Academic & Critical Thinking Skills – 10 ECTS
In the era of hyper-connection, we are living, we are bombarded with a continuous flow of
information and news: young people if not well trained in critical thinking will tend to absorb any information without reformulating and questioning it, thus ending up believing immediately everything they read or hear. Critical thinking is important, especially in a world that is often made of fake news, voluntary distortions of facts or reality and propaganda.
This module will help you: explore the concepts of critical thinking and critical reading,
critically evaluate academic texts, apply critical reading strategies, recognize the importance of critical notetaking, explore how to develop your own view when reading academic texts compare the features of descriptive and critical writing, examine the features and examples of the language of critique, examine the features and examples of the language of interpretation using Harvard Referencing System (HRS).
Understanding the Harvard Referencing System (HRS) and plagiarism.
Effective utilization of library and e-library resources, how to reference the academic and business literature sources of information.
Develop critical thinking, communication and writing skills in a business context.
Self-evaluate and create an Individual Progression Plan with the aim of developing
academic and critical thinking skills.
Human Resource Management – 10 ECTS
Human Resource management is a central function of any organization. Generally, 50 per cent or more of an organization’s operating budget is used to pay the people who work there. HR management can be defined as the effective use of human capital in an organization through the management of people-related activities. It involves leadership, values, employment planning, recruiting, and selecting employees, training, and compensating them, and evaluating their performance. It also significantly influences the corporate culture and norms.
This module attempts to integrate the two most important themes in contemporary human
resource management, the linking of the HRM function to promote and support a firm’s
competitive advantage in an international business environment; to provide information about HRM practice in multinational companies.
- Understand and evaluate the roles, relationships, and effective delivery models of
human resource management in an organizational context.
- Analyze the impact of human resource management on resourcing talent and skills
towards fulfilling organizational objectives.
- Appraise the best practices in recruitment, performance management, organisational
development, compensation, and benefits, in an organisational context.
- Demonstrate and evaluate the contribution of HR strategies, policies, practices,
training, and development towards organisational success.
Marketing Essentials – 10 ECTS
This module is designed to enable students to understand and apply marketing, management, and entrepreneurial principles, make rational economic decisions, and exhibit social responsibility in a global economy. Topics covered will include a wide range of traditional business topics with a particular focus on the basic principles of marketing.
Students will acquire a broad understanding of and skills in marketing so that they can transfer their skills and knowledge between and among industries, as well as gain a strong foundation to support an advanced study of marketing. Students will recognize the importance of interpersonal skills in diverse societies, gain a realistic understanding of work, and use technology to perform marketing activities. Students will be challenged to analyze the ethical implications of various marketing practices.
- Understand the marketing concept and role across different business organisations.
- Understand how organizations can use elements of the marketing mix to achieve overall business objectives.
- Develop and evaluate a basic marketing plan for an organization.
- Review the influence of the E-economy and Digital Marketing within a society.
Managing Business Operations – 10 ECTS
Technology and Operations study the business processes by which inputs of materials, labour, capital, and information are transformed into products and services which customers want and are willing to pay for. Effectively managing these processes will enhance firms’ competitive advantage in the marketplace.
This module prepares students to think managerially and analytically about business processes and provides students with the tools to analyze and continuously improve these processes.
- Apply operations management theories, models, and tools in an organizational setting.
- Evaluate the role managers and leaders play in the operations function of an
- Assess the impact of technology on operations in a business organization.
- Develop an operations strategy in a business context.
Market Economy – 10 ECTS
You will discover a range of economics branches before specializing, benefitting from an
engaging and interactive learning experience during this module learning. Modern professional economists need to have a clear understanding of economic principles
to recognize and model relevant economic problems. We ensure you are equipped with
econometric tools in order to solve and analyze such problems.
The aim of this module is to develop in students a systematic approach to decision making
and the ability to recognize, use and interpret economic information from both within the
organization and the wider environment.
- Understand how resource allocation takes place in a market economy.
- Analyse the impact of business competitiveness.
- Demonstrate how macroeconomic and microeconomic objectives impact business
- Analyse how different markets and currencies affect business growth.
International Business Management – 10 ECTS
The increasing globalization of the marketplace affects all who are involved with business or who must make business decisions. Even those who are not directly involved in international business are affected in their domestic operations by international events and by the business activities of foreign entities. Therefore, it is imperative to be knowledgeable about international business systems.
This module introduces students to a fundamental understanding of the socioeconomic, political, cultural, and linguistic environment in which international businesses operate. This course utilizes an inquiry-based approach to understanding country-level relationships in the Global Business Environment. It surveys the global business environment by asking and answering key questions about society, the global economy, cultures, and institutions in the business world.
Understand the concept of internationalization, globalization, and its impact on corporate businesses.
Evaluate the influences of international business management on an organization’s structure, culture and functions.
Appraise the strategic options available to global business managers and demonstrate how national contexts shape the activities of managers in multinational corporations.
Examine a range of current economic, social and environmental issues arising from the challenges of managing international operations in a business context.