Professional Business Skills Development Courses

Introduction to Business: Organisational Behaviour (No Remote Teaching at Present)

Tutor:  Jonathan Pinto (Academic)
Course Level: Level 1
Course Credit: 1 credit

This course provides an overview of organisational behaviour in general, and two topics, i.e., culture, and motivation in particular. It explores relevant models and theories for these topics and places them in context of associated disciplines.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Recognise the key elements of organisational behaviour, culture and motivation.
  • Identify appropriate models and theories for culture and motivation in the context of organisations.
  • Identify internal and external contributing factors for each
  • Place these topics in context of the related disciplines and identify relevant sub-topics

Unfortunately due to the teaching style of this course we are unable to offer this course as part of our remote teaching.  This course will be taught face-to-face in the 2020-21 academic session.

Introduction to Business: Business Strategy (No Remote Teaching at Present)

Tutor:  Namrata Malhotra (Academic)
Course Level: Level 2
Course Credit: 1 credit

This course provides an overview of Business Strategy considering external and internal environments. It will provide you with an understanding on how to apply frameworks to build and analyse a strategy.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify the layers of the business landscape
  • Recognise the key elements of creating a business strategy
  • Use frameworks to analyse the general and industry environments
  • Identify different competitive strategies by looking inside the firm
  • Describe contemporary strategic analysis - the value curve

Unfortunately due to the teaching style of this course we are unable to offer this course as part of our remote teaching.  This course will be taught face-to-face in the 2020-21 academic session.

Introduction to Business: Contemporary Marketing (No Remote Teaching at Present)

Tutor: Colin Love (Academic)
Course Level: Level 1
Course Credit: 1 credit

The session will review contemporary marketing practice, which is focused on satisfying consumer demands. The nature of current consumer demand relies heavily on ‘carbon’ sources. There is a move within corporations and consumers to reduce carbon dependence. This is a positive driver supporting climate change initiatives and business sustainability strategies. One key element of this movement is the development of green marketing. Green marketing will be explored - benefits, challenges and progress.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify the core marketing techniques
  • Recognise and comprehend the individual marketing mix elements and their contribution to a marketing strategy
  • Employ marketing concepts within group management discussions regarding marketing strategy
  • Contribute to the development of  overall marketing strategic plan
  • Critically judge the likely effectiveness of a marketing strategy as part of a management team

Unfortunately due to the teaching style of this course we are unable to offer this course as part of our remote teaching.  This course will be taught face-to-face in the 2020-21 academic session.

Introduction to Business: The Entrepreneurial Path (No Remote Teaching at Present)

Tutor: TBC
Course Level: Level 2
Course Credit: 1 credit

Entrepreneurs require a particular set of skills, knowledge, and usage of methods to mitigate risks and reduce the possibility of failure. This course will provide fundamental information from different research fields, such as psychology, design, and management about how successful entrepreneurs face uncertainty and create profitable businesses. A reflective-based approach will allow the participants to apply the content of this course to their development needs.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Recognise the entrepreneurial skills that you are developing during your graduate studies.
  • Identify what you need to develop to embark on the entrepreneurial journey.
  • Assess key theories developed by different schools of knowledge about entrepreneurship
  • Apply key entrepreneurial theories
  • Start off your entrepreneurial journey on the right foot.

Unfortunately due to the teaching style of this course we are unable to offer this course as part of our remote teaching.  This course will be taught face-to-face in the 2020-21 academic session.

Introduction to Business: Management Accounting (No Remote Teaching at Present)

Tutor:  TBC
Course Level: Level 2
Course Credit: 1 credit

The workshop is designed to introduce a basic knowledge of managerial accounting, key concepts, and techniques that support managers in their strategic decisions. It is focused on providing a perspective about different types of accounting, costing, and report preparation.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Distinguish the differences between financial accounting and managerial accounting.
  • Recognise product costs and period costs categories.
  • Identify the three basic manufacturing costs categories.
  • Classify fixed and variable costs from a managerial perspective.
  • Prepare a schedule of the cost of goods manufactured.

Unfortunately due to the teaching style of this course we are unable to offer this course as part of our remote teaching.  This course will be taught face-to-face in the 2020-21 academic session.