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  • Why are public companies vanishing in America? Creative commons image Icon Anthony Quintano under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    22 Dec 2017

  • Why are public companies vanishing in America?

    Why are public companies vanishing in America? Creative commons image Icon Anthony Quintano under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Dec 2017
    Since 1997, the number of public companies in the US has been in decline. Why - and does it matter?
  • Does Brexit defy gravity? Creative commons image Icon Avaaz under PDM licence under Creative-Commons license

    Does Brexit defy gravity?

    By Alan Shipman

    Alan Shipman asks if research showing how trade declines with distance, endangers the vision of a post-Brexit UK...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Dec 2017

  • Does Brexit defy gravity?

    Does Brexit defy gravity? Creative commons image Icon Avaaz under PDM licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Dec 2017
    Alan Shipman asks if research showing how trade declines with distance, endangers the vision of a post-Brexit UK thriving on global markets.  
  • Christmas at war: 1915 - A wish deferred Creative commons image Icon Aussie~mobs under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Christmas at war: 1915 - A wish deferred

    The Financial Times struggles to see a brighter future, but hopes that at least city traders will no longer be seen...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Dec 2017

  • Christmas at war: 1915 - A wish deferred

    Christmas at war: 1915 - A wish deferred Creative commons image Icon Aussie~mobs under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Dec 2017
    The Financial Times struggles to see a brighter future, but hopes that at least city traders will no longer be seen as driven purely by greed.
  • Collective Creativity

    Can the boundaries of the 'creative class' be broken down? Should they? How do creative people contribute to society...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Dec 2017

  • Collective Creativity

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Dec 2017
    Can the boundaries of the 'creative class' be broken down? Should they? How do creative people contribute to society and the economy?
  • Film: Creative or Cultural? Creative commons image Icon Bart Everson under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license

    Film: Creative or Cultural?

    How does the UK view the importance of the creative and cultural impact of the creative industries, and which is more...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    11 Dec 2017

  • Film: Creative or Cultural?

    Film: Creative or Cultural? Creative commons image Icon Bart Everson under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Dec 2017
    How does the UK view the importance of the creative and cultural impact of the creative industries, and which is more important?
  • Porter’s Value Chain and the Business of Film

    What is Porter's value chain? How can it assist in the analysis of film production and distribution?

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Dec 2017

  • Porter’s Value Chain and the Business of Film

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Dec 2017
    What is Porter's value chain? How can it assist in the analysis of film production and distribution?
  • How is identity data creating headaches for large companies? Creative commons image Icon Fredrik Linger under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    05 Dec 2017

  • How is identity data creating headaches for large companies?

    How is identity data creating headaches for large companies? Creative commons image Icon Fredrik Linger under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Dec 2017
    Increasingly the costs and risks of holding data are turning toxic for businesses. Bhargav Mitra and Robert McCausland explain why.
  • Was British business always planning for Brexit? Creative commons image Icon Colin Campbell under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Was British business always planning for Brexit?

    By Richard Whittington, Christian Stadler, Julia Hautz

    Although businesses made - largely - pro-remain statements during the referendum, their strategies suggest they were...

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    5 mins

    Updated on:

    02 Nov 2017

  • Was British business always planning for Brexit?

    Was British business always planning for Brexit? Creative commons image Icon Colin Campbell under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Nov 2017
    Although businesses made - largely - pro-remain statements during the referendum, their strategies suggest they were expecting to leave, says new research.
  • Is Huawei's low-key approach the secret of its success? Creative commons image Icon Kārlis Dambrāns under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Nov 2017

  • Is Huawei's low-key approach the secret of its success?

    Is Huawei's low-key approach the secret of its success? Creative commons image Icon Kārlis Dambrāns under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Nov 2017
    A visit to the Huawei campus finds a company open to naps in the office but against bombast. It's a formula that appears to be working.
  • Banks as utilities and the future of payments Creative commons image Icon gabrielmillaire under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license

    Banks as utilities and the future of payments

    By Edward George, Helena Vieira

    In a wide-ranging discussion, Ecobank's Edward George shares his personal views about the future of banks, and...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Nov 2017

  • Banks as utilities and the future of payments

    Banks as utilities and the future of payments Creative commons image Icon gabrielmillaire under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Nov 2017
    In a wide-ranging discussion, Ecobank's Edward George shares his personal views about the future of banks, and digital strategy across African markets.

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  • Campaigns and organisations

    If you've ever been involved in campaigning for change, you probably know that getting the desired result is much harder than it seems. Moreover,...

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    2 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    25 Aug 2017

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    If you've ever been involved in campaigning for change, you probably know that...
  • Products, services and branding

    In this free course, Products, services and branding, you will find out about how organisations manage their products and services. This will...

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    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Mar 2017

  • Products, services and branding

    Products, services and branding Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
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    In this free course, Products, services and branding, you will find out about how...
  • Investment risk

    Risk, in a financial context, is a synonym for uncertainty. This free course will allow those with some background knowledge of the area to explore...

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    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    20 Mar 2017

  • Investment risk

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    Risk, in a financial context, is a synonym for uncertainty. This free course will...
  • Building relationships with donors

    Legacy fundraising and big-gift seeking are part of the professional fundraiser's role. This free course, Building relationships with donors, will...

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    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    12 Mar 2017

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    Legacy fundraising and big-gift seeking are part of the professional fundraiser's...
  • Entrepreneurial behaviour

    Have you ever wanted to start your own business? This free course, Entrepreneurial behaviour, will give you the opportunity to consider and reflect...

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    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    28 Feb 2017

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    Have you ever wanted to start your own business? This free course, Entrepreneurial...
  • Liquidity management

    In this free course you will focus on liquidity management, one of the fundamental aspects relating to risk management that has come under intense...

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    7 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    20 Oct 2016

  • Liquidity management

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    Advanced level Duration 7 hours Updated 20 Oct 2016
    In this free course you will focus on liquidity management, one of the fundamental...
  • Understanding different research perspectives

    This free course, Understanding different research perspectives, explores the development of the research process looking at the different...

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    9 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    22 Aug 2016

  • Understanding different research perspectives

    Understanding different research perspectives
    Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
    This free course, Understanding different research perspectives, explores the...
  • Preparing a project

    Managing projects is something most managers will find themselves doing at some point in their career. This free course, Preparing a project, aims...

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    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    10 Aug 2016

  • Preparing a project

    Preparing a project
    Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 10 Aug 2016
    Managing projects is something most managers will find themselves doing at some...
  • Discovering development management

    Discovering development management is a free course that sets out to build up the basic capacities for managing the multiple challenges of...

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    3 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    14 Jul 2016

  • Discovering development management

    Discovering development management
    Advanced level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Jul 2016
    Discovering development management is a free course that sets out to build up the...
  • Planning a project

    Gantt charts, critical path analysis, SMART objectives and estimation skills are just some of the topics covered in this free course, Planning a...

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    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    09 Jun 2016

  • Planning a project

    Planning a project Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
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    Gantt charts, critical path analysis, SMART objectives and estimation skills are...