During your first year you will explore different areas of business. You will be introduced to areas such as organisations, their structure and human resource management concepts; you will learn about the nature and complexity of business organisations; you will get a sense of how businesses design and control business operations. In addition, you will start understanding how economic factors affect business decision and how different marketing concepts contrasts with alternative business philosophies. You will also get to understand the fundamentals of accounting and finance. At the end of the year, you will undertake your first work placement.
In your second year, you will learn how to apply managerial and leadership models into your professional practice. You will also get additional exposure to marketing and finance. You will study the areas of English and EU law that directly affect the legal structure and operations of businesses and you will also select an area of expertise where you may want to make an original contribution to knowledge through a dissertation in your final year. At the end of the year, you will go on your second work placement.
During your third year, you will get into more specialised areas in management including strategic decision management, environmental and sustainability and you will study some highly current trends in business such as e-business and e-marketing. You will also have the option to specialise in other areas amongst them are International Management, Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Creativity, Business Ethics, International Marketing. You will have the option to undertake a project based on Professional Learning Through Work or Academic Research.
On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following: