BTEC Level 4 and Level 5 Higher National Diplomas in Business Unit 1: Business Environment (Y/601/0546)
Textbooks Sawyer M, (ed) – The UK Economy: A Manual of Applied Economics, 16th edition (OUP Oxford; 2004) ISBN: 9780199266517 Begg D – Foundations of Economics, 4th edition (McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2009) ISBN: 9780077121884 Morrison J – International Business Environment: Global and Local Marketplaces in a Changing World (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) ISBN: 9781403936912 A & C Black Publishers Ltd – Whitaker's Almanack 2010, 142nd Revised edition (A & C Black Publishers Ltd, 2009) ISBN: 9781408113646 Journals Harvard Business Review (Harvard Business Publishing) The Economist (The Economist Newspaper Ltd) The broadsheet newspapers have daily business sections. Many business stories will appear in the news sections.
Websites www.direct.gov.uk/en/index.htm www.berr.gov.uk the government’s portal has sections on business support, Europe, Business Law and regional development as well as other materials Online journal for British Economy Survey Competition Commission’s web site regulates competition between companies in the UK by conducting in-depth inquiries is a directory of materials that can be used for teaching and covers a broad spectrum of business and economics is the web site of the Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets. Each industry regulator has a similar site Bized provides a selection of teaching and learning resources
www.ofgem.gov.uk/Pages/OfgemHome. aspx www.bized.co.uk/
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business/ http://europa.eu/index_en.htm www.thetimes100.co.uk
the BBC web site’s business section The website of the European Union includes a number of business and economics oriented case studies
Videos Television news, current affairs and business programmes will also provide useful additional and up to date material on business and the economy often with special features on particular business environment subjects. Many programmes are archived and can be viewed on demand.
Unit 2: Managing Financial Resources and Decisions (H/601/0548) Textbooks Dyson J R – Accounting for Non-Accounting Students (Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2007) ISBN: 9780273709220 Journals and newspapers The financial and mainstream press can provide useful background reading, and can also be a useful source of case studies and financial information. Copies of published financial reports are available from companies themselves, or via The Financial Times (a free online ordering service is available). Websites The professional accounting bodies all have websites with lots of useful information and links. www.aat.co.uk www.bized.co.uk www.ft.com The Association of Accounting Technicians Bized provides a selection of teaching and learning resources The Financial Times
Unit 3: Organisations and Behaviour (H/601/0551)
Textbooks Brooks I – Organisational Behaviour, Individuals, Groups and Organisation 4th Edition (Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2008) ISBN: 9780273715368 Mullins J L– Essentials of Organisational Behaviour (Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2008) ISBN: 9780273716464
Bloisi W, Cook C aand Hunsaker P – Management and Organisational Behaviour (McGraw-Hill Education 2006) ISBN: 9780077111076 Journals Personnel Review (Emerald) Personnel Today (Reed Business Information) Websites www.cipd.co.uk Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development website with a range of learning resources and journals up-to-date intelligence on employment issues (Incomes Data Services)
Unit 4: Marketing Principles (F/601/0556)
Brassington F and Pettitt S — Principles of Marketing 4th Edition (Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2006) ISBN: 9780273695592 Kotler P et al — Principles of Marketing, 5th Edition (Financial Times/prentice Hall, 2010) ISBN: 9780273743279...
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