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Information Systems

Wind through the maze with Catherine Serda and the rest of Central’s IT team as they seek to create and implement a full-scale revamp of the Information Systems in use across departments. Assisting the team in their pursuit of the perfect IS structure, learn each unique department’s needs and the options available. Explore the process from idea to implementation while Catherine teaches you and the team how to synthesize strategy, design, ethics, and effective budgeting to meet the challenge.

Catherine Cerda

Dr. Hanchey

Eric

Excel Training

Information Systems

IT Impact on Organizations

Mariella

Upgrading IT Systems

$4.99/CEU

22 CEUs
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Management

Bounce around the offices of Central Products and learn from their best and brightest managers, across departments! Sit in with executives as they have round-table discussions and receive wisdom on various management styles as you hone the skills you’ll need to forecast, plan, and schedule projects and get things done through people as Central determines which managers are worthy of the awards you will help present at the concluding banquet.

Dr. Cragin

Forecasting

Harassment

Ken

Project Management

Quantitative Analysis

Scheduling

William White

$4.99/CEU

26 CEUs
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International Business

Visit the many corners of the globe where Central is working to widen the scope of their market reach while you learn how to grow and sustain business performance in a globalized economy! Working alongside the International team, address the common functions of market analysis, exporting, sourcing, direct foreign investment, and cross-cultural management while exploring the more delicate facets like handling different cultures and customs from a business perspective.

Abdel

Bairos

Business Culture

Courtney

Foreign Markets

International Business

Investing Abroad

Market Potential

$4.99/CEU

26 CEUs
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Cyber Security

Are you vulnerable for cyber attacks? Identity theft? In our web-driven landscape, a company or individual can be seriously compromised by the nefarious click of a mouse. If you use any devices connected to the internet, it is important to understand the risks involved and how to improve your security online.

Catherine Cerda

Cyber Security

Dr. Hanchey

Eric

Hacking

Information Systems

Mariella

Upgrading IT Systems

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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History of Management Styles

Team up with Grace Powers—co-founder of Central Products and mother of the current CEO—to observe how management styles have changed over time and how their histories continue to evolve management cultures. Learn the theories of management with your virtual peer Ken, exploring how psychology and transferability play important roles in practice, covering current trends, contemporary contributors, and how management developed into a distinct profession.

Dr. Harmon

Grace Powers

Ken

Management Theory

Psychology in Management

Sandra

Transferability

$5.99/CEU

12 CEUs
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Accounting

Demystify the world of accounting as you become a protégé of Tsong Hua, the quirky but blunt head of Central Product's Accounting Department. Explore all there is to know about creating balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and even managerial accounting concepts including budgeting and differentials. Assist Tsong with real-world problems as she works through Central’s array of assets, liabilities, equities, and more as Central gears up for a year of growth and expansion.

Accounting

Business Transactions

Cost Benefit Analysis

Dr. Redmer

Finance

Ken

Performance Analysis

Tsong Hua

$4.99/CEU

30 CEUs
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Leadership

Description: Watch the personal video diaries of Central’s humble yet tough CEO, Robert Powers, as you walk with him on his own journey of learning what it means to be a leader. Ultimately, concluding that leadership is seeking knowable impacts through proven practices. Combining examination of both classic and modern insights on leading, learn what effectiveness looks like on the individual, interpersonal and institutional .

Dr. Johnson

Eddie

Encouraging Others

Envisioning the Future

Leadership

Mr. Powers

Resistance to Change

Theories of Leadership

$4.99/CEU

20 CEUs
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History of International Trade

Have a fantastical time exploring how international trade has evolved. Enjoy adventures with your exuberant guide, Marko, as you journey from the Byzantine Empire to Medieval Times and onward. What will you learn from the East India Trading Company and how will you handle a peer being kidnapped by Vikings?

Bairos

Business Culture

Dr. King

Foreign Markets

Global Trade

International Trade

Investing Abroad

Kristy

Marko

$5.99/CEU

10 CEUs
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Marketing

Take a journey through successful marketing strategy and implementation in a 21st century organization with Linda, Marketing Manager of multi-national company Central Products. Participate as she and her team conduct industry, market, and customer research, work through product and service design, and seek to improve pricing and distribution, including marketing on a global scale!

Dave

Dr. Tom

Linda

Marketing Channels

Positioning & Branding

Price Setting

Segmentation

$4.99/CEU

22 CEUs
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International Finance

Join Bairos and the International team as they collaborate with Tsong Hua in Accounting to work out the finance challenges in Central Products’ overseas ventures. Dive deep into the FX Market and factors that can influence it while exploring forecasting, exposure, and hedging methods. Work close with Courtney, Abdel, CK, and others as you gain important knowledge of the complexities of financing exports, imports, and direct foreign investment.

Abdel

Bairos

Courtney

Dr. Reeder

Eddie

Forecasting

Foreign Exchange Market

International Finance

Investing Abroad

Managing Risks

Sensitivity Analysis

Tsong Hua

$4.99/CEU

24 CEUs
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HR & Organizational Behavior

Intern with Central Product's HR Manager, Anne Chavez, as you explore each facet of what it takes to work in HR, as well as how to use organizational behavior to add value to a business as a whole! A wonderful review of the basics or an overview for first time learners, Anne covers everything from legal issues to motivating employees through leadership and team building. Familiarize yourself with the hiring process from pre-employment through retirement or termination as Anne prepares for a mass hire at Central to meet new quotas and demands. Assist Ms. Chavez as she navigates through everyday HR issues like globalization, unions, and OSHA regulations.

Anne

Compensation & Benefits

Dave

Discrimination

Dr. Ingram

Harassment

Human Resources

Motivation through Leadership

Mr. Powers

Recruiting

William White

$4.99/CEU

26 CEUs
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Strategy for Organizations

Travel in time with Rachel and Sophie to analyze how past and present strategic decisions can affect the future state of a business organization. Whisked away years ahead to observe the next generation of Central Products then into the past to uncover the strategies behind the recent demise of Lion Industries, these virtual case studies bring to life the importance of strategic planning—and more importantly, execution—including forecasting, managing disruption, external and internal analysis, positioning, and branding.

Dr. Cragin

Execution

Forecasting

internal and external analysis

Positioning & Branding

Sophie

Stephen Powers

Strategy

$4.99/CEU

26 CEUs
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Balance Sheet Analysis

Simplify the process of creating a Balance Sheet. Learn the accounting procedures for classifying revenue and expenses while also being taught how to value assets.

Accounting

Accounting Procedures

Balance Sheet Creation

Dr. Redmer

Ken

Tsong Hua

$7.99/CEU

3 CEUs
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Income Statement Analysis

Explore the Income Statement and all of the departments involved in creating an accurate one for a company like Central. Determine COGS, how to record losses, and learn how ethics come into play.

Accounting

Accounts Receivable

Cash Flow Ethics

Dr. Redmer

Income Statement Creation

Ken

Tsong Hua

$7.99/CEU

3 CEUs
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Basic Accounting

Unfamiliar with Accounting? During this experience, you become familiar with the basics and build a strong foundation for further development as you work alongside Tsong Hua in Central's accounting department.

Account Categories

Accounting

Business Transactions

Dr. Redmer

Ken

Reporting Methods

Tsong Hua

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Cash Flow Statement Analysis

Build a deep understanding of Cash Flow Statements; how to configure them and why they're important. Explore the Statement's purpose and learn to classify the sources and uses of funds.

Accounting

Cash Flow Statement Creation

Catherine Cerda

Dr. Redmer

Ken

Sam

Sources of Funds

Uses of Funds

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Assets: Current vs. Long-Term

Learn to differentiate between Current and Long-Term Assets. Explore Tax Reporting and choosing between FIFO and LIFO. Become confident in Capitalizing vs. Expensing and with Depreciation Methods.

Accounting

Capitalizing vs. Expensing

Catherine Cerda

Depreciation Methods

Dr. Redmer

Eric

Tax Reporting

Tsong Hua

$7.99/CEU

3 CEUs
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Equities vs. Liabilities

Explore the various forms of Equity and when to Acquire Debt with Liabilities. Also, learn the regulations separating Private and Public Companies and how to handle a buyout.

Accounting

Acquiring Debt

Catherine Cerda

Dr. Redmer

Ken

Private vs. Public Companies

Time Value of Money

Tsong Hua

William White

$7.99/CEU

3 CEUs
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Cost Benefit Analysis

Become familiar with the procedure of performing a Cost Benefit Analysis. Also, explore the Allocation Process in Product Costing as well as when to use the Cost Volume Profit Model.

Accounting

Catherine Cerda

Cost Behaviors

Dr. Redmer

Financial vs. Managerial Accounting

Ken

Product Costing

Tsong Hua

$7.99/CEU

3 CEUs
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Budget Process

Whether it's for a company project or your personal finances, Budgeting is in integral part of life. Learn the process, who is involved, and consider variances.

Accounting

Catherine Cerda

Dr. Redmer

Ken

Master vs. Capital Budget

Seasonal Variances

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Variance Analysis (ANOVA)

Master the accounting skill of Variance Analysis through classifying and allocating different types of variances. Grasping Fixed vs. Variable Costs in only the beginning!

Accounting

Dr. Redmer

Fixed vs. Variable Costs

Henry Washington

Ken

Types of Variances

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Financial Performance Analysis

Accountability and Performance cannot be overlooked. Explore the importance of Communication across Responsibility Centers as well as learning how to Price out a Bid.

Accounting

Cost Classifications

Dr. Redmer

Financial Accountability

Ken

Todd

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Business & Culture

Get ready to span the globe with Bairos and the rest of the International team as they work to position Central Products to become a major multinational, multicultural name in their market! Walk through the journey with them as they prepare for new business ventures in countries with cultures and ideas that often clash. Experience cross-cultural ethics and disparity in communication styles while learning to master the challenges that come with setting up overseas offices, preparing for living and working abroad, relations with foreign government officials, and more!

Abdel

Adding Offices Overseas

Bairos

Business Culture

Courtney

Cultural Sensitivity

Dr. Watson

Living and Working Abroad

Religion in Business

Sustainability

$4.99/CEU

20 CEUs
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Import & Export Management

Take a trip with your peers in Central’s developing International department to see other companies who already actively import and export, and experience an international trade show to assess markets and competitors! Learn to initiate and maintain an import/export venture with the team and explore distribution options and what to look for in partners home and abroad.

Abdel

Bairos

Courtney

Distribution

Dr. Wickham

Foreign Exchange Market

Foreign Markets

Global Trade

Investing Abroad

Janis

Market Potential

Shipping Procedures

$4.99/CEU

22 CEUs
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Quantitative Analysis

Hone your big-picture effectiveness by learning the concepts, methods and tools for the application of logical and quantitative analysis to business decision making and problem solving. Let Janis introduce you to a wide range of resources related to decision and problem analysis, including optimization, probabilities, queuing and transportation problems, break even analysis, inventory management, and forecasting and help her earn a bonus for her part in Central’s next steps!

Distribution

Dr. Hanchey

Forecasting

Houser

Janis

Market Potential

Probability Science

Process Efficiency

William White

$4.99/CEU

22 CEUs
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Why IT Matters

Many forms of Information Systems are often overlooked in business. Various software can streamline procedures and increase efficiency. Explore how IT can help and the types of software that can be used to streamline business functions.

Catherine Cerda

Comparing Software

Dr. Hanchey

Eric

Information Systems

IS Strategy

$7.99/CEU

3 CEUs
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Staying Competitive Using IT

Maintaining a competitive edge in the business world is crucial. IT and Information Systems can play a vital role in understanding and retaining customers. Explore the possibilities from a systems and value chain perspective.

Catherine Cerda

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Dr. Hanchey

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Eric

Information Systems

Supply Chain Management (SCM)

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Identifying IT Needs

Getting other departments on board for IT upgrades can be difficult. Explore the upgrade planning process and how to incorporate the needs of various staff. Incorporated Excel training will open your eyes to new uses of spreadsheets.

Catherine Cerda

Dr. Hanchey

Eric

Excel Training

Information Systems

IT Impact on Organizations

Upgrading IT Systems

$7.99/CEU

3 CEUs
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Adapting to IT Upgrades

Some organizations resist change and struggle to adapt to new technologies. See how IT is changing the nature of business. Explore how to foresee apprehension and convey the benefits of IT upgrades.

Catherine Cerda

Dr. Hanchey

Effects of IT Upgrades

Eric

Information Systems

IT Impact on Organizations

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Using Software to Fill Needs

This course focuses on how software can be used to help with the changing needs of organizations. Interdepartmental consideration is key in gathering the information needed to choose the correct software.

Catherine Cerda

Dr. Hanchey

Eric

Information Systems

Interdepartmental Consideration

Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Upgrading IT Systems

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Internet Tips for Businesses

Sifting through various applications to find those to fit specific business needs can be difficult. Explore tricks used in streamlining your use of the internet. Also, discover search engine tips to improve efficiency in research.

B-to-B Software

Catherine Cerda

Digital Marketing

Dr. Hanchey

Dr. Cindy Hanchey

Eddie

Information Systems

Search Engine

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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IT Organizational Structure

IT Departments can have unique business structures. Explore the various positions and their roles. Shadow managers through the restructuring process and assist them as they consider outsourcing and other alternatives.

Catherine Cerda

Dr. Hanchey

Eric

Information Systems

Outsourcing IT

Positions and their Roles

Restructuring

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Budgeting for IT

Shadow Central's IT Manager as she determines the necessary amount of money to allocate towards software. Work with the IT team and other departments as they explore valuation methods, means of funding, and ways to recover costs.

Calculating Costs

Catherine Cerda

Dr. Hanchey

Eric

Information Systems

Recovering Costs

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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IS Project Management

Many IT projects run into issues for a variety of reasons. Gain understanding of the implementation process while becoming a more flexible and preferred project manager. Explore the benefits of Learning Management Systems for individuals or organizations.

Catherine Cerda

Critical Path Method (CPM)

Dr. Hanchey

Eric

Information Systems

Project Budgeting

Upgrading IT Systems

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Importance of Strategic Planning

A company's operational strategy can either make or break the business. Join Sophie as you take a look at the past failures that led to the downfall of Lion Industries. Then jump into the future to observe the early successes of a Central Product's subsidiary.

Business Objectives

Dr. Cragin

Industry Sweet Spot

internal and external analysis

Lion Industries

Sophie

Strategy

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Assessing Strategic Risk

It's just another day at the office until Steven Powers receives an urgent call from Washington D.C. Since he can no longer attend some of the meetings planned, you must take his place alongside C.A.T.'s Strategy Team to help assess the risk involved with forecasting for the next 5 years in the company.

Concentrated Growth Strategy

Diversification

Dr. Cragin

Forecasting

Industry Sweet Spot

Lion Industries

Sophie

Strategy

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Avoiding Pitfalls & Pratfalls

International business strategy requires careful consideration and planning. Meet with Sir Winston Randolph and his International Team as they discuss the strategies for their future locations around the world.

Asia

C A T

Dr. Cragin

Foreign Markets

Global Trade

International Business

Investing Abroad

Latin America

Lion Industries

Market Potential

Outsourcing

Sophie

Strategy

Sustainability

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Shadow a CEO

Begin a direct mentorship with the CEO of Central Products, Robert Powers, as he takes you under his wing and offers first-hand experience in various issues of leadership. By utilizing video journals of his own musings, executive conference meetings, and even volatile situations within the company itself, Robert will give an overview of leadership practices and theories which can be employed by anyone within a position of authority.

Definitions of Leadership

Heart of a Leader

Robert Powers

The Leadership Process

$7.99/CEU

3 CEUs
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Worldview & Management Theory

Do you wonder what kind of management styles throughout history have led to current theories and practices? Begin this course by learning about the importance of worldview and culture, and then dive into an assessment of early management theories. Finally, explore several contemporary theories of management; the knowledge of which can better help to establish beneficial managerial practices in any workplace.

Business Culture

Dr. Cragin

Early and Current Trends

History of Management

Ken

Management Theory

$7.99/CEU

3 CEUs
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Strategy Analysis

Lion Industries must look into marketing strategies to increase their annual sales over the next five years. At the same time, they are conducting an internal audit of their performance as a company. Explore the external and internal challenges faced by Lion Industries as they seek to bring success to the company.

Benchmarking

Concentrated Growth Strategy

Dr. Cragin

Industry Sweet Spot

Lion Industries

Offensive and Defensive Strategy

Sophie

Strategy

$7.99/CEU

4 CEUs
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Approaches to Organizational Culture

Learn about the early history of Central Products from Robert and Grace Powers as you are provided an overview of different approaches to the topic of organizational culture. Though mainly dealing with anthropological and psychological approaches, the topic is set within the larger context of the history of management theory.

Anthropology

Dr. Cragin

History of Management

Ken

Management Science

Psychology in Management

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Transferability & Management Science

This course demonstrates the ability of different managerial skills to transfer between various fields of interest by looking at famous figures throughout the 20th century, such as Dwight Eisenhower and Mae Jemison. Then, the focus is shifted toward an overview of management science, a discipline which developed out of post-WWII management practices.

Dr. Cragin

Dr. Harmon

History of Management

Ken

Management Theory

Operations Management

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Two Approaches to Strategy

Take a look into the strategy of a company on the verge of failure and compare it to that of a company striving to be the best for its employees and customers. Listen in on various meetings and explore what strategies work towards success and which ones do not.

Benchmarking

C A T

Diversification

Dr. Cragin

Industry Sweet Spot

Lion Industries

Sophie

Strategy

Sustainability

$7.99/CEU

3 CEUs
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Unexpected Challenges

In any business, challenges and changes may arise in the workplace. Some companies may be successful in adapting to these changes while others may break from inadequate preparation. Take a look at the fate of Lion Industries and C.A.T. as they run into their own unexpected challenges.

Business Ethics

C A T

Challenges

Dr. Cragin

Lion Industries

Sophie

Strategy

Technology

$7.99/CEU

3 CEUs
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Geopolitical Issues

Foreign cultures and their relationships with other countries can play an important role in international business. Discover where to find this information and how these idiosyncrasies can be used in identifying high potential markets for new business ventures.

Abdel

Bairos

Courtney

Dr. Cragin

Foreign Markets

International Business

Investing Abroad

Market Potential

Middle East

$7.99/CEU

3 CEUs
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Vetting Foreign Markets

Explore the social context of various countries and how it relates to international business. Conduct research and see the importance of understanding foreign cultures when considering business ventures abroad.

Asia

Bairos

Business Culture

Courtney

Dr. Cragin

Foreign Markets

International Business

Investing Abroad

Latin America

Market Potential

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Investing in Europe

Explore the intricacies of business operations in Europe. Shadow the International Business Team as they research market potential on the continent. Analyze the company's product strength abroad in hopes of limiting the barriers to entry of the markets chosen.

Bairos

Business Culture

Courtney

Dr. Cragin

Europe

European Culture

Foreign Markets

International Business

Market Potential

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Investing in Asia

Asian countries have become a major force in the globalized economy, and so it is important to understand their cultures and business practices. Explore these unique markets as you tag along on an international business trip.

Asia

Asian Culture

Bairos

Business Culture

Courtney

Dr. Cragin

Foreign Markets

International Business

Market Potential

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Forecasting Methods

A new marketing plan for Lion Industry is in the works between Randolph Winston's top employees. Each of them has their own idea for what strategy they should use. Meanwhile, C.A.T. is continuing to look towards their future in order to plan their marketing methods and strategy. Take a look at the goals of each team as you venture on a Forecasting journey with Sophie.

Benchmarking

C A T

Dr. Cragin

Lion Industries

Long-Range Planning

Sophie

Strategy

Time Series Analysis

$7.99/CEU

3 CEUs
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Foundations of Leadership

Interested in the topic of leadership, but not sure where to begin? Take this introductory course which focuses on leadership traits, theories, and models! As a student of a consultant to the CEO of Central Products, you will have access to the back-of-house operations within this large corporation. By participating in employee interviews and viewing the CEO's personal video logs, you will gain a better understanding of the basis of good leadership -- knowledge that can be employed in any field.

Basics

Dr. Johnson

Eddie

Leadership

Leadership Models

Robert Powers

Theories of Leadership

$7.99/CEU

3 CEUs
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Investing in Brazil

As the largest economy in South America, Brazil is a force to be reckoned with. Explore this unique market as you tag along on an international business trip. This course also touches on the difficulties business women may face when traveling abroad.

Bairos

Brazil

Brazilian culture

Business Culture

Courtney

Dr. Cragin

Foreign Markets

International Business

Market Potential

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Export Strategy

Shadow the International Business team as they analyze market demand and competition in different regions of the world. Consider business cultures abroad and strategize to determine the best plan of attack. Explore universal shipping procedures as well as internal accounting practices.

Abdel

Bairos

Courtney

Dr. Cragin

Foreign Markets

International Business

Investing Abroad

Market Potential

Shipping Procedures

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Strategic Outsourcing

Analyze the benefits of using resources abroad to reduce workload and improve costs. Consider what business procedures should and shouldn't be outsourced. Explore U.S. importing regulations and the effects they can have on decision making.

Abdel

Bairos

Courtney

Dr. Cragin

Importing

International Business

Investing Abroad

Market Potential

Outsourcing

Shipping Procedures

Strategy

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Investing in Africa

Explore the African markets as you tag along on an international business trip. You will attend a conference in Nigeria, Africa's largest economy, where topics like direct foreign investments, local cultures, and sustainable business practices will be covered.

Abdel

Africa

African Cultures

Bairos

Business Culture

Dr. Cragin

Foreign Markets

International Business

Sustainability

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Foreign Exchange

The currency market is found to be overwhelming by many, but it doesn't have to be. Meet with the international accounting department as the currency trade market is broken down. Explore exchange rates and risks involved with various types of currency trading.

Bairos

Courtney

Dr. Cragin

Foreign Exchange Market

Foreign Markets

International Business

Market Potential

Tsong Hua

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Leadership in Four Dimensions

Leadership cannot be reduced to simply telling others what to do and expecting those things to happen. Good leadership manifests in four dimensions: leading self, leading others, leading change, and leading an organization as a whole. A better understanding of those areas can help to foster the ability to lead not only within the context of business, but within any and all fields where leadership is necessary.

Change

Dr. Johnson

Eddie

Followership

Leadership

Leading Self

Robert Powers

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Ethical & Credible Leadership

Leadership, in any context, is more complex than it may seem. A more nuanced understanding of what it means to lead can better color how decisions should be made and how various situations should be handled. This course is designed to offer an introduction into the realm of ethical leadership -- a necessary component for a healthy organizational culture -- and a topic that addresses what it means to be credible as an authority figure.

Business Ethics

Dr. Johnson

Eddie

Foundations

Leadership

Robert Powers

Virtues

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Direct Foreign Investments

Considering investing abroad? Explore forms of international management structure by factoring in all the departments involved. Focus on global strategy and cultural differences. Sustainable business practices and other countries' views on this will be covered.

Bairos

Dr. Cragin

Foreign Exchange Market

Foreign Markets

International Business

Investing Abroad

Market Potential

Sustainability

$7.99/CEU

3 CEUs
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Fostering Organizational Unity

Unity within an organization is an ideal worth striving for, whether that unity concerns purpose, plans, or vision. Being able to solidify such a unified thought requires certain aspects of leadership, including modeling and enlisting. Modeling manifests itself in example and enlisting in creating a corporate culture that gets followers on board with specific plans and models. This course will explore more about these concepts of leadership.

Dr. Johnson

Eddie

Leadership

Leading by example

Organizational Unity

Robert Powers

Unity

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Basics of International Finance

Join the International Business Team at Central Products to begin training in International Finance. Explore the basics of financial systems around the world and how the global economy is affected by currencies and their exchange rates.

Bairos

Barnhart Crane

Dr. Reeder

Eddie

Foreign Exchange Market

International Finance

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Setbacks & Conflict Resolution

No leader is above making mistakes. Oftentimes, the direction a leader might choose to orient their organization in can be full of risk. While that risk may not be a bad thing in itself, the consequences could be potentially devastating. Step alongside Robert Powers, the CEO of Central Products, as he deals with several tense situations; failed plans for a new market and conflict with employees who have shown resistance to his leadership. Through this, you will gain an understanding of how leaders should deal with adverse situations and change.

Change

Difficult Employees

Dr. Johnson

Eddie

Leadership

Opposition

Robert Powers

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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A Gamble in Foreign Markets

Finance is a topic that remains crucial to International Business. In this course you will receive guidance from Tsong Hua and Suzanne Ferris on the Foundations of International Finance. Pay attention because you may even get to apply these techniques to some traveling of your own!

China

Dr. Reeder

exports

Foreign Exchange Market

Frederick Bairos

International Finance

Tsong Hua

$7.99/CEU

3 CEUs
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Financial Markets

Take a trip to the windy city with Bairos and Eddie to learn more about the CME and Financial Exchange Markets. Then, join the team as they discuss new opportunities for Central!

Chicago

CME

Eddie

Foreign Exchange Market

Frederick Bairos

International Finance

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Checking the Pulse

The heart of leadership is located within the "hearts" of leaders themselves. Much like the physical organ, the leader's heart can vary in its state of health. Passion, focused commitment, and a sustained drive to deliver one's best are only a few of the factors assessed in determining the state of the leader's heart. The purpose of this course is twofold: to adequately display the importance of the leader's heart, and to explain how to appropriately care for it. If you are in a position of authority in any facet, the information herein is invaluable for effective leadership.

Creating Community

Dr. Johnson

Eddie

Encouraging Employees

Leader's Heart

Leadership

Mr. Powers

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs
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Factors Affecting FX

Foreign Exchange in the international marketplace can be risky business. Currencies can appreciate or depreciate at any moment, and appropriate measures must be taken to forecast these changes. Join the International Business team as you learn the factors that are necessary when making these predictions.

Courtney

Currency Appreciation/Depreciation

Eddie

Forecasting

Foreign Exchange Market

Frederick Bairos

International Finance

$7.99/CEU

3 CEUs
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Hedging Risks & Forecasting

Horse racing tracks and weather stations rely heavily upon predictions and, with these predictions comes risks. In International Finance, forecasting must be used as a means of hedging risks. As currency rates fluctuate, businesses must attempt to predict how the markets will swing. Join the International Business Team as they work to determine the proper forecasts for various situations.

Dr. Reeder

Eddie

Forecasting

Frederick Bairos

Hedging Risks

International Business Team

International Finance

$7.99/CEU

3 CEUs
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Measuring Exposure in Foreign Markets

Businesses must always be measuring the risk factors of their foreign investments in order to keep up in the market. This practice, known as Exposure, is what will guide you and the International Business Team through this course. Dig deeper into studying risks so your business can come out on top in Foreign Markets!

CK

Dr. Reeder

Eddie

Exposure

Frederick Bairos

International Finance

Measuring Risk

$7.99/CEU

3 CEUs
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Managing Exposure, Hedging Methods

It's not every day that you are able to get a glimpse into the future consequences of actions taken by a business, but in this course Rachel can provide just that! Join Central's International Business Team as they try different hedging methods and measure risks. Then, find out the outcome of the methods they chose.

Dr. Reeder

Eddie

Exposure

Frederick Bairos

Hedging Methods

International Business Team

International Finance

Measuring Risk

$7.99/CEU

3 CEUs
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DFI & Capital Budgeting

Direct Foreign Investments refer to the assets and stakes business hold within the foreign market. Companies and their employees must stay up to date on changes in these economies and be able to predict the risks involved in keeping their place in the foreign market. Join the International Business Team as they look at their Direct Foreign Investments and explore new projects to invest in.

Direct Foreign Investment

Dr. Reeder

Eddie

Frederick Bairos

International Business Team

International Finance

Remitting Process

Risks

$7.99/CEU

3 CEUs
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Financing Imports & Exports

Central Products is looking at expanding their resources by purchasing PEX from a company in Europe. You will go under training with the International Business Team as they research and explore the costs and risks of importing and exporting throughout this project. Take the time to learn the ins and outs of this trade so you can be on top of your game to help Central make this purchase!

Dr. Reeder

Eddie

Frederick Bairos

Imports and Exports

International Business Team

International Finance

Letters of Credit

$7.99/CEU

3 CEUs
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Outside Influences to International Finance

While there are many serious reasons behind changes in the foreign economy, terrorism, as you will see in this course, can be one of the scariest factors. Take the opportunity to travel to other countries with CK and Abdel to explore and research other businesses and their place in the foreign market. Find out how outside factors play into the global economy and how businesses can work to make the most of their situation.

Abdel

CK

Dr. Reeder

Eddie

Foreign Exchange Market

Frederick Bairos

International Finance

Terrorism

$7.99/CEU

2 CEUs