Business Essentials for Managers Specialization

Starts Dec 18

Business Essentials for Managers Specialization

Business Essentials for Managers Specialization

Become an Innovative & Effective Business Manager. Master innovation, finance, operations, and leadership in four hands-on courses

About This Specialization

Learn to drive change, inspire innovation, and cultivate excellence with four practical career-relevant courses taught by some of Vanderbilt’s top business faculty. Each course is designed to accelerate your career trajectory by providing hands-on training in one of four key areas—innovation, finance and accounting, strategy and operations, and leadership—and every course concludes with a real-world project that will help you demonstrate your value and expertise to current and potential future employers. When you complete the Specialization, you’ll have the tools you need to position yourself for a promotion, job change, or any other growth opportunity. You will also be eligible for 4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon completion.

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courses
4 courses

Follow the suggested order or choose your own.

projects
Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

certificates
Certificates

Highlight your new skills on your resume or LinkedIn.

Projects Overview

Courses
Intermediate Specialization.
Some related experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Leadership Toolkit for Managers

    Upcoming session: Dec 18
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Personal branding is critical for today’s executive—it distinguishes you as a competent authority, helps you establish your own goals for continuous improvement and development of your strengths as a business leader, and empowers you to lead c
  2. COURSE 2

    Operations Management and Strategy Toolkit for Managers

    Upcoming session: Dec 18
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Are you looking for a deeper understanding of business strategy, from design through execution? Do you want to lead impactful operational changes in your organization and team? Do you need to respond strategically to global economic trends and
  3. COURSE 3

    Financial Accounting Toolkit for Decision Making

    Upcoming session: Dec 18
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 4-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course gives you a firm grounding in both the theory and practical application of finance and accounting for general management, corporate planning, sales, and other functional areas, as well as broad exposure to some of the most important princ
  4. COURSE 4

    Strategic Innovation Toolkit for Managers

    Upcoming session: Dec 25
    Commitment
    3-4 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Does your business culture nurture innovation, or stifle it? Are you looking for ways to build your business creatively but finding daunting constraints at every turn? This course is designed to help you understand the forces that limit innovation,

Creators

  • Vanderbilt University

    With a combination of cutting-edge research, liberal arts education, nationally recognized schools of law, business, medicine, nursing and divinity, and one of the nation's top-ranked graduate schools of education, Vanderbilt University creates an invigorating atmosphere where students tailor their education to meet their goals and researchers collaborate to address the complex questions affecting our health, culture and society.

    Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tenn., is a private research university and medical center offering a full-range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.

  • Nancy Lea Hyer

    Nancy Lea Hyer

    Associate Professor of Operations Management, and Associate Dean MBA Programs
  • David  A. Owens, PhD, PE

    David A. Owens, PhD, PE

    Professor
  • Ray Friedman

    Ray Friedman

    Brownlee O. Currey Professor of Management
  • Mumin Kurtulus

    Mumin Kurtulus

    Associate Professor of Operations Management
  • Paul Chaney

    Paul Chaney

    E. Bronson Ingram Professor in Accounting
  • William G. Christie

    William G. Christie

    Frances Hampton Currey Professor of Management in Finance and Professor of Law
  • M. Eric Johnson

    M. Eric Johnson

    Ralph Owen Dean and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy
  • Brian McCann

    Brian McCann

    Associate Professor of Strategic Management
  • Rangaraj Ramanujam, Ph.D.

    Rangaraj Ramanujam, Ph.D.

    Professor of Management
  • Kimberly Pace

    Kimberly Pace

    Professor for the Practice of Communication

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