Managing business operations
This module aims to introduce learners to key aspects of all businesses and how they operate within the wider business environment as well as internally. Learners will gain knowledge and understanding of key business functions and their importance to business success.
This module aims to develop the learner’s knowledge of the business environment and its impact on organizations. This includes factors that shape the internal environment and other external influences. Using this knowledge, learners will be able to develop approaches for managing change.
This module explores the skills of different approaches to learning and examines the significance of time management. It investigates the skills managers need to develop to solve problems and to make decisions, as well as discussing the issue of managing stress.
The entrepreneurial manager
This module aims to identify competing perspectives on the nature of entrepreneurial management as both a function and a process supporting the process of organizational change and development.
Business planning and goal setting
This module aims to identify mechanisms for the setting of organizational goals and their achievement as part of the process of business planning.
The manager’s toolkit
This module provides a selection of the most useful tools used in management and explores some of the uses of each. It aims to provide sufficient information to understand the principles behind each tool and enable them to be used with confidence. The module aims to help learners analyze situations within the organization; develop solutions to organizational problems; evaluate an organization’s position in its operating and competitive environment, and develop elements of an effective organizational strategy.
Managing and using finance
This module aims to provide an outline of the use and management of finance within an organization. This includes an introduction to accounting and financial terminology. Learners are also introduced to the basics of financial reporting.
Managing and using marketing
This module aims to develop knowledge of marketing as a key management tool. This includes understanding the marketing planning process and the role of internal as well as external marketing. Using this knowledge, learners will be able to understand the value of marketing activities to an organization.
Psychology of entrepreneurship
This module aims to introduce the fundamental principles of the science of psychology, relating them to the entrepreneurial perspective of business management.
Innovation and creativity
This module describes the role of innovation and creativity for organizations. It considers models used to help understand and recognize their importance, as well as techniques to facilitate their use as part of strategic development.