Introduction to Business
- Module code
- Module leader
- John Nixon and Dr Carol Zhang
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 40 hours
- Teaching period
- Semester 2
- The market system; supply and demand; elasticities; costs.
- Behaviour in organisations; motivation; leadership; an introduction to organisation studies.
- Types of business organisations; legal forms of organisations.
- Introduction to the basic principles and conventions underlying the preparation of financial documents.
- The preparation and interpretation of the financial statements of sole traders.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Demonstrate the use of relevant theoretical principles to aspects of organisation behaviour.
- Understand some basic principles of economics; apply supply and demand models to business problems.
- Describe basic differences between types of organisations.
- Understand and apply basic accounting conventions.
|Examination||Written exam (2 hours)||100%|
Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:
- Dyson, J. R. and Franklin, E. (2017) Accounting for non-accounting students (9th edition). Pearson.
- Lipsey, R. and Chrystal, A. (2015) Economics. 13th edn. Oxford University Press.
- Mullins, L.J. (2013) Management and organisational behaviour. 10th edn. Pearson Education.