You will gain an understanding of work-based learning and develop analytical, technological and communication skills. You will focus on the key features of successful management in your sector, applying tools such as SWOT and PESTLE analysis.
This module focuses on key elements of management. You will examine organisational structures, the role of the manager within the organisation, and the practical skills of managing people. You will also analyse markets, internal and external stakeholders and supply chain management.
How do organisations respond to a rapidly changing world and build sustainable business? How do environmental and ethical issues impact upon business and can these issues present opportunities to organisations?
Working in pairs or individually, you will plan a project focused on a specific topic relevant to your work. Throughout the project you will have the support of Anglia Ruskin staff, and you will present your findings as a written report and verbal presentation.
This module focuses on the skills and knowledge associated with delivering a successful business project. Projects often bring change, so the module also examines strategies and practical tools to manage change within organisations.
Building on the plan developed in Work Based Practice, you will be given the opportunity to undertake this work-based project in your organisation. This project may relate to any of the major business disciplines including marketing, human resource management, accounting and finance, IT or business strategy.
This module examines theories of leadership and practical leadership skills, along with the values and behaviours necessary to manage and lead projects, situations, self and teams. You will critically assess your leadership practice or potential for leadership.
Financial Management and Financial Forecasting
Managing finance is a core element of any business activity. This module is designed for people with a non-financial background, covering issues such as budgets, budgetary control, and applying financial data to make decisions. It then goes on to focus on financial forecasting to increase income for new projects and maintain competitive advantage.
This module addresses strategy and examines an organisation within its strategic and competitive context. It consists of one 1500-word assignment, and one 4500-word assignment.
This module enables you to build on your learning throughout the course to carry out an in-depth project dealing with an issue that is relevant to you and your work. This module is assessed via a 3000-word proposal, plus 12000 word project.
Having completed your project, you will assess its impact, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your recommendations and gather feedback from colleagues, peers and academics. This is a 6000-word assignment.
In this final module, you will assess your progress through the course, evaluate your practical and leadership skills and plan your future personal and career development. This is a 3000-word assignment.