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Business Administration & Project Management Online Short Courses

Today, skills in business administration and project management are the staple requirements for the very best professionals in any business sector. Our short management courses in sustainable business, contemporary issues in the energy industry, statistics, and project management, and more, meet the needs of ambitious professionals who want to boost their careers in management and get ahead of the competition.

Browse our selection of online undergraduate- and postgraduate-level business administration and project management courses below:

Certificate in Business Skills Competency

Start date: Enrol anytime and start on the 1st or 15th of every month
Duration: 3 months
Fees: £550
Awarding body: London School of Business and Finance

This short, innovative course takes the core concepts at play in today’s business world and delivers them 100% online. By developing relevant, up-to-date, and applicable business skills in a global context, you’ll gain a wider perspective on the execution of essential management practices in an organisation. In addition, you will learn a variety of leadership strategies, and harness your skill at implementing those methods through real-life case studies. Time will also be spent on honing your presentation skills, gathering and analysing market data, and applying creativity and integrity to decision making processes. As preparation for more advanced leadership roles in your business career, the Certificate in Business Skills Competency puts you on the fast track to the top.

Syllabus:

Students will study five topics:

  1. Entrepreneurship
  2. Sustainability and Corporate Governance
  3. Business Finance
  4. Leadership
  5. Marketing
  6. Operations 

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Acquire an overview of basic business concepts, language, and practice, including marketing, operations, supply chain, finance, and leadership
  2. Communicate more effectively with colleagues and senior management
  3. Learn best practice leadership techniques and how they can be applied within industry
  4. Assess strategic business issues and make a timely contribution to these through problem solving in a team environment.

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Advanced Certificate in Sustainable Business Development

Start date: Enrol anytime and start on the 1st or 15th of every month
Duration: 12- 15 weeks
Fees: £650
Awarding body: London School of Business and Finance
Certified by: CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

Sustainability in all areas of business is integral to a company’s survival within the economic landscape. This course connects concepts of sustainability, entrepreneurialism and innovation, and outlines the basic theoretical foundations for business development. Issues of corporate conduct, corporate leadership, legal codes, and performance guidelines will be addressed and examined in detail. You will understand how sustainability in business is used to manage risk and maintain productivity, via study of the supply chain management (SCM), operations management (OM), and marketing trends and strategies.

Syllabus:

The aim of the module is to provide students with an understanding of the following subject areas:

• National and international issues pertaining to carbon management
• The development of carbon management systems and strategies
• The skills needed to measure and value positive and negative carbon footprints

You will be formally assessed once during the programme, which will consist of a written report of up to 3,500 words. Completing this assignment to a satisfactory standard is a mandatory requirement.


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Advanced Certificate in Business Statistics

Start date: Enrol anytime and start on the 1st or 15th of every month
Duration: 12-15 weeks
Fees: £650
Awarding body: London School of Business and Finance
Certified by: CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

When it comes to decision making and problem solving in global business, the accurate collection and analysis of data is crucial. Learn how managers conduct financial analysis, market research, and audits using statistical applications. Acquire systematic tools for evaluating business performance, forecasting sales, and sustaining quality control. Gain an understanding of basic statistical concepts and learn how managers utilise these techniques to ensure continual business growth.

Syllabus:

This Advanced Certificate will develop knowledge and competency in the following sub-topics:

• Interpreting statistical reports and the ability to evaluate the design of a study or report
• Condensing a mass of data into a comprehendible numerical measures
• Presenting data in a way that facilitates communication, and avoiding the misuse of data
• Identifying relationships among various factors and testing the strength of these relationships
• Formulating plans and policies

You will be formally assessed once during the programme, which will consist of a written report of up to 3,500 words. Completing this assignment to a satisfactory standard is a mandatory requirement.


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Certificate in Global Business Management

Start date: Enrol anytime and start on the 1st or 15th of every month
Duration: 12-15 weeks
Fees: £550
Awarding body: London School of Business and Finance
Certified by: CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

In today’s increasingly interconnected world, it’s never been more necessary to systematically examine the drivers of globalisation and its impact on businesses. Global Business Management is a specialist module designed for students who wish to develop an advanced knowledge of the strategies for managing the operations of an international organisation by examining a wide range of topics such as the theory of international trade and investment, economic integration, and implementation and control techniques.

Syllabus:

Upon completing this programme of study you will have gained a robust understanding of:

• The international Business Environment - the nature of international business, theory of international trade and investment and culture, and political and legal environment
• International business and markets- international financial markets, economic integration, and emerging markets
• International Business Strategy - entry and expansion, strategic planning, organization, implementation and control
• Managing International Business Operations - marketing, logistics and supply chain management (including outsourcing), international human resource management and corporate governance, accounting and taxation
• Contemporary and emerging issues in global businesses

You will be formally assessed once during the programme, which will consist of a written report of up to 3,500 words. Completing this assignment to a satisfactory standard is a mandatory requirement.


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Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Business

Start date: Enrol anytime and start on the 1st or 15th of every month
Duration: 3-9 months
Fees: £1,800
Awarding body: London School of Business and Finance
Certified by: CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

The following course incorporates three modules,

1.1 Advanced Certificate in Contemporary Issues in Oil, Gas, and Energy
More so than in any other global industry, the energy sector requires a unique understanding of marketing, tax, law, policy, regulation, and contractual procedures. This short online course will allow you to thrive within a rapidly developing field of business.

1.2 Sustainable Business Development
Businesses around the world require sustainable measures for ensuring continual growth and development. Study how corporate conduct, corporate leadership, legal codes and performance guidelines impact sustainability.

1.3 Advanced Operations Management
Every manager needs to be able to effectively manage a company’s business operations. You will study the key components of operations management, including inventory control, resource management, manufacturing, and production processing.


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Diploma in Business Management

Start date: Enrol anytime and start on the 1st or 15th of every month
Duration: 3 - 9 months
Fees: £1,500
Awarding body: London School of Business and Finance
Certified by: CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

The following course incorporates three modules:

1.1 Operations Management
This module introduces the core concepts of operations management. Once you understand the implementation of operational strategies, you will learn how quantitative measures are used to make operational business decisions and establish quality delivery standards.

1.2 Project Management
Effective project management leads to enhanced business performance and increased profitability. This course will provide you with the ability to plan, implement, evaluate, and modify projects designed to meet specific company goals and objectives.

1.3 Global Business Management
This module is designed to develop an advanced knowledge of the management strategies of an international organisation. You will examine a wide range of topics such as the theory of international trade and investment, economic integration, and implementation and control techniques.


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Advanced Certificate in Contemporary Issues in Oil, Gas, and Energy

Start date: Enrol anytime and start on the 1st or 15th of every month
Duration: 12-15 weeks
Fees: £650
Awarding body: London School of Business and Finance
Certified by: CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

Issues concerning the discovery, exploitation, and management of fossil fuels and other lucrative energy resources are at the forefront of the modern commercial, technological, and political landscape. This advanced certificate programme will provide you with a solid grounding in the areas of marketing, tax, law, policy, regulation, and contractual procedures, allowing you to operate within the oil, gas, and energy sectors with confidence. Gain the knowledge sought by leading employers within this truly international and dynamic industry.

Syllabus:

This advanced certificate is designed to equip you with an intimate knowledge of the international issues affecting the energy industry, as well as teaching you the sector specific skills needed to master the strategies and systems that lie at the heart of this global field of business. In order to do so, you will focus on:

• The objectives and functions of commercial relationships in the upstream oil and gas supply chain.
• The significance of marketing and marketing issues to upstream oil and gas organisations.
• The broad principles and practical implementation of petroleum taxation regimes in various regions of the world.
• Energy sector strategic responses to key global challenges and issues, and governmental initiatives
• The main contractual clauses in the main contracts in the oil and gas industry and the effect of these clauses on the contractual parties.

You will be formally assessed once during the programme, which will consist of a written report of up to 3,500 words. Completing this assignment to a satisfactory standard is a mandatory requirement.


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Certificate in Project Management

Start date: Enrol anytime and start on the 1st or 15th of every month
Duration: 12-15 weeks
Fees: £550
Awarding body: London School of Business and Finance
Certified by: CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

Effective project management can boost business performance, increase profitability, and provide many other lucrative benefits for a company. This course will provide you with the knowhow to plan, implement, evaluate, and modify projects designed to meet specific company goals and objectives. Learn how to outline, prepare and analyse project budgets, allocate resources, and develop effective scheduling plans. You will develop an in-depth understanding of the project management tools and functions, and learn how to carry out a project to its completion, including how to create closing reports and perform post-completion assessments.

Syllabus:

The Project Management Certificate is designed for students studying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. It assumes knowledge from all level 4 and 5 modules and is delivered as a specialist module, covering the following issues:

• The fundamental elements of projects
• Task and functions of managing and organising a project
• The process and planning of a project
• Linking project plan to project budget and cost
• Project management tools and scheduling of project work
• Resource allocation in project management
• Reporting on project progress and project completion and evaluation

You will be formally assessed once during the programme, which will consist of a written report of up to 3,500 words. Completing this assignment to a satisfactory standard is a mandatory requirement.


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Advanced Diploma in Business Administration

Start date: Enrol anytime and start on the 1st or 15th of every month
Duration: 3-9 months
Fees: £2,850
Awarding body: London School of Business and Finance
Certified by: CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

The Advanced Diploma in Business Administration consists of three modules. Within the Advanced Operations Management module, you will study inventory control, resource allocation, and how goods and services are produced. Next, you will go on to the Advanced Managerial Accounting and Analysis module, which will cover techniques for predicting sales and identifying risks and give you the essential tools for managerial decision-making. Finally, you will complete your diploma with the Marketing Design and Strategy module that will teach you how to design and execute a business plan. This module covers fundamental marketing concepts such as the marketing mix, brand positioning, and creating a value proposition. This diploma also meets the entry course requirements for enrolling on one of InterActive's academic programmes.

Syllabus:

There are three modules you will study for the Advanced Diploma in Business Administration and a list of sub-topics you will cover for each module:

• Advanced Operations Management – Inventory control, resource management, and using raw materials and human labour to produce goods and services
• Advanced Managerial Accounting and Analysis – Using managerial accounting and analysis strategies to predict sales revenue and pinpoint risks, managerial decision-making
• Marketing Design and Strategy – creating a business plan, marketing design using the marketing mix, marketing analysis and brand positioning


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Arts Enterprise Diploma

Start date: Enrol anytime and start on the 1st or 15th of every month
Duration: 3 months
Fees: £325
Awarding body: London School of Business and Finance

The Art Enterprise Diploma (AED) is an online programme delivered by InterActive that has been comprehensively redesigned to blend business skills with creative endeavour into a seamless elearning experience. Delivered in manageable, compact units of rich multi-media content, this course is perfect for arts professionals and busy entrepreneurs seeking to gain an advanced commercial understanding of their field, and complement their artistic talents.

The programme presents you with a broad range of subject areas such as marketing, law, and communication, which are designed to cater specifically to the contemporary needs of the modern creative professional by expanding your business horizons, while at the same time nurturing your artistic flair. The diploma also features a Core Content Review application that you can use to consolidate your learning by pulling together related topics from the various sections, and revise the knowledge that will allow you to compete at the very top of your chosen field.

The AED consists of five sections, as follows:
1. Art History from the Ancient World to Contemporary
2. Understanding the Art Market
3. Getting to Grips with Art Law
4. Business Skills for Arts Organisations
5. Writing for the Art World

Each section consists of between 15 and 20 compact video tutorials which together paint a comprehensive picture of the subject area. Your knowledge of each section is then reinforced via a real-life case study and discussion question.

You will be assessed at the end of the programme through a final written assignment of 5,000 words, submitted online.


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Certificate in Management and Leadership

Start date: 1st and 15th of each month – enrol anytime

Duration: 12-15 Weeks

Fees: £550

Awarding body: London School of Business and Finance

Certified by: CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

 

Equip yourself with a working knowledge of the management strategies and leadership styles used to meet organisational objectives. With an understanding of human resources, you’ll develop performance monitoring skills, and learn to communicate within the legal and ethical boundaries applicable in daily operations.

 

Syllabus:

Completion of the Certificate in Management and Leadership will enable you to:

  • Understand the fast pace of change within an organisation, due to a wide range of factors
  • Assess the various processes, procedures, and practices for effective management of organisations
  • Identify internal and external factors of organisations, such as size and scale, purpose, management, diversity and structure
  • Familiarise yourself with people and organisational behaviour, social responsibility, problem solving and communications.

 

You will be formally assessed once during the programme, which will consist of a written assignment up to 3,500 words.


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Certificate in Human Resources

Start date: 1st and 15th of each month – enrol anytime

Duration: 12-15 Weeks

Fees: £550

Awarding body: London School of Business and Finance

Certified by: CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

 

Develop an appreciation of the functions and managerial strategies used by HRM teams within contemporary organisations. You’ll acquire an understanding of the wider context of HRM in relation to external policies and social factors affecting operations. Become familiar with global methods of motivating, rewarding, developing, and disciplining staff, according to changing policies and organisational factors.

 

Syllabus:

Completion of the Certificate in Human Resources will enable you to:

  • Understand the role played by Human Resource Management in contemporary organisations
  • Evaluate the best practices used by organisations, and how these adapt to a range of demographics, organisations, and global policies
  • Develop a keen knowledge of people management techniques, and methods of communication, problem-solving, team building, and leadership
  • Use research and available data to improve HRM strategies and employee relations.

 

You will be formally assessed once during the programme, which will consist of a written assignment of 3,500 words (+/- 10%).


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Certificate in Applied HR Management

Start date: 1st and 15th of each month – enrol anytime

Duration: 12-15 Weeks

Fees: £550

Awarding body: London School of Business and Finance

Certified by: CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

 

Acquire an appreciation of HRM functions within contemporary organisations, and develop an understanding of HRM managerial strategies. You’ll become familiar with the wider context of HRM in relation to external policies and social factors affecting operations, gaining familiarity with global methods of motivating, rewarding, developing, and disciplining staff, according to changing policies and organisational factors.

 

Syllabus:

Completion of the Certificate in Applied HR Management will enable you to:

  • Understand the role played by Human Resource Management in contemporary organisations
  • Evaluate the best practices used by organisations, and how these adapt to a range of demographics, organisations, and global policies
  • Develop a keen knowledge of people management techniques, and methods of communication, problem-solving, team building, and leadership
  • Use research, and available data to improve HRM strategies and employee relations.

 

You will be formally assessed using the following methods:

  • Individual poster presentation 25% - (1000 words +/- 10%)
  • Individual essay 75% - (3,000 words +/- 10%)

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Advanced Certificate in Managerial Development

Start date: 1st and 15th of each month – enrol anytime

Duration: 3-9 Months

Fees: £650

Awarding body: London School of Business and Finance

Certified by: CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

 

Equip yourself with working knowledge of the management strategies and leadership styles used to meet organisational objectives. You’ll develop an understanding of human resources, and develop performance monitoring skills, and learn to communicate within the legal and ethical boundaries applicable in daily operations.

 

Syllabus:

Completion of the Advanced Certificate in Managerial Development will enable you to:

  • Understand the fast pace of change within an organisation, due to a wide range of factors
  • Use knowledge of the various processes, procedures, and practices for effective management of organisations
  • Appreciate internal and external factors of organisations, such as size and scale, purpose, management, diversity and structure
  • Familiarise yourself with people and organisational behaviour, social responsibility, problem solving and communications.

 

You will be formally assessed once during the programme, which will consist of a written assignment up to 3,500 words (+/- 10%).


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Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management

Start date: 1st and 15th of each month – enrol anytime

Duration: 3-9 Months

Fees: £1800 or £2850

Awarding body: London School of Business and Finance

Certified by: CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

Develop an appreciation of HRM functions within contemporary organisations. Equip yourself with an understanding of HRM managerial strategies, becoming familiar with the wider context of HRM in relation to external policies and social factors affecting operations, gaining familiarity with global methods of motivating, rewarding, developing, and disciplining staff, according to changing policies and organisational factors.

Syllabus:

Completion of the Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management will enable you to:

  • Understand the role played by Human Resource Management in contemporary organisations
  • Evaluate the best practices used by organisations, and how these adapt to a range of demographics, organisations, and global policies
  • Develop a keen knowledge of people management techniques, and methods of communication, problem-solving, team building, and leadership
  • Use research, and available data to improve HRM strategies and employee relations.

You will be formally assessed once during the programme, which will consist of a written assignment up to 3,500 words (+/- 10%).


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Certificate in Leadership and Strategic Change

Start date: The 1st and 15th of every month
Duration: 3 months
Fees: £550
Awarding body: London School of Business and Finance
Certified by: (Continuing Professional Development)

This course prepares you to take the next step towards your leadership goals and advance in your career. Get to grips with the theories of how to develop leadership skills and how employers identify and retain leadership talent. Develop a clearer understanding of leadership challenges faced at the CEO level and the causes of organisational change.

Syllabus:

On this Certificate in Leadership and Strategic Change course, you will learn how to:

  1. Identify what organisational politics is, and consider whether managers should learn to lead politically
  2. Appreciate the challenges faced by women and minorities when working towards leadership roles
  3. Evaluate thought-leadership frameworks, and theories from strategy literature
  4. Develop leadership skills to lead and affect change

You will be formally assessed once during the programme, which will consist of a written assignment up to 3,500 words(+/- 10%).


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Certificate in Presentation and Public Speaking Skills

Start date: The 1st and 15th of every month
Duration: 3 months
Fees: £325
Awarding body: London School of Business and Finance
Certified by: (Continuing Professional Development)

Become a confident public speaker who commands an audience's attention. Whether speaking to a small group of colleagues or a room full of unfamiliar faces, you will deliver your message effectively using the skills you develop on this certificate course.

Syllabus:

Completion of this Certificate in Presentation and Public Speaking Skills course will enable you to:

  1. Examine the most important aspects of a performance
  2. Identify the process of planning and preparation for public speaking
  3. Boost your technical presentation skills
  4. Become confident in your public speaking ability

You will be formally assessed once during the programme, which will consist of a written assignment up to 3,500 words(+/- 10%).


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