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Foundation Course In Management

  • Study Unit 1 : Managing Business Operations
  • Study Unit 2 : Maximising Resources
  • Study Unit 3 : The Business Environment
  • Study Unit 4 : Managing People in Organisations
  • Study Unit 5 : Working in Teams
  • Study Unit 6 : Effective Business Communication

The foundation degree in management is for high school students who wish to enter into University degree programmes in business and management. The one-year programme introduces students to the concepts of business, communications and management, and lays the foundation for higher education.



Effective management of the business operations undertaken within an organisation is the key to its overall success. No organisation will be able to achieve its objectives without effective management of its operations. This module is divided into six sections, each of which deals with one aspect of the management of business operations.

A sound understanding of the environment in which an organisation operates is a valuable asset in management. In order to make effective decisions, it is important for managers to be aware of the factors that influence the environment and the benefits which can be achieved from using the nature of the environment to good effect. Without such knowledge, it is easy to misjudge the consequence of any actions taken.

Effective management of people within an organisation is essential if the objectives of the organisation are to be achieved. People represent the single most important resource of the organisation and their needs must be understood and respected.

Modern organisations use opportunities for team working as much as possible as this is an effective and proven method for getting the best performance from members of the workforce. Teams may be involved in all activities of an organisation – from production right through to financial decision making. This module looks at the role played by teams within organisations and how the human element interacts.

Good communication is essential in any organisation in order to pass information from one person to another. This module explains the need for effective communication and demonstrates how this can be achieved within a work environment.


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