The module provides a firm understanding of the concepts underpinning corporate financial reporting, particularly group financial reports, the requisite knowledge to apply these concepts to practical examples and provides a framework which enables students to appraise current reporting requirements.
Organisation Behaviour and Management
This module aims to enable participants to develop knowledge and understanding of organisational theory and individual and group behaviour within organisations, and to be able to apply this knowledge in a manner which maximises organisational effectiveness.
In any activity involving the development and running of an organisation or where action is taken in a related managerial or consultative capacity then knowledge of the law is essential. The primary aim of this module is to provide students with access to a wide-ranging programme of study which will examine the fundamental aspects of applied business law in relation to the Company Secretary.
This module introduces students to the body of rules and principles of law which regulate public and private companies in the United Kingdom. It is of practical significance to all those who wish to make a career in, or have dealings with, such companies and in particular those seeking a career in Company Secretaryship.
This module provides the student with the knowledge qualifications and understanding that is required to fulfil the role of an effective Company Secretary.
Corporate Financial Management
Leadership and management involve making decisions that inevitably have a major impact on the organisation. This module introduces participants to the importance of Financial Management and its linkage with corporate strategy. It aims to build on the knowledge and understanding gained in the study of previous accounting related modules. Emphasis will be on integration of theory and practice. Learning will be by teaching, practice, reflection and independent study. Assessment is by coursework and end of semester examination.
This module develops the concept of strategy by examining its role and importance in enabling all organisations to identify, evaluate and respond to the forces and influences that impact upon their ability to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage. Fundamental issues will be examined, such as key strategic concepts and the nature of strategy, strategic context and purpose and strategic choices and implementation. Contemporary perspectives, models and frameworks will be explored and will underpin the module, with the core focus on rigorous theoretical underpinning and meaningful practical application.
The module informs and equips students to effectively respond to the governance challenges organisations face today. In particular, consideration is given to the key ingredients necessary for securing the highest standards of effective corporate governance, encompassing topics such as the values and principles that underpin corporate governance; the central role of the board in decision-making; board effectiveness in corporate governance; the accountability and regulatory framework within which corporate governance operates; business ethics; corporate social responsibility; risk management; shareholder, and stakeholder, engagement; international corporate governance comparators and corporate governance in other sectors.
Strategic Operations and Quality Management
The Operations function is that part of an organisation that focuses on the economic, efficient and effective use of resources to provide a quality of customer service as the basis for creating business profitability and/or value-for-money. The module is concerned with the design, planning and control of a range of operating systems and to raise awareness of the need for integration with other functional areas to achieve business excellence and completely satisfy customer needs.
Human Resource Management
The module aims to enable students to acquire a broad knowledge and understanding of the core areas of Human Resource Management and to be able to apply these in a range of organisational settings. Teaching is through lectures, tutor supported group work and presentations. Lecture material will develop students' understanding of key concepts. Presentations will be for students to apply their understanding. Use will be made of case studies, to give students the opportunity to formulate solutions to HR problems.
The core aim of the management project is that students should investigate an important, contemporary and relevant management issue for their organisation or profession. It is expected that students will demonstrate an understanding of practical, ethical and strategic issues within their chosen research area. The research should be work-based and it is expected that the subject and design will be such that students will normally be working with primary, as well as secondary data. The total process seeks to develop and test students' conceptual and analytical abilities to enhance both their work-related capabilities and to prepare students for further research studies.