Managing a Tech Company by CompanyGame (self-study)

£50.00

This course makes you job-ready to start or progress a career in managing a technology-based company.

  • Duration: 2 weeks • Total asynchronous time 12 hours (using the computer simulation)
  • 100% Online
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Language: English
  • Certificate: Micro-credential

This course is intended to be a quick and useful experience in developing industry-specific and job-relevant knowledge about operating a technology-intensive business by managing a software and hardware manufacturer in a highly competitive market.

You will learn autonimously by making decisions and managing a virtual business in a simulated environment, competing against other businesses. The simulation used in this course is InnovaTech, provided by Company Game.

Who this course is for
  • Graduates or anyone willing to start a career in a tech company
  • Professionals working in the industry who want to gain a better understanding of how it functions as a whole
  • Managers wishing to gain an in-depth understanding of how the business decisions impact their operations, to ensure greater sustainability and growth
What you'll learn
  • How to set up and grow an operation in a tech business
  • Identify the key drivers of demand and consumer behaviour
  • Understand the key steps in entering and growing on the market in a highly competitive industry
  • Define a strategy to gain a competitive advantage on the market whilst achieving superior performance and growth
  • Manage the intricate relationships between different functional areas such as product portfolio, marketing and sales, operation, stocks, customer service, after-sales service, and finance.
  • Identify the resources available and select those appropriate to support the business at the different stages of growth
  • Identify the critical KPI’s to drive the growth of the business
How this course can propel your career in a technology sector

The key advantage of the course is that it gives you access to experience and understand the global picture of how marketing, sales, and product management function in tech-intensive businesses.

Most employers nowadays claim that their employees do not have a global perspective and understanding about the business, and that limits immensely their opportunities for development and progression.

Check out a recent report from McKinsey and Co about the challenges faced by the industry - which will be also your challenges - here.

Now imagine that as a starting point when entering the job market you can already demonstrate to your employer that you thoroughly understand from theory and practice how the industry operates. That puts you in the spotlight right from the start to grow and develop a career in a fast-changing and highly competitive environment!

The skills you will acquire may also help you if you are or plan to enter a career path in overseeing a tech business at the startup or growth stages. We have mapped the skills that you will acquire in this course against those employed by the Chartered Management Insitute (UK) to assess the extent of one's management responsibilities and experience when applying to becoming Chartered Manager (May 2021):

  • taking responsibility for your own professional development and record your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • reflective learning from managerial experience
  • experience developing and implementing strategic and operational plans
  • consistency in meeting the performance targets
  • manage processes for identifying and implementing innovations
  • responsibility for a budget
  • plan resource requirements in light of targets and objectives
Requirements

An understanding of general concepts related to business and management, obtained either by a degree or practical experience is recommended.

Who this course is for
  • Graduates or anyone willing to start a career in a tech company
  • Professionals working in the industry who want to gain a better understanding of how it functions as a whole
  • Managers wishing to gain an in-depth understanding of how the business decisions impact their operations, to ensure greater sustainability and growth
Course Completion and Assessment

You will have access to interact and learn with the simulation for 60 days. You can decide to take a quiz to be assessed, upon successful completion you will receive your micro-credential.

Support 24/7

Don't worry, you will not be left alone in your learning journey. Our helpline to sort out any technical questions is available 24/7 during the access to the online simulation and until completion of the final assessment, so you will get all the help that you need.

Prove you're ready!
  • Highlight the new, job-relevant skills you’ve gained and supplement existing qualifications with a digital micro-credential.
  • Create a shareable certificate link for your CV and LinkedIn.
  • Impress employers with learning outcomes you can add to your CV.
  • Make your career dreams a reality.