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Bachelor of Science in Business Management
This programme/qualification gives you a thorough grounding in Business Management and is a great a springboard for progressing to higher levels of academic study.Bachelor of Science in Business Management

YEAR 1
General courses for all Options:

  • Developing English Language Skills
  • Advanced English Language Skills
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Study and Communication Skills
  • Culture Studies
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Accounting and Economics
  • Seminar on Developing Leadership Skills (I and ii)
  • Seminar on Entrepreneurship: (i) Developing the Opportunity

(ii) The Start-Up

YEAR 2
Compulsory units:

  • Dynamic Business Environments- The world is changing at an ever-increasing rate; consumers are becoming more sophisticated and technology is part of our everyday lives. In order to be successful a business needs to be able respond to changes by assessing the opportunities and threats posed by the external environment as well as its own internal strengths and weaknesses.
    In this unit you will use a range of relevant tools and frameworks to analyse the impact of dynamic business environments and volatile markets on an organisation’s ability to compete successfully. This analysis is what shapes business strategys.
  • Enterprising Organisations- This unit develops an understanding of the principles of business and the different legal formations by which organisations operate. You will be introduced to common organisational structures and learn to evaluate quantitative and qualitative data to make judgements about the types of structures suitable for different businesses.
  • Employability and Self-development- This unit introduces you to the key skills, behaviours and attitudes you need to demonstrate in order to be ‘employable’, and how to improve through self-development and other learning opportunities. You will be introduced to self-development practices, including self-reflection. The unit will also help you develop a unique and informative Curriculum Vitae (or resume), complete job applications and prepare for job interviews.
  • Finance for Managers- This unit is designed to enable you to gain knowledge and understanding of accounting principles, processes and concepts that can be applied in a general management context. As a manager or aspiring manager, the unit aims to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills to complete and review financial accounting tasks. These tasks are required to prepare, review and interpret internal and external financial information to make effective analytical judgements and report findings to business stakeholders.
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship- In Introduction to Entrepreneurship, you will learn key success factors for enterprises and how to apply these to successfully innovate, develop and grow a business. Key business strategies, business development and the management of the enterprise through the business cycle will be explored. For each element of learning, you will develop skills for applying theories and good practice for entrepreneurial success. Many of the skills learnt in the unit can be successfully applied in start-up enterprises or are transferable for use in everyday business.
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods- Quantitative skills are recognised as indispensable for aspiring managers and entrepreneurs. The focus of the Quantitative Methods syllabus is to: Develop quantitative thinking and skills, Develop skills in gathering and computing numbers, Cultivate the ability to present, interpret and communicate quantitative results for managerial decision making, Build a robust quantitative foundation for other business units. Quantitative skills built at this level will help you to apply a number of concepts in other core areas of business management – marketing, accounting, finance and human resource management. Many decisions in these areas require quantitative skills, for example, calculating the sales volume for recovering costs, determining the price of a new product, estimating demand for the product, measuring the overall performance of the business.
  • Project Management- In the current business environment, a key business skill covering multiple disciplines is the ability to manage projects from inception to delivery. This is a different challenge to being involved with regular ‘business as usual’ work as very often projects will impact directly the overall performance of the organisation. This unit expands the basic theory of project management into a practical, operational context and integrates all the fundamental tools and techniques required to manage projects successfully. You will study modern project management techniques – network planning, critical path analysis, costing and budgeting, and resource management. Subsequent activities include progress monitoring, trouble-shooting and controls.
  • Dynamic and Collaborative Teams- This unit introduces you to teamwork and the characteristics of effective teams. It will address team member skills and how to build effective working relationships within different types of teams and business structures, including virtual environments. As part of this, it will explore how teams need to be led, motivated, managed and monitored in order to be effective. As team working is not always easy, the unit also explores the difficulties that might be faced in different settings, and how to recognise and diffuse conflict. As a consequence of completing the unit, you will evaluate your own skillset in relation to team work in order to optimise input into the teams you are part of, which will ultimately maximise your contribution to meeting business objectives.

YEAR 3
This level qualification will develop a strategic understanding of business management principles and practical application
Compulsory units (as in Business Management):

  • Managing Agile Organisations and People- This unit will explore the traditional nature and form of organisations and how the external environment has led to the emergence of new business models and ways of working. The implications of this on the role and scope of management will be considered drawing out the professional implications for those aspiring to a career in management. A range of contemporary working practices will be studied, examining their risks and benefits, leading to an understanding of how these can best be deployed. The unit will also consider the contribution staff can make in helping ensure sustainable organisational success.
  • Innovation and Business Performance- This unit focuses upon the importance of business performance and the need to identify, develop and utilise the appropriate forms of measurement that are essential for informed managerial decisions and for evaluating results. The impact of innovation within an organisation is very much part of this focus. The unit aims to provide you with a theoretical framework of the concept of innovation that can be used to assess its impact in a range of business contexts.
  • Effective Financial Management- The focus of this unit is the management of financial resources in a business. It addresses the applied techniques that managers need in order to make informed financial decisions and also addresses the critical and theoretical knowledge and skills that managers need in a financial role. The aims of Effective Financial Management is to enable you to: Assess the objectives of financial management, Evaluate organisational activities, processes and performance, Understand the impact of the financial risk on financial management in a business, Examine and explain how businesses can finance their activities, Evaluate options for the financing of a business, Apply techniques to make appropriate investment decisions etc.
  • International Business Economics and Markets- This unit develops a strong understanding of economic theory and principles in the everchanging and dynamic international marketplace. When a firm decides to engage in international trade, they have a number of options to choose from and the aim of the unit is to make you aware of the relevance of each method of entry through the analysis of case histories. A key focus will be how multinational firms and organisations operate in a competitive marketplace.
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  • Operations Management- The effective management of operations is vital in modern day business. This module will introduce you to operations, logistics and supply chain management, a essential topic which offers excellent employment opportunities. We will consider challenges in introducing a successful operations and supply chain approach, how internal operations will have to work together to achieve common objectives, and how organisations need to co-operate at a strategic level. The focus of this module will be the study of different real-life operations and supply chain methods adopted by companies.
  • Analytical Decision-making- This unit is designed to provide you with the theoretical, practical and technical knowledge to identify, define, analyse and interpret data from a broad range of sources to support critical business decisions in a variety of contexts and using a range of methodologies.
    You will gain technical skills in research methodology including the collection, analysis and interpretation of multiple data sets using narrative and predictive techniques and models. These skills will encourage you to develop your business acumen and will be useful in conjunction with other units within the level 5 syllabus, for example the Innovation and Business Performance unit.
  • Managing Stakeholder Relationships- It is important for organisations to take a pro-active approach to managing stakeholder relationships if they are to protect their reputation, recognise new opportunities and continue to grow.
  • Analytical Decision-making- This unit is designed to provide you with the theoretical, practical and technical knowledge to identify, define, analyse and interpret data from a broad range of sources to support critical business decisions in a variety of contexts and using a range of methodologies.
    You will gain technical skills in research methodology including the collection, analysis and interpretation of multiple data sets using narrative and predictive techniques and models. These skills will encourage you to develop your business acumen and will be useful in conjunction with other units within the level 5 syllabus, for example the Innovation and Business Performance unit.In this unit, you will explore different stakeholders in depth, analysing their potential impact and influence in order to develop relevant relationship management strategies that will enable organisations to overcome threats, take advantage of opportunities, achieve their objectives and protect their brand.

YEAR 4

Compulsory units

    • Leading Strategic Change- This unit focuses upon the leadership principles required to bring an organisation and its stakeholders through strategic change. It explores key models and methodologies and their application within a business context. Understanding how these principles support a company’s vision, values and strategic direction is also covered by this unit. Strategic organisational change will be looked at, firstly by examining an organisation’s current position in its market and environment and then by considering drivers for change and the impact of these changes.
    • Business Strategy and Decision-making- This unit focuses on the structure, process and scope of developing and evaluating appropriate business strategies in varied market contexts. The nature of strategy and decision-making means that there is some commonality between this unit and others; the focus for this unit is the process and selection of a strategy rather than its execution.
    •  Business Ethics and Sustainability- This unit will develop your understanding of the role of ethics in business operations, including Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Responsible Management. You will examine the origins, theory and practice of these closely interconnected issues. You will consider the complexities facing international management when engaging with stakeholders from diverse cultures and examine ethics through the lens of a global business agenda alongside local cultural insight. By the end of the unit you will be confident to discuss both practical and theoretical issues relating to ethics and the relationship between business and society in an international context.

Other units

  • Strategic Stakeholder Relationships- This unit will take you through a step by step process that will enable you to identify, analyse and prioritise an organisation’s stakeholders from a strategic perspective, and then to plan, implement and review the engagement process in relation to a specific project. You will explore the concepts of power and influence, deploying a range of models and strategies including relationship management techniques, communications, personal leadership, influence and lobbying.
  • Corporate Finance- Corporate Finance is a fundamental feature of modern business. In a competitive and complex business environment, decisions on from where a business obtains finance and the investment opportunities that it chooses to pursue are often critical. This unit will provide you with knowledge of the key principles and concepts that are important in these decisions. It will also equip you with the skills that are needed to apply this knowledge in a contemporary work environment.
  • Advanced Project Management- Projects are a constant feature of organisations and the need for effective project management is essential. Employers confirm that staff with this type of practical knowledge and skills are consistently hard to recruit. This unit will build on the fundamental principles covered in the Project Management (Level 4) unit and enable you to develop knowledge of the advanced principles, practices and techniques vital to the successful leadership and commercial management of complex projects.