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  • Accreditation by Qualifications Register
  • 3 units
  • 60 guided learning hours
Governing Business Development

The issues and concerns raised throughout this course are becoming increasingly pertinent to all organisations who must be more aware of the far-reaching effects of their business activities. It is no longer possible for an organisation to pursue a course of action where the social and environmental effects go unnoticed. A firm must have a social conscience and satisfy the needs of all its stakeholders if it is to survive in the ‘greener’ business environment which exists at the start of this century.

In this course we look at the issues and challenges affecting small businesses and the different growth strategies adopted by this type of organisation. We also look at the benefits and disadvantages of the small business and how the sector has flourished in the UK since the mid 1980s.

At the other extreme, the multinational corporation is discussed, again in terms of its growth strategies and rationale but also in terms of its impact on the countries in which it operates. We place particular emphasis on the impact of MNCs on less developed countries and on how such communities can be both positively and negatively affected.

Moving on from our discussion of MNCs we look in more detail at the issue of sustainable development and the need for organisations to reconcile economic, social and environmental aspects of their activities and to foster greater awareness of the ‘triple bottom line’. Much of the literature suggests that it is no longer viable for firms to pursue a strategy of aggressive economic growth without taking into account the effects on human communities and the environment.

Analysis of the different stakeholders highlight the fact that organisations are accountable to many different parties, many of whom have specific and often conflicting interests.

We concluded this course by considering the reasons why governments intervene in the free market mechanism and the different forms that interventions might take. There are, however, several arguments in favour of laissez-faire and these must be balanced against the benefits and disadvantages of intervention.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the transferable skills of group working, problem solving and autonomy as they show that they comprehend the nature of small firms, can appreciate the basic growth strategies of firms and are aware of the importance and behaviour of trans-national corporations (TNCs).
  • Demonstrate the transferable skills of autonomy and communication as they show that they are aware of the effects of business development on the ecological system and on human communities.
  • Demonstrate transferable skills: autonomy, communication and the responsibilities a firm may have to others.
  • Demonstrate an awareness alternative ways in which business ‘success’ might be assessed and how governments may seek to influence business development.

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Governing Business Development Certificate

Governing Business Development Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Business Development

  • Introduction
  • The Economic Environment Revisited
  • Defining the Small Business
  • Growth of the Small Business
  • Multinational Corporations
  • The Global Economy
  • Defining the Multinational Corporation
  • Why Go Multinational?
  • Impact of MNCs
  • Summary

Effects of Business Development

  • Introduction
  • The Worlds in which Business Takes Place
  • Sustainable Development: Why Do We Need It?
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • The Impact of Business Development
  • Summary

Governing Business Development

  • Introduction
  • Business Organisations and Responsibilities
  • The Role of the Government in Controlling Business Development
  • Forms of Government Intervention
  • The Case Against Intervention
  • Summary

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
Governing Business Development

The issues and concerns raised throughout this course are becoming increasingly pertinent to all organisations who must be more aware of the far-reaching effects of their business activities. It is no longer possible for an organisation to pursue a course of action where the social and environmental effects go unnoticed. A firm must have a social conscience and satisfy the needs of all its stakeholders if it is to survive in the ‘greener’ business environment which exists at the start of this century.

In this course we look at the issues and challenges affecting small businesses and the different growth strategies adopted by this type of organisation. We also look at the benefits and disadvantages of the small business and how the sector has flourished in the UK since the mid 1980s.

At the other extreme, the multinational corporation is discussed, again in terms of its growth strategies and rationale but also in terms of its impact on the countries in which it operates. We place particular emphasis on the impact of MNCs on less developed countries and on how such communities can be both positively and negatively affected.

Moving on from our discussion of MNCs we look in more detail at the issue of sustainable development and the need for organisations to reconcile economic, social and environmental aspects of their activities and to foster greater awareness of the ‘triple bottom line’. Much of the literature suggests that it is no longer viable for firms to pursue a strategy of aggressive economic growth without taking into account the effects on human communities and the environment.

Analysis of the different stakeholders highlight the fact that organisations are accountable to many different parties, many of whom have specific and often conflicting interests.

We concluded this course by considering the reasons why governments intervene in the free market mechanism and the different forms that interventions might take. There are, however, several arguments in favour of laissez-faire and these must be balanced against the benefits and disadvantages of intervention.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the transferable skills of group working, problem solving and autonomy as they show that they comprehend the nature of small firms, can appreciate the basic growth strategies of firms and are aware of the importance and behaviour of trans-national corporations (TNCs).
  • Demonstrate the transferable skills of autonomy and communication as they show that they are aware of the effects of business development on the ecological system and on human communities.
  • Demonstrate transferable skills: autonomy, communication and the responsibilities a firm may have to others.
  • Demonstrate an awareness alternative ways in which business ‘success’ might be assessed and how governments may seek to influence business development.

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Governing Business Development Certificate

Governing Business Development Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Business Development

  • Introduction
  • The Economic Environment Revisited
  • Defining the Small Business
  • Growth of the Small Business
  • Multinational Corporations
  • The Global Economy
  • Defining the Multinational Corporation
  • Why Go Multinational?
  • Impact of MNCs
  • Summary

Effects of Business Development

  • Introduction
  • The Worlds in which Business Takes Place
  • Sustainable Development: Why Do We Need It?
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • The Impact of Business Development
  • Summary

Governing Business Development

  • Introduction
  • Business Organisations and Responsibilities
  • The Role of the Government in Controlling Business Development
  • Forms of Government Intervention
  • The Case Against Intervention
  • Summary

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
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