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  • Course Code:  GC09.2

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Critical Business Skills for Success: Part II – Operations


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Course Summary

Critical Business Skills for Success: Part II - Operations



Everyone wants to know: What does it take to reach success in business—the kind of success that lasts? It all comes down to a solid grasp of the fundamentals of business—the same kind that are taught to MBA students in many of the world's most prestigious business schools.


Our comprehensive five-part, 60-lecture course, Critical Business Skills for Success, is designed to give you just this kind of integrated, accessible introduction. Bringing together five prestigious and renowned business professors from some of America's top business schools, each of this course's five parts is a detailed look at a particular skill:




 Finance and accounting,

 Organizational behavior, and



Here in one place is an authoritative guide to the five essential disciplines that everyone, entry-level employees and CEOs alike, needs to master in order to reap rewards in today's complex marketplace.


In each part, you'll learn about everything from key terms and methodologies to research-backed strategies and case studies involving some of the world's most influential companies.


This kind of well-rounded business education is useful to anyone who works in a company of any size. Whether you're in a leadership position, just starting out, or somewhere in between, these skills will help you understand all of the functions of a business, not just your area of specialty. It's also a great resource to have, even if you already have an MBA, as you can return to this course again and again for advice and clarification.


Bringing the MBA experience right to you, Critical Business Skills for Success demystifies the secrets of business and gives you insights that will help you achieve your goals.




Some people think of operations as a specialized aspect of business, usually overshadowed by a focus on corporate strategy and marketing. But without effective operations, which work hand-in-hand with the other core business disciplines, you have no goods or services. In short, you can't deliver on your promise to your customers, your employees, and your shareholders.


Operations Demystified


Professor Goldsby's Critical Business Skills: Operations is your accessible guide to everything you need to understand—and utilize—operations and operations management. In 12 thorough lectures, you'll explore a range of topics related to supply chains and logistics, including inventory management; performance measurement; new trends in, and research on, strategies to enhance agility and sustainability; internal and external resources companies use to mitigate risk and thrive; and much more. And with this course, you'll be able to break through the intimidation of a specialized subject and start using operations to improve the functionality of your organization—wherever you stand in the hierarchy, in any kind of business.


Tying his operational insights to case studies of major national and international companies and corporations, Professor Goldsby makes Critical Business Skills: Operations an invaluable resource and reference for anyone interested in a thorough mastery of business administration.


An expert in Six Sigma techniques and logistics management, he delivers fascinating insights into why operations is the key (and often overlooked) component of success in business, and how it can help your company—whether you're looking to eliminate waste from processes, measure your operational performance more effectively, or ensure that your business strategy covers the supply and demand requirements of your organization.


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Critical Business Skills for Success: Part II – Operations

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