Step up to the next level of success by learning the key components of business
No matter who you are in the world of business, getting a big-picture view of how business really works can be a pivotal strategy for advancing your career and growing your organization.?
Spread over a concise four weeks, this robust program provides a comprehensive look at the fundamentals of business and current organizational practices. It covers all the key components of a formal business school curriculum, enabling you to increase your business acumen and bring fresh insights to your work without having to commit full time to study.?
Led by award-winning Sauder faculty, the program will expand your knowledge and applied skills in strategy, financial management, operations, strategic HR and marketing. You’ll also sample emerging areas in innovation, data analytics and project management. Finally, you’ll explore how decisions in one area may impact the others, and how strategic integration between functions can drive organizational success.?
The learning journey
Designed to fit your busy schedule, the fast-paced program format features a unique integration of self-paced learning and online class interaction.?
The self-paced components include faculty-directed material (readings, videos, case studies and assignments) that provide the information you need to know before joining your peers in the virtual classroom.?
The live sessions bring learning to life through online contact with the faculty and your colleagues. Sessions include class discussion, Q&As, peer-group collaboration, networking, etc.—all intended to vitalize the content with that most valuable learning tool of all: human interaction.?
Darren is Senior Associate Dean at the UBC Sauder School of Business, where he holds the Innovate BC Professorship in Sales and Sales Management. His work focuses on strategic marketing, entrepreneurship, creativity and social influence. Recognized for research and teaching excellence, he was a finalist in the Economist magazine's Business Professor of the Year competition. He also consults widely for multinational corporations.
Dr. Mahesh Nagarajan
Mahesh is the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Professor in the Operations Division at the UBC Sauder School of Business, where he holds the Alumni Chair professorship in Stochastic optimization. He is an applied mathematician whose research looks at mathematical modelling, analysis and optimization. He has also consulted widely for manufacturing, service and health care organizations around the world.
Scott is a lecturer at the UBC Sauder School of Business. Actively involved in professional accounting education for more than 30 years, he has won multiple awards for teaching excellence and for 10 years was the principal author for the CA School of Business in Western Canada. He has also worked for Coopers & Lybrand Chartered Accounts, serving small business and mining clients.
Amy is an Adjunct Professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business. She has worked in various HR roles, including 8 years as an HR Manager in UBC’s Department of Medicine. She has also been awarded Associate Certified Coach status from the International Coach Foundation. She currently manages her own leadership development business specializing in helping leaders handle conflict and challenging professional relationships.
Dr. Yanwen Wang
Yanwen is an Assistant Professor of Marketing and Canada Research Chair in Marketing Analytics at the UBC Sauder School of Business, where she teaches marketing research and customer relationship management. Her interests lie at the intersection between marketing and public policy; specifically, the regulatory implications of marketing actions in anti-smoking campaigns, political advertising and mobile ride sharing apps.
Jun 14 - Jul 12
Live sessions take place from
8:30am - 12:00pm PT on:
June 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 &
July 7, 9, 12