Principles of Business Analysis


This course provides a sound foundation in business analysis concepts and lays the groundwork for advanced studies. You'll learn the Six Sigma techniques to define value; including the project management skills needed to plan, manage, and communicate; requirements management approaches needed to elicit, analyze, solicit, and verify requirements; and enterprise architecture techniques to promote knowledge retention, reduction of complexity, and reuse.

Prerequisites:


No prerequisites


Sections :


Section Start Date Time Location Cost Instructor Name Full Schedule Enroll
BUSM.X400.(1) 4/14/2018 08:30 AM SANTA CLARA 880 Richard B Rondeau View Enroll

Business Grammar


Are you being passed over for promotion because you are unable to express yourself clearly or convey your specialized depth of knowledge? This course identifies and addresses specific areas of weakness in English grammar in order to help you develop the grammar skills needed to communicate professionally. Through in-class exercises, homework, field work and a final exam, you will have the opportunity to improve specific writing skills and access online business vocabularies for correspondence, reports and presentations.

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No prerequisites


Improving Your Business Presentation Skills


Do you struggle with public speaking? This course is designed to help you improve your presentations using simple, proven and effective techniques employed by professional presenters. Learn basic presentation techniques, including how to develop materials, communicate with confidence and use the power of your personal style. Through a series of improvisation exercises and relaxation techniques, the instructor guides you through the process of triumphing over fear and becoming a truly inspired speaker.

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No prerequisites


Macroeconomics, Introduction


This course introduces basic concepts and tools used in macroeconomic analysis: the theory, measurement, and determination of national income; business cycles; the multiplier; fiscal policy, budget deficits and the national debt; aggregate supply and aggregate demand; money, banking and monetary policy; international trade, exchange rates and the balance of payments accounts; and stabilization policy for unemployment and inflation.


Note(s): Online versions of this course will have a recorded audio and video component.

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No prerequisites


Fundraising Readiness, Management and Resource Development


This course provides an overview of the principles and techniques of fundraising and resource development. Participants discover how mission, constituencies, image, ethics, market forces and governance can be pathways or obstructions to funding sources. The course builds the skills needed to draw up a viable fundraising plan, including researching a match for your program, whether a corporation, foundation or individual sponsor, and identifying the people and resources necessary to secure funding. This is an interactive course with real world examples presented by guest speakers.

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No prerequisites


Principles of Real-World Economics


This course focuses on real-world applications of economics, discusses complex economic processes without the use of mathematics, and explores why the current economy is—in economist Paul Krugman’s words--in a “low-level depression”. You will learn to apply these concepts to topics such as minimum wage legislation, the function of unions, and healthcare. Topics include the principles of markets dominated by oligopolies, the skewed distribution of income, endemic underemployment, the principle agent problem and globalization.

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No prerequisites


History of Financial Crises, 1637-2013


This course discusses the 376-year-history of financial crises, ending with the Great Meltdown of 2008. You will ascertain recurring historical patterns of financial bubbles without overlooking critical differences, and learn developments in finance, especially in the shadow banking sector and its innovations in derivatives over the last few decades.

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No prerequisites


GMAT Preparation


Improve your chances of gaining admission to the MBA program of your choice with UCSC Extension's GMAT test prep course. Our comprehensive GMAT preparation is led by an experienced instructor and features proven curriculum and resources. It covers every element of this challenging exam, including mathematics, reading comprehension, grammar, critical reasoning, and essay writing. You'll reinforce your skills by responding to real GMAT questions and benefit from tips and strategies shared by our expert GMAT instructors.

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No prerequisites


Business Administration and M.B.A. Prerequisites Info Session


This free event is an informal information session for new or returning students who are interested in the Business Administration and M.B.A. Prerequisites programs. The event includes a program overview and highlights of courses in the current quarter. The program staff and instructors will be available to answer individual questions on a first-come, first-serve basis. Staff can also provide recommendations regarding course sequence. We encourage you to register early to reserve your space.

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No prerequisites


Making the Transition to a Supervisory Position


This workshop is designed for technical and business professionals who are new or potential first-line managers or supervisors.

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No prerequisites


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