Responding to Business Environment Changes

Project Management

Supply Chain Management

Unit Code
Level 5
Distance Learning
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Unit Code
Level 5
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£2360 (£1600 during the tuition waiver period)

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Course Overview

The three key themes to this course examine the socio-economic environment, the way in which markets operate and the relationship between business and governments. The central theme to the course is the changing roles that exist between business, government and their citizens that create both opportunities and threats for the modern organisation. By understanding the organisational impact of the trends, managers can respond positively to a changing socio-economic environment.

Course Content


  • What is business environment
  • Identify and make use of different approaches to understanding the macro and micro environment for business
  • Understanding the macro environment in business.
  • Understanding micro environment in business

Factors affecting change in the business environment

  • Understanding the cause and effects of change in the business environment
  • Why is change in the business environment important?
  • The importance of external factors
  • The importance of internal factors
  • Relationship between internal and external factors

Theories of change management

  • Kurt lewin's Freeze phase
  • Beesi Model
  • Kotter Model
  • Impact and Barriers

Managing business in changing environment

  • Types of organizational change
  • Prescriptions for business change
  • Quality
  • Innovation and technology
  • Product design
  • Employee involvement and empowerment

Major factors that impact in changing business environment

  • Political and legal factors
  • The impact of economic factors
  • The impact of sociologist factors
  • The impact of technology factors
  • The impact of environmental factors
  • Social and Demographic factors


  • The market system
  • Market’s structure
  • International markets and globalisation
  • Government and markets
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1.  Evaluate and analyse the factors that influence business and the responses that can be deployed to manage these factors

  1. Identify and make use of different approaches to understanding the macro and micro environments for business
  2. Review business resources and external factors and trends to identify where business performance could be positively or negatively affected
  3. Recommend responses to external factors and trends

2.  Appreciate how an integrated approach to understanding the business context and decision making can support business development

  1. Identify and prioritise organisational changes to individual businesses that would counteract negative or support positive business environmental factors and trends
  2. Use case examples to illustrate the impact of responding to business environmental factors and trends
  3. Evaluate the role of management in responding to a changing business environment
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
Assessment Marking Criteria


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  • The assessment criteria for a pass will be presented with the summative exercise.
  • Further information and guidance on the assessment will be made available through the tutor.
Unit Pass Requirements

To pass the unit a 40% overall grade must be achieved.

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