With more and more graduates going on to set up their own small business or develop a new idea in an existing organisation, this module introduces you the basic skills needed to follow in their footsteps. Including practical exercises such as creating a business plan for investors, managing cash flow and developing a marketing plan, you will learn how to use business terminology effectively and precisely. Assessment is through group presentation, individual and group reports, and examination.
As the managers of the future, it is essential that all business students understand key organisational financial objectives and responsibilities and the financial pressures that managers encounter. This module explores the key accounting and finance concepts, including how to communicate organisational financial information, such as financial statements, for different stakeholders . The module also includes the basics of managing organisational costs and budgets.
How will I be assessed?
(Group work, presentations, exams)
You will be assessed through two course works and a final exam.
The aim of this module is to introduce you to the fundamental aspects of Globalisation. Globalisation is a societal phenomena wherein social barriers and geographical restrictions no longer exist and the only thing that separates people from each other is time.
For this module, you will have the opportunity to explore; how the concept of Globalisation has evolved, the contexts to which it refers and is used, as well as the economic, political, technological and social driving forces. Students will explore the beliefs the beliefs and historical aspects of local and regional issues that become global in nature, specifically - economic survival, global politics and environmental concerns.
The lessons are filled with interesting quizzes and debates on historical and current international issues.
Assessments for this module include 2 individual presentations, In-class tests and end of term exam.
Building on the topics covered in Business Studies, this module looks at the variety of structures used in international businesses and the different ways that they can be managed. This includes studying management theory, operations management, organisational behaviour and motivation. By completing this module you will have an excellent knowledge of the basic concepts of management and the research skills needed during your first year at university. Assessment is through an essay developed over the first 10 weeks of the module and both open and closed-book examination.
This module aims to create a comprehensive understanding of the concept of Marketing and its practical reflection on business environment. Major aspects of Marketing will be investigated, including the nature of the marketing environment, the role of behavioural sciences in marketing, purchasing process, the concept of segmentation and its process, and strategic marketing planning and tactics. Content will also reflect contemporary business concerns regarding ethics, social responsibility and sustainability, and globalisation.
How will I be assessed? (Group work, presentations, exams)
Assessment consists of 2 multiple choice tests, and a final 2 hours exam.
Assessment by 2 exams
Exam 1 - Non calculator section and Calculator section. Worth 30% of total marks. Takes place mid semester.
Exam 2 - Calculator throughout. Worth 70% of total marks.
Student need to pass both exams to proceed.
- Ratio and Proportion
- Approximation and Estimation
- Compound Measures
Human Resource Management
You will learn:
The Human Resource Management (HRM) Function
Definitions and development of the HRM Function
HRM and the changing needs of the organisation
The HR Function in employee resourcing; employee recruitment and selection; and employee training and development Strategies
Assessment: The assessment of this module is by two case studies.
Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
You need excellent communication skills in order to be successful, not only while studying in the UK, but throughout your professional lives. ILSC Level 3 prepares students to develop skills for independent and collaborative working. This includes academic discussion and presentation skills, active listening skills and effective academic reading and writing skills. Assessments are largely practical, with a combination of written assessments, a group presentation and final exam.