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Ace Your Job Search This introductory-level course helps learners craft a resume that is targeted, elegant, and effective. It continues on to cover interviewing skills, focusing on the interview preparation and the five stages of the interview process. Finally, the course will help learners formulate winning answers to difficult interview questions. Career Building $79.00
Finding Purpose in Your Career Whether you’re just starting out in the workforce or changing careers, it is important to understand how the job you perform contributes to your sense of fulfillment in life. This course prompts you to examine various job settings and functions, comparing each against your own preferences, values, and expectations, in order to determine the best job fit for you. Career Building $49.00
Networking for Success Networking has become a significant part of the professional process, altering the way both entrepreneurs and organizations do business. This course will help you to improve your personal and professional networking skills by providing best practices and effective tips and techniques. Career Building $49.00
Personal Branding This course focuses on teaching you how to brand yourself professionally. What is brand? And how do you maintain your personal brand? The assignments in this course discuss the value of personal branding, the way to craft your personal brand statement, and finally, the best methods for communicating your personal brand to clients, employers, and other industry professionals. Career Building $49.00
Personal Finance Perhaps you have been in charge of your finances since you started working an after school job in high school, or maybe you are suddenly feeling overwhelmed with allocating the salary from your first job out of college. No matter what your financial situation is, it is important to understand how to handle your money. This course will familiarize you with the basics of budgeting, credit, saving, and investing. Career Building $49.00
The First 30 Days So, you’ve just landed a new job. What happens now? The first 30 days provide you a unique opportunity to set yourself up for success in your new role. Lots of people, most significantly your boss, will form an impression of you from the beginning that will be hard to change later on. This course will help you prepare for your first thirty days on the job, laying the groundwork for a successful tenure in your new role and at the organization. Career Building $49.00
Certificate in Business Communications Communicating clearly and concisely in written and oral formats is critical to your professional success. From clarifying and structuring your ideas to designing the PowerPoint slides that will best complement them, the techniques, interactive exercises, and checklists in this certificate program will help you create presentations and workplace documents that inform and persuade.

This certificate offers instruction on crafting many of the most common business communication formats: memos, reports, brochures, proposals, presentations, catalogs, and websites. Topics include formal and informal outlining techniques, using email appropriately in an organizational setting, and revising for wordiness, unnecessary phrases, redundancy, and jargon.

Each of these self-paced courses offer an assortment of interactive exercises, selected readings, and self-assessments that will engage you and help you practice effective business communication.

Upon successful completion of all courses in this certificate program, you can download and print a Certificate of Completion.

Communication $299.00
Communicating Collaboratively In most organizational settings, you’ll be expected to work in teams. At times, your team members may not be physically in the same office with you. And yet, communicating effectively within these teams is critical to the success of the team, and critical to your personal success on any given project or task. This introductory-level course will help you improve your collaborative communication by providing best practices and effective tips and techniques. Communication $79.00
Effective Business Writing The ability to write clearly and directly is highly prized in most organizations. Well-written emails and documents can help you earn respect among your peers. And poorly written emails and documents can detract from success at all levels. The ideas, techniques, and checklists in this introductory-level course apply to all forms of business writing: memos, reports, brochures, proposals, presentations, catalogs, and websites. This course will also teach how to revise for wordiness, unnecessary phrases, redundancy, and jargon, and the appropriate use of email in an organizational setting. Communication $99.00
Effective Emails, Memos, and Letters Communicating clearly and concisely in written formats like email, memos, and letters is very important in a workplace setting. Clearly communicating your thoughts, plans and proposals is a highly effective means to advance your ideas and earn the respect of your peers. This course will help you improve your use of these common business communication vehicles by providing best practices and effective tips and techniques. Communication $79.00
Effective Presentations The ability to deliver an effective presentation is critical in most job functions. This introductory-level course helps learners organize, structure, and create effective presentations that feature slides as a visual aid. Because many organizations use PowerPoint as a way of communicating information, this course offers advice and guidance on the most effective and persuasive uses of PowerPoint, including best practices on word count, graphics, and structure. Communication $99.00
Effective Public Speaking Confidence is a key to delivering an effective speech or presentation. And delivering an effective presentation can be critical to success at work. This introductory-level course helps you develop the skills you’ll need to become an outstanding and confident public speaker. It reviews the seven stages of public speaking including defining the audience and crafting your central message, all the way to writing, practicing, and delivering your presentation or speech. This course is an essential part of honing the skill of presenting and setting the stage for the boost of confidence to help you succeed. Communication $99.00
Speak with Confidence Public speaking is one of the most common anxiety-inducing experiences. Whether delivering a speech in front of a large audience or having a direct conversation with one or two other people, we often allow stress and nerves to impede our ability to deliver a clear message. This course is designed to help learners understand the causes and signs of speaking anxiety and learn practical ways to address their speaking fears. Communication $40.00
Certificate in Innovation and Critical Thinking Because organizations must innovate to stay alive in today’s highly competitive marketplace, organizations need employees who can channel their creativity and innovation toward organizational challenges and goals. This certificate program will first help you become re-acquainted with your own stores of creativity and innovation. Next, you are given a set of tools that allow you to leverage your creativity to identify and solve organizational problems. One activity asks you how you might look at a problem from a different angle to produce a more creative result; others walk you through the process of using analogies or replacement techniques to invent creative solutions to problems.

Each 3 to 5 hour, self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that will engage you and help you apply your newly discovered creativity in the workplace.

Upon successful completion of all courses in this certificate program, you can download and print a Certificate of Completion.

Creativity & Innovation $249.00
Creativity in Teams and Organizations Spurring creativity in teams can be very challenging, but could also be the difference between a successful team and an unsuccessful one. This course looks at spurring creativity and innovation in teams and organizations. Drawing on the latest academic thinking, it outlines the key factors for creative teams. Further, the course focuses on tools and techniques designed to yield more productive thinking in collective settings. Participants learn about a number of targeted tools, including brainstorming, Discussion 66, Provocation, and others, to generate fresh thinking in smaller group settings and in their organizations. Creativity & Innovation $79.00
Innovation in Teams and Organizations Innovation can make or break an organization in terms of its ability to win and keep customers. This course looks at innovation in corporations and the public sector. It reviews the latest academic thinking on innovation, including Clay Christensen’s seminal thinking on disruptive technology and the proper response to the disruption. Further, it explores some of the internal responses to the need for creativity, including idea champions, idea incubators, new venture teams and skunk works, and the process of moving from innovation to commercialization. This course also covers some of the more successful corporate innovators as a way of illustrating the principles of effective innovation in large organizations. Creativity & Innovation $79.00
Introduction to Critical Thinking Critical thinking is an intellectual model for reasoning through issues to reach well-founded conclusions. It may be the single-most valuable skill that one can bring to any job, profession, or life challenge. Being able to ask the right questions, critique an argument, and logically dissect an issue occur constantly in the workplace and our lives. This introductory-level course is designed to help learners define and identify critical thinking and reasoning skills and develop those skills. Creativity & Innovation $95.00
Personal Creativity This course addresses Personal Creativity. Through tools and exercises drawn from Adrian Brown’s book, Creativity & Innovation, it seeks to help unlock the creativity within individuals. By stimulating creativity through various techniques (mind-mapping, DO-IT, SCAMPER, right and left brain thinking) participants learn to tap into their personal creativity and apply it to organizational challenges. Chapters of the book are included in the course as PDF downloads. No additional purchase is necessary. Creativity & Innovation $79.00
Certificate in Finance Essentials This online certificate program introduces non: financial managers to the essentials of finance. The course will help you become conversant in critical financial terminology, and you’ll learn how to calculate key financial management indicators. Learn how to assess financial health by reviewing balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow, and discover how finance and accounting tools can be used to support informed decision making within organizations. Finance $399.00
Financial Planning and Control An introductory level course designed teach finance concepts to nonfinancial managers. Reviews tools for decision-making such as cost benefit analysis, break even analysis, and Balanced Scorecard.  Teaches the basic finance concepts such as return on investment (ROI), fixed and variable costs, and payback period. Finance $79.00
How to Read a Financial Statement Covers financial reports and their meaning. You will learn the fundamentals and importance of the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows, and how they can be used to manage a business. Finance $79.00
Introduction to Business Statistics An introductory level course for non-financial managers. Understanding statistical techniques can help any manager make better decisions.  This course covers graphical representations of data that your stakeholders may expect when reviewing the results of any statistical analysis. Finance $79.00
Introduction to Finance An introductory level course details the responsibilities of financial managers, roles of finance in a typical business organization, and relevant financial markets of interest to financial managers. Further, the course will discuss corporate financing and the role the stock market plays in the business world. Finance $79.00
Time Value of Money and Risk An introductory level course that covers time value of money (TVM) principles and risk and return. You will review the basic TVM techniques used in evaluating all financial decisions and their cash flow implications. For Risk and Return, you will learn how risk influences investment decisions, and how to calculate risk and rates of return. Further, you will explore the benefits of diversification and the use of the portfolio concept in investing. Finance $79.00
Understanding and Managing Budgets This introductory level course covers budgets and how they are used in organizational settings including the uses and functions of master budgets, operating budgets, sales, production and cost of goods sold budgets, and cash budgets. You will also learn about the budgeting process, and how organizations are using different budgeting techniques to overcome operating challenges. Finance $79.00
GED® Test Prep Four-Part Bundle This completely online and self-paced, GED® Test Prep course provides a comprehensive preparation for the GED® Test. GED has four distinct sections—math, science, social studies, and reading through language arts. Each of these sections is represented with a separate course, allowing learners to more closely focus on those areas of the GED curriculum where the most scaffolding is needed. Each of the four courses includes exam-taking tips, a diagnostic test that doubles as a full-length practice exam, practice questions at the end of each module, and a second full-length practice exam at the end of the course. The suite of four courses contain more than 400 practice questions in total, and are designed to align as closely as possible to the questions test-takers will encounter on the official GED® exam. GED $99.00
GED® Exam Prep: Mathematical Reasoning This completely online and self-paced, GED® Test Prep course provides a comprehensive preparation for the Mathematical Reasoning section of the GED® Test. Learners are guided along a learning path of topics, including Numeracy and Operations, Beyond Integers, Algebra Basics, Graphing and Functions, Geometry and Measurements, and Statistics and Data Analysis. These topics prepare learners for the four major areas of the Mathematical Reasoning section of the GED® Test: Basic Math, Geometry, Algebra, and Graphs and Functions. This course includes exam-taking tips, a diagnostic test that doubles as a full-length practice exam, practice questions at the end of each module, and a second full-length practice exam at the end of the course. GED $29.00
GED® Exam Prep: Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) This completely online and self-paced, eleven-module GED® Test Prep course provides a comprehensive preparation for the GED® Reasoning Through Language Arts Test. Topics covered include essential reading skills, interpreting text, interpreting words and phrases, analyzing the structure of a text, discerning an author’s purpose, evaluating arguments and claims, analyzing similarities, common grammar issues, and writing an extended response. The course includes exam-taking tips, two full-length practice exams, diagnostic tests at the beginning of each module, and practice questions at the end of each module. GED $29.00
GED® Exam Prep: Science This completely online and self-paced, GED® Test Prep course provides comprehensive preparation for the GED® Science Test. The GED® Science Test Prep provides the fundamentals of science reasoning within three subject areas: Life Science; Physical Science; and Earth and Space Science. This course, along with the GED® test itself, achieves this by testing your ability to apply essential Science Practices to analyze and draw inferences from reading passages, charts, and related material. This course includes exam-taking tips, a diagnostic test that doubles as a full-length practice exam, practice questions for each content topic, and a second full-length practice exam at the end of the course. The practice exams within this course are designed to align as closely as possible to the questions test-takers will encounter on the official GED® exam. GED $29.00
GED® Exam Prep: Social Studies This completely online and self-paced, five-module GED® Test Prep course provides a comprehensive preparation for the GED® Social Studies Test. The course includes exam-taking tips, a diagnostic test that doubles as a full-length practice exam, practice questions at the end of each module, and a second full-length practice exam at the end of the course. More than 200 practice questions address the Social Studies Practices and four Content Topic areas covered in the GED® Social Studies Test. GED $29.00
Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) Exam Prep The North American Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) Certified Global Business Professional program certifies that a candidate is competent in four primary areas or domains: Global Business Management, Global Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Trade Finance. Within each of these four areas, five “threads” or topics are covered: Documentation; Legal and Regulatory Compliance; Intercultural Awareness; Technology; and Resources. Tasks and knowledge statements based on these areas and threads tested through the CGBP exam. This suite of courses provides an overview of essential skills for conducting international business. Each individual course contains a 25-question practice exam as well as tips and documentation to help you prepare for the exam. Upon successful completion of all courses in this certificate program, you can download and print a Certificate of Completion. International Trade $799.00
Global Business Management This online and self-paced Global Business Management prepares learners to take NASBITE’s Certified Global Business Professional™ exam. It includes an in-depth review of the Global Business Management knowledge area aligned with NASBITE’s practice delineation, exam taking tips, module quizzes, and a 25-question Practice Exam covering the Global Business Management area of knowledge. For a comprehensive NASBITE CGBP™ Exam Prep course, register for the full suite of International Trade courses, which includes Global Business Management, Global Supply Chain Management, Global Marketing, and Global Trade Finance. The Global Business Management course reviews essential skills for the practice of management in an international business context. It covers practical applications of management including: setting a mission and vision for the global business enterprise; developing a global business plan; conducting research in an international environment; understanding the nuances of cultural, legal, political, and regulatory differences; and using technology to support global trade. International Trade $275.00
Global Marketing This online and self-paced Global Marketing prepares learners to take NASBITE’s Certified Global Business Professional™ exam. It includes an in-depth review of the Global Marketing knowledge area aligned with NASBITE’s practice delineation, exam taking tips, module quizzes, and a 25-question Practice Exam covering the Global Marketing area of knowledge. For a comprehensive NASBITE CGBP™ Exam Prep course, register for the full suite of International Trade courses, which includes Global Business Management, Global Supply Chain Management, Global Marketing, and Global Trade Finance. The Global Marketing course reviews the essential skills for the practice of marketing in an international business context. It covers practical applications of marketing including: assessing the external environment; performing strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats (SWOT) analysis; conducting international market research; developing a marketing plan and budget; determining the global marketing mix (product, price, placement, and promotional strategies); and conducting competitor analysis. International Trade $275.00
Global Supply Chain Management This online and self-paced Global Supply Chain Management prepares learners to take NASBITE’s Certified Global Business Professional™ exam. It includes an in-depth review of the Global Supply Chain Management knowledge area aligned with NASBITE’s practice delineation, exam taking tips, module quizzes, and a 25-question Practice Exam covering the Global Supply Chain Management area of knowledge. For a comprehensive NASBITE CGBP™ Exam Prep course, register for the full suite of International Trade courses, which includes Global Business Management, Global Supply Chain Management, Global Marketing, and Global Trade Finance. The course provides an overview of essential skills for managing supply-chain logistics in an international business context. It covers practical applications of supply-chain management including: transportation modes; taxes, duties and quotas; trade agreements; packaging requirements; use of intermediaries; documentation requirements; legal and regulatory requirements; insurance; trade conventions; and the offshore procurement International Trade $275.00
Global Trade Finance This online and self-paced Global Trade Finance prepares learners to take NASBITE’s Certified Global Business Professional™ exam. It includes an in-depth review of the Global Trade Finance knowledge area aligned with NASBITE’s practice delineation, exam taking tips, module quizzes, and a 25-question Practice Exam covering the Global Trade Finance area of knowledge. For a comprehensive NASBITE CGBP™ Exam Prep course, register for the full suite of International Trade courses, which includes Global Business Management, Global Supply Chain Management, Global Marketing, and Global Trade Finance. The Global Trade Finance course provides an overview of essential skills for managing financial transactions in international trade. It covers practical applications of trade finance including: political and economic risks, foreign exchange tactics and risks, credit and payment risks, optimal terms of payment, arranging financing, and setting the business’s overall financial plan. International Trade $275.00
LEED Green Associate Exam Prep The course is divided into modules that explain LEED® process, LEED® certification, and the knowledge domains associated with the seven LEED® rating systems, in a simple and straightforward way that can be quickly and easily understood. LEED Green Building $299.00
Certificate in Digital Marketing This Certificate in Digital Marketing covers the strategic issues, marketing methods and tactics, industry terminology, and best practices. Each of the nine courses in this suite offer examples, videos from industry-leading practitioners, interactive games, and review questions to ensure mastery of the material. Marketing $549.00
Web Analytics This course is designed to help learners develop a solid understanding of the basic concepts and techniques that they will encounter as practitioners in the web analytics field. Learners in this course will expand their knowledge through games, videos, case studies, quizzes, and other engaging content. Marketing $79.00
Social Media Marketing This course focuses on teaching the principles, best practices, and strategies for incorporating social media into a marketing plan. The first module teaches the various ways that social media can be used for marketing, including defining a clear brand voice, improving reputation, and engaging with customers. The course then looks at the practical way marketers can incorporate social media activities into a focused marketing plan. Learners identify how to integrate their social media with mobile, a hub website, and email marketing. They also learn how to use strategic metrics for tracking success. Marketing $79.00
Search Engine Optimization This course engages learners through a variety of assignments that span the history and technology of the World Wide Web. Students will learn how to leverage both content and technical features in order to increase ranking while also learning about the latest tools to measure performance. Marketing $79.00
Paid Search (PPC) In this course, learners will explore search marketing, the search process, and the buying cycle. Also included is how to set up a successful PPC account, how to set and measure goals, and how to optimize keyword usage using a variety of strategies. Marketing $99.00
Digital Marketing Strategy Creating a digital marketing strategy is crucial to meeting the marketing goals of the organization. This course offers a step-by-step introduction to the process of creating such a strategy, with an emphasis on key concepts, definitions, and metrics. Marketing $79.00
Mobile Marketing This course offers an introduction to mobile marketing, looking at strategies for reaching target audiences through multiple channels, including websites, email, social media, and mobile apps. Marketing $79.00
Marketing Automation This course is designed to help learners develop a solid understanding of the basic concepts and techniques that they will encounter as practitioners in the marketing automation field. Marketing $79.00
Conversion Rate Optimization In this course, learners will discover the five key steps to Conversion Rate Optimization and how the process interacts with other facets of digital marketing. Marketing $79.00
Content Marketing This course offers an introduction to content marketing, a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience. Marketing $89.00
Certification in Online Learning Creating effective online learning courses and simulations can be a challenge. There are tools and techniques, as well as best practices, that can help those designing and creating online learning content for organizations and institutions of higher education. This Certificate in Online Learning offered by the National Institute of Online Learning (NIOL) draws upon the lessons learned by the creative, editorial, and technical teams at MindEdge Learning. MindEdge Learning, founded in 1998, has developed online courses and simulations used by hundreds of thousands of students in higher education and the private sector. This certificate offers instruction on the major models, tools, and techniques in creating and delivering online learning. It reviews the fundamentals of general learning theory and how it can be applied, in practice, to online design and instruction. Further, the certificate provides a brief survey of the technology employed in online learning, best practices for teaching online, strategies for integrating narrative learning into an educational curriculum, and the basics of developing accessible online learning. Each of these self-paced courses offer an assortment of interactive exercises, selected readings, and self-assessments. Upon successful completion of all courses in this certificate program, you can download and print a Certificate of Completion. Online Learning $320.00
Introduction to Online Learning Learners who are engaging in online coursework have high expectations for their learning experience. And many institutions try to develop online coursework as a way to reduce cost and control the content of the training, but without regard for the complexities of the technology. This course introduces the major models, tools, and techniques for creating and delivering online learning. It reviews the fundamentals of general learning theory and how it can be applied in practice to online design and instruction. This course was developed by MindEdge’s National Institute of Online Learning (NIOL), which was founded in 2012 with the goal to improve the quality and effectiveness of online learning, especially for adult learners, by promoting best practices and innovation in the field. Online Learning $79.00
Narrative Learning Storytelling and the use of narrative case studies can be a highly effective way to teach. Often, we learn best by doing, and in the context of online learning, “doing” often means utilizing case study and role-playing methods. This course introduces the major techniques and strategies for integrating narrative learning into an educational curriculum. It presents different types of narrative learning and identifies the best means to utilize each. Finally, it explores the efficacy of narrative learning and how it can be applied to online design and instruction. This course was developed by MindEdge’s National Institute of Online Learning (NIOL), which was founded in 2012 with the goal to improve the quality and effectiveness of online learning, especially for adult learners, by promoting best practices and innovation in the field. Online Learning $79.00
Online Learning Accessibility In developing any online learning material, federal regulations require adherence to specific accessibility standards. Students with disabilities must be given equal access to learn the content. This can be a major road block to an organization trying to develop online coursework. This course covers the basics of online learning accessibility standards and reviews best practices for accessibility. This course was developed by MindEdge’s National Institute of Online Learning (NIOL), which was founded in 2012 with the goal to improve the quality and effectiveness of online learning, especially for adult learners, by promoting best practices and innovation in the field. Online Learning $49.00
Teaching Online Even the most experienced teachers often need help transitioning into the world of teaching online. When you don’t meet your students face-to-face teachers must adjust their tactics and strategies to help them identify struggling students and to ensure students are engaging and learning the material. This course offers a brief survey of the major models, tools, and techniques in teaching online. This course was developed by MindEdge’s National Institute of Online Learning (NIOL), which was founded in 2012 with the goal to improve the quality and effectiveness of online learning, especially for adult learners, by promoting best practices and innovation in the field. Online Learning $79.00
The Technology of Online Learning The technology of online learning is constantly evolving. Not only is the technology of content presentation becoming more complex, but the delivery, integration, grade syncing, and expanding learning management system markets all add the puzzle. As a developer of online courses, this course seeks to give you the vocabulary and tools you need to ask the right questions and understand the fundamental concepts of technology in online learning. It reviews the key software and hardware options available, and it covers best practices in using technology. This course was developed by MindEdge’s National Institute of Online Learning (NIOL), which was founded in 2012 with the goal to improve the quality and effectiveness of online learning, especially for adult learners, by promoting best practices and innovation in the field. Online Learning $79.00