Business and Technology
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This module introduces the learner to all the aspects related to a business. The student is introduced to the different forms of businesses such as private businesses, NGO’s and cooperatives and the different functions of a business.
The different structures of an organisation are studied together with underlying theories and the internal and external stakeholders and their interest in the business are examined. The way the business interacts with the external environment and the environmental issues which influence the business are discussed.
The duties of the Human Resources function such as selection and recruitment, performance and appraisals interviews and health and safety regulations will be studied. The student will also be introduced to microeconomics and macroeconomics and how the government can influence the economy.
Marketing theories will be discussed together with the communication models and the student will be introduced to management and leadership skills including team development and theories of motivation.
Internal and external audit and the regulatory framework are discussed and all aspects of ethical issues including the Code of Ethics will be dealt with intensively.
Students will learn about Corporate Governance, Corporate Social responsibility, how to detect and avoid fraud and will also be introduced to money laundering.
Students will also be introduced to the different types of accounting software including cloud computing and blockchain and the importance of data protection. Throughout the module studies will be backed by several theories related to the topic being discussed.
• Individuals seeking to advance their academic and professional knowledge in Accounting.
• Individuals wanting to pursue a wide range of accounting, consulting, financial and managerial career paths.
• Individuals wanting to enhance their ability to interpret, assess and communicate financial related data.
The potential positions for which this programme aims to prepare could be and are not limited to:
• Financial Accountant
• Management Accountant
• Tax Accountant
• Accounts Assistant
• Financial Controller
• Risk Analyst
• Compliance officer
• Auditor including internal audit function
• Financial crime analyst.
• Treasury Manager
• Financial Manager
How you’ll be assessed
The method of assessment is assignment-based.
The course comprises:
• 6 lectures per module;
• 3-hour lectures (evening);
• 12 hours of online content per module, comprising asynchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos.
Assessment is carried out via two mandatory components:
• Modular Assessment;
• Project Assessment
The course also includes additional, specialised support to help you write your Dissertation, including classes on Qualitative/Quantitative data analysis tools, as well as Dissertation Workshops.