Business Management studies business functions, management processes and decision-making in contemporary contexts of strategic uncertainty. It explores how individuals and groups interact within an organisation, how they may be successfully managed and how they can ethically optimise the use of resources in a world with increasing scarcity and concern for sustainability.
The Business Management course, studied over a two-year period, is designed to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of business management theories, as well as their ability to apply a range of tools and techniques. Students learn to analyse, discuss and evaluate business activities at local, national and international levels. The course covers a range of organisations from all sectors, as well as the socio-cultural and economic contexts in which those organisations operate.
Content and context are taught within six conceptual areas:
The subject aims to enable learners to:
- Build confidence with, and understanding of, the terms, concepts and subject specific language of Business Management
- Build knowledge and understandings about human society with relation to the business world
- Explore business issues from a consumer’s and an organisation’s point of view
- Develop an understanding of the factors that impact on organisations and their stakeholders
- Develop an understanding of the different modules, such as: Introducation to Business, Introduction to Marketing, Introduction to Finance, Introduction to Production, Introduction to Human Resources.