What are AIMS Certificates of Advanced Study?
AIMS offers Certificates of Advanced Study (ACAS) in a variety of business fields.
AIMS Certificates of Advanced Study (ACAS)
The AIMS ACAS designation is earned by mastering three area of management science, as demonstrated through meeting the ACAS requirements and the successful completion of a written examination in the field. AIMS offers publications, training partnerships, and ACAS focus in four distinct areas of business:. Each of these specialty areas has a direct business application. Successfully completing the evaluations in any of these areas leads to the awarding of the ACAS.
BUS559 Strategic Thinking & Planning - this course presents a strategic model that represents a comprehensive and effective approach to understanding and executing the strategic planning process in any size organization. The course describes the concepts of competition and competitive advantage and the importance of executing the plan.
BUS570 - Product Design as Business Strategy - this course explores product design and explains how to use design to transform a business, a brand, and the way a company operates. The core context of the course is that design drives innovation and should be at the core of a good business strategy.
BUS552 Operations Innovation and the Skill of Disruptive Thinking - this course and assignments are a centered balance between how organizations manage the process of generating new ideas against what it means to be able to execute those ideas operationally, turning ideas into actual breakthrough products, services, and process improvements.
BUS572 Data Visualization and Presentation - This subject is a broad survey of modern and cutting edge Information Visualization techniques, the graphic presentation of data, which fosters simplified usages of technology through the representation of complex information at a glance. In modern Information Management, this field is emerging as the quintessential technological competitive advantage. Firms that can understand their data, and create new data intense products, will be the market leaders well into the 21st century.
BUS555 - Product & Operations Quality* - this course captures the fundamentals of Six Sigma methodology and shows how to use its tools and techniques to improve customer satisfaction and business performance through product and operations quality.