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The Pocket MBA: Concepts and Strategies (Course Id 219)

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Author : Jae K. Shim, Ph.D., CPA
Status : Production
CPE Credits : 16.0
IRS Credits : 0
Price : $127.95
Passing Score : 70%
NASBA Technical: No
Primary Subject-Field Of Study:

Business Management & Organization - Business Management & Organization for Course Id 219

Description :

This course is a one-stop problem-solver for today's busy executive. It's a working guide to help you quickly pinpoint in the complex world of business.

    • What to look for
    • What to do
    • What to watch out for
    • How to do it
You'll find concepts, guidelines, and rules of thumb to help you conceptualize, analyze, and evaluate any business-related problem. Throughout, you'll find this course practical, quick, and useful. Part I takes you through the world of business strategy, management, marketing, and legal environments of business. Part II covers the economic issues of interest to business managers because they have a significant impact upon corporate success or failure. As companies go global, some relevant issues of concern to business people are foreign exchange rates, currency risk management, political risk, and international sources of financing. It also covers the use of information systems and information technology (IT) in all phases of business and in all functional areas to analyze and solve business problems in the "real world." This course has been designed in question-and-answer format in order to address the pertinent issues that come up during the course of business.

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Release : 2012
Version : 1.0
Prerequisites : Basic math
Basic accounting
Experience Level : Overview
Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
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Advance Preparation : None
Delivery Method : Self-Study
Intended Participants : Anyone needing Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
Revision Date : 12-Oct-2012
NASBA Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase and with a minimum passing grade of 70% or better to receive CPE credit unless otherwise noted on the Course History page (i.e. California Ethics must score 90% or better). After logging in click on the Course History links on your My Courses page for the Begin date and Expire date for the Final Exam.
Approved Audience :

NASBA Registry - 219

Keywords : Business Management & Organization, Pocket, MBConcepts, Strategies, cpe, cpa, online course
Learning Objectives :

Chapter 1
BUSINESS STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to
    • Outline the key elements of a mission statement?
    • Develop an organizational strategy using The Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis and describe Porter’s competitive strategies.
    • Summarize the types of management decisions and the steps to be followed in the decision-making process.
    • List some useful management techniques and tools such as break-even and profit analysis, aggregate planning strategies, scheduling, and project management and control.

Chapter 2
GENERAL MANAGEMENT

Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to
    • Outline the steps in the planning process.
    • Demonstrate how the Just in Time (JIT) Inventory Management System works as compared to traditional inventory planning concepts.
    • Define continuous improvement (CI).
    • Discuss quality control, TQM, and quality costs.
    • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of group decision making.
    • What is brainstorming and how is it used?
    • What functions do centralization and decentralization perform?
    • What is the graphic rating scales performance evaluation method?
    • What are behaviorally anchored rating scales (BARS)?
    • List the types of common compensation method and discuss how successful they are

Chapter 3
MARKETING

Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to
    • State the role of products and services in marketing.
    • Discuss the 4P’s of the marketing mix.
    • List the steps following in marketing research.
    • Explain marketing strategies including channels, branding, new product development, and advertising.
    • Compare and contrast services and products in terms of marketing strategies.

Chapter 4
BUSINESS LAW

Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to
    • Outline the elements of a legally binding contract.
    • List some remedies available if there is a breach of contract.
    • Define bankruptcy and demonstrate how it works.
    • Discuss what consumer credit protections are available.
    • Describe how rules under the U.C.C. differ from common law.
    • Define a negotiable instrument.
    • Explain the types of protections available with respect to ongoing employer/employee relationships.
    • Outline employment labor laws.

Chapter 5
ECONOMICS

Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to
    • Differentiate between microeconomics and macroeconomics.
    • Keep track of the economy with economic and monetary indicators.
    • Distinguish between easy money policy and tight money policy.
    • Summarize some problems surrounding the federal deficit and the unfavorable balance of payments.
    • List the pros and cons of a strong dollar (appreciation in foreign exchange rate) and a weak dollar (depreciation in foreign exchange rate).

Chapter 6
MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS AND FINANCE

Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to
    • What is unique about the financial management of a multinational corporation (MNC)?
    • List popular financial goals of MNCs.
    • Determine what types of foreign operations are right for you.
    • Outline three different types of foreign exchange exposure.
    • Identify some ways to reduce exchange risk.
    • Analyze foreign investments?
    • Explain the methods for dealing with political risk?
    • Identify international sources of financing.

Chapter 7
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS TO BUSINESS

Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to
    • Identify computer technologies available for business.
    • Compare and contrast management information system (MIS), decision support systems (DSS), and executive information systems (EIS).
    • Demonstrate how to manage your information resources.
    • Outline the basic concepts and applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and expert systems (ES).
    • State the role of extensible business reporting language (XBRL).
    • Discuss how wireless technology means for CEOs, CIOs and users.
Course Contents :

Part I:

 

Chapter 1 —. Business Strategy and Operations Management

 

Chapter 2 — General Management

 

Chapter 3 —  Marketing

 

Chapter 4 — Business Law

 

Part II:  Economics and Multinational Issues

 

Chapter 5 — Economics

 

Chapter 6 — Multinational Business and Finance

 

Chapter 7 —  Information Technology (IT) and Computer Applications to Business

 

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