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Principles of Business Management

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This introductory module will familiarise students with the concepts and methods through which management and business operate.

Topics covered include business ownership and objectives; multinational firms and international business; and personnel management and issues in employment relations.

Principles of Business Management is a 10 credit module on the pathway to a degree in business management and the pathway to a degree in accounting.

Learning and teaching

Tutor-led classroom sessions, student-led seminars. There will be one Saturday school for Study Skills. Your learning and teaching for this module is underpinned by self-directed study.

Coursework and assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. On the Pathway Programme you will have formal assessments. These will take the form of class tests, written assignments, a course journal or a portfolio. Your assessments are designed to prepare you for further study in a degree setting.

Reading suggestions

Initial Reading

  • David Needle 2010 5th edition Business in Context: an introduction to business and its environment Australia : South-Western / Cengage Learning
  • Ian Worthington and Chris Britton 2009 6th edition The Business Environment New York : Prentice Hall

As a student on this course you must join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website under Student Information, or by speaking to the Pathway organiser Jan Stephens on (029) 2087 6248.

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.


Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and dyslexia screening.


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