• On successful completion of this module students will:
    - Understand the nature of contemporary people management in its broader context (including product markets, business strategy, labour markets, organisations, occupational structures, industry sector and national business systems) (Component A and B)
    - Understand the contemporary employment relationship and its constituent elements (Component A and B)
    - Critically assess core concepts and contemporary practice in HRM, including reward and performance management, employee involvement and resourcing (Component A and B)
    - Apply theory and ‘real-life’ practice in HRM, and understand the role of line managers in enacting HRM policies and practices (Component A and B)
    - Understand critical HRM concerns, including ethical decision-making and managing diversity (Component A and B)
    - Appreciate good practice and start to develop competence in a range of people management and employability skills including interview, conducting performance appraisals and handling workplace grievance (Component A and B)
    - An understanding and appreciation of the meaning of acquired skills in a work context, of those skills of most valued by graduate employers and how these skills are developed in their studies and other contexts
    (Component B).

  • On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
    - Assess the significance and concept of quality in the design, production and delivery of products and services. (Component A)
    - Identify and analyse key variables that impact on successful design, implementation and improvement of an operating system. (Component A)
    - Describe the role of effective supply chain management and purchasing practice can play in delivering customer value. (Component A)
    - Indicate critical factors that may influence the process of matching demand with supply, for both consumer and supplier. (Component A, B)
    - Gain exposure to information technology tools and techniques that can inform and influence purchasing. (Component A)
    - Relate Operations thinking to organisations within our society to assess levels of good practice. (Component A)
    - Appraise research sources independently, in order to investigate and evaluate business and management issues. (Component B)
    - Can select appropriate techniques of evaluation and clarify the relevance and significance of the data collected. (Component B)
    - Develop critical thinking and analysis regarding assumptions and presented evidence. (Component B)
    - Demonstrate numerate and quantitative skills including data analysis and interpretation. (Component A, B)
    - Perform effective self management in terms of time planning, research activity and individual initiative. (Component B)

  • On successful completion of this module students will be able to:


    - Demonstrate an understanding of global competitive advantage and the problems associated with establishing and maintaining global competitive advantage over time.
    - Appreciate the different strategic alternatives available to firms when they extend their activities across international borders.
    - Understand what drives international business and the opportunities and challenges of establishing international competitive advantage.
    - Analyse how corporate and national differences affects MNC performance.
    - Understand the process of international strategies neutralizing country risk factors.
    - Understand the process of international strategies working out to rule out certain market entry strategies.
    - Deal with a complex literature and show evidence of self-direction and originality in tackling the problems thrown up by the latest insights in managing across boundaries.
    - Work and learn in intercultural and international teams, thereby gaining an appreciation of the complexity and challenges facing managers who operate
    in an international setting.

  • On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:  - Demonstrate an informed understanding of the roles and purposes of different types of organisational enquiry and business research (A, B) - Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practice of the design of research and other investigative projects (B) - Demonstrate the ability to evaluate, select and pursue different enquiry approaches, methods and methodologies (B) - Demonstrate an understanding of ethics in the enquiry process. (B) - Understand, select and apply different methods of enquiry relative to context. (B) - Be familiar with relevant business (and other) databases. (B) - Interpret and evaluate published business and management research and other evidence. (B) - Design and propose an extended enquiry project.(B) - Self critically reflect on the quality of their own work. (A) - Develop core skills in working accurately and creatively with qualitative and quantitative data. (A)

  • On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
     Understand, evaluate and apply key investment theories in the context of a private investment portfolio decision making (A,B)
     Evaluate the operation and performance of UK equity markets (A,B)
     Demonstrate the application of financial market instruments in the construction of a private investment portfolio (A,B)
     Identify, access and understand multiple sources of financial information (B)
     Critically evaluate financial, market and economic data for investment decision making in the context of a private investment portfolio ((B)
     Calculate, interpret and apply key investment ratios (A,B)
     Confidently communicate conclusions and recommendations in oral and written form (B)
     Contribute effectively as part of a team in group tasks (B)
     Evaluate own performance and reflect on own learning, seeking a making use of feedback (B)

  • On successful completion of this module students will be able to:


     Extract and analyse financial data and information (B and A).
     Prepare cost information for both short term and long term decision making (A and B).
     Critically appraise the impact of accounting on organisations and their stakeholders (A and B).
     Evaluate the methods of managing working capital within organisations.
     Explain how financial information systems within business organisations aid senior managers in planning and controlling activities, within particular reference to the role of budgets (A).
     Prepare simple budgetary control information. (B)
     Identify the potential organisational & behavioural implications of using accounting and management control systems (A and B).
     Explore the use of performance measurement systems in organisations, with particular reference to scorecard type systems.
     Write reports in a suitable form for use in business organisations (B)