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GG5514: RURAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 17:52


Course Overview

Students learn about the inputs and outputs in both physical and financial terms for the main landed activities on rural estates, including setting and preparing management objectives and plans. Field visits examine the financial interactions of rural estate enterprises and the development of specific areas of an estate: eg diversification. Preparation and analysis of financial accounts and forward financial planning together with basic taxation and the granting of wayleaves and servitudes are examined.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mr John Carnie

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Geography (GG) (Studied) or Master of Land Economy in Rural Surveying & Rural Property Mgmt (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course covers the preparation and analysis of financial accounts and forward financial planning. It covers basic taxation and the granting of wayleaves and servitudes. Field visits examine the financial interactions of Estate enterprises and the development of a specific area of an estate eg diversification. The learning outcomes are: • To understand the inputs and outputs in both physical and financial terms for the main landed activities on rural estates; • To be able to set management objectives. • To be able to devise management plans; • To understand business accounts and make decisions based on their analysis. • To understand the basic legal details of landlord/tenant relations; • To appreciate the basis upon which the income of a small business is assessed and the implications of capital taxation legislation; • To be able to prepare sound financial plans for both individual enterprises and the rural business as a whole. • To understand staff management including current employee legislation;

Further Information & Notes

none

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master of Land Economy in Rural Surveying & Rural Property Mgmt

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

One two hour exam (40%) and three assignments (60%)

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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