This module provides an interesting and enjoyable introduction to basic statistical, research, and ICT methods for the collection, analysis and presentation of business data. You will be required to do calculations by hand and use appropriate software though the emphasis is on the interpretation and communication of results.
This module aims to develop your financial understanding and knowledge within business organisations to enable you to make effective decisions and to assess the cost, economic and financial implications and outcomes of these decisions. It aims to provide an understanding of the fundamental roles of accounting and finance for business students who do not need to develop specialist knowledge as well as to provide an understanding of key microeconomic and macroeconomic principles that inform business thought and practice.
The aim of this module is to enable you to understand how managers operate in organisations in an international context. It will cover the development of management and theories explaining organisational behaviour. You will develop the ability to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of various management theories.
This module is designed to provide an overview of key marketing concepts and techniques, as they apply in a variety of organisations and in both conventional and online environments. You will develop knowledge and understanding of the core role of marketing in determining the growth potential of an enterprise, including the value of the marketing mix in ensuring successful marketing implementation and the significance of external and internal operating environments for marketing practice.
In this module you will begin to acquire the knowledge and skills typically required for more advanced study of businesses and in managerial decision-making. You will learn to analyse business environments and handle information using techniques, models and frameworks that will also start to build higher level employability skills.
This module aims to broaden and expand your knowledge of the concepts and techniques required for the design, operation and control of business processes. Cases and practical exercises are relevant to a variety of commercial, manufacturing and service organisations. The module builds on the IT and quantitative skills developed in Year 1.
The aim of this module is to enable you to develop a critical understanding of the multifaceted social processes that are imperative to organisational life, and through which organisations may exert influence on ourselves as much as on society at large in order to pursue your objectives. The module will cover a wide array of theories pertaining to organisational behaviour, organisation theory, sociology, psychology and economical issues as far as they are relevant for the understanding of these social processes. You will develop your own abilities to analyse these theories critically, build up your own views on how to think and feel about these emergent issues as well as empower yourself with the capacity to argue and support these views in an academically rigorous manner.
The aim of this module is to develop your understanding of branding, brand management and brand communications. In particular, the module will focus on developing strategies to create and sustain successful brands and on developing efficient brand communication strategies.
This module aims to build upon and extend your abilities to read, write, listen and speak in Spanish in business contexts and to promote an understanding of Hispanic culture in general and in the business world. You will analyse the main types of business communications in order to appreciate relevant specialised vocabularies and underlying cultural assumptions.
This module aims to build upon and extend your ability to listen, speak, read and write Mandarin Chinese in business contexts, and to promote an understanding of Chinese culture, in general and in the business world. You will analyse the main types of business communications in order to appreciate relevant specialised vocabularies and underlying cultural assumptions.
This module builds upon knowledge gained in Year 1 about the business environment and about the general management functions operating within organisations. You will develop an understanding of the international context of dealing with people issues in organisations.
This module aims to examine the importance of sustainable products to firms in order to reduce climate-related risks. The module explores the factors behind developing sustainable products from the perspectives of the environment, the firm, and the product itself.
This module aims to present the interrelationships of purchasing with the rest of the functional and system areas of the organisation, with particular emphasis on the interface with marketing, logistics, supply chain management, and operations management. The module introduces the purchasing function as an integral part of the transformation of raw materials and component parts into finished goods by utilising materials, systems, information, and people in order to become strategic weapon in today's global market.
This module aims to present a broad and integrated view of strategic management in organisations and outlines and offers a range of critical perspectives on key concepts of strategy. It will introduce generic strategies at the corporate, business and functional levels, and will provide a range of analytical models and concepts that can be applied in assessing the strategic capability of an organisation and the environment in which it operates.
This module aims to develop an understanding about the integration of different business in creating value and demonstrate the effects of planning in multiple organisations. You will gain experience on the management of integrated business processes and develop a process understanding. The module will also present a integration of functional departments within and between different organisations.
Logistics is a critical business function. It deals with all information and material flows pertaining to the delivery of goods and services from manufacturing to customer demand points. With ever increasing competition and increasingly stringent customer requirements, companies are forced to continuously reinvent their logistics service provision creating a robust demand for logistics professionals. This module aims to prepare you for such a role by imparting knowledge and skills in all key areas of logistics including network, location, transportation and warehouse design and planning.
This module provides an excellent opportunity for you to demonstrate higher order employability skills such as the ability to design and deliver a small research project, learn independently and through supervision, and undertake an extended, methodical piece of work. A well-executed research project will give you something to distinguish yourself from your peers as well as the opportunity to show why you might be a superior candidate for graduate employment.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.
Prior to Middlesex, Dr Shukla spent a number of years as a Management Consultant advising clients in a range of sectors on performance improvement opportunities. He has a Bachelors and Masters in Engineering from IIT Kanpur, Masters in Operations Research from Lancaster University, MBA from S.P Jain Institute of Management and Research and PhD from Cardiff Business School. He is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Dr Vedanthachari is an engineering graduate with PhD on the benefits of Enterprise Systems on Mid Sized Manufacturing Businesses. His research and teaching interests include Enterprise Systems and Supply Chain Management. He has delivered various regional development projects aimed at supporting Small and Medium Sized businesses in improving business performance which has resulted in the development of long term strategic partnerships and new revenue streams.
Business Management BA graduate
Start: October 2018, EU/International induction: September 2018
Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years full-time with placement, 6 years part-time
Start: Autumn 2018
Duration: 3 years full-time, 4 years full-time with placement, 6 years part-time