Accounting and Finance for Business (Semester 1)
Accounting and Finance for Business introduces students to key accounting and finance topics. They are introduced to financial statements, and use a number of case studies to understand the role of finance in the business environment.
Business Analysis (Semester 1)
This module is designed to help students to develop a range of statistical and computing skills that will be valuable to them during the course of their academic programmes and in their future careers in business. Although there are not pre-requisites for this module it is assumed that students have basic mathematical skills.
Contemporary Business Issues (Semester 1)
This module prepares students for the academic study of business by developing a knowledge of contemporary and emerging business issues to support students’ personal, academic and professional development to prepare for work in the modern business environment.
Economics (Semester 1)
The aim of the module is to introduce students to the fundamental economic issues stemming from the scarcity of resources. The relationship between business and the economic problem is analysed by means of micro and macro-economic models to equip students with an understanding of decision-making at the levels of the market, the firm and the nation.
Marketing Principles and Practice (Semester 1)
The aim of the module is to provide students with an introduction to marketing, its fundamental concepts and an overview of marketing practice. Students will cover the development of the marketing concept and examine the ways in which it differs from the production, product, and sales approaches to business. This will develop into a wider understanding of the differences between the operational role of marketing and how it is applied as an organisational focus.
People Management in the 21st Century (Semester 1)
This module focuses on the behavioural aspects of people management in organisations. This is a vital area of study because the ability to understand behaviour in the workplace is a necessary prerequisite for making informed choices and for influencing organisational action such as decision making regarding organisational objectives, and leading and influencing the behaviour of others in order to see that the decisions are implemented. It is anticipated that by the end of the module students will be able to evaluate objectively and understand organisational behavioural situations and determine the best course of action from a range of perspectives.
Employee Development and Employee Relations (Semester 1)
This module will examine the development of Learning and Development practice, government policy interventions in Learning and Development for competitiveness; coaching and mentoring, L&D tools, techniques and delivery mechanisms available to the practitioner. The module also focuses on the nature of the employment relationship and employee relations in the UK, concepts of employee voice and engagement and power in organisations, trade unionism in the UK; collective bargaining and organisational downsizing and redundancy.
Employment Law (Semester 1)
This module provides you with a platform for understanding the legal frameworks which underpin people practices and policies in organisations and to appreciate the context within which these frameworks operate.
Research Methods (PR) (Semester 2)
This module is designed to enable you to develop your skills and expertise in quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and to independently design and conduct an effective piece of research.
Work Based Learning in HRM (Semester 2)
The aim of the module is develop your skills in seeking and obtaining a paid work placement of a minimum of three weeks’ duration. It will also develop your skills in learning from work experience and apply your HRM academic learning to the work place.
Accounting for Business (CMI) (Semester 1)
Accounting for Business extends the scope of financial accounting for professionals to more advanced topics in financial accounting. It aims to develop knowledge and skills in understanding and applying accounting standards particularly in the preparation of financial statements of entities, including groups. Understanding the theoretical framework and how to analyse and interpret financial statements are essential.
Developing Sustainable Enterprise (Semester 1)
The aims of the module are to introduce students to the relationship between business and the challenges and opportunities of business sustainability, and to encourage the development of enterprising skills to meet these challenges.
e-Business (Semester 1)
The aim of this module is to explore the business paradigm shift that arises from application of emerging information and communication technologies. The module is aimed at anyone wishing to gain an understanding of business activities and interaction between business and the business environment (customers, suppliers…) and how technologies can be deployed to enhance these activities.
Human Resource Management (CMI) (Semester 2)
This module aims to equip you with the ability to understand and analyse core HRM concepts, operational Human Resource activities and responsibilities and relate these to a range of organisational contexts.
Project Management (apm, CMI) (Semester 1)
This module aims to examine critically the role of project management within a contemporary business context. It also explains how specific project management applications play an important role in producing successful business outcomes and examines the philosophies, principles, structures and methodologies of project management.
Dissertation (40 Credits) (Semester 1 and 2)
The aim of the module is to provide you with the opportunity to focus on an area of HRM of particular interest to you, develop your research skills and apply the theory of the subject to a business oriented issue.
Employee Reward and Resourcing (Semester 2)
To provide a critical understanding of the core human resources’ principles, theories and concepts supporting the effective acquisition and reward of employees in the modern organisation.
Strategic Human Resource Management (Semester 1)
This module aims to equip you with the ability to critically evaluate the strategic nature of HRM within the changing context of work and to evaluate effective management of people strategies.
Strategic Management (Semester 1)
The aim of the module is to provide you with an understanding of the impact of the business environment and the resources of the organisation, both human and material, on strategic planning and choice. This will enable you to consider strategic alternatives, evaluate their suitability and make you aware of the complex issues involved in implementing strategy and managing strategic change.
Business Ethics (Semester 2)
The module will consist of a broad syllabus addressing practical considerations of the nature of ethics, progressing through learning of a range of traditional and post-modern ethical theories, and the appreciation of these theories in the practical setting of modern business processes. You will study topics such as corporate social responsibility, sustainability and the environment, professionalism and integrity, ethics and technology, financial scandals, whistle-blowing and other emerging issues, by reference to case studies.
Knowledge Management (Semester 2)
The module will cover the nature of knowledge. Epistemological issues, including typologies of knowledge, and the distinction between tacit and explicit knowledge will be examined as will the sources of knowledge. Knowledge as an intangible asset will be explored as will the measurement and evaluation of the contribution of knowledge to the strategic management of the organisation and the role of knowledge in business functions. In addition, the module will examine ethical issues in knowledge management and the nature and protection of intellectual property.
Service Management (Semester 2)
The module will acquaint students with the complex demands made upon service management organisations and the challenges that staff within them face. An understanding of the environments in which they operate will be developed and an appreciation of the different constraints placed upon them will be explored. The module will exam the range of alternatives that organisations can draw from and will include an investigation into the issues associated with service management across a wide range of situations. This will include the process of servitisation, managing the service encounter, service quality, service level, customer management and capacity management.