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.
Click any of the University Business Process titles below to begin.
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 email@example.com. 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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NOTE: This workshop is currently being re-designed to be accessible online. Details will be posted as they become available.
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Effective Business Operations: A Guide to Internal Controls 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.
Purchasing and Payments builds from Introduction to University Business Processes and Effective Business Operations by exploring purchasing processes in depth.
Purchasing and Payments consists of a series of self-paced online modules and Process Maps, accessible anytime from a web-enabled PC or Mac. No registration is required.
Learn Northwestern’s purchasing philosophy and how to make best value purchases when dealing with a variety of suppliers.
It's recommended that you begin by viewing the Introduction and Overview module. Additional modules will be posted as they become available. Please check back or follow us on Twitter for updates.
The following Process Maps were created as a learning tool as part of Purchasing and Payments, but have come to be a more broadly used on-the-job tool for day-to-day assistance with purchasing and payments processes.
These Process Maps follow the same procurement process that is explored in the online module.
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The following Process Maps below are being updated to reflect the new look and feel and will be posted as they become available.
See the Finance, Facilites, and Research Administration web site for information on Finance, Facilites, and Research Administration training.