BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT - 2018/9
Module code: MAN1062
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.
Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management
STIENMETZ Jason (Hosp & Tour)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: N100
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes, but is not restricted to:
- Introduction to business environment
- Political environment
- Economic environment
- Ethical environment
- Social demographic environment
- Technological environment
- Legal environment
- International business environment
- Analysing and monitoring the changing environment
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|School-timetabled exam/test||MCQ MIDTERM TEST (ONLINE DURING SCHEDULED LECTURE TIME)||50|
|Examination||MCQ FINAL EXAM (CLOSED BOOK)||50|
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.
- 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, as well as ethical environments. This module examines the influences of various external environments at local, national and international levels on business organisations.
|1||Outline the key features of the environment affecting the conduct of business organisations||KC|
|2||Give examples of situations where the political, economic, legal and social environment has had a direct effect on business operations||PT|
|3||Describe the key features of the economic, political, legal, technological and social-cultural environments||KC|
|4||Classify environmental influences in an appropriate manner||KC|
|5||Distinguish between internal and external factors affecting business performance||KC|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 33
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
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Reading list for BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/man1062
Programmes this module appears in
|International Hospitality Management BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|International Hospitality and Tourism Management BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|International Tourism Management BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|International Event Management BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
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 2018/9 academic year.