The level 6 BA (Hons) in Business Management, continues to build on skills developed during level 4 and 5 foundation degree. It is designed to develop student knowledge and skills in business management practice.
The broad curriculum from foundation degree to the BA (Hons) degree covers all the main business disciplines and focuses on contemporary issues. The level 6 course will give you the appropriate opportunity to continue to develop skills whilst applying these to resolve various problems encountered by businesses, including skills of analysis and interpretation which will be useful in subsequent career or future study.
Students will be able to analyse and evaluate the different options open to organisations, and will understand the process of creating a business strategy, reflecting on the contexts in which organisations work and appreciate how uncertain external factors affect strategic direction. On completion of the course students will know about planning and controlling business activities, and will have the ability to apply business-specific tools to a wide range of scenarios and problems.
The aim and purpose of this module is to propose and undertake a contextualised research dissertation which will support the development of a range of academic and transferable skills including critical thinking, specialist knowledge and understanding through research, planning and time management, analysis and evaluation of both primary and secondary research, summary and presentation of data, structured writing, decision making and justification and the discussion and application of theory.
This module aims to develop an appreciation of the contemporary internal and external environmental issues which affect strategic decision making within organisations. It will explore and develop evaluative skills in the use of frameworks as a tool for strategic decision making within business environments
Business Information Systems
The module aims to develop the student’s critical awareness of the range of issues that are brought into play when organisations consider how to manage and use data. It also aims to identify and consider the management issues that arise from the development and implementation of data capture, data collection, data and knowledge management and the impact of how it informs and improves strategy and planning, providing the organisation with competitive advantage.
Developing People and Organisations
This module will analyse organisations in terms of organisational and people development.
It will facilitate the analysis of new ideas and implementation of such via company research.
The value of organisation development practices and interventions and their effect on business
performance will be assessed and evaluated. The module shall consider the significance of creating a challenging organisational learning strategy and encourage critical awareness of how contemporary organisations implement a culture of organisational learning and development.
New Venture Creation and Management
This module examines definitions of small businesses and their place in the economy and society. The role of the entrepreneur in a small firm’s growth potential is considered together with the importance of small growth firms to the economy. Models of business start-up and development are examined, the management of the growth process, the suitability of various sources of finance is analysed, including consideration of both debt and equity funding. New trends in types of business start-up are analysed in addition to recognition of the role and importance of the individual within an enterprise and focus on the challenges faced by managers as they evolve into leaders.