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Centre for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning

Upcoming Courses: August - November 2022


Welcome to the Centre for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning (CPDLL). The CPDLL at The UWI, Cave Hill Campus is committed to providing professional development and lifelong learning opportunities in a diverse range of interest areas for adult learners in the workplace and the global community. We invite you to peruse the below list of upcoming short courses and postgraduate modules, and pursue the course(s) you need to advance your skills. 

NB: If a date is not listed for your course of interest, you are encouraged to enrol in the course, in order to be added to the waiting list. 

NB: Select Face to Face courses are currently available with Early Bird rates.




 
Business Analytics

Business Analytics

The ability to use data effectively to drive rapid, precise and profitable decisions has been a critical strategic advantage of companies such as Apple, Google and Walmart. Business and data analytics are therefore integral to modern management and graduates with business analytics skills are in increasing demand.  This course introduces you to the field of business analytics. Using real-world case studies, this course will enable you to develop skills in analyzing business situations.  You will also learn how to identify and evaluate opportunities in which business analytics can be used to support the decision-making process and improve performance. The triad of descriptive analytics, predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics will be covered.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face Online

 

Data Analytics using Microsoft Excel (Intermediate)

Data Analytics using Microsoft Excel (Intermediate)

Microsoft Excel is used by many businesses, but few are maximizing its analytical capabilities to support business decision-making. This course develops an intermediate level of competence in the advanced features of Microsoft Excel.  On completion, you will be able to use Microsoft Excel to produce information that can support the decision-making process, as well as to automate necessary but tedious tasks required in an organizational setting, resulting in time and cost efficiencies. Topics such as the application of statistics in business and how to present data in both graphical and tabular format for immediate transfer of information to support the decision-making process will be addressed.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face ONLINE

 

Workplace and Community Counselling Skills

Workplace and Community Counselling Skills

Effective counselling and psychosocial support can help vulnerable individuals past challenges such as stress, distress, planned violence, the breakdown of relationships, challenges, suicide and burnout. This course is designed to equip individuals who, as a consequence of community or work related roles, are often called on to offer emotional support, but have no formal training in mental health or counselling. You will take away a practical counselling tool kit, and be positioned to transition to advanced training in counselling.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face ONLINE

 

Strategic Logistics and Supply Chain Management for non-LCSM professionals

Strategic Logistics and Supply Chain Management for non-LCSM professionals

Logistical (movement of goods from manufacturer to final consumer) expertise creates cost efficiencies which can be passed on as reduced prices/increased value to consumers. Effective supply chain management, (the management of relationships between supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer) also creates value that can generate competitive advantage for every member of the supply chain. This course presents the strategic role of logistics and supply chain management by examining the practice of logistics and supply chain management, as well as the link between logistics and supply chain strategy and overall corporate and marketing strategy. In summary, this course is intended to strengthen the internal coordination between the LSCM function and other functions within corporations, as well as equip you with the skills to maximise supply chains to achieve competitive advantage.


Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face  ONLINE

 

 

Management Skills for New Supervisors

Management Skills for New Supervisors

Making the transition from individual contributor to supervisor can be challenging. This seminar is designed to provide you with techniques and skills to enhance your effectiveness as supervisors. Using a series of hands-on exercises, you will learn to communicate expectations, motivate team members, hold people accountable, coach for performance improvement, provide feedback, plan for development, and effectively manage your time, priorities and projects.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

New Venture Management and Business Planning

New Venture Management and Business Planning

Starting one’s own business has taken on critical importance in our increasingly turbulent economic and workplace environments. Additionally, training in business planning and new venture management has been proven as instrumental in transforming small single owner/family businesses into high growth/high yield ventures. This course addresses the role of market and customer analyses in business planning and takes you through the paces of business plan development and preparation. It also considers the modes of new venture ownership and strategies for growing entrepreneurial enterprises.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face Online

 

Strategic Planning in the Public Sector

Strategic Planning in the Public Sector

The most successful public sectors and governmental institutions are those that are open to adopting the methodologies, strategies and tactics of leading private sector firms, albeit in a socially sensitive and developmentally appropriate manner. This course will seek to develop critical competencies in the strategic formulation and execution in the public sector, borrowing from contemporary strategic planning models (e.g. Balanced Scorecard Framework). It will address the critical training needs in strategic planning by providing a practical, easy-to-follow approach to building strategic plans, identifying and measuring Key Performance Indicators and guiding the implementation of these plans throughout the organization.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Brand Management

Brand Management

Effective brand management entails the creation of a distinctive and lasting impression in the minds of customers and prospects while enhancing market share and profit.  This course addresses the issues confronting the modern-day brand manager and introduces you to the key elements of brand management including brand positioning and communication, brand equity, brand auditing, measuring the financial impact of branding and marketing decisions and engaging with brand stakeholders.  

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face  ONLINE

 

Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing

Digital marketing is fast becoming one of the primary ways which businesses market themselves, and it has become critical that firms are at the forefront of online marketing in order to keep up with the competition. As such, digital marketing professionals are increasingly sought after. In this cutting-edge course, you will gain an introductory knowledge of the latest theories and discourse in the ever-changing digital marketing landscape and be able to critique digital marketing channels and provide recommendations based upon this critique. You will learn how to develop an implementable and SMART digital strategy; how to optimize management of social and digital channels, and how to develop individualized customer profiles for better targeting.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face ONLINE

 

Marketing Strategy

Marketing Strategy

Businesses thrive when they actively seek to understand customers and develop strategies and tactics to capture their attention and secure their loyalty. This course focuses on the development of winning marketing strategies for the modern-day marketplace. The core content includes market analysis; brand/product strategies; service marketing strategies; distribution & logistics strategies; Integrated Marketing Communications strategies; and pricing strategies. These strategies will be examined as they relate to customers and competitors.


Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face  ONLINE

 

Retail Marketing

Retail Marketing

Successful retailers work to ensure that their customers get the right products at the right prices, at the right time and in the best condition possible. In order to ensure consumer satisfaction and loyalty, retailers must also effectively manage their own brands through the appearance, atmospherics and customer service culture of their establishments. This course provides retail business owners, retail managers, retails supervisors and marketing and sales personnel working in the retail environment, with the fundamentals of effective retail marketing and includes insights into how retail marketing activities can be more smoothly and profitably aligned to the logistics and supply chain management functions.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face ONLINE

 

ACCA F5 – Performance Management

ACCA F5 – Performance Management

The syllabus for F5, Performance Management, builds on the knowledge gained in Paper F2, Management Accounting. It seeks to examine your understanding of how to manage the performance of a business. It also prepares you for  more specialist capabilities which are covered in P5 Advanced Performance Management.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-FaceONLINE

 

ACCA F6-Taxation

ACCA F6-Taxation

The syllabus for F6, taxation, introduces candidates to the subject of taxation and provides the core knowledge of the underlying principles and major technical areas of taxation as they affect the activities of individuals and businesses.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face ONLINE

 

ACCA F9- Financial Management

ACCA F9- Financial Management

The syllabus for F9, Financial Management, is designed to equip you with the skills that would be expected from a finance manager responsible for the finance function of a business. It prepares you for more advanced and specialist study in Paper P4, Advanced Financial Management.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face ONLINE

 

Health Promotion

Health Promotion

This course provides a general overview of health education and health promotion, its principles, scope and practice through a determinants-based approach. It will stimulate awareness of the current global public health issues and the relevance of health promotion strategies to these issues.

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Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended
 

 

Accounting for Managerial Decision Making

Accounting for Managerial Decision Making

Business owners are faced with countless decisions on a daily basis. Managerial accounting information is a key tool used to inform these decisions. By leveraging this powerful tool, managers are able to provide a data-driven look at how to make businesses more successful and stay ahead of competitors. This course serves to equip delegates with the critical accounting skills needed to do just this. By building delegates’ accounting skills as it relates to the use of accounting information for decision making, this course will enable delegates to take advantage of career opportunities in accounting as well as other areas of management.  

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended
 

 

Corporate Finance

Corporate Finance

The modern corporation faces fierce competition not only in the product markets, but the capital markets as well. Accordingly, knowing how to create and maximize a company’s value is an essential tool for finance professionals. This course therefore seeks to help delegates develop the analytical skills needed for determining and enhancing the value of a firm.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended
 

 

Health Care Systems

Health Care Systems

It is recognised that health care systems are becoming increasingly complex, requiring innovative and transformative approaches to management and leadership. This course explores the management of two key types of resources: people and non-people resources including, finances and information. It challenges the notion about the differences between leadership and management and examines the legal and ethical frameworks which underpin management in healthcare system resources.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended
 

 

Equity & Fixed Income Securities

Equity & Fixed Income Securities

It is key for today’s finance professional to have a working knowledge of the benefits and the pitfalls of both equities and fixed incomes, in order to sufficiently advise investors in the future. As such, this course aims to provide this knowledge. In the area of Equities, delegates will be exposed to various valuation methods, financial statement analysis, technical analysis and portfolio management. In terms of Fixed income securities, delegates will be exposed to the basic analytics of fixed-income securities, forward rates, term structure theories, immunization and understanding the effects of various embedded options. 

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended
 

 

Alternative Investments

Alternative Investments

Alternative Investments have grown tremendously over the past two decades and have been receiving increased attention among institutional investors. Hence, the objective of this course is to introduce delegates to alternative assets and the role they play as part of a diversified investment portfolio. Delegates will explore a variety of alternative investments including hedge funds, private equity, commodities, managed futures and real estate. The course will also cover operations, trading strategies, risk management, and performance measures of hedge funds.  

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​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended

 

Introduction to Business Analytics

Introduction to Business Analytics

In an environment of increasingly faster growing data volumes, business analytics is becoming an even more critical capability for enterprises of all types and sizes. Business analytics is therefore an integral part of modern management, and as a result, graduates with skills in business analytics are increasingly in-demand in the job market. This course introduces delegates to the field of business analytics, an area of business administration that considers the extensive use of data, methods, and fact based management to support and improve decision making. Topics to be covered are inclusive of: the evolution of business analytics, descriptive analytics, predictive analytics, and prescriptive analytics.  

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Environmental Health

Environmental Health

The environment has been identified as a key determinant of health. This course is focused on helping delegates to acquire a sound working knowledge and to develop the skills that underpin effective management of current and emergent developments in environmental health. It introduces the learner to the philosophical constructs that underpin environmental health, in particular the inter- connectedness between humans and the environment and the resulting impact on health at the local and global level.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Data Preparation and Visualization

Data Preparation and Visualization

Data gathering is often a tedious and arduous job. Once gathered, it typically includes mistakes, omissions, and inconsistencies that can significantly distort the results of data analysis. As a result, data preparation is an inevitable and vital step that needs to be carried out before analysing any large dataset. The goal of this course therefore is to introduce delegates to different tools and techniques designed for collecting data and preparing them for further analysis. The course will cover: obtaining data from the web, APIs, and databases in various formats, detecting errors in large datasets, and the basics of data cleaning.  

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Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended
 

 

Data Mining 1 – Supervised Learning

Data Mining 1 – Supervised Learning

Data mining is a key method for extracting hidden information and knowledge from large volumes of digital data. This course in data mining will therefore prepare delegates to be competent in the world of “Big Data”. It will help delegates develop a good understanding of the basic concepts, principles and techniques of data mining, and equip them with the skills necessary to process large datasets and solve data science problems using data mining tools and systems. Topics to be covered include: decision trees, support vector machines, neural networks, naïve bayes, ensemble methods, and kernel methods.  

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended
 

 

Database Design and Management

Database Design and Management

Database design and management skills are vital to enable efficient storage and extraction of large volumes of digital data.  This course will enable delegates to develop a good understanding of the basic concepts, principles and techniques of database design and management, and equip them with the skills necessary to analyse, design, and develop well-structured relational databases. In particular, delegates will learn data modelling using entity-relationship diagrams and will use database management systems (DBMS) to gain an appreciation of the concepts and practical applications of database management.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Digital Analytics

Digital Analytics

This course is designed to develop students’ conceptual and practical understanding of how to utilize digital data to drive business success. Specifically, it will expose students to an array of the most current digital analytics tools and methods as well as to the technical information necessary to: obtain and analyse digital data, turn data into insights and communicate insights into actionable recommendations. Upon completion of this course, students will be equipped with the skills necessary to implement digital analytics in an organizational context in order to support and achieve both strategic and tactical business objectives.

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Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended
 

 

Project Financing

Project Financing

Developing nations like most Caribbean territories utilize international sources of financing for funding large projects such as infrastructural projects. These projects therefore require crucial evaluation given the financial risk and other risks projects may face. Project financing has therefore become a critical area of study given that it is the preferred method of funding large scale projects in both developed and developing nations alike, and as such, is a crucial knowledge area required by project managers and, by extension, any professional working on projects within their organization. This course will focus on understanding the rationale for project financing, how to prepare the financial plan, assess the risks, design the financing mix, and raise the funds for projects.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Gender Analysis for Development Policy and Planning

Gender Analysis for Development Policy and Planning

Drawing on feminist critiques of development, this course examines the production of unequal relations of gender, racialization and other forms of social stratification in the development process.  Its objective is to examine, evaluate and guide practitioners in the use of gender mainstreaming approaches, gender analysis models and gender planning tools. During this course, delegates will be exposed to a range of case studies and experienced practitioners in the field.  

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended
 

 

Project Procurement and Contract Management

Project Procurement and Contract Management

This course examines the basic principles and methods for contracting, procurement and disbursement involved in Project Management. Delegates will explore the processes used to procure goods, works, services, as well as acquire resources for completion and fulfilment of requirements of projects funded by international financial institutions.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Strategic Human Resource Management

Strategic Human Resource Management

The emergence of a knowledge economy and society has contributed to the growing recognition that human resources now represent a critical investment that must be strategically managed to ensure success in an increasingly turbulent global marketplace.  This course identifies how human resource management can gain credibility as a new strategic business partner and give credence to the often-quoted statement that ‘people are our most important asset’. The evolution of strategy and models of strategic human resource management form a substantive element in the course which also examines changing labour markets configurations.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Social, Economic, Political, Environmental Impact Assessment

Social, Economic, Political, Environmental Impact Assessment

In many parts of the world, social and environmental impact studies are now a prerequisite in developmental project applications. Decision makers therefore need data to determine which programs or policies would be most beneficial to society. Social and environmental impact assessment is a course designed to address the aforementioned issues. In this course, delegates will engage in an in- depth study and practice of key quantitative and qualitative methodologies that enable project management professionals and programme evaluators to determine the impact a proposed project will have, to evaluate whether a project in progress is on track to achieve its estimated impact, and/or to evaluate whether a completed or terminated project has achieved its promised impact.

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Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended
 

 

Recruitment and Selection

Recruitment and Selection

Employees are a vital part in determining the success of a business. Finding the best employees for each position requires strong recruitment strategies because top talent is hard to find. This Recruitment and Selection course provides delegates with an understanding of recruitment and selection methods and processes. The role of recruitment and selection is examined in this course, in relation to an organization’s overall profitability or viability.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Project Evaluation

Project Evaluation

In this course, delegates will study the critical assumptions underpinning qualitative approaches to evaluation: design and social, survey projects; advanced methods for data collection and analysis; reporting; confidentiality of delegates; ethics of qualitative inquiry. In addition, delegates will examine quantitative methods of inquiry, including input-output analysis; linear and nonlinear programming; goal programming; proportions; analysis of social survey data; linear equations and functions; multivariate and other statistical techniques.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Strategic Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality

Strategic Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality

Tourism is considered the world’s fastest growing industry. With the importance of tourism in global terms, there is increasing competition among destinations and tourism products. Being front of mind with the travelling consumer is therefore paramount for any destination and its tourism product suppliers. Strategic marketing becomes more critical with increasing competition and the ability to market successfully takes both knowledge and skill. This module therefore focusses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for effective marketing and management of tourism by drawing extensively on the relevant theory essential to understanding this sector. This module also examines the strategic marketing planning process, recognizing marketing as an integral management component due to the competitive nature of the sector.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Performance Management

Performance Management

When performance management is systematically and effectively executed and sustained over the long term, it raises the organization’s standard of excellence and improves both individual and organizational performance. Therefore, this course provides delegates with both the context and foundations of performance assessment and management. Moreover, it will provide delegates with an appropriate understanding of the strategic and practical application of performance management systems. Furthermore, it will increase the student’s skill levels in performance assessment and management.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Human Resource Development

Human Resource Development

In today’s ever-changing environment, Human Resource Development (HRD) is more important than ever. For those organizations seeking not only to survive, but to maximize operational effectiveness, and succeed in this fast-paced, highly dynamic, and increasingly global economy, the development of their most important asset (their employees) must be a key task in their organizational strategy. This course will introduce delegates to the principles and concepts related to HRD in organizations. We will explore how globalization is impacting on the ways we develop our people in organizations and the current trends in the field of HRD. Special emphasis will be on challenges facing Caribbean managers and explore possible solutions to problems.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Marketing Management and Strategy

Marketing Management and Strategy

This course focuses on strategic marketing decision-making skills and best practices in the marketing arena in order to develop capable marketing personnel who have potential for growth. The core content includes analyzing markets; target marketing; planning techniques; marketing mix strategies, and implementation and control strategies. Specific attention is placed on strategic management principles that are pertinent to the marketing management process.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Service Quality in Hospitality & Tourism

Service Quality in Hospitality & Tourism

This course will examine the many aspects of service quality as it relates to management, operations, human resources management, competitiveness, technology, and customer/guest satisfaction, all within the context of the Hospitality and Tourism industry. It draws upon the delegate’s wide range of basic disciplines to provide the fundamental knowledge and skills that are required to fulfil the diverse demands placed upon individuals in management positions within the hospitality and tourism industry.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Marketing Research

Marketing Research

In the changing global market, maintaining a competitive edge is crucial for the survival of all businesses. Regardless of whether it is a starting business or a business in the process of expanding, market research provides business owners with access to accurate, timely and relevant information that is instrumental in making better strategic decisions, avoiding costly mistakes, and ultimately, successfully growing their businesses. This course is designed to equip delegates with the skills to be critical consumers and users of marketing research data, to undertake their own research studies (both qualitative and quantitative) and to conduct analysis of marketing research data.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended
 

 

Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management

Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management

This module on Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management will introduce delegates to the key concepts, definitions and tools to bring hazard sensitivity in the formulation of policy, programmes and services in which they are likely to be engaged. Further, it will familiarize them with initiatives and strategies for disaster loss reduction in Caribbean tourism.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended
 

 

Services Marketing

Services Marketing

This course explores the core 8 “P” concepts in services marketing, and the tools used by marketers in the creation of service marketing strategies, tactics and plans. The course is broken into four overarching areas; Understanding Service Markets, Products & Customers; Building the Service Model; Managing the Customer Interface; and Implementing Profitable Service Strategies. To complement these areas the facilitator also incorporates case studies and local/ regional “best practices”.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Sports and Events Management

Sports and Events Management

Sports events attract large crowds, media attention and considerable corporate investment; they help to create national identity, are important to a country’s tourism appeal and can be a catalyst for host city legacies of new venues, regeneration and municipal infrastructure. The aim of the Sport and Event Management module is to provide the delegate with the opportunity to develop a critical appreciation of the role of planning, bidding, funding, implementing and creating a legacy of sport events.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Events Operation Management

Events Operation Management

Event operations is increasingly being used to provide new revenue streams and profits for a wide range of hospitality and tourism businesses. Businesses are therefore being challenged by competitors and industry demands to better utilise space, manpower and other expensive resources to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. Growing specialist skills in event operations management therefore becomes critical if tourism destinations and/or hospitality organisations are to increase profits through this activity. The module introduces a range of event operations management models and techniques and considers the importance of quality management through the process. The module will demonstrate how theoretical understanding can be applied and help aid the operational planning and implementation of events.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Sport Policy and Development

Sport Policy and Development

Sport policy and development (TOUR 6160) seeks to provide the framework for understanding the development and management of sports within the national context; and its implications for tourism and sport development. In particular, the course considers how the administrative structures and policy agenda of various governments have supported (or not) the development of sports.

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Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended
 

 

Health Management III (Human Resources for Health)

Health Management III (Human Resources for Health)

This course is designed to introduce delegates to the general concepts of human resources development with specific focus on the human resources management within the health sector. It will provide a general orientation to the subject matter where delegates will be presented with an overview of the situation of Human Resources for Health from global and regional perspectives. Delegates will therefore gain sound knowledge on topics including organizational development, health sector reform, strategic planning of human resources, and the identification of various functions and stakeholders of human resources management in the health sector.

​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended
 

 

Developing Your Emotional Intelligence: Essential Tools to Position Yourself for Personal, Team, and Workplace Success

Developing Your Emotional Intelligence: Essential Tools to Position Yourself for Personal, Team, and Workplace Success

Emotional intelligence is a key competency required for employees to possess, as it leads to productive relationships and a successful workplace. This course will therefore focus on the practical applications of emotional intelligence, by focussing on the skills needed to develop self-awareness, manage emotions in difficult situations and enhance workplace relationships. Additionally, this course will seek to help delegates understand their own emotions, as well as the emotions of others so that they will be able to communicate effectively with those they work with and make better decisions within their organisation.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Android Development

Android Development

The course will present students with a comprehensive overview of Android programming concepts and the best practices for Android mobile application development. Students will learn how to use object-oriented analysis and design (OOAD) concepts, design patterns and architectural strategies to create mobile applications for the evolving Android market. Students pursuing careers in mobile application development, IT management or IT consulting will benefit from this course. This course will be delivered using a combination of interactive lectures, online and face-to-face discussions and laboratories. This course replaces COMP 6107 Android Development Environment.

 

Big Data Analytics

Big Data Analytics

This course examines the theoretical and practical techniques used in the analysis of large data sets. It covers data collection, data pre-processing, predictive, prescriptive and descriptive analytics as well as social network analytics. The course will facilitate discussion of case studies that involve big data analytics including fraud detection, web analytics and recommender systems. This course targets students who intend to pursue careers as data scientists work in the field of data analytics. Due to the data and technology intensive nature of the material, this course will be delivered primarily through face-to-face instruction and hands-on lab sessions.

 

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

The course exposes students to the important concepts, technologies and architectures that form the cloud computing paradigm. Topics that will be covered in this course include: fundamental concepts and models, cloud enabling technology, cloud infrastructure mechanisms, cloud security mechanisms, cost metrics and pricing models and service quality metrics and SLAs. Students who are pursuing careers as application developers, a web developers, or a system administrators; or those desirous of fostering a clear understanding of cloud computing, as well as the ability to clearly articulate the business case for cloud computing will benefit from this course. The delivery mechanisms used for this course include face-to-face lectures, online and in-class discussions, class presentations and hands-on labs.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended
 

 

Enterprise Architecture Modelling

Enterprise Architecture Modelling

This course equips students with the knowledge, tools and techniques used in modelling enterprise systems. It will cover topics that include: an introduction to enterprise architecture; governance instruments; architecture methods and frameworks; description languages like BPMN and UML; enterprise modelling; viewpoint design and visualization; architecture analysis and alignment. This course targets students pursuing careers in IT as developers, architects, project/team leaders, project managers, IT managers or IT consultants. Students currently holding, occupying, or who aspire to undertake team lead, architect or management positions will immediately benefit from this course. Course delivery will be realised through face-to-face interactive lectures, online and in-class discussions and hands-on lab sessions.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended
 

 

Enterprise Information Systems

Enterprise Information Systems

This course presents an overview of all aspects on information systems in the enterprise. Topics to be covered include: managing in a digital world, managing information system infrastructures, gaining the competitive edge using information systems; developing information systems and using big data and analytics. This course is for students who want a strong foundation in developing IT systems as well as the ability to clearly articulate the business case for its adoption. It is also for students seeking a career path in application development, IT management, project management, software testing and security. The course will be delivered using face-to-face lectures, online and in-class discussions, class presentations and hands-on labs.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended
 

 

iOS Development

iOS Development

The course will address issues ranging from generic good design and programming principles to test-driven mobile development using Swift. Apple’s guidelines for application development and design will also be examined. Students pursuing careers in mobile application development, Web development, mobile computing or IT consulting will benefit from this course. The material for this course will be delivered using a combination of interactive lectures, online and face-to-face discussions and laboratories.

This course replaces COMP 6109 iOS Development Environment

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended
 

 

Web Technologies

Web Technologies

This course equips students with the tools they need to start the Web development process that is part of implementing e-Business/e-Commerce solutions. They will learn about Web site development, the tools used to create flexible and responsive websites and the fundamentals of Web application design and development. Students pursuing careers in Web application development, content management and curation, software development or web site design, will benefit from this course. The delivery mechanisms used for this course include face-to-face lectures, online and in-class discussions, class presentations and hands-on labs.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended

 

Introduction to Cybersecurity

Introduction to Cybersecurity

With the increasing dependence on the Internet for economic growth, countries throughout the world are paying particular attention to the security of those online assets and related resources. As a result, there has been a rapid increase in the demand for human resource capacity in the area of cybersecurity. Therefore, this course seeks to provide delegates with an understanding of the basics of Cybersecurity.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face ONLINE

 

An Introduction to Technology Entrepreneurship

An Introduction to Technology Entrepreneurship

This course introduces students to concepts of technology entrepreneurship through a study of entrepreneurs who commercialized high-technology products. It explains why poor developing countries consider the COT so important and exposes students to the process of creating a new venture, different types of ventures, and the models, theories, instruments and mechanisms of technology entrepreneurs. This course also introduces students to fundamental financial and management principles needed for technology based entrepreneurs.


​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended

 

 

Businesss Opportunity Development

Businesss Opportunity Development

This course teaches students how to identify and evaluate potential business opportunities, as well as evaluate and create business plans for high technology ventures. By the end of the course the student, as a part of a group, will have created a business plan for a new venture.


Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended

 

Business Leadership for Technology Entrepreneurs

Business Leadership for Technology Entrepreneurs

The course provides students with the opportunity to:
  • Develop a range of skills to enable them to relate to, connnect with and influence people and other entities within- and associated with- the technology start-up.
  • Develop the business acument necessary to maximize the likelihood of success in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Develop an awareness of social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility by challenging students to become champions for socially responsible businesses to build our evolving societies.


On completing this course students will be able to forge and maintain strong working relationship with everyone involved in their technology start-up in order to move the business forward with the best technology expertise, have and understanding of the goals of their start-up and adopt a targeted approach to the overall competitive landscape.

 

Advance Trade In Services

Advance Trade In Services

This course introduces students to the rules based system governing international trade in services, the ongoing negotiations for greater liberalization of depth and scope of services at the multilateral, regional and bilateral levels as well as recent development and trends shaping the landscape for traded services.Specific comparative analysis will be made to the negotiation, formulation and operation of the rules governing services in various fora. Attention would be paid to the powerful influences on patterns of trade. This would include rapid technological advances that propel the rise of FinTech, servicification, global value chains as well as international organisations and groupings such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Union (EU)


​​Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended

 

Market Access – Trade in Goods

Market Access – Trade in Goods

The course introduces students to the substantive provisions of trade law relating to market access for trade in goods. In particular, students will acquire a thorough understanding of the role of tariffs in international trade; the rules pertaining to the application of tariffs, other duties and charges and non-tariff barriers to market access and the implications of these rules for Caribbean countries. Students will also acquire skills in interpreting the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System which is widely used to indicate the outcomes of market access negotiations on tariffs and rules of origin. By the end of the course students will be expected to apply the knowledge and skills acquired to analyse actual and hypothetical Caribbean trade policies and instruments including the CARICOM Common External Tariff and Rules of Origin.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended
 

 

Intellectual Property, Innovation and International Trade Policy

Intellectual Property, Innovation and International Trade Policy

This course focuses on the role and significance of intellectual property rights in the global trading system. Specific attention will be paid to understanding the role of innovation in development, particularly for small economies.  Intellectual property rights are key elements of existing and proposed regional and bilateral trade agreements in which CARICOM states are involved. Thus, regional trade practitioners should understand how intellectual property rights located within International trade agreements can improve trade competitiveness.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended
 

 

International Negotiations & Policy

International Negotiations & Policy

This module is designed to be an intensive practical workshop to assist students to develop negotiating skills in the international trading arena.  The goal of this course is to provide students with a grounding in the fundamentals of interest-based negotiation principles and techniques. A collateral goal is to provide students with exposure to negotiation, mediation and dispute resolution scenarios that will provide a basis for understanding of government and private sector interests, roles, and practical techniques in trade negotiations.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face, Online, HyFlex or Blended
 

 

Essentials of Corporate Governance

Essentials of Corporate Governance

This course provides an overview of the essentials of effective corporate governance, making it ideal for professionals looking to deepen their knowledge of corporate governance. It will provide delegates with an understanding of the key governance principles and approaches that will aid organizations in meeting both their needs and their stakeholder expectations. The syllabus examines key corporate governance concepts such as ethics, risk management and the role of Boards in governance, while providing practical advice on achieving compliance and best practices.


Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION - FOUNDATION

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION - FOUNDATION

This course was created for individuals who are interested in learning how embracing digital technology and data management practices can transform their organizations. They will be provided with an overview of the digital transformation process and how it can increase efficiency, drive productivity and allow their organizations to stay competitive.  Participants will include those who are curious about the digital transformation process and who understand that it is an inevitable process that all organizations must undergo.
 

 

Digital Business

Digital Business

The Digital Business course is designed to introduce delegates to the latest trends in the digital environment by providing knowledge of key technologies and how to apply theoretical and practical methods to leverage such technologies effectively, efficiently and purposefully. This short course will examine digital business, digital strategy, global entrepreneurship, web architecture, digital entrepreneurship, digital social enterprise and charities, digital communications, digital innovation, privacy, and security. Whether the delegates’ aim is to launch their own digital start-up, support the growth of existing digital businesses or become a consultant in this cutting-edge field, this short course will provide all the necessary skills, knowledge and expertise in order to succeed in the growing Caribbean and global digital economy.

Mode of Delivery: ONLINE
 

 

E-Logistics

E-Logistics

This short course seeks to provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of established and emerging technological developments in the field of e-Logistics. The course integrates theory and real-world firm focus and cases to develop delegates’ application of theory to real world settings and issues. The topics to be covered in this course include but are not limited to transportation, warehousing, inventory management, global logistics and forward logistics. By the end of the short course, delegates will understand how the principles of supply chain logistics interact with ICTs to help businesses achieve improved productivity and how they act as a source competitive advantage.


Mode of Delivery: ONLINE

 

Entrepreneurial Mindset

Entrepreneurial Mindset

This short course will focus on the nature of enterprise and entrepreneurship. It will equip delegates with the skills and tools to identify, assess and act on business opportunities in a variety of contexts, settings and organisations.
 

 

Retail Logistics

Retail Logistics

Within the retail sector, there are large volumes of goods which need to be systematically moved until they are delivered to the wider customer base. Retail logistics is the process of managing the flow of this merchandise from the source of supply to the customer. This course will provide an overview of the retail logistics process.


Mode of Delivery: ONLINE

 

Delivery Logistics

Delivery Logistics

This logistics course introduces students to various aspects of delivery transport, and how these fit into the broader logistics function. Furthermore, this course focuses on the day-to-day operation of delivery and transport logistics within a global strategic framework. It facilitates students’ understanding of key transport systems and processes while introducing them to key logistics management tools.


Mode of Delivery: ONLINE

 

Biosecurity: More than meets the Eye

Biosecurity: More than meets the Eye

The short course will seek to develop critical competencies in the scientific and practical understanding of biosecurity redefined to the Caribbean context. These competencies will range from: understanding the basic biosecurity terminology, applying suitable tools to analyse varied biosecurity issues, practical application of biosecurity impacts on animal and human health, economy, trade, financial sector, tourism, environment and border security, and the application of potential methods to mitigate against these impacts.
 

 

[Biosecurity] Living A Wild Life Part 1: Illicit Wildlife Trade, Money Laundering and Border Security

[Biosecurity] Living A Wild Life Part 1: Illicit Wildlife Trade, Money Laundering and Border Security

The short course will seek to develop critical competencies in the scientific and practical understanding of biosecurity implications associated with wildlife hunting, wildlife trade and consumption and zoonotic disease transmission in financial sector, legal, animal health, environmental management and border security professionals.  These competencies will range from understanding the basic terminology, the critical nature of these human activities, the negative impacts on the economy, trade, financial sector, agriculture, tourism and border security, and the potential methods to mitigate against these impacts.
 

 

Strategic Business Reporting

Strategic Business Reporting

 This course will seek to explore, apply and evaluate the concepts, principles and practices involved in the preparation and interpretation of corporate reports in diverse contexts. Students will assess financial reporting from both the perspective of the preparer and from the perspective of various stakeholders such as finance providers. Moreover, this course will develop students’ understanding of the IASB’s Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting, and it will enable students to use the Framework as a basis for judgment in applying International Financial Reporting Standards in corporate reports. The course will also address current developments in financial reporting and the implications of any potential changes.


 

 

Strategic Business Leader

Strategic Business Leader

This course will focus on leadership within the organisation through the examination of factors such as qualities of leadership, leadership and organisational culture as well as professionalism and ethical responsibilities. Additionally, the course will analyse various aspects of governance including    agency, stakeholder analysis and social responsibility, and public sector governance. In this course, students will be introduced to the importance of strategy and risk management, and the role that technology and data analytics play in today’s business world. Moreover, the course will cover topics such as organisational control and audit, financial decision making in the organisation, and innovation and change management.
 

 

Employment Law

Employment Law

This course is intended to provide participants with a basic introduction to the essential elements of the legal foundations of Employment Law. It will outline and critically analyse the Laws, Statutes and regulations which govern employer/employee relations. In this context, there will be a focus on the rights and the obligations of both employers and employees. The course will be taught with a heavy focus on employment law in the case of Barbados, but for comparative purposes it will also emphasise employment law in a regional and international context.
 

 

Advanced Taxation (ACCA ATX)

Advanced Taxation (ACCA ATX)

This course builds on the basic knowledge of core taxes, while introducing students to stamp taxes. This course will examine topics such as income tax, corporation tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax on a more advanced level. Furthermore, the course will examine other international aspects of taxation, the taxation of trusts and additional exemptions and reliefs. It will enable students to interpret and analyse information provided and communicate these findings in a manner appropriate to the intended audience.
 

 

Advanced Performance Management (ACCA APM)

Advanced Performance Management (ACCA APM)

This course will equip students with knowledge and skills they need to devise and execute plans of action for the control and management of performance in an organisation. Moreover, this course will introduce students to key issues and applied methodologies related to strategic management accounting such as performance management, information management, and financial risk assessment. Topics to be covered include performance management and control of the organization, the impact of risk and uncertainty on performance management, performance management information systems, strategic performance measures, and strategic performance issues in complex business structures.
 

 

Advanced Corporate Finance

Advanced Corporate Finance

Building on the concepts presented in ACCT 6011 Corporate Finance, this course will enable students to develop the necessary knowledge of more advanced and specialized decision situations in the areas of corporate investment and financing. Specifically, it will enable students to apply knowledge about the cost of capital and asset valuation and develop valuation techniques such as ratios as used in acquisitions or mergers. This course will also evaluate cases on capital investments and the design of optimal capital structures. Most importantly, the relevance of the tools and concepts presented in this course to finance and other related sectors, will be discussed.
 

 

Research Methods for Business and Social Sciences

Research Methods for Business and Social Sciences

This research methods course will introduce graduate students to a range of research methods, designs, techniques and analyses in the quantitative and qualitative methodologies that are essential to effective and efficient decision-making in various domains and sectors of business and wider society. This course will seek to integrate relevant material and topics from other courses in the programme so that students can have the opportunity to apply these methods and techniques within a domain most relevant to their area of study. Key subject areas include design, literature reviews, data-collection methodology, data analyses, and report writing.
 

 

Introduction to Competition Law and Policy

Introduction to Competition Law and Policy

The course will explore competition laws in the region with the aim of both creating awareness of the prohibitions and the harm caused to society by anticompetitive conducts, and substantial increase in concentration that can result from mergers. The learning will be reinforced through case examples.
 

 

Advanced Spanish for Diplomacy and International Relations

Advanced Spanish for Diplomacy and International Relations

This advanced Spanish course is for Diplomats and International Relations professionals and is also suitable for staff working at Hispanic embassies and international organizations.
 
In this 13-week course delegates will acquire verbal (written and oral), non-verbal and cultural strategies relevant to this professional field. The course will help them to know how to be and how to function in a Hispanic cultural immersion environment within their work and social context. A series of tasks and activities will be proposed that allow for the acquisition of such knowledge.
 
The course will have exceptional volunteer tutors and guests, such as members of Hispanic diplomatic missions, as well as local personalities with extensive experience in the fields of Diplomacy and International Relations.
 
The main course content areas include: History of Spanish in Diplomacy and International Relations; Protagonist, ambassadorial role of the Spanish language within Spain’s nation branding project (Marca España); the Hispanic diplomatic mission; Protocolary conventions; Diplomatic and ceremonial courtesy in the Hispanic world; Analysis of the diplomatic and political discourse; Intercultural communication; Task-based approach for the acquisition of lexical and linguistic structures in selected multidisciplinary diplomacy scenarios: international trade, politics, economics, negotiation, conflict resolution, migration, international law, security and defense, among others.
 
 

 

International Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management

International Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management

During economic downturns, and as countries globally continue to experience significant difficulties due to Covid-19, the complexity and velocity of risks continues to increase. It is therefore incumbent for organizations, its leaders and employees to become more risk intelligent, resilient, agile and more risk responsive. They need to understand change before it hits them, adapt at speed and ensure the institution does not tip over in the process. Leaders, additionally, must also ensure their employees become more risk educated.   

 

 

Cooling Buildings Thoughtfully

Cooling Buildings Thoughtfully

This course seeks to demonstrate how the cooling of buildings in the Caribbean can be enhanced by improving energy-efficiency in the building sector, integrating the most energy efficient-technologies to address cooling load in buildings, and how this sustainable cooling eco-system can influence corporate consumer behaviour. More specifically, the course will introduce concepts of building physics, psychrometry, comfort cooling techniques and technologies, adaptive thermal comfort, and sustainable cooling technologies. Moreover, this course will enable delegates to apply these concepts in the building design process.

The course explores the complex technical insights of sustainable building concepts through sensitizing delegates using debates, exercises and activities so that they are motivated to build buildings that are ‘thoughtfully’ cool in the near future.
The course will help delegates to develop technical skills in order to make sound decisions while designing a climate- responsive and energy-efficient building.
 

 

Trade Negotiations, Cooperation and Leadership

Trade Negotiations, Cooperation and Leadership

This two-week course is intended to increase knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of negotiation, cooperation and international trade leadership. It will focus particularly on negotiations taking place at the international level among sovereign states, with a focus on trade negotiating theatres involving CARICOM Member States, including the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the Economic Partnership Agreement. Through theoretical and practical sessions, the course will bring trade negotiations alive, under the tutelage of experienced trade experts and negotiators from the global South.
 

 

Consultancy Management

Consultancy Management

This course will examine the development consulting within the tourism and hospitality industry, including the accommodation, food and beverage, events and government.  It will provide students with a sound basis for developing their own consultancy business. Areas to be covered in the course include: consulting and valuation, facilities management, strategic management, impact assessments, hotel development and design, managing service operations, environmental policy in the hospitality industry, international hospitality law. At the end of the course students should have the tools which would enable them to provide effective analysis (supply, demand, site), to conduct reliable market research, and strategic assessment of a client’s current or potential business.
 

 

ICT, Innovation and Change

ICT, Innovation and Change

This course will introduce important approaches to technology innovation and key ICT innovation trends will be examined. Furthermore, students will be introduced to innovation concepts and terminology, and they will learn how to evaluate new ideas based on their innovative value, feasibility and viability. Topics to be covered include new and emerging technologies, ICT innovation management, ICT innovation systems, ICT innovation strategies, and ICT and change.
 

 

Information Systems Project Management

Information Systems Project Management

This course focuses on the management of information systems projects. It will examine the fundamental principles and practices of managing programs and projects in an information processing and technology-driven environment. More specifically, the curriculum focuses on the organisation, initiation, planning, execution and control of information systems projects. Furthermore, this course examines major topics including project selection, requirements analysis, systems development, estimation, scheduling, behavioural issues, project governance, project implementation, project control and assessment. This course will also teach students how to manage software and systems implementation projects using a systematic approach. The course will incorporate the project life cycle and systems development life cycle models to enable students to better manage the planning, execution and control of a project initiative. Importantly, students will develop practical, applicable project management skills and competencies in relation to the establishment of project communications, management of project changes, and management of teams.
 

 

Financial Analysis and Modelling

Financial Analysis and Modelling

Financial Analysis and Modelling is designed provide an understanding of how businesses assess and forecast their financial performance. As such, the emphasis of this course is on the practical application of finance theory and on the provision of the knowledge, tools and techniques needed to implement various financial models. Some of the topics that will be covered include, but are not limited to, simple regression, multiple regression, VAR, ARCH and GARCH techniques and the techniques of determining the existence of unit roots. By the end of this course, students will be able to develop simple financial models that can be applied to analyse and solve financial problems.
 

 

Advanced Financial Engineering

Advanced Financial Engineering

Financial engineering utilizes mathematical and statistical methods to the problems encountered in finance. Financial institutions (e.g. investment banks, commercial banks and insurance companies) as well as regulatory agencies all utilize the tools of financial engineering. Students will be introduced to the tools used in financial engineering, which should help them to drive innovation and efficiency in their business or industry.
 

 

Incorporating Sustainability Goals in Projects

Incorporating Sustainability Goals in Projects

This course aims to facilitate the development of students’ knowledge and understanding necessary to identify and assess risks associated with unsustainable (net negative) practices in projects they will take part in throughout their careers. Today, projects designed to implement policies that are labelled “sustainable” may reduce but not replace what is “used up” in the process of design and implementation. In this course, students will learn to elevate their approach to critical thinking, data gathering and decision-making about truly sustainable alternatives to net negative sustainable processes, and to identify and execute opportunities to apply innovative responses to major sustainability issues as well. This learning will emerge from dialoguing with expert lecturers, absorbing assigned reading materials covering a range of frameworks, models, and approaches that are already known to reverse negative or unsustainable practices, and by applying them to diverse case studies and then to a field project in the Caribbean.
After completing their post-graduate degree programme, the students will be able to incorporate into their toolkit of contemporary project management practices, a sustainability mindset that enables them to champion sustainable development. Ultimately, they could place themselves as partners and leaders in a movement that more and more governments and businesses are embracing, by re-evaluating the products they are delivering (and for whom),  addressing human and material resources from a new (not exclusively profit-based) perspective, adjusting the strategic direction of their organizations to include opportunities to develop ethical partnerships for greater impact, and incorporating more equity and empathy in project selections decisions that impact stakeholders.
 

 

Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

This course will focus on the planning and management of all activities related to supply chain management including sourcing, procurement, supply channels, design, optimisation, demand forecasting, sales and operations planning, supply chain trends and sustainability. It will examine all of these activities within a global context and will cover supply chain management concepts, strategies, processes, tools and technologies used globally. Additionally, this course will enable students to examine various facets of global logistics and supply chain management including risk management, project management, quality management, cyber security and ethical considerations.

 

Market Analysis, Development & Forecasting

Market Analysis, Development & Forecasting

This course seeks to introduce students to a number of quantitative and analytical tools necessary in determining consumer/market demand. Students will learn the role market analysis plays in evaluating opportunities, determining supply balance and predicting market movements as part of risk analysis. They will also examine the methods used to forecast consumer behaviour, market share and sales (for production and inventory control).
 

 

Foundations in Data Analytics and Visualization

This course covers the foundations of data analytics as well as the techniques required for data-driven decision-making. It will introduce students to important concepts in data analytics across a wide range of applications using programming language including R and data analysis software including SPSS. The course will also focus on the application of data analytics techniques and how data analytics is used to create value for organisations. Moreover, delegates will learn how to transform data into key business insights using data analytics tools and methods such as statistics and visualisation techniques.