Business and economics are basically concerned with the management of scarce resources. The field deals with the conceptual ideas that are built from thorough research and is mainly concerned with translating those concepts into pragmatic business and professional contexts. Economical theories and empirical techniques fundamentally revolve around human decision making, hence have many direct applications in business, finance, along with non-monetary fields. As such, business programmes benefit from economical theories and deals with the ways to manage people so to organize and maintain collective productivity toward accomplishing particular goals (usually to generate revenue).
Programmes in business and economics provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge of various business, economics, finance, management, accounting and marketing subjects. In addition, awareness of the moral and ethical responsibilities of management is covered during studies as an increasingly important issue. Many programmes adopt a holistic approach to business challenges and issues, along with conventional discipline-based academic subjects. Studying business and economics allows students to develop individual leadership and personal capabilities. Students are provided an intellectual environment where they can improve their critical and innovative thinking capabilities.
As Russian economy develops, more and more Western companies are expanding their business in Russia or considering a market entry. Therefore they need and will need even more qualified professionals in their quest for the Russian market. Our program aims at providing you with advanced knowledge and expertise of the contemporary Russian business environment and the latest strategies and practices required to do successful business in it.
The Amsterdam Summer School offers small-scale courses in a wide range of fields at an excellent research university, VU University Amsterdam. The creation of new ventures is one of the most important economic issues in these days, all over the world. The course New Venture Creation/Entrepreneurship will follow a sustainable entrepreneurship approach, in which all economic aspects, social aspects and ecological aspects of new ventures are dealt with. Spend your summer studying a challenging and interdisciplinary topic in the vibrant city of Amsterdam!
The joint UOC-FAO Postgraduate Diploma in Food Security Programme Management is taught by an international team with extensive field experience. With this training, students will understand food security and be better prepared to undertake and support food security work in their communities.
This program has been designed for management executives who need to acquire targeted skills, in particular specialists who want to broaden their knowledge of Human Resource Management.
Search marketing is now recognised as a crucial element in today’s wider marketing strategy. The IDM Certificate in Search Marketing goes beyond an introduction to the success factors for search marketing and explores the latest advanced optimisation techniques that will improve ROI and increase your value as the search strategy expert within your organisation.
Conflicts are everyday occurrences in people's lives, social groups and international relations. In all historic times, in all cultures, groups and countries, the quest for peace has been ongoing. Costs incurred because of conflicts are very high: human suffering, economic losses and moral degradation.
The University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies is a specialist postgraduate centre, which offers English language-based degrees covering the spectrum of international affairs. Our strong links with Brussels-based organisations greatly enhance the teaching on our programmes and short courses and students benefit from many opportunities for research, internships and future employment by studying in the capital of Europe.
Joint UOC-Institut Municipal de Mercats de Barcelona (IMMB) 12-credit specialist subject forming also part of the Master's in "Food, Culture and Territory" that takes an in-depth look into local markets as commercial agents with a cultural basis and a clear impact on regional development and food security.
The IDM Certificate in Email Marketing is a highly coveted professional marketing qualification recognised throughout the industry. Refreshed and updated, this syllabus is delivered by leading email marketing experts who will impart their insights and share their real-world experience of the technology, delivery methods, creativity and customer insight that is essential for successful email marketing.
Get professionally qualified as a social media marketing expert with the skills and knowledge that will set you apart in this competitive marketing discipline. Holders of the IDM Certificate in Social Media will have the ability and the know-how to create a robust business case for investment, and to set up the necessary organisational structures to confidently direct, manage and implement a social media marketing strategy that delivers measurable ROI.
Strategic thinking is a skill that can be learnt with the aid of well-established best practice tools that are used by successful individuals and organisations around the world. If you are involved in or responsible for making decisions that have a strategic impact for your organisation, you appreciate the complexity and business risk when making such decisions. Whist decision risk and complexity can never be fully overcome, this practical and interactive course will help you make more effective decisions through the use of proven strategic thinking and decision making techniques.
The Diploma in Coaching is offered as a part-time programme of study and allows students to further develop their skills in coaching. The programme provides students with the knowledge, skills and confidence required to provide effective coaching interventions in a range of environments.