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.
Principles of Logistics
This is the fundamental module for logistics that covers the management science of operating a logistics business as well as many of the practicalities of logistics. It includes areas such strategic and operational management, outsourcing 3PL and 4PL as well as providing an insight into the various modes of transport.
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.
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.
Supply Chain Management
Introduces and examines the various aspects of Supply-Chain Management and considers how these can contribute to the way in which the needs and requirements of a customer can be fulfilled, particularly in the context of supplier/purchaser dependencies and the management of the associated relationships.
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.
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.
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.
Strategic Issues in HRM
Aims help you develop understanding of the strategic nature of HRM within the changing context of work and the ability to evaluate effective people management strategies.
Individual Logistics Study
This module is designed to prepare you for a professional career where you may be asked to investigate an issue or problems and recommend suitable courses of action. You will be able to work with existing businesses and may have the opportunity to become involved in working with them in problem-solving and other work.
This module covers the growth of globalisaton, the factors a logistics business has to consider when operating overseas as well as the various factors such as international law, duties and tariffs, cultural and societal differences that will impact on logistics business operations.
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.
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.
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.
Develops a critical understanding of the strategic, international and specialist roles of PR, whilst building your written PR skills ready for the work environment.