Universities and colleges set their own admission requirements for higher education courses, so they vary broadly. Depending on the course, graduate student may be able to get into higher education with a range of qualifications. If you're applying to do a Foundation Degree course, you may find that work experience is taken into consideration alongside any qualifications you have. Some higher education institutes and colleges offer Foundation Years as preparation for a certain degree courses. They usually don't result in separate criteria as they simply qualify you to enter the degree program itself. Foundation Years aren't within reach for all degree courses, however.
A strategy education can provide the knowledge and skills needed to make effective and strategic business decisions. Strategic management and strategic design may be covered and students may learn practices designed to optimize resource use.
Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state and a member state of the European Union. It is located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. Spanish universities regulate access to their own degrees and they fix the academic fees. They can also offer unofficial postgraduate degrees. The capital city Madrid has possibly the largest number of bars per capita of any European city and a very active nightlife.
Madrid City is the capital of Spain. It is a metropolitan area with over 3 million residents. It has an arena called Las Ventas that hosts the annual bullfighting event. The city has many public and private universities.
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Based on Web 2.0 research by IESE’s distinguished faculty, Leading Digital Strategies in a Changing Business Landscape is aimed at professionals seeking to enhance their organization’s innovation capabilities ... [+]
Leading Digital Strategies in a Changing Business Landscape
New information and communication technologies have altered the business world in fundamental ways. Blogs, online social networks, micro-blogging, mobile applications and other tools are now a central part of the online consumer experience. Today’s executives must understand the forces behind these innovations and acquire the necessary tools to develop effective digital business strategies. Moreover, they need to seize opportunities where others see obstacles.
Based on Web 2.0 research by IESE’s distinguished faculty, Leading Digital Strategies in a Changing Business Landscape is aimed at professionals seeking to enhance their organization’s innovation capabilities and heighten relationships with consumers by leveraging the power of interactive technologies.... [-]
Achieving Operational Excellence and Strategic Coherence (AOE) introduces participants to new approaches for optimizing the value-chain process. It addresses how to fully align operations with overall business strategy, and explores ... [+]
Achieving Operational Excellence and Strategic Coherence
Today more than ever companies are looking for ways to create greater efficiencies, reduce costs and boost operational performance.
Achieving Operational Excellence and Strategic Coherence (AOE) introduces participants to new approaches for optimizing the value-chain process. It addresses how to fully align operations with overall business strategy, and explores innovative ways of maximizing effectiveness in today’s global context.
Participants learn specific methods to implement new supply chain frameworks, lower costs without compromising quality and reduce working capital to generate liquidity. In addition, the program addresses operational finance and people management as integral factors in achieving operational excellence, covering topics such as managing financials in global operations, cash-to-cash cycles, leadership and change management.... [-]
The Innovation Architect: Creating Breakthrough Companies will change the way you think about innovation and creativity in your organization. In this highly intensive two-day program, you will learn .... [+]
The Innovation Architect: Creating Breakthrough Companies
The Innovation Architect: Creating Breakthrough Companies will change the way you think about innovation and creativity in your organization. In this highly intensive two-day program, you will learn how to progress from having isolated initiatives to forging a powerful culture of continuous innovation.
The program helps participants tap into pockets of innovation in their companies and equips them with strategies for stimulating creativity throughout the organization. It is not an introductory course on innovation.Rather, it is designed for managers who have struggled to foster innovation and experienced first hand the hard realities of driving change.... [-]
Getting Things Done shows business leaders how to identify sources of power within their organizations and use this information to effectively influence others and drive strategic change... [+]
Getting Things Done
When a business strategy fails, shortcomings are often exposed – not in the strategy itself, but in the execution. The ability to “get things done” is critical for business leaders and it is the overriding factor in determining a company’s long-term success.
Getting Things Done shows business leaders how to identify sources of power within their organizations and use this information to effectively influence others and drive strategic change. Participants learn how to map an organization’s political terrain to identify individuals who are critical for diffusing a strategy-supportive culture. They acquire tools for monitoring strategy implementation over time within the context of a changing business landscape.... [-]
Through this program, executives will learn technology buzzwords, the technology that is available today, and where that technology is headed. [+]
Developing sustainable business models that effectively use technology to further operational improvements, vendor procurements, and customer relationships is critical in staying competitive in today’s business environment. Technology coupled with strategic planning and proven industry best practices yields unbounded rewards for those organizations who dare to challenge the status quo. This course will provide senior executives and upper management with the technical foundation, strategies, and solutions to effectively plan, implement, and sponsor information technology initiatives.
The course is composed of sessions which consist of technical deep-dives accompanied with practical, technical application scenarios. Through this program, executives and management will learn information technology concepts, real-world applications, technology trends, and the use of technology as a competitive lever. Executives and management members will be grounded with enough technical competence to effectively communicate with their CIO, CTO, Technology Managers, Software Developers, and IT consultants. This course will allay any fears one has about engaging in any information technology discussion and will allow one to quickly ascertain the technologies involved, the challenges the organization faces, and the appropriate course of actions to take. ... [-]
Participants will learn techniques to understand the competitive structure of an industry and company position in the industry. [+]
This program focuses on the formulation and implementation of company strategy. Participants will learn techniques to understand the competitive structure of an industry and company position in the industry. Entry, positioning, pricing, new ventures, technology, diversification and vertical integration decisions will be studied. The organizational issues associated with effectively developing and implementing strategies will also be analyzed. Additionally, the course incorporates an introduction to game theory and develops a tool to apply it to strategic decision making.
During this program you will learn to:
-- Assess the value of strategy options.
Strategy drives all business disciplines. Therefore, development of a strategy sense is probably the single most important talent any manager can build and possess. [+]
Strategy drives all business disciplines. Therefore, development of a strategy sense is probably the single most important talent any manager can build and possess. This seminar will help you develop strategic intuition and emphasize application of strategy. It will go beyond the review of the various theories and will generate real ideas that apply to your current and future business.
-- Identify the great payoff from strategy
-- How to develop, design, and implement the right strategy
-- Differentiate goals from strategy
--- Define management’s role in strategy
-- Analyze powerful patterns in strategic thinking ... [-]
Too often, managers treat pricing as a tactical problem in financial analysis or sales management. In fact, pricing products and services is a strategic problem that requires coordination of many functional areas. [+]
Too often, managers treat pricing as a tactical problem in financial analysis or sales management. In fact, pricing products and services is a strategic problem that requires coordination of many functional areas. The ability to manage effective pricing affects a company's growth and profitability more quickly and directly than any other strategic decision.
During this program participants will learn to:Standardize discounting criteria to enable salespeople to respond more quickly and consistently with price offers that meet customers' needs. Evaluate the real financial implications of pricing decisions. Use pricing strategically to guide a business to long-term profitability, rather than reactively to solve short-term problems. Determine when it makes sense to compete on price and when it does not. Determine which value-added alternatives to price competition are appropriate for your business. ... [-]
This interactive five-day program is designed to improve your personal effectiveness and increase the productivity of your organization. [+]
This interactive five-day program is designed to improve your personal effectiveness and increase the productivity of your organization by drawing on the latest research in the psychology of judgment, combined with time-tested theories of negotiation and decision making.
The purpose of this course is to help general and functional managers develop consistently effective strategies and systematic approaches to negotiations and decision making that will dramatically improve their personal effectiveness and the productivity of their organizations. The course provides sufficient familiarity with negotiating and decision making styles that will help managers identify their unique strengths and weaknesses, thus enabling participants to interpret and comfortably use the latest advances in the field of negotiation in their daily decisions.... [-]