Block 4: Corporate management
This block consists of the following modules:
Operations management is the main function that delivers value to customers and profits to organisations. This module will equip you with the tools and techniques to better design/control/manage operations.
- Understanding the value of managing operations effectively
- Understanding the bottom-line impact of effective and ineffective operations management
- Understanding the interactive relationships with other functions such as marketing, finance and strategy
- Understanding how to create competitive advantage
- Understanding the design requirements of effective systems sufficiently to evaluate and recommend developments.
Human Resource Management
The Human Resource Management module aims to stimulate thinking and understanding about the management of people in an organisational context. The focus is on specific human resource management practices and policies, their effectiveness as well as skills necessary for their implementation. The course is designed for line managers and it is not intended to meet the detailed technical requirements of full-time HR professionals.
On successful completion of this module, you will be expected to be able understand and have skills in:
- Introduction to HRM: best-practices, best-fit and stakeholder approaches
- Recruitment and selection
- Talent and career management
- Performance management: appraisals & pay/rewards
- Work-life balance and employee well-being
You will learn about international corporate governance practices and their practical relevance, structures and policies. You will gain an understanding of corporate government issues to give effective and relevant advice to senior management.
- Understanding the nature and application of corporate governance in modern organisations
- Understanding the benefits and disadvantages of different board structures
- Understanding and appreciating the importance of the work of external and internal auditors and audit committees
- Gaining a full understanding of current issues in corporate government and being able to incorporate them in strategic planning
- Being capable of advising senior management on control and governance issues.