This unit explores how and why successful businesses develop longer term plans to guide their management. It introduces the concept of medium to long term planning, explaining why business plans are formulated, and how managers use them to guide business operations. Practical examples of different kinds of business plans in different business settings are investigated, analysing how they strategically support the management of the business. You will investigate and use a range of business tools such as SWOT analysis and Business Model Canvas. You will also identify issues in a business environment and recommend solutions. Presentation is a key component of this subject, communicating key strategies and concepts that analyse and apply discipline knowledge to practice.
|Unit name||Business Planning|
|Available as student elective?||No|
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Identify and analyse business planning concepts
Analyse and apply business planning tools in organisational contexts
Identify, evaluate and apply business strategies and planning
Apply discipline based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations
Analyse and communicate core concepts related to discipline knowledge and practice
Analyse and evaluate applications of innovative and/or entrepreneurial practice
Develop and communicate understandings related to graduate attributes and transferable skills as adaptive practitioners
|Band||Field of Education|
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Blended mode: Online content, full-day workshop (x2), weekly tutorials
AT1: Case Studies - Local and Reflection (20%)
AT2: SWOT Analysis and Report (30%)
AT3: Business Model Canvas and Reflection (40%)
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