Programme Induction Commencement
This unique programme which offers you a cross sectoral qualification aims to provide you with a set of practical hands on business and community skills, enabling you to be an effective resource manager in either the public, private and social enterprise sectors.
The Modules for this programme are:
BUSINESS & ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
This module focuses on building the learner’s knowledge in the area of management and business development. Its relevance is critical to the Smart Economy concept as the learner will acquire skills and competencies in the areas relevant to most business, i.e. how to grow the business, how to identify and assess opportunities and how to manage these developments.
APPLIED HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
People management is increasingly complex due to the legislative onus on the employer. However the application of Best Practice Human resources principles can avoid legal issues. This module will develop the learners’ ability to apply the learning in practical situations and to further enhance problem solving skills in relation to human resource management issues.
APPLIED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Recognition of the value of developing social capital in the forms of community work and voluntary activities is core to the programme. This module will equip learners to successfully run community-based projects, including Social Enterprises and to propose innovative solutions to funding, management and operational issues, which can often occur in community projects.
APPLIED INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES
This module will examine the importance of ICT, Digital marketing, Internet and e-business from a technical, business, marketing and security perspective and will discuss the importance of data security and the legal issues facing information in an ICT environment.
The ability to interpret and present financial information is an important skill in both commercial and ‘not for profit’ organisations. This module will provide you with the knowledge skills and competency to interpret and present financial information is an important skill in both commercial and not for profit organisations. This module will: explain the role and purpose of financial management; develop the learner’s ability in this respect. It includes: the preparation of financial statements, budgeting, profit analysis and sources of finance.
INTEGRATED LEARNING PROJECT
This module will provide participants with the opportunity to integrate the learning, gained in the various modules on the BA programme, in a work-based or community setting and to prepare and submit a project which demonstrates the learners’ judgment and understanding of the interrelationship of the knowledge areas covered on the programme.