Module:Rural Business Skills

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

    Jenny Mackrill-Clegg, visiting lecture
  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    36 hours

Module content

Utilising a range of rural businesses as a vehicle to acquire, consolidate and apply numerical skills. Explore a range of case studies (e.g. farms, small rural enterprises, rural and real estate, equine, tourism) and learn how to apply a range of numerical skills to real-life scenarios. This will include the confident application of concepts such as ratios, percentages and fractions; measurement and data skills (sources, capture, representation and analysis). Students will learn how to apply numerical skills in a financial context, focussing on some key business functions such as salaries, profit and loss, unit pricing, statements and balance sheets. As skills develop, students will be expected to select and apply techniques to solve problems and be able to communicate numerical information. Frequent formative assessment throughout will consolidate learning and encourage good academic practice.

Module outcomes

To pass this module, students must be able to:

  1. Acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems in the rural business sector
  2. Interpret and communicate numerical information related to rural businesses in a variety of forms
  3. Describe basic business financial records


Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework Report (1000 words) related to business finance 50%
Examination In-class tests 2 x 30 minute in-class tests 50%

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