On completion of this course you will be able to:
- be sensitive to international business practices and contribute to the leadership, strategy and management of change.
- assess critically the relationship between organisations, their external context, and their management process.
- review critically and apply creatively the body of knowledge relating to organisations, their external context, and their management process.
- make informed judgements about the appropriate application of theory to managerial practice in relation to organisations, their external context and their management process.
- evaluate and recommend options for the improvement of managerial practice in relation to organisations, their external context and their management process.
What will I study?
Human Resources Management
- Provides the knowledge required to understand the organisational importance of creating a performance management culture aligned to strategic business objectives.
Financial and Management Accounting
- Provides a foundation in the theory and practice of general accounting in both public and private sectors.
Principles of Marketing
- Develops students' awareness and understanding of the integrated role that marketing plays in business and the impact it has on society from both a business and consumer perspective.
The following compulsory module:
- Introduces students to the principles of international business. It is designed to help students to understand the international business environment in terms of variation in political, economic, social, cultural, legal and ethical dimensions.
Plus two of the following modules:
- Familarises the student with international brand management theory and practice.
- Critically examines contemporary financial issues from a business perspective through the linking of theoretical explanations of financial debates and phenomenon to real and applied business examples.
- Develops students' knowledge and understanding of the nature of E-Business and E-Commerce and how it differs from traditional business modules, as well as analyse the Internet infrastructure and the variety of firms competing in E-Business markets.
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
- Provides students with knowledge of the significance of entrepreneurship and the small business sector within developed and developing economies, and enables a research-led understanding of the sociological factors that affect the small business birth, growth, success and failure internationally.
Operations and Supply Chain Management
- Provides students with an understanding of the management of the creation of goods and services and their delivery to the customer.
- Concerned with how firms are able to achieve sustainable competitive strategic advantage.
- Focuses on the key theories and models necessary for students to understand and to be able to create and implement strategy, and critically to achieve sustainable competitive advantage in a global context.
Leadership and Change
- Introduces contemporary thinking about the processes of change and the role of leadership in that area. Specific attention will be paid to geographical and cultural variation in the ways in which leadership and change are conceptualised, analysed and practised.
The following year round module will also be studied:
Management Skills and Personal Development
- Designed to stimulate the personal and professional development of students and to enhance employability. It covers a range of topics including: verbal and non-verbal communication; multicultural team work and cultural intelligence; presentation skills; and creativity and problem solving.