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Doing Business In Africa Program

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time January 2017 Kenya Nairobi

Doing Business In Africa Program (DBAP) is a program designed by Strathmore Business School (SBS) to provide executives with a unique exposure to the African continent by providing practical skills and knowledge required to successfully operate and grow a business on the African continent. The in-depth curriculum draws from SBS’ experience of the case study methodology, lectures, industry guests’ sessions and syndicate group discussions. [+]

Course Studies in Economics and Administration in Africa 2017. Africa’s economic growth outlook has come into sharp focus recently but while it is the boundless opportunities in natural resources that are currently driving this renewed interest, Africa’s billion-strong population, mostly youthful and increasingly urbanised, will translate into a booming consumer and labour market in the near future. Doing Business In Africa Program (DBAP) is a program designed by Strathmore Business School (SBS) to provide executives with a unique exposure to the African continent by providing practical skills and knowledge required to successfully operate and grow a business on the African continent. The in-depth curriculum draws from SBS’ experience of the case study methodology, lectures, industry guests’ sessions and syndicate group discussions. DBAP aims to demystify the African continent and help global executives have a deeper understanding of what is driving the economic activities therein. Key Focus Areas Long associated with a reliance on foreign aid, Africa now boasts higher returns on investment than any other region in the world, many of which are going through periods of economic stagnation or even recession. Africa’s aggregate income is projected to increase by above 4.5 per cent p.a. into the near future. The International Monetary Fund estimates that the continent will have the world’s fastest-growing economy during the next five years. Trade between Africa and the rest of the world increased by 200 per cent between the years 2000 and 2011 as a result of increased exports from various sectors in many African economies. The economic growth is set to bring huge benefits to the people of Africa. Projections on the African population indicate that much of the continent will retain lower-middle and middle-class majorities by 2030, with a three-fold increase in consumer spending. For Who Business executives interested in doing business in Africa. Mode of Delivery DBAP content and delivery will be customised to your needs as business executives or as companies seeking to start or improve on doing business in the continent. The program aims to equip executives with elaborate skills and knowledge that will aid them in identifying business opportunities, understanding the various factors which aect the business landscape as well as ensuring business sustainability despite the environmental dynamics in which the business operates. DBAP will be taught by a seasoned pool of faculty, well versed in industry practice.The program participants will have an enviable opportunity to visit some of the successful companies in the region, which will enable them to get practical experiences and insights on how businesses in Africa operate.To ensure cultural exposure, relevant activities will be integrated into the program. Benefits DBAP will provide executives with: A better understanding of the economic outlook on Africa and Africa’s position in the global economy A sense of the various challenges to doing business in Africa, and how to effectively overcome them Insights into what it takes to be a successful leader and manager of a business with an African presence A powerful network of contacts in business and the public sector for ongoing communication and support across Africa An acute understanding of the complex investment climates in Africa Information on and insights into real opportunities in the region A better grasp of the challenges associated with infrastructure, legislation and regulation in Africa, and their impact on business An understanding of institutions and lending agencies that provide funding for business [-]

Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa Executive Training Program

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Part time 6 months January 2017 Kenya Nairobi

The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) aims to increase the pipeline of skilled financial journalists and analysts, embracing a data-driven journalism culture across Africa. If well trained, the contribution that financial journalists and development experts can make as continental informers, educators and watchdogs is significant. [+]

It is well documented that many key economies on the African continent are growing in leaps and ​bounds, yet the positive impact on development and progress in civil society is not fully realised. T​he role that journalism plays in society and democracy cannot be underestimated. The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) aims to increase the pipeline of skilled financial journalists and analysts, embracing a data-driven journalism culture across Africa. If well trained, the contribution that financial journalists and development experts can make as continental informers, educators and watchdogs is significant. This interactive and hands-on program aims to enhance the skills and knowledge of media professionals to better serve the public interest as a critical part of continental development and progress. Bloomberg has collaborated with a consortium of pre-eminent journalism schools and top business schools across three key African markets to deliver a highly innovative, integrated and practical world-class executive training program that is firmly rooted in African market realities. Delegates will receive copies of “The Bloomberg Way”, a guide for reporters and editors written by Matthew Winkler, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Bloomberg News. During the six-month program, delegates will also be granted a free subscription to the Bloomberg Professional Service. This subscription will give delegates free access to the world-class analytics, key industry data, market moving news and analysis that the Bloomberg Professional Service provides​. Who should apply? This program has been developed primarily for mid-career journalists, financial professionals with an interest in financial journalism, government professionals responsible for public policy, communications and finance portfolios, and development practitioners and civil society professionals with a interest in African development and financial and economic data. Program Structure The BMIA Executive Training Program is structured ​for part-time study, enabling working professionals to apply new knowledge and skills they acquire back into their work environments in real time. The 19-day program spans a period of six months and includes four compulsory study blocks. Each study block ​takes place over three to five full lecture days. The Executive Training is being offered in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya. Program Content Seven modules built around three key themes: Business and Finance Policy Financial Journalism Production All of the modules will incorporate material about the ethical issues and social impacts of business and financial journalism. Program Modules The Media Landscape Economics Accounting and Finance Financial Journalism Public Policy and Regulation Capital Markets Data Analysis and Interpretation [-]

Competition Policy Executive Program

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time 5 days January 2017 Kenya Nairobi

A nation’s competition policy (sometimes called its antitrust policy) is a set of laws and institutions that promote economic efficiency through the protection and encouragement of competitive markets. Kenya has recently entered a new, modern, era in its competition policy history through the passage of the Competition Act (2010) and the establishment of key new institutions for its implementation: the Competition Authority of Kenya and the Competition Tribunal. [+]

Course Studies in Economics and Administration in Africa 2017. A nation’s competition policy (sometimes called its antitrust policy) is a set of laws and institutions that promote economic efficiency through the protection and encouragement of competitive markets. Kenya has recently entered a new, modern, era in its competition policy history through the passage of the Competition Act (2010) and the establishment of key new institutions for its implementation: the Competition Authority of Kenya and the Competition Tribunal. This new law and its associated enforcement authorities will surely change the landscape for competition in Kenya and advance the nation’s progress toward a modern middle-income economy. For the new competition policy regime to succeed however requires the development of a considerable amount of human capital – people knowledgeable about the law and economics of competition policy who can participate it its implementation, evaluate its effectiveness and contribute to its evolution through the inevitable learning process. To this end, this course is designed as a graduate level course in competition economics. The intended audience are policy practitioners, university faculty members and graduate students, with training in micro economic theory and industrial organization, who are interested in learning about competition economics and becoming themselves part of the “training team” developing courses and curricula to prepare individuals for work in public and private sector organizations focused on competition policy. It is also hoped that exposure to this training will encourage research and advising on competition policy in Kenya as well – as a further part of the development of a competition policy ecosystem in Kenya. Program Delivery This is an intensive course that will run for 17 hours over five days covering the following major topics: Introduction to Competition Policy and review of key economic concepts Agreements between competitors (e.g. cartels) Abuse of a dominant position Vertical agreements and restraints Mergers As indicated, the course will be devoted to the economics of competition policy and is therefore not a course on competition law. However, references to the new Competition Act (2010) of Kenya will be made repeatedly. The course will assume an advanced level of training in micro economic theory. Some background in industrial organization economics (sometimes called industrial economics) would be valuable as well. The lectures will be conducted at the Strathmore Business School at Strathmore University in Nairobi. [-]

Microeconomics of Competitiveness

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time January 2017 Kenya Nairobi

A country’s prosperity depends on its competitiveness which is based on its productivity in producing goods and services. Agents such as consumers, firms, counties and public sector agencies play an important part in creating value and supporting their economic development as well as that of their country, region or county. [+]

A country’s prosperity depends on its competitiveness which is based on its productivity in producing goods and services. Agents such as consumers, firms, counties and public sector agencies play an important part in creating value and supporting their economic development as well as that of their country, region or county. To achieve competitiveness public officers must learn how to allocate scarce resources among the various options. The allocation of resources is determined by interactions in markets. While good macroeconomic policies, stable legal and political institutions, and improving social conditions create the potential for competitiveness, wealth is actually created at the microeconomic level. This course explores the determinants of competitiveness and successful economic development viewed from a bottom-up, micro-level perspective. It is designed to enable public managers both in central government and county government to hone a unique set of skills that will help them play a catalytic role in enhancing county and public sector competitiveness towards sustained economic growth. Learning Objectives Primary purpose of the course is to analyze the factors that enhance competitiveness within public sectors using microeconomic thinking, concepts and tools. It will provide microeconomics tools that could be used to gain competitive advantage in public policy. This will enable counties to take the lead in economic development and to fully utilize areas of competitive advantage compared to other counties. Program Delivery This course provides an intensive, five-day introduction to microeconomics of competitiveness analysis theory and practice. The program heavily employs the case methodology as one of the learning techniques; this gives participants a chance to analyze real public sector microeconomic scenarios as they immerse themselves in the various contemporary competitive strategy challenges. This will be in addition to various class simulations, videos, thought-provoking lectures by our key faculty and enlightening class discussions by fellow participants. By the end of the course, participants will have a conceptual framework which will help them turn their own experience into expertise in gaining competitive advantage. Who Should Attend? This course will be beneficial to individuals involved in the analysis, formulation and implementation of public policy and public Sector competitive strategies. It would also be of interest to individuals in NGOS, Think Tanks and Research Centers who deal with public policy formulation. It is for people who want to improve their microeconomic thinking to enhance competitive and comparative advantage in different economic sectors. [-]

Negotiation for Public Policy Executive Course

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time January 2017 Kenya Nairobi

People negotiate daily. As a matter of fact negotiation happens several times a day. Despite the frequency of negotiations few people know how to negotiate well and achieve the most optimal outcomes. Many people believe that good negotiators are born. However, in reality anyone can improve their negotiation skills very considerably through training. [+]

Course Studies in Economics and Administration in Africa 2017. People negotiate daily. As a matter of fact negotiation happens several times a day. Despite the frequency of negotiations few people know how to negotiate well and achieve the most optimal outcomes. Many people believe that good negotiators are born. However, in reality anyone can improve their negotiation skills very considerably through training. At the Center for Public Policy and Competitiveness, we teach a negotiation framework that has proved effective both locally and globally. In the current public policy context leaders often need to manage change and this requires incorporating of multiple stakeholders interests which requires excellent negotiation skills. The challenges faced in negotiating with Senators, Governors, Executive Directors and Union staff have one unique technical difficulty- your opponent in one issue may be an ally in the next. Oftentimes public meetings are contentious or participants are deeply divided along issues of resources, values or even identity. Diffusing contentious situations and arriving at a workable solution is both an art and a science that requires a specific set of skills and practice. Individuals involved in analysis, formulation and implementation of public policy need to know the fundamentals of negotiations. They not only need to have the goal in mind, but they must also know how they will achieve the goal. Reaching the goal requires them to know how to say “no” while maintaining a relationship, how to close a deal on time-not too early nor too late, how to present the main interests clearly, how to balance transparency, public disclosure and citizen participation with discretion. Who Should Attend? This course will be beneficial to individuals involved analysis, formulation and implementation of public policy such as Government officers, County Government officials, NGOs and international organizations. It is for people who want to improve their negotiation performance and enhance the quality in relation public policy negotiations. [-]

Owner Manager Program

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Kenya Nairobi

OMP is designed with the entrepreneurs in mind. The program will help you to create value and meet the customer demands as your organisation grows. This program provides a unique opportunity for owner managers to step back from the day-to-day demands of running their businesses. [+]

OMP is designed with the entrepreneurs in mind. The program will help you to create value and meet the customer demands as your organisation grows. This program provides a unique opportunity for owner managers to step back from the day-to-day demands of running their businesses. By the end of the program you will not only have developed a comprehensive and robust strategy for the future of your company but will also be expected to acquire a better grasp of the processes of achieving such as strategy. Impact The OMP will enable you to: Develop long-term strategies Achieve faster and more managed growth Achieve professional and personal growth Manage equity stakes Assess your company’s position Understand changing local, regional and international business opportunities Improve executive decision making capabilities and succession planning Key Focus Areas Understanding the Business Landscape Analysis of Business Problems Understanding East African Business Environment Working Within the EA Common Market Protocol Personal Leadership: Me Inc Getting Ready For What Lies Ahead Communication in Organisation Towards Operational Excellence Using Management Information Systems (MIS) Managing Your Taxes Financial Management Organisational Learning & Team Dynamics Understanding and Directing Growth Talent Management Making Informed Investment Choices Improving Business Performance Selling Beyond Borders Branding for Growing Businesses Business Ethics and Corporate Governance Transforming Business Leaders Making Innovation Work Leading the Change Process National Interest & entrepreneurial agenda Next Steps: Setting Personal & Organisational Agenda Participant Mix OMP is specifically designed for Chief Executive Officers and Managing Directors of their own companies and senior executives who are major equity stakeholders in medium-sized companies. You will join a wide and diverse group of successful entrepreneurs for an experience that will transform and re-energize your career and company. Program Delivery OMP is designed to build your knowledge-base over a period of one year in three, 4 day modules with the international module being 5 days. It has a comprehensive curriculum which will cover key business topics as well as special areas of interest to entrepreneurs. The case methodology will be a primary tool for delivery of course material, in addition to thought-provoking lectures and enlightening group discussions. Faculty OMP will be taught by a uniquely assembled team of faculty, industry practitioners and experts. [-]

Short Courses in Economic and Financial Sciences

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

Short Courses in Economic and Financial Sciences [+]

Course Studies in Economics and Administration in Africa 2017. Short Courses in Economic and Financial Sciences Title Duration Price Admission Requirements Contact Programme in Commercial Accounting February to November R15000 Grade 12 Diploma endorsement plus the required Admission Points Score (APS) APS – 18 (Mathematics) or 20 (Mathematical Literacy) Mrs M Vermaak / Mr H Coovadia mvermaak@ uj.ac.za Competition Economics 1 week in one semester per year R11350 BCom, BCom (Law), LLB or the equivalent and a background in competition law and policy. Dr Simon Roberts sroberts@ uj.ac.za Advanced Property Financial Concepts 3 days R5280 Intermediate Property Financial Concepts SLP​ Mr Marno Booyens marnob@ uj.ac.za Analysing Industrial Clustering for Economic Development 3 – 5 days contact / 6 months R10500 Grade 12 and Internal selection process Recommended SLP: Introduction to LED Minimum attendants: 18 Transport / accommodation / catering costs are excluded ​​​ Dr Marius Venter mventer@ uj.ac.za Applied Econometric Analysis and Forecasting 1 week R12000 BCom in Economics Experience in the field of economics, introduction to econometrics, statistics or business Applicants will be subject to an internal selection process Basic knowledge of economics, statistics or mathematics ​ Prof Lumengo Bonga- Bonga lbonga@ uj.ac.za Applied Private-Public Partnerships for Local Economic Development (LED) 3 – 5 days contact / 6 months R10500 Grade 12 and Internal selection process Recommended SLP: Introduction to LED Minimum attendants: 18 Transport / accommodation / catering costs are excluded ​​​ Dr Marius Venter mventer@ uj.ac.za Applied Project Management for Local Economic Development (LED) 3 – 5 days contact / 6 months R10500 Grade 12 and Internal selection process Recommended SLP: Introduction to LED Minimum attendants: 18 Transport / accommodation / catering costs are excluded ​ Dr Marius Venter mventer@ uj.ac.za Applied Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development (LED) 3 – 5 days contact / 6 months R10500 Grade 12 and Internal selection process Recommended SLP: Introduction to LED Minimum attendants: 18 Transport / accommodation / catering costs are excluded ​ Dr Marius Venter mventer@ uj.ac.za Applied Trade and Industrial Policy 3 – 5 days contact / 6 months R10500 Grade 12 and Internal selection process Recommended SLP: Introduction to LED Minimum attendants: 18 Transport / accommodation / catering costs are excluded Dr Marius Venter mventer@ uj.ac.za Basic Property Financial Concepts 3 weeks R3300 Grade 12 Mr Marno Booyens marnob@ uj.ac.za Bridging Program in Economics 12 months N/A Grade 12 55% for Economics 3 and an overall average of 55% for Economics and Economic related subjects in the first and second year and a minimum APS of 4 for Mathematics.​ Dr Peter Baur peterb@ uj.ac.za Bridging Programme in Accountancy February to November R35000 BCom degree or equivalent degree; Appropriate background and knowledge of Accounting 3A and 3B/300, Auditing 3A and 3B, and Taxation 3A and 3B Passing the departmental selection process​​ Mrs Vanessa van Dyk vanessavd@ uj.ac.za Bridging Programme in Finance February to November R29000 Any Bachelor's degree, related BTech degree or a related National Diploma At least Grade 12 mathematics with a minimum APS score of 4 (not mathematical literacy) in the NSC or a senior certificate with a minimum D-symbol for SG mathematics. Students with an APS score for mathematics below 4, SG mathematics below D or mathematical literacy will only be considered after completion of the Mathematics for Diploma students offered by the Faculty of Science at the University of Johannesburg to all second and third year Diploma students interested in pursuing further studies at the University All applicants will be subject to an internal selection process​ Department of Finance and Investment Management dfiminfo@uj.ac.za Business Retention and Expansion for Local Economic Development (LED) 3 – 5 days contact / 6 months R10500 Grade 12 and Internal selection process Recommended SLP: Introduction to LED Minimum attendants: 18 Transport / accommodation / catering costs are excluded ​​​ ... [-]

Human Resources for Health

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Campus Full time 3 weeks February 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

This course provides knowledge and skills that health care managers, policy makers and planners need for human resource planning and management. It discusses policies, strategies and practices at a national and workplace level to address health workforce issues. [+]

This course provides knowledge and skills that health care managers, policy makers and planners need for human resource planning and management. It discusses policies, strategies and practices at a national and workplace level to address health workforce issues. This course is tropEd accredited and can be followed as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health or Master in Public Health programmes. Content How can policy makers and managers improve the performance of the health workforce? How does one plan human resources? How can organisational development contribute to the performance of health workers? The quality of health service delivery depends largely on the availability and performance of qualified personnel, aided by sufficient facilities, equipment and drugs. Policy makers and managers can influence the performance of health workers by using carefully formulated and implemented human resources for health policies and strategies developed in consultation with stakeholders. In order to enhance workforce performance, policy makers and managers also need to be able to analyse organisational culture and behaviour and to identify appropriate leadership skills. This course addresses the knowledge and skills that policy makers and managers need for human resource planning and management. It provides an overview of the situation of Human Resources for Health (HRH) from a global perspective and subsequently discusses policies, strategies and practices at a national level and at the workplace to address health workforce issues. Topics include rational planning, training, governance and gender, performance retention and motivation and, leadership and organisational change. Objectives At the end of the module the participants should be able to: explain the concept of Human Resources in the health sector analyse and discuss the various issues in human resources in the health sector discuss different strategies to assure sufficient and qualified staff are equitably distributed critically appraise staff performance, identify performance problems and suggest appropriate solutions critically assess training programs for health care workers and provide appropriate recommendations for improvement analyse organisational behaviour and discuss strategic options and leadership styles for change Course Content Introduction to HRH Strategic planning of HRH Workload Retention, motivation and performance of health workers Governance and HRH, including migration Addressing gender and rights in HRH policies and plans Training Leadership and organisational change Admission criteria Academic training or a professional qualification in a relevant field Work experience in a related area, including experience in management or planning in developing countries Proficiency in spoken and written English [-]

Health Policy and Financing

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Campus Full time 2 weeks May 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

An in-depth look at important issues and current debates in health policy, health economics and health financing, taking into account the diverse profit and not for profit systems. [+]

Course Studies in Economics and Administration in Africa 2017. An in-depth look at important issues and current debates in health policy, health economics and health financing, taking into account the diverse profit and not for profit systems. This course is tropEd accredited and is intended for public health professionals looking to elevate their capabilities in healthcare financing. It can be followed as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health or Master in Public Health programmes. Content This module takes an in-depth look at important issues and current debates in health policy, health economics and health financing. Among these are the vital discussion points of decentralisation, the public-private mix, international finance of health goods, aid effectiveness, TRIPS, community participation, health insurance and governance of health systems. The influence that certain actors, such as the international donor community and consumer groups, have on the health policy agenda is explored, and recent influential reports concerning health policy are discussed. As part of this course, students are required to critically read and discuss papers on specific health policy debates in low and middle income countries. Examples of such policy debates include: feasibility of national insurance systems the role of private sector and contracting arrangements and the relationship between decentralisation and equity Content Organisation of aid The major developments in the area of international development finance, including those in the area of aid, debt (relief) and the financial sector The economics behind aid, and the financial crisis the links between these developments and health WTO, intellectual property and TRIPS Health insurance Decentralisation and contracting Discussions on equity, transparency, governance and accountability in health systems Objectives At the end of the module the participants should be able to: develop a broad overview of the organisation of development aid, its evolving architecture and critically discuss its effectiveness. Critically appraise the role of the donor community in recent health sector developments. describe and analyse the relationship between health and economic development within the macro-economic context of low income countries. critically analyse the role of the pharmaceutical sector, in the context of existing international trade laws and agreements, on health and on health service delivery and access in low and middle income countries. analyse the benefits and critical problems associated with public-private relations and, in particular contracting and performance based finance. appraise alternative and innovative modes of financing of the health systems. analyse the key characteristics of health system decentralisation in low and middle income countries: popularity, diversity, contradiction, context specifics; and propose a broad outline for effective health system decentralisation. discuss the conditions and circumstances in which health programmes should be vertically organised or integrated. examine and discuss the meaning and importance of community participation in development work with the aim of reflecting upon past experiences and then develop strategies for working with communities towards achieving better accountability and governance. Admission criteria Academic training or professional qualification in a relevant area Work experience in a related area, including experience in management or planning in developing countries Proficiency in spoken and written English [-]

Health Policy, Governance and Finance in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Campus Full time 3 - 5 weeks September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

What are the key issues in addressing governance challenges in fragile and conflict-affected environments? What are the consequences of health financing policies and what are the opportunities for developing an effective health workforce in countries emerging from crisis? [+]

If you are a health professional working in or with countries in crisis, working as health personnel in government institutions, NGOs, UN agencies and humanitarian organisations or as an independent consultant, then this course is intended for you. This residential training programme for health professionals explores the complex fields of policy, financing, management and governance in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments. Content What are the key issues in addressing governance challenges in fragile and conflict-affected environments? What are the consequences of health financing policies and what are the opportunities for developing an effective health workforce in countries emerging from crisis? This course explores the complex fields of policy, financing, management and governance. Participants discuss common patterns and approaches to policy analysis, explore the difficulties of resource allocation mechanisms, and evaluate the challenges of regulating health care provision in a crisis context. You will be exposed to real life examples, learning from successes and failures in rebuilding health sectors. Participants learn to define and explore policy options to address key policy gaps. This course can be followed independently or as part of the Master in Public Health, track in Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments or as advanced module in the Master in International Health. NFP scholarships For this course and a number of other KIT courses funding from the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) is available for applicants from NFP countries. See the NFP page for more information. See top of this page for the NFP deadline for this course. Applicants from NFP countries are strongly encouraged to apply for an NFP scholarship. ECTS The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) facilitates the transfer of course credits between different institutions of the same academic level. A course comprising 30 hours of formal teaching and private study is equivalent to one ECTS credit point. Course dates Check our website for up to date information on the course dates. It is foreseen that this course will take place in spring 2018. [-]

Human Resource Management - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This course covers the key concepts and applications of Human Resource Management (HRM) theories and techniques relating to the education sector. There will be a particular emphasis on how organisations respond to personal development in attempting to become responsive not only to individuals but to the demands of a competitive post compulsory sector market with its increasing emphasis upon entrepreneurial strategies. You will negotiate your... [+]

Course Studies in Economics and Administration in Africa 2017. Human Resource Management - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time This course covers the key concepts and applications of Human Resource Management (HRM) theories and techniques relating to the education sector. There will be a particular emphasis on how organisations respond to personal development in attempting to become responsive not only to individuals but to the demands of a competitive post compulsory sector market with its increasing emphasis upon entrepreneurial strategies. You will negotiate your assignment with your tutor, ensuring a fit between your circumstances and your employment context. If your job description includes a junior or middle management dimension, you would be expected to analyse and evaluate your own HRM skills in the light of your own experiences in addition to what you have learned, indicating areas for improvement. If you do not have the requisite work experience you would be expected to demonstrate practical problem solving skills through the analysis and evaluation of a written case study or studies. On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate of credit for 20 credits at Level HE7. In addition, you may use these credits towards one of the Masters in Education degrees offered by the University of Bolton. You will consult and work closely with your tutor whilst deciding which mode of assessment to choose. Initially if you are employed in education, training or a related area, with responsibility for managing a team of staff, you should decide whether you should produce a work-based HRM assignment or a case study analysis. Secondly, if you choose the work-based model you should then consider whether you wish to embark on either a written piece of work, or a combination of a video-recorded, work-based role play plus written analysis. If you have limited management experience you will be provided with a detailed HRM case study to analyse in the light of HRM theory and concepts. This module is part of a suite of professional development courses offered by the University of Bolton covering contemporary issues and developments in education. The modules are designed to equip you with advanced skills and knowledge as you progress in your career and take on additional levels of responsibility. To gain a Masters in Education award you need 180 credits; 120 credits from undertaking advanced professional development courses or other selected modules and 60 credits from completing a dissertation. There has to be a balance between what are called option and core modules but this is straightforward and the Programme Leader can advise. The courses can be taken over a number of years, to fit in with your career and work/life balance. Most part-time students gain their Masters qualification in 2 to 3 years, but you can take up to 5 years if you wish. You will have access to 24/7 IT facilities and campus-wide WiFi, as well as one-to-one support from professional and highly experienced tutors. Entry requirements This course is open to anyone in a managerial position within the education sector who is interested in issues of human resources. [-]

Managing Risk and Root Cause Analysis in Health Care – Advanced Professional Development (Level HE7) part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 1 semester August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The aim of this module is to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in the management of risks and their root causes. You will explore the impact of safety culture and human behaviours on reducing harm to patients... [+]

Managing Risk and Root Cause Analysis in Health Care – Advanced Professional Development (Level HE7) part-time This module is for all health and social care professionals involved with the care of individuals. Study on this course will give you the foundation to support further learning and enhance your professional development. It will enable you to demonstrate your knowledge, understanding and application of learning skills and key transferable skills and encourage you to reflect on and critically appraise your learning journey and understand the implications of learning for practice. The aim of this module is to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in the management of risks and their root causes. You will explore the impact of safety culture and human behaviours on reducing harm to patients. This module will develop your ability to analyse critical and serious untoward incidents (SUIs) in the workplace by identifying their root causes, using a systems approach. It will improve your capacity to make management decisions regarding staff and patients involved in SUIs and critical incidents and develop your ability to diagnose the root cause of errors and develop strategies to reduce the level of harm and the likelihood of errors re- occurring. There will be participative approach to learning and encouraging personal reflection, and drawing on your experiences of errors, near misses or SUIs. Learning and teaching will involve a mixture of methods including lecture, individual and group exercises and discussion, self directed study, DVD triggers, case studies, experiential learning and activity-based learning. Associate lecturers/guest speakers may be invited to provide a perspective from their specialist sector. Your assignment will be a work based case study (equivalent to 4,000 words) that relates to a critical incident that has occurred at work. This will include a personal reflective element and a short presentation on this work related incident. What you will learn Knowledge: Building a safety culture; Promoting error reporting and effective and sensitive management of patients and staff involved in SUIs and critical incidents; Theory of human error behaviour and barrier analysis to produce effective control measures to reduce impact of harm. Risk management: General principles of risk management and governance, risk identification, probability of harm, reporting systems and risk assessment; Theory of the systems approach to root cause analysis. Tools and techniques: Root cause analysis techniques, Incident Decision Tree, grading scales, problem solving tools, barrier matrices. Entry requirements You should be employed within the health, social or voluntary sectors. Applicants must have an appropriate health and social care related qualification eg registered nurse; assistant practitioner; allied health professional; paramedic. [-]

Managing Finance - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time

University of Bolton
Campus Part time 14 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

This course is designed to introduce you to the concepts of financial management. You will learn the corporate aspects and their differing organisational contexts to determine sources of corporate funding. You will also consider legal and other key issues, affecting corporate financial management. Your knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts of financial management will deepen, enabling you to analyse and evaluate financial... [+]

Course Studies in Economics and Administration in Africa 2017. Managing Finance - Advanced Professional Development [Level HE7] part-time This course is designed to introduce you to the concepts of financial management. You will learn the corporate aspects and their differing organisational contexts to determine sources of corporate funding. You will also consider legal and other key issues, affecting corporate financial management. Your knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts of financial management will deepen, enabling you to analyse and evaluate financial statements and develop an understanding of capital budgeting. It will raise your awareness of control systems and develop your understanding of strategic financial issues. Within this course you will cover: concepts of basic financial management and their application; analysis and evaluation of published financial data; the role and context of corporate financial management; liquidity, the planning cycle and the budgetary control process; financial and corporate strategy and dividend policy; policies on capital investment; external financing requirement (debt/equity ratio); working capital management and mergers and acquisitions. Learning will be in the form of lectures, which will input information, followed by seminars, case study work and videos to deepen knowledge and understanding. You will participate in discussion using your own work experience to assist your appreciation of the subject matter. You will also be expected to attend tutorials and prepare for lectures by undertaking background reading. This course is equivalent to 200 learning hours. Success will be assessed through the completion of a case study or work-related assignment. Entry requirements Applicants are required to have obtained a first degree or equivalent and two years of work experience. [-]

ACCA Professional Papers Programme

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 18 - 30 months August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is one of the world’s pre-eminent accountancy bodies with members and students in over 170 countries. The University of Bolton is now offering you the opportunity to study towards your ACCA Professional papers on a full-time basis. We provide a programme of carefully paced study with highly qualified tutors who are focused on helping you succeed. If you have already successfully completed... [+]

ACCA Professional Papers Programme The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is one of the world’s pre-eminent accountancy bodies with members and students in over 170 countries. The University of Bolton is now offering you the opportunity to study towards your ACCA Professional papers on a full-time basis. We provide a programme of carefully paced study with highly qualified tutors who are focused on helping you succeed. If you have already successfully completed (or been granted exemptions from) papers F1-F9, this course will allow you to complete your ACCA Professional papers in 18 months for the full-time version of the course and 30 months for the part-time version of the course. Exemptions can be from undergraduate accounting degree programmes, such as the University of Bolton’s BA (Hons) Accountancy, which attract the maximum nine paper exemptions from the ACCA Qualification. About the course Successful completion of the ACCA Professional papers is an essential element of the ACCA Qualification, along with the Fundamentals papers (F1-F9), the Professional Ethics module and the Practical Experience Requirement. Once you have achieved all these elements you will be eligible to apply for ACCA membership. As an ACCA member you will benefit from improved career progression and very high earning potential. Special features Sessions for each module will consist of a three hour tutorial in the early afternoon from 1pm-4pm, followed by a past question focused session of two hours in the late afternoon from 5pm-7pm, over 14 weeks. Two weeks' intensive examination revision and planning sessions are built into the programme. There will be a mid-session examination practice session with detailed feedback given to each student. We offer free parking facilities for students. Campus is easily assessable by car or public transport. Bolton train station is only five minutes walking distance from our Deane Road Campus. Cafeteria facilities are available on-campus. The University of Bolton offers an excellent library and 24/7 IT facilities, free 24 hour WiFi access and learning areas. What you will learn You will gain skills and knowledge relevant to any business sector from the public or corporate sectors to financial services or public practice. You will gain the freedom to choose the type of accountancy role and organisation you work for. Knowledge of professional ethics is embedded into each of the ACCA Professional papers and is an essential component of the ACCA Qualification as you move towards becoming a Chartered Certified Accountant. What you will study In order to achieve the ACCA Professional level you will need to complete two modules: Essentials and Options. These modules require you to perform at a level equivalent to that required of students studying a master’s degree. The ACCA Professional level builds on the technical knowledge you already possess. It also explores the more advanced professional techniques, values and skills required by accountants working at senior levels in advisory or consultancy roles. ACCA Professional Papers (Essentials) In order to achieve the Essentials component you will need to complete the following three papers: Governance, Risk and Ethics (P1) Corporate Reporting (P2) Business Analysis and Strategy (P3) ACCA Professional Papers (Options) In order to qualify, you will also need to complete two of the following four papers: Advanced Financial Management (P4) Advanced Performance Management (P5) Advanced Taxation (P6) Advanced Audit and Assurance (P7) Professional Ethics and Practical Experience Requirement (PER) To achieve ACCA membership a trainee has to complete the ACCA exams, the Professional Ethics module and the PER. Students are required to complete the Professional Ethics module as part of their ethical development. The module gives students exposure to a range of ethical perspectives and includes several self-tests which require them to reflect on their own ethical behaviour. Students are given access to the Professional Ethics module when they become eligible to take Paper P1, Governance, Risk and Ethics and guidance will be provided by the course tutor. Achieving the PER allows you to demonstrate that you can apply your skills and knowledge within the workplace. The PER is a programme designed to help you to; apply and develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours you have learned through the exams; develop your judgement; assess the quality of your work; and improve your work performance. Entry requirements You should have successfully completed, or been granted exemptions from, ACCA papers F1-F9. Exemptions can also be from undergraduate accounting degree programmes; for instance graduates of the University of Bolton’s BA (Hons) Accountancy are granted the maximum nine paper exemptions from the ACCA. You will be invited into the University for an interview to discuss your career aspirations. [-]

Course in Payroll - Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns (ICB)

Damelin Part Time
Campus Part time 48 hours February 2017 South Africa Durban

Upon successful completion of the programme, ICB will issue learners with a Results Letter outlining the modules covered. The ICB will apply to FASSET on the learner’s behalf for the Skills [+]

Course in Payroll - Skills Programme in Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns (ICB)CertificationUpon successful completion of the programme, ICB will issue learners with a Results Letter outlining the modules covered. The ICB will apply to FASSET on the learner’s behalf for the Skills Programme certificate in Payroll and Monthly SARS to be awarded. Learner results will be recorded on the ICB National Learner Records Database within 3 months of completion.Entry Requirements

    Knowledge, comprehension and application of the English language at NQF 2/Grade 10 or equivalent     Knowledge, comprehension and application of Mathematical Literacy at NQF 2/Grade 10 or equivalent     Knowledge, comprehension and application of Accounting at NQF 2/Grade 10 or equivalent     Ideally, learners should have completed the Skills Programme in Bookkeeping to Trial Balance first before enrolling for this programme     Admission may be subject to an interview with an academic staff member ... [-]