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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Strategic Analysis For The Energy Sector
Reference BSM672 Version 3
Created April 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved September 2018 SCQF Points 15
Amended May 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
The aim of this module is to equip students with the ability to analyse an industry in order to make sense of the industry dynamics and environmental factors influencing decision making and performance.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Critically use a range of analytical models that collectively provide insight to the performance of industries and firms within the energy sector.
2 Critically select and apply appropriate tools of foresight to consider the impact of change in the business environment on the performance of industries and firms within the energy sector.
3 Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the critical success factors for industries and firms in the energy sector.

Indicative Module Content
Strategic planning, analysis of the external environment, industry structure analysis, financial analysis, foresighting, scenario planning, environmental scanning, industry dynamics.

Module Delivery
This module is delivered in Full Time and Distance Learning Mode

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 36 36
Non-Contact Hours 114 114
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3
Description: Assessment will be through a single element of coursework.

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by one component: C1 - Coursework - 100% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60% - 69%
C 50% - 59%
D 40% - 49%
E 35% - 39%
F 0% - 34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 MORRISON, J., 2006. The international business environment: global and local marketplaces in a changing world. 2nd ed. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan. ebook
2 WORTHINGTON, I. and BRITTON, C., 2006. The business environment. 5th ed. Harlow: Financial Times/Prentice Hall. ebook
3 BROOKS, I., WEATHERSTON, J. and WILKINSON, G., 2011. The international business environment: challenges and changes. 2nd ed. Harlow: FT/Prentice Hall. ebook


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