Develop a strategic understanding of contemporary business management principles and practical application.  Year two of a Bachelors degree is at the same level.  

Managing Stakeholder Relationships
Evans Onditi

Managing Stakeholder Relationships

Stakeholders come in many forms: governments, pressure groups, employees and customers to name just a few. Some are more important than others but all can affect an organisation in some way.  For example, pressure groups can encourage consumers to boycott brands in a matter of minutes using social media;  shareholders can overturn board decisions;  governments can bring in legislation that will change the nature of an industry sector and consumers can tell millions of others about poor service by just clicking a few keys.

It is important for organisations to take a pro-active approach to managing stakeholder relationships if they are to protect their reputation, recognise new opportunities and continue to grow.

In this unit, you will explore different stakeholders in depth, analysing their potential impact and influence in order to develop relevant relationship management strategies that will enable organisations to overcome threats, take advantage of opportunities, achieve their objectives and protect their brand. 

Assessed by assignment.


Operations Management
Thaddeus Wechuli

Operations Management

The effective management of operations is vital in modern day business. This module will introduce you to operations, logistics and supply chain management, a essential topic which offers excellent employment opportunities. We will consider challenges  in introducing a successful operations and supply chain approach, how internal operations will have to work together to achieve common objectives, and how organisations need to co-operate at a strategic level.

The focus of this module will be the study of different real-life operations and supply chain methods adopted by companies. 

Assessed by assignment.


International Business Economics and Markets
Evans Onditi

International Business Economics and Markets

This unit develops a strong understanding of economic theory and principles in the everchanging and dynamic international marketplace. When a firm decides to engage in international trade they have a number of options to choose from and the aim of the unit is to make you aware of the relevance of each method of entry through the analysis of case histories.

A key focus will be how multinational firms and organisations operate in a competitive marketplace. One of the driving factors is the rise of information and communication technologies and many markets that were previously limited geographically are now truly international. The factors of production are becoming more mobile across the world with the movement of labour and capital being commonplace.

Within the international trading environment there are many organisations that exist in order to facilitate global business. You will gain a working knowledge of these organisations.

Assessed by exam.


Effective Financial Management
Ambrose Munene

Effective Financial Management

The focus of this unit is the management of financial resources in a business. It addresses the applied techniques that managers need in order to make informed financial decisions and also addresses the critical and theoretical knowledge and skills that managers need in a financial role.

The aim of Effective Financial Management is to enable you to:

  • Assess the objectives of financial management
  • Evaluate organisational activities, processes and performance
  • Understand the impact of the financial risk on financial management in a business
  • Examine and explain how businesses can finance their activities
  • Evaluate options for the financing of a business
  • Apply techniques to make appropriate investment decisions 

 Assessed by exam.


Innovation and Business Performance
Eric Amollo

Innovation and Business Performance

Throughout the world,  innovation is a key factor that gives rise to changes in market conditions for different goods and services.  As a result, businesses need to constantly evolve in order to compete effectively, underlining the need for strong business performance. This unit focuses upon the importance of business performance and the need to identify, develop and utilise the appropriate forms of measurement that are essential for informed managerial decisions and for evaluating results. The impact of innovation within an organisation is very much part of this focus. The unit aims to provide you with a theoretical framework of the concept of innovation that can be used to assess its impact in a range of business contexts and situations.

After studying this unit, you should be able to appraise the issue of innovation as it falls within, and relates to, key business functions and disciplines. You should be able to form a holistic view of the drivers and effects of innovation on the business enterprise, and to develop an awareness of the need to innovate in a wide contexts in which it can be applied.

Assessed by exam.


Managing Agile Organisations and People
Eric Amollo

Managing Agile Organisations and People

Modern organisations operate in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environment.  Succeeding in this complex marketplace requires organisations to be able to respond quickly.  This poses challenges for the modern manager: how can organisations plan and anticipate an uncertain future? How can organisations best balance the need for clear communication with increasing levels of ambiguity? How can internal resources be deployed most effectively whilst maintaining commitment and engagement levels? And finally, how does this impact on the professional development of managers?

This unit will explore the traditional nature and form of organisations and how the external environment has led to the emergence of new business models and ways of working. The implications of this on the role and scope of management will be considered drawing out the professional implications for those aspiring to a career in management. A range of contemporary working practices will be studied, examining their risks and benefits, leading to an understanding of how these can best be deployed. The unit will also consider the contribution staff can make in helping ensure sustainable organisational success. 

Assessed by assignment.