Below are the various modules that you will study across three years.
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Financial Aspects of Business (30 Credits) - Compulsory
This module aims to develop the financial understanding and knowledge of students within business organisations so as to enable them to make effective decisions and to assess the cost, economic and financial implications and outcomes of these decisions. It aims to provide an understanding of the fundamental roles of accounting and finance for business students who do not need to develop specialist knowledge as well as to provide an understanding of key microeconomic and macroeconomic principles that inform business thought and practice.
Management and Organisations (30 Credits) - Compulsory
The aim of this module is to enable students to understand how managers operate in organisations in an international context. It will cover the development of management and theories explaining organisational behaviour. Students will develop the ability to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of various management theories.
Marketing Theory and Practice (30 Credits) - Compulsory
This module is designed to provide students with an overview of key marketing concepts and techniques, as they apply in a variety of organisations and in both conventional and online environments. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the core role of marketing in determining the growth potential of an enterprise, including the value of the marketing mix in ensuring successful marketing implementation and the significance of external and internal operating environments for marketing practice.
Applications and Research in Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory
This module provides an interesting and enjoyable introduction to basic statistical, research, and ICT methods for the collection, analysis and presentation of business data. Students will be required to do calculations by hand and use appropriate software though the emphasis is on the interpretation and communication of results.
Work, Organisation and Society (30 Credits) - Compulsory
The aim of this module is to enable students to develop a critical understanding of the multifaceted social processes that are imperative to organizational life, and through which organisations may exert influence on ourselves as much as on society at large in order to pursue their objectives. The module will cover a wide array of theories pertaining to organizational behaviour, organization theory, sociology, psychology and economical issues as far as they are relevant for the understanding of these social processes. Students will develop their own abilities to analyse these theories critically, build up their own views on how to think and feel about these emergent issues as well as empower themselves with the capacity to argue and support these views in an academically rigorous manner.
Operations Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory
This module aims to broaden and expand students knowledge of the concepts and techniques required for the design, operation and control of business processes. Cases and practical exercises are relevant to a variety of commercial, manufacturing and service organisations. The module builds on the IT and quantitative skills developed in the first year.
Business Environment Analysis (30 Credits) - Compulsory
In this module students will begin to acquire the knowledge and skills typically required for more advanced study of businesses and in managerial decision-making. Students will learn to analyse business environments and handle information using techniques, models and frameworks that will also start to build higher level employability skills.
HRM in a Global Context (30 Credits) - Optional
This module builds upon knowledge gained at level 4 about the business environment and about the general management functions operating within organisations and develops an understanding of the international context of dealing with people issues in organisations.
Sustainable Products (30 Credits) - Optional
This module aims to examine the importance of sustainable products to firms in order to reduce climate-related risks. The module explores the factors behind developing sustainable products from the perspectives of the environment, the firm, and the product itself.
Brand Management (30 Credits) - Optional
The aim of this module is to develop a student s understanding of branding, brand management and brand communications. In particular, the module will focus on developing strategies to create and sustain successful brands and on developing efficient brand communication strategies.
Strategic Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory
This module aims to present a broad and integrated view of strategic management in organisations; to outline and offer a range of critical perspectives on key concepts of strategy; to introduce generic strategies at the corporate, business and functional levels; to provide a range of analytical models and concepts that can be applied in assessing the strategic capability of an organisation and the environment in which it operates.
New Product and Service Development (30 Credits) - Compulsory
The module aims to help students learn how to use state-of-the-art management techniques to identify markets, develop new product or service ideas, measure customer benefits, design successful new products services . It focuses on how companies can analyse and effectively manage their risks while innovating. The module will be relevant to students who expect to work directly or indirectly in product or service management as well as those who are interested in general management and consulting.
Innovation management (30 Credits) - Compulsory
This module aims to develop a systematic understanding of the role of innovation as a key success factor in dynamic business environment, and the main strategic and organisational challenges firms face in managing innovation. The module provides an up-to-date overview of the main theories and models of innovation, as well as illustrates successful organisational practices through analysis of case studies
Business Start-up (30 Credits) - Optional
This is a synoptic of module which aims to ensure that students can demonstrate how to develop a business plan and put it into operation. This will be achieved by students showing an understanding of the appropriate academic theories and an application of the necessary analytical tools to achieve a successful business startup. In particular, the module aims to facilitate the development of a unique business plan in which students will learn, practice and apply the necessary academic and practical knowledge base and skills set, including team working, required for the establishment of a new business. This preparation follows through to provide students with the opportunity to study the establishment of small business in a practical context, giving students an insight into the nuts and bolts of setting up and running their own small business. Especially important is the reconciliation of theory to practical realities including interaction with the appropriate government agencies, professional and commercial bodies. Finally, students are encouraged to reflect on whether they are suited to setting up their own small business or continuing their college business on a commercial basis.
Managing Business Projects (30 Credits) - Optional
This module aims to provide students with a detailed understanding, based on professional work in the field, of the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of projects in a variety of sectors. Students will be able to explore how projects are managed using up-to-date project management tools and technologies. The role of projects in the wider economy, within organisations will also be analysed and students will be able to enhance individual effectiveness in the world of work through practical work on project management.
Research Project (30 Credits) - Optional
This module provides an excellent opportunity for students to demonstrate higher order employability skills such as the ability to design and deliver a small research project; learn independently and through supervision, and undertake an extended, methodical piece of work. A well-executed research project will give students something to distinguish themselves from their peers as well as the opportunity to show why they might be a superior candidate for graduate employment.