Business and Management
Employability and Skills
The courses offered in the Business and Management Studies section will enhance your Employability and Skills.You can strengthen your position in the jobs and opportunities market with a strong CV. Find those essential skills which employers ask for: Project Management means you can be confident that you have checked all aspects of each major task; Managing Finance – Interpreting Accounts add essential skills to your portfolio. There is a range of Marketing courses offered over the whole academic session. The courses in Professional Development and Leadership provide strategies for career progression and Managing People and Managing Finance give essential skills for all.
You have the opportunity to gain a Foundation Certificate in Business and Management Studies with 60 credits from any of the courses in this section. The Joint Foundation Certificate with a Language offers students the chance to take an exciting combination of courses. If you have any queries you should contact Jan Stephens on the contact details above.
All of the courses are very popular and you should pre-enrol to secure your place.
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International marketing involves recognising that people all over the world have different needs. This course will help you understand how to develop profitable international business by adopting known marketing principles.
This course on Leadership provides an introduction to relevant theories of leadership and management and helps develop new leadership skills and abilities. Leaders can better manage processes, resources and change and facilitate effective communication and performance. Upon completion of this course, all participants will be able to assess their own leadership ability and practice more effectively.
The course is designed to assist students to develop their existing or potential management skills. Key aspects of the modern organisational management of people and activities such as motivation, change management and ethics are considered. The course provides an introduction to the structure and context of organisations and effective communication within them.
You will gain an understanding of interpreting pre-existing accounts and their limitations. The course will also guide students through procedures to understand how businesses are financed.
Managers and employers at all levels need to be competent at a level of financial management. This course is designed to help students understand the financial aspects required to run the business/department. No prior knowledge is required. Please pre-enrol.
This course provides a further study of financial statements, planning and control and other financial management techniques. Students should have completed Managing Finance I, or have a prior knowledge of accounting. Please pre-enrol.
This course focuses on skills needed to effectively manage people. It is valuable both to those new to management and those who wish to develop and improve their management practice. Key skills such as delegation, motivation, communication, leadership, team-building and managing conflict will be explored in a practical way.
This course is provided in response to demand. It builds on themes introduced in Managing People I and supports the development of the manager or supervisor to perform to their maximum potential. The course will expand knowledge, skills and practice to a highly professional level. Pre-enrolment advised.
A practical, introductory marketing course covering all the basics of marketing theory, communications, research methods and marketing planning. The course will teach you strategies to enable you to become more customer focused. Please pre-enrol, this course is extremely popular.
You will explore the importance of both leadership and management in the professional world. You will examine leadership and management theories alongside case studies exploring real-life challenges facing today’s professional leaders. You will explore your own management and leadership styles and consider your responses to different management situations. This very interactive course is popular - please pre-enrol.
This course provides a good introduction to those skills needed for successful project management. This is an area of study and application which is increasingly popular and is useful in all aspects of employment and life management. This course is extremely popular, please pre-enrol.
On this course you will look at the role of strategy in the three sectors: private, public and voluntary. You will also study definitions of strategy and its role in targeting competitive advantage. You will examine the various stages of the strategy and change process emphasizing the role and responsibility of all members of an organisation in it.
New products, ideas and concepts, these will all benefit from strategic marketing. This imaginative and professional course will benefit people in all areas of work, including the private, public and community sectors.