Core Modules and Electives
Stage One - September to December
Foundations of Knowledge and Professional Skills
Provides you with the requisite quantitative awareness and analysis of the production of ‘knowledge’ within management, marketing and finance and encourages you to begin developing the necessary personal skills for both academic and business environments.
You will examine organisational culture; motivation groups and organisation; organisational development; human resource issues; and structure and work organisation.
You will study accounting information for decision making, planning and control; cost and activity management; the budgeting process; performance appraisal; and investment appraisal.
You will examine integration of marketing and product design; strategy and product marketing; identifying new markets from product innovation; and marketing and product delivery.
You will examine the nature of strategy; the role of rationality; learning and the organisation; managing risks; competitive advantage; and creating strategic objectives.
Stages Two and Three - January to May
This module introduces the firm; equity; issuing shares; costs of issue; rights issues etc; debt; warrants; convertibles; leasing and quasi-debt; valuation of a company; mergers; growth and failure and disinvestment.
Business Ethics in a Global Context
What are ethics? Why are they important? Traditional examinations of ethics; a ‘new’ ethics; legitimacy and corporate life; corporate social responsibility.
*Subject to availability
Stage Four - May to September