The Organisational Context

3 Day Course
Official Curriculum
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Types of Business Organisations (5 topics)

  • Sole Traders
  • Partnerships
  • Private Sector
  • Public Sector
  • Not for Profit

Law and Government (3 topics)

  • What is Law
  • Criminal and Civil Law
  • Legislative process in the UK

Structure and Management of Organisations (6 topics)

  • Functional
  • Project
  • Matrix
  • Virtual
  • Depth of Structure
  • Centralisation / Decentralisation

Professions and Professional Bodies (2 topics)

  • Legal Status; Reservation of Title and Function
  • Professional bodies that influence the IT industry

Business Functions (7 topics)

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Procurement
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • IT

Financing a Start-up Company (3 topics)

  • Why capital is needed
  • The Business Plan or strategy
  • Sources of Finance

Legal Issues (7 topics)

  • Anti-discrimination legislation
  • Software Contracts and Liability
  • Intellectual Property rights
  • Data Protection
  • Privacy and Freedom of Information
  • Internet Issues
  • Computer misuse

Investment Appraisal (7 topics)

  • The justification process
  • Business cases
  • Costs
  • Benefits
  • Appraisal methods - payback, net present value, internal rate of return
  • Discounting
  • Example cost/benefit analysis

Financial Acounting (6 topics)

  • Capital Expenditure
  • Asset
  • Liability
  • Basic ledgers
  • Profit and Loss Account
  • Balance Sheet

Management Accounting (4 topics)

  • Types of Costing - Standard, Variable, Marginal
  • Overheads
  • Principles of Budgeting
  • Cashflow Forecasting

Performance Measurement (2 topics)

  • Financial Ratios
  • ROTA, ROCE, Liquidity, Gearing

Case Study (1 topic)

  • A case study is used throughout to provide continuity and working examples of the topic areas

Prerequisites

Those wishing to acquire a basic level of understanding about business and its workings. There are no specific pre-requisites for this course.

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