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Duration
2 Day
Weekdays
Delivery Method
Classroom
Max. 12 Delegates
Exam
Yes
Optional
Price
£750.00 + VAT
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Course Overview

The BCS Commercial Awareness course considers the work of the business analyst in a business change project and the aspects of the organisation that may impact the Business Analyst's role. It considers organisational financial management and the business case for change, including Investment Appraisal and Evaluation of a Financial Case. It examines the organisation's internal and external structures, addressing the principles of organisation structure and behaviour and explores changing organisational boundaries, including different operating models.

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  • London: etc.venues Liverpool St, Norton Folgate

    Bishopsgate Court, 4-12 Norton Folgate, London, E1 6DQ.

    This location is within a 5 minute walk of London Liverpool Street Station providing fantastic links to London's transport network.

    With free WiFi, lunches, teas, coffees and refreshments this location provides a comfortable environment for delegates to enjoy their course.

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  • London: etc.venues 120 Moorgate

    120 Moorgate, Moorgate, EC2M 6UR.

    Fantastic location in the City of London's Square Mile right next to Moorgate Tube Station. Vibrant, buzzy cafe and networking area with signature etc.venues coffee stations.

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  • London: etc.venues Tenter House

    45 Moorfields, Moorgate, London, EC2Y 9AE.

    Fantastic location right next to Moorgate Tube Station. Striking design, loads of daylight and great views across the City. Vibrant, buzzy cafe and networking area with signature etc.venues coffee stations.

    New 'City Mezze' food offering provides a powerful explosion of energising brain fuel packed with taste and quality.

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  • London: etc.venues Shoreditch Bonhill House

    1-3 Bonhill Street, London, EC2A 4BX.

    A converted warehouse with its own contemporary art collection - providing a stimulating environment. Great location close to Silicon Roundabout and Tech City, and a short walk from the City of London.

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Top Reasons To Choose TCC

  • Co-developer of the BCS Business Analysis certifications
  • Co-author of the official BCS book: Business Analysis
  • Our BCS courses are unique and use training materials exclusive to TCC
  • Training Business Analysts for over 30 years
  • High exam pass rates - over 95%
  • Courses delivered by experienced Business Analysts

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18-May-2017 Commercial Awareness 2 Birmingham £750
08-Jun-2017 Commercial Awareness 2 London £750
22-Jun-2017 Commercial Awareness 2 Birmingham £750
06-Jul-2017 Commercial Awareness 2 Manchester £750
27-Jul-2017 Commercial Awareness 2 London £750
03-Aug-2017 Commercial Awareness 2 Birmingham £750
17-Aug-2017 Commercial Awareness 2 Manchester £750
14-Sep-2017 Commercial Awareness 2 London £750
28-Sep-2017 Commercial Awareness 2 Birmingham £750
12-Oct-2017 Commercial Awareness 2 Manchester £750
26-Oct-2017 Commercial Awareness 2 London £750
09-Nov-2017 Commercial Awareness 2 Birmingham £750
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BCS Commercial Awareness

A BCS Commercial Awareness course will enable me to:

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See how a Financial Case for investment will be evaluated
Understand how project investment decisions are made using concepts such as net present value and internal rate of return.
Be aware of how an organisation keeps track of internal costs and budgets
Interpret management accounting information used for internal decision-making (incl. budgeting, costing and pricing).
Recognise the external financial reporting obligations of organisations
Appreciate how financial accounting works and the statutory reporting organisations are required to produce.
Analyse the market in which an organisation operates and the competition
Use techniques to look at the market and competition and identify what gives the organisation its competitive advantage.
2
Appreciate the behaviour, culture and structure of different organisations
Understand the organisation to determine whether change is either aligned, or in conflict with these characteristics.

Course Overview

The BCS Commercial Awareness course considers the work of the business analyst in a business change project and the aspects of the organisation that may impact the Business Analyst's role. It considers organisational financial management and the business case for change, including Investment Appraisal and Evaluation of a Financial Case. It examines the organisation's internal and external structures, addressing the principles of organisation structure and behaviour and explores changing organisational boundaries, including different operating models.

Commercial Awareness is a Foundation Certificate from the BCS Professional Certifications portfolio (formerly ISEB Certifications). It is also one of an integrated set of courses leading to the widely respected Higher Certificate - the BCS Diploma in Business Analysis.

Commercial Awareness is a KNOWLEDGE based specialist module of the BCS Business Analysis Diploma.

What's Included?

When it comes to choosing a training provider, we recognise that it is important to know exactly what you are getting for your money.

TCC is proud to maintain some of the highest standards in the training industry.

Everything from our trainers, to the course materials and venues we use, is carefully considered to ensure that we deliver you a great course.

Take a look at what is included:

In the classroom

  • Expert Business Analysis trainer
  • Copies of all presentation slides (exclusive to TCC)
  • Practical classroom group exercises
  • Maximum class size of 12

At our training venues

  • A modern and comfortable training room
  • Buffet or restaurant lunch and light breakfast selection*
  • Hot & cold refreshments throughout the day

* Light breakfast selection available on city centre courses in Birmingham and at some London venues (please enquire for further information).

Course Objectives

This course will enable delegates to:
  • Evaluate a financial case, understand costing, pricing and business performance ratios
  • Understand cash flow forecasting, budgeting and interpret financial accounting documents
  • Use Porter's Five Forces, Value Chains, the BCG Matrix and Balanced Scorecard
  • Explain the different management structures and organisational architectures
  • Define the elements of cultural analysis approaches
  • Prepare for the BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness

Who Should Attend?

Those who are likely to become involved in business analysis and require a level of understanding of the business context within which they have to operate, including:
  • Business Analysts and Systems Analysts
  • Business Managers
  • Developers
  • Project Managers and Team Leaders
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control Managers

Course Content

The Business Case for Change
  • Investment Appraisal
  • Evaluating a Financial Case
  • Discounted Cash Flow / Net Present Value
  • Internal Rate of Return
Budgeting, Costing and Pricing
  • Cash flow forecasting and management
  • Fixed and variable costs / direct and indirect costs
  • Break even and Contribution Analysis
  • Budgeting and management ratios
Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Balance Sheet
  • Income and Expenditure / Profit and Loss
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Financial Ratios: profitability; liquidity; gearing
Market Analysis and Competitive Advantage
  • External and internal analysis techniques
  • Organisational behaviour and culture
  • Organisational effectiveness
  • The Balanced Scorecard
Organisational Behaviour and Culture
  • International cultures
  • Groups and group dynamics
  • Social networks and the Cultural Web
Principles of Organisational Structure
  • Organisation structures and their characteristics
  • The Six Structure Levels, The Leavitt Diamond
  • The principles of management
  • Line, staff and functional relationships
  • Formalisation of rules and procedures
  • Operating models
  • Organisational boundaries, outsourcing, offshoring

Top Reasons To Choose TCC

  • Co-developer of the BCS Business Analysis certifications
  • Co-author of the official BCS book: Business Analysis
  • Our BCS courses are unique and use training materials exclusive to TCC
  • Training Business Analysts for over 30 years
  • High exam pass rates - over 95%
  • Courses delivered by experienced Business Analysts

FAQs

Will I need to do any homework during the course?
Some evening work is required during the course.
Are there any pre-requisites for completing this course?
There are no pre-requisites for the course.
Is there an examination included with this course?
Delegates can take an optional one-hour multiple choice examination at the end of the course. Successful candidates are awarded the BCS Certificate in Commercial Awareness.

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