This unit provides a comprehensive assessment of the strategic challenges faced by organisations operating in an increasingly global business environment. You will examine strategic management concepts and theories and apply them to a wide range of case studies on contemporary multinational firms. This will deepen your understanding of complex management problems and enhance your analytical skills in finding solutions to them.
Business Ethics and Sustainability
This unit assesses the complexities and challenges of business ethics and sustainability by developing a moral imagination and the ability to analyse issues. This involves recognising the wider impact of business upon society and the natural environment and identifying the nature and scope of ethical and sustainability issues. We compare different ethical theories and models of sustainable business and then apply them to issues and actions in the business context. This requires the assessment of information from a wide range of sources and the evaluation of arguments and recommendations in the light of the evidence.
Work Based Learning (Role of the Manager)
This unit explores how the role of the manager varies at different levels and in different organisational contexts. It also looks at how managers learn and the principles of management development.
Corporate Financial Management
This unit provides a framework to allow you to appreciate the issues involved in corporate financial management. It examines the basic principles of financial management and applies them to the main decisions faced by financial managers. The unit covers the following topic areas; The objectives of financial management, Time Value of Money, Valuation Bonds / Company, Cost of Capital, Portfolio Theory, CAPM, Efficient Markets Hypothesis, Dividend Theory, Capital Structure, Investment Appraisal Techniques, Real Options.
The unit aims to develop knowledge and skills in project management, employing a practitioner and academic perspective.
Strategic Operations for Business Development
Explores strategic drivers, structural and infrastructural pre-requisites for the management of operations and logistics within the context of the external strategic environment and the extended value chain.
Digital and Social Media Marketing Communications Management
This unit allows you to develop strategies using digital marketing and social media campaigns. The unit discusses the relationships between digital marketing and social media, and organisational communications and business strategy, before exploring the opportunities available in the digital and social media marketplace.
Social and New Media Management
This unit explores the phenomena of social media and resistance/adoption across organisations - both private and voluntary sector. We include topics on; entrepreneurship, social networking, reputational risks, citizen voice, open source, creative commons. The unit also explores the new media economy, exploring web, gaming and social media industry.
Psychology at Work
This unit introduces you to the ways psychology can be used at work. The emphasis is on the practical application of psychological theory to solving everyday challenges at work and learning how to apply psychological insights to achieve a more productive and satisfying workplace. You will gain a critical awareness of the field of occupational psychology and develop your understanding of the psychological tools and resources available to you in your future career.
Applied Management Practice
This unit is designed for students who have taken a work placement who wish to continue a work based approach to
studying management in their final year. The unit covers subjects such as reflective learning techniques, organisational theory, role of the manager, management styles and managing in different contexts and industry sectors.
The main aim of this unit is to develop your enterprising behaviours, skills and attributes and build your awareness of entrepreneurial career paths. You will run a small business as part of a team supported by academics and business professionals. You will explore business opportunities through an outline business plan, attend a number of business start-up events, and engage in a series of enterprise workshops. You will capture your learning in your business portfolio.
This unit supports you as you put enterprise and entrepreneurship skills into practice by launching your own business. This practical unit that allows you to experience starting a business first hand. You will be assessed on their personal and business development via presentations and business model planning and execution.
Entrepreneurs, Business and Society
An in-depth study of entrepreneurship and the interplay between entrepreneurs, business and society. The unit aims to sensitise students to examine their own entrepreneurial orientation and how this might be contextualised in business formation.
Contemporary Perspectives on Human Resource Management
Critically assesses the strategic environment which shapes HRM, focuses on strategies for leading a HR function and examines key people strategies that organisations expect to deliver enhanced performance
Global Human Resource Management
This unit analyses the key features of employment systems in selected countries looking at the history of their development and comparing and contrasting their similarities and differences. It will analyse the impact of Multi-National Companies on HRM policies and practices and discuss the application of specific HRM policies and practices in a global context. The unit investigates the challenges of maintaining labour standards in a global context.
Leadership in Practice
This unit introduces you to the concepts and models of leadership, and explores how to lead teams and organisations. Key issues covered include diversity and ethical leadership, personality, psychological factors, and use of coaching and mentoring in relation to leadership development.
International Sports Ownership and Governance
This unit is designed to focus on the governance of sports organisations and the practices employed by their boards to carry out their governance role. Your studies focus on definitions of governance, models of ownership in sports organisations, profit and not for profit organisations, the role of sport in society, stakeholder representation, corporate social responsibility in sport, the role of the state, ethics and principles of good governance, sustainability in professional sport and challenges in the 21st century.
Business Analytics and Decision Making
In this unit academic learning meets with real world business situations with the intention of preparing students for, and providing opportunities in, the world of employment. Additionally, students will learn about and apply advanced analytical and decision making skills.
Business Project: Consultancy
The main aim of this unit is to enable you to enhance your personal and professional development in the field of business consultancy through solving a business problem for a client organisation. On completion of your research, you will present your findings to the client business which will help develop your presentation skills. You will also prepare a critical academic reflection on your experience drawing together theory and practice to facilitate your understanding of business processes.
Business Project: Young Enterprise
The main aim of this unit is to develop your enterprising behaviours, skills and attributes and build your awareness of entrepreneurial career paths. You will run a Young Enterprise business as part of a team supported by academics and business professionals. You will explore business opportunities through an outline business plan, attend a number of business start-up events, and engage in a series of enterprise workshops. You will capture your learning in your Young Enterprise business portfolio.
Business Project Research
A significant piece of research work, drawing upon academic theory to produce a critically reflective report.