A new marketing plan for Lion Industries is in the works between Winston Randolph’s top employees, and each has their own idea for which strategy the company should employ. Meanwhile, C.A.T. is continuing to look toward 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, a fellow student.
Learn how to identify strategic issues in an organizational setting
Become familiar with economic indicators and how to predict changes in sales
Understand the concept of the strategy pyramid and its relation to business functions
Gain knowledge on transformational and operational approaches to business and forecasting
I’m looking for continuing education credits, how does that work with the free courses?
You have the option to purchase an accredited course outright and once completed you will then have access to your certificate of completion (credits). Alternatively, you can complete the course for free, and once completed you will be prompted to purchase access to your certificate of completion (credits).
Can I earn free credits?
Yes, you can! We award up to 3 free credits after completing the first few modules of a course. Once you have completed the required modules, your certificate of completion will be available under my courses. In order to access your remaining credits, you will be prompted to purchase.
How quickly do I receive my credits after completing a course?
Immediately, once you have completed you will have access to your certificate of completion/activity ID to submit to your organization to redeem your credits.
How long do I have to complete my course?
You have one year after beginning your course to complete it. After that year, your course will close automatically and no progress will be permitted.
What happens if I fail my course?
Your course will reset and you will be allowed to retake the course until you have met the passing requirements.
Do I earn a certificate of completion?
If you are looking to recertify with HRCI, SHRM, APA, and NASBA/AICPA, we offer a certificate of completion that can be used to redeem continuing education credit with these organizations. However, our courses are not accredited stand-alone and are not a certification in any way.
Here are some other courses you might like:
In successful businesses, accountability and performance cannot be overlooked or ignored. This course explores the importance of communication across responsibility centers and demonstrates the necessity of offering and receiving accurate information – particularly as it relates to accounting processes.
In any workplace setting, challenges and changes will inevitably arise at some point or another. Some companies may be successful in adapting to these changes while others may break from inadequate preparation. This course takes a look at the fates of the fictional companies, Lion Industries and C.A.T., as they run into their own unexpected challenges.
Foreign cultures and the way they relate to one another play an important role in international business. This course teaches you how to discover where this information can be found and how these idiosyncrasies can be used to identify high-potential markets for new business ventures.
Bounce around the offices of Central Products and learn from their best and brightest managers cross-departmentally. You’ll have the chance to sit in with executives as they have round-table discussions, and receive wisdom on various management styles. They will assist you in honing the skills you'll need to forecast, plan, and schedule projects, as well as how to get things done through other people – the basis of management.
SHRM: VTR is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 3 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.