The BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour provides an entry level qualification for anyone wishing to gain an understanding of the complex factors which shape the way organisations operate. It includes the principles of organisational design and operating models, as well as group and individual performance, culture and behaviour. The certificate will also enable candidates to understand key principles of finance at both business and project level.
The Foundation Certificate is for people who want to gain a general understanding of the structure, operation and behaviour of organisations, including business and project finance. Suitable for business analysts, business managers and anyone working in business change. This list is not exhaustive and many other roles may benefit.
There are no specific pre-requisites for this course.
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- Organisational Principles including delivering value, structure, budgets, jobs, management and rules.
- Operating models including structures and boundaries.
- Organisational motivation, behaviour and culture.
- Group formation, dynamics and networks.
- Principles of financial reporting including balance sheet, income statement, cash flow, costing and pricing.
- Project finance including costs and benefits, payback, discounted cash flow and internal rate of return.
- Organisational Principles: delivering value, structure, budgets, jobs, management and rules.
- Operating models: structures and boundaries
- Organisational motivation, behaviour and culture.
- Groups: formation, dynamics and networks.
- Principles of financial reporting: balance sheet, income statement, cash flow, costing and pricing.
- Project finance: costs and benefits, payback, discounted cash flow and internal rate of return.
Business Analysis International Diploma pathway
After taking 2 Core, 1 Knowledge-based, and 1 Practitioner course, there is a final exam needed to achieve the certification.
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