No matter what your choice of undergraduate course , in the first year you will learn the fundamental skills that are needed to succeed in the professional business world. The aim of this module is to take a higher level view of Operations Management in all sectors of business (Service, Retail, Manufacturing, Public Sector, Tourism etc.) and link these to the strategic objectives of an organisation and provide an insight into Operations Management at a large organisation, with specific focus on Rolls Royce Ltd.
Continuous assessment consists of: Accounting class tests, computer generated practical experiments where students have to manipulate and interpret management-related data, case study research and analysis of a particular organisation and its business issue, academic essays exploring specific current issues such as innovation, consumer behaviour, managing change etc.
It examines the pressures encouraging companies to adopt more ethical business strategies, the types of practices and strategies which different companies have sought to adopt in this field, and the potential advantages that are identified for a socially responsible business.
There is greater scope for students to choose optional modules in this programme and due to the broad nature of the degree, students take at least one module in their final year from each of the fields of HRM, Marketing, Accounting, Operations and General Management.
Introduces students to a number of the key research foci within the management accounting sub-discipline, and how their role within broader management practices are best understood by embracing an interdisciplinary perspective rather than the more familiar technical emphasis of accounting practice.