UPDATED 2024: Importance of Planning is designed to demonstrate how a company’s operational strategy can either make or break the business. Partnered with an avid learner named Sophie, you will take a look at the past failures of a company called Lion Industries as well as future successes of a Central Products’ subsidiary. And combining these two case studies, you will begin to understand how planning is an intrinsic part of any effective corporate strategy. Course Type: Business Simulation. Worth 2 PDCs (SHRM).
Understand how to set strategic objectives when planning
Learn the importance of market segmentation, and how it can positively impact business ventures
How do I earn credits with VTR Learning?
Earning credits with VTR Learning is easy. Simply purchase one of our self-paced courses and complete it within a year. Afterward, you will be given a certificate of completion, which contains a code to submit to your certifying organization.
Can I earn free credits?
Yes, you can! For each organization we serve, we offer at least one free course, which can be found at the top of the Shop page. Once you have completed a course, whether free or paid, your certificate of completion will be available under “My Courses”.
How quickly do I receive my credits after completing a course?
Immediately! Once you have completed a course, 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:
UPDATED 2024: Healthy and successful exporting strategies rely on careful analysis of international market demand. So, this course on the topic offers the chance to consider how cultural, social and political aspects of different regions aid strategic planning. Here, you will explore universal shipping procedures and international accounting practices, both of which will help understand the intricacies of doing business abroad. Course Type: Business Simulation. Worth 2 PDCs (SHRM).
UPDATED 2024: History of Trade is more an expedition than a course. Alongside your exuberant guide, Marko, you will embark on a fantastic journey to see how international trade has evolved over the centuries. Quick encounters with merchants from the Byzantine Empire, the Medieval world and the modern context will help you understand the core concepts of trade from a universal perspective. Because the ability to grow requires understand where you’ve been. Course Type: Business Simulation. Worth 11 PDCs (SHRM).
CPAs have no excuse when it comes to financial intelligence. As premier financial experts, their insight is relied upon by entire organizations and businesses. So, the ability to look at a set of financial data and come away with an understanding of performance and insights on how to improve is a vital skill. And because of how important this ability is, it’s best for individuals to brush upon the basics often. That’s where this course can help. By emphasizing the use of financial data in important decision-making situations, business professionals will have the prime opportunity to develop their financial intelligence. Course Type: Video. Worth 5.5 Technical CPE Credits (CPA/NASBA).
UPDATED 2023: Working as an intern for Central Products’ Accounting department, you will learn how classification and allocation of variances data auditing, and financial planning all play into the topic of variance analysis. Instructed by business leaders in a fictional, interactive setting, you will have the opportunity to become familiar with this accounting process by seeing it play out as it would in a real setting. Course Type: Business Simulation. Worth 2 PDCs (SHRM) and 2 CEUs (HRCI Business Credits).
SHRM: VTR is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 2 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.