Module Catalogue

MAR2116 : Introduction to Business Management

  • Offered for Year: 2017/18
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Ana Mesbahi
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Singapore
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


A1. To equip students with a basic knowledge of financial accounting, management accounting, finance and business law
A2. To ensure students understand the functions of their roles in businesses.

Outline Of Syllabus

1. Company law: types of business, shareholders, directors, memorandum and articles of association
2. Contract law: law of contract including sale of goods, law of negligence including product liability, dispute resolution in the UK and Singapore
3. Costing, management accounting and cash flow: costing concepts, direct and indirect costs, break-even analysis, cost budgets, components of cash flow, managing cash and working capital
4. Sources of capital, investment appraisal: equity, loan capital, banks and institutions, gearing, investment measures, capital investment, discounted cash flow
5. Financial accounting and company reporting: profit and loss, balance sheet, assets and liabilities, shareholders' funds, double entry, funds flow, directors' and auditors' reports, going concern concept, relevance, historical cost and reliability concepts.
6. Financial analysis - reading of financials of a listed company.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00Including tutorials
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion112:0012:00Preparation of revision material and practicing past examination papers
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:301:30Examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion112:0012:00Examination Revision
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study150:3050:30Consolidating lecture notes and further reading
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures and assignments support the students' self-study in reading around the lecture material to achieve the intended knowledge outcomes (IKO1 - 5) and the associated skills (ISO1 - 5).

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination901A100N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination will require students to demonstrate factual knowledge of the whole syllabus.

The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.

Reading Lists