Module:Practice Management

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

    John Hockey
  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    44 hours

Module content

This module is delivered in three major units:

  1. Traditional and contemporary management approaches and strategies: adapting these methods to enable proficient practice management in a chartered surveying practice.
  2. Setting objectives: how to manage resources to achieve personal and corporate development, i.e. core values, professional ethics and conduct, development of trust and professional and technical skills development.
  3. Analysis of core operational issues and resources in a surveying practice: People; administration; marketing a practice; growing a real estate business; complying with legislation and regulation.

Module outcomes

To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:

  1. Understand the requirements embedded within practice planning to enable a business plan to be developed for a chartered surveying practice
  2. Critically analyse  the requirements of client relationship management in the context of a property surveying practice
  3. Evaluate the financial performance of an existing surveying firm and understand how to audit the external and internal variables of that practice.
  4. Understand the impact of legislation and regulation on a surveying practice.
  5. Analyse core operational resources, including, people; administration; marketing; property, finance and capital


Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework Business plan report (3000 words) 100%

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