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E-Learning for Future Studies

Click on the Topic ("T") tabs above or to the left to commence the learning instruction and participate in the 'test of understanding' quiz. On successful completion, you will receive an email with instructions for payment and certificate delivery.

 

Our current menu of available training topics is in the green text table below. Detailed overviews are in the text boxes below. Click on the tabs above to view the detailed learning pages. To view those under upgrade, please click here.

Topic 08 - Strategic Foresight

Description: This course shows learners how long-term planning is conducted using tools which have evolved from "Scenario Planning" and other forms of future study. 

 

Strategic Foresight involves "horizon scanning" for risk factors which should be considered before investing significant time and money in the development of strategic plans for realization of the investment project vision. Traditional horizon scanning has been based on 4 segments of the future: "Political", "Economic", "Social", and "Technological" (PEST Analysis). This has now been expanded to a more comprehensive approach covering 10 future segments, all interactive and linking to Chaos Theory.

 

Fees: Free course, without locally printed certificate. Fees for locally printed certificate are Standard USD 60.00, Student USD 20.00.

 

Time to complete: 8-10 hours

 

Outcome: Having completed this course learners will understand the principles of this topic sufficiently to discuss them with a supervisor, fellow employees or a potential employer.

 

 

Topic 10 - Start-up Business Plans

 

 

Description: This course shows learners how the success of an investment in start-up businesses can be improved by careful preparation of the business plan.

 

Business Planning involves the application of risk assessment to the top 20 issues facing an investment project to achieve a "Go/No-go" decision. Once "Go" has been chosen, the investor needs to assess the market and competition, then prepare financial forecasts to show the level of sales necessary to achieve sustainable financial viability. 

 

Fees: Free course, without a locally printed certificate. Fees for the locally printed certificate are Standard USD 60.00, Student USD 20.00.

 

Time to complete: 8-10 hours

 

Outcome: Having completed this course learners will understand the principles of this topic sufficiently to discuss them with a supervisor, fellow employees or a potential employer.

Topic 09 - Investment Justification

 

 

Description: This course shows learners how investment in significant projects can be justified by risk factor analysis.

 

Investment Justification involves the application of risk assessment to the top 20 issues facing an investment project. The process covers degree of impact of each risk factor on the project, probability of occurrence and controlability from a management point of view.

 

Fees: Free course, without locally printed certificate. Fees for locally printed certificate are Standard USD 60.00, Student USD 20.00.

 

Time to complete: 8-10 hours

 

Outcome: Having completed this course learners will understand the principles of this topic sufficiently to discuss them with a supervisor, fellow employees or a potential employer.

Selection of Specific Industry / Location for Topic 09 Investment Justification

Our industry categories database is linked to the tables in the major stock markets such as NASDAQ. Our locations are a table of the top 100 cities worldwide.

You can request training in a particular combination of industry and location (for example, Retail / Mumbai) by completing this form for industry/topic selection.

In the form, you can also request the industry component using your own terms. If you do, will make a suggested allocation to one of the stock market categories.

Topic 75 - China Belt & Road

 

Description: This course shows learners how the China Belt & Road project is affection national infrastructure development plans worldwide.

 

The China Belt & Road project is driven by the need of China to feed its enormous population and to provide them with a high standard of living. Of particular concern is the scarcity of oil & gas reserves in mainland China, in contrast to its massive coal reserves.

 

Fees: Free course, without locally printed certificate. Fees for locally printed certificate are Standard USD 60.00, Student USD 20.00.

 

Time to complete: 8-10 hours

 

Outcome: Having completed this course learners will understand the principles of this topic sufficiently to discuss them with a supervisor, fellow employees or a potential employer.

Topic 64 - SME Exporting

 

Description: This course shows learners how the top line revenues of established businesses can be improved by careful entry into export markets.

 

SME Exporting involves the application of risk assessment to the top 20 issues facing an export project to achieve a "Go/No-go" decision. Once "Go" has been chosen, the investor needs to assess the export market and competition, then prepare financial forecasts to show the level of sales necessary to achieve sustainable financial viability. 

 

Fees: Free course, without locally printed certificate. Fees for locally printed certificate are Standard USD 60.00, Student USD 20.00.

 

Time to complete: 8-10 hours

 

Outcome: Having completed this course learners will understand the principles of this topic sufficiently to discuss them with a supervisor, fellow employees or a potential employer.

Topic 99 - Geopolitical Risk

 

Description: This course shows learners how to take into account the various geopolitical scenarios inconstant play around the world, with emphasis on Asia.

 

Geopolitical Risk involves the assessment of state, non-state and multinational corporate players in the pursuit of the agendas of the ruling incumbents.

 

Fees: Free course, without locally printed certificate. Fees for locally printed certificate are Standard USD 60.00, Student USD 20.00.

 

Time to complete: 8-10 hours

 

Outcome: Having completed this course learners will understand the principles of this topic sufficiently to discuss them with a supervisor, fellow employees or a potential employer.