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The Quality Assurance in Blended Learning course intends to fill in a gap in knowledge, skills and attitudes for a digital age to contribute towards building capacity in QA specifically for blended learning programmes in higher education.

This Business Research course is designed to prepare future entrepreneurs to employ research methods to gather, collate, and analyze business data that is important to the success of their business venture.  Upon completion of the course, individuals will be able to use simple statistical analysis methods, produce data gathering instruments, identify types of data that would be useful to an entrepreneur and apply appropriate analysis methods to examine the impact of the data on business operations.

The Team Management course will prepare future entrepreneurs to effectively form, motivate and manage business teams to achieve the vision and business goals of the new venture.

The aim of this Strategic Planning Course is to describe to entrepreneurs how to plan the activities of their business to ensure competitive advantage and subsequent sustained profitability. 

Financial management is an introductory course which provides the applied and realistic view of financial management for today’s’ entrepreneurs. It is the basis of fundamental concepts of business finance, investment and an understanding of financial calculations. It sets a ground understanding of the elements of Financial Management in an Enterprise by describing the corporation and its operating environment. The contents of this course provide the understanding, knowledge and essential skills; any manager should have when considering proposing project and assessing its financial viability and impact on the business. 

Business Law is one of the critical courses for the entrepreneur.  Without exception, every business enterprise, at one point or another, finds itself dealing with legal issues. The course will prepare future entrepreneurs to operate their business within the local and legal framework of their respective countries.

Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, securing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. This course will help prepare you to plan and manage small, medium and large projects and project teams.

The Mentoring, Coaching, and Consulting course prepares entrepreneurs to become business mentors and coaches, and to be able to establish a consultancy within their sector or industry.

This Business Plan Development course is designed to help prepare future entrepreneurs to formalize and communicate their business idea to a variety of audiences including potential funders such as banks, other lending institutions, government agencies, and venture capitalists.  This course will help ensure that future entrepreneurs understand how to conduct a competitor analysis by asking key questions about their competitors.  It will also guide them through the process of profiling customers and determining the target market for their goods or services.  With this as a background, and drawing on the other courses in this certificate program, future entrepreneurs will be develop a complete business plan for their business venture including all of the financial components, competitive analyses, and customer profiles.

This is a preparatory course aimed at gaining valuable knowledge in the theoretical aspect of organizational behaviour and exposing students to the application of the organizational principles, practices, techniques and tools which assist in the discipline of management. It is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of organizational behaviour.   Learners will undertake and in-depth study of the impact, which individuals, groups and structure has on behaviour within organizations to ensure organizational efficiency and effectiveness.This Business Plan Development course is designed to help prepare future entrepreneurs to formalize and communicate their business idea to a variety of audiences including potential funders such as banks, other lending institutions, government agencies, and venture capitalists.  This course will help ensure that future entrepreneurs understand how to conduct a competitor analysis by asking key questions about their competitors.  It will also guide them through the process of profiling customers and determining the target market for their goods or services.  With this as a background, and drawing on the other courses in this certificate program, future entrepreneurs will be develop a complete business plan for their business venture including all of the financial components, competitive analyses, and customer profiles.

The Management Accounting course will prepare future entrepreneurs to effectively manage the resources, equipment, facilitates, finances and inventory of a business.  We will explore costing systems, inventory control, facilities management and budget preparation and management.

This Risk Management course is designed to prepare future entrepreneurs to understand and mitigate risks associated with their new business venture.  When starting a new business, it is important to understand the need for risk management and how to address issues that could jeopardize the future development of a business.  During the course, entrepreneurs will consider the principles of risk management, processes associated with managing risk, identification of a variety of forms of risk including financial, operational, and political, risk management tools, analysis, and planning.   The course is intended to provide future entrepreneurs with a practical, how-to guide to risk management and highlights best practices in risk management that will be useful for entrepreneurs as they build a new business.

The Human Resource Management course will prepare future entrepreneurs to effectively manage their human resources.  They will be able to project HR needs as the business grows, produce job descriptions, implement a recruiting and selection process, plan for the training and development of employees, establish pay and compensation packages, develop performance management processes and produce a multi-year HRM plan to manage the growth of the business.   The management of human resources should be in accordance with local and national labour laws and worker compensation programmes.

The Business Information System course will prepare future entrepreneurs to use information and communication technology to support the growth and success of their business venture.  The BIS course is a required course for the successful completion of the Diploma in Business and Entrepreneurship.

This course is designed to give you a comprehensive view of communication, its scope and importance in business and the role of communication in establishing a favourable outside the firm environment, as well as an effective internal communications program. The Business Communications course will prepare future entrepreneurs to create effective business communications, present business briefings, produce understandable business documents and examine the impact of the communications process on the business operation.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship will introduce future business owners to the concepts and principles of entrepreneurship.  The course will introduce the role entrepreneurs play in the local business environment and the impact of entrepreneurship on the national economy.

This course is designed to teach you the “language of business” to create a better understand of the terms and concepts used in business decisions.  The course Introduction to Accounting prepares entrepreneurs to manage the financial aspects of their businesses.  In order for any entrepreneurship business to be successful there should be proper financial recording and management of the business finances.  

A business Environment course will prepare future entrepreneurs to plan, launch and grow a business venture within the context of their local and national social, political, legal cultural and economic environment. It will ensure that future entrepreneurs consider the labour environment and retail environment they are entering. They will be able to assess the impact of these different environments on the potential to succeed in their new business venture. We will look at the micro-environment as well as the macro-environment of a business and in particular the variables that influence the activities of a business.

The Introduction to Computers course will prepare future entrepreneurs to operate computer hardware and software applications.  Participants will gain an understanding of computer hardware, operating systems, office applications and networks.  It will ensure the entrepreneur is able to apply the concepts of networks, the Internet, World Wide Web, and mobile technologies and how they could potentially support a successful business operation.

This is an introductory marketing course that will examine how marketing is practiced in business today and how it is essential to ensure small business growth and success. Marketing should be considered a total system of business action and not simply as understanding an assortment of fragmented functions.  This course will concentrate on how an entrepreneur can create and successfully implement a marketing plan that reflects the needs of the consumer.

This Business Plan Development course is designed to help prepare future entrepreneurs to formalize and communicate their business idea to a variety of audiences including potential funders such as banks, other lending institutions, government agencies, and venture capitalists.  This course will help ensure that future entrepreneurs understand how to conduct a competitor analysis by asking key questions about their competitors.  It will also guide them through the process of profiling customers and determining the target market for their goods or services.  With this as a background, and drawing on the other courses in this certificate program, future entrepreneurs will be develop a complete business plan for their business venture including all of the financial components, competitive analyses, and customer profiles.

This introductory course is designed for post-secondary educators. Participants will explore online assessment practices and familiarize themselves with principles of online assessment. They will develop and practise skills relevant to designing and conducting assessments suitable for a course they currently teach or expect to teach online. Course activities  include readings, practical work, discussions, and self-directed work. This course lasts 5 weeks and requires approximately 4-5 hours of work per week.

  

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The Quality Assurance in Blended Learning course intends to fill in a gap in knowledge, skills and attitudes for a digital age to contribute towards building capacity in QA specifically for blended learning programmes in higher education.

The Quality Assurance in Blended Learning course intends to fill in a gap in knowledge, skills and attitudes for a digital age to contribute towards building capacity in QA specifically for blended learning programmes in higher education.

The Quality Assurance in Blended Learning course intends to fill in a gap in knowledge, skills and attitudes for a digital age to contribute towards building capacity in QA specifically for blended learning programmes in higher education.

The Quality Assurance in Blended Learning course intends to fill in a gap in knowledge, skills and attitudes for a digital age to contribute towards building capacity in QA specifically for blended learning programmes in higher education.


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Open Resources- First thoughts!

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My exposure to Open Educational Resources is relatively new. Nonetheless it is one of those things in life that just makes good sense. As an educator committed to advocating for socially just educational practices and experiences for learners and teachers it just makes good sense to allow  the mass of learners and teachers to engage in ways that may be edifying for both groups. In this sense education provides the basis and opportunity for interrupting the notion that knowledge can be accessed only by those who have the means to do so. What an exciting journey we are about to embarked upon!