Funded by the Department for the Economy, the online business related courses will upskill and retrain individuals impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ulster University Business School is deeply committed to supporting regional recovery from the current pandemic, ensuring that individuals can transform their careers through having the right skills and capabilities.
There are 200 places available on three courses, which are strategically aligned with emerging skill requirements, bridging skills gaps and building future talent pipelines. The courses provide practical and timely opportunities for those whose job role and / or business has been affected by the pandemic.
Professor Gillian Armstrong, Director of Business Engagement, Ulster University Business School commented: “We are delighted to offer these new online courses to help support individuals and businesses during this difficult time and have made a concerted effort across Departments to respond quickly. The courses provide a unique opportunity for individuals to utilise the unsettled period to gain commercially relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours, whilst gaining confidence and an opportunity to experience new ways of learning collaboratively within education currently”.
Brexit: Soaring cross-border trade shows need for Article 16, says DUP’s Sammy Wilson
Don’t hold off on home heating oil in hopes of price drops, expert urges Northern Ireland consumers
New retirement living development proposed for East Belfast
Crowdfunding campaign to open new board games cafe in Banbridge
Multi-million pound overhaul for Dundonald Ice Bowl
Niamh McBride, Business Development Manager at Tobermore is currently completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Analysis and Consulting.
She said: “As my career in the events industry was halted, the funded DfE programmes with Ulster University Business School couldn’t have come at a better time. The programme has developed my project management and business knowledge and transferred them into an analysis and consultancy framework; helping me explore the how and why of business success and business growth. More recently, I was able to use these skills to move into my current new role in Business Development and the flexible delivery mode means I can still complete the programme. If anything, Covid-19 is giving us all an opportunity to retrain, learn and develop new knowledge and skills, a silver lining to 2020 in my case!”
Business courses available for January 2021 include:
Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development (Understanding International Business)
Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development (Enabling Business Recovery)
Advanced Certificate in Management Practice (Transformational Management in a Digital World)
The Advanced Certificate in Management Practice (Transformational Management in a Digital World) was designed in collaboration with Digital DNA and Belfast Metropolitan College to meet the evolving needs of NI companies. The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated both the speed and scale of technological adoption with tech led solutions on the rise across many sectors. This unique course arms students with the skills and attributes needed to grow and succeed.
Simon Bailie, CEO at Digital DNA said: “Digital technology is at the forefront of every aspect of our professional and personal lives and the global pandemic has accelerated the digital workplace. To create value in the new dynamic world of work, it is critical managers are digitally prepared to lead change and growth in fast-paced digital environments. Leveraging emerging technologies will help current and future leaders adapt to the challenges and opportunities facing all businesses, and the UUBS programme will provide the workforce with the tools and knowledge to respond effectively in a digital word. Combining academic and industry expertise, this is an excellent opportunity for individuals to gain access to leading edge thinking and practice.”
For course details, eligibility requirements and how to apply please visit:www.ulster.ac.uk/upskill/business
Applications are now open, closing December 14.
A message from the Editor:
Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.
In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news on this free-to-read site, I am asking you to also please purchase a copy of our newspaper whenever you are able to do so.
Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. But being your eyes and ears comes at a price. So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis.
With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspaper when you can safely.
You can also enjoy unlimited access to the best news from across Northern Ireland and the UK by subscribing to newsletter.co.uk
With a digital subscription, you can read more than five articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content. Visit https://www.newsletter.co.uk/subscriptions now to sign up.