Business Management – Higher

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The course consists of three compulsory units and the course assessment unit.

Understanding Business (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

  • understand the ways in which organisations in the private, public and third sectors operate
  • carry out activities that highlight the opportunities and constraints on these organisations in the pursuit of their strategic goals
  • analyse and evaluate the impact that the external environment has on an organisation’s activity
  • consider the implications of a range of external factors that affect an organisation’s decision making.

Management of People and Finance (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

  • deepen your understanding and critical awareness of the issues facing organisations in the management of people and finance
  • carry out activities that will extend your grasp of relevant theories, concepts and procedures used in planning for an organisation’s success, including leadership, motivation and finance
  • explain, analyse and evaluate relevant business information, in each of these contexts, relating to business structure and activity.

Management of Marketing and Operations (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

  • deepen your understanding of the importance to organisations of having effective marketing and operations systems
  • carry out activities that will extend your grasp of relevant theories, concepts and procedures used by organisations in order to improve and/or maintain quality and competitiveness
  • learn about the importance of satisfying both internal and external customers’ needs, along with a critical awareness of the issues facing organisations in relation to marketing and operations.

Assessment:

Course Assessment (6 SCQF credit points)

The course assessment has two components:

  • a question paper (70 marks)
  • an assignment (30 marks).

The question paper will assess your breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills accumulated across the course. The question paper will be set and marked by SQA.

The assignment will give you the opportunity to apply and extend your research, analytical, evaluative and decision making skills.

 

 

 

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