Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
MMM6820
Module Title
Managing Biotechnology
Academic Year
2019/2020
Co-ordinator
Semester
Intended for use in future years
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Business Plan  30%
Semester Exam 3 Hours   70%
Supplementary Assessment Retake Failed Elements or Equivalent  30%
Supplementary Exam 3 Hours   Retake Failed Elements or Equivalent  70%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Evaluate financial and accounting information in support of business decisions

Design a human resource strategy appropriate to an organization

Recommend processes for new product development

Evaluate marketing plans in support of organizational objectives

Brief description

This module will provide students with a broad introduction to some of the key concepts and contemporary issues associated with the study of management and organizations with particular reference to biotechnology enterprises. This module is designed to provide students with the skills, analytical tools and techniques to identify and address problems and opportunities in business management, accounting and finance, human resource management and marketing. It aims to equip students with skills applicable to their specific business discipline and encourage an appreciation of their importance in career development.

Content

A series of approximately 10 lectures and 2 case study seminars

The aim of this module is:

To provide students with a broad introduction to some of the key concepts and contemporary issues associated with the study of management and organizations with particular reference to biotechnology enterprises.

It will achieve this by considering, for example, the following areas:

• Marketing

• Financial Management

• New Venture Creation

• Human Resource Management


Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Understand financial accounts.
Communication Business plan
Improving own Learning and Performance Directed independent study.
Information Technology Information retrieval via electronic sources will be required for coursework
Personal Development and Career planning Development and assessment of personal skills via Business plan
Problem solving The business plan will develop creative thinking approaches to problem solving and critical evaluation of potential solutions to complex and challenging problems.
Research skills Collect data and arrange coherently in a written document.
Subject Specific Skills Specific challenges of new product development, including an understanding of the specific internal processes in the firm that are conducive to creativity and innovation.
Team work Case study seminars - formal feedback provided

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7