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  • 1. Executive Certificate in Business Administration Gain an MBA perspective from a top-ranked business school in 24 weeks – 100% online! As you’ve progressed through your career, you’ve undoubtedly developed a high level of expertise in a specific functional area. But if you aspire to take your performance to the next level, you need to understand how your decisions impact other departments and the organization as a whole. Refresh your knowledge or familiarize yourself with core business dimensions as you learn how to translate business theory into successful strategies with Notre Dame’s online Executive Certificate in Business Administration program. The Executive Certificate in Business Administration is made up of three eight-week certificate courses, each building on the last in a step-by-step process. You’ll learn from the same professors who teach on campus at Notre Dame’s top-ranked Mendoza College of Business – leading experts in economics, accounting, finance, marketing and management. Courses include: Principles of Business Disciplines of Business Applied Business Strategies Course Outlines Principles of Business Instructors: J. Michael Crant, MBA, PhD; James S. O’Rourke, IV, MA, MS, PhD; William D. Nichols, MBA, PhD; Jeffrey H. Bergstrand, MA, PhD; Janet L. O’Tousa, MBA Become fluent in the language of business! Like a traditional MBA program, Principles of Business creates a solid foundation by familiarizing you with the dialects used in different areas of the organization. You’ll acquire a working knowledge of organizational behavior and communications, accounting, economics, globalization and more – enabling you to understand various aspects of the business and strategize with individuals across different departments and levels of the company. During this course, you will learn how to: • Prepare financial statements and communicate relevant information to corporate decision makers • Evaluate U.S. economic performance and its potential impact on your business • Identify business opportunities within a global economy • Hone your skills as both a manager and leader • Improve your business writing and public speaking abilities
  • 2. KEY TOPICS PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS Organizational Behavior !⁄" Expert Advice on Identifying and Overcoming Common Managerial Mistakes !⁄" Best Practices of highly effective Managers !⁄" Indispensable techniques for Active Leadership !⁄" Powerful tools for Inspiring and Influencing Others Organizational Communications !⁄" Critical thinking skills and successful Message development !⁄" essential Qualities of effective Business Writing !⁄" Positive Presentation styles that engage and Persuade !⁄" Breaking down Barriers to effective Communication Introduction to Accounting !⁄" Must-Know Principles of Financial Reporting !⁄" three Vital Accounting tools: Balance sheet, Income statement and statement of Cash Flows !⁄" Optimal Methods for Reporting Financial events in Audited statements !⁄" Pivotal Role of Financial Information in successful decision Making !⁄" Far-Reaching Implications of the sarbanes-Oxley Act on daily Business Activities Understanding the U.S. Economy !⁄" Basic Framework for Analyzing an economy !⁄" Critical Factors Impacting supply and demand !⁄" Identifying Common types of Aggregate demand shocks that Cause Business-Cycle Fluctuations !⁄" Effects of Monetary Policy and Government Budget deficits on the U.s. economy Managerial Accounting !⁄" Key distinctions Between Financial and Managerial Accounting !⁄" determining Impact of Cost Behavior on Business !⁄" Proven techniques for evaluating Business Activities: Cost Volume Profit Analysis and Variance Analysis !⁄" Understanding the Planning and Control Functions of Management Understanding Globalization !⁄" Essential elements of the Globalization Process !⁄" Factors Contributing to the Growth of International trade and Multinational Corporation !⁄" Analyzing exchange Rate Fluctuations and Other Cyclical Aspects of the World economy !⁄" Influential Roles of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and World trade Organization Disciplines of Business Instructors: Rajan Kamath, MBA, PhD; John A. Halloran, MBA, PhD; Debra M. Desrochers, MBA, PhD Broaden your business perspective! In Disciplines of Business, the second course in Notre Dame’s online Executive Certificate in Business Administration program, you’ll gain a functional perspective as you explore other business areas and determine how you and your department fit into the broader organizational framework. As the course progresses, you’ll develop a holistic view of operations, finance, marketing, enterprise valuation and other critical disciplines. This expansive new outlook will help you see how your business decisions impact the overall organization. During this course, you will learn how to: • Apply proven operations management tools • Evaluate a firm’s current financial performance and forecast future performance • Analyze investment value and determine capital budgeting • Assess the risk/return tradeoffs associated with leverage • Implement marketing research methods that will produce useful data • Estimate firm value using the net present value methodology
  • 3. KEY TOPICS DISCIPLINES OF BUSINESS Key Operational Issues !⁄" Core Components of Operations Management !⁄" Vital Operations Management tools: Process Worksheet, strategy Matrix, Pareto Analysis and Fishbone diagram !⁄" Proven strategies for Margin enhancement Key Financial Concepts !⁄" Critical Role of Financial Ratios in Analyzing Firm Performance !⁄" Definitive Categories of Financial Ratios !⁄" Measuring Performance through a strategic Profitability Analysis !⁄" Essential Forecasting tools: Pro Forma Balance sheets and Income statements Investments and Budgeting !⁄" Key determinants of Investment Value !⁄" Top techniques for evaluating Proposed Investments !⁄" Crucial decision Criteria for Capital Budgeting Leverage and Sales Growth !⁄" Distinguishing Characteristics of Operating Leverage and Financial Leverage !⁄" Expert Advice on evaluating Risk/Return tradeoffs !⁄" Best Practices for Achieving sustainable sales Growth !⁄" Corrective Actions for excessive and deficient Growth Marketing Concepts !⁄" Mastering the Four “P”s of Marketing: Product, Place, Price and Promotion !⁄" Effective B2B and Consumer Marketing strategies !⁄" Must-Know Marketing Research Methods !⁄" Critical Issues in todayʼs Marketing environment Enterprise Valuation !⁄" Pivotal steps in the enterprise Valuation Process !⁄" Advantages of Acquisition synergy Applied Business Strategies Instructors: Rajan Kamath, MBA, PhD; James H. Davis, MEd, MBA, PhD; Joseph A. Holt, JD; John A. Halloran, MBA, PhD; Joel E. Urbany, MA, PhD Translate business theory into successful strategies! In Applied Business Strategies, the third and final course in Notre Dame’s Executive Certificate in Business Administration program, you’ll learn how to bridge the gap between strategy and execution by way of competitive analysis, strategic planning and examining your company’s weaknesses and strengths from multiple perspectives. As you progress through the course, you’ll acquire a suite of versatile tools that will help you identify, choose and implement business strategies that address individual, functional and organizational goals. You’ll also master the foundational knowledge required to successfully develop and implement an effective business plan – one that capitalizes on cross-departmental synergies and aligns with organizational goals. During this course, you will learn how to: • Gain and sustain a competitive advantage • Develop and implement a successful business plan • Align individual and organizational values • Internalize the roles and best practices of corporate social responsibility • Evaluate firm performance using the economic value added (EVA) model • Identify business strengths and weaknesses by conducting “SWOT” and “Three-Circle” analyses
  • 4. KEY TOPICS APPLIED BUSINESS STRATEGIES Business Analysis !⁄" Proven techniques for evaluating Resource strengths !⁄" expert Advice on Gaining and sustaining a Competitive Advantage !⁄" Must-Know Methods for Assessing Competitive strength Business Strategy !⁄" Best Practices for developing, Aligning and Implementing strategy !⁄" Essential elements of a successful Business Plan !⁄" Creating the “Perfect Pitch” Business Ethics !⁄" Four Cardinal Virtues and their Role in effective Business Leadership !⁄" Critical Importance of Aligning employee and Organizational Values !⁄" Beneficial Aspects of Business ethics Corporate Social Responsibility !⁄" Corporate social Responsibility as a Business Performance standard !⁄" Win-Win Outcomes in stakeholder Management !⁄" Defining Characteristics of Corporate Citizenship Economic Value Added !⁄" Inherent Problems With Accounting Income as a Performance Measure !⁄" Key Variables Required for Calculation of economic Value Added (eVA) !⁄" Top tips for Using EVA to evaluate Firm Performance Three-Circles Model !⁄" Identifying and Overcoming three Common strategic Mistakes !⁄" Core elements of Competitive Positioning !⁄" Primary drivers of Customer decision-Making Process !⁄" Indispensable tool for Identifying and Growing a sustainable Competitive Advantage: three-Circles Model