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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.

b to b

enterprise resource planning

hacking

information systems

IT management

logistics

outsourcing IT

project management

security

technology

value chain

virtualization

vpn

$4.99/CEU

up to 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.

benchmarking

decision analysis

forecasting

harassment

management

management styles

planning

project management

quantifying

$4.99/CEU

up to 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.

Acquisition

Africa

Asia

China

cultures

currency

exports

foreign exchange

imports

international business

Latin America

logistics

management

markets

security

sourcing

trade pacts

travel

value chain

$4.99/CEU

up to 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.

cyber security

security

technology

virtualization

$7.99/CEU

up to 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.

currency

history of management

management

management styles

Peter Drucker

theory

$5.99/CEU

up to 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

accounting methods

ANOVA

assets

balance sheet

budget

cash

currency

depreciation

equities

finance

financial responsibility

liabilities

losses

quantifying

stock

taxes

transactions

$4.99/CEU

up to 30 CEUs
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Leadership

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 level.

credibility

decision analysis

employees

leadership

management

management styles

Peter Drucker

relationships

$4.99/CEU

up to 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?

ancient trade

cultures

exports

foreign exchange

imports

international business

travel

$5.99/CEU

up to 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!

branding

channels

communication

logistics

market research

marketing

mass media

positioning

pricing

$4.99/CEU

up to 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.

assets

balance sheet

cultures

currency

exports

finance

forecasting

foreign exchange

FX market

imports

international business

losses

markets

sourcing

transactions

$4.99/CEU

up to 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.

behavior

communication

compensation and benefits

contractors

credibility

discrimination

employees

harassment

hiring and firing

hr

human resources

JTAs

OSHA

planning

relationships

RJPs

unions

$4.99/CEU

up to 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.

branding

budget

decision analysis

enterprise resource planning

execution

forecasting

information systems

logistics

management

market research

planning

positioning

project management

quantifying

strategy

theory

$4.99/CEU

up to 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 methods

balance sheet

cash

currency

expenses

$7.99/CEU

up to 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

accounting methods

assets

cash

cash flow

currency

expenses

income statement

losses

pricing

revenue

$7.99/CEU

up to 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.

accounting

accounting methods

balance sheet

cash flow

finance

financial responsibility

income statement

revenue

transactions

$7.99/CEU

up to 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

accounting methods

cash

cash flow

transactions

$7.99/CEU

up to 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

accounting methods

assets

cash

depreciation

expenses

expensing

inventory

$7.99/CEU

up to 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

accounting methods

buyout

depreciation

equities

finance

financial responsibility

inventory

liabilities

logistics

quantifying

transactions

$7.99/CEU

up to 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

accounting methods

analysis

cost benefit

costing

currency

depreciation

equities

liabilities

logistics

revenue

sourcing

transactions

$7.99/CEU

up to 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

accounting methods

balance sheet

budget

cash flow

currency

expenses

finance

financial responsibility

planning

transactions

$7.99/CEU

up to 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

accounting methods

analysis

ANOVA

cost benefit

costing

financial responsibility

variance

$7.99/CEU

up to 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

accounting methods

benchmarking

communication

enterprise resource planning

finance

financial responsibility

$7.99/CEU

up to 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!

Africa

Asia

China

communication

cultures

customs

exports

harassment

human resources

imports

international business

Latin America

liabilities

relationships

sourcing

theory

travel

$4.99/CEU

up to 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.

Asia

China

cultures

currency

customs

exports

foreign exchange

FX market

imports

international business

logistics

markets

sourcing

trade pacts

travel

$4.99/CEU

up to 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.

$7.99/CEU

up to 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.

$7.99/CEU

up to 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.

$7.99/CEU

up to 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.

$7.99/CEU

up to 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.

$7.99/CEU

up to 2 CEUs
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MIS Organizational Structure

MIS 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.

$7.99/CEU

up to 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.

$7.99/CEU

up to 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.

$7.99/CEU

up to 2 CEUs