Study and learning a long progress, transfer the knowledge acquired during a course should allow you to analysing a strategic business problem.

There are four top skills every business student should have:

Knowledge Skills

Diagnosing business problems within a real life situation; critically evaluating the validity and applicability of a range of possible solutions; predicting the consequences of each alternative action; judging the appropriateness of business principles to a particular business context; and solving problems with reference to business principles.

Intellectual Skills

Be able to reflect on and debate contemporary theory relating to business. Be able to present coherent argument in support of an intellectual position Be able to synthesize information and theory from a range of sources.

Breadth of Outlook

Critically appraise changing environment in which businesses operate and the implications on their efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Propose solutions that will enable the organization under study to operate more effectively.
  • Justify the solutions in terms of their feasibility and appropriateness.
  • Examine and evaluate the ethical issues relating to business strategy, tactics and operations.
  • Be aware of the needs of a range of stakeholders.


  • Demonstrate ability as an autonomous and independent learner / practitioner.
  • To develop students’ capability to deconstruct arguments by looking at assumptions and implicit values and to evaluate them in terms of evidence.
  • To foster students’ competence to reformulate information from a number of sources in order to gain a coherent understanding of multifaceted business problems.

Personal Effectiveness

  • Be capable of assuming responsibility for independent research and learning
  • Be able to present persuasively, debate verbally, and present ideas in writing and graphically, and at the same time be sensitive to diversity in terms of people, cultures, business and management issues.
  • To manage collaborative learning relationships with peers and academic staff
  • Understand the Intricate relationship between theory and practice
  • To encourage students to develop capacities in self management in terms of time, planning, behaviour, and motivation.
  • To develop students ability to link theory to practice through practical business consultancy

Subject Practical Skills

  • Be able to conduct more sophisticated research using a wide range of sources as an individual, and develop a comprehension of the strategic dimension of business.
  • Be able to analyse, interpret and extrapolate information.
  • To develop student’s competence in the use of models of business problems associated with business and associated numeric and data analysis, interpretation and extrapolation skills.
  • Formulate and evaluate a range of strategic options using business methods and techniques.
  • Develop a suitable plan for implementing the proposed course of action.

Transferable skills

Critical Thinking

  • Assess a given situation in order to reflect upon and challenge theirs and others’ thinking.
  • Critical case study analysis, debate and presentation of findings.
  • Distinguish and apply theories, tools, techniques and methods learned during the course.
  • Demonstrate autonomy and independence through learning (seminars, activities, and coursework)

Information Management

  • To encourage students to develop problem solving and decision making capacities including identifying, formulating and solving business problems.
  • To enable students to create, evaluate and assess a range of options together with the capacity to apply ideas and knowledge to a range of situations.

Communication Skills

  • To develop students’ communication skills including both oral and written using a range of media which are widely used in business, for example, the preparation and presentation of business reports.
  • To develop students’ capabilities in effective listening, negotiating, persuasion and presentation