Human Resource Measurements and Workforce Analytics

Course Description Human Resource Measurements and Workforce Analytics is designed to improve human resource decision-making skills by helping human resource professionals fulfill their promise of becoming strategic business partners. HR professionals will learn to link HR initiatives and results to firm performance by applying HR analytics to a broad spectrum of human capital activities....

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Competition and Industry Analysis Techniques

Course Description Business managers now face an even greater challenge in managing an ever-keen competitive landscape which more than ever before comes in many different forms and from a great variety of competitors. Success in positioning the business organization as well as in effectively optimizing decisions on the correct allocation of resources, and in deciding what an acceptable level of...

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Business Optimization Techniques

Course Description Optimization models and methods play an increasingly important role in decision making. Many problems in finance, marketing, logistics and supply chain management are now routinely and efficiently solved using modern optimization techniques. Optimization models allow management to structure a problem, identify and evaluate its determinants and solution options, and select the...

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Building a Data-driven Organization

Course Description How do you create a data-driven organization? What does it take to create a company that makes evidence-based decisions and involves a broad swathe of employees vested in data capture, metric design and analysis? Becom­ing data-driven requires more than just tools or tech­nol­ogy — it requires sup­port­ing processes and peo­ple. Too often com­pa­nies obtain the nec­es­sary...

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A firm-level path to Africa’s prosperity

By Nnanyelugo Ike-Muonso The firms are, without a doubt, the powerhouses of prosperity. As the centre core for the creation of output, it provides wage income for members of the household. Through commercial exchanges and economic interconnectedness, they create other income-making opportunities for many business units. It also gives the government the fiscal power to carry out obligations and...

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Poverty in Africa

In comparison to other regions of the world, Africa is the land of the poor. According to the UNDP multidimensional poverty statistics, 46% of sub-Saharan Africa live below $1.9 per day while 43.4% live below the national poverty line. Like the compounding law of prosperity, poverty begets poverty. The poor appear to be constrained within the poverty ecosystem unless a radical external factor...

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