Business Essentials

Business essentials courses address the foundations of day-to-day business work. From business writing and presentation skills to networking, practicing appropriate business etiquette, and communicating effectively, you'll prepare to start your career or take it to the next level.

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Improve Your English Communication Skills
Georgia Institute of Technology
Improve Your English Communication Skills
SPECIALIZATION
Excel Skills for Business
Macquarie University
Excel Skills for Business
SPECIALIZATION
Career Success
University of California, Irvine
Career Success
SPECIALIZATION
Project Management & Other Tools for Career Development
University of California, Irvine
Project Management & Other Tools for Career Development
SPECIALIZATION
Business Foundations
University of Pennsylvania
Business Foundations
SPECIALIZATION
Project Management Principles and Practices
University of California, Irvine
Project Management Principles and Practices
SPECIALIZATION
Advanced Business Analytics
University of Colorado Boulder
Advanced Business Analytics
SPECIALIZATION
Excel to MySQL: Analytic Techniques for Business
Duke University
Excel to MySQL: Analytic Techniques for Business
SPECIALIZATION
Supply Chain Management
Rutgers the State University of New Jersey
Supply Chain Management
SPECIALIZATION
Business Analytics
University of Pennsylvania
Business Analytics
SPECIALIZATION
Business English for Non-Native Speakers
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Business English for Non-Native Speakers
SPECIALIZATION
Effective Communication: Writing, Design, and Presentation
University of Colorado Boulder
Effective Communication: Writing, Design, and Presentation
SPECIALIZATION
Business Statistics and Analysis
Rice University
Business Statistics and Analysis
SPECIALIZATION
Data Analysis and Presentation Skills: the PwC Approach
PwC
Data Analysis and Presentation Skills: the PwC Approach
SPECIALIZATION
Data Visualization with Tableau
University of California, Davis
Data Visualization with Tableau
SPECIALIZATION
Business and Financial Modeling
University of Pennsylvania
Business and Financial Modeling
SPECIALIZATION
Business English Communication Skills
University of Washington
Business English Communication Skills
SPECIALIZATION
Foundations of Positive Psychology
University of Pennsylvania
Foundations of Positive Psychology
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Construction Management
Columbia University
Construction Management
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    Frequently Asked Questions about Business Essentials

  • Running a company - or starting one from scratch - requires a knowledge of business fundamentals, as well as proficiency in a number of essential business skills in your toolbox. Many of these business foundations are analytical skills, such as financial modeling and financial management, data analysis and statistics, project management, and decision-making.

    But many of the most important skills you'll need for a successful career in business are all about people. Great interpersonal skills in areas like communication, leadership, and negotiation are often what separate the most successful business leaders from the rest of the pack.

    In short, you need a combination of analytical skills to develop a profitable business plan, as well as the people skills needed to lead your team towards successful execution.