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Introducing corporate finance free course icon Level

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Introducing corporate finance

This free course, Introducing corporate finance, introduces you to the importance of finance and the role it plays in organisations. It explains the different functions of money and the ways in which finance is linked to organisational strategies. The course also explores the ways in which finance is linked to the governance of organisations, how organisations fund their activities, and the role of the finance and accounting functions.

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20 hrs
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International management: An institutional perspective free course icon Level

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International management: An institutional perspective

It is common for managers and firms to highlight the difference culture makes to business and management. However, arguably more important are the differences between countries in the social, political, economic and legal institutions that enable and underpin business activity. This free course, International management: An institutional perspective, takes a research-based look at the differences around the world in how capitalism is practised and the practical difference this makes to managers who need to manage or do business across borders.

Free course
15 hrs
Sustainable innovations in enterprises free course icon Level

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Sustainable innovations in enterprises

This free online course, Sustainable innovations in enterprises, introduces you to the importance of sustainable innovations, the role it plays in commercial and social enterprises and the importance to society. It explores cases of sustainable innovations in specialist areas – arts and humanities; science, technology and engineering; health & social care. The course also evaluates three methods for measuring the societal impacts of sustainable innovations. Learners are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences of cases where sustainable innovations drive success or failures in enterprises and how the positive impacts on society can be evaluated and sustained.  

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9 hrs
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Entrepreneurial behaviour free course icon Level

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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 on the personal aspects involved in transforming an innovative idea into an entrepreneurial product. You will also learn how to identify the requirements for building an appropriate entrepreneurial team.

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20 hrs
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Influences on accounting regulation free course icon Level

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Influences on accounting regulation

Financial reporting is a complex issue. This free course, Influences on accounting regulation, looks at the historical development of financial regulation and reporting across Europe and the world. You will also examine how both Anglo-Saxon and 'commercial code' accounting have expanded to become the two main accounting systems used today.

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6 hrs
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Implementing the project free course icon Level

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Implementing the project

Day-to-day monitoring of a project is essential to ensure that work is progressing according to the plan, and it will often be necessary to review and revise the plan as circumstances change. This free course, Implementing the project, will introduce some of the key techniques that help managers to monitor and control projects, and consider what approaches work best in particular circumstances.

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8 hrs
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How teams work free course icon Level

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How teams work

This free course, How teams work, provides an introduction to working in virtual project teams by explaining terms and concepts related to teams and to projects. The complexity of the interaction of people and technology is highlighted.

Free course
10 hrs
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Estimating the cost of equity free course icon Level

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Estimating the cost of equity

This free course, Estimating the cost of equity, looks at how to estimate the cost of equity using the dividend valuation model (DVM) and the capital asset pricing model (CAPM), and how to evaluate the use of the DVM and the CAPM from a financial and strategic perspective. It then explores the implications regarding selection of the inputs to the DVM and CAPM and assesses the implications of using the beta measure in the CAPM.

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9 hrs
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Equity finance free course icon Level

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Equity finance

Private equity, venture capital, stock exchange listing: all are methods of raising equity finance. This free course looks at the processes used and the markets available across the world for raising such finance, as well as looking into the reasons why some companies choose cross-listing on stock exchanges.

Free course
6 hrs
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Environmental factors and organisations free course icon Level

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Environmental factors and organisations

The interactions of business with the non-commercial environment are under increasing scrutiny. This free course, Environmental factors and organisations, looks at the relationships between business and social and ecological environments, often referred to under the umbrella term of Corporate Social Responsibility. The course examines efforts to reconcile what often look to be competing demands by moving towards a more ethical environment.

Free course
6 hrs
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Employee engagement free course icon Level

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Employee engagement

Engagement is a key buzzword in 21st century management. Strategic human resource management rests on the belief that people are the key to achieving competitive advantage. Employees need to be seen as assets to be developed, not costs to be controlled. This free course explores three key themes: employee engagement, employee involvement and collective aspects of employee relations.

Free course
10 hrs
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Challenges in advanced management accounting free course icon Level

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Challenges in advanced management accounting

This free course, Challenges in advanced management accounting, focuses on strategic management accounting and selected concepts and techniques. It will help you to successfully navigate mid- to long-term challenges to creating sustainable organisations. This OpenLearn course requires a prior understanding of basic management accounting approaches.

Free course
15 hrs
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