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Intermediate Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 1-2 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

Skills you will gain

Win-Win GameBusiness CommunicationFinanceLeadershipNegotiation
Learners taking this Course are
  • Financial Advisors
  • Accountants
  • Economists
  • Account Managers
  • Financial Analysts

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 1-2 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

Budgeting

6 videos (Total 30 min), 11 readings, 7 quizzes
6 videos
1.4 Probing Questions3m
1.10 Open Communication5m
1.12 Forming Yes/No Questions6m
1.14 Forming WH Questions5m
1.19 Review: Budgeting5m
11 readings
1.1 Weekly Goals and Advice from Instructors10m
1.3 Vocabulary Preview: Budgeting10m
1.5 "How to Ask the Right Questions: A Framework for Asking"10m
1.7 Probing Question Stems10m
1.9 Asking the right questions? Have Intellectual Curiosity10m
Bonus: Worksheet for Practicing How to Say Numbers10m
Bonus: "Sensitivity to Criticism Test"10m
1.15 "Your Company's Culture" An article with lots of WH-questions10m
1.17 "Getting to Yes: Interest versus Positions"10m
1.18 Budget Review Worksheet (Use with Review: Budgeting)10m
1.22 Quizlet Vocabulary Practice: Budgeting10m
6 practice exercises
1.6 Probing Questions8m
1.8 Probing Question Stems2m
1.11 Open Communication8m
1.13 Forming Yes/No Questions8m
1.16 Forming WH Questions8m
1.21 Week 1 Test26m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Forecasting

6 videos (Total 32 min), 9 readings, 6 quizzes
6 videos
2.4 Answering Questions Without Defensiveness4m
2.6 Chart Communication5m
2.11 Transition Phrases for Contrast and Additions4m
2.13 Transition Phrases for Cause and Effect4m
2.17 Review (Watch with Companion Worksheet)9m
9 readings
2.1 Weekly Goals and Advice from Instructors10m
2.3 Vocabulary Preview: Forecasting10m
2.7 "How to Give a Great Financial Presentation" (by telling a story)10m
2.8 "Secrets of Reading Financial Reports"10m
2.9 How to Organize your Story and Other Hints10m
Bonus: "4 Magic Phrases"10m
2.15 More Transition Phrases for Cause/Effect, Contrast and Addition10m
2.16 Review Companion Worksheet10m
2.21 Quizlet Vocabulary Practice: Forecasting10m
5 practice exercises
2.5 Answering Questions Without Defensiveness8m
2.10 Chart Communication/Storytelling14m
2.12 Transition Phrases for Contrast and Additions10m
2.14 Transition Phrases for Cause and Effect8m
2.20 Week 2 Chapter Test24m
Week
3
5 hours to complete

Purchasing

6 videos (Total 29 min), 8 readings, 7 quizzes
6 videos
3.4 Making Concessions4m
3.8 Maintaining Integrity4m
3.13 Persuasive Language-Logic5m
3.16 Phrases for Concession3m
3.19 Review8m
8 readings
3.1 Weekly Goals and Advice from Instructors10m
3.3 Vocabulary Preview: Purchasing10m
3.5 Conceed to Your Ego: A Video10m
3.9 Five Ways to See if your Business Integrity is Showing10m
3.11 "The 6 Types of Socratic Questions"10m
3.15 More Phrases for Concession and Counter Arguments10m
3.18 Review Companion Worksheet: How to Negotiate a Win Win10m
3.23 Quizlet Vocabulary Practice: Purchasing10m
6 practice exercises
3.7 Making Concessions10m
3.10 Maintaining Integrity10m
3.12 Socratic Questions and Business Integrity Showing6m
3.14 Persuasive Language-Logic8m
3.17 Phrases for Concession8m
3.22 Week 3 Chapter Test12m
Week
4
5 hours to complete

Auditing

6 videos (Total 32 min), 10 readings, 6 quizzes
6 videos
4.4 Types of Power4m
4.8 How to Use Different Types of Power4m
4.12 Speaking Tone5m
4.17 Writing Tone7m
4.19 Review: Auditing6m
10 readings
4.1 Weekly Goals and Advice From Instructors10m
4.3 Vocabulary Preview: Auditing10m
4.5 Auditors and Power Relationships: How Can We Get Along?10m
4.6 William Ury: "NO Means Yes" ~ Tell that to Your Auditor!10m
4.9 "Five Ways To Get Anyone To Do Anything"10m
4.13 Sound of Confidence: Amy Cuddy's Power Poses10m
4.14 Three Productive Language Choices10m
4.16 Companion Email for "Writing Tone" Instructional Video: Delay in analytic software launch10m
Bonus: Super Cool Comparison Tool for Analyzing How Well Your Writing Style Matches Others10m
4.22 Quizlet Vocabulary Practice: Auditing10m
5 practice exercises
4.7 Types of Power8m
4.11 Using Different Types of Power6m
4.15 Speaking Tone and Body Language8m
4.18 Writing Tone6m
4.21 Week 4 Chapter Test10m
4.6
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Top reviews from Business English: Finance and Economics

By YBAug 16th 2017

The better out of this course is the expanded of our language about business and finance themes, and the correct interpretation that we can do.

By ANMar 10th 2017

Thank you very much it helps a lot! The business phrases absolutely useful.\n\nThanks Again!

Instructors

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Andrea Mürau Haraway

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Arizona State University, Global Launch
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Wanda Huber

International Educator
Arizona State University Global Launch
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Jenny Young

International Educator
Arizona State University Global Launch
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Beatriz Fuentes-Anderson

International Educator
Arizona State University Global Launch

About Arizona State University

Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it....

About the Business English Specialization

This Specialization serves as an introduction to Business English, where you will learn to communicate about topics such as management, finance and marketing. You will also write proposals, executive summaries, and marketing materials. You will also learn the necessary language structures to run a meeting, achieve sales, and negotiate other business transactions. In the Capstone Project, you will apply these skills to communicate and launch a new product in English, making sure that business executives have a variety of linguistic tools with practical applications in business scenarios in a variety of functional areas....
Business English

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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