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Business and Management
short courses

Develop your career in business and management, including marketing, leadership, strategy, finance and more, with our online microcredentials and continuing professional development (CPD) short courses.


Build in-demand career skills and knowledge in 10–12 weeks.

Business and leadership microcredentials

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Agile leadership and management

Develop Agile Leadership skills to support your professional development and lead highly engaged teams in the 21st century.

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Business management: financial accounting for non-financial roles

Develop your accounting skills and knowledge to interpret financial statements, measure business performance and assess financial health.

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Business management: fundamentals of management accounting

Develop your accounting skills and knowledge to help you make better business decisions and achieve your professional goals.

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Business management: improving organisational practice

Grow your management skills, adapt to change successfully, and have a positive impact on the performance of your organisation.

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Business management: marketing principles and practice

Learn how to apply key marketing techniques to enhance your performance and make better business decisions.

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Business management: people management and leadership

Gain critical people management and leadership skills to support your organisation and boost your career.

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Business management: project management

Develop the skills and knowledge you need to lead or contribute to successful projects, and take your career to the next level.

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Climate change: transforming your organisation for sustainability

Develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to lead change for sustainability in your organisation.


Short courses

Start anytime, learn at your own pace, and earn a certificate upon completion.

Workplace essentials short courses

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Collaboration skills for the workplace

Consider your own approach to collaboration and explore collaboration within organisations.

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Creative thinking for the workplace

Reflect on your creative journey, and learn new tools, skills and approaches to add value to organisations.

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Behavioural insights for the workplace

Learn how and why people interact in different ways and how this contributes to the successful working of organisations.

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Organisational behaviour in the workplace

This course focuses on interactions in and around organisations, and the variety of environments that organisations network with.

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The impact of storytelling in business

In this course, you'll consider aspects of storytelling at the personal, organisational, and social levels.

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Communication skills in the digital world

Explore changes in the way we communicate in the digital era and the tools to make more effective communications.

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An introduction to artificial intelligence

Examine historical, ethical and social issues around Artificial Intelligence technology.

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AI language technology in the workplace

Explore Language Technology, a rising form of Artificial Intelligence, and its impact in our working lives.


Workforce development short courses

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Developing team leader skills

Learn various techniques to develop teamworking skills and understand the challenges of teamworking in ever-changing environments.

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Leadership in the digital world

Explore aspects of leadership and the importance of effective leadership in a digital era.

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Introduction to business and workplace coaching

This is ideal if you've little or no coaching experience and want to use coaching to develop people, ensure wellbeing and enable performance.

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Developing a coaching culture

Develop your people, their wellbeing and the organisation you work in using a coaching approach.


Finance in the workplace short courses

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Managing a budget

Learn how to use financial techniques in managerial decision-making and become more confident about dealing with finance professionals.

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Evaluating financial performance

This course deals with performance measures that can be calculated from information in published and audited financial statements.

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Understanding financial statements

Develop a general knowledge of financial reports and accounting concepts to understand the uses of financial statements.


Strategy, planning and agility short courses

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Developing a purpose driven approach in the workplace

Develop the skills to reflect on your working life and contribute more effectively to your organisation's strategic direction.

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Developing strategy to manage uncertainty

This course will teach you what a strategy is, who can be a strategist and how to develop a strategic mindset.

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Managing uncertainty through monitoring and control

Learn about the importance of strategic monitoring and control systems to effective strategy implementation.

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Analytical thinking for problem solving

Develop the analytical and problem-solving skills needed to contribute effectively in organisations.

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Managing change in the digital world

Discover the different aspects of managing change and planning for change – even when the nature of the change is unknown.

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Managing uncertainty through policy implementation

Discover why public policies and services have become so important and the relationship between policy and organisational life.

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Business agility foundations

Discover the essential elements of business agility and how it can improve performance, create efficient teams, and benefit organisations.

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Business agility intermediate

Discover the frameworks and tools to help you develop business agility in leadership, culture, people, strategy, and governance.


Entrepreneurship short courses

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Start your own business

Gain the knowledge and practical skills to turn your small business ambitions into reality.

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Business design for the digital world

Learn the process of new business design and creation to deliver the right kind of value.

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Creating a successful and sustainable business

Learn about the approaches and methodologies for sustainable business and how to implement a sustainable impact for positive change.


Digital transformation short courses

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Introduction to digital transformation

Learn how digital transformation works and the factors that impact an organisation’s successful transformation.

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Digital transformation foundations

Understand the core building blocks that are essential for successful digital transformation.

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Digital transformation readiness

Discover how to implement strategic initiatives and develop your organisation’s readiness to transform.

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Digital transformation performance

Drive the performance of digital transformation through measurement, innovation, iteration, and continuous improvement.

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Digital transformation design thinking

Learn how to use design thinking to improve decision-making, solve problems, and foster innovation as part of digital transformation.

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Data in digital transformation

Explore the role of data, artificial intelligence (AI), and the principles of data science for digital transformation.

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Innovation for digital transformation

Develop your ability to innovate by generating creative ideas and putting them into action.

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Design thinking in the digital world

Learn what ‘design thinking’ is, how it can create value and explore how it is used.


Explore all microcredentials and short courses

Whatever your starting point or background, our microcredentials and short courses are designed to help you develop your skills quickly. Whether you're looking to develop in your career, address a skill gap, or pursue a personal interest, our courses are entirely online, offering flexibility to fit around your life.

See our full list of microcredentials and short courses.