BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT - 2017/8
Module code: MAN1062
Hospitality & Tourism Management
STIENMETZ JL Dr (Hosp & Tour)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 4
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 33
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||90 MINUTE EXAM (CLOSED BOOK)||100%|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Businesses do not exist in isolation. They must operate within a complex and sometimes turbulent environment. The key forces facing businesses are economic, political, legal, technological, demographic, social-cultural, ethical as well as ecological environments. This module examines the influences of various external environments at local, national and international levels on business organisations.
This module aims to demonstrate the relationships between businesses and a number of related external environments, with particular attention being paid to the economic, political, legal, technological, social-cultural, ethical and ecological environments. For example, consideration is given to how governmental organisations at local, national and international levels influence business organisation and management, including the increasingly significant role played by the European Union.
|Outline the key features of the environment affecting the conduct of business organisations||KC|
|Give examples of situations where the political, economic, legal and social environment has had a direct effect on business operations||PT|
|Describe the key features of the economic, political, legal, technological and social-cultural environments||KC|
|Classify environmental influences in an appropriate manner||KC|
|Distinguish between internal and external factors affecting business performance||KC|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes, but is not restricted to:
Introduction to business environment
Social demographic environment
International business environment
Analysing and monitoring the changing environment
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to encourage students to respond to formal presentations but also take responsibility for their own learning by combining lecture presentations with self-directed learning based around the core text and supporting material on SurreyLearn.
The learning and teaching methods include lectures, directed reading and case studies followed by discussions on SurreyLearn. Electronic voting is used in most lectures. Given the variety of topics covered in this module, two lectures are scheduled every week for 11 weeks, including a two-hour session and a one-hour session per week
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate a comprehensive and accurate understanding of various environmental factors facing businesses and their impacts on business organisations.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of a closed-book examination of multiple choice questions to be held at the end of the semester.
Formative assessment and feedback
The formative assessment consists of an in-class self-assessed test with instant feedback provided by lecturers during the course.
Reading list for BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/man1062
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.