Module Overview

Principles of Business 2

The purpose of this module is to give the student a fundamental grasp on the challenges that all managers face in an increasingly complex world. The module aims to be engaging and concise whilst communicating the most important contemporary concepts in management and business.

Module Code

FNBS H1001

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Managing in the Global Arena

Gain understanding of international management. Develop insights on how to categorize organizations by level of international involvement. Acquire knowledge about how management functions relate to managing multinational corporations. Review ideology about special issues that can impact managing in the international arena.

Managers, Society, Sustainability & Diversity

Define and understand the concepts of society, sustainability and diversity in the modern world. Explore ways to build sustainable organizations. Develop an appreciation for the role that ethics plays in management. Define and understand the benefits and challenges that diverse workforces bring to managers.

Managing Change, Conflict and the Virtual Office

Review the fundamental principles of changing an organization. Gain insights about factors to consider when changing an organization. Consider the parameters of how to handle conflict as a factor related to organizational change. Understand about virtuality as a vehicle for organizational change.

Managing & Entrepreneurship: Handling Startups & New Ventures

Gain an understanding of the three stages of entrepreneurship. Have an overall appreciation for the opportunity concept and understand the primary types of entrepreneurial opportunities. Develop appreciation for the role of opportunity exploitation and social entrepreneurship in society.

Encouraging Creativity & Innovation

Define creativity and gain an awareness of its importance in organizations. Review the guidelines on how to increase creativity in organizations. Develop the concept, definition of innovation and an understanding of the relationship between creativity and innovation. Create an awareness of the innovation process. Create awareness of the skepticism maze.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)30
Formal Examination70