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1. People

Human resources are your company’s greatest asset and how you lead, motivate and inspire your employees can have a huge impact on the success of your company. In People Management54, learn the key leadership and communication skills that you need to be a successful leader and build a strong organization.

Operations

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of a major new product launch such as a new iPhone or the latest version of a popular video game? Managing a supply chain and making sure production meets demand under tight deadlines can be incredibly complex and is critical to business success. In Operations Management56, you will explore key aspects of business operations including capacity planning, productivity analysis and improvement, quality assurance and the concept of lean management. Learn about tools and techniques for managing quality, computing cycle times for operations and organizing and configuring the various components of a supply chain.

Accounting

Proper management of the day to day accounting and finances of a business is critical to operations. In Accounting for Decision-Making55, learn about different business organizations and the role of accounting56 in each. You will also learn how to read, analyze and prepare financial statements, an essential skill if you plan to start or run a business.