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.


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.


Management and Operations

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.


Business and the Business Environment

Learning outcomes


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

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 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 Outcome 

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 
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.