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Professional Development Courses

Professional Development Courses

We are currently living in an environment that is constantly changing. Organisations and professionals need to transform the way they operate and skills upgrading is the key. James Cook University offers a suite of professional development courses for individuals to stay competitive in the global marketplace.

Why Study at James Cook University

Top 2% Worldwide
The Academic Ranking of World Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2016

In the Top 251-300 of the World’s Universities
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015

Lecturers with PhDs and Industry Experience

Face-to-Face Learning

The Singapore campus has:

EduTrust Star

Singapore Quality Class STAR

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Professional Development Courses Available

Accounting and Finance for Managers*

  • Understand the nature of assets, liabilities and income in the context of the accounting model
  • Develop an understanding of, and the ability to prepare, basic accounting statements such as the statement of financial position
  • Ability to produce and interpret operating and capital budgets
  • Understand the various ways in which a business assesses capital investments, develops its capital budget, and makes long-term resource allocation decisions
  • Understand the behaviour of costs and know how to conduct analysis of changes in sales and costs on profits

Innovation and Entreprenuership*

  • Explore the concepts that make innovation successful
  • Learn how to keep organisations environmentally, socially and economically sustainable in the modern world
  • Link the firm’s innovation process with the overall strategy of the business
  • Build a business model that will give it the best chance of success in a competitive world

Game Design and Technology*

  • Apply principles of player centred design
  • Use typical game prototyping techniques for design, testing and re-design
  • Understand how games function to create play experiences and social interactions
  • Design rules, play mechanics, balance games and integrate difference modalities effectively

Personal Portfolio Management*

  • Analyse the performance of an investment portfolio (stocks, bonds, equities, currency, properties, etc.)
  • Determine the intrinsic value of individual securities
  • Develop investment strategies specific to your personal/corporate investment requirements
  • Analyse the impact of changes in major variables on an investment
  • Use financial derivatives and other risk management tools to reduce exposure

Interactive Marketing*

  • Learn the latest skills, techniques and cases of interactive marketing from our trainers with rich industry experience
  • Develop and enhance a revenue-generating website
  • Learn about driving website traffic through advanced search engine marketing (SEM)
  • Apply what you learn to hands-on practices with the coaching from our trainers
  • Work with your fellow classmates and trainers to sparkle ideas of how to develop creative content and develop innovative social and digital media plans for your concerned brands/projects.

*SkillsFuture Credit available to all Singaporeans aged 25 years and above. Terms and Conditions apply.