BA in Business Enterprise & Community Development

Module Description





Topics Covered

  • Business Planning
  • Management Theory
  • Business and it's environment
  • Developing Opportunities
  • Marketing
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Business Ethics

The aims of this module are:

To provide the participant with the necessary skills for planning, implementing , managing and growing business enterprises and community development organisations:

To provide the student with the business development and managerial skills applicable in the workplace

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to 

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the requirement for development of a business opportunity
2. Demonstrate the skills to identify and manage business opportunities.
3. Demonstrate the Key functions of a management role.
4. Develop and implement business opportunities.
5. Produce a growth strategy for the business, enterprise or community organisation.
6. Summarise and outline models of corporate social responsibility.
7. Formulate and implement an effective policy on ethics for an organisation. 

Topics Covered

  • Nature of Accounting for Business and Voluntary Organisations​
  • Preparation of Financial Statements​
  • Ratio Analysis
  • Budgeting
  • Cost Behaviour and Cost Volume Profit Analysis
  • Sources of Finance

The aims of this module are:

To enable participants to apply best practice in terms of the financial planning, analysis and management in business, enterprise and community organisations;

To give students an appreciation of the role of finance in business and not for profit organisations.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to:

1. Articulate the role and purpose of financial management in business and not-for-profit organisations.
2. Appraise and comment on financial statements.
3. Plan, prepare, assess and manage organisational budgets.
4. Outline the application of cost and breakeven analysis.
5. Critically assess sources of finance for an organisation.

Topics Covered

  • Community Development Theory & Principles
  • Community Profiling
  • Needs Analysis
  • Community Development Planning
  • Social Capital
  • Capacity Building

The aims of this module are:

To provide the participant with the knowledge and skills which would enable them to develop, plan, implement and manage community-based projects and organisations.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to@ 

1. Identify the needs of communities in a variety of settings.
2. Facilitate capacity building for disenfranchised groups.
3. Plan, implement and manage community development projects in a variety of settings.
4. Appreciate from a critical perspective the role, theories and practice of community development in
    modern society.
5. Formulate, implement and control appropriate community development plans.
6. Motivate, lead and manage community members and volunteers and their organisations.
7. Carry out focused research for community organisations.
8. Plan, develop, implement and manage the production of a reliable community profile and associated
action plan.

Topics Covered

  • Modern HRM Practises
  • HRM in Context
  • Legislation
  • HR Strategies
  • Recruitment
  • Learning & Development
  • Reward Performance
  • High Commitment HRM

The aims of this module are:

Develop the students’ ability to apply the knowledge gained in formal lectures and tutorials to practical situations;

Further the students’ analytical and problem solving skills in relation to human resource management issues;

Enable the students to develop a critical awareness of good human resource management practice and its significance within a range of managerial situations.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to:

1. Critically analyse and discuss the context within which HR operates.
2. Outline and debate on the importance of modern HRM practice.
3. Critically assess the legal implications of certain management decisions.
4. Design, implement and manage HR strategies, practices, policies and procedures in an organisation.
5. Manage employee relations including legal and ethical issues, negotiation and employee engagement.
6. Demonstrate a critical awareness of good human resource practice and its significance within a range of managerial situations.
7. Manage employee recruitment and termination or resignation.
8. Formulate, implement and control a learning and development process for an organisation

Topics Covered

  • ICT Key Requirements
  • ICT System Planning
  • E- Business
  • Data Protection
  • Networks & Communications

The aims of this module are:

This module aims to equip the participant with the skills and knowledge to plan, manage and implement an applied Information and Communications Technology policy for a business, enterprise or community organisation.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to 

1. Analyse and explain the strategic importance of ICT as an organisational resource, including the categorisation of information systems.
2. Identify the requirements of an organisation in terms of the key elements of ICT hardware, software and networks.
3. Manage the information and information systems in an organisation.
4. Plan, prepare and produce an ICT, Internet and E-business policy from a technical, business, marketing and security perspective.
5. Ensure timely compliance with data security legislation and best practice in conformity with current legal
    issues facing information in an ICT environment.

Topics Covered

  • Reflective Practise
  • Action Research
  • Proposal Development
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Report Writing
  • Presentation Skills

The aims of this module are:

To provide the student with the opportunity to integrate the learning, knowledge, skills and competences gained in the various modules on the programme in a work-based setting, and to prepare and submit a capstone project which demonstrates the learner’s judgement and understanding of the interrelationship of the knowledge areas covered on the programme. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to 

1. Integrate learning to assist with decision making and advise on possible courses of action in the work environment.
2. Display skills of analysis, critical judgment, evaluation and employment of appropriate development and
    communication tools relevant to the organisation.
3. Present business proposals integrating knowledge, skills and competences from a range of learning.
4. Critically analyse and apply principles of project management to an organisational project.
5. Address personal needs for continuing development and mentoring.
6. Plan, prepare, produce and present a comprehensive report on an agreed project.

 

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