Postgraduate

MAR8076 : Commercial Awareness and Sustainable Business

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

The aims of this module are:
A1: to raise the students’ commercial awareness and equip them with the basics of key business, financial and management concepts, tools and techniques;
A2: to help students appreciate the importance of interpersonal and communications skills and how these can be enhanced;
A3: to highlight the importance of sustainability and its intersection with business.

Outline Of Syllabus

The following materials will be covered in this module:
Management and Leadership, Change Management, Sustainability, Interpersonal and communications skills, Business Model Canvas, Operations Management, Business Strategy, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Essentials of Finance (P&L, Balance Sheet, Ratios etc), Costing and Investment Appraisal.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials17:007:00Online recorded lectures of the finance material
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00Preparation for and completion of end of semester exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture62:0012:00Scheduled Present-in-person lectures to be Recapped.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching23:006:00PIP - 1st session: interpersonal and communication skills; 2nd session: group presentations
Guided Independent StudyProject work120:0020:00Group project and presentation preparation
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study135:0035:00General revision, reading and consolidation of lecture notes
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lectures are designed to assist students in the acquisition of a knowledge base that will facilitate understanding of concepts, methods, tools and techniques.

Independent study involves:

1. Study following lectures and practicals
2. Study in preparation for the assessed coursework and exams, which provides an opportunity to bring together relevant knowledge and understanding and cognitive, research-related, and assessed key skills.

Students should consult their timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Should the public health situation require it, the present-in-person teaching activities will be replaced by synchronous online sessions.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A70End of semester 2 hour exam
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Case study1M30Group project and presentation
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The material covered in the module is assessed via a comprehensive end of semester two-hours examination reflecting the ten credits allocated to the course.
The group presentation allows students to both practice their presentations skills and work in a group to apply the course material to a chosen company.

Should the public health situation require it, the planned examination scheduled to be completed present-in-person will be replaced by an open book, online examination to be completed within a defined 24 hour period.

Reading Lists

Timetable