On this module, you will develop a critical understanding of leadership, innovation and change in different contexts. The impact of disruptive technologies that challenge traditional business methods and practices will be explored, alongside new ways of working across infrastructure, processes, people, culture and sustainability.
Using your own experience of leadership, innovation and change, you will be encouraged to ask questions and think critically, developing your interpersonal skills and applying core leadership techniques to persuade others and drive change.
On this module you will examine why ‘strategy’ is critical, explore strategic development, strategic management and how to develop sound strategy in a complex environment. The interfaces between strategy and the internal and external environments in which an organisation operates in will be explored.
You will also learn about why innovation is so important to strategic management, considering the highly complex and turbulent environments in which most private and public sector organisations currently exist and focusing on real world issues, products and systems.
On this module you will develop a critical understanding of how resources are managed, deployed and allocated to achieve sustainable competitive advantages for organisations. You will focus on financial and human resources.
By studying concepts underpinning resource development and deployment, you will develop the financial accounting skills that executives need to communicate company results and make accounting choices. These concepts include:
- Human capital development
- Change management
- Motivational theories
- Learning organisations
- Financial methods and budgeting
- Short and long term decision making.
Here you will gain a critical understanding of the concept and practice of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial behaviour in modern society, organisations, communities and individuals. You will be introduces to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, along with small business theory and practice.
You will learn how to manage the entrepreneurial task environment and risk management. You will gain an understanding of the types and characteristics of small firms, how entrepreneurs approach opportunities and the challenges inherent in starting up and running a new enterprise.