This unit presents a systematic approach to the study of strategy building upon an array of ideas and theories ranging from industrial organisation theory and institutional economics. This unit outlines the fundamentals of strategic management and will give students an introduction in this important area of business management.
Marketing in Practice
This unit introduces the strategic context and contribution of marketing in a variety of organisational, theoretical and practical contexts. It covers recognised principles, models and concepts of marketing and examines them from a practical business and competitive perspective.
Finance for Managers
This unit investigates and introduces basic theories, concepts and application of financial accounting, management accounting and finance in a modern organisation. Students are not expected to become proficient in specific aspects of the different financial tools and techniques discussed in the unit. Rather, as aspiring middle managers, they are expected to understand how the financial professional in an organisation can integrate with the other management functions to support and achieve the organisational strategic objectives.
This unit builds on the tools and techniques from Strategy Management and is concerned with the strategic choices available to organisations to achieve competitive advantage in a global economy. The managerial decisions, processes and activities, that allow the creation and implementation of an effective global strategy are discussed and reflected-upon through a combination of theories and real-World case studies. This unit explains that strategic management is the one of the most imperative considerations in the global economy. Organisations and managers can no longer base their strategies on the assumption that global markets will remain stable with steady growth.
Global Operations and Supply Chain Logistics
This unit introduces the core concepts of logistics and supply chain management from both a global and regional perspective. The unit examines in detail the latest practices in logistics and supply chain management utilising real business examples, case studies and theory.
Critical Enquiry for Entrepreneurs and Leaders
This unit explores organisations as embedded in socio-political environments. Students will be challenged to question business ethics, develop their understanding of neo-liberalism, globalisation, managerialism and communitarianism with a view to developing ethically, socially and environmentally responsible graduates.
Critical Management Studies
This unit builds on ‘Critical Enquiry for Entrepreneurs and Leaders’ unit. It further enhances students understanding of organisations as embedded in socio-political environments. Students will be challenged to question themes such as business ethics, neo-liberalism, globalisation, managerialism or communitarianism with a view to developing socially, ethically and environmentally responsible graduates.
Dissertation - Management
This is a final capstone project. It is a research dissertation on a business problem underpinned by primary fieldwork and/or secondary research on the challenges that businesses face within the area under study.