Critical Business Skills for Success : The Great Courses: Professional

  • by The Great Courses
  • Narrated by Professor Clinton O. Longenecker, PhD, Professor Eric Sussman, MBA, Professor Michael A. Roberto, DBA, Professor Ryan Hamilton
  • Series: The Great Courses: Professional
  • 31 hrs and 23 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

What does it take to reach success in business - the kind of success that lasts? How do you set yourself apart from competitors or venture out into different markets? What does it take to develop streamlined processes, become a stronger team leader, and work your way up the corporate ladder?
It all comes down to a solid grasp of the fundamentals of business taught to MBA students in many of the world's most prestigious business schools. This fascinating 60-lecture course is designed to give you just that kind of comprehensive, accessible introduction. Here in one place is an authoritative guide to the five key disciplines that everyone, entry-level employees and CEOs alike, needs to master in order to reap rewards in today's complex 21st-century marketplace.
Bringing together five prestigious and renowned business professors, each 12-lecture part is a detailed look at a particular skill: strategy, operations, finance and accounting, organizational behavior, and marketing. In exploring each skill, you'll learn about everything from key terms and methodologies to research-backed strategies and case studies involving some of the world's most influential companies. You'll come away with a well-rounded education you can use to more firmly establish your own successful path in the business world. Bringing the MBA experience to you, Critical Business Skills for Success demystifies the secrets of business and provides illuminating, empowering insights that will help you achieve your goals.
The complete list of lecturers includes Professor Thomas J. Goldsby, PhD.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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3 of 4 Professors

Enjoyed all but Roberto. That may be because I was looking for business concepts and Roberto offered interpersonal skills in a business environment, certainly worth including (may be more a question of motivations than content). Overall there's a lot of great content and something for anyone interested in business skills.
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- Quinn

one of the best

Would you listen to Critical Business Skills for Success again? Why?

I'm listening to it for the second time now. There is a lot of information that I find very relevant. It's is hard to take it all in the first time. Of course it is not as engaging on the second listen, but it is worth the effort for me at least.


What did you like best about this story?

It gives an comprehensive overview of relevant and up to date business skills.


What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I'm sure the normal book is fine. Audio format suits me better for many reasons.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me think. It made me understand more about my own work than I expected.


Any additional comments?

The audiobooks on Critical Decision Making and Transformational Leadership are also very good in my opinion.

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- Michael

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-04-2015
  • Publisher: The Great Courses