Content

The BA (Hons) in Applied Business and Management qualification covers the following modules and indicative areas of study:

Enhanced leadership

The ability to:

  • Lead with confidence
  • Be a resilient leader
  • Be a connecting leader

Managing change

  • The process and classification
  • Organisational learning
  • Leadership and management
  • The nature of business organisations
  • The nature of governance and change
  • Power and politics in change
  • Organisational culture and change
  • Teams and organisational change
  • Structure and change
  • Change interventions
  • Management theory and strategy

Project management

  • Assess the various definitions and characteristics of a project
  • Explore why organisations in different sectors need to engage in projects and consider different types of project
  • Evaluate the implications of the ‘project management triangle’ of scope, time and cost
  • Demonstrate an understanding of external business environmental factors and how they may affect a project (PESTLE)
  • Appreciate the various stages of project management and understand the various stakeholders involved
  • Examine critical success factors and ways in which projects may fail
  • Evaluate current IT availability and its application to project management

Finance for professionals

  • Understand the nature of accounting: financial accounts, accounting statements, adjustments, cash flow
  • Understand the nature of company finance
  • Evaluate accounting information and service
  • The facilitation of operational and financial control
  • Analysis and interpretation of financial reports
  • Management accounting

Work based investigation

  • The basis of management research and the different foundations for the development of knowledge
  • Methodology and research strategy in terms of research approach (inductive vs. deductive); types of data (qualitative vs. quantitative), access to data (e.g. sampling strategies) and quality of data (e.g. validity or situational)
  • Research methods: the tools and techniques used to identify data sources, capture, record and analyse data

Students will identify a relevant area for investigation within their workplace related to their field of academic study.  Students will be expected to present the rationale, objectives, outline the methodological approach and any associated ethical issues, all resulting in SMART recommendations to the benefit of their work place.