Whether you're a new or seasoned employee at Northwestern, keeping up-to-date with University business processes is essential. Tip: Begin with HRD700- Introduction to University Business Processes, which is a prerequisite to HRD-705 Effective Business Operations.
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Introduction to University Business Processes is an online module that explores NU’s business environment and framework for compliance, while identifying key NU business terms, systems, departments and policies. It is a pre-requisite for many other Business Processes workshops, and helps staff members determine a personalized curriculum for business process learning.
To request enrollment, please email your NetID to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then receive confirmation of your enrollment by the end of the next business day. Once you receive confirmation, log into Blackboard at http://courses.northwestern.edu/ to view the presentation.
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Effective Business Operations helps University employees to effectively and efficiently administer operations; keep reliable financial records; produce accurate reports; comply with University policies, procedures, laws and regulations; and safeguard University assets. Prerequisite: Introduction to University Business Processes.
NOTE: This workshop is currently being re-designed to be accessible online. Details will be posted as they become available. In the interim, please review the Process Maps below for further guidance.
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This workshop builds from Introduction to University Business Processes and Effective Business Operations by exploring purchasing processes in depth. Learn NU’s purchasing philosophy and how to make best value purchases when dealing with a variety of suppliers. Prerequisites: Introduction to University Business Processes (HRD700) and Effective Business Operations (HRD705).
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