Level 5 Accredited Diploma in Business Operations

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Level 5 Accredited Diploma in Business Operations

 CIE Accredited Level 5 Diploma in Business Operations

Developed to provide a thorough grounding in Business.

Unit 1: The Business Environment

This unit will give students an understanding of how different organisations operate as well as the different relationships between businesses and operating environments, ranging in scale from the local to global. This unit will also discuss the role and influence of stakeholders.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

·         Understand the organisational purposes of businesses

·         Understand the nature of the national environment in which businesses operate

·         Understand the behaviour of organisations in their market environment

·         Assess the significance of the global factors that shape national business activities

Unit 2: Managing Financial Resources and Decisions

This unit will help learners to develop an understanding of how to identify, locate and utilise sources of finance for a Business. Students will also develop skills that will allow interpretation of financial information to assist decision-making.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

·         Understand the sources of finance available to a business

·         Understand the implications of finance as a resource within a business

·         Make financial decisions based on financial information

·         Evaluate the financial performance of a business

Unit 3: Organisations and Behaviour

This unit examines both group and individual behaviour, exploring how the behaviour of the workforce is influenced by the structure and culture of the organisation. Covering both large and small organisations, this unit will help students understand how culture can change and be adapted.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

·         Understand the relationship between organisational structure and culture

·         Understand different approaches to management and leadership

·         Understand ways of using motivational theories in organisations

·         Understand mechanisms for developing effective teamwork in organisations

Unit 4: Marketing Principles

This unit will help provide students with skills and understanding of basic marketing concepts and principles. Beginning with the definitions or marketing, students will move onto learning how to analyse marketing needs at both macro and micro levels before learning how to develop a marketing mix that meets the requirements of the business.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

 

·         Understand the concept and process of marketing

·         Use the concepts of segmentation, targeting and positioning

·         Understand the individual elements of the extended marketing mix

·         Use the marketing mix in different contexts

Unit 5: Aspects of Contract and Negligence for Business

This unit will give students an understanding of aspects of the law of contract and tort. There is a particular focus on the creation and operation of contracts in a business environment. Students will also study the obligations created by a contract, as well as the options in resolving an unfulfilled contract.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

·         Understand the essential elements of a valid contract in a business context

·         Apply the elements of a contract in business situations

·         Understand principles of liability in negligence in business activities

·         Apply the principles of liability in negligence in business situation

Unit 6: Business Decision Making

This unit helps students to learn about techniques of data gathering and storage. The unit then goes on to discuss analysis and presentation of information to facilitate decision making.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

·         Use a variety of sources for the collection of data, both primary and secondary

·         Understand a range of techniques to analyse data effectively for business purposes

·         Produce information in appropriate formats for decision making in an organisational context

·         Use software-generated information to make decisions in an organisation

Unit 7: Business Strategy

This unit will help students to understand how a business can develop and put into action strategic plans. This requires students to understand the probably future outcomes of the business’ industry and to develop plans accordingly.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

·         Understand the process of strategic planning

·         Formulate a new strategy

·         Understand approaches to strategy evaluation

·         Understand how to implement a chosen strategy

Unit 8: Research Project 

This unit is designed to help develop a student’s skills of critical analysis and research. The project can be of direct relevance to both the course and individual personal development. By the conclusion of this unit, students will understand the theoretical background of conducting research, but will also have practical experience

in carrying out a significant research project.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

·         Understand how to formulate a research specification

·         Implement the research project within agreed procedures and to specification

·         Evaluate the research outcomes

·         Present the research outcomes

Unit 9: Business Psychology

Building on the previous unit, Organisations and Behaviour, this unit teaches students about how individual differences in staff members can affect the workplace dynamic and how to reduce negative impacts caused by organisational change.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

·         Understand the different perspectives in occupational psychology

·         Understand the role of psychology in the assessment of individual differences in the workplace

·         Apply knowledge of impact of change in business

·         Understand the impact of culture and climate on performance

 Unit 10: Business Ethics

This unit introduces learners to the concept of business ethics and helps to describe its relevance in the modern working environment. Covering corporate social responsibility, this unit delves into human resources management, accounting and marketing.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

·         Understand different ethical perspectives in business

·         Understand business objectives from an ethical perspective

·         Understand ethics in workplace relationships

·         Understand ethics in workplace relationships

·         Assess a current ethical issue in a business

Unit 11: Applications of ICT in Business Studies Applications

Students are encouraged to conduct independent research related to the Business Studies Applications using ICT skills, so that they can begin to compile their own resource list and prepare themselves for further and more complex activities later in the course.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to identify:

·         Applications of ICT in Business Studies Applications

Information, communication and technology (ICT) comprises core skills for learning.

Utilisation of methods, tools and strategies of ICT to establish and maintain a sound working relationship with tutors and the college.

Development of ICT skills, in order to communicate effectively and maximise study progression.

·         ePortfolio constructs

Setting up an ePortfolio for use during the lifetime of the course for storage of files including coursework, self-assessment activities, independent research notes and reflective journals.

The ePortfolio may be requested from time to time by tutors and moderators. Learners will be asked at various points in the course to upload files for this purpose.

A structured system of unique information but once completed can be used as a resource for continuing professional development (CPD), and a body of revision for future studies.

·         Independent web based research

Independent research to equip students with confidence to source and evaluate information relevant to the core course topics within Business Studies Applications

Develop tools and strategies with which to begin to undertake independent research and integrate this into coursework activities, for example suggesting ways to read research articles and assimilate types of information from these

·         Principles of self-assessment and reflective writing

The development of knowledge and understanding through writing skills for communicating ideas and arguments to tutors and other readers of written work.

Reviews of writing skills

Reflective writing skills and practice

 

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