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BCS Commercial Awareness

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2 days
795 GBP excl. VAT
London
Professional Training

Course description

BCS Commercial Awareness

The BCS Commercial Awareness course provides business analysts with a broader understanding of their organisation and the business domain within which their work takes place. Participants are introduced to the various financial, commercial and organisational issues which impact on their role.

Key areas include:-

Financial reporting

- Budgeting, costing and pricing

- Evaluating a financial case

- Organisational behaviour and culture

- Organisational structure and operating models

The course uses a mixture of discussions and group and individual exercises to explore the topic areas and, at the end of each section, test questions help participants prepare for the BCS examination. A comprehensive course manual is provided.

Who should attend?

  • Those wishing to acquire a basic level of understanding about business finance and behavioural influences.
  • Those wishing to attain the BCS Certificate in the Commercial Awareness.

This is the updated course previously known as ISEB Organisational Context Included in this certification is a free 12-month BCS Associate membership. Please click here for terms and conditions.

Suitability - Who should attend?

There are no specific pre-requisites for this course

Training Course Content

Financial reporting

  • The balance sheet
  • The income and expenditure statement (profit and loss account)
  • The cash flow statement
  • Financial ratio analysis

Budgeting, costing and pricing

  • Budgets and departmental businesses
  • Cash flow and cash management
  • Costing and pricing

Evaluating a financial case

  • The purpose of building a financial case
  • Techniques for evaluating a financial case:
    • - Payback / breakeven
    • - Discounted cash flow / net present value (DCF/NPV)
    • - Internal rate of return (IRR)

Market analysis and competitive advantage

  • Analysing the business domain
  • Analysing the product / service portfolio
  • Delivering business value

Organisational behaviour and culture

  • What is organisational behaviour?
  • Organisational effectiveness and the balanced business scorecard
  • Understanding and analysing culture

Working in groups

  • Groups and group dynamics
  • Formal and informal groups

Organisational structure

  • Organisation structuring
  • Types of jobs
  • Line, staff and functional responsibilities
  • Formalisation of rules and procedures
  • Centralisation and decentralisation

Operating models

  • Organisation structures and their characteristics
  • Organisational boundaries

Exams & Certification

The BCS exam for the Certificate in Commercial Awareness is included and is taken on the final afternoon.

The exam is a one-hour, multiple-choice paper.

The certificate is a knowledge-based specialist module contributing to the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis.

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