Managing International Business
This module allows students to develop their understanding of the reasons why businesses may become involved in the international arena and the strategies they adopt to meet the challenges and respond to the opportunities in this environment
The module enables students to analyse the impact of external environmental factors such as culture, financial systems, entry barriers, technological developments, and risk factors which affect the policies, operations and strategies of private, public and third sector organisations in various parts of the world. The module will seek to build on students’ understanding of the international business environment which they have developed in previous parts of their programmes.
The aim of this module is to enable students to explore theoretical aspects of communication and to apply effective communication techniques in practice. Improving communication is a key issue for business organisations and is also an important area of professional development for individuals who need to collaborate in teams and persuade and negotiate with line managers, customers and other stakeholders. During this module students will be involved in critiquing organisational and individual communication practices and identifying and practising effective communication strategies, including collecting requirements, negotiating and giving and using feedback.
New Enterprise Creation
This module aims to integrate knowledge of entrepreneurship, corporate venturing and social enterprise with new venture creation. It will help create an advanced understanding of the process of new venture creation within the context of enterprise skills and the theory of entrepreneurship.
This module will help students appreciate the process of new venture creation within the context of their own enterprise skills and the theory of entrepreneurship.
This module aims develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the core concepts of financial management in an international business context. The module enables students to develop the ability to choose between alternative sources of finance and critically evaluate the effect of financing decisions on business
The module will seek to build on students’ appreciation of the role and application of working capital management in financial management and its role and application of investment appraisal techniques for making investment decisions in business organisations.
Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management
Students are introduced to the prevailing contemporary themes, issues, trends that affect HRM and the HR practitioner role. The module goes on to develop an understanding of the traditional and emerging HR practitioner roles and activities within business organizations.
Students learn about and evaluate the theories and perspectives underpinning HRM in a changing environment; the module asks students to consider HRM in changing environmental conditions and different settings and to apply their knowledge and understanding/analytical and synthesis skills in recommending pertinent courses of action in different cases.
The module exists primarily to support students in making sense of the overall behaviour of the organisations in which they will work, integrating past and future studies and experience with each other. Specifically it aims to:
– help students understand the nature and significance of strategic management;
– introduce them to theories, insights and methods which help a manager to think strategically; give them an opportunity to integrate previous learning into a strategic setting; and
– provide students with the opportunity to reflect critically on their direct and indirect experience of the strategic behaviour of organisations