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Program Structure

Learn more about mandatory and optional courses in our program

What is included in program?

SBS Master of Business Administration (MBA) program consists of 6 mandatory courses, you can also choose any number of optional courses for extra fee.

You can start the studies with basic course only, and that would be sufficient for receiving a degree. Moreover, during your studies you may find out your lack of knowledge in other fields and apply for extra courses later. However, if you apply for extra courses from the start you receive a special discount.

What is included in program?

SBS Master of Business Administration (MBA) program consists of 6 mandatory courses and you can also choose any number of optional courses for extra fee.

You can start your studies with basic course only, and that would be sufficient for receiving a degree. Moreover during your studies you may find out that you lack knowledge in other fields and apply for extra courses later. However if you apply to extra courses from the start you will receive special discount.

Mandatory courses

Our basic MBA program consists of 6 courses. You can learn more about each course by clicking on its name.

In this course you will build a foundation of core business skills in marketing, product and project management, finance, accounting, operations and recruiting.

Introduction to Finance, Accounting, Modeling and Valuation

20 credits

In this course you will understand how to create, analyze and forecast an income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement. You will also know how to value companies using several different valuation methodologies so you can come up with target prices for the companies that you are analyzing. You will also know how to analyze financial statements using many different financial ratios/formulas.

Table of Contents

Accounting

  1. Income Statement Analysis
  2. Balance Sheet Analysis
  3. Cash Flow Statement Analysis

Financial Modeling

  1. Introduction and Best Practices
  2. Where Do I Get Historical Data From
  3. Case Study Building a Model for LinkedIn
  4. Financial Model Exercise

Valuation

  1. Introduction and Best Practices
  2. Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)
  3. Price to Revenue
  4. Price to Earnings & Additional Valuation Methodologies
  5. Final Target Price Calculation & TAM Sanity Check
  6. Comparing TAM to the Target Price

Assessing Financials with Formulas

Financial Analysis

20 credits

This course covers several topics, which are fundamental for every aspiring Financial Analyst:

  • Microsoft Excel for Beginner and Intermediate Users: Become Proficient with the world’s #1 productivity software
  • Accounting, Financial Statements, and Financial Ratios: Making Sense of Debits and Credits, Profit and Loss statements, Balance Sheets, Liquidity, Solvency, Profitability, and Growth Financial Ratios
  • Finance Basics: Interest Rates, Financial Math Calculations, Loan Calculations, Time Value of Money, Present and Future Value of Cash Flows
  • Business Analysis: Understanding what drives a Business, Key Items to be Analyzed and their Meaning, the Importance of Industry Cycles, Important Drivers for the Business of Startup, Growth, Mature and Declining Companies, Important Drivers for an Industry
  • Capital Budgeting: Decide whether a company's project is feasible from a financial perspective and be able to compare between different investment opportunities
  • Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginner and Intermediate Users: The #1 tool for visual representation of your work, a necessary skill for every Financial Analyst
Table of Contents

Microsoft Excel

  1. Quick Introduction
  2. Useful Tools
  3. Best Practices That Will Make a Difference
  4. Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Functions
  5. Financial functions in Excel
  6. Practical Exercise Build a P&L From Scratch
  7. Building Professional Charts in Excel
  8. Working with Pivot Tables in Excel

Pivot Tables & Slicers in Practice

Modeling in Excel

  1. Building a complete 3-statement model
  2. Let's build a flexible model with multiple scenarios
  3. We are almost there! Completing the 3-statement model

Accounting

  1. Introduction to Accounting & Bookkeeping
  2. Types of revenues, costs, assets, and liabilities
  3. Revenue recognition
  4. Cost recognition
  5. Understanding the Big Picture Why, What, When, and How Much
  6. The Core Principles of Accounting
  7. Practical Exercise The Accounting Transactions of a Lemonade Stand
  8. Preparing a Cash Flow Statement Understanding Cash Flow Analysis
  9. The Importance of Timing

Advanced Accounting

  1. Trade receivables
  2. Inventory
  3. Fixed Assets
  4. Trade payables
  5. Financial liabilities
  6. Leasing Liabilties
  7. Using leverage
  8. Raising equity, types of equity, and dividend payments

Financial Statement Analysis

  1. An Introduction
  2. Subtleties
  3. Practical Case Study Analyzing P&G's Financials
  4. Tesla exercise

Working Capital Management

Fundamentals of Business & Financial Analysis

Finance

  1. The Time Value of Money and Interest Rate Components
  2. The Value of Cash Flows with Different Timing
  3. Loan Calculations

Capital Budgeting

  1. Basic notions
  2. A Complete Case Study

Practical Case Study

  1. Building a financial planning model

PowerPoint

  1. Introduction to PowerPoint
  2. Tips & Tricks That Will Transform You Into An Advanced User

Digital and Social Media Marketing

20 credits

Along the course you will learn both how you can do a successful marketing on different channels and how you can build a successful business with clear instructions. You will learn how to:

  • Increase sales using any marketing channels & Strategies
  • Get valuable clients, keep them and increase your revenue
  • Learn the psychology of selling and golden strategies
  • Create successful ads that deliver result by increasing sales
Table of Contents

Pro Market Research

Marketing planning

Website

  1. Setup a Website - Low Budget
  2. Pro Website - Setup Fundamentals
  3. Website Essentials
  4. Blogs
  5. Build Your Store
  6. Pro Landing Page
  7. Mailchimp for Wordpress
  8. Website Optimization

SEO

  1. Keyword research
  2. SEO Instructions
  3. Search Engine
  4. Drive Traffic
  5. Advanced SEO

Email Marketing

  1. Capture Email Leads
  2. Mailchimp
  3. GetResponse

Sales Funnel

Copywriting in Marketing

Copywriting For Social Media

Instagram

  1. Build a Pro Profile
  2. Find Potential Followers
  3. Creating Professional Content
  4. Schedule & Caption
  5. Marketing Strategies
  6. Automation
  7. Posting Amount
  8. Story Marketing
  9. Live Streaming
  10. Network effect & cross promotion
  11. Buy and sell
  12. Viral Posts
  13. Posts & Marketing
  14. Ads & Fundamentals
  15. Ads & campaign
  16. Engagement
  17. Engagement to Followers
  18. Followers to Customers

Facebook

  1. Fan Page Optimization
  2. Facebook Marketing Strategies
  3. Group Marketing
  4. Inner Marketing Strategies
  5. Live Streaming Professional
  6. Event Marketing
  7. Ads & Promotion
  8. Retargeting
  9. Advanced Ad & Marketing Strategies

Pinterest

  1. Business Page Optimization
  2. Marketing & Content
  3. Ads

Linkedin

  1. Optimization
  2. Marketing & Business

Youtube Marketing

Twitter Optimization & Marketing

Google Ads & Remarketing

Google Analytics

  1. Fundamentals & Installation
  2. 3 Must have to setup on Google Analytics
  3. Google Analytics read & analyze
  4. Advanced Google Analytics

Cognitive biases

Business Energies - 4 Type of Business Energies

Website Persuasion

Marketing Niche

Digital Marketing Mentality

Social Media Marketing Agency

  1. Forming The Agency
  2. Pricing
  3. Find Clients
  4. Get Clients
  5. Team up
  6. Manage Clients

Work as a Freelancer

Entrepreneurship Mindset

Product Management

20 credits

The demand for Product Management is increasing at an insane rate. More and more companies are finally figuring out how important this discipline and this role is to their success.

In this course we'll teach you the fundamentals, how to apply them, how to develop into an advanced product manager, and finally how to maximize your chances to get a job as a Product Manager.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Product Management

Introduction to Product Development

Ideas and User Needs

Competitive and Market Analysis

Customer Development

Designing and Running Experiments

Conceptualizing the Solution

Metrics for Product Managers - Defining Success and Measuring Results

Building the Product - Project Management for PMs

Working with People and Stakeholders

Technology for Product Managers

What You Should Do to Prepare Yourself for the Job

How to Look for a Job in Product Management

How to Get the Job in Product Management

After You've Got the Job

Project Management

20 credits

In this course you will learn:

  • How to Become a Project Manager and key Project Management skills.
  • Core knowledge and applied skills in Project Management.  
  • To lead a project to success, and how to capitalize on the leadership and behavioral facets to do so.
  • The tools and techniques to manage the comprehensive project management life cycle for a project - from initiation through closing.  
  • To balance the critical tradeoffs of time, cost and scope to meet customer expectations.  
  • The ability to apply best practices across a variety of industries and businesses.  
  • To navigate the social and cultural aspects, legal and regulatory practices, technology and infrastructure that influence projects’ success in the global market.  
  • Practical ways to use project management skills, whether your project is large or small.  
  • Project Management acronyms.
  • The DOs and DON'Ts of Project Management.
Table of Contents

Introduction to Project Management

  1. Project Delivery
  2. The Difference Between Good PMs and Great PMs
  3. Project Management Tips
  4. Project Management Tools
  5. More About Project Management

How to create a complete Plan in 1h

  1. What is your project about
  2. What has to be done in the project
  3. What is your project strategy
  4. Assign duration, responsible and start date

Building a Team

20 credits

In this course we’ll cover:

  • The goals of recruiting and how the process works from start to finish
  • Finding the perfect candidates through existing employees, social networks, and various other places
  • Where to look for talent and which tools can be used to help the process
  • How to conduct effective interviews and select the best candidate for the job
  • Why onboarding is such an important function within your business
  • How to properly evaluate your onboarding process for adjustments and improvements
  • How to evaluate and lead an effective team
  • Bringing teams together through trust and communication
  • How to develop a culture of teamwork within your business
  • And much, much more

By the end of this course, you'll have everything you need to recruit, hire, onboard, and build the best possible team for your organization.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Recruiting talented candidates

Hiring the right person for the job

Onboarding your new employees

Building a cohesive & efficient team

Putting together & managing remote or virtual teams

Optional courses

All the courses below are optional and you can choose any number of them to increase the value of your MBA degree.

Each extra course costs 260$ if you apply for it after you start your basic studies, but for early registration it will cost only 220$ per course if you choose them and pay for it in package with mandatory classes.

Communication Skills

20 credits

Communication Skills are the most important personal skills you can ever develop for your success in life. Life is a series of communications. Those who develop strong communication skills do well in school, secure jobs and promotions and often ascend to the highest levels of leadership in corporations, governments and civic life. People who fail to develop communication skills often have their careers stagnate or plateau in the mid-range.

This course is designed to be a one-stop shop for all your communication skills training needs. This course covers a vast array of communication needs and scenarios, from how to communicate during a job interview, pitching investors, asking for a raise, speaking one on one or to large groups. You will also become a master of persuasion, assertiveness and all aspects of business communication. Your leadership abilities will expand dramatically as your social skills grow to allow you to communicate effectively in every situation.

Table of Contents

You Can Be a Communication Skills Master

Customer Communication Skills For Your Consumer Life

Accomplish Exactly What You Want With Assertive, Persuasive Communication

A Few More Communication Fundamentals and You will Be Ready for Anything

Business Communication Skills for Job Interviews

Workplace Communication You Can Speak Up at Meetings!

Workplace Communication Effectively Deliver Criticism - Business Communication

Listening Skills The Ultimate Business Communication Soft Skill for Leaders

Eliminate Verbal Tics, Uh, Um, Er, Ya Know

Body Language in the Workplace

Using Your Voice As a Communications Tool

Communication Skills for Introducing Yourself

Telephone Business Communication Skills

Assertiveness You Can Be A More Assertive Communicator

Business Communication With Your Boss - How To Ask for a Raise

Business Communication - Deliver the Perfect Elevator Pitch

Storytelling - The MOST Important Communicative Skill

Use PowerPoint for Business Communication, Not As A Sleep Aid

Be Persuasive! Using Your Communication Skills to Persuade

One-On-One Communication Skills

Business Communication Skills for Team Presentations

Communication Skills for Technology Presentations

Financial Business Communication Skills

Sales Presentation Communication Skills for Business

Investor Pitching Presentation Skills

Communication Skills for Speaking to Large Audiences

Communication Skills for Speaking to Foreign Audiences

How to Use a TelePrompTer Effectively

Communication Skills for the Media - Media Training

How to Be a Motivational Speaker

Conquering Your of Public Speaking and Communicating

Data Analysis Essentials Using Excel

10 credits

Every business generates data.  But whether you're able to turn that into useful insights depends on your ability to process, manipulate, and ultimately translate that data.

Whether you're working for a company or running your own, being able to make better decisions requires you to be able to analyze and interpret data.  

What data do you need? How do you prep that data? How do you analyze it to answer specific questions?

In this course, we're going to show you step-by-step, exactly how to do that, by starting with the very basics.  

Table of Contents

Foundations

  1. Getting Acclimated with Excel
  2. Basic Excel Formulas and Functions
  3. Text, TImes, and Dates Data Formats
  4. Introduction to Statistics

Handling Data in Excel

Pivot Tables

Introduction to Charts in Excel

Case Studies

  1. Cryptocurrency Data
  2. Survey Data
  3. The Startup Market
  4. Data Preparation (for Startup Market Data)

Copywriting

5 credits

This course gives you a great amount of proven & tested copywriting tricks to boost the conversion rate of your sales copy. You will learn the art & science of headlines that convert, why headlines can boost your ROI by up to 1800%, how to capture the reader’s attention with a ‘grabber’, and much more.

Table of Contents

The Art & Science Of Headlines That Convert

The Grabber!

Testimonials Done Right

The Life Force 8

Inject Scarcity

How To Research With Amazon

The Power Of Action Words

Showcase Your Value

The Power Of A 90-Days Refund Guarantee

Incorporate Frequently Asked Questions

Probability and Statistics for Business and Data Science

10 credits

This course covers what you need to know about probability and statistics to succeed in business and the data science field! This practical course will go over theory and implementation of statistics to real world problems.

After completing this course you will:

  • Understand the basics of probability
  • Be able to implement basic statistics
  • Understand how to use various statistical distributions
  • Apply statistical methods and hypothesis testing to business problems
  • Understand how regression models work
  • Implement one way and two way ANOVA
  • Understand Chi Squared Tests
  • Be able to understand different types of data
Table of Contents

Data

Probability

Distributions

Statistics

Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

Regression

Chi-Square Analysis

Blockchain and Bitcoin Fundamentals

5 credits

This effective guide will help you understand blockchain and Bitcoin, including more advanced topics such as smart contracts and digital tokens, and will set you well on your way to blockchain and Bitcoin mastery.

You'll learn the key aspects around Blockchain and Bitcoin, including:

  • What is a blockchain?
  • What is Bitcoin?
  • What are smart contracts?
  • What is a cryptocurrency?
  • What are digital tokens?
  • How blockchain and Bitcoin are related and why it's so important to know the relation.
  • Some common misconceptions about blockchain and Bitcoin.
  • What is the future of blockchain?
  • How to get started with Bitcoin

...and much much more!

Table of Contents

Blockchain and Bitcoin Fundamentals

Getting Started with Bitcoin

Build a Virtual Web Design & SEO Team

10 credits

Have you ever wanted to grow your home web design business by building a virtual team?

Wouldn't it be great to have several workers completing your projects for you allowing you to make more money and have more free time?

The good new is, you can take your one person operation and turn it into a full team of workers who will manage projects, work with customers and make your business more profitable.

This course was created for you to actually start setting up your virtual team, not just learn how to do it. As you take this course you'll be asked to complete action steps that will walk you through setting up your team so by the end of this course you will be building your team to dramatically increase your profits.

Table of Contents

Taking Your Web Design and SEO Business to The Next Level

Planning For Growth

Growing Your Business - The Virtual Expansion

How to Effectively Manage Multiple Projects With a Virtual Team

How to Professionally Handle Client Complaints & Fire Bad Clients

Selling Your Web Design and SEO Business

Taking Your Web Design Business to The Next Level

Minimum Viable Product

10 credits

Learn how to take ideas, validate them, and prototype them in one day, without learning how to code. Become a better entrepreneur, product manager, marketer, manager, or small business owner. Learn how experienced entrepreneurs come up with killer ideas and launch them with minimum time invested and with $0 upfront.

Are you ready to take the plunge and finally pursue the business idea of your dreams? Are you sure you have the skills and the time to be successful? Have you heard of the Lean Startup, the product framework that is revolutionizing startups all over the world? This course will teach you the skills that are essential to being a successful entrepreneur.

Table of Contents

Getting lean

Getting even leaner (optional)

Setting up your experiment

Identifying your target market

Competitive analysis

Lean customer development

Creating your pitch experiment

Pitching to soft targets

Upgrading your pitch experiment

Testing your idea against paid traffic

Building a functional MVP

Docs to Go follow along

Logistics and Supply Chains

20 credits

This course will teach you everything you need to know to successfully manage the end-to-end, forward and backward flow of materials and information across your supply chain. Together, we’ll examine the concepts, tactics, and applications of various logistics tools and technologies in order to promote a big-picture understanding that extends well beyond internal operations.  

By the end of this course, you’ll have a valuable and practical skill set that will allow you to create, implement, and oversee the activities of a global supply chain involving suppliers, distributors, and customers world-wide. You’ll know how to consistently adhere to best practices, and you’ll understand the common terminology that’s used in corporate communications. By showing you how to modernise your approach to supply chain management, this course will make it possible to improve your position in the marketplace through the efficient flow of goods and materials from the supplier, to your business, to the customer – and back again.

Table of Contents

1. Supply Chain Management and Logistics Basics

2. Logistics Strategy

3. Supply Chain Integration

4. Demand Management

5. Planning and Controlling the Flow of Materials

6. Managing Capacity

7. Customer Relationship Management

8. Purchasing and Procurement

9. Inventory Management

10. Location Decisions

11. Warehouse Management

12. Global Logistics Operations

13. Transportation

14. Workforce Management

15. Health and Safety Considerations

16. Performance Measurement

17. Risk Management

18. Reverse Logistics

19. Sustainability

20. Link between Finance and Operations

21. Lean Accounting and Productivity Measurement

22. Technology in SCM

23. Project Management

24. Outsourcing

25. Business Process Management

26. Continuous Improvement