Best Business Analysis Courses

Find the best online Business Analysis Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Business Analysis Courses.

Make Money from Home: How to Build an Online Business

Learn all the basics of online entrepreneurship while building a real business with your own portfolio of websites.

Created by mike omar - Online Entrepreneur

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Students: 222721, Price: Free

Students: 222721, Price:  Free

HOW TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE: Learn how to make money from home with my step-by-step plan to build a $5,000 per month passive income website portfolio (based on building 10 websites that make at least $500 per month each).

In association with the Make Money from Home LIONS CLUB.

NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. ALL INSTRUCTIONS ARE FULLY DETAILED AND STEP-BY-STEP SO ANYONE CAN FOLLOW THEM EASILY.

Online passive income is the ultimate dream. Making money while you sleep. Everybody wants it.

But is it really possible?

The short answer is "yes."

The longer answer is "yes, but it isn't easy to accomplish."

If it was, wouldn't everyone be doing it?

In my course, I give you a step-by-step plan on how to develop a passive income website portfolio and show you how making money online actually works.

The specific plan I teach is designed to make you $5,000 per month in passive income earnings, based on 10 websites, with each website having a targeted earnings level of at least $500 each. Once you understand the process though, you can decide to build 20 of these websites, or 100! When you stop is up to you (and yes, there are people making tens of thousands of dollars per month on the Internet based on these concepts - they just love the work and don't ever stop building new websites or expanding their current ones!).

What's great about the business plan that I teach you is not only the income level you will accomplish if you follow through, but all that you will learn in the process. The first lesson you are taught is how to build a website or blog using WordPress on your own domain (without having to learn how to code). The skills you learn in this course will enable you to build all kinds of online businesses and open the door for all kinds of entrepreneurial projects you may have.

Note: When I say we will be creating a website using WordPress, I don't mean creating one through the WordPress website. Websites created through the WordPress website are severely limited in what you can do with them and offer very little flexibility overall. The method I teach enables you to create truly professional websites by installing the WordPress software and you won't be limited in any way.

Not only that, you will be able to evaluate business ideas much more intelligently once you've gone through this whole process. You will understand the fundamentals of keyword research & analysis, traffic & lead generation, social & affiliate marketing, monetization & conversion testing, and traffic analysis. These skills will help you immensely in ANY business you ever decide to start (online or not, passive or not).

Generating an online passive income won't happen overnight and takes a lot of hard work, but going through the process is completely worth it and having an exact plan of action is the ONLY way to ensure success.

Let me put it this way: if you were offered no pay for six months for 40+ hours of work per week, but after those six months, you got $5,000+ per month for the rest of your life, would that be worth it to you?

If that idea isn't unbelievably exciting to you, then this isn't the business for you.

This isn't a get rich quick scheme. This is a business. Except with this business, instead of trading your time for money (like most jobs), you are investing your time. You work hard now and continue to reap the benefits indefinitely. Building an online business takes a lot of work and a lot of patience, but the rewards can be amazing.

That's the kind of business I teach you in this course.

NOTE: Throughout my course you will be referred to video lessons. While everything in video lessons are as up to date as possible (I frequently update the video lessons), the place to check for the most up-to-date information is in the video descriptions (on the same page you watch the videos). This can be the video descriptions on the pages of the LIONS CLUB website, or the video description of the Udemy or YouTube pages. Be sure to read the video descriptions of each video before watching the video itself.

Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables – The Beginner Course

Start analyzing data with Excel's most powerful data analysis tool, Pivot Tables. They're easier than you think!

Created by Matt Jackman - Digital Analytics and SEO Professional

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Students: 151181, Price: Free

Students: 151181, Price:  Free

What's this course about

Pivot Tables are one of the most powerful features in Excel. Once you learn how to use Pivot Tables, they'll change the way you use Excel.

If you're not familiar with Pivot Tables, they're a tool that allow you to summarize large sets of information quickly and easily. You can analyze thousands of rows in a matter of seconds that could otherwise take hours trying to figure out using complex formulas.

This is an introductory Pivot Table course and gives the information you'll need to start using Pivot Tables.

Who will benefit from this course

If you're somebody that uses Excel on a regular basis to track or maintain information, you will definitely benefit from learning Pivot Tables.

You don't have to be a master of Excel formulas to take this course, but you should have a sound understanding of how to navigate around Excel before you take this course.

This would be considered an intermediate Excel course and students should understand basic mathematical calculations (e.g. addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and formulas in Excel.

What you'll learn in this course

  • How to create a Pivot Table
  • How to summarize information in different ways using Pivot Tables

By the end of this course, you'll be able to take your own information and leverage Pivot Tables to answer questions with ease!

Foundations of Business Strategy

Foundations of Business Strategy introduces strategic analysis frameworks and their underlying theory.

Created by Michael Lenox - Slover Professor of Business - University of Virginia

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Students: 120752, Price: Free

Students: 120752, Price:  Free

A Faculty Project Course - Best Professors Teaching the World

Strategic analysis is critical for analyzing the competitive context in which an organization operates and for making reasoned and reasonable recommendations for how that organization should position itself and what actions it should take to maximize value creation. In this course, we will explore the underlying theory and frameworks that provide the foundations of a successful business strategy. Managers, entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, analysts, and consultants all may find value in mastering these fundamentals.

Learn Tableau Desktop for Accurate Business Analysis

Hit the ground running with Tableau Desktop - develop 10 core skills for one of the fastest growing job markets in IT!

Created by Jane Crofts - Tableau Partner and Tableau Qualified Associate

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Students: 66043, Price: Free

Students: 66043, Price:  Free

Let's decide if this course is right for you.

  1. Have you recently started, or are you planning to start, using Tableau Desktop in your business?
  2. Are you looking to quickly build your skills in Tableau Desktop?
  3. Are you looking for Tableau Desktop skills that can be immediately put to use in analysing your business?

If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, then this course is for you!

This course will give you the skills you need to jump straight in to using Tableau Desktop in your business.

Presented in a business context and working step-by-step through an instructor-led case study, this course goes beyond simply teaching the functions of Tableau Desktop. This course uses real-world business problems to give you 10 core skills that business users should have when using Tableau Desktop.

The 10 Tableau Desktop core skills covered by this course are:

    Bar & Line Charts

    Pie Charts

    Geographic Maps

    Scatter Plots

    Groups

    Area Charts

    Filters

    Dual Axis Charts

    Crosstabs and calculations

    Actions

An additional “Bonus Round” provides some more advanced skill development in formatting data, blending data, creating custom design elements and using responsive dashboard elements to build more sophisticated dashboards.

In addition to the video lectures and supporting notes, you will receive a range of workbooks and additional tools that you can use again and again. These tools and templates have been developed and tested over many years of consulting to organisations of all sizes using Tableau Desktop.

Technical Analysis Fundamentals For Beginners (Updated 2021)

Learn Technical Analysis & Chart Pattern Trading For Forex, Stock Trading, Options Trading, Day Trading & Swing Trading

Created by Wealthy Education - Millionaire Investor | Investing Strategies That Work!

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Students: 51724, Price: Free

Students: 51724, Price:  Free

Attention Traders, Investors & Stock Market Lovers!

Finally You'll Get a Strong Technical Analysis Foundation In 2 Hours Or Less. Learn It, Apply It, and Start Trading Online Today!

The Technical Analysis Fundamentals is designed to teach you exactly how to use technical analysis profitably in trading. We'll go over all the basics of technical analysis and eliminate unnecessary ones so you can learn faster and much easier.

In this course, you'll learn how to read a stock chart effectively and how to use some popular technical indicators and oscillators to predict upcoming market trends and directions.

You'll also learn how to trade some basic chart patterns so you can easily identify potential trend reversals and continuations.

What you're going to learn from this course can be applied to trade securities in any freely traded markets including stocks, options, forex, ETFs, and even bonds.

In this course, you'll learn... 

  • Get a Strong Foundation in Technical Analysis & Learn How to Trade Profitably Using Technical Analysis

  • How to Trade Profitably Using Technical Analysis

  • How to Perform Technical Analysis The Right Way

  • How to Read & Analyze a Stock Chart

  • How to Use Support & Resistance

  • How to Use Exponential Moving Averages (EMA)

  • How to Use Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD)

  • How to Use Relative Strength Index (RSI)

  • How to Trade Reversal Patterns: Double Tops and Bottoms

  • How to Trade Reversal Patterns: Head and Shoulders

  • How to Trade Continuation Patterns: Triangles, Flags and Pennants

  • How to Trade Continuation Patterns: Cup and Handle

  • And a lot more...

What is more?

  • You will get a lifetime access to this course, without any limits!

  • The course will keep updating frequently with more up-to-date learning resources.

  • Get dedicated support from the course Instructors and the learning community anytime you need!

So let me ask you this... 

Will your investment portfolio grow much faster in the next 12 months after knowing how to trade with technical analysis ...

Do you have some money to invest?

Are you reasonably intelligent?

Does your family need extra care or support?

Are you willing to learn a new skill that guarantees you a second income for the rest of your life?

Would you like to work less and make more?

I will assume your answers are the same as mine...

Then You Have 2 Clear Choices

1. Keep doing things the way you have been and remain frustrated, lose money and simply get use to your average life...

or

2. Enroll in Technical Analysis Fundamentals and start trading the smart way, quadruple your wealth and never worry about money ever again.

Now You Have a Big Chance to Upgrade Your Trading Skills

Listen, if you don’t get how important technical analysis is then don’t enroll in this program.

Keep shlepping away in the same manner you have been, maybe you’ll get a different result :)

In that case, you're going to wake up 6 months from now, with everything still very much the same as it is today - don't know how to trade, have no clue about what's going on with your money, stress, feel frustrated… you know how it goes.

Is that you want for yourself?

No. 

I don't want that for you either… which is why I want you to do something right now. Sign up for this course, get a strong technical analysis foundation, and start trading from home today.

Simply click the Enroll Now button to get started now!

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence – An Introduction

Information Design Tool (IDT) and Web Intelligence (WebI)

Created by Phillip Burton - Best Selling Instructor - over 350,000 students so far

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Students: 49969, Price: Free

Students: 49969, Price:  Free

In this course, we will Install SAP BusinessObjects programs, namely Information Design Tool (IDT) and Web Intelligence (WebI) - for free.

We will create a sample database in Access 2010 (although you may already have your own database that you want to use), and then create a database connection to it.

We will then create a "universe" in IDT, with a database Relational Connection, Data Foundation and Business Layer.

We will then export this universe from IDT and open it in WebI.

We will then create some tables and graphs.

This is a quick overview of these two programs, following which you will have the programs on your machine, and can experiment for yourself.

Financial Accounting in Excel – New Business

We will start a comprehensive worksheet in Excel and enter journal entries related to setting up a new business.

Created by Robert (Bob) Steele - CPA, CGMA, M.S. Tax, CPI

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Students: 33184, Price: Free

Students: 33184, Price:  Free

If we are a business owner or accounting professional who would like to get a better understanding of what our accounting software is doing

Or

An accounting student or student in general that would like to get a better understanding of what our accounting textbook is doing

This course is a course for us.

Business owners, accounting professionals, and accounting students often have the same problem with accounting. . .

that we are focused on one small component of the accounting process and not able to make all the necessary connections to other components of the accounting process to fully benefit from an understanding of how the business runs.

Business owners focus on cash flow and revenue, accounting professionals focus on their component of the accounting department and enter data into the accounting software, and accounting students focus on the topic they are currently working on.

Accounting professional often focus on one component of the accounting cycle like accounts receivable, accounts payable, or payroll often not having much time to consider the relationship with other areas of the accounting cycle.

Accounting software helps simplify the data entry process, but the simplification also restricts us from seeing how the data is being processed into the end product, into financial statements and reports.

Students are focused on one component of the accounting cycle at a time following an accounting textbook that is putting the pieces of the accounting puzzle together one step at a time.

As students zoom their focus into the current topic, they often lose sight of it fits into the larger objective and this loss of sight causes students to question the relevance of what they are losing. Student’s questioning the relevance of what they are learning causes students to lose interest. A loss of student interest causes students grades to fall.

Part of the reason accounting textbooks have a difficult time incorporating the current topic into the big picture is that a textbook is restricted by what can fit on a page and the problems a textbook provides are restricted by what a student can accomplish with paper and pencil.

The use of instructional video providing a step by step process along with Excel that allows students to sum up large columns of numbers in a short time provides the tools to create a comprehensive problem that will demonstrate current topics in the context of the entire accounting process.

Why Take This Course?

We will start to learn the accounting cycle in a comprehensive way and learn the fundamental of Excel.

Learning the accounting process without Excel or Excel without accounting is a waste of time and not an efficient way to learn either topic.

Like assets being equivalent to liabilities and equity, accounting is equivalent to Excel in many ways and therefore learning Excel will accelerate our learning of accounting and make what we learn more applicable.

Accounting is also the perfect tool to learn Excel. This course will not provide a broad overview of everything Excel can do because that is not a way to learn. Courses attempting to demonstrate all the functions Excel fail to create value for learners because learners will not retain what they learn without a foundation of core concepts and a reason for learning each new function.

This course will cover the fundamentals of Excel, those components used 99% of the time, and the components needed as a foundation for learning more about Excel.

The core components of Excel we will learn include adding, subtracting, and summing up columns of numbers.

We will learn the core concept of Excel through demonstration, repetition, and application to practical problems.

What Will Be Included in This Course?

In addition to instruction video we include an Excel worksheet with just about every presentation allowing us to both see the completed answer and work through the problems step by step along with the video.

Each Excel workbook includes at least two tabs. One tab will have the answer so that we can see how the completed worksheet is constructed and the second tab will provide us the opportunity to enter the data along with the instructional video.

Who Will We Be Learning From?

We will be learning from somebody who has practical accounting experience as a practicing CPA, teaching experience, curriculum design experience.

Credentials include:

We are learning from someone who has both instruction and curriculum development experience needed to construct comprehensive courses of a technical nature in a way that meets students’ needs and expectations.

 What Will We Learn?

We will learn how to complete the components of the accounting cycle and the fundamental of Excel including addition, subtraction, and the sum function.

Below is a short list of what is included in the accounting cycle and what we will cover in the course:

  • Journalizing journal entries
  • Posting to the general ledger
  • Create a trial balance
  • Financial statement generation

How Will We Be Taught?

We will learn through viewing and then doing.

We will demonstrate each component of the problem in small digestible parts using both a completed Excel worksheet and instructional video.

We will provide an Excel worksheet that can be filled in along with the instructional video or after watching the instructional video.

Please join us in learning Accounting, Excel, debits, and credits.

It will be Great 

Course Content Includes:

  • Start a New Business Section of Accounting & Excel Course
  • 05 Set up New Company Worksheet
  • 10 Set Up Inventory Items
  • 15 Set Up Customer Balances
  • 20 Set Up Vendors Beginning Balances
  • 25 Enter Opening Account Balances

How to Start a Startup / Business

An introductory course for anyone interested in starting a startup or business.

Created by Julien Meyer, MBA - 3x Tech Founder turned Startup & VC Consultant

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Students: 29937, Price: Free

Students: 29937, Price:  Free

Have you spent hours, days, months or even years sitting around dreaming about starting your own business? Why haven't you started? Do you think it's too hard to get started? Don't know where to start? 

If so, then this course is for you. "How to Start a Startup / Business" is designed for anyone to understand the basics of what it takes to start a business. By the end of this short course you will be able to get your startup up and running! 

Introduction to Business Ownership

Vital information about the things you'll need to know when starting out in business.

Created by America's Small Business Development Center at West Texas A&M University - Free Business Consulting

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Students: 28399, Price: Free

Students: 28399, Price:  Free

In this short series you’ll learn the basics about things such as how much money you'll need to start your business, where you can potentially get financing, what legal form you want your business to take, the necessary licenses and permits, what you should know about taxes, and how to get started marketing your business.

What Is Business Analysis for Information Technology (IT)

An Overview of Business Analysis Activities and Current Business Analysis Techniques

Created by Tom and Angela Hathaway - BA-EXPERTS: Business Analysis for Anyone Wearing the BA Hat

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Students: 26710, Price: Free

Students: 26710, Price:  Free

Business Analysis in the Real World

A Buddhist proverb warns, “Be mindful of intention. Intention is the seed that creates our future.” In a very real sense, this statement expresses the reason for business analysis. This discipline is really all about choosing and defining a desired future because without intention (expressed in business analysis terms, “requirements”), no future is more or less desirable than another.

In reality, every organization does some form of business analysis whether it uses the term or not. For many (especially larger organizations), it is an extremely structured, managed process while others thrive on change and only do business analysis when and as needed. The perception that business analysis is only needed to develop IT solutions is inaccurate. Actually, it is a critical component of any change initiative within an organization whether software is involved or not.

Current Business Analysis Techniques and Methods

The course defines how business analysis is currently practiced. The authors provide insight into this fast-growing field by distinguishing strategic, tactical, and operational business analysis. It provides surveys of what Business Analysts really do and what business analysis techniques people use most often when they are the one “wearing the BA hat”. You will learn what “requirements” really are and what different types of requirements exist. Because many requirements define future information technology (IT) solutions, the authors share their experience on how Waterfall, Iterative, Agile, and Experimental (aka "Chaotic") Software Development methodologies impact the business analysis responsibility.

Who Needs Business Analysis Skills?

Although the field of Business Analysis offers great career opportunities for those seeking employment, some level of business analysis skill is essential for any adult in the business world today. Many of the techniques used in the field evolved from earlier lessons learned in systems analysis and have proven themselves to be useful in every walk of life. We have personally experienced how business analysis techniques help even in your private life.

We created this course for everyday people in the real world to give you a basic understanding of some core business analysis methods and concepts. If this course answers some of your questions, great. If it raises more questions than it answers (implying that it piqued your curiosity), even better. If it motivates you to learn more about this emerging and fascinating topic, it has served its purpose well.

The Ultimate Guide to Startup Business Development

Learn and master the function of business development in this practical, actionable, and content-rich training course.

Created by Andrew Dumont - Startup Founder, Marketer and Mentor

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Students: 19876, Price: Free

Students: 19876, Price:  Free

Master the function of business development in this practical, content-rich, and hands-on training course that over 800 people have taken.

When you look around the web for resources on business development, you’ll come up with nearly nothing. Business development, both in the context of startups and large organizations is exploding, yet it’s something that is rarely covered in a holistic manner. The resources to learn and grow in the function simply don’t exist.

This course was created to change that.

Business development has become a catch-all for terms like sales, operations, or marketing, but it’s so much more than that. Business development, when you break it down to the core, blends strategy, customer acquisition, product, marketing, sales, analytics, and creative skills into a single function. There’s a lot to learn to be truly great in a career in business development and commonly fetch a six-figure salary. This course was created to help you develop those skills.

Not only will you learn the structural basics of business development, you’ll also gain tactical tools, tips, and worksheets to implement in the work you’re doing right now.

Is this course for you? This course was created for those that...

Want to start a career in business development. Over the years, I’ve introduced dozens of people to the function of business development and mentored them to prosperous careers at some of the technology industry’s top companies. After taking this course, you’ll be armed with the skills and knowledge to do the same.

Are new to the function of business development. Did you find yourself in a business development role without any background or previous experience? I was there too. In this course, I’ve taken all I’ve learned over the past 7 years in business development roles to speed up that growth period. You’ll go from amateur to expert.

Have been in business development for years but want to grow. This is where I am as well. Creating this course has helped me immensely. I’ve picked the brain of other top business development professionals and reflected on my many failures and occasional successes to create a truly compelling course. It’s time to level up.

Work with or manage a team of business development professionals. You can’t manage what you don’t understand. This course will help you deeply understand the function of business development, making you a better manager and teammate.

- All of the video lectures, eBooks, and worksheets are download-enabled. If you have a slow internet connection, or want to take this course with you on your laptop, smartphone or other portable device, sign up and download all the videos and other course materials now.

Sign up now to get lifetime access to this course. With Udemy's 30-day money-back guarantee, it's risk-free.

HURRY! This course is on a temporary sale. Soon it'll go back up to its original price of $197.

Excel Data Visualization for Business Analysts

Become an expert in data visualization using Excel as your canvas. Go past basic Excel charts to up your data vis game.

Created by Excel TV - Excel MVPs, Authors and Bloggers

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Students: 19847, Price: Free

Students: 19847, Price:  Free

Master Data Visualization Using Microsoft Excel

Whether you've just started working in Excel or you've been using it forever, chances are you've heard about data visualization and understand how important is. More than that, you've probably made a few charts you were proud of.

I was there, too. I could make any basic Excel chart my boss asked for. But I knew my charts - and many of those that I saw presented - did a poor job communicating data. Looking back, I think I was being asked to make charts just so we would have more to present.

Sound familiar? I've been where you are.

So I wanted to create a data visualization course for the business analysts who work with a lot of data and use Microsoft Excel regularly within their workflows. Chances are - you can already create a bar chart, a pie chart, and more. If that's you, read on.

Because I think a course for people like us has been missing. So I decided to distill everything I knew into a course that shows:

  • The important research behind which charts show the best information.

    That way you're always communicating the best results. And when your boss challenges you, you can point to the research. (Just point him or her to the module on why Pie Charts are the worst!)

  • How to create advanced charts not included in Excel.

    Most business problems can't be captured in Excel's native chart library. Do you know how to create Bullet Charts? Charts with multiple banding? This course will show you how.

  • How to create charts for analysis and how to create charts to tell a story.

    In this course, we'll talk about the difference between data graphics and info graphics. The former is for investigation, the latter for narration. You won't find this content elsewhere - I know, because I came up with it organically while working as a management consultant.

  • How to layout your charts and info graphics when you deliver them to executives.

    I'll introduce you to the camera tool, one of Excel's most powerful features. You'll see how it will allow you to drag-and-drop a chart, much like in Power BI.

  • Labs and Quizzes

    It's not enough to learn this information. You need to apply. I have created labs and quizzes based on the content. Take the quizzes to reinforce your knowledge. Complete the labs and then use them immediately in your own work.

  • No VBA or Macros

    I love VBA and Macros too but they're way over deployed. In many cases, the advanced chart you're thinking of making doesn't need lines and lines of code. I'll show you how quickly.

Here's what you can look forward to in this course: 

  • Data visualization principles including closure, proximity, common group and preattentive attributes

  • Theory and practice for why data visualization is so important

  • Why 3d charts cause issues when communicating data

  • Problems pie charts present to the audience

  • How to create charts with graded banding in Excel

  • How to create Bullet Charts in Excel

  • How to create Progress Meter Charts in Excel

  • How to create Waffle Charts in Excel

  • Microsoft Excel's camera tool

  • Resources to help you continue your learning

Like you, I work in the trenches, hustling to solve every new data challenge that comes my way. I wanted to create a course for people like me to learn from. If you want to stand out in the crowd and take your Excel and data skills to a whole new level, then you're the person I created this course for.

See you there,

Jordan

Business Happens

A Practical Guide to Entrepreneurial Finance for Small Businesses & Professional Practices

Created by Mitchell D. Weiss - Financial services industry professional, professor, author

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Students: 17878, Price: Free

Students: 17878, Price:  Free

       The Business Happens Online Course—which Mitchell D. Weiss developed for undergraduate nonbusiness majors at the University of Hartford—delivers the practical knowledge you need for the venture you have up and running, or have in mind to launch. From writing a business plan to choosing the right legal structure, tracking financial performance to borrowing money, you’ll learn what it takes to create and competently manage a business the will stand the test of time. The 30 videos—which are grouped into 4 multi-part segments that can be viewed on your own schedule and at your own pace—compliment the Business Happens book on which the course is based.

  About your instructor: Mitchell D. Weiss is an experienced financial services industry executive and entrepreneur, adjunct faculty at the University of Hartford a former member of the board of the university’s Barney School of Business and co-founder of its Center for Personal Financial Responsibility. He also is adjunct faculty at Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts.

       In addition to Business Happens: A Practical Guide to Entrepreneurial Finance for Small Businesses and Professional Practices, he is also the author of Life Happens: A Practical Guide to Personal Finance from College to Career-2nd Edition and its companion course book, and College Happens: A Practical Handbook for Parents and Students

SQL for Data Analysis: Solving real-world problems with data

A simple & concise mySQL course (applicable to any SQL), perfect for data analysis, data science, business intelligence.

Created by Max SQL - Data and Insights Manager

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Students: 16662, Price: Free

Students: 16662, Price:  Free

Note on the Short Version of the Course

I have launched the course as a free, shortened version. It is an excellent introduction to the basics of handling data. Two points I want you to know:

1. The course so far is an in-depth view on a small & important part of SQL, rather than a light-touch overview of everything.

2. Technically, the full paid version is on the way. But I am finding it very difficult to find the time to complete the lessons (between other projects and work).

Therefore for those who need a comprehensive course now, I'd suggest signing up to a couple of courses now including this one while it's free. That way you can learn now but also enjoy all the additional lessons for free when they arrive.

Note on the Communicating

Udemy prevents instructors of Free courses from answering any questions from students. Therefore for now I cannot provide any feedback or respond to comments.

Summary

Forget the dry, old, textbook approach to learning code. Forget endlessly drilling syntax.

This course puts SQL in context and gets you solving real-world business problems from Day 1.

You'll play the role of a data analyst at Australia's largest fictional consumer bank, with a uniquely rich relational database at your fingertips. This context brings SQL to life and makes it easier for you to understand deeply and quickly.

With this new approach, you'll be surprised to see that SQL is fun and simple to learn. My course guarantee is that you'll go from zero to functional SQL coder within the weekend.

Best features in a nutshell

  • In plain English, with business context and fun analogies to explain the otherwise dry syntax.

  • Unique database, using a fictional bank relational database with incredibly rich transaction data to keep the course interesting and relevant.

  • Focuses deep on the absolute basics, to get you the strong foundations required for a data career.

  • Doesn’t cost money! If you sign up now while it’s free, you have lifetime free access, even as the course grows and becomes paid.

Read on for more detail

My story and building the course

My SQL learning experience was not ideal. When I started work I hadn’t the slightest idea what data was, let alone the power it brings to those who wield it skillfully. I took probably a year longer than necessary to master the SQL for data analytics. Even though I was practicing everyday on the job, I was slow to understand new concepts and struggled to remember new syntax.

Now as a full-time data analytics and insights manager, I have the hindsight to know it should have been much easier.

The main ingredients missing for me were:

  1. Structure

    1. What is important, what isn't, and why.

  2. Context

    1. Analogies, interesting examples, and plain English explanations. Bringing it to life!

So I’ve taken what was lacking in my learning experience and build a course around it. Specifically, here’s why my course stands out:

  • Structured

    • We learn what you need for on the job data analysis using SQL, no more less.

    • The topics are covered in an order that makes sense and helps you build on past learning.

    • You understand why each lesson is important, where it sits in the grand scheme of SQL.

  • In context

    • SQL shouldn’t have to be dry or boring, so I have used realistic business problems and analogies.

    • You’ll be playing the role of a data analyst at the largest fictional company in Australia, the Royal Bank of Australia, solving problems to drive sales, improve marketing reach, and manage customers.

    • Knowing why you’re learning the syntax, you’ll learn faster.

  • Hands on/practical

    • You’ll practice writing SQL in every single lesson.

We are going to have fun too, investigating cryptocurrency trading among customers, and even learning about Australian animals!

Why learn SQL?

Most successful companies today are data-driven.

  • They record every bit of information about their business (e.g. customers, sales).

  • They store that information (called data) in complex databases.

  • And they draw insights from the data to improve their business.

That’s where SQL comes in.

The only way to gather data and transform it into valuable business insights is to combine SQL and a smart analyst like you.

It's with SQL that companies know answers all sorts of where do my customers prefer to shop? Who was incorrectly charged fees? Why are sales going down?)

And as you may have noticed in the Promo, SQL is a great skill to build your career

Data careers, in data analysis (business analysis), data science, & data visualisation (business intelligence).

  1. SQL is needed to actually find and handle data in most organisations.

  2. The data handling and management skills learned via SQL are fundamental to understanding data in general, and are useful even if you don't use the SQL language (rare).

  3. Access to data can make you powerful in organisations. It's hard to argue with an analyst armed with well-prepped data and a solid numbers-based argument.

Marketing, product management, and tech sales:

  1. SQL (and the accompanying data skills) are a great way to stand out in marketing and product.

  2. Marketers and product managers propose changes to improve the business.

  3. Nowadays, any proposed change needs a strong case to support it.

  4. Data is the foundation of any strong business case.

  5. Therefore marketers and product managers with data skills can put together stronger cases, get more initiatives approved, and grow their career faster.

Why start with mySQL? mySQL is:

  • Very common, used by major companies and organisations across the world, such as Uber, Netflix, Spotify, and JPMorgan.

  • Free and easy to set up.

  • Similar to other forms of SQL like Microsoft SQL Server, PostGre SQL, Oracle SQL, Teradata SQL.

Become a Stronger and More Productive Business Analyst

Sharpening your business analysis skill set to produce high quality deliverables quickly and efficiently.

Created by Angelo Kalevela - Certified Business Analyst

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Students: 16451, Price: Free

Students: 16451, Price:  Free

A study done by IAG, has shown that only about half of major projects with average level business analysts succeed (56% to be exact). That number increases to 88% when skilled or above average business analysts are involved. Being average is not enough to get the job done anymore.

This course gives techniques and practice drills to help gain the most essential skills to quickly be an above average business analyst. Our goal isn't to develop every skill a business analyst should have; instead, I am to give you the most productive skills and the ability to use them in days instead of decades.

The purpose of this course is NOT to explain or walk you through all the different parts of what being a business analyst is. The purpose of this course is to give you skills that you can learn and use today that will make you a better business analyst tomorrow.

Note: When I say tomorrow, I do not mean next month or next year. I mean the day after today.

Learn How to Manage Difficult Conversations in Business

Strategies for turning difficult conversations into opportunities to attain business goals and reduce team issues.

Created by Jeff Przybylski - Head of CompuTerrors

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Students: 15586, Price: Free

Students: 15586, Price:  Free

Stop getting that sick feeling in the pit of your stomach every time you have a discussion with an employee or co-worker!

Welcome to Learn how to manage difficult conversations in business. My name is Jeff Przybylski and I own and operate CompuTerrors, an IT firm. I’ve been in the corporate environment for over 16 years as both an employee and in management. During that time, I’ve learned a lot about managing difficult conversations.

At the end of this course, you’ll gain many strategies for turning difficult conversations into opportunities to attain business goals and reduce team issues. We’ll go over key strategies you can employ to better prepare yourself before, during, and after these communications. I designed this course for managers and employees alike who want to stop dreading difficult conversations and have more meaningful and collaborative discussions.

Thank you for your time and I invite you to enroll now or watch some previews to see some examples.

Starting a Business: a step-by-step guide by Slidebean CEO

Everything you need to know when starting a business, from choosing the right co-founder to your first investor meeting.

Created by Jose Cayasso - Founder + CEO

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Students: 14733, Price: Free

Students: 14733, Price:  Free

Starting a business is not an easy task. There are plenty of steps to complete before beginning this very long journey. In this course, we talk from our own experience. Caya, Slidebean CEO, shares useful tips he learned throughout the years: from starting his first company, failing, getting back up, starting a new one (Slidebean) and succeeding.

PT Gait Analysis and Deviations

Learn about the phases of gait and how to recognize when things go wrong.

Created by Will Crane - Doctor of Physical Therapy

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Students: 9260, Price: Free

Students: 9260, Price:  Free

This course is designed to be an awesome resource for students preparing for the NPTE. Many times, it can be very confusing and difficult to understand gait analysis and what can potentially go wrong during each phase. This course will help you:

  • Understand the normal joint motion occurring during each phase of gait
  • Which muscles are active and when
  • How to recognize gait deviations and abnormalities

Each phase of the gait cycle has its own "mini-lecture" consisting of about 10 minutes of material as we review the basics. This course will take about 2 hours to complete in its entirety.

These videos serve as an adjunct to your current plan of study and will help clarify gait analysis on the NPTE. Designed to be simple and clear, you'll be surprised at how easy this course allows you to analyze gait patterns.

Business Requirements Document for Beginner Business Analyst

Recommended for the Beginner BA Who Speaks English as a Second Language

Created by Miriam Halberstam - Business Analyst/Online Content Developer

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Students: 9036, Price: Free

Students: 9036, Price:  Free

This is a concise course that simplifies the creation of a Business Requirements

Document (BRD) for a project in Information Technology. BRD requirements are

sketched and defined in 2 steps: 1) the first step - Part One - identifies the 6 key project

areas for a project that is not IT-related; and 2) the second step - Part Two - describes the

6 key project areas for an IT project.  

Colorful graphics animate the text, and quizzes based on real-life scenarios engage

the student in the processes of Business Analysis. A final exercise guides the student

in selecting requirements for his/her first BRD.

The course includes a glossary of IT-related terms.  

7 Steps to Business Enlightenment

Grow your business and unleash its untapped potential with this 7 step guide.

Created by Jane Crofts - Tableau Partner and Tableau Qualified Associate

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Students: 8987, Price: Free

Students: 8987, Price:  Free

Let's decide if this course is right for you!

  1. Are you a business owner of a small to medium sized business, or perhaps you are in a management position within a larger organisation?
  2. Are you looking for the next big win or opportunity to make significant business improvements?
  3. Perhaps your business is already heading in the right direction but you are looking to ramp up your business results and achieve even greater success?

Did you answer 'yes' to these questions? Then it's time to learn the 7 Steps to Business Enlightenment!


This course will take you through my step-by-step process to turn your business into a money making machine.

Through this easy to follow course, you will discover a range of tools, tips and techniques to take your business to the next level and achieve results you never thought possible. You will discover the secrets to success - secrets that have been used again and again by the world's most successful business minds and entrepreneurs.

This course will teach you how to really dive into your business and unleash its untapped potential.


This course is a combination of video instruction and tutorials, skill-building worksheets and templates, step-by-step guides and an interactive forum for personalized responses and feedback to support you as you embark on your path to enlightenment!

This course will give you the skills and tools you need to jump straight in to boosting your business results and turning your business into a money making machine - giving you the proven recipe for understanding and continually improving your business performance.

Three Emerging Careers in Digital Business Analysis

Current and Future Roles, Responsibilities, and Techniques for Strategic, Tactical, and Operational Business Analysts

Created by Tom and Angela Hathaway - BA-EXPERTS: Business Analysis for Anyone Wearing the BA Hat

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Students: 7851, Price: Free

Students: 7851, Price:  Free

The purpose of business analysis is supposedly to define a future that will allow an organization to achieve specific goals and objectives. In reality, the purpose of business analysis can be anything from mindlessly scribbling down “requirements” to predicting the future of the known universe.

Although often married to IT (Information Technology), business analysis is a fundamental business process regardless which organizational unit performs it. Because it defines the interface between people and technology, it is by nature complex. Based on experience gained in working with hundreds of organizations of various sizes world-wide, we identify distinct differences in business analysis as practiced at three levels.

In a nutshell,

  1. Strategic Business Analysis identifies opportunities for improvement
  2. Tactical Business Analysis flushes out the details of defined projects or initiatives
  3. Operational Business Analysis deals with the evolving daily changes in the life of any change process

These three different careers or levels of business analysis share a great deal of common techniques. As the business analyst, you need to be aware of the level at which you are working to adapt appropriate business analysis techniques to your situation for maximum returns.

In this brief overview, you will learn the differences between strategic, tactical, and operational business analysis audiences, how-to's, and results. Furthermore, the author presents his view on the future of the Business Analyst profession.

What Is “LEAN” or “AGILE” Business Analysis?

Understanding How Lean Principles Affect Your Requirements Discovery Process in Agile Software Development

Created by Tom and Angela Hathaway - BA-EXPERTS: Business Analysis for Anyone Wearing the BA Hat

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Students: 5821, Price: Free

Students: 5821, Price:  Free

Take the Path to LEAN Business Analysis (as it relates to Information Technology)

In today’s world, you and your organization must be responsive, flexible, and make things happen quickly. You must do more with less – and faster. You no longer have business as usual, so why do business analysis as usual?

 

With the widespread adoption of Agile, software development has gone through some serious remodeling. Agile teams build robust products incrementally and iteratively, requiring fast feedback from the business community to define ongoing work.  As a result, the process of defining IT requirements is evolving rapidly. Backlogs replace requirements definition documents. User Stories, Epics and Features replace requirement statements. Scenarios and Examples replace test cases. The timing of business analysis activities is shifting like sand.

 

This course is a brief overview of how you can reduce waste in Business Analysis practices to optimally support the new lean and agile software development world. You will learn about topics such as:

·         The purpose of a product roadmap and a prioritized product backlog

·         The concept of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)

·         Agile and Lean thinking applied to requirements discovery, analysis, and acceptance testing

·         Lean requirement constructs such as Features, User Stories, Epics, Scenarios, Examples, etc.

·         The importance of feedback from your customers to improve the product

MOOCs, The Business Case

Learn the ins and outs of MOOCs and the business case for building them

Created by IAL (Institute for Adult Learning) Singapore -

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Students: 4882, Price: Free

Students: 4882, Price:  Free

What are MOOCs? I am sure a lot of you have heard the name but where did they come from? Why have they caught the public's imagination so much in the last few years? How do they fit into the online education sphere? What are some ways training providers could use MOOCs to help them meet their business goals in the Singapore Adult Education and Training Market?

Join us on this intro course where we will explore these questions and more. This course has a particular relevance for both trainers and providers in Singapore. We are going to take a look at some of the business cases for building a MOOCs along with online courses and answer that question as to why your organisation might want to consider doing this. We will try to answer that question "How will my organisation get our money back?"

In addition, we are going to look at some real world examples of organisations and training companies that have built and profited from building these types of courses and are who are finding that online education can be very successful and profitable.

It will take about 120 mins to complete and comprises of a mixture of short videos, downloadable PDF notes.

There are no course requiremnemtns other that in interest in online education.

How 8 Financial Ratios Can Allow You to Analyse Any Business

How to use ratios to conduct a deeper financial analysis

Created by Nakhoul Mohamed - Administrateur Public

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Students: 4000, Price: Free

Students: 4000, Price:  Free

For any individual wishing to discover finance, at some point he will be led to know or learn the financial analysis,no matter the reason, being a banker or business owner to an investor managing his stock portfolio and aiming to buy the most profitable stocks, perhaps inspired by the greatest Warrant Buffet.

I have to ask the question, Is a lack of accounting training holding you back from getting value from these important financial documents?

The financial statements, these being the Income Statement, Balance Sheet & Cash Flow Statement, allow you to tell the ‘story’ of a business. You can tell its history, its strengths and weaknesses and sometimes even its future. Financial numbers alone will not tell you everything about a business.

The statements tell a concise story that can be used by investors and managers to test and assess strategy, as well as assist in putting together action plans in regards to whether or not to buy, hold or sell a stock or what to do internally within the business. But being able to look behind the numbers and gleam this story takes some skill.

However, not lots of skill! Accountants, like many professions, like to make their skills seem more complicated than what they really are; after all, this allows them to charge higher fees.

But ANY business manager, investor or student can quickly learn some key techniques that will allow them to tell the story of almost any business on the planet.

Accountants have the ability to turn vast amounts of data into actionable information, but they tend to give their own names to this ‘actionable information’ and in effect create a language of their own. And if this is all foreign to you: firstly, congratulations on taking the first steps, you won’t regret it. Secondly, in this courseI will try to clearly, simply and concisely break down this ‘foreign language’ and its arithmetic tools into something more digestible, irrespective of whether you’re a marketer, barista, production manager or even a retiree managing their nest egg.

this course has several objectives, all in the way of giving the learner an arsenal of tools allowing him to conduct a complete financial analysis, with effectiveness and above all efficiency.

efficiency is the key to success, being efficient means being able to reach the goal in the minimum amount of time with the minimum of used resources , here are the ratios.

the ratios which by their simplicity make it possible to manipulate the financial analysis and to create a model of analysis that suits the user according to his objective.

If you are looking to identify the company with the most profitable stocks in terms of dividends, you only have to mobilize these small tools called ratios in a certain way and here is in a moment you identify the most profitable stocks.

again if you want to know if your business is solvent, you only have to use the ratios again and you will have the information you want.

Excel – Data Analysis for Business

Unlock your BI Mind

Created by HG Martin - Business Analyst

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Students: 1897, Price: Free

Students: 1897, Price:  Free

Do you deal with data at work? Do you aspire to be a Data or Business Analyst? Then this course can help you. This course will cover not only the technical skills to improve your analysis in Excel, but also insights and examples based on real world scenarios that will help unlock your hidden BI Mind.

First, we will look at principles of Data management, cleaning, preparation as well as the mindset and work process that will allow you make an impact in your job. Using these skills, you will be able to effectively manage large data sets in Excel.

After this, we will slowly build up technical skills. We will begin by learning how to link data sets from various sources, for example, internal and external to your place of work, a vital part of your analysis toolbox.

Then we will build up abilities in dealing with conditional scenarios, layering techniques upon each other to tackle any problem.

Finally, we will use all the skills learned to tackle a challenge question derived from the real world.

After completing this course, you will both be ready to tackle more challenging problems at your own work and have a good foundation to build upon for any future up-skilling.

Learn And Apply PESTLE Analysis

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Created by Ajin V Steven - Business management & Effective leadership

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Students: 1359, Price: Free

Students: 1359, Price:  Free

This course will definitely make you to understand and how to face external affecting factors of  our business.

Through Each section you will learn about how approach the every single areas.

From the case study , you will learn how the successful companies made their PESTLE analysis.

Case study section teach you in which way you have to plan for ultimate success.

Thank you! STAY HAPPY ❣️.

Master Business Analytics with the “GIDAR” Method

How to Consistently Grow businesses using Information and Data

Created by Santiago Tacoronte - Data-Driven Strategy | Innovation & Experimentation | Author

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Students: 1330, Price: Free

Students: 1330, Price:  Free

GIDAR is an Analytics Method that ensures systematic Business Impact.

Still today, 80% of Business Analytics and AI projects FAIL.

Why do we still struggle to make sense of the enormous amount of data available in the information era?

  • Unrealistic Expectations: Analytics requests often include “mission impossible” questions that not even God is ready to answer. There is no magic button that you can press and tell you what to do with 100% of accuracy. That is what you need a method.

  • Lack of Methodology: Because a company has the money, the technology, and even the people don’t mean that they will succeed using analytics. This part is where tools like the GIDAR Analytics Canvas can help put everyone on the same page.

  • Change Management: Companies must understand that we are in a speedy humanity period and that people need time and support to embrace change.

GIDAR Analysis method addresses these points for you to avoid the Big Data hype trap. By setting up SMART Goals, applying a step by step process and using change management techniques, you will move from meaningless Reports to Results. How? Delivering insights, triggering change and measuring results.

GIDAR offers an easy yet powerful tool called the GIDAR Analytics Canvas that ensures that Information and Data translate into Change and Results.

The Canvas is free to use, and you can download it at GIDAR.ORG.

My teams and I have used the GIDAR methodology for years with outstanding results. I extracted all the successes(also failures), uncovered the patterns, and developed this free methodology to not worry more about its analysis.

If you think that data-analytics is just a trend, you find it challenging to drive results or convince your manager that you need to change, then this course is for you. These 90 minutes training will change how you use information and data at work and even in your personal life.

GIDAR is a “Business Success Stories” factory.

Financial Accounting Primer

Free Yourself From the Fear of Accounting

Created by Eric Knight, DBA, CPA, CGMA - A teacher that makes the complex into something simple

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Students: 1070, Price: Free

Students: 1070, Price:  Free

Accounting can be an intimidating course. Accounting students look forward with anticipation but also hesitance. Non accounting majors that are forced to take accounting look at accounting with dread. This course is designed to make accounting a more friendly course by getting you ready. A big fear of the unknown will now be known.

  • Fear: Unknown

  • Fear: Loss of control

  • Fear: Humiliation

  • Fear: Left behind or lost

  • Fear: Failure

Who will benefit from this course?

Are you about to take financial accounting? Would you like to better understand financial accounting? Are you a student, businessperson or manager that does not have a background in accounting but may need to deal with the accounting department? Then this course would benefit you!

What you will learn

We will learn what accounting really is and what it is not. We will see the truth behind the ‘math’ misunderstanding of accounting. You will get a primer in accounting by understanding what accounting reports. You will get an introduction into basic accounting equation. You will be introduced to debits and credits. You will even learn to use journal entries. I will show you some examples using Excel.

Lesson Descriptions

· Introduction to the course: You will get an overview of this course and what to expect. You will see how this course will help pre-accounting students gain an understanding of accounting. Knowing what accounting is about will take away that fear. Managers that deal with accounting may be at a disadvantage if they do not know what the accounting department does.

· Common student fears introduced: The biggest fears students have in accounting are discussed in this lesson. One fear is that of math. Math can be intimidating or even scary. Math students often fear math because of the use of formulas. Students in math see the questions as right or wrong with no interpretation. Students also fear accounting for its use of rules. Accounting is seen as a profession of rules.  Students believe not knowing the rules can lead to failure. Students often fear the use of debits and credits in problems.  After this course you will understand that none of the common misconceptions about accounting, math, debits and credits, or rules is true. 

· Perception vs reality: What is an accountant’s life like? We perceive accounting and accountants a certain way. In this lesson we’ll discuss that perception. We’ll then discuss the reality of the profession. What do accountants really do? What is their career like?

· Basic accounting terms: Key terms include transaction and account. These terms are used throughout business. The reason for confusion is that there are multiple definitions for these terms in business depending on your role.

· Accounting Reports: What are the reports provided by accountants? You’ll learn the major two accounting reports that are taught in school. You’ll see what kind of information is provided in these reports.

· Who?: In this lesson you will get to see who uses the accounting reports. You’ll find out why accounting reports are so useful and why there is such a need for accountants.

· Math: You will get the truth about math as it is used in financial accounting. There are numbers in accounting but what accountants really do is communicate. The numbers are part of that transfer of information to the user. The ‘math’ accountants use is really just adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. The accounting problems take no special math skills, but those accounting problems may be a challenge. So how should you approach accounting problems when you take the course?

· Accounting Equation: All of financial accounting can be boiled down to one formula: Assets = Liabilities + stockholders’ equity. You will understand this formula as a fundamental or foundation of information you will need for the course.

· Debits and Credits Oh My!: You will know, by the end of the lesson, what a debit and credit is and what they are not. You will understand how these are merely tools for increasing or decreasing accounts.

· Journal Entry: Learn how to do a journal entry. Get some examples from real world transactions. You will follow the journal entries as they are completed using Excel.

Course Prerequisites:

No prerequisite: You will learn the very basics of financial accounting!

Entrepreneurship and business creation

Introduction to entrepreneurship and business creation

Created by Sezair Julien - Author/Entrepreneur/Business owner/ Investor

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Students: 893, Price: Free

Students: 893, Price:  Free

This course will help you identify new ventures by understand the importance of entrepreneurship, basic financial skills for new business, and tools and competencies required to start your new business. This course will review the steps of business creation. we will cover the process and techniques that an entrepreneur needs to grow his business. You will will practice your ideas in the class.

FTE – Full Time Equivalent, a productivity measure

FTE analysis reveals if the manpower is used at optimum level and to ascertain productivity levels.

Created by Ganesh Mathur - Finance professional

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Students: 358, Price: Free

Students: 358, Price:  Free

We have explained the method of calculating Full time equivalent popularly known as FTE. How it is different from Head count in any Business Unit and how to calculate Productivity ratio and use it in practical environment.

This course explains the link between FTE and Productivity. Anyone after completing this course can start using FTE and Productivity model in their businesses and take the benefit.