This course is about developing analytical and conceptual skills required to test the feasibility of a business concept. In broad terms, the focus of a feasibility study involves undertaking activities that may help determine whether one should go forward with an opportunity. The process of feasibility analysis involves identifying, evaluating and determining whether to exploit an opportunity. (It should be noted that a business plan would be developed after a feasibility analysis has determined
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EE 120 - Lecture 32 - Signals and Systems
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IDS May 2010 Podcast
5 May 2010
Each month we speak to two people working on development issues across the world, finding out a bit about their work and asking them 'What do you think is the big question that Development Studies needs to answer?'
Following the UK elections this May politicians and civil servants will be considering new directions across government policy. But to what extent will any new policies be informed by solid research evidence?
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MSUToday: Helping the homeless in Detroit
In a nursing career spanning more than 25 years, alumnus Dean Carpenter has never been more fulfilled than he is when caring for those seeking medical treatment at a shelter of last resort in Detroit. Here's his Spartan Saga.
Vest technology brings new hope for the blind
July 4 - For years, guide dogs and white canes have helped the visually impaired navigate the world around them. Currently, engineers at the University of Southern California (USC) are developing a robotic navigation aid for the blind built from off-the-shelf components. Rob Muir reports.
Running Cities: London in contextd [Audio]
Speaker(s): Sir Simon Milton, Professor Ricky Burdett; Deyan Sudjic | What is the new administration's vision for London? Speakers discuss how to design and manage the powerhouses of the global economy, assessing London's development compared to the megacities of the world. Simon Milton was appointed deputy mayor for policy and planning after serving as chairman of London's Local Government Association. Ricky Burdett, chief adviser for the London 2012 Olympics, and Deyan Sudjic, director of the
Ken Clarke – An interview with Mr Justice Cranston [Audio]
Speaker(s): Kenneth Clarke | As part of the Legal Biographies Project lecture programme Mr Justice Cranston will be interviewing Ken Clarke, QC, MP, Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor about his legal and political career. Kenneth Clarke QC MP was appointed as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice on 12 May 2010. He was born in 1940 and educated at Nottingham High School and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He is a barrister-at-law, having been called to the Bar
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ART 232-01, History of Western Art II, Fall 2006
The objectives of the course are as follows: (1) to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the major images, artists, and movements of Western art from the Renaissance to the present; (2) to integrate these images with the broader social and intellectual history of their respective period; and (3) to help students develop the visual and analytical skills needed for further study in the history of art. Among the themes we will examine are the following: the development of naturalism in
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Master of Health Administration students at the University of Memphis.
Master of Health Administration students at the University of Memphis' School of Public Health.
The SHAPE program.
The School House Adjustment Enterprise (SHAPE) program is an initiative to reduce Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) in Memphis City Schools. Begun in 2008, SHAPE has had a major impact in reducing the number of juveniles transported to Juvenile Court.
Why Study Orthodox Christianity with Dr Mary Cunningham
Most English-speakers, when they think of Christianity, think only of its Latin, western forms - be they Catholic or Protestant. But this is only half the story: there are also all the churches of the East, often collectively referred to as 'the Orthodox'. In this video, Mary Cunningham, and expert on Orthodoxy, introduces them.