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Level 4 Diploma

Introduction to Business Introduction to Business, ABE Study Manual, 2011 Hall, Jones and Raffo, Business Studies, 4th Edition (2008), Pearson Education Marcouse, I., Business Studies, 2nd Edition (2003), Hodder and Stoughton

Introduction to Business Communication Introduction to Business Communication ABE Study Manual Shaw, J., Introduction to Business Communication: The Essential Handbook for Students. Available from only

Introduction to Quantitative Methods Introduction to Quantitative Methods ABE Study Manual Kaplan Publishing, Understanding Business Maths (2008), Kaplan Publishing, ISBN: 9781847107060 J. Curwin, and R. Slater, Improve your Maths: A Refresher Course, 2nd edition (2006), Thomson Learning, ISBN: 9781861525512 J. Curwin, and R. Slater, Quantitative Methods: A Short Course, 2004, Thomson Learning, ISBN: 9781844809059

Introduction to Accounting ABE Study Manual Introduction to Accounting (2011) Wood, F. and Sangster, A., Business Accounting Volume 1, 11th Edition (2008), FT/Prentice Hall, ISBN 9780273712121

Level 5 (Higher) Diploma

The Business Environment The Business Environment ABE Study Manual Worthington, I. and Britton, C., The Business Environment, 6th Edition (2009), Financial Times/Prentice Hall, ISBN: 978-0273716754 David Needle, Business in Context, 5th Edition, Kings College London, ISBN 13: 9781844806133/ISBN-10: 1844806138, Cengage Learning EMEA

Organisational Behaviour

Organisational Behaviour ABE Study Manual Laurie J. Mullins, Management and Organisational Behaviour, 8th edition (2007), Pearson Education, ISBN: 9781405854764 Rollinson, D., Organisational Behaviour and Analysis: An Integrated Approach, 2008, Financial Times/Prentice Hall, ISBN: 9780273711148
John Martin and Martin Fellenz, Organisational Behaviour and Management, SouthWestern, Cengage Learning, ISBN978-1-4080-1812-5

Quantitative Methods for Business Management Curwin, J. and Slater, R., Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions, 6th Edition, Thomson, 2008 Waters, D., Quantitative Methods for Business, 4th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2008

Financial Accounting Financial Accounting ABE Study Manual International Financial Reporting Standards, 2009 See IASB ( Sangster, and Wood, Business Accounting 2, 11th Edition (2008), Pearson Education, ISBN: 9780273712138 Britton, and Waterson, Financial Accounting, 5th Edition (2009), FT Prentice Hall, ISBN: 9780273719304

Alexander, Britton, and Jorissen, International Reporting and Analysis, 4th Edition (2009), Thomson Learning, ISBN: 9781408017920 Elliot, and Elliot, J., Financial Accounting and Reporting, 12th Edition (2007), Pearson Education, ISBN: 9780273712312

Marketing Policy, Planning and Communication Paul Baines, Chris Fill and Kelly Page, Marketing, 2008, Oxford, ISBN: 9-780199290437 Graeme Drummond, John Ensor and Ruth Ashford, Strategic Marketing: Planning and Control, 2nd Edition (2008), Elsevier/Butterworth Heinemann, ISBN: 978-07506-8271-8 Isobel Doole and Robin Lowe, Strategic Marketing Decisions in Global Markets, 2005, Thompson Learning, ISBN: 9781844801428

Human Resource Management Torrington, Hall and Taylor, Human Resource Management, 8th Edition (2008), Financial Times/Prentice Hall, ISBN 9780273756927 Price, Human Resource Management in a Business Context, 3rd Edition (2007), Cengage Learning EMEA, ISBN 1844805484 Redman and Wilkinson, Contemporary Human Resource Management, 3rd Edition (2008), Financial Times/Prentice Hall, ISBN 0273716336

Principles of Business Law Principles of Business Law ABE Study Manual Abbott, Pendlebury and Wardman, Business Law, 8th Edition, Cengage Learning EMEA, ISBN: 978-1-184480-461-5 Riches and Allan, Business Law, 9th Edition, Longman, ISBN: 978-1-4058-9964-2

Managerial Accounting Managerial Accounting ABE Study Manual Drury, C., Cost and Management Accounting: An Introduction, 7th Edition (2011), ISBN: 9781-4080-3213-8 Gowthorpe, C., Management Accounting, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-84480-204-3

Economics for Business Economics for Business ABE Study Manual, 2011 Sloman, J., Economics for Business, 5th edition, 2010, Prentice Hall Sloman, J., Hinde, K., and Garratt, D., Economics, 7th edition, 2009, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 978-0-273-72233-5

Managing the Customer Relationship Managing the Customer Relationship ABE Study Manual Ted Johns, Perfect Customer Care, Random House, 2nd Edition, 1999, ISBN: 0099406217 (Also available as an e-book) Colin Shaw, Qaalfa Dibeehi and Steven Walden, Customer Experience: Future Trends and Insights, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, ISBN: 100230247819 Doris D. Humphrey, Customer Service, Cengage Learning, 2nd Edition, 2011, ISBN: 139780538494229. Donna Knapp, A Guide to Customer Service Skills for the Service Desk Professional, Cengage Learning, 3rd Edition, 2011, ISBN: 139780538748537.

Entrepreneurship and Business Development Stokes, D. and Wilson, N., Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship, 6th Edition (2010), South-Western Cengage Learning Stokes, D., Wilson, N. and Mador, M., Entrepreneurship, 2010, South-Western Cengage Learning Morris, M., Kuratko, D. and Colvin, J., Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 2010, South-Western Cengage Learning Butler, D., Business Development: A Guide to Small Business Strategy, 2001, ButterworthHeinemann

Level 6 (Graduate) Diploma

Corporate Strategy and Planning Corporate Strategy and Planning ABE Study Manual Johnson, G., Scholes, K., Whittington, R., Exploring Corporate Strategy, 9th Edition (2011), Pearson Education, ISBN: 978-0-2737-3700-1 Thompson, J., Martin, F., Strategic Management: Awareness and Change, 6th Edition (2010), South-Western Cengage Learning, ISBN: 978-1-4080-1807-1 Volberda, H., Morgan, R., Reinmoeller, P., Hitt, M., Ireland, R., Hoskisson, R., Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalisation, 2011, South-Western Cengage Learning, ISBN: 978-1-4080-1918-4 Witcher, B., Chau, V., Strategic Management Principles and Practice, 2010, South-Western Cengage Learning, ISBN: 978-1- 84480-993-6

Managing in Organisations Managing in Organisations ABE Study Manual Mullins, L.J., Management and Organisational Behaviour, 9th Edition (2010), FT/Prentice Hall, ISBN: 9780273728610

International Business Case Study International Business Case Study ABE Study Manual McFarlin, D.B. and Sweeney, P.D., International Management, 2008, ISBN: 8177227580, Biztantra (in India) OR McFarlin, D.B. and Sweeney, P.D., International Management, 2011, Routledge (UK), 4th edition (2011), ISBN: 9780415802994 Rugman, A. and Collinson, S., International Business, 2009, Prentice Hall, 5th edition, ISBN: 0273716549 Students should also keep up-to-date with the latest business developments online via news websites such as:

Corporate Finance Corporate Finance ABE Study Manual Denzil Watson and Tony Head, Corporate Finance Principles, 5th Edition (2009), Financial Times/Prentice Hall, ISBN: 978-0273725251

Glen Arnold, Corporate Financial Management, 4th Edition (2008), Financial Times/Prentice Hall, ISBN: 978-0273725220 Adrian Buckley, Multinational Finance, 5th Edition (1998), Financial Times/Prentice Hall, ISBN: 978-0273682097

Project Management Core: Project Management ABE Study Manual Lock, D., The Essentials of Project Management, 3rd Edition (2007), Gower Publishing Further reading: Callahan, J.R. and Brooks, L.M., Essentials of Strategic Project Management, 2004, John Wiley and Sons McGhee, P. and McAliney, P., Painless Project Management, 2007, John Wiley and Sons

Strategic Human Resource Management ABE Study Manual Strategic Human Resource Management, new edition (2011) The Aston Centre for Human Resources, Strategic Human Resource Management: Building Research-based Practice, CIPD, 2008, ISBN: 9781843981718 Stephen Taylor, Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management, CIPD, 2011, ISBN: 9781843980582 John Storey (Ed.), Human Resource Management: A Critical Text, Thomson Learning, 3rd Edition (2007), ISBN: 139781844806157

Strategic Marketing Management Essential: Strategic Marketing Management ABE Study Manual M.S. Wilson and Colin Gilligan, Strategic Marketing Management: Planning, Implementation, and Control, 3rd Edition (2005), Butterworth-Heinemann, ISBN: 0 7506 5938 6 Additional: Drummond, G., Ensor, J. and Ashford, R., Strategic Marketing, Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford (2008), ISBN 978-07506-8271-8

Peter Doyle and Philip Stern, Marketing Management and Strategy, 4th Edition (2006), FT/Prentice Hall, ISBN: 9780273693987 Dr Frances Brassington and Stephen Pettitt, Essentials of Marketing, 2nd Edition (2007), FT/Prentice Hall, ISBN: 9781405858281 Dibb, S., Simkin, L., Pride, W.M. and Ferrell, O.C., Marketing Concepts and Strategies, Houghton Mifflin, 2005, ISBN: 9780618532032