BCS Certificate in Organisational Context — A 2 day course
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Organisational Context provides Business Analysts with a firm foundation in the basics of business.
The course examines various types of enterprises, their legal status and the variety of ways that they might be structured.
Key aspects of financial accounting (such as financial ratios) and management accounting (such as investment appraisal) are also considered together with a wide range of legal considerations.
The course demonstrates how the enterprise's structure, objectives and environment help define the role of the business analyst.
Organisational Context is delivered by trainers who bring their substantial experience and practical knowledge to the programme.
The course is exercise based and a comprehensive manual is supplied as part of the course.
This course will enable delegates to:
- Describe the range and type of business organisations in the UK
- Describe the advantages and disadvantages of a range of management structures operated within organisations
- Demonstrate an understanding of the work carried out by key functions found within organisations
- Explain legislative issues affecting information systems
- Understand the range of activities carried out by financial and management accountants
- Apply investment appraisal, costing and cash flow forecasting techniques
Business Analysts, Process Analysts, Change Management Specialists, Business System Architects, IT Project and Programme Management
Those studying towards the BCS Diploma in Business analysis
This course prepares participants to sit the examination for the BCS Professional Certification (ISEB) in Organisational Context.
This involves a one-hour, open book examination that may be taken at the end of the course or at a public examination session.
The certificate in Organisational Context is a specialist module for the Diploma in Business Analysis.
The examination fee is included in the course price.
This course has been retired and is no longer available.
Law and Government
- Criminal and civil law
- The legislative process in the UK
- Public sector organisations
- Private sector organisations
- Not-for-profit organisations
- Start-up organisations
- Business drivers
- Functional divisions within organisations
- Sales and marketing
- Production/service delivery
- The finance function - the role of finance and the use and interpretation of the balance sheet and profit and loss account
- Investment appraisal
- Cash flow forecasts
- Costing approaches
- Fixed and variable costs
- Absorption and marginal costing
- Standard costing
Financial reporting and analysis
- Profit and loss account
- Balance sheet
- Financial ratios
- Software contracts and liability
- Intellectual property rights
- Data protection, privacy and freedom of information
- Internet issues
- Computer misuse