RMIT University program

Business Futures

Develop your knowledge of critical and emerging business trends, and earn 12 credit points at RMIT University

  • Overview 3 courses + 1 assessment
  • Duration 12 weeks
  • Learn Free
  • Credential $232 + £250 More info
  • Program Academic credential

Gain insights into three emerging trends that are disrupting traditional business practices

The Business Futures program covers three emerging business trends – the Sharing Economy, Sustainable Business through Green HR, and Omni-channel shaping retail and supply chains. Each of these are disrupting traditional business practices, offering huge potential for enterprises that are prepared to respond to these trends.

This program will ensure you’re versed in each of these areas, so that you will have the knowledge to create change in your own workplace and consider how these trends might affect the future of work.

The Business Futures Program is accessible on desktop, tablet or mobile and delivered in bite-sized chunks, providing a flexible way to enhance your knowledge in understanding what drives the sharing economy, how to think sustainability through Green HR, and what is shaping and disrupting retail and supply chain.

Academic credential program

When you complete all three courses in the program, and upgrade to quality for a Certificate of Achievement, you will be eligible to undertake a final assessment course. This assessment can lead to the award of 12 credit points towards an approved RMIT University College of Business Master’s degree, including the Master of Commerce or Master of Human Resource Management.

9 weeks recommended learning
3 week assessment course
$232 USD (course costs)
£250 GBP (assessment cost)
3 courses + 1 assessment
12 credits, applicable to RMIT's Master of Commerce or Master of Human Resource Management, subject to meeting Minimum Entry Requirements.

What skills will I learn?

The Business Futures Program has been designed for anyone looking to improve their business skills and increase their knowledge of business trends. Completing all three courses in this program will enable you to

  • Understanding contemporary international business issues and their evolution from a sustainability perspective;
  • explain the principles and practices of international business and examine the complexities affecting various stakeholders;
  • understand the range of processes and institutions affecting international business within the globalised economy;
  • and assess the socio-political, ethical, regulatory and environmental issues multinational corporations in the global marketplace.

Courses on this program

3 courses + 1 assessment

How does our pricing work?

Start Learning Free
$232 USD - Course Upgrades
£250 GBP - Final Assessment

Can I learn for free?

Programs are made up of short courses, most of which you can join for free.

However, if you want to take the final assessment and unlock the award or accreditation for the program, you must upgrade each individual course or buy Unlimited to gain a Certificate of Achievement for all the courses in the program.

How do course upgrades work?

If you want to spend more time on course material and better demonstrate what you've learned, you may choose to upgrade each course. You can upgrade your courses at any point after you enrol.

When you upgrade a course, you get ongoing access to the course material for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn. This means you can return to the subject whenever you like.

You will also be given access to any course tests, and the ability to qualify for a downloadable and printed Certificate of Achievement to show what you’ve achieved.

How does Unlimited work?

If you have Unlimited, you will get access to all of the short courses in this program, plus thousands of other short courses and tests.

You have the ability to learn at your own pace throughout your subscription time and gain digital Certificates of Achievement on all your courses.

If you gain a certificate on a course, you will keep access to the course’s content beyond your Unlimited subscription time so you can revise the content whenever you need.

Unlimited costs $27.99/month. Find out more about Unlimited.

What is the final assessment?

The final assessment is designed to rigorously test your understanding of the subject. This test is marked by experts and enables you to demonstrate your learning to yourself and to employers.

The assessment is summative and may include a multiple-choice test, or tutor-marked assignment.

Passing the final assessment unlocks the academic or professional recognition associated with completing an entire FutureLearn program, plus a FutureLearn Award.

To be eligible for the final assessment, you must upgrade on each individual course or buy Unlimited and attain a Certificate of Achievement for all of the courses in the program. The final assessment must be purchased separately.

Are these the final prices?

Yes. There are no additional fees. The price you see here includes everything - such as test fees, tuition and any additional accreditation provided by the course.

Learn from expert academics and successful entrepreneurs

RMIT has established a solid reputation for excellence in business leadership, drawing on knowledge from both research and firsthand experience of business environments.

On this program you’ll learn from a mix of successful entrepreneurs and leading academics who are experts at identifying and utilising emerging business trends.

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