Business Skills Training Modules

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Business Skills Training Modules

Effective Accounting

 
Type:CPD
Provider:Oxford University
Duration:1 day
 

In these courses we cover a range of crucial financial planning tools and techniques.  The courses will provide a basic level of skill in areas of accounting and finance.  The tools are crucial in the presentation and management of the financial aspects of R&D projects.  You will be trying out various techniques in a context relevant to your own working environment.
www.conted.ox.ac.uk/businessskills/

Technology Commercialisation

 
Type:CPD
Provider:Oxford University
Duration:1 day
 

The course covers the essential considerations for scientists and technologists interested in creating a new business from their intellectual property  –  a patent, a copyrighted piece of software, or some other technical idea.  This course would also be appropriate for academics, as well as R&D scientists interested in developing a business plan for use within their company and for spin-outs.
www.conted.ox.ac.uk/businessskills/

Managing IP Issues

 
Type:CPD
Provider:Oxford University
Duration:1 day
 

Intellectual Property seems daunting to the uninitiated, but is an essential investment for any firm hoping to exploit innovative technology.  Basic understanding of the principles must be acquired in order to prevent irretrievable loss of rights which, if correctly used, allow a firm to maximise return on R&D.
www.conted.ox.ac.uk/businessskills/

Effective Negotiation and Contracts

 
Type:CPD
Provider:Oxford University
Duration:1 day
 

This course teaches the basic tools for negotiation illustrating all the methods with specific applications and examples to R&D negotiations in scientific and innovative companies.  The course will include both the buyer’s and the seller’s perspective.  You will learn to prepare more thoroughly for a negotiation and be aware of classic negotiation “traps”.
www.conted.ox.ac.uk/businessskills/

Project Management

 
Type:CPD
Provider:Oxford University
Duration:1 day
 

Successful project management is one of the greatest challenges for scientists, engineers and other managers in innovative and scientific companies.  Using examples from computer software, biotechnology, hardware and electronics, this module builds the skills that wil help you to organise and manage your R&D projects and measure their performance.
www.conted.ox.ac.uk/businessskills/

The Industrial Business Process and Scientific Research Methodologies

 
Type:MRes.Mod
Provider:BAE Systems
Duration:
 

The aim of this course is to give students an understanding of the industrial business processes associated with the design, production, manufacturing and support of aerospace platforms.  It will address the issues arising from globalisation of the industry in key areas of technology, manufacture and procurement.  Methods used in managing data in research activities will be introduced for further development within research projects.

Management of Motorsport

 
Type:M.Sc.Mod
Provider:Cranfield University
Duration:5 days
 

To apply management techniques to the context of motorsport in order to build awareness of the specific management challenges faced in this sector.
www.motorsport.cranfield.ac.uk/mm2.htm

Project, Financial and Human Resources Management for Motorsport

 
Type:M.Sc.Mod
Provider:Cranfield University
Duration:5 days
 

To provide an understanding of project, financial and human resource management in relation to motorsport.
www.motorsport.cranfield.ac.uk/mm1.htm

IDGS Europads Managements

 
Type:
Provider:Bristol University/U
Duration:
 

The following modules are available:  Aerospace Strategic Management;  Aerospace Marketing;  Total Quality Management;  Aerospace in Global Context;  Management of International Aerospace Projects;  Human Factors in Organisations;  Project Management;  Financial Management and Control;  Product Liability and Contract Law;  Management of Aerospace Design;  Corporate Culture and the Management of Chance;  Project Risk Analysis and Management;  Supply Chain Strategy and Management;  Knowledge Management;  Manufacturing Control (Material);  Lean Thinking;  and Human Factors in International  Collaboration (Technische Universitat, Hamburg-Harburg, Germany) and Air Transport Economics (KHBO, Belgium).
www.fen.bris.ac.uk/igds/aero/welcome.htm