Core Business Skills
Short course - 15 Credits at SCQF 11 | Commercial Practice for the Energy sector
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This module will provide an overview of core business skills pertinent to the management of commercial practice within the energy sectors and critically appraise alternative approaches and practices.
- Business and accounting principles
- Financial analysis and company statements
- Taxation of companies
- Corporate growth, failure and recovery
- Business planning, and leadership in the energy sector
- Uncertainty and risks in financial planning
- Total cost of ownership economics
- Cost modelling
The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.
Learning will take place through the University virtual campus with a mix of online lectures, tutorials and self-guided study. Each topic with the Module will have a number of self-required and obligatory activities aimed at emphasising the learning. You are also required to contribute to a number of discussion forums on particular subject matter and case studies.
This module will be assessed by one main piece of coursework and a number of specified activities.
The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.
Study Skills Support
The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:
- Academic writing
- Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
- Maths and statistics
- English language
- Information technology support
At the end of this module you will have a broad knowledge and understanding of the energy and renewable sectors. You could progress to other modules within the commercial practice course to gain additional credits towards the full MSc.
This will give you the qualification to work within the energy sector as commercial manager and other fields with the energy sector.
A good honours degree and/or previous experience.
For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. For further information see:
Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities.
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The university has moved to home teaching and working following official COVID-19 guidance from the Scottish Government. Our staff will continue to process applications and respond to enquiries about your course during this time.
Register direct to the university using our online application form.
Applications close 1 week prior to the start of the module.
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