English Grammar and Essay Writing | Berkeley

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Click here to take this course for free. An introduction to academic writing for English Language Learners, focusing on essay development, grammatical correctness, and self-editing.

Statistical Thinking for Data Science and Analytics | ColumbiaX

Click here to take this course free.  ABOUT THIS COURSE This statistics and data analysis course will pave the statistical foundation for our discussion on data science. You will learn how data scientists exercise statistical thinking in designing data collection, derive insights from visualizing data, obtain supporting evidence for data-based decisions and construct models for predicting future trends from data. This is the first course in the three-part Data Science and Analytics XSeries. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN - Data collection, analysis and inference - Data classification to identify key traits and customers - Conditional Probability-How to judge the probability of an event, based on certain conditions - How to use Bayesian modeling and inference for forecasting and studying public opinion - Basics of Linear Regression - Data Visualization: How to create use data to create compelling graphics

Ethical Leadership: Character, Civility, and Community | BUx

 Click here to take this course free. ABOUT THIS COURSE Ethical leadership is the critical appropriation and embodiment of traditions that have shaped the character and shared meanings of a people. Ethical leaders, therefore, are leaders whose characters have been shaped by the wisdom, habits and practices of particular traditions, often more than one, yet they tend be identified with a particular cultural ethos and narrative. Finally, ethical leadership asks the question of values in reference to ultimate concern. Course participants will engage with the course in a number of ways including the development of an Ethical Leadership Toolkit (ELT). The ELT is an instrument for leaders who engage the complex ethical questions in public space and includes the following: Ethical Leadership Model; Ethical Decision-Making Model; Ways of Doing Ethics; Remembering, Retelling and Reliving Stories; and Looking, Listening and Learning. Participants will be invited to develop their own Ethical Leadership Toolkit through video exercises led by Professor Fluker, survey questions, discussion forums, journaling and assessments. Students who pass this course are eligible to take a 6 week online addendum course and receive graduate credits as a non-matriculating student from Boston University. The addendum course will go deeper into the MOOC material with discussion, readings and written assignments. Enroll Now to find more details within the courseware. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN - Ethical leadership principles and practices utilizing the Ethical Leadership Model™. - Narrative and dramaturgical methods in the development of character, civility and community as ethical leadership practices. - A conceptual model for negotiating ethical decision-making at the intersection of life-worlds and system worlds. - Various theories and methods of ethical analysis in leadership practices. - Personal core values that present themselves in “defining moments that ask leaders to choose between competing values and ideals in which we intensely believe." - An Ethical Toolkit for Leaders that can be applied in each student’s leadership context as a life-long practice.

Writing Case Studies | Princeton University

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Click here to take this course for free. Learn how to write “science of delivery" case studies, which help us understand how practitioners implement complex policies or programs. 

Introduction to Project Management | AdelaideX

Click here to take this course for free. About this course Project management is an essential skill-set for many careers and in many contexts in our lives. Introduction to Project Management is an ideal starting point if you need to manage projects at work or at home, while not necessarily being a formally trained project manager. It is also suitable if you are considering undertaking a project in the near future and are seeking to learn and apply essential project management knowledge and skills. To deliver a project successfully, it’s important to start by clearly identifying what the project is, and what its outcomes will be. In the course, we will show you practical ways to explore and understand your goals from the outset of your project, and to consider all the factors that may affect its execution. Step by step you will learn how to plan, scope, schedule, cost and manage your project from beginning to end. Since every project relies on the people who are delivering it, the course also enables you to explore how you can effectively communicate, manage people and employ leadership skills to successfully deliver your own project. In Introduction to Project Management, you will learn practical ways to use project management skills, whether your project is large or small. Join us to explore how you can benefit from using project management techniques in your own projects.

Inclusive Leadership Training: Leading with Effective Communication | CatalystX

Click here to take this course for free. About this course What does it take to inspire others, promote a novel idea, or even have a difficult conversation? How can you position yourself as a leader through inclusive communication? How do you know that the message you are intending to send is what is being received? Join Catalyst experts to explore this topic and the important role communication plays in inclusive leadership. All too often, we struggle to communicate effectively—particularly with others who are different from us in some way. This course will show you how the most effective communication utilizes the inclusive leadership mindset of Empowerment, Accountability, Courage, and Humility and guide you on how to use that mindset yourself. Through research and real-world examples, you will learn strategies to enhance your communication skills and approach. Topics will include understanding dialogue processes, debunking everyday communication myths, testing assumptions, listening, expressing yourself authentically, and communicating across differences. With short quizzes, compelling case studies, and engaging videos, you will develop knowledge each week and share your experience with other learners. Throughout the course, you will create a plan of action to help apply the strategies learned in this course to your work and other parts of your life.

Inclusive Leadership Training: Becoming a Successful Leader | CatalystX

Click here to take this course for free. About this Course What separates a successful leader from a mediocre one? In this course, you will learn what successful 21st-century leaders look like and how you can adopt their inclusive leadership style. Using research and best practices, as well as stories from great leaders and everyday people, you will practice empowerment, accountability, courage, and humility—key leadership skills linked to inclusive, successful teams. Throughout the course, you will meet people like yourself, who want to be the best leaders they possibly can by incorporating inclusive leadership into their everyday lives. With short quizzes and compelling case studies, you will refine your skills each week. Most importantly, you will apply your new leadership skills through exciting real-life exercises. At the end of the course, you will create a Personal Leadership Plan that will help you continue to develop your skills, knowledge, and awareness in your quest to become a successful leader. Enroll in Inclusive Leadership Training: Becoming a Successful Leader from CatalystX at https://www.edx.org/course/inclusive-leadership-training-catalystx-ilx1

Intro to Global Hospitality Management | CornellX

Take this course for free.   About this Course What exactly is the “hospitality industry?” How big is it? What are the opportunities for personal growth and development? Could I pursue my interests through a career in hospitality? In this course, you will learn about this dynamic and diverse industry while exploring its complexities from four engaging perspectives. In this free course, you’ll find an integrated, panoramic exploration of hospitality management from four content areas: strategic management and planning; real estate and asset management; ecommerce and marketing; and human resources management. You’ll hear from international industry experts, too. Learners interested in earning a certificate are invited to complete a robust, four-part project.

Digital Branding and Engagement | CurtinX

Take this course for free.  About this course Want to learn how to get people to engage with your brand, but not sure where to begin? Digital technology has rapidly evolved in the last decade, and so too has the way people communicate. Businesses can no longer rely solely on traditional business models to build brand awareness. In today’s interconnected, hyperaware world, brand awareness and brand engagement are synonymous. We are in the age of digital brand engagement, where brands need to participate in, and inspire, a two-way conversation with their consumers. This course will teach you about this shift and how it has altered the way brands communicate with their audiences. You will learn about the challenges of managing a digital brand and how rich and compelling content, combined with digital distribution, are integral to brand engagement.

Creative Problem Solving | DelftX

Take this course for free.   About this Course Solving Complex Problems addresses complex multi actor systems; so called ‘spaghetti situations’ in which everything is connected to everything, and everything influences everything. Situations, for instance, in which innovative new energy technologies emerge into the existing energy system. Or new health technology, medicine, treatments or screening technologies are being developed and society has to decide about whether they should be allowed and what they may cost. What to do about expanding international airports that have the habit of developing closely to densely populated areas? These airports are believed to contribute substantially to the economy and industrial activity in a country but also generate substantial hindrance when it comes to noise and local air quality. What to do about the multi-facetted and multi-subsystem linkages of the ICT based emergency response system in a country, where at different places decisions have to be made that may influence the safety of people substantially. In situations such as the above, it is by far not obvious what the best solution is. All people involved have a different idea about what the solution should be. And if you ask them, all these people have different ideas about what the problem exactly is either. If you, as engineer, consultant, manager, policy maker, politician or analyst are in a situation like this, then what to do? There are multiple ways, but one option that has proven to be very useful is the analytical, engineering like approach of analysing the problem, a methodology for making the problem explicit and rationalising the different potential solutions. In short: analytically based support of decision making, design and implementation of solutions. Problem analysis as a course teaches such a method. It contains tools like: Actor analysis Causal modelling Goal trees and means-end diagrams Problem diagrams Uncertainty Decision Support Score cards This course introduces each technique and each technique will immediately be applied to a concrete case. Combining the application of all techniques of 5 weeks gives a coherent analysis of the problem. The course finalizes with handing in the complete analysis, as well as by making a multiple choice exam. LICENSE The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Netherlands License.

Career Edge: Resume, Networking and Interview Skills

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With only a small window of opportunity to make a lasting impression on prospective employers, what should you do to get noticed? This career development course prepares you to reach out to desired organizations, succeed in your interview, and then excel on the job. Use self-assessments and interactive exercises to help you build a standout resume that will get you noticed. Using simulations, you’ll learn interview preparation techniques that will enable you to ace the interview and start your career journey. 

Career Edge: Analytical Problem Solving and Design Thinking

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No matter what your experience or career, you will be confronted by challenges that require problem solving. Developing the ability to think critically and creatively to solve problems will set you apart from peers and make you a sought-after leader and teammate in your workplace.

This career development course will teach you processes for framing problems, isolating the root cause, and taking action to reach a solution. You will use techniques, including hypothesis testing and design thinking, as well as primary and secondary research methods. Problem solvers are in high demand across every industry and profession; add this critical skill to your toolkit!

Career Edge: Business and Data Analysis

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Click here to take this course for free. Understanding how to analyze, synthesize and communicate data is increasingly critical in the modern workplace. This course teaches you how to evaluate market and financial data, and present insights effectively. You will develop the foundational skills to use Excel as a powerful analytical and communications tool. Using innovative educational methods, including interactive assessments and games, you will learn, practice, and apply techniques to build confidence in your analytical skill set.

Career Edge: Communication and Teamwork

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Click here to take this course for free. This career development course will teach you how to effectively communicate, collaborate, and resolve conflicts with colleagues and become a stellar team member. You’ll learn through real-world examples and scenarios, which will enable you to be ready to collaborate on day one of your next job or project.

Career Edge: Design Your Career

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Click here to take this course for free. This career development course will help you assess your strengths and interests so you can strategize your career opportunities. You’ll develop a career roadmap by identifying which types of organizations and professions best align with your goals, and plan key steps to take you there. This course includes self-assessments, career tests, interactive exercises, goal planning simulations, and a gap analysis which will help you build your own career plan.

Innovation and IT Management | IIMBx

Take this course for free. About this course Information Technology (IT) changes the manner and scope in which businesses operate and compete. Innovations in IT have led some businesses to flourish, while others have faltered due to massive changes brought by this industry. IT is notoriously hard to manage. The challenge of managing IT is ensuring that the intended changes and innovations are realized, and the unintended ones are kept under control. This course will cover basic concepts of information technology management. As part of this course you will See some brief videos Take pop quizzes Analyse cases Read relevant material Take assessments This course is for you if you are: Using IT in your organisation Building or are planning to build IT-enabled products or services Exploring business innovations and want to know how IT can help Interested in understanding how organisations manage IT for innovating This course is not overly technical. Detailed prior knowledge of computing technology is not required to take this course.

Statistics for Business - II | IIMBx

Take this course for free. About this course Statistics is a versatile discipline that has revolutionized the fields of business, engineering, medicine and pure sciences. This course is Part 2 of a 4-part series on Business Statistics, and is ideal for learners who wish to enroll in business programs. The first two parts cover topics in Descriptive Statistics, whereas the next two focus on Inferential Statistics. Spreadsheets containing real data from diverse areas such as economics, finance and HR drive much of our discussions. In Part 2, we use the language of probability to examine the underlying distributions of random variables. We model real-life phenomena using known variables such as Binomial, Poisson and Normal. We learn how to simulate data that are distributed according to these variables. We shall take up datasets that have over a million rows, which makes it difficult to analyze using a spreadsheet. This is a natural setting for R, an advanced statistical programming platform. We incorporate helpful tutorials to get learners acquainted with the platform.

Introduction to Managerial Economics | IIMBx

Click here to take this course for free.  About this course A successful manager makes good decisions. To make good decisions, you need to understand the market forces that impact your business and personal life. This is true for managers in large multinationals or small businesses, in non-profit organizations or in the government. Individuals and households also make decisions. They decide on what to learn, where to work, how much to save, where to invest, and what goods to buy, among others. Most modern societies depend on markets to organize economic activity: they are market economies. A large number of decisions you make as individuals or as managers relate to markets. So it is important for you to know how markets work and how to make good decisions as a manager or as an individual operating in a market environment. This is what this course will teach you. Most business schools have a course on Managerial Economics as part of the MBA curriculum. Exposure to Economics is essential for all students of management. This course will provide a simple introduction to Managerial Economics and use minimum mathematics.

Supply Chain & Logistics Fundamentals | MITx

Click here to take this course for free.  About this Course Companies worldwide are leveraging supply chain management to create and maintain a strategic competitive advantage. This trend, in turn, is fueling a growing demand for supply chain professionals. This course is the first of three in the Supply Chain Management XSeries that is specifically designed to teach the critical skills needed to be successful in this exciting field. This first course, CTL.SC1x, provides the foundational skills for supply chain management and logistics. You will learn how to develop and apply analytic tools, approaches, and techniques used in the design and operation of logistics systems and integrated supply chains. The material is taught from a managerial perspective, with an emphasis on where and how specific tools can be used to improve the overall performance and reduce the total cost of a supply chain. We place a strong emphasis on the development and use of fundamental models to illustrate the underlying concepts involved in both intra- and inter-company logistics operations. The main topic areas we will focus on are: Demand Forecasting, Planning, and Management, Inventory Planning, Management, and Control, and Transportation Planning, Management, and Execution. While our main objective is to develop and use models to help us analyze these situations, we will make heavy use of examples from industry to provide illustrations of the concepts in practice. This is neither a purely theoretical nor a case study course, but rather an applied analytical course that addresses real problems found in practice. Enroll at https://www.edx.org/course/mitx/mitx-ctl-sc1x-supply-chain-logistics-2006

Supply Chain Design | MITx

Click here to learn how to design and optimize the physical, financial, and information flows of a supply chain to enhance business performance ​– part of the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters Credential.  ABOUT THIS COURSE Supply chains, especially global supply chains, are complex structures that involve several businesses crossing multiple time zones and continents. The design of a supply chain is critical to its overall success, and ultimately, the firm’s success. This business and management course will cover all aspects of supply chain design. We will start with learning how to design for the flow of physical products or goods. Variously referred to as Network Design, Facility Location, or Flow Optimization, the physical design is a core requirement for any supply chain planner. Following this, we will dive into the design of the financial flows involved with supply chains. Specifically, you will learn how to translate supply chain terms and metrics into financial terms used in the C-suite. We will then proceed into the design and management of the information flow of a supply chain by examining three critical phases: procurement, production, and demand planning. Our primary objective here is to understand how a business works with different partners in these three basic supply chain activities. The procurement lessons will cover basic approaches as well as more advanced techniques such as combinatorial auctions and supply contracts. The production lessons will concentrate on material resource planning (MRP) and fixed horizon planning. The demand management lessons will examine collaboration as well as sales and operations planning (S&OP). After covering the design of the three flows (physical, financial, and information), we will turn to the design of the supply chain organization itself as well as the metrics. Real cases and examples from practice will be used throughout the entire course. This course is part of the MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management that is specifically designed to teach the critical skills needed to be successful in this exciting field. In order to qualify for the MicroMasters Credential you will need to earn a Verified Certificate in each of the five courses as well as pass a Capstone Exam. When you sign up for a CTL.SC2x Verified Certificate you will also be granted access to supplemental content such as additional practice problems and complementary videos. MITx requires individuals who enroll in its courses on edX to abide by the terms of the edX honor code. MITx will take appropriate corrective action in response to violations of the edX honor code, which may include dismissal from the MITx course; revocation of any certificates received for the MITx course; or other remedies as circumstances warrant. No refunds will be issued in the case of corrective action for such violations.

MITx | Supply Chain Cynamics

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Click here to take this course for free.  Supply Chains are complex systems involving multiple firms and organizations with different goals and objectives.  Additionally, there are external forces and trends that can impact (positively or negatively) a supply chain’s efficiency and effectiveness.  Understanding the dynamics and risks within supply chains, both large and small, is key to being a successful supply chain professional.

Introduction to Management Information Systems (MIS) | UC3Mx

Click here take this course for free.  About this course This MIS course will cover supporting tech infrastructures (Cloud, Databases, Big Data), the MIS development/ procurement process, and the main integrated systems, ERPs, such as SAP®, Oracle® or Microsoft Dynamics Navision®, as well as their relationship with Business Process Redesign. Management Information Systems (MIS) are an integral part of today’s professional landscape. From customer relationship management (CRM) systems handling the daily interactions with clients and prospects, to financial systems issuing invoices and paying bills, day-to-day working life is increasingly controlled by these systems that dictate what to do and how. This course will focus on what MIS are, how they influence your current or prospective jobs, why they impose specific - and sometimes seemingly absurd - operational procedures, and how to use this knowledge to your advantage in your professional life. Grasping the key concepts in MIS does not need to be daunting. We will use real world examples to illustrate key concepts, and strive to strike a proper balance between clarity / amenity and conceptual soundness. Join us on this stimulating journey that will allow you to better understand and perform in your current or desired job.

Behavioral Economics in Action | UTorontoX

Click here to take this course for free. About this course How can we get people to save more money, eat healthy foods, engage in healthy behaviors, and make better choices in general? There has been a lot written about the fact that human beings do not process information and make decisions in an optimal fashion. This course builds on much of the fascinating work in the area of behavioral economics and allows learners to develop a hands-on approach by understanding its methods and more importantly, how it can be harnessed by suitably designing contexts to “nudge” choice. In three modules, learners will be able to a). explain and interpret the principles underlying decision-making and compare the nudging approach to other methods of behavior change, b). learn how to critique, design and interpret the results of experiments; and c). design nudges and decision-tools to help people make better decisions. Understanding experimental design and interpretation is central to your ability to truly use behavioral economics and will set you apart from people who merely know about the behavioral research. After the first two weeks learning the basic principles, we will devote two weeks to studying experimental design and analysis, and the final two weeks to understanding processes for designing nudges and for helping people make better decisions. You will also witness and participate in weekly topical debates on various topics like “does irrationality impact welfare?” or “what strategy is better for improving welfare – nudging or education?” If you’ve been fascinated with the buzz surrounding behavioral economics but are not sure how to actually use it, this course is for you. Several leading scholars, policy makers, business people, authors and commentators will briefly join our debate and discussion sections. These guest lecturers include Professor Sendhil Mullainathan (Harvard University), Professor John Lynch (University of Colorado), Rory Sutherland (Ogilvy Group), Owain Service (Behavioural Insights Team, UK Cabinet Office), Shankar Vedantam (NPR Columnist and Author – The Hidden Brain), Professors Andrew Ching, Avi Goldfarb, Nina Mazar, and Claire Tsai, Min Zhao (University of Toronto) and many others!

Analyzing Global Trends for Business and Society | PennX

Click Here to take this course for free.  About this course The world is changing rapidly, but how do you begin to understand the effect of these changes on business and society? Learn to analyze the latest global trends so that you can adapt and cope with these changes in business and the world. The new realities of the 21st century are disrupting the global financial architecture based on the U.S. dollar. Populations are aging. People are moving from the countryside to the cities. There are more people suffering from obesity than people who go hungry. The middle-class is growing fast in the emerging economies yet shrinking in Europe and the United States. The race for energy, natural resources, and food is intensifying. You’ll learn about these and other global trends, and understand what the consequences are for markets, the business world, and society at large in this international management course from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. You’ll also learn how to analyze global trends, and to understand both their magnitude and relation to each other. Finally, you’ll discover how you can adapt and cope with these changes as they affect your business and society.