Durham's Business School run a number of undergraduate programmes, and you can find out more about them here. On the Summer School you'll have the opportunity to work with lecturers and academics from the department looking at various aspects of business. The modules you could be looking at include Strategic Business Management and Global Business.
The emphasis of this session will be on introducing students to business in a globalised world. Students will be encouraged to consider how globalisation has changed the business environment and how this impacts on them now and in the future. Students will be involved in reading about, discussing, presenting and debating issues linked to: globalisation, the technological developments that have enabled the globalisation of business and some of the negative consequences of globalisation.
The approach will centre on the practical application of ideas and concepts using a selection of video and written business case studies. By the end of the session, students will develop a global rather than a domestic (UK) view of the business environment and their future career trajectories.
Strategic Business Management
In our individual lives, we often need to find direction and scope for our endeavors. Strategy is concerned with providing the direction and scope for organizational endeavors. In preparing yourselves for a successful career in the business world, strategy is one of the most important components you need. This makes the knowledge of strategy just as important. Strategic Business Management is the lifeblood of organizations and deals with how core competencies, dynamic capabilities, strategic environment, strategy formulation and value creation, amongst others, can be aggregated to ensure corporate survival and enhance firm competitiveness. This is vital in today’s ever competitive business environment.
This module would introduce you to the field of strategic business management, providing you with a theoretical grounding in the extant literature on the subject. We will also look at practical and relevant perspectives to enable you apply what you learn during lectures in real world business situations. There will be lectures and seminar components as well as individual and group discussions and presentations all aimed at exploring how strategic firms out-perform competitors and respond to and influence environmental changes in their business climate.
Modules are often strongly linked to the research of the lecturers, so their own enjoyment really shines through, which makes the course more fun for us too!Durham Student Ambassador