Business and the Business Environment

Learning Outcomes 

By the end of this unit a student will be able to: 

1 Explain the different types, size and scope of organisations. 

2 Demonstrate the interrelationship of the various functions within an organisation and how they link to organisational structure. 

3 Use contemporary examples to demonstrate both the positive and negative influence/impact the macro environment has on business operations. 

4 Determine the internal strengths and weaknesses of specific businesses and explain their interrelationship with external macro factors

Marketing Essentials

Learning Outcomes 

By the end of this unit a student will be able to: 

1 Explain the role of marketing and how it interrelates with other functional units of an organisation. 

2 Compare ways in which organisations use elements of the marketing mix (7Ps) to achieve overall business objectives. 

3 Develop and evaluate a basic marketing plan.

Human Resource Management

Learning Outcomes 

By the end of this unit a student will be able to: 

1 Explain the purpose and scope of Human Resource Management in terms of resourcing an organisation with talent and skills appropriate to fulfil business objectives. 

2 Evaluate the effectiveness of the key elements of Human Resource Management in an organisation. 

3 Analyse internal and external factors that affect Human Resource Management decision-making, including employment legislation. 

4 Apply Human Resource Management practices in a work-related context.

Management Operation

Learning Outcomes 

By the end of this unit a student will be able to: 

1 Differentiate between the role of a leader and the function of a manager. 

2 Apply the role of a leader and the function of a manager in given contexts. 

3 Demonstrate an appreciation of the role leaders and managers play in the operations function of an organisation. 

4 Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between leadership and management in a contemporary business environment.

Management Accounting

Learning Outcomes 

By the end of this unit a student will be able to: 

1 Demonstrate an understanding of management accounting systems. 

2 Apply a range of management accounting techniques. 

3 Explain the use of planning tools used in management accounting.

4 Compare ways in which organisations could use management accounting to respond to financial problems.

Managing a successful Business Project

Learning Outcomes 

By the end of this unit a student will be able to: 

1 Establish project aims, objectives and timeframes based on the chosen theme. 

2 Conduct small-scale research, information gathering and data collection to generate knowledge to support the project. 

3 Present the project and communicate appropriate recommendations based on meaningful conclusions drawn from the evidence findings and/or analysis. 

4 Reflect on the value gained from conducting the project and its usefulness to support sustainable organisational performance.