Business administration deals with the performance or management of business operations and therefore is all about making or implementing major decisions. It is mostly about organizing people and resources efficiently so as to channel activities toward common goals. A degree in Business Administration can help you obtain those particular abilities and master the latest methods to manage a group or business. Problem-solving, theorizing and analytical thinking skills are much needed and favoured. In addition, this major will encourage you to think about issues such as diversity, ethics, politics and other dynamics that play a role in every work environment.
Many colleges and universities offer different specialization areas in the field and require you to focus on one. Focus areas include operations management, human resources management and general management
The ILM Level 2 Certificate in Leadership and Team Skills is specially designed to give practising or aspiring team leaders a solid foundation in their formal development as a team leader.
In recent years, the topic of business accountability to society and environment has captured the unprecedented attention of business and academic community.
This programme is designed to equip participants with skills and knowledge relevant to the arts and entertainment business.
Six Sigma Design (DFSS) & Innovation methods provide complementary approaches. When strategically linked these yield customer-driven, highly resource efficient processes and products with almost perfect performance.
Economics is a subject which plays a part in everything from homes and small businesses to the macro-economics of nations, and the A Level Economics course gives you new perspectives on the way the world works and some of the most challenging problems affecting us today. Economics has the ability to shape our working and personal lives, and studying economics is an extremely broad field which can lead to a wide variety of lucrative careers. The A Level Economics course will give you a sound knowledge of economic principles.
The Dutch have always played an important role in international business. Our university is named after the Hanze League, a medieval bond of cities in the north western part of Europe of which many Dutch cities were a member.
This interactive course offers a two-week introduction to Europe, with a strong focus on economic, political and business developments. Several prominent guest speakers from different disciplines will give their views on the past, present and future of the European Union (EU). In interactive sessions they will discuss theories and thoughts about the financial crisis, global shift, knowledge economy & innovation, sustainable banking, political context, public affairs, decision-making processes, European business and regional cooperation.
This course introduces you to the different internal and external elements of a business, helping you to understand the context in which a business operates. It explores common aims and characteristics of business and what makes them different. Business structures, cultures and functions are identified and the political, social, economic, technological and ethical considerations affecting business are introduced.
Our CIPS-accredited Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply is an industry standard qualification which demonstrates to employers that you have gained a high level of knowledge in procurement and supply operations, and have achieved a qualification from the premier professional body in purchasing and supply.
This module enables you to put your work experiences to practical use in your academic study of business and management. It provides a first taste of work-based learning with the Open University. In this version of Working and learning: developing effective performance at work (BU130) you’ll study issues that are particularly relevant to working in the public sector.