Online Course in Business Studies in United Kingdom

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Business Studies

Courses can be taken to achieve a variety of purposes: They can serve as remedial or foundational classes, they might be taken to gain valuable skills, or they could be chosen simply to pursue an interest.

Students who would like to work in the world of commerce should highly consider taking business studies. This academic program will help students develop skills in employee management, money management, marketing, leadership, and business ethics.

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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Office Management Course

Oplex Careers
Online Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

This Office Management Course will provide learners with a fantastic insight into learning key skills to work in an office as well as successfully manage an office. Covering aspects of effective communication skills, interacting with customers and clients, creating administrative strategies and more. [+]

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This Office Management Course will provide learners with a fantastic insight into learning key skills to work in an office as well as successfully manage an office. Covering aspects of effective communication skills, interacting with customers and clients, creating administrative strategies and more. Whether you are in a position already working in an office and want to progress into a management role, or are wanting to work in this field and need the confidence to start, or simply want to gain new skills, this course is perfect. Course Highlights Price: Only £19.00 Was £199.99 Course Type: Online Course Duration: 60 hours, recommended hours Syllabus: 9 course modules Tutor Support: Full tutor support included Exams: Yes, exam fees are included. Start learning: you can start your online learning 24/7 and study towards your goals. Fine Print Qualification: Level 3 CPD Award Certificate: PDF Certificate included with course, optional Hard Copies £9.99. Access: Unlimited 24/7 access for 12 months, option to extend if needed. Compatibility: Desktop, Mac, Laptop, Tablets, Smartphone and Smart Devices With over 60 hours of learning split across 9 easily accessible modules, the course has been designed to provide learners with an enjoyable and informative learning experience. The Office Management Course is studied online, meaning you can study in your own time, at your own pace, on your own schedule. Study whenever it suits you best, day or night. You’ll have access to the course 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for... [-]

Course : What Influences Property Value?

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks July 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

Explore the factors that influence property values and house prices with this online course. [+]

Gain new insights into the property market Our homes provide shelter, sanctuary and comfort, but they’re also a source of wealth. So what makes some properties more valuable than others? Find out with this course. You’ll unlock the mystery of property values, looking at the influences that inflation and interest rates can have on house prices; and exploring the differences between price, market and investment values. You’ll also learn about the influence proximity to various amenities have on property demand and demographics; and interpret data on property prices. What topics will you cover? Our homes provide shelter, sanctuary and comfort, but they’re also a source of wealth. This online course asked: what makes some properties more valuable than others? In this course, we unlocked some of the mysteries of property values; reflected on whether house prices always rise; explored property related career options; considered the influence of interest rates and inflation on house prices; explored the influence of proximity to various amenities and demographics on property demand; and accessed and interpreted some data on property prices. What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you'll be able to... Become familiar with the language of property Explore a variety of career and investment opportunities in property Explore diverse characteristics of land that influence its value Access and interpret some data on property prices Who is the course for? This course is for anyone who wants to learn more about property, wants to be an investor in real estate, or... [-]

Course in Business Futures: Sustainable Business Through Green HR

FutureLearn
Online Part time 3 weeks Open Enrollment 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 2018 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 2018 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 Commercialization of Social Enterprises: Stemming the Tide of Mission Drift

FutureLearn
Online Part time 5 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom UK Online

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

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 features of the microfinance sector regarding products and... [-]

Course in Starting a Business 6: Funding Your Business

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks March 2018 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. [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. 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.... [-]

Course in Starting a Business 5: Managing Finances

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks March 2018 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. [+]

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 resource or can be studied independently by students. [-]

Course in Innovation: the Food Industry

FutureLearn
Online Part time 2 weeks March 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

This course considers the ways in which the food industry has evolved over the past 70 years and has created the industry of convenience we have today. [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. This course considers the ways in which the food industry has evolved over the past 70 years and has created the industry of convenience we have today. Introduced though a case study from Marks and Spencer, you will see how new innovations have changed the way we shop. You will also consider the issue of food waste; in a world where thousands suffer from malnutrition and starvation you’ll consider the attitudes in your own society to this global problem. What topics will you cover? Key issues for innovation in the food retail sector Drivers and challenges for innovation specific to the food industry Case study: the ‘cold chain’ process at M&S Looking for solutions to the wicked problem of food waste Innovation and technology within the brewing process What will you achieve? Explore the different types of innovation and think of examples of each. Identify the three levels of innovation: incremental, radical, and disruptive. Discuss the consumer needs that drive innovation in the food industry. Reflect on a case study showing innovation in the cold chain process for food delivery. Identify drivers in food retail innovation and discuss future directions for innovation in the food industry. Explore how individuals and groups can aid innovation. Identify examples of crowdsourcing activities. Assess what the wicked problem of food waste is. Summarise in less than 250 words an innovative solution for addressing the wicked problem of food waste. Research and identify the drivers and challenges... [-]

Course in Business Futures: the Sharing Economy

FutureLearn
Online Part time 3 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

This course provides an introduction to the sharing economy and examines its impact on economies, businesses and consumers. The growth of the sharing economy in many industry sectors highlights the challenges and opportunities while providing a range of options to provide innovative consumer experiences. [+]

This course is part of the Business Futures program, which will enable you to gain insights into three emerging trends that are disrupting traditional business practices. About the course The sharing economy is a 21st Century phenomenon that has shaken the status quo in accommodation, transport, personal services, media and entertainment sectors. This course provides an introduction to the sharing economy and examines its impact on economies, businesses and consumers. The growth of the sharing economy in many industry sectors highlights the challenges and opportunities while providing a range of options to provide innovative consumer experiences. Trace the history of the sharing economy The course begins by examining the emergence of the sharing economy by focusing on how and why it has grown so rapidly and its effect on established business models, and on the consumer experience. You will also learn from various entrepreneurs and early adopters who have taken a shot at creating value in a shared marketplace. Explore the present-day sharing economy We will investigate and evaluate the sharing economy by examining its drivers, the challenges and opportunities it presents and the implications for business. Your part in the sharing economy Whether you want to improve your own prospects, help your business capitalise on the sharing economy or simply be versed in the sharing economy, this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to explore this business and economic disruptor. What will you achieve? Discuss the concept of a sharing economy Analyse the various types of... [-]

Course in Online Business: Customer Profiling for Success

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

When asked who their customer is, aspiring entrepreneurs often say “anyone”. This could not be further from the truth. This free online course will help you understand how you can use primary and secondary research, to identify the right customer and design engagement strategies to attract and retain them. [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. This course is part of the Online Business Success program, which will enable you to launch, market and run your own successful online business. When asked who their customer is, aspiring entrepreneurs often say “anyone”. This could not be further from the truth. This free online course will help you understand how you can use primary and secondary research, to identify the right customer and design engagement strategies to attract and retain them. Understand the data and discover your customer This course will introduce you to how, where and why to gather data and how to use it to create customer personas and marketing strategies. We will help you understand how to develop market analysis strategies and show you how to develop a marketing strategy to guide you towards implementation. By the end of the course, you will understand: who your customer is; how to use data to identify and profile your customer; how to uncover the reasons why they buy; and how to develop profiles and personas for your customer. 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 targeted the most valuable customers for their business. What topics will you cover? The role demographic, psychographic and behavioural characteristics play when... [-]

Course in Business Futures: Understanding Omni-channel Retailing and Supply Chains

FutureLearn
Online Part time 3 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

We no longer only buy products or experience services in physical spaces. We now often buy in-store and online using a laptop, a phone and even a watch. This course demystifies the omnichannel experience, and explores how omnichannel retail and supply chains have changed the production and consumption experience for both enterprises and consumers. [+]

We no longer only buy products or experience services in physical spaces. We now often buy in-store and online using a laptop, a phone and even a watch. This course demystifies the omnichannel experience, and explores how omnichannel retail and supply chains have changed the production and consumption experience for both enterprises and consumers. Understand omni-channel retailing We trace the evolution of the retail purchase from physical acts or transactions through to multi-channel online purchasing. Today’s technology-driven virtual and physical worlds enable transactions anytime anywhere and to anyone. We will explore how the omnichannel world differs from multichannel retailing, and how businesses can adopt omnichannel approaches to the production of goods and services. Learn to manage risk and supply chains in omni-channels While omnichannel retailing has the potential to deliver unparalleled consumer experience and convenience, it poses a risk for those on the supply side unless they understand the landscape and the demands on traditional marketing and supply chain logistics. Consider the future of retail Academics and educators in the fields of supply chain and logistics will lead you through the exciting world of omni-channels and what it might mean for the future of retail. What topics will you cover? The distinction between omni-channels and multi channels to recognise the features, benefits and challenges offered by a new way of buying and selling. Evolving modes of interaction between retailers and consumers demonstrating how consumer buying patterns and expectations are changing fast. Logistical operations for omni-channel retailers to show how supply... [-]

Course in Social Enterprise: Business Doing Good

FutureLearn
Online Full time Part time 3 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

This course is a must for anyone who wants to understand more about what social enterprise is and its relation to sustainable development. You will learn how to evaluate social enterprise in the context of global and local problems. If you work with social enterprise or are thinking about launching a social enterprise, this course provides a valuable foundation. [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. Why join the course? Can business do good? In this course, we explore different models of social enterprise and the local and global problems that they aim to address. Where could this course take me? This course is a must for anyone who wants to understand more about what social enterprise is and its relation to sustainable development. You will learn how to evaluate social enterprise in the context of global and local problems. If you work with social enterprise or are thinking about launching a social enterprise, this course provides a valuable foundation. What and how will I learn? Social Enterprise: Business Doing Good includes a mix of theory, practical information and case studies from around the world. You will assess different definitions and models of social enterprise and evaluate their social impact. Video interviews with experts and practitioners, articles and discussion steps will offer you the opportunity to learn and engage with other learners on key concepts and ideas. By the end of the course, you will understand the key concepts related to social enterprise and how to assess the social impact of a social enterprise model. Continue learning 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... [-]

Course in How to Succeed in the Global Workplace

FutureLearn
Online Full time Part time 4 weeks May 2018 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

The course is for anyone looking to start work anywhere in the world. It will also provide an excellent refresher to those already in employment, or returning to work after a career break, as you brush up on the most important communication skills needed to step back into the working environment. For undergraduates and graduates it will give you an insight into how to manage yourself successfully and the skills necessary to succeed in the global workplace. [+]

This course will help you succeed when you enter the workplace. Beginning your career or starting a new job brings to mind lots of questions, so we’ve designed a course to guide you through those initial weeks and months so you can make a positive start to your career. You’ll see videos from employers, giving you insights from around the world into what they look for from their employees. You’ll learn how to communicate across cultures and discover the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues, managers and clients. The course includes articles, discussions and quizzes with tips to help you feel confident. What will you achieve? Develop an understanding of the communication skills need to effectively present yourself in a professional context Develop an awareness of the underlying principles behind communicating effectively across different cultural environments Explore the skills needed to build and maintain relationships in a professional context Develop the ability to manage yourself in the modern workplace Who is the course for? This course is designed for anyone starting work, returning to work, or thinking ahead to the start of their career. It will be of particular interest to those in the early stages of their career, or those who are out of practice and need to update their skills. What software or tools do you need? The course is aimed at native and non-native English speakers at around intermediate level (approximately B1 on the CEFR) or above. [-]

Course in Online Business: Customer Profiling for Success

FutureLearn
Online Full time Part time 4 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom UK Online + 1 more

This course will introduce you to how, where and why to gather data and how to use it to create customer personas and marketing strategies. [+]

Online Courses in Business Studies in United Kingdom. Why join the course? When asked who their customer is, aspiring entrepreneurs often say “anyone”. This could not be further from the truth. This free online course will help you understand how you can use primary and secondary research, to identify the right customer and design engagement strategies to attract and retain them. Understand the data and discover your customer This course will introduce you to how, where and why to gather data and how to use it to create customer personas and marketing strategies. We will help you understand how to develop market analysis strategies and show you how to develop a marketing strategy to guide you towards implementation. By the end of the course, you will understand: who your customer is; how to use data to identify and profile your customer; how to uncover the reasons why they buy; and how to develop profiles and personas for your customer. 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 targeted the most valuable customers for their business. What will you achieve? Identify who your customers/consumers are by analysing their characteristics, and prepare this information for further research Compare the level of involvement and types of purchase, to predict the impact it... [-]