Online Business: Planning for Success

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks February 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

This free online course focuses on the planning phase of starting a small online business and will introduce what you need to do for clarity and action. [+]

This free online course focuses on the planning phase of starting a small online business and will introduce what you need to do for clarity and action. Understand online business and e-commerce With so many ways to operate online, it is important that you understand what your business is and where it fits in. We’ll take you through the differences between various forms of online business models, to help you decide the best direction. We will help you develop a business plan or business model canvas to focus your thinking on the best opportunities for your online business. You will understand how to use primary and secondary research to identify your most valuable customer. By the end of the course, you will be ready to: refine your idea; identify your positioning; develop your pitch; create a business plan; and prepare for implementation Get expert online business advice This course is one of four in the Online Business Success program from RMIT University. On every course, you will be guided by academics from the College of Business and the Business Enterprise Unit. Plus you’ll hear from successful online entrepreneurs about how they planned their online business. What topics will you cover? The many different forms of e-commerce and online small business The qualities that an online entrepreneur need to possess to operate specifically in an online environment Customer profiling techniques and how creating a customer persona can identify potential customers The types of business planning tools available to use for business... [-]

Course in Commercialization of Social Enterprises: Stemming the Tide of Mission Drift

FutureLearn
Online Part time 5 weeks February 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Many social enterprises are becoming more commercial, adopting the techniques, funding or governance more usually associated with for-profit ventures. [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. Many social enterprises are becoming more commercial, adopting the techniques, funding or governance more usually associated with for-profit ventures. In this online course, social enterprise and microfinance experts from Université libre de Bruxelles and their guests will shed new light on this trend. They will ask how commercialisation affects the management and operations of social enterprises, and which avenues could or should be used to avoid mission drift. What topics will you cover? Why social entrepreneurs innovate The motivations behind starting a social enterprise; new data related to inequality and happiness; the link between financial exclusion and poverty; and how social innovation has tried to tackle these problems. Microfinance practices The basics of microfinance, covering its historical roots and evolution, and the current provision of financial and non-financial services. When a not-for-profit becomes a for-profit organisation How institutions evolve beyond the not-for-profit structure; case studies exploring the impact, both internally and externally, of such a transition; and the concept of mission drift. Sources of financing, mission drift and zoom out How different sources of financing impact the social mission of microfinance institutions; the different strategies and practices to avoid mission drift in social enterprises; and what is specific to the commercialisation of microfinance and what is common to all social enterprises. What will you achieve? Describe the context in which social innovations (such as microfinance) emerge by relying on empirical data regarding poverty and financial exclusion. Explain the evolution and the main... [-]

Course in Starting a Business 6: Funding Your Business

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

A successful business requires funding to get it started. There are many ways to get your business up and running, from the informal such as personal savings and borrowing, borrowing from friends and family, to the more formal avenues like bank loans, raising equity to crowd-funding. [+]

A successful business requires funding to get it started. There are many ways to get your business up and running, from the informal such as personal savings and borrowing, borrowing from friends and family, to the more formal avenues like bank loans, raising equity to crowd-funding. This course will help you consider the finance options available for businesses, and how to fund the expansion of a business. This is the final course in a series of six about ‘starting a business’. What topics will you cover? The options available to raise capital for new ventures Financial support in your locality How to fund the expansion of a business An introduction to crowdfunding Pitch your business idea, product or service The business plan: funding a business What will you achieve? Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the types of funds that can be raised to help get a business up and running. Identify the factors which impact on the way a new venture is financed eg company type, the market or sector the company is trading within, the aspirations of the founders. Discuss the entrepreneur’s business challenge: How can the expansion of the team’s company be funded? Assess funding for a business plan. Assess whether funding is required to get started. Reflect on how you would approach financial sources. Who is the course for? This course is part of the ‘Going to University’ collection which has been specifically designed for schools and colleges. The course can be used as a teachers’... [-]

Course in Starting a Business 5: Managing Finances

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

The management of finances is crucial to a successful business; financial information provides the evidence to support your decisions about a business and helps to justify those decisions when you present them to other people. [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. The management of finances is crucial to a successful business; financial information provides the evidence to support your decisions about a business and helps to justify those decisions when you present them to other people. Whether you have an idea for a future venture or you already have a side-line business whilst studying, this course will introduce you to key financial information and gives you a chance to discuss your ideas with others. This course is the fifth in a series of six about ‘starting a business’. What topics will you cover? The importance of financial information An introduction to key financial information: sales revenue forecast; profit and loss forecast; and cash flow forecast Analysing and interpreting financial performance How to increase profitability Marketing a product in terms of price and number of sales Key financial forecasts: determining the viability of a business opportunity The business plan: business finances What will you achieve? Discuss why forecasting and planning are key skills within any successful business. Discuss sales revenue forecast, net profit and the purpose of a cash flow forecast. Evaluate the entrepreneur’s business challenge: How can Hannah make her business more profitable? Identify business finances in a business plan. Assess costs, prices, gross profit and cash flow forecasts. Who is the course for? This course is part of the ‘Going to University’ collection which has been specifically designed for schools and colleges. The course can be used as a teachers’ classroom enrichment... [-]