INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (CORE, 20 CREDITS)
The aim of this module is to provide you with the skills and knowledge to be able go into a business and apply various accounting techniques to assist a wide range of stakeholders, making a variety of decisions in relation to a business.
On completion of the module you will be able to use accounting techniques to design and monitor systems to collect, record and summarise business transactions and interpret results. You will be able to understand the nature and importance of stewardship. You will gain an introduction into the international regulation of accounting and accounting information. As well as being able to consider both the professional and business ethical dimensions of the information you will be providing.
MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING & ANALYTICS I (CORE, 20 CREDITS)
In this module you will develop a fundamental understanding of the key analytical tools and techniques of management accounting. The module is designed to introduce you to the nature of management accounting and its role is supporting organisational decision making through descriptive and diagnostic analytics, considering issues such as big data analytics.
Analytics and ethics in the context of Management Accounting will be a continued theme in the module, including corporate, social responsibility and accounting for sustainability.
On completing the module you will be able to correctly apply Management Accounting analytical techniques and use appropriate conclusions to support decision making in a business context. The module is an excellent grounding on which to continue your studies of Management Accounting for example progression to Management Accounting and Analytics II at level 5.
BUSINESS ANALYSIS FOR DECISION MAKING (CORE, 20 CREDITS)
The module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills of applying a variety of quantitative analytical tools to support business decision making. The module is delivered to you using weekly lectures and IT workshops, the workshops principally concentrate on the development of your spreadsheet skills and interpretation of the analysis undertaken.
The module will lead you to the development of basic analytical skills and confidence in handling numeric data using a spreadsheet. In doing so, it will expose you to a wide range of quantitative techniques for use in modelling, analysis and interpretation of business problems.
You will become aware of the role of modelling as an aid to business problem solving. Furthermore, you will gain an understanding of the role of MS Excel as an aid to data analysis and the development of various business problem solving models.
MANAGING PEOPLE AT WORK (CORE, 20 CREDITS)
This module aims to provide you with an introduction to the foundation theory and practice of management. It encourages you to understand the principal challenges facing managers and will give you an overview of the key themes within organisational behaviour (OB).
Through weekly lectures you will be introduced to principles of OB and explore the relationships between theory and practice. In weekly seminars you will apply your understanding of theories and relevant research findings to Human Resources (HR) practice related case studies and draw connections to your own experiences of work. Issues you will discuss in this module may vary in order to reflect contemporary circumstances. The module will lead you to develop your own understanding of managerial challenges and skills necessary to tackle them. You will be challenged to reflect on your learning and how OB theories and relevant research findings have impacted you and your journey in becoming a practicing manager. On completing the module you will understand theoretical foundations of OB and its links to HR practice. You will further critically reflect on your own views of management and HR practice.
BUILDING BUSINESS PRACTICE (CORE, 20 CREDITS)
This module aims to provide you with the skills and abilities to tackle real life business problems and projects.
These problems and research projects will be appropriate to your specific programme of study and will result in an extensive and flexible knowledge base.
THERE ARE SIX MAIN FOCUS AREAS BASED ON:
• An ability to demonstrate and apply an understanding of relevant theory from your professional / academic area where appropriate
• Group Work skills (Team work)
• Research Skills (Information Literacy)
• Problem Solving Skills (Project Management)
• Communication Skills • Self-Directed Learning.
On completion of this module you will have developed effective problem-solving skills, become an effective collaborator and team player and further developed self-directed, lifelong learning skills.
GLOBAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT (CORE, 20 CREDITS)
The module is comprised of three blocks of material. The three blocks are:
This block will cover topics such as the process of globalisation, barriers to globalisation, the benefits and costs of globalisation for business, international trade, analysis of the external business environment, corporate social responsibility issues in the global economy, etc.
This block will focus on the market forces of supply and demand, supply and demand elasticity, government policy, gross domestic product (GDP), the consumer price index, a macroeconomic theory of the open economy, etc.
Topics covered in this block include foreign market entry modes, process of foreign direct investment, analytical frameworks for assessing national competitiveness, the risk assessment for business decisions, etc.