Why this course?
The era of autonomous organisations holding a monopoly position with their product or service is fading and increasingly organisations find themselves in ever more competitive environments where the key to success is not only through internal efficiency, but also by judicious collaboration with suppliers, outsourcing partners and competitors. In order that businesses can operate successfully in the current environment they are being forced to find new approaches to operating through restructuring, changing their organisational behaviour, modifying their internal and external boundaries, and establishing additional techniques for measuring performance.
For today’s business analyst to make a valuable contribution they need an awareness of all influences that affect an organisation. This course gives an understanding of those financial and management accounting techniques that are crucial to an organisation both from a legal and administrative perspective. It also explores the social science aspects that are often hidden or not given sufficient priority that will ultimately govern the flexibility and adaptability of an organisation, which determine its ability to survive in today’s competitive markets.
At the end of the course delegates may sit an examination to attain the BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness.
What will you learn?
The Commercial Awareness course is designed for people who want to learn business finance and the structure, operation and behaviour of organisations, with a view to to delivering effective business analysis.
On completing this course you will be able to:
Here’s a brief overview of the modules
To give you more of an idea of what you’ll learn and how the course will help you, here’s a quick guide to those three days.
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“If you’re looking to expand your business analysis knowledge to manage projects more holistically, this course is a must have.”
Nozipho Mphahlwa · Business Analyst
“This course is an incredible value-add, and will most certainly add value to your business analysis world and project space.”
Paulo Dos Reis · Business Analyst
“This course will open your mind to consider organisational cultures, to understand the reasons for ‘how we do things’.”
Morné Esau · Business Analyst
“Giving a broader understanding of the important factors that can influence business decisions, this course is extremely valuable.”
Imke Henning · Business Analyst
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Still have a question?
Is this course for me?
Commercial Awareness is particularly relevant to business analysts, business managers and members of their team, programme and project managers, solution architects and service managers.
How is the course delivered?
BCMG courses are facilitated by industry experts, all of whom have gained profound experience of business analysis. Their knowledge, enthusiasm and interactive skills will ensure the success of your training.
What materials are provided?
A comprehensive manual, containing detailed information about business process techniques, and providing references for further reading, is provided to each delegate who attends this course.
How is my learning assessed?
This course thoroughly prepares participants for the Commercial Awareness examination, which is a multiple choice based examination testing the delegates knowledge of the course syllabus.
Is this course accredited?
This course is endorsed by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®), and is aligned with version 3.0 of A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide™).
What recognition will I achieve?
The Commercial Awareness course is an optional knowledge-based module in the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, earning 14 Professional Development hours (PD hours).
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