The BSc Business Management is the largest and most established programme within the School of Management. Assets analysed will include basic traded stock and debt securities along with more complex derivative assets (e.g. futures, options, swaps) in the context of different investment portfolios ,e.g. hedge funds, ETFs, index trackers, REITs, etc.). The module will also discuss issues related to performance evaluation, risk management and taxes.
Purpose: The purpose of the module is to provide students with the necessary competencies (knowledge, values and skills) to explore the role of the manager in the contemporary organisation which functions in a business environment characterised by major, ongoing change.
Gratton et al (1999) are convinced on the basis of their research that there is ‘a disjunction between rhetoric and reality in the area of human resource management between HRM theory and HRM practice, between what the HR function says it is doing and that practice as perceived by employers, and between what senior management believes to be the role of the HR function, and the role it actually plays’.
The Work Placement Semester module is a semester long 60 credit module which is available on degree courses which include the option to take a blended placement year of Work and Study Abroad which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6.
Digital Business Strategy: You will develop an understanding of the cost structures associated with using digital channels, different business models (including omni and multiple channel business strategies), distance issues around serving global markets and implications in terms of taxation and service delivery.