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Module Title
Business Operations - Enterprise

Global and competitive environment, operations and project management, information systems, relationships, marketing

SCQF Points10
ECTS Points5
CreatedAugust 2010
ApprovedMay 2014
AmendedSeptember 2013
Version No.1

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Prerequisites for Module

To have passed the relevant first year modules or equivalent.

Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

To demonstrate knowledge of the operational functions of organisations through application of strategic objectives.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Analyse and evaluate the principles of organisational functions within the business environment.
2. Apply knowledge and understanding of an organisation.
3. Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate an understanding of operational interactions within the management functions of an organisation.

Indicative Module Content

Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Information Systems, Operations Management, Ethics.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Distance Learning
Virtual lectures, tutorials and activities

Directed Study

Assessment preparation
Directed research and reading

Private Study

Private study

Mode of Delivery

The mode of delivery is Distance Learning - with a focus on the use of interactive online activities such as forums and chat rooms.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3

Component one consists of coursework.

Indicative Bibliography

1.CAMERON, S., 2008. The business student's handbook. 4th ed. Harlow: Pearson Education.
2.CREME, P. and LEA, M.R., 2008. Writing at university: a guide for students. 3rd ed. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
3.WORTHINGTON, I. and BRITTON, C., 2006. The business environment. 5th ed. Harlow: FT Prentice Hall.

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