Business Foundations (micro-masters)

Course highlights

"Do you speak “business"? You will. This course is designed to give you the terminology, concepts and frameworks necessary to understand businesses, to unpack their constituent parts, and to build your own tool-kit for strategy and decision-making.

Whether you are just starting out or looking to fine-tune your education, this course introduces basic concepts and frameworks that can be applied across markets, at all levels of business. The course kicks off with core value propositions and moves through a business model framework, competition and macro-environmental tools, theories of disruption, basic accounting literacy and concludes with an integrated look at business functions.

What you'll learn:

  • How to break a company down into its main components and activities
  • How disruption happens in an industry
  • The basics of industry competitive dynamics
  • Basic financial statement literacy
  • How different business functions work and integrate

Key facts

Provider University of British Columbia
Course Type Interactive course
Level Advanced
Pre-requisites Basic understanding of topic will help.
Availability Fixed classes. Regular start dates scheduled.
Certification/upgrades Free. Paid Certificate available.
Duration 6 weeks
Time Commitment

3-5hrs pwk

Assessment Paced. Assessable requirements for certificate option.
Platform edX
Registration required Will need to register with full name, email address & password.