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Diploma in Business Management & Entrepreneurship

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Alison's free Diploma in Business Management and Entrepreneurship course gives you the opportunity to gain extensive knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices behind key business management subjects.

    Subjects include corporate management, operations management, accounting, human resources, financial accounting, and project management, as well as providing insight on key entrepreneurial skills from Bill Liao, co-founder of the social networking site XING.com.

    Alison's business management certificate, with a focus on entrepreneurial studies, is ideal for those who want to further their knowledge and understanding of business management and entrepreneurship through an online business course, and will greatly enhance your career prospects.

  • This online business course will teach you how large-scale organizations are managed, the structures and objectives involved, and how to evaluate a company's performance by using key performance indicators (KPIs). You will be more aware of business management styles and the environmental factors management should consider. You will know the function of human resource managers, operations managers, project managers and accountants. You will gain knowledge of the systems development life cycle. This course will help you recognize the personal qualities of an entrepreneur and the most important factors that an entrepreneur should consider to be successful.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Diploma in Business Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Free

  • 15-20 Hours

  • XSIQ

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 250 Pts

Modules List( 57 )
  • Module 1: Corporate Management
  • Module
    1
    Managing large scale organisations
    • Managing large scale organisationsThis course covers defining large-scale organisations, management functions, economics, and business environments.The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Characteristics of large scale organisations
    • Distinguishing large-scale organisations
    • POLC CCM
    • Specific management functions
    • Contributions of large-scale organisations to the economy
    • Business environments
  • Module
    2
    Evaluating organisational performance
    • Evaluating organisational performanceThis free learning course discusses the evaluation of organisational performance. It covers key performance indicators (KPIs).The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Evaluation of organisational performance
    • KPIs
  • Module
    3
    Management structures and objectives
    • Management structures and objectivesThis free learning course covers management structures and objectives. This includes naming structures and specific objectives and exploring management roles.The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Management structures
    • Management structures and objectives
    • Goals and objectives
    • Management uses of objectives
    • Corporate culture
    • Corporate culture continued
    • Management roles
    • P - planning
    • O - organising
    • L - leading
    • C - controlling
    • C - communicating
    • C - creating
    • M - motivating
    • Corporate Management -1
    • Corporate Management - 2
  • Module
    4
    Management styles
    • Management stylesThis free learning course covers the four main management styles, and discusses the skills and competencies needed for effective management.The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Characteristics of management styles
    • Four management styles
    • Autocratic management style
    • Consultative management style
    • Participative management styles
    • Democratic management style
    • Management skills and competencies
    • Generic skill types
    • Expectations of an effective manager
    • Relationship between management styles and management skills and competencies
  • Module
    5
    Change management
    • Change managementThis learning course covers change management, from reasons for organisational change to implementing change processes. It finishes with a discussion of business ethics, globalisation, and technological development.The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Organisational change
    • External pressures for change
    • Effects of change on large-scale organisations
    • Effects of change on large-scale organisations continued
    • Processes for effective change management
    • Forms of resistance
    • Strategies to overcome resistors
    • Processes for effective change management: implementation
    • Application of effective change management to significant issues
    • Social responsibility
    • Business ethics
    • Globalisation
    • Technological development
  • Module 2: Human Resources Management
  • Module
    6
    Human resource management
    • Human resource management This course describes and explains various aspects of human resource management. This is extremely useful for anyone interested in a career or is working in the field of human resource management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Introduction and factors involved in managing human resources
    • Human resource management responsibilities
    • The role of the human resources manager
    • Human resource management: job specifications for human resource managers
    • Human resource management: factors influencing the workforce
    • Human resource management: organisational objectives
    • Human resource management: terms and conditions of employment
    • Human resource management: employee motivation
    • Human resource management: motivational theories
    • Human resource management: strategies for motivating employees
  • Module
    7
    The employment cycle
    • The employment cycle This free online course covers describes and explains various aspects of human resource management such as human resource planning, recruitment and selection, job analysis, and performance appraisal. This course is relevant for any individual working in the area of human resource management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Human resource management: the employment cycle
    • Human resource management: human resource planning
    • Human resource management: job analysis
    • Human resource management: recruitment and selection
    • Human resource management: employment packages, agreements and contracts
    • Human resource management: induction, training and development
    • Human resource management: recognition and reward
    • Human resource management: performance appraisal
    • Human resource management: termination/separation
  • Module
    8
    Employee relations
    • Employee relations This free course describes and explains various aspects of human resource management such as the manangement of relations between management and employees, key performance indicators (KPIs) and the role human resource managers play in organisations. This is extremely useful for anyone interested in a career or is working in the area of human resource management . The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Human resource management: employee relations
    • Human resource management: the role of human resource managers in employee relations
    • Human resource management: conflict between management and employees
    • Human resource management: Key Performance Indicators
    • Human resource management: the application of management styles and skills to employee relations
  • Module
    9
    Managing changes to human resource management
    • Managing changes to human resource management This course covers various aspects of human resource management such as workplace employment conditions, workplace diversity, changes in technology and changes in employment legislation. This is extremely useful for anyone interested in a career in the area of human resource management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Changes in Human Resource Management resulting from changes in attitudes, technology and legislation.
    • Human resource management: workplace employment conditions
    • Human resource management: workplace diversity
    • Human resource management: changes in technology
    • Human resource management: changes in legislation
    • Human resource management: changes in HRM Resulting from Changes in Attitudes, Technology and Legislation
    • Human resource management: changes in HRM resulting from changes in attitudes, technology and legislation
  • Module 3: Operations Management
  • Module
    10
    Operations management
    • Operations management This course covers topics related to operations management such the difference between manufacturing and services organisations, characteristics of operations managers, and  the relationship between operations, productivity and competitiveness. This is extremely useful for anyone interested in a career in operations management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Operations management: introduction
    • Definition - operations management
    • Operations management: distinction between manufacturing and service organisations
    • Characteristics of operations managers
    • Operations management: relationship between operations, productivity and competitiveness
  • Module
    11
    Operations management strategies
    • Operations management strategies This free online course covers topics related to operations management such as facilities location and layout, scheduling, materials requirement planning and evaluation of performance. This is extremely useful for anyone interested in a career or is already working in the area of operations management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Operations management strategies
    • Operations management strategies: capacity planning
    • Operations management strategies: facilities location planning
    • Operations management
    • Operations management strategies: facilities layout planning
    • Operations management strategies - aggregate planning
    • Operations Management Strategies: Scheduling
    • Operations management strategies: materials requirement planning
    • Operations management strategies: maintenance control
    • Operations management strategies: evaluation of performance
  • Module
    12
    Applying operations management
    • Applying operations management This course covers techniques associated with operations management such as inventory management techniques and quality management techniques. This is extremely useful for anyone interested in operations management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Application of operations management systems: inventory management
    • Operations management: inventory management techniques
    • Operations management: inventory management techniques
    • Operations management: inventory management techniques
    • Operations management: quality management
  • Module 4: Project Management
  • Module
    13
    Project management overview
    • Project management overview This free online course covers a case study in project management, the history of project management and interviews with project managers. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Project Management
    • Project Management History
    • Interviews with Project Managers
  • Module
    14
    Project management case study
    • Project management case study This free online course covers a case study in project management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Project management case study
  • Module
    15
    Project management methodology
    • Project management methodology This free online course covers steps in project management methodology such as investigation, planning and design, production, and evaluation and monitoring. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Project Management Methodology
    • Project management methodology: phase 1 - investigation
    • Project management methodology: phase 2 - planning and design
    • Project management methodology: phase 3 - production
    • Project management methodology: phase 4 - evaluation and monitoring
    • Project management methodology revision
  • Module
    16
    Information Technology case study
    • Information Technology case study This free online course covers a case study on the uses and functions of information technology. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Project management case study
  • Module
    17
    Project management toolset
    • Project management toolset This free online course covers tools used in project management such as PERT diagrams, scheduling and expediting, and the Critical Path Method. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Project Management Tools
    • PERT diagrams (network diagrams)
    • Estimating activity time
    • Scheduling and expediting
    • Critical Path Method
    • Project management tools revision
  • Module
    18
    Project management tools case study
    • Project management tools case study This free online course covers a case study in project management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Project management case study
  • Module
    19
    GANTT charts case study
    • GANTT charts case study This free online course covers a case study on functions and uses of GANTT charts. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Project management case study
  • Module
    20
    Project management documentation
    • Project management documentation This free online course covers types of documentation used in project management, such as user, paper-based and electronic documentation. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Documentation
    • Types of documentation
    • Program documentation
    • System and technical documentation
    • User documentation
    • Paper based documentation
    • Electronic documentation
    • Documentation media
    • Documentation for different users
    • Documentation revision
  • Module
    21
    Project management documentation case study
    • Project management documentation case study This free online course covers a case study in project management documentation. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Documentation case study
  • Module
    22
    System development life cycle
    • System development life cycle This free online course covers System Development Lifecycle in project management, such as planning, designing, analysis and user/evaluation phases. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • The System Development Life Cycle Overview
    • The planning phase
    • The analysis phase
    • The design phase
    • The implementation phase
    • The use/evaluation phase
    • The System Development Life Cycle revision
  • Module
    23
    Project management, system development life cycle case study
    • Project management, system development life cycle case study This free online course covers a case study in project management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.  
    • The System Development Life Cycle case study
  • Module
    24
    The planning phase
    • The planning phase This free online course covers the planning phase in project management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • The planning phase of the SDLC
    • The planning phase: defining the problem
    • The planning phase: setting project objectives
    • The planning phase: identifying constraints
    • Feasibility study question 1
    • Feasibility study question 2
    • Feasibility study question 3
    • Feasibility study question 4
    • Feasibility study question 5
    • Feasibility study question 6
    • The planning phase - feasibility studies
    • The planning phase - creating project proposals
    • The planning phase - establishing control mechanisms
  • Module
    25
    The planning phase case study
    • The planning phase case study This free online course covers a case study in project management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • The planning phase of the SDLC case study
  • Module
    26
    Conducting a feasibility study, case study
    • Conducting a feasibility study, case study This free online course covers a case study on how to conduct a feasibility study. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • The planning phase of the SDLC case study
  • Module
    27
    The planning phase case study
    • The planning phase case study This free online course covers a case study in project management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • The planning phase of the SDLC case study
  • Module
    28
    Project management, the analysis phase
    • Project management, the analysis phase This free online course covers the analysis phase in project management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • The Analysis Phase of the SDLC
    • The Analysis Phase: creating the project team
    • The Analysis Phase: defining information needs
    • The Analysis Phase: identification and evaluation of sources of information
    • The Analysis Phase: identification and description of the types of information needed to analyse the system
    • The Analysis Phase: identification and description of problem areas in the current system
    • The Analysis Phase: information flow and needs documented using system modeling tools
    • The Analysis Phase: identification and description of problem areas in the current system
    • The Analysis Phase: defining system performance criteria
    • The Analysis Phase: creating a design proposal
  • Module
    29
    The analysis phase case study
    • The analysis phase case study This free online course covers a case study in project management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • The analysis phase of the SDLC case study
  • Module
    30
    The analysis phase case study 2
    • The analysis phase case study 2 This free online course covers a case study in project management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • The analysis phase of the SDLC case study
  • Module
    31
    The design phase
    • The design phase This free online course covers the design phase in project management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • The Design Phase of the SDLC
    • The Design Phase: factors to be considered when designing the output requirements
    • The Design Phase: factors to be considered when designing the input Requirements
    • The System Development Life Cycle Design Phase: examples
    • The Design Phase: the processing requirements
    • The Design Phase: evaluating alternative system configurations
    • The Design Phase: select best configuration
    • The Design Phase: prepare implementation proposal
  • Module
    32
    The design phase case study
    • The design phase case study This free online course covers a case study in project management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • The design phase of the SDLC case study
  • Module
    33
    The implementation phase
    • The implementation phase This free online course covers the implementation phase in project management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • The System Development Life Cycle Implementation Phase
    • The Implementation Phase: planning and announcing the implementation
    • The Implementation Phase: acquisition of new equipment (hardware and software)
    • The Implementation Phase: preparing the physical facilities
    • The Implementation Phase: educating users
    • The Implementation Phase: developing an implementation schedule
    • The Implementation Phase: commissioning of the new system (changeover)
  • Module
    34
    Project management implementation case study
    • Project management implementation case study This free online course covers a case study in project management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • The implementation phase of the SDLC case study
  • Module
    35
    project management implementation case
    • project management implementation case This free online course covers a case study in project management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • The implementation phase of the SDLC case study
  • Module
    36
    Project management evaluation case study
    • Project management evaluation case study This free online course covers a case study in project management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • The implementation phase of the SDLC case study
  • Module
    37
    Evaluation phase
    • Evaluation phase This free online course covers the User/Evaluaiton methods in project management, such as using, auditing and maintaining the system. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • The System Development Life Cycle Use/Evaluation Phase
    • The Use/Evaluation Phase: using the system
    • The Use/Evaluation Phase: auditing the system
    • The Use/Evaluation Phase: maintaining the system
    • The Use/Evaluation Phase: re-engineering proposals
    • The System Development Life Cycle Use/Evaluation Phase Revision
  • Module
    38
    Project management case study conclusion
    • Project management case study conclusion This free online course covers a case study in project management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • The use/evaluation phase of the SDLC case study
  • Module
    39
    Changing information systems
    • Changing information systems This course covers topics related to human resource management and changing information systems within organistations. This is extremely useful for anyone interested in human resource management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Issues associated with changing information systems in organisations
    • Changing Information Systems in organisations: the acceptance level by operators and users of the information system
    • Issues associated with changing information systems in organisations: level of personalised service
    • Issues and effects of changes to information systems: social effects arising from invasion of privacy
    • Issues and effects of changes to information systems arising from deskilling of workers
    • Issues and effects of changes to information systems: economic effects arising from costs of upgrading equipment
    • Issues and effects of changes to information systems: increased or decreased profits from conducting electronic sales via the Internet
    • Health and safety effects arising from organisational change: physical injuries incurred due to overuse or incorrect use of equipment
    • Health and safety effects arising from organisational change: changed manual skills needed to operate smaller items of technology
  • Module 5: Accounting
  • Module
    40
    Introduction to accounting
    • Introduction to Accounting This free online course covers topics in accounting such as the balance sheet, and profit and loss statements. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Introduction
    • The Profit and Loss statement
    • The Profit and Loss statement example
    • The balance sheet
    • Classification of terms for the balance sheet
    • Balance sheet tasks
    • The balance sheet example
  • Module
    41
    Accounting terminology
    • Accounting Terminology This free online course is an introduction to accounting systems, terminology, and methodologies. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Understanding Accounting Terminology
    • Accounting Terminology, A - C
    • Accounting Terminology, D – L
    • Accounting Terminology, M – Z
  • Module
    42
    Accounting principles
    • Accounting principles This free online course explains accounting terms such as matching, disclosure, consistency, diversity, dependability, materiality, going concern, verifiability, and entity. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Accounting Principles
    • Accounting Concepts and Principles
    • Accounting Principles: Matching
    • Accounting Principles: Disclosure
    • Accounting Principles: Consistency
    • Accounting Principles: Diversity
    • Accounting Principles: Dependability
    • Accounting Principles: Materiality
    • Accounting Principles: Accounting Period
    • Accounting Principles: Monetary
    • Accounting Principles: Verifiability
    • Accounting Principles: Going Concern
    • Accounting Principles: Entity
    • Accounting Principles: Historical Cost
    • Accounting Principles: Conservatism
  • Module
    43
    Accounting systems
    • Accounting systems  This free online course is an introduction to accounting sytems. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Introduction
  • Module
    44
    Preparation of reports
    • Preparation of reports This free online course covers topics in accounting such as balance sheet, profit and loss statements, the 10 column worksheet, and the trial balance . The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.  
    • Classification
    • Preparation of reports: balance sheets
    • Preparation of reports: profit and loss statement
    • Preparation of reports: The Trial Balance
    • Preparation of reports: 10 Column Worksheet
    • Preparation of reports
  • Module
    45
    Balance day adjustments in the general journal and ledger
    • Balance day adjustments in the general journal and ledger This free online course covers topics associated with the balance day adjustments in the general journal and ledger. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Prepaid and Accrued Expenses
    • Accrued expenses
    • Accrued revenue
    • Prepaid revenue
    • Recording
    • Reporting
    • Likely Errors
    • Depreciation Example
    • Application
    • Reporting
    • Preparing the profit and loss summary account
    • The capital account
    • Closing and posting entries
    • General journal
    • General Ledger
  • Module 6: Financial Accounting
  • Module
    46
    Accounting concepts
    • Accounting concepts This free online course covers general accounting concepts and principles, the relationship betwen them. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • General accounting concepts
    • Accounting principles
    • The relationship between concepts and principles
  • Module
    47
    Accounting information
    • Accounting information This free online course important topics in accounting information, such as key ratios, cash cylce, trend analysis, benchmarks, and liquidity and quick asset ratios. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Understanding and using accounting information
    • Key ratios - profitability
    • Key ratios - liquidity
    • Key ratios - efficiency
    • Key ratios - stability
    • The cash cycle
    • Trend analysis
    • Benchmarks
    • Presentation
    • Decline in profit
    • Understanding and using accounting information - example
    • How changes to the numerator and the denominator impacts on the ratio
    • Liquidity ratios
    • Quick asset ratio
    • Efficiency Ratios
    • Long Term Stability
    • Limitations in the Use of Accounting Information
    • Evaluating Accounting Information
    • Owner's Equity
  • Module
    48
    Accounting issues
    • Accounting issues This free online course covers important topics in accounting such as current and non-current asset valuation, depreciation, revenue and expense recognition. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Accounting issues
    • Historical cost and non-current asset valuation
    • Depreciation
    • Revenue and expense recognition
    • Revenue realisation
    • Revenue recognition points
    • 2. Receipt of payment
    • 3. Point of production
    • 4. Degree of contract completion
    • Essential elements of revenue recognition
    • Case studies
  • Module
    49
    Balance day adjustments
    • Balance day adjustments This free online course covers topics in balance day adjustments, such as the accounting period, accrued expenses and revenue, cost of the asset, asset register and accounting timelines. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Balance day adjustments
    • The accounting period
    • Recording prepaid and accrued revenue and expenses in the general journal and ledger
    • Accrued expenses
    • Accrued revenue
    • Prepaid revenue
    • Depreciation
    • Cost of the asset
    • Life of the asset and the residual value
    • Nature of use
    • Case study - Depreciation
    • Asset register
    • Accounting time lines
    • The accounting equation
    • The Accounting Equation
    • Bad and Doubtful Debts
    • Case Study 1 – Depreciation
  • Module
    50
    Budgeting
    • BudgetingThis free online course covers important topics in the area of budgeting, such as debtors ageing analysis, and cash variance analysis. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Budgeting
    • Budgeting requirements
    • Debtors (accounts receiveable) ageing analysis
    • Information debtors (accounts receivable) ageing analysis provides
    • What strategies can a business employ to improve debt collection?
    • A budgeting problem - Fun Run Enterprises
    • Annual sales - Fun Run Enterprises
    • Cash variance analysis
    • A task on variance analysis
    • Variance reports
  • Module
    51
    Control for debtors and creditors
    • Control for debtors and creditorsThis free online course covers topics in the are of control for debtors and creditors, such as subsidiary ledgers, bad debts, the credit note, and sales returns. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Control for Debtors and Creditors
    • Subsidiary ledgers
    • Likely errors
    • Bad debts
    • Source documents
    • Credit note
    • Sales returns - in the general journal
    • Credit note accounting equation
  • Module
    52
    Historical cash flow statement
    • Historical cash flow statementThis free online course covers topics related to historical cash flow statement, such as reporting historical cash flow statement, and examples of cash flow items. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Reporting - historical cash flow statement
    • Examples of cash flow items
    • Reporting - historical cash flow statement table
    • Case Study – Cash Flow Statements
  • Module
    53
    Profit and loss statements
    • Profit and loss statementsThis free online course covers topics in the area of reporting profits and loss, including a short case study. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Reporting - profit and loss statements
    • Case study - departmental profit and loss statement
    • Arbitrary allocation of expenses
    • Reporting - profit and loss statements - classification
    • Case study - Cash versus profit
    • Case study 1 - departmental profit and loss statement
    • Direct expenses
    • Classification
  • Module
    54
    Risk in small business
    • Risk in small business This course topics associated with risk in small business such as competition, expertise, suppliers, access to finance, people managment, and dealing with technological change. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Risk in small business
    • 2. Degree of competition
    • 3. The nature of the product
    • 4. The degree of expertise involved
    • 5. Does the firm provide goods or services?
    • 6. Cash or credit?
    • 7. Suppliers
    • 8. Access to finance
    • 9. Coping with technological change
    • 10. People management
    • 11. Exposure to external events
    • 12. Cash versus profit
  • Module
    55
    Stock recording and valuation
    • Stock recording and valuation This course covers topics in accounting such as stock recording, valuation, and control, and perpetual stock recording. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Stock - recording and valuation
    • A stock control problem
    • Perpetual stock recording
    • Applcation of NRV Rule
    • Distinguishing between FIFO and identified cost
    • Case study - perpetual stock
  • Module 7: Entrepreneurship
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    56
    Entrepreneurship
    • EntrepreneurshipBill Liao, serial entrepreneur and co-founder of the social networking site XING.com, explains the key ingredients necessary to be a successful entrepreneur.This page is the course map. You can access this page anytime by clicking the Contents tab. From here you can access any part of the course, including the assessment. You can also see your progress at one glance.
    • Starting and Team Building
    • Preparing for Change
    • Understanding Change
    • Changing!
    • Personal Qualities
  • Assessment - Score 80% or more and you can obtain ...
  • Assessment
    • AssessmentScore 80% or more and you can obtain a Diploma parchment for this course.
    • Diploma in Business Management Assessment
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