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Course Overview

On this course, you’ll develop a range of business management skills relevant to your life, university study or the world of work. 

You’ll learn how to use and apply useful business concepts, tools and terminology whilst exploring four key aspects of business management: managing money, managing people, managing information, and – most importantly – managing and understanding yourself. 

You’ll learn to communicate professionally in common business situations. You’ll reflect on your own management and leadership style and consider the concepts of success, sustainability, and social responsibility. 

  • Managing yourself: introduction to management and leadership styles. 
  • Managing money and key financial concepts, including the implications of various sources of finance and the relative importance of cash flow and profit. 
  • Managing people, stakeholder management and professional communication. 
  • Managing Information: different information types and key information management issues. 
  • The roles businesses play in the lives of people and communities, and social responsibility. 
  • Aspects of growth and the effects of success. 

This course will be of interest to anyone looking to develop their Business Management skills and foundational knowledge, as well as their English language and communication skills in a business setting. 

  • Apply a range of business concepts, tools and terminology to common business situations 
  • Explain the importance of business management for you and your community 
  • Identify your own skills, interests and ideas, and how you can continue to develop them 
  • Explore opportunities and challenges of working with others: including collaboration, listening to others, feedback, negotiation 
  • Explain the important aspects of a business idea to potential customers and investors 
  • Reflect on what you’ve learnt and how you will apply this now