Undergraduate Course: Business Studies 1 (BUST08001)
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||PLEASE NOTE: This course has been discontinued. The following courses have replaced it:
Foundations of Business(BUST08025) is mandatory for students on all Business degree programmes and joint degree programmes with Business.
Introduction to Business (BUST08026) is for students taking Business as an outside course.
Module 1: Business Policy & Strategy
Module 2: The Economist Environment Anatomy of Business
Module 3: Marketing
Module 4: Operations Management
Module 5: Management Science
Module 6: Finance
Module 7: Employment Relations
Module 8: Organisation Studies
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| Knowledge and Understanding
On completion of the course, students should be able to:
(a) describe the various ways in which organisations are structured and managed;
(b) describe the inter-relationships between organisations and the environments in which they operate;
(c) explain and evaluate critically the contribution of the various techniques and functions to the operation and development of organisations;
(d) describe and discuss critically such key contemporary topics as the ¿globalisation¿ of business, and the ¿responsibilities¿ of organisations, including environmental concerns and employees¿ welfare.
On completion of the course, students should have had inculcated into them the desirability, and the methods, of time management and planning through lectures, tutorials and course assignments. Students should have been encouraged to:
(a) use the entire range of learning resources that are available to today¿s students;
(b) analyse and solve organisational problems and issues, especially through tutorials;
(c) appreciate the holistic nature of the contemporary organisation, especially through the two integrated assignments.
On completion of the course, students should have been encouraged to:
(a) develop their written skills, through the two assignments and the degree exam;
(b) develop their oral skills through the weekly tutorials;
(c) be aware of, and confidently to use, the range of quantitative and qualitative techniques that are appropriate to contemporary organisations;
(d) acquire, or develop, computer literacy techniques.
On completion of the course, students should be aware of:
(a) the techniques and insights that are germane to Strategy, Business Economics, Marketing, Operations Management, Management Science, Finance, Employment Relations, and Organisation Studies.
(b) the uses, abuses and limits of these techniques and insights.
|You are strongly advised to purchase a copy of |
Business Studies 1 Custom Textbook, Volumes 1 & 2 (Pearson, 4th Edition)
(available exclusively from Blackwell's South Bridge)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||1 hour(s) per week for 20 week(s).
|Course organiser||Dr Stephen Harwood
Tel: (0131 6)51 5243
|Course secretary||Miss Sara Dennison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3825