The Pocket MBA: Concepts & Strategies (13 hrs CPE)

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The Pocket MBA: Concepts and Strategies – 13 hrs. CPE

The Pocket MBA course is a one-stop problem-solver for today’s busy executive. It is 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

The course has concepts, guidelines, and rules of thumb to help you conceptualize, analyze, and evaluate many business-related problems. Part I takes covers 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 businesspeople are foreign exchange rates, currency risk management, political risk, and international sources of financing. It also covers the use of technology.  This course has been designed to address the pertinent issues that come up during the course of business.

Course Information

This course is included in our Mega CPE Special.

Course No. 7090
Format: Online pdf (278 pages). Printed book available.
Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation:None
Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 13 hrs.
Field of Study: Management Services
Course expiration:  You have one year from date of purchase to complete the course.
Course Revision Date: August 2022


Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

Chapter 1: Business Strategy and Operations Management
• Recognize the key element of a mission statement.
• Recognize some organizational strategies such as SWOT analysis and Porter’s competitive strategies.
• Identify the types of management decisions and the steps to be followed in the decision-making process.
• Recognize 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
• Recognize how the Just-in-Time (JIT) Inventory Management System works as compared to traditional inventory planning concepts.
• Identify requirements for manufacturing resources planning process.
• Identify attributes of several different methods of quality control, including Total Quality Management (TQM) and ISO 9000.
• Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of different group decision making techniques, such as brainstorming and Delphi techniques.

Chapter 3: Marketing
• Identify the 4P’s of the marketing mix.
• Recognize the role of product positioning and planning in marketing.
• Recognize techniques of marketing research.
• Identify marketing strategies including channels, branding, new product development, and advertising.

Chapter 4: Business Law
• Identify the elements of a legally binding contract.
• Identify remedies available if there is a breach of contract.
• Recognize bankruptcy laws and how it works.
• Recognize what consumer credit protections are available.
• Recognize negotiable instruments, agents and deeds.
• Identify elements of employment labor laws and business torts.

Chapter 5: Economics
• Recognize economic objectives and economic and monetary indicators.
• Identify elements of monetary system.
• Recognize some characteristics of the economic events.

Chapter 6: Multinational Business and Finance
• Identify unique aspects about the financial management of a multinational corporation (MNC).
• Identify terminology used in the foreign exchange market.
• Recognize three different types of foreign exchange exposure and methods to manage it.
• Recognize the methods for dealing with political risk
• Identify international sources of financing.

Chapter 7: Information Technology (IT) and Computer Applications for Business
• Identify technologies available for business.
• Recognize characteristics of different information systems.

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Marla Kyriakos
Posted 2 years ago
Challenging, but Loved It

I was apprehensive about this course because I was against my CPE deadline and didn't want to get behind. But the content was interesting and so well-presented that I am really happy I took it. Some areas were familiar topics, the new ones were very relevant to my work and the economy. I highly recommend this!

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meiling Kaponyas
Posted 2 years ago
great course

great course.

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