BTEC HND in Business Administration

BTEC HND in Business Administration

This course will start in February 2015, with pre-enrolments starting on the 14th December. Developed to give you a thorough grounding in Business, Oxford Learning College is pleased to offer our Pearson accredited level 5 Higher National Certificate (HND) in Business Administration.

 

OverviewBTEC HND in Business Administration

 

Unit 1: The Business Environment

 

This unit will give students an understanding of how different organisations operate as well as the different relationships between businesses and operating environments, ranging in scale from the local to global. This unit will also discuss the role and influence of stakeholders.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the organisational purposes of businesses
  • Understand the nature of the national environment in which businesses operate
  • Understand the behaviour of organisations in their market environment
  • Be able to assess the significance of the global factors that shape national business activities

 

 

Unit 2: Managing Financial Resources and Decisions

 

This unit will help learners to develop an understanding of how to identify, locate and utilise sources of finance for a Business. Students will also develop skills that will allow interpretation of financial information to assist decision-making.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • 1 Understand the sources of finance available to a business
  • Understand the implications of finance as a resource within a business
  • Be able to make financial decisions based on financial information
  • Be able to evaluate the financial performance of a business

 

 

Unit 3: Organisations and Behaviour

 

This unit examines both group and individual behaviour, exploring how the behaviour of the workforce is influenced by the structure and culture of the organisation. Covering both large and small organisations, this unit will help students understand how culture can change and be adapted.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the relationship between organisational structure and culture
  • Understand different approaches to management and leadership
  • Understand ways of using motivational theories in organisations
  • Understand mechanisms for developing effective teamwork in organisations

 

 

Unit 4: Marketing Principles

 

This unit will help provide students with skills and understanding of basic marketing concepts and principles. Beginning with the definitions or marketing, students will move onto learning how to analyse marketing needs at both macro and micro levels before learning how to develop a marketing mix that meets the requirements of the business.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the concept and process of marketing
  • Be able to use the concepts of segmentation, targeting and positioning
  • Understand the individual elements of the extended marketing mix
  • Be able to use the marketing mix in different contexts

 

 

Unit 5 :Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business

 

This unit will give students an understanding of aspects of the law of contract and tort. There is a particular focus on the creation and operation of contracts in a business environment. Students will also study the obligations created by a contract, as well as the options in resolving an unfulfilled contract.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the essential elements of a valid contract in a business context
  • Be able to apply the elements of a contract in business situations
  • Understand principles of liability in negligence in business activities
  • Be able to apply the principles of liability in negligence in business situations

 

 

Unit 6: Business Decision Making

 

This unit helps students to learn about techniques of data gathering and storage. The unit then goes on to discuss analysis and presentation of information to facilitate decision making.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Be able to use a variety of sources for the collection of data, both primary and secondary
  • Understand a range of techniques to analyse data effectively for business purposes
  • Be able to produce information in appropriate formats for decision making in an organisational context
  • Be able to use software-generated information to make decisions in an organisation.

 

 

Unit 7: Business Strategy

 

This unit will help students to understand how a business can develop and put into action strategic plans. This requires students to understand the probably future outcomes of the business’ industry and to develop plans accordingly.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the process of strategic planning
  • Be able to formulate a new strategy
  • Understand approaches to strategy evaluation
  • Understand how to implement a chosen strategy

 

 

Unit 8 : Research Project

 

This unit is designed to help develop a student’s skills of critical analysis and research. The project can be of direct relevance to both the course and individual personal development. By the conclusion of this unit, students will understand the theoretical background of conducting research, but will also have practical experience in carrying out a significant research project.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand how to formulate a research specification
  • Be able to implement the research project within agreed procedures and to specification
  • Be able to evaluate the research outcomes
  • Be able to present the research outcomes

 

 

Unit 9: Business Psychology

 

Building on the previous unit, Organisations and Behaviour, this unit teaches students about how individual differences in staff members can affect the workplace dynamic and how to reduce negative impacts caused by organisational change.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the different perspectives in occupational psychology
  • Understand the role of psychology in the assessment of individual differences in the workplace
  • Be able to apply knowledge of impact of change in business
  • Understand the impact of culture and climate on performance

 

 

Unit 10: Business Ethics

 

This unit introduces learners to the concept of business ethics and helps to describe its relevance in the modern working environment. Covering corporate social responsibility, this unit delves into human resources management, accounting and marketing.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand different ethical perspectives in business
  • Understand business objectives from an ethical perspective
  • Understand ethics in workplace relationships
  • Understand ethics in workplace relationships
  • Be able to assess a current ethical issue in a business

 

 

Unit 11: The Internet and E-Business

 

This unit introduces learners to the scope of e-business and the benefits it offers to an organisation through the different business models. It enables sufficient understanding of internet technology for learners to appreciate the potential, and the limitations, of using the internet for business. The features of good website design are also covered..

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the scope of e-business
  • Understand how the internet works
  • Be able to use different e-business models
  • Be able to use good website design./li>

 

 

Unit 12: Business Events Management

 

This unit allows learners to develop and practise their knowledge, understanding and skills as administrators or managers by examining the administrative functions within organisations. The unit is about preparing and coordinating operational plans and managing time effectively and developing self to meet the needs of an organisation. The unit investigates the roles and responsibilities of key people within the organisation helping to meet its objectives.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Be able to plan an event or project
  • Be able to effectively administer an event or project
  • Be able to organise teamwork when managing an event or project
  • Be able to use a range of business communication systems in managing the event or project

 

 

Unit 13: Administrative Services

 

The provision of effective administrative services is key to the success and efficiency of every business, large or small. It is therefore crucial that learners are aware of the different services, which may be required in a business, and of how to develop specifications for these. Learners may have experience of working in an office but this unit will increase their knowledge and allow them to work at a higher level.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand how the different administrative services operate
  • Be able to review ways for developing specifications for administrative services
  • Understand the skills and knowledge required in the design and implementation of an administrative service
  • Be able to investigate the procedures necessary for the monitoring of the chosen administrative service..

 

 

Unit 14: Employability Skills

 

All learners at all levels of education and experience require honed employability skills as a prerequisite to entering the job market. This unit gives learners an opportunity to assess and develop an understanding of their own responsibilities and performance in, or when entering, the workplace.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the role of personal selling within the overall marketing strategy
  • Be able to apply the principles of the selling process to a product or service
  • Understand the role and objectives of sales management
  • Be able to plan sales activity for a product or service

 

 

Unit 15: E-Business Operations

 

This unit provides learners with an understanding of e-business operations so they can develop the skill to use internet and electronic processes for supply chain activities and other business applications..

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand how business and consumer purchase transactions differ
  • Understand EDI and electronic transactions
  • Be able to demonstrate the benefits of electronic transactions to supply chain management
  • Understand issues in e-business including quality, recruitment and security.

 

 

Unit 16: Quality Management in Business

 

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to understand the concept of quality and quality management and define it in the context of business and service operations.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of quality management in a business and services context
  • Understand a range of quality controls and how service to the customer can be improved
  • Be able to apply the principles of quality management to improve the performance of an organisation.

Course Fee

£3,500.00

 

 

BTEC HND in Business Administration

 

 

 

 

 

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