UPDATED 2023: One important and beneficial aspect of international business is strategic outsourcing – using resources abroad to reduce workload and improve the costs of doing business in different regions. This course will help you consider which procedures should and should not be outsourced, all while exploring U.S. importing regulations and the effects they can have on decision-making. Course Type: Business Simulation. Worth 2 PDCs (SHRM).
Become familiar with the basic concepts of international business and global trade
Gain an understanding of free trade zones and trade compliance
Learn about the concepts of purchasing and importing as they relate to strategic outsourcing
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.
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This course thoroughly covers the statement of cash flows, by looking at a host of important topics like its preparation, direct and indirect forms of presentation, and analysis. Including an analysis of real-world statements of cash flows, learners will begin to understand the importance of management strategies as they relate to these vital financial statements. Course Type: Video. Worth 2.5 PDCs (SHRM) and 2 CEUs (HRCI Business Credit).
UPDATED 2024: Every aspect of modern business is touched by ethical and legal concerns, payroll notwithstanding. And since the slightest mistake in conduct can land an organization in major trouble and destroy its reputation, it’s vital that leaders and employees know how to assess and keep in-line with laws and expectations. This course explores the different facets of legal compliance, like employee diversity, labor unions and workplace harassment. Course Type: Business Simulation. Worth 2.5 RCHs (APA).
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: This course explores successful marketing strategies and their implementation in a 21st century context. Under the guidance of Linda Peterson, the Marketing Manager of the fictional company, Central Products, you will conduct industry, market and customer research for actual existing corporations. And with a close look at distribution methods and global marketing strategies, you will have the opportunity to lay a sturdy foundation for this important business topic. Course Type: Business Simulation. Worth 23.5 PDCs (SHRM) and 22 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.