A comprehensive overview of the financial statements and the accounting system.
Developing Graduate Skills
Provides you with a range of practical skills that will be of value during your studies at university and beyond.
Introduction to Management Science
Enables you to analyse and utilise appropriate numerical techniques that will be of value in a range of business contexts and which may be applied to a range of business and management problems.
Introduction to Economics
Enables you to acquire knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts of economics. The course also provides a comprehensive overview of the economic environment within which businesses operate.
Introduction to Marketing
The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of the core themes of marketing and their practical application to contemporary business practice. The module covers the main marketing concepts.
People in Organisations
Provides you with a general introduction to managing people in the work environment and an understanding of key elements of the law relating to employment.
Leadership and Management
Develops your ability to understand the principles of management and leadership, and interpret ambiguous situations that exist between leaders, management and staff in modern organisations.
Likely optional modules
Business in Society
Provides you with an introduction to issues pertaining to the changing role of businesses in society. It aims to encourage you to consider how companies can manage their business processes to produce an overall positive impact on society at the local, national and global level while at the same time achieving their organisational goals.
Develops your critical awareness and understanding of consumer and organisational buyer behaviour and how they can be influenced by marketing activity.
Corporate Financial Accounting
Provides you with a thorough understanding of financial accounting techniques and accounting statements suitable for analysis and publication appreciating the regulatory framework.
Explores the nature of the challenges facing e-Marketing, the impact of more sophisticated and demanding consumers, the globalisation of markets and the advent of virtual distribution and payment systems.
Provides you with an understanding of the main concepts and theories of entrepreneurship, its role in the modern economy, and hence aims to develop a practical perspective on the processes involved in new venture creation.
Develops your knowledge and skills in the application of management accounting techniques to quantitative and qualitative information for planning, decision-making, performance evaluation, and control.
Management of Operations
Evaluates the role of operations management within a business context. There will be particular emphasis placed on the role and function of the operations manager in an organisation, encompassing quality management and the role of project management.
Examines the role of project management within a contemporary business context and the underpinning philosophies, principles, structures and methodologies.
Provides you with a comprehensive understanding of developments within the retail sector, consumer behaviour and store design.
Work Based Learning
The aim of the module is develop students’ skills in seeking and obtaining a work placement or internship of a minimum of three weeks’ duration. It will also develop in students their skills in learning from work experience and applying academic learning to the work place.
Provides you with an understanding of the impact of the business environment and the resources of the organisation, both human and material, on strategic planning and choice. This will enable you to consider strategic alternatives, evaluate their suitability and make you aware of the complex issues involved in implementing strategy and managing strategic change.
Likely optional modules
Entrepreneurship in the Global Marketplace
Explores the notion of international entrepreneurship as a contributory factor impacting on economic development, allowing evaluation of the issues influencing entrepreneurs and business ventures in emerging, developing, established and declining global markets.
Develops your understanding of advanced financial accounting issues and of the treasury function, auditing, taxation and corporate financial strategy.
Evaluates and contrasts the opportunities and constraints facing businesses in different areas of the world. You will also gain an awareness of cross-cultural differences, sustainability and ethical considerations for entrepreneurial and other ventures around the world.
Provides you with an understanding of the different cultural, economic and political environments that are necessary for success for international markets.
Provides you with an opportunity to study the practical application of theoretical underpinning to a business-oriented problem and the development of students’ research skills.
Develops a critical understanding of the strategic, international and specialist roles of PR, whilst building your written PR skills ready for the work environment.
Builds on concepts developed in ‘Management of Operations.’ It will acquaint you with the complex demands made upon service management organisations and the challenges that their staff face.
Strategic issues in HRM
Develops your understanding of the strategic nature of human resource management within the changing context of work and evaluates effective people management strategies.