Mr John Bostock

This topic provides you with an insight into business and financial management; necessary skills for any entrepreneur or site manager. Topics covered include business management, customer relations, personnel management, and the principles of financial management and accounting. The key aim of this topic is to enable you to develop a professional business plan taking into consideration risks and profitability.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define typical forms of business structure and their basic features
  • Prepare an outline business plan, and understand the key issues involved in doing so;
  • Understand the basic aspects of project financing
  • Define key roles in operational management, have basic experience in handling typical aquaculture management problems,
  • Understand basic aspects of business and management accounts, and of management and market decisions, particularly risk assessment and costing and pricing
  • Define the essential aspects of business and industry development, and understand the appropriate requirements, including practical aspects of sectoral representation
  • Understand the particular management requirements of small groups and co-operatives