Business Essentials

This four-day open enrollment course provides engineers, scientists, and others professionals with a deeper understanding of fundamental business models that drive decision-making in organizations, and how 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 for participants to work on company-specific projects and develop a business plan to take back to their organizations.

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Program Dates

  • Mod 1 – April 19 – 20, 2018
  • Mod 2 – May 17 – 18, 2018
  • Location: Hunt Library, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • Early bird tuition: $2700 if registering before April 5, 2018
  • Tuition: $3000 if registering after April 5, 2018


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


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