Academic English Skills
Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.
Foundations of Management
You will be introduced to key concepts and theories essential to undertaking management studies. It draws upon a range of perspectives from across the social sciences and the humanities.
This module provides you with a practical introduction to IT skills and how they are used in an academic and learning context. It looks at the role IT plays in management, as well as its limitations.
Economics for Management
This module aims to explore the sweeping global economic changes that have taken place over the past three or four decades and examine the nature of markets and their increasing role in people’s lives.
Foundations of Knowledge
You will explore four key foundations of knowledge; the production of knowledge claims; the relationship between knowledge and persuasion by focussing attention on rhetoric; the political, economic and institutional context within which learning, education and knowledge production takes place; philosophy as a core foundation of knowledge including ‘epistemology’.
Introduction to Accountancy
You will be introduced to bookkeeping concepts and how these are used to produce financial statements. It introduces you to statement analysis to determine profitability and also some academic criticism of accounting information and models.
Introduction to Marketing
You will be introduced to the fundamental concepts and principles that underpin the marketing process. In addition, it examines the role and practice of marketing within the changing business environment and will provide all learners with a concise and contemporary overview of marketing.
This module will help you gain an appreciation of the theoretical and practical considerations necessary to effectively conduct quantitative research and analyse quantitative data for academic purposes. You will learn how to evaluate the use of quantitative research and analysis in applied professional management contexts.