btec hnd in business
The aim of this unit is to provide learners with an understanding of different organisations, the influence of stakeholders and the relationship between businesses and the local, national and global environments.
Summary of Learning Outcomes
To achieve pass learners must demonstrate the ability to deliver sufficient evidence to meet the criteria for assessment and subsequently meet the following learning outcomes. This will be achieved through the methods outlined above.
LO1 Understand the organisational purposes of business
LO2 Understand the nature of the national environment in which businesses operate
LO3 Understand the behaviour of organisations in their market environment
LO4 Be able to assess the significance of the global factors that shape national business activities
Examples of listings in reference list:
Books with one author:
Redman, P., 2006. Good essay writing: a social sciences guide. 3rd ed. London: Open University in assoc. with Sage.
Books with two, three or four authors:
The required elements for a reference are: Authors, Initials, Year. Title of book. Edition. Place: Publisher Kirk, J. & Munday, R.J., 1988. Narrative analysis. 3rd ed. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Books with more than four authors:
For books where there are more than four authors, use the first author only with surname and initials followed by “et al”.
The required elements for a reference are:
Author, Initials, Year. Title of book. Edition. (Only include this if not the first edition) Place: Publisher
Grace, B. et al., 1988. A history of the world. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
For e-books the required elements for a reference are: Author, Year, title of book. [type medium] Place of publication: Publisher
Fishman, R., 2005. The rise and fall of suburbia. [e-book]. Chester: Castle Press.
If available at website:
Fishman, R., 2005. The rise and fall of suburbia. [e-book]. Chester: Castle Press. Available at: www.libweb.anglia.ac.uk/E-books [accessed 5 June 2005].
5. Journal articles
Author, Initials, Year. Title of article. Full Title of Journal, Volume number (Issue/Part number), Page numbers.
Perry, C., 2001. What health care assistants know about clean hands. Nursing Times, 97(22), p.63-64.
- Newspaper articles
Author, Initials, Year. Title of article. Full Title of Newspaper Day and month before page numbers of article.
Slapper, G., 2005. Corporate manslaughter: new issues for lawyers. The Times, 3 Sep. p.4-5.
7. Journal articles from an electronic source
Boughton, J.M., 2002. The Bretton Woods proposal: an in-depth look. Political Science Quarterly, [online]. 42 (6), Available at: http://www.pol.upenn/articles (Blackwell Science Synergy) [accessed 12 June 2005].
National electronic Library for Health. 2003. Can walking make you slimmer and healthier? (Hitting the headlines article) [Online]. (Updated 16 Jan 2005) Available at: http://www.nhs.uk.hth.walking [accessed 10 April 2005].
The title of a web page is normally the main heading on the page.
9. E-version of annual reports
Marks & Spencer, 2004. Annual report 2003-2004. [Online].
Available at: http://www-marks-and-spencer.co.uk/corporate/annual2003/ [accessed 4 June 2005].