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Strategic Risk Management helps managers to identify and manage risk in all its dynamic complexity. It’s a potent tool kit with wide-ranging applications across both the private and public sectors.

We buy goods and services every day: to eat, to wear, to read, to watch, to play, to travel, to exercise, to make us wealthy and perhaps wise. Consumption is so prevalent that we are often unaware of its importance in shaping our lives. This elective adopts a psychological approach to consumer behaviour and explores the implications for individual consumers and marketers. It deals with the crucial issues of why consumers buy what they buy and how they respond to marketing and advertising influences.


Today, a key preoccupation of executives in most organisations is how to make their intended strategies work in practice. There is no shortage of good strategic planning but the issues surrounding how to implement strategies are understood less well. This course explores the key challenges facing senior managers seeking to execute strategy.

Business strategy can be defined as the application of thoughtful analysis to real-world problems.

This course offers just that, with a series of case examples drawn from a wide range of industries and business situations, as well as colleagues who have demonstrated competence in this field.


The modern corporation operates within an ever changing framework of law and is subject to the direct control of the Board of Directors. The Board must ensure the law is adhered to while simultaneously ensuring that strategies for long term success are set and implemented. Doing both successfully can be very difficult to achieve. It is therefore necessary to achieve a balance and alignment among external and internal controls, risk management and competitive behaviour.


Profit and loss accounts and balance sheets give insights into the financial strength of competitors but you have to know what you are looking for. Many managers do not even know the financial position of their own organisation. To decide how much to charge for your products you have to know how much they cost, notoriously difficult to determine. Effective decisions require an understanding of financial and management accounting techniques plus their strengths and weaknesses.




The Principles of Retailing course considers how retailers can achieve competitive advantage by rapid organisational response to changing consumer demands. As well as examining operational functions of retailing, the course shows how the integration of marketing, buying and logistics functions drive the growth of retail organisations. The course also investigates future patterns for retail growth particularly in international/global retailing and in e-commerce.


Employee Resourcing is concerned with the range of methods and approaches used by employers in resourcing their organisations in such a way as to enable them to meet their key goals. It therefore involves staffing (recruitment, selection, retention and dismissal), performance (appraisal and management of performance), administration (policy development, procedural development, documentation) and change management.


Profit and loss accounts and balance sheets give insights into the financial strength of competitors but you have to know what you are looking for. Many managers do not even know the financial position of their own organisation. To decide how much to charge for your products you have to know how much they cost, notoriously difficult to determine. Effective decisions require an understanding of financial and management accounting techniques plus their strengths and weaknesses.



Profit and loss accounts and balance sheets give insights into the financial strength of competitors but you have to know what you are looking for. Many managers do not even know the financial position of their own organisation. To decide how much to charge for your products you have to know how much they cost, notoriously difficult to determine. Effective decisions require an understanding of financial and management accounting techniques plus their strengths and weaknesses.


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