Nanyang Polytechnic short courses


Whether you’re a fresh graduate new to the corporate rat race, or still in school wondering what the future holds, taking courses to help zhng your portfolio can always impress potential employers and help you stand out amidst a sea of applicants. With the help of Nanyang Polytechnic’s (NYP’s) School of Business Management, you’ll be able to do just that with the variety of short courses they have.

From how to improve customer experience to practical skill sets in the finance industry, these short courses sprawl across different industries. This means anyone from the tech-savvy to the logistics-inclined can explore the intricacies of a topic that they are interested in and enhance their skills. 

These courses are also perfect for busy folks since most of them can be completed within a day. Plus, they are subsidised and can be paid via SkillFuture credits. Here are some options to consider:


1. Brush up on analytics & statistics for the finance industry


Nanyang Polytechnic short courses - skills for finance industry

It’s no secret that the finance industry is packed to the brim with aspiring specialists and entrepreneurs making waves in the industry. To be better versed in this field and hold your own, you can check out the Business Analytics Essentials for Finance Industry course to pick up skills on analysing finance data to help you make better decisions in the workplace.

Alternatively, if you seek more efficient methods in dealing with high volumes of data, consider signing up for the Statistics and Machine Learning Techniques for Finance Industry course to acquire necessary knowledge to ease these usually-complicated processes.

Business Analytics Essentials for Finance Industry
Duration: 2 days
Date: 12th & 13th April 2021 (additional 8 hours e-learning & 6 hours assessment)
Time: 9AM-5PM

Register for the Business Analytics Essentials for Finance Industry course

Statistics and Machine Learning Techniques for Finance Industry
Duration: 2 days
Date: 14th & 15th April 2021 (additional 8 hours e-learning & 6 hours assessment)
Time: 9AM-5PM

Register for the Statistics and Machine Learning Techniques for Finance Industry course


2. Learn how to fit into any culture, especially in globalised workplaces 


Nanyang Polytechnic short courses - cultural intelligence

“Just a small town girl, living in a lonely world” is hardly applicable to the modern corporate realm. By now, you would know that most companies can’t function as an isolated entity and shun away from the influences of other cultures and environments. If anything, Covid-19 was the ultimate testament that many businesses are interconnected globally.

Within Singapore, you can already find nuggets of other cultures in our society and economy. It will therefore be immensely helpful to hone your Cultural Intelligence (CQ) skills a.k.a. your intercultural understanding on how to carry out tasks in culturally diverse situations. 

In the Cultural Intelligence (CQ): Master the One Skill You Can’t Do Without In Today’s Global Economy course, strap in for a time of learning about CQ, getting to know your own CQ level, and how you can make adjustments to be more effective at your workplace. This course will ultimately develop entrepreneurs and leaders’ aptitude towards cultural sensitivity.

Cultural Intelligence (CQ): Master the One Skill You Can’t Do Without In Today’s Global Economy
Duration: 1 day
Date: 21st May 2021
Time: 9AM-5PM

Register for the Cultural Intelligence (CQ): Master the One Skill You Can’t Do Without In Today’s Global Economy course


3.  Improve productivity in the logistics sector with technology


Nanyang Polytechnic short courses - technology in logistics sector

There will be a blizzard of operations that you have to deal with in the massive logistics sector, and one of the latest developments to improve the efficiency of your work is to apply Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. IoT is basically a network capable of connecting and exchanging data over the internet. 

In the IoT Applications in Supply Chain Management course, you will learn how IoT can provide visibility into operations to increase productivity and deliver value to businesses and organisations. You’ll also get to understand better on how supply chain processes and operations can optimise the cohesiveness of people, systems, and assets together, while also coordinating their activities.

IoT Applications in Supply Chain Management
Duration: 1 day
Date: 28th May 2021
Time: 9AM-5PM

Register for the IoT Applications in Supply Chain Management course


4. Use story mapping to level up your pitches or websites


Nanyang Polytechnic short courses - storymapping

Everyone lives and breathes digital technology now, so there’s no better way to market a product or service than by jazzing up your online platforms with a useful digital marketing method, known as Story Mapping.

In the Communicate Your Innovation Story Through Story Mapping course, you will learn how to use online software and e-templates to create more engaging websites or pitches to better appeal to your audience.

Communicate Your Innovation Story Through Story Mapping
Duration: 1 day
Date: 4th June 2021
Time: 9AM-5PM

Register for the Communicate Your Innovation Story Through Story Mapping course.


5. Create powerful moments so customers can remember you


Stand Out in the Experience Economy! Creating Special Moments for Customers

A skill beneficial to nearly every industry is the ability to work magic when interacting with clients and customers, such that you eventually seal the deal. Stand Out in the Experience Economy! Creating Special Moments for Customers is a useful course to help deliver a positive lasting impression on your customers. 

Stand Out in the Experience Economy! Creating Special Moments for Customers
Duration: 1 day
Date: 14th June 2021
Time: 9AM-5PM

Register for the Stand Out in the Experience Economy! Creating Special Moments for Customers course.


6. Learn HR skills to better analyse employees & colleagues


HR analytics skills

If you’re a people person and looking to be an effective HR employee or manager, Advanced HR Analytics – Using Data Modelling to Improve Human Capital Performance is the course for you.

Through tools used in HR analytics and data modelling, the course aims to share how HR data can be used to derive objective insights that can help you make informed and calculated people-decisions in organisations. 

Do note that a good understanding of statistics is required since this is an Advanced HR course. But if you’re interested to grasp the basics instead, you can register under “Notify Me” on the website to be informed of the next available course date for that.

Advanced HR Analytics – Using Data Modelling to Improve Human Capital Performance
Duration: 1 day
Date: 21st June 2021
Time: 9AM-5PM

Register for the Advanced HR Analytics – Using Data Modelling to Improve Human Capital Performance here.


Sign up for short courses at Nanyang Polytechnic


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Whether you’re looking to pick up a new skill like story mapping for better presentations, or simply want to keep up with the times by using technology to your advantage, Nanyang Polytechnic has a whole plethora of courses for you to upskill and stand out from the crowd.

In addition to the courses mentioned above, there are more to check out too. The Augmented Reality (AR) Advantage for Engaging Customers and Learners course for example, is where you can learn to leverage AR technology in your business to better engage customers. 

On the other hand, the Design Thinking for an Innovative Workplace course equips you with greater knowledge and creativity for more customer-centric business ideas.

With the relevant skills under your belt, you’ll be better able to attract more prospective employers and gain confidence to better value-add to both your company and industry.

Find out about SkillsFuture Series short courses offered by NYP’s School of Business Management here 


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