ACSA PROGRAM PART 3 - SUBJECT DESCRIPTIONS
301 Culture and Ethics in Business
This subject aims to provide candidates the knowledge the contemporary cultural and ethical issues and concerns and their impact in modern business
settings.They will reflectively and critically examine their own cultural and ethical frames of reference and how
these influence their own business thinking and behaviours. They will develop multicultural competencies in three interrelated elements: understanding global challenges; understanding the global environment; developing global management skills.
302 Blockchain Technology for Business
This subject aims to equip candidates wit h an understanding of what blockchain technology is, how it works, and how it can enhance businesses and the industry in which it operates. They will learn the fundamentals of blockchain and how this technology will revolutionize transactions and business newtworks. They will also discover the important between blockchain and blockchain for business, and what makes blockchain an ideal solution for streamlining business processes to improve cost effectiveness, efficiency and producing quality goods and services.
303 Sustainable Strategic Management
This subject aims to equip candidates the knolwedge to carry out an analysis of the factors which govern the success or otherwise of an organisation operating in contemporary society. The analysis includes an examination of factors external to the organisation which may either threaten its operations, or provide opportunities for development, and internal factors which either strengthen or weaken its capacity to develop, and perhaps, ultimately, to survive. An examination is made of an organisation's core competencies and its ability to take advantage of opportunities in a highly competitive global environment. Management decision making at the strategic level, which determines the future direction of the organisation is examined with a view to judging whether implementation, control and evaluation is feasible. The principles underlying the study of strategic management are applicable to profit-making and non-profit making organisations
304 Corporate Strategic Audit Research Project
This project aims to assess the competences of candidates of how well they can research, interpret, and draw conclusions about the soundness and competitive position of a company as a corporate strategic auditor. Opinions are not worth any more than the evidence on which information are based. However, simply locating facts is not sufficient; they also have to determine what those facts mean, and you have to report everything in a convincing manner. A strategic audit is usually done to help the firm’s management decide how to proceed, or to support a potential investment or loan. The purpose of a strategic audit is essentially to answer the question, “What condition is this firm in?” Because the audit is focused toward answering this question, there must be a conclusion about what the audit shows. Therefore, while this is mostly an objective, informative report, there is a persuasive twist at the end. The strategic audit is not an exam where you simply type in the “right” response. The questions listed below serve as a basic guide for your efforts. These questions are a bare minimum, and you need to answer all of them. However, these questions are not intended to limit your research or limit what you report. Think of the audit more like an investigative report. The reader wants to know something significant about the company. Are they on the right track, or not? Is this a good operation, or not? Are they worth an investment or a loan?