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Complete Business Management

Course Code: OSC1084
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Learn everything you need to know about business management in this complete bundle, from home. Distance learning couldn’t be easier!

This complete business management bundle includes:

  • Business Management Level 3
  • Starting Your Own Business Level 3
  • Business Operations and Lean Management Level 3

This bundle will allow you to:

  • Learn the key steps you will need to consider when planning and creating your business to increase your chances of success and minimise risk
  • Understand how to market your business, identifying competition and setting pricing and branding strategies
  • Plan how to provide for the individual needs of customers and prepare for the obstacles and opportunities that will arise in your venture
  • Learn the most efficient ways to advertise your business and how to handle and recruit staff
  • Understand the key practices and principles of Operations Management
  • Understand how operations connects with other aspects of an effective organisation, such as marketing and HR
  • Know how to manage teams and develop effective transactions
  • Learn how to set effective goals and measure performance
  • Investigate the four types of leadership styles

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies, so you can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Business Management Level 3:

     

    Unit 1: You as a Manager
    • Managers as people
    • Feedback
    • Delegating
    • Average managers and great managers
    • Listening
    • Developing your staff
    • Coaching
    Unit 2: Strategy, Structure and Systems
    • Managing in context
    • Strategy
    • Structure
    • Systems
    • Financial Systems
    • Performance and development review
    Unit 3: Managing Teams
    • Holding meetings
    • Developing Effective Transactions
    • Ineffective Transactions
    • Stages of Team Development
    • Performing
    Unit 4: Managing Performance
    • Expectations
    • Measures
    • Outcomes
    • Keeping Performance Records
    Unit 5: Setting Goals
    • SMART Goals
    • Achieving Balance
    • Motivations
    • Considerations when goal-setting
    • Learning from Experience
    Unit 6: Leadership and Politics
    • Leadership and Management
    • Four Styles of Leadership
    • Leadership and Politics
    • Dealing with Conflict
    • How to Make Collaboration Work
    • Leadership Influences on Management

     

    Starting Your Own Business Level 3:

    Unit 1: Preparing to Start Your Business
    • Why start your own business?
    • Character and motivation
    • Before you start: managing yourself and planning
    • Market research
    • Sales and profits
    • Competitors
    • Financial planning
    • Suppliers
    • Employing people
    • Stock and asset management
    Unit 2: Defining Your Business
    • Deciding on the form of your business (sole trader, partnership, limited company)
    • How to decide what is best for you
    • Setting goals for yourself
    Unit 3: Marketing
    • Your product or service
    • Value for money
    • Competition
    • Segmenting your market
    • Pricing
  • Unit 4: Customers
    • Identifying your potential customers
    • Promoting your business
    • Before sale
    • After sale
    Unit 5: Finance
    • Understanding your business finances
    • Working with figures
    • Break-event point
    • Fixed and current assets
    • Cash flow
    • Sources of finance
    • Managing your money
    Unit 6: Your Business Plan
    • Why do you need a business plan?
    • The format and structure of your business plan
    • Yourself, your people. your values, your mission
    • Your business model
    • Your market
    • Your competition
    • Development
    • Profit forecast
    • Risks

     

    Business Operations and Lean Management Level 3:

    Unit 1: How Operations Management Became Critical to Business Success
    • Operations Management
    • Success in the modern world
    • Value chain
    • Impact on good operations
    Unit 2: People and Operations
    • Changing role of the Operations Manager
    • Managing people
    • Teams
    Unit 3: Products and Services
    • Relationship between marketing and operations
    • Approaches to product and service design
    • Key principles in product and service design
    • Value analysis
    Unit 4: Operational Processes in Context
    • Value chains, supply chains and logistics
    • Suppliers and providers
    • Designing processes
    • Controlling the value chain
    Unit 5: Efficiency and Effectiveness in Operations
    • Operations managers
    • Best practice organisations and managing their operations
    • Cost-reducing methods  
    • Lean synchronisation
    Unit 6: Quality, Improvements and Change
    • Quality
    • Operational risk  
    • Operations Managers and modern organisations
    • Continuous improvement approach  

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

    Course Duration

    Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle, which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 24 months tutor support, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

  • Study Method

    The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. Students receive a course manual, assignments and study guide, plus tutor support by mail or email.

    Course Outcome

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive three Certificates of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle. This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
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  • * Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your certificates.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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