Business Essentials

This four-day open enrollment course provides engineers, scientists, and other business professionals with a deeper understanding of fundamental business models that drive decision-making in organizations. The program also delivers the skills needed to create a business case for a new product, service, or process improvement. Faculty will deliver sessions via case discussions, role play, exercises, and simulations. The two module structure allows participants to work on company-specific projects and develop a business plan/proposal to deliver back to their organizations.

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Program Dates

  • Mod 1 – October 16 – 17, 2018
  • Mod 2 – November 13 – 14, 2018
  • Location: Hunt Library, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • Early bird tuition: $2700 if registering before September 14, 2018
  • Tuition: $3000 if registering after September 14, 2018
  • **We offer discounted rates for NC State Faculty & Staff, NC State Partners, and certain associations. If this applies to you, please contact Ashley Black at for a discount code.


Module 1

Day One Operations & Finance Customer Analysis & Strategy
Day Two Innovation & Business Planning Influence & Consulting

Module 2

Day Three Business Plan Presentations & Organizational Culture Organizational Leadership
Day Four Change Management Transformational Leadership



Helmut Hergerth 

Operations and Finance




Jon Bohlmann

Customer Analysis & Strategy




Jon Carr

Innovation, Business Planning, Organizational Culture




Brad Kirkman

Change Management & Transformational Leadership




Beth Ritter

Influence, Consulting, and Organizational Leadership



For multiple registrations, please email Ashley Black ( for group discounts.