Management as a Process : refers to the Functions of Management i.e. Planning, Organising, Directing, Controlling, etc. This module introduces you to the theory and practice of research methods and decision making theory to learn and identify the different techniques needed to conduct high quality research and then apply that research to how decisions are made in business.
Studying for a business and management studies degree allows you to develop a broad understanding of business organisations and provides you with subject-specific knowledge in areas such as markets, customers, finance, operations, communication, information technology and business policy and strategy.
The emphasis is therefore on the interests of management, integration with business strategy, obtaining added value from people by the processes of human resource development and performance management and the need for a strong corporate culture expressed in mission and value statements and reinforced by communications, training and performance management processes.
The Work Placement Year module is a full year 120 credit module available on degree courses which include a work placement year which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6. The placement consists of 48 weeks of full time work experience in a host organisation which is relevant to your studies.
Course work in this program provides you with 23 of the 35 contact hours of formal education in project management required to be eligible to test for industry certifications such as the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification through the Project Management Institute.