MBAexpress provides essential business savvy over the course of 30 1-hour online learning modules in the following areas: business strategy, leadership strategy, performance management, and powerful communication.
30, 1-hour modules (Complete Package 5 bundles – normally $495)
Do you know how to keep your company and your clients on the right side of the law? How can management and directors protect themselves from liability? This course will focus on three areas accountants should be aware of – contracts, intellectual property and employment law.
What comes to mind when you think of budgeting? Takes too long? No follow-up? It protects the status-quo? If you’ve considered “banning the budget”, this course will show you how to transform it into a planning process that helps your organization achieve its strategy.
Discover 21 tips to change your budgeting process that results in a detailed one year budget, to a planning process resulting in a strategic, progressive and long-term achievement of your goals.
We often think about hurricanes and tornadoes as disasters but have you thought about the impact of new technology, a product recall, or even fraud? Could your business survive 6 weeks without power?
Fraud costs US companies $400 billion annually. Do you know where the fraud is in your organization? Don’t let your company continue to be a victim.
Why do you need to conduct a financial analysis and how would you use it? Do you know what you do best and is it sustainable? How do you differ from your competitors?
There are a number of reasons why you would conduct a financial analysis, from investment decisions to career management. It’s a valuable tool used to tell a comprehensive “story”.
The art of negotiating with your customers, clients, business partners, and colleagues is a vital skill set for the business professional. Successful business negotiations will help you drive your business success and your career.
This course will provide you with key tips and techniques you can use to improve your negotiating strategy, skills and confidence.
Does your business have a sustainability initiative? Recognize the benefits and business impact of sustainability and identify the steps to get started.
This course will demonstrate proven methods that CPAs and other business professionals can use to unlock their creativity and innovation. You will discover new ways to break through mental barriers, SALY thinking, and roadblocks in order to improve performance, creative thinking, and innovation.
Are you considering doing business in a foreign country? Should you? This course will discuss what you need to consider before you expand your operations into a new country and the steps to starting an international business.
You have developed strong technical expertise but what about those skills necessary to grow and expand your business? This module will discuss various methods of lead generation, investing in your people, the importance of branding, and the use of social media.
Do you know if your organization is risk-averse or risk aggressive? This course will define risk management and discuss the types of risk and risk management processes.
Does your firm or organization know why it does what it does? Do you have a mission statement? This course will help you identify the importance of why an organization should know its “Why,” how to use backcasting as a strategic planning tool and understand the most important thing about a mission statement.
Life happens– and most of us bring our feelings to work. We need to understand how we react and how we deal with our own emotions. Emotional intelligence in the workplace is about understanding how you affect others and how others affect you.
Entrepreneur can be defined as “a person who starts a business and is willing to risk loss in order to make money.” This course will discuss an alternative approach to building your business plan, along with a candid discussion of the “dark side” of being an entrepreneur.
We can all list a variety of leadership skills but how do you develop them into your own leadership style? This program will explore leadership through a different lens by evaluating your leadership style and how to capitalize on your own personal strengths.
Leaders fail because of bad decision-making. Business professionals need to be able to respond to today’s rapidly changing business environment by making quick and smart decisions. This course will help you understand and build decision-making.
Did you know that the core principles of improvisation are the same core principles in efficient, effective, and productive teams? This course will discuss the skills and principles that are used in building successful teams, including trust, respect, support, adaptation, listening, and communication.
Balanced Scorecard is a performance measurement framework that added strategic non-financial performance measures to traditional financial metrics to give managers and executives a more ‘balanced’ view of organizational performance.
Have you ever tried to improve a business process only to be told: “that’s the way we’ve always done it”? This course will discuss ways to improve your business processes to make them more efficient and better for your organization and customer.
How do you react to change? Change is difficult, even when it is good and for the right reasons. This course will discuss various methods and ideas to consider in helping you navigate the turbulent waters when dealing with change.
What does excellent customer service mean to you? Discuss the importance and skills needed to provide excellent customer service to both your internal and external customers.
Have you ever worked with your boss and felt there were things that you could just do better? Organizations benefit from more upward leadership. Everyone benefits if we utilize all of our strengths — the sum of the parts is greater than the whole. Learn how to use your skills to help advance your career while making your boss look great.
Project management is a results-focused concept that needs to be in the accountants’ toolbox. For CPAs in public accounting, every engagement, tax return audit and SOC report is a project. For CPAs in finance, your month in close, and fraud and risk assessment are projects. This course will discuss the project management process from building a business case and planning, to execution and managing your team.
How you communicate with your clients can make or break your career! We all know how to talk, but how do we make sure we are really connecting with others? This course will discuss different personality styles and demonstrate the different ways to communicate information to them. See how recognizing their personality style(s) can turn communication breakdowns into breakthroughs.
Networking is one of the most powerful tools accountants can develop, but it takes time, energy and commitment in order to build a strong network. Having a strong network will assist you in launching a new idea or plan, developing new business and clients, reducing costs in recruiting, and leveraging your career.
America’s greatest anxiety, public speaking, is a necessity in today’s business world. Those who can speak in front of crowds and have effective presentational skills tend to move up the corporate ladder more swiftly.
Discover how to stand in front of an audience, project confidence, and knowledge, all the while making a connection and capturing your audience’s imagination to be powerful and persuasive.
Have you ever presented financial information to a group of non-financial people only to get the glazed-over and under-whelmed look from your audience? Presenting numbers is difficult -how can you get past that?
In this course, you’ll learn general tips, common mistakes and ways to improve your financial presentations.
There is a big difference between hearing and listening. Listening is harder than you think. It’s not about you, it’s about the audience – about the person you’re talking to. Listening is about setting aside our issues, our concerns, our biases, and our judgment so that we can truly listen to what someone else is saying.
Your company is only as good as your writing. Despite all your efforts, are you still trying to explain the difference between good and bad writing?