Core Module Information
Module title: Creating Business Excellence and Marketing

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SOE11530
Module leader: Miles Weaver
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

IntroductionIn the first instance the module introduces you to a number of tools and models that can be used to measure the success, orotherwise, of an organisation. The key focus is on the Balanced Scorecard, which is a set of measures that gives a fast butcomprehensive view of the business. The Balanced Scorecard endeavours to collate important elements that reflect abusiness?s strategic position e.g. product and service quality measures, product and service development time, customersatisfaction, productivity and so on.Internal processesThe module then deals with the question... What must a business excel at? This section takes an internal process perspectiveand investigates both the effectiveness and efficiency of the organisation. The focus is on Operations Management andassociated concepts such as Lean operations and quality management.Innovation and learningThe module than deals with the question... How can a business continue to improve and build capabilities? This sectioninvestigates how people and information support the organisation. The focus is on improvement activities and projectmanagement.Customer focusThe module then deals with the question... How do a business?s customers see the business? This section investigates justhow well an organisation is meeting the needs of, and satisfying, its customers. The focus is on managing strategy andperformance and the relationship management challenges faced by organisations.Financial MattersThe module then deals with the question... How does the business appear to its shareholders? This section investigates thefinancial performance of an organisation. The focus is on Finance and Budgetary Control – profit, cost and revenue-relatedmeasures - and the Interpreting of Financial Statements.Overall the module emphasises the concept of integrative nature of business across the FOUR key areas and what mattersmost in the need and desire to build high performing organisations that can endure in the complex, global businessenvironment.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Critically evaluate elements of an organisation’s strategic objectives through performance measurement using facets of the Balanced Scorecard.

LO2: Critically investigate and appraise the role of operations management & strategy, project management & the significance of modern supply chain management practice to the delivery of customer value, social and environmental impact and the building of high performance organisations.

LO3: Critically investigate and appraise the impact of the philosophy or ‘lean’ operations & supply practice and models of quality and performance management with specific reference to the principles and practice of operational improvement and contribution to an organisation’s success.

LO4: Critically evaluate the global marketing concept and strategy within marketing environments and consumer & organisational buyer behaviour.

LO5: Critically assess the ethical and responsible marketing principles, the influence of marketing research, international market segmentation managing the international marketing mix & brand development upon marketing activities in different international marketing environments.

LO6: Evaluate the ways in which changes within the global economy might impact upon marketing strategies.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Miles Weaver
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning On-demand Webinar 10
Online Guided independent study 190
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1~2~3 Week 6 , WORDS= 2500
Oral Presentation 50 4~5~6 Week 13 HOURS= 10 mins
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Business as a Force for Good