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This course assists aspiring and active entrepreneurs in developing great ideas into great companies. you will learn how to:
Our goal is to demystify the startup process, and to help you build the skills to identify and act on innovative opportunities now, and in the future.
Inventory analytics is the corner stone of supply chain analytics. A company in trade industries may have 30-50% of their assets tied up in inventory.
An effective inventory management can improve revenue by increasing product variety and availability and reduce cost and speed up cash cycle by reducing excessive inventory and waste.
Through real-life examples (e.g., Amazon vs. Macy’s), you will learn hands-on tools and skills to discover and solve inventory problems by data analytics.
Upon completion, you can answer the following questions:
Note: This course is for beginners and thus focuses more on discovering inventory problems than solving them.
Success in business can be greatly enhanced with an understanding of key entrepreneurial characteristics and competencies solutions.
This interactive course provides potential entrepreneurs with the knowledge of succeeding in an entrepreneurial opportunity. Topics include:
At the end of the course students will have the skills and confidence to evaluate starting a business, in addition to becoming more enterprising in how they approach their roles should they decide to work in organizations.
The world of business strategy is in transition. What used to work doesn't anymore -- not necessarily.
This course prepares you to think strategically in an age when companies like Apple, Google, and Microsoft have become more valuable (in market cap terms) than companies like Exxon.
After taking the course, you'll be able to:
Provide mentorship and organize Demo Day for the winners in front of investors
Advance your strategic analysis skills in this follow-up to Foundations of Business Strategy. In this course, developed at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, you'll learn the tools to analyze strategy across time (competitive dynamics), industries (corporate strategy), geographies (international strategy), and institutions (non-market strategy). Top-ranked faculty will introduce the tools you need to complete a comprehensive evaluation and understand the strategy dynamics of an industry: Competitive Lifecycle, Internationalization and Stakeholder Analyses, and Diversification Matrices.
Develop your ability to think strategically, analyze the competitive environment, and recommend firm positioning and value creation. In this course, developed at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, top-ranked faculty will help you explore the underlying theory and frameworks that provide the foundations of a successful business strategy and provide the tools you need to understand that strategy: SWOT, Competitor, Environmental, Five Forces, and Capabilities Analyses, as well as Strategy Maps.
In today's world, digital transformation is a hot topic, but what exactly does it mean for businesses?
This course developed at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and taught by top-ranked Darden faculty and Boston Consulting Group management experts, this course explores the digital transformation from two perspectives. We start by discussing the pace of change and the imperatives it creates for businesses. We then discuss the context of this transformation and what it takes to succeed in the digital age. Then we go over BCG's proprietary framework, which can assist you in identifying critical areas for digitization, including strategy, core processes, and technology.
By the end of this course, you'll be able to:
Despite good intentions, hard work, and solid ideas, many teams end up developing products that are unwanted, unusable, and unpurchased. Fortunately, this outcome can be avoided. By utilizing agile and design thinking methodologies, teams can employ an effective approach to product development, enabling them to identify valuable solutions for meaningful problems. Through this course, you will learn how to frontload value by focusing on testable narratives about the end user, creating a shared perspective among your team and determining what is valuable to the end user early in the process.
Sustainable development is an organizing principle for meeting human development goals while also sustaining the ability of natural systems to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services on which the economy and society depend. For sustainable development to be achieved, it is crucial to harmonize three core elements:
These elements are interconnected, and all are crucial for the well-being of individuals and societies.
In this workshop, the faculty will share about SDGs and how each organization can aim to link their work aligned with SDGs to secure a sustainable future and get green credits for the work they undertake.
International trade is the physical movement and electronic transfer of goods and services across national borders.
The attributes of trade flows of interest to geographers include the direction, composition, and magnitude of trade. In this workshop, we bring a faculty who is an expert of trade with special research interests on China to share his views on how China has impacted the world trade and the legal implications and consequences of some of the decisions made by China that has impacted the trade worldwide.
He will also share about China and WTO, especially China’s Free Trade Agreements Strategy and China’s Participation in WTO Dispute Settlement.
This Innovation and Entrepreneurship course focuses on the interconnection between entrepreneurial thinking and innovation. Specifically, we look at models used in Silicon Valley to grow both start-up companies as well as innovation inside large organizations. Bringing together top Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley faculty, this course addresses critical areas for successful growth, including design thinking, open innovation, business models, product-market fit, and financing. This course will teach you how to think like an entrepreneur and provide you with the models, tools, and frameworks to further develop your business or idea. An emphasis will be placed on the IT space. In this first part, From Basics to Open Innovation, the following areas are included: innovation and entrepreneurship basics; the Silicon Valley entrepreneurship model; the importance of failure; market analysis: how to engage with customers; and open innovation.
This Innovation and Entrepreneurship course focuses on the interconnection between entrepreneurial thinking and innovation. Specifically, we look at models used in Silicon Valley to grow both start-up companies as well as innovation inside large organizations. Bringing together top Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley faculty, this course addresses critical areas for successful growth, including design thinking, open innovation, business models, product-market fit, and financing. This course will teach you how to think like an entrepreneur and provides the models, tools and frameworks to further develop your business or idea. An emphasis will be placed on the IT space. In this second part, From Design Thinking to Funding, the following areas are included: design thinking; innovation cycle process; business modelling; and funding.
Venture Capital Investment training program is an extensive 4-day training bootcamp that will be delivered by EBAN, in order to qualify more investors in Qatar, ones that have interest in learning more about Venture Capital investment and by doing so, QDB develops the private sector investment capabilities
Marketing innovation is the implementation of new, significant marketing methods in product design or packaging, product placement, product promotion or pricing.
In this course you will learn what Artificial Intelligence (AI) is, explore use cases and applications of AI, understand AI concepts and terms like machine learning, deep learning and neural networks. You will be exposed to various issues and concerns surrounding AI such as ethics and bias, & jobs, and get advice from experts about learning and starting a career in AI. You will also demonstrate AI in action with a mini project. This course does not require any programming or computer science expertise and is designed to introduce the basics of AI to anyone whether you have a technical background or not.
Businesses and their supply chains are facing increasing competition and uncertainty in what is now a truly globalised trade environment. To remain competitive, organisations need to think globally – ensuring supply chains meet customer demands while minimising costs and maximising responsiveness. From a strategic perspective, this involves making important trade-off decisions between cost, quality and flexibility of supply chains. Via structured learning activities (video lectures, quizzes, discussion prompts and written assessments) this course will equip you with the future-focused capabilities needed to design and manage effective, sustainable and efficient global supply chains of tomorrow.
The explosive growth of the “Internet of Things” is changing our world and the rapid drop in price for typical IoT components is allowing people to innovate new designs and products at home. In this first class in the specialization you will learn the importance of IoT in society, the current components of typical IoT devices and trends for the future. IoT design considerations, constraints and interfacing between the physical world and your device will also be covered. You will also learn how to make design trade-offs between hardware and software. We'll also cover key components of networking to ensure that students understand how to connect their device to the Internet. Please note that this course does not include discussion forums.
Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
Innovation strategy is about creating unique value for consumers by delivering a great product that satisfies their needs. There are three pillars to a successful product strategy: a clear understanding of (a) the target customers (WHO), (b) the specific elements of the product offering (WHAT) that satisfies consumer needs and dovetails with company capabilities, and (c) the tactical plans to reach end consumers (HOW). You will be able to:
International trade has been dominated by model contracts and clauses, mainly the International Commercial Terms outlined and updated by the International Chamber of Commerce since 1936. Known as the ICC Incoterms 2020, these terms cover 11 different scopes of cost and risk. The session will help international procurement managers decide on the best option to meet their business needs and shall cover the basic terms from a comparative legal and operational perspective.
Contracts are the backbone of any business, mainly when it comes to international trade. Effective contract management is critical for ensuring that business relationships run smoothly, and legal disputes are minimized. This training program will focus on the legal aspects of best practices in contract management, providing participants with an understanding of the legal requirements and challenges in terms of contract formulation, execution, and management.