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Business Skills

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There are certain business skills that every professional needs to enhance their career. The good news is that you probably already have some - and the rest are easily learned. So, whether you're looking for a promotion or boost your appeal to potential employers, the professional skills in our business skills range will help you seal the deal.

We have selected the following short online courses to enhance your business skills. Courses are 1-2 hours long, but the effect will last a life-time. We believe, once you know better, you can do better.

Building Better Business Cases

Overview:

In today's economic climate, more than ever, we must ensure that for any investments of significance in our businesses that we undertake produce returns that protect our cash, satisfy investors or shareholders expectations and justify the risks taken. This course looks at what constitutes a good business case, how we may effectively model it and considers the quantification of risk.

CPD Points: 1.5
 
CPD Duration (hours): 1.5
 
Access: 12 months from purchase date
 
Price: R625

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course you will:

  • Recognise what constitutes a good business case format - what need does it fulfil, how will we achieve it and why should we do it?
  • Understand how to model a business case using Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) techniques, IRR and ROI effectively and the cash impact it has - breakeven and payback periods
  • Recognise the negative and positive impacts on investors and share value a business case can have
  • How to evaluate up-front and on-going tangible and intangible costs and benefits
  • Consider the impact and evaluation of risk within a business case.

Authored by: John McKenzie

John McKenzie has over 20 years' experience during which he has undertaken ABC/M implementation work at a range of companies including Halifax Plc, British Airways, Seeboard Electricity, London Electricity, British Gas, ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company), Sharwoods, Vauxhall Motors, IBC Vehicles, MATAV(Hungarian Telecom), Glasgow City Council, Royal Sun Alliance, NatWest, and Unilever International. His book ABC/M to the Max was published in 2008

A CPD certificate of completion will be provided by BPP Professional Education Limited upon successful completion of the online course.
 
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Lecturers for this Course

Danie Marais
P1 Performance Operations, Cape Town
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Muzi Sithebe
 F3 Financial Strategy, Sandton
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