This unit introduces you to teamwork and the characteristics of effective teams. It will address team member skills and how to build effective working relationships within different types of teams and business structures, including virtual environments. As part of this, it will explore how teams need to be led, motivated, managed, and monitored in order to be maximally effective. As team working is not always easy or successful, the unit also explores the difficulties that might be faced in different settings, and how to recognise and diffuse the conflict that may arise.

In this unit, you will be exposed to a set of modern project management techniques: network planning, critical path analysis, costing/budgeting, and resource management. Subsequent activities include progress monitoring, troubleshooting, and controls.

The focus of the Quantitative Methods syllabus is to:

• Develop quantitative thinking and skills

• Develop skills in gathering and computing numbers

• Cultivate the ability to present, interpret and communicate quantitative results for managerial decision making

• Build a robust quantitative foundation for other business units

In Introduction to Entrepreneurship, you will learn key success factors for enterprises and how to apply these to successfully innovate, develop, and grow a business. Key business strategies, business development, and the management of the enterprise through the business cycle will be explored.