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  Unit 1 Marketing

 

  1 Introduction to Marketing

Studyroom page 1 Introduction to Marketing Definitions.
Studyroom page 2 Differing Approaches to Marketing
Studyroom page 3 The role of marketing in business
Studyroom page 4 Marketing strategy and objectives

  2 The Marketing Department

Studyroom page 1 The role of the Marketing Department within a business
Studyroom page 2 Marketing and The Board of Directors
Studyroom page 3 Marketing and Production
Studyroom page 4 Marketing and Finance
Studyroom page 5 Marketing and Personnel

  3 Market Analysis

Studyroom page 1 Market Analysis
Studyroom page 2 Market Classification
Studyroom page 3 Market Size and Trends
Studyroom page 4 Market Share
Studyroom page 5 Market Segmentation
Studyroom page 6 Geographic Market Segmentation
Studyroom page 7 Demographic Segmentation
Studyroom page 8 Psychographic Segmentation
Studyroom page 9 Behavioural Segmentation

  4 Market Research

Studyroom page 1 Market Research Process
Studyroom page 2 Desk Research
Studyroom page 3 Field Research
Studyroom page 4 Sampling

  5 Marketing Mix

Studyroom page 1 Marketing Mix

  6 Product

Studyroom page 1 The three levels of Product
Studyroom page 2 Product Life-Cycle
Studyroom page 3 The Product Mix, also known as the Product Porfolio

  7 Price

Studyroom page 1 What is Price ?
Studyroom page 2 Internal Factors affecting Pricing Decisions
Studyroom page 3 External Factors affecting Pricing Decisions
Studyroom page 4 Pricing Methods

  8 Promotion

Studyroom page 1 What is Promotion
Studyroom page 2 Establishing Promotion Objectives
Studyroom page 3 Setting the Promotion Budget
Studyroom page 4 Designing the Promotion Message
Studyroom page 5 Selecting the Promotion Tools

  9 Advertising

Studyroom page 1 What is Advertising
Studyroom page 2 Advertising Objectives
Studyroom page 3 Advertising Budget
Studyroom page 4 Advertising Strategy
Studyroom page 5 Selecting Advertising Media
Studyroom page 6 The Press
Studyroom page 7 Television
Studyroom page 8 Radio
Studyroom page 9 Cinema
Studyroom page 10 Outdoor Advertising

  10 Place

Studyroom page 1 Place

  11 International Marketing

Studyroom page 1 Introduction to International Marketing
Studyroom page 2 Should organisations market overseas
Studyroom page 3 Targeting Countries
Studyroom page 4 Methods of entry
Studyroom page 5 Exporting
Studyroom page 6 Standardise or Adapt
 
 

  Unit 2 Accounting & Finance

 

  1 Classification of costs and profit

Studyroom page 1 Fixed and Variable costs
Studyroom page 2 Direct and Indirect costs
Studyroom page 3 Standard costs
Studyroom page 4 Revenue, Total costs and Profit

  2 The Balance Sheet

Studyroom page 1 The Nature of the Balance Sheet
Studyroom page 2 The Accounting / Balance Sheet Equation
Studyroom page 3 The Balance Sheet Format

  3 The Trading and Profit & Loss Account

Studyroom page 1 The Nature of the Profit & Loss Account
Studyroom page 2 The Trading Account
Studyroom page 3 The Profit and Loss Account
Studyroom page 4 The Appropriation Account

  4 Sources of Finance

Studyroom page 1 Sources of Business Finance
Studyroom page 2 Sources of Short Term Finance
Studyroom page 3 Sources of Medium Term Finance
Studyroom page 4 Sources of Long Term Finance

  5 Cash Flow Forecasting

Studyroom page 1 Cash Flow an Introduction
Studyroom page 2 Cash Flow Forecasting
Studyroom page 3 Cash Flow Forecast Analysis

  6 Ratio Analysis

Studyroom page 1 Introduction to Ratio Analysis
Studyroom page 2 Ratio Analysis The Rules of Engagement
Studyroom page 3 Ratio Analysis Categories
Studyroom page 4 Performance and Activity Ratios
Studyroom page 5 Liquidity Ratios
Studyroom page 6 Gearing / Leverage Ratios
Studyroom page 7 Investment Ratios
 
 

  Unit 3 People & Organisations

 

  1 Motivation

Studyroom page 1 What is Motivation ?
Studyroom page 2 F.W.Taylors Rational Economic Man
Studyroom page 3 Maslows Hierarchy of Needs
Studyroom page 4 Herzbergs Two Factor Theory (1959)
Studyroom page 5 Vrooms Expectancy Theory (1964)
Studyroom page 6 Alderfers Modified Need Hierarchy Model (1972)
Studyroom page 7 Making connections between theories of motivation

  2 Leadership

Studyroom page 1 Defining Leadership.
Studyroom page 2 Trait theories of Leadership.
Studyroom page 3 Style theories of Leadership.
Studyroom page 4 Contingency theories of Leadership.

  3 Human Resource Planning

Studyroom page 1 The Importance of Human Resource Planning
Studyroom page 2 The Process of Human Resource Planning
Studyroom page 3 Stage 1 : Analysis of Current and Past Supply of labour
Studyroom page 4 Stage 2 : Analysis of Corporate Plans in terms of Demand for Staff
Studyroom page 5 Stage 3 : Identification of potential Surpluses and or Shortages in Labour
Studyroom page 6 Stage 4 : Evaluation of Methods available to reduce Surpluses and / or Shortages
Studyroom page 7 Stage 5 : Selection, Implementation and Monitoring
Studyroom page 8 Human Resource Planning at NASA

  4 Recruitment & Selection

Studyroom page 1 A Systematic Approach to Recruitment and Selection
Studyroom page 2 Job Analysis
Studyroom page 3 Sourcing Candidates
Studyroom page 4 Selection Methods
Studyroom page 5 Records to be kept of recruitment and selection

  5 Training

Studyroom page 1 What is training ?
Studyroom page 2 A Systematic approach to Training
Studyroom page 3 Stage 1 : The Identification of Training Needs
Studyroom page 4 Stage 2 : The Planning of Training Programmes
Studyroom page 5 Stages 3 and 4 : Implementing Training Programmes, and The Evaluation of Training Programmes

  6 Performance Appraisal

Studyroom page 1 What is performance appraisal ?
Studyroom page 2 Designing an Appraisal System
Studyroom page 3 Employee Involvement in Appraisal
Studyroom page 4 Current Performance v Future Potential
Studyroom page 5 Who will appraise ?
Studyroom page 6 Advantages and Disadvantages of Appraisal
Studyroom page 7 Conditions Necessary for Successful Appraisal

  7 Equal Opportunities

Studyroom page 1 Sex Discrimination Act 1975
Studyroom page 2 Race Relations Act 1976
Studyroom page 3 Disability Discrimination Act 1995
Studyroom page 4 Equal Opportunities Policy
Studyroom page 5 Monitoring of Equal Opportunities

  8 Disciplinary Action

Studyroom page 1 Introduction to Disciplinary Action
Studyroom page 2 A Sample Disciplinary Procedure
Studyroom page 3 Ensuring fairness in Disciplinary Action
 
 

  Unit 4 Operations Management

 

  1 Production Methods

Studyroom page 1 Job Production
Studyroom page 2 Batch Production
Studyroom page 3 Flow Production

  2 Stock Control

Studyroom page 1 Why keep Stock ?
Studyroom page 2 The Costs of Holding Stock
Studyroom page 3 Stock Movement Graph

  3 Quality

Studyroom page 1 Defining Quality
Studyroom page 2 Quality Control and Quality Assurance
Studyroom page 3 Total Quality Management

  4 Productivity

Studyroom page 1 The meaning of Productivity
Studyroom page 2 Productivity Measurement

  5 Critical Path Analysis

Studyroom page 1 Network Diagrams and Critical Path Analysis
Studyroom page 2 EST, LFT and the Critical Path
Studyroom page 3 Worked Example of Critical Path Analysis
Studyroom page 4 The Critical Path and Float
Studyroom page 5 The Dummy Activity
 
 

  Unit 5 External Influences

 

  1 PEST Analysis

Studyroom page 1 PEST Analysis

  2 Market Influence

Studyroom page 1 Competition in Markets
Studyroom page 2 Capacity in the Market

  3 Demand

Studyroom page 1 The Nature of Demand
Studyroom page 2 The Demand Curve
Studyroom page 3 Determinants of Demand
Studyroom page 4 Movements along and Shifts in Demand Curves

  4 Supply

Studyroom page 1 The Nature of Supply
Studyroom page 2 The Supply Curve
Studyroom page 3 Determinants of Supply
Studyroom page 4 Movements along and Shifts in the Supply Curve

  5 The Price Mechanism

Studyroom page 1 Demand , Supply and the Price Mechanism
Studyroom page 2 Movement of Equilibrium
Studyroom page 3 Problems with positioning

  6 Elasticity

Studyroom page 1 The Nature of Elasticity
Studyroom page 2 Calculating Elasticity
Studyroom page 3 Other forms of Elasticity
Studyroom page 4 Determinants of Elasticity

  7 The Labour Market

Studyroom page 1 Demand for Labour
Studyroom page 2 Supply of Labour
Studyroom page 3 The Market Mechanism and Labour Wage Rates

  8 Economic Systems

Studyroom page 1 Introduction to Economic Systems
Studyroom page 2 The Planned / Command Economy
Studyroom page 3 The Free-Market Economy
Studyroom page 4 The Mixed Economy

  9 Government Economic Policies

Studyroom page 1 Government Economic Objectives
Studyroom page 2 Government Economic Policy
 
 

  Unit 6 Objectives And Strategy

 

  1 Stakeholders

Studyroom page 1 The Stakeholder Approach
Studyroom page 2 Internal and External Stakeholders
Studyroom page 3 Stakeholder Mapping

  2 Entrepreneurs

Studyroom page 1 The Need for Entrepreneurs
Studyroom page 2 Meet the Entrepreneurs

  3 Legal Structure

Studyroom page 1 Business Organisations in the Private Sector
Studyroom page 2 Business Organisations and Incorporation
Studyroom page 3 Sole Trader
Studyroom page 4 Partnership
Studyroom page 5 Limited Liability Companies
Studyroom page 6 Private Limited Companies (Ltd)
Studyroom page 7 Public Limited Companies (Plc)
 
 



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