Our guide to business & management courses


Whatever business you find yourself in, at some point you will probably come across something that gives you a bit of a headache. Whether this is how to plan a budget or how to manage a particular member of your team, you may need a helping hand from a qualified expert. This is where work based training comes in.

With plenty of business and management courses listed on the site, whether you are a HR executive looking to book your staff onto training, or just want to take a course for your own professional development, you’ll find it here.


Why would I need to go on a training course?

The famous Steve Jobs once said, ‘great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.’ As part of a team, you should guide each other and help each other, but also look for help when things aren’t quite going to plan. Whether this means being a great manager and needing some training to help you get there, or learning some vital team building skills to make work a happier place, work based training courses can help.

That said, sometimes you might choose to go on a course to improve your own prospects. If you no longer feel challenged, but cannot get to the next level without certain skills on your CV, what are you waiting for? From internal auditing, to financial planning, remember that nobody is superhuman and accepting you need to re-enter the classroom is never a sign of weakness – who knows where it might take you?


What are the main things I can learn?

This completely depends on the type of course you choose, but on all of them you will be taught by a qualified expert and can expect to receive a qualification at the end. A lot of business courses will be accredited by prestigious awarding bodies, such as CIPS, ATT and ACCA, which will all help make your CV stand out from the crowd.


How do I choose the best course?

Over here at Hotcourses, we spend a lot of time talking to our users and helping them find their perfect course, and this is a question we get asked again and again. The answer? There’s no ‘best’ course. Instead, our advice is to narrow results down by subject, location or qualification and find the best one for you as an employee, graduate or business owner.


Need some more inspiration?

If these business quotes from some of the greatest minds out there don’t get you itching to learn, we don’t know what will!  

Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook – ‘The biggest risk is not taking any risk…in a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.’

Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company – ‘If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses’.

Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group – ‘Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.’ 

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