BTEC HND in Business Management

BTEC HND in Business Management

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.

 

OverviewBTEC HND in Business (Management )

 

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:

  • 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: Managing Business Activities to Achieve Results

 

This unit helps students to understand how planning and management can greatly enhance the efficiency of projects and activities. Students will learn about how to plan around interrelated business processes and how to implement these plans.

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

  • Understand the importance of business processes in delivering outcomes based upon business goals and objectives
  • Be able to develop plans for own area of responsibility to implement operational plans
  • Be able to monitor appropriate systems to improve organisational performance
  • Be able to manage health and safety in the workplace

 

 

Unit 12: Managing Communications, Knowledge and Information

 

This unit helps students to understand how intra-business communications and knowledge can be improved via use of Information Technology systems. Covering the uses of an IT system in collecting, storing and accessing information, this unit allows students to understand how to improve communications and develop better systems for disseminating information over time.

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

  • Understand how to assess information and knowledge needs
  • Be able to create strategies to increase personal networking to widen involvement in the decision-making process
  • Be able to develop communication processes
  • Be able to improve systems relating to information and knowledge

 

 

Unit 13: Personal and Professional Development

 

This unit teaches students vital management skills, with a focus on CPD. Covering the development of a plan for Continuous Professional Development, implementation of the plan and changes to the plan as goals are reached and new requirements are added. Whilst focused on the needs of the student, this unit does provide context in the form of the applications of teamwork

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

  • Understand how self-managed learning can enhance lifelong development
  • Be able to take responsibility for own personal and professional development
  • Be able to implement and continually review own personal and professional development plan
  • Be able to demonstrate acquired interpersonal and transferable skills

 

 

Unit 14: Working with and Leading People

 

This unit teaches students the regulatory background behind recruiting staff members, to better understand how to select the right individuals for the role, as well as to help streamline the process. This unit then moves onto developing an understanding of the different types of communications that exist between individuals and how to manage and lead teams in an organisation.

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

  • Be able to use recruitment, selection and retention procedures
  • Understand the styles and impact of leadership
  • Be able to work effectively in a team
  • Be able to assess the work and development needs of individuals

 

 

Unit 15: Quality Management in Business

 

This unit helps students to develop their understanding of quality and quality management. Covering the evolving nature of quality management, students will be able to study the process as a whole as well as focus on specific stages.

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

  • Understand the different approaches to quality management appropriate to commercial operations
  • 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.

 

 

Unit 16: Project Management for Business

 

This unit aims to provide students with the understanding and skills related to project management, including principles of project management, methodologies and management techniques. Students learn how to plan, set up, control and execute a project, whist considering organisational factors such as human resources.

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

  • Understand project management principles
  • Be able to manage a project’s human resources
  • Be able to apply project processes and procedures

Course Fee

£3,500.00

 

BTEC HND in Business - Management

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