MAR8076 : Commercial Awareness
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Professor D John Mangan
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value:
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 skills and how these can be enhanced;
A3: to introduce Health and Safety issues in the workplace.
Outline Of Syllabus
Following materials will be covered in this module:
Management and Leadership, Interpersonal skills, Project Planning & Control, Business Model Canvass, Operations Management, Lean and Six Sigma, Business Strategy, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Essentials of Finance (P&L, Balance Sheet, Ratios etc), Costing and Investment Appraisal, Contracts and Legal Issues.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||10||2:00||20:00||Commercial awareness|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Examination|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||1||3:00||3:00||Interpersonal skills|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||48:00||48:00||General revision|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||27:00||27:00||Examination revision|
Jointly Taught With
|MAR8064||Research and Commercial Skills|
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.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|MAR8064||Research and Commercial Skills||1||N/A|
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.