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Operating Environment

Overview

This course is concerned with increasing the student's awareness and understanding of the environment in which organisations operate.

It provides a framework in which to review the economic, political and social contents of business activity. Packed with examples from real business, self-assessment exercises, assignments and task-based activities, this course will enable students to more easily develop their knowledge and skills.

Modules

SECTION ONE - THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC CONTEXT

Unit 1: The UK Economy

Unit 2: The UK Economic System

Unit 3: The Financial Sector

Unit 4: Economic Policy

Unit 5: Industrial Policy

SECTION TWO - ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AFFECTING BUSINESS ACTIVITIES

Unit 6: Social Stratification

Unit 7: Social Welfare and State Policy

Unit 8: Technology and Society

Unit 9: The Political Process

SECTION THREE - BUSINESS FIRMS IN MARKETS

Unit 10: The Competitive Environment

Unit 11: The Legal Regulation of Business

Unit 12: Regulatory Agencies

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support

This course is concerned with increasing the student's awareness and understanding of the environment in which organisations operate.

It provides a framework in which to review the economic, political and social contents of business activity. Packed with examples from real business, self-assessment exercises, assignments and task-based activities, this course will enable students to more easily develop their knowledge and skills.

Modules

SECTION ONE - THE NATIONAL ECONOMIC CONTEXT

Unit 1: The UK Economy

Unit 2: The UK Economic System

Unit 3: The Financial Sector

Unit 4: Economic Policy

Unit 5: Industrial Policy

SECTION TWO - ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AFFECTING BUSINESS ACTIVITIES

Unit 6: Social Stratification

Unit 7: Social Welfare and State Policy

Unit 8: Technology and Society

Unit 9: The Political Process

SECTION THREE - BUSINESS FIRMS IN MARKETS

Unit 10: The Competitive Environment

Unit 11: The Legal Regulation of Business

Unit 12: Regulatory Agencies

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support

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