Consulting & Business Advice
This unit will introduce participants to the different types of business advisers/consultants, give an overview of basic consulting and counseling skills and techniques, examine issues to take into account when selecting an adviser, and discuss how to make the most of such services as a business manager. It will deal with two issues simultaneously: giving entrepreneurs, managers and business owners an overview about different advisory services available, and how to best use them; and giving professional advisers an introduction to the issues involved in working with business clients
|Faculty||Faculty of Business and Law|
|School||Newcastle Business School|
Not currently offered
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006
The learning objectives of this course are to ensure that students:
Professional advisors to small business use their skills and knowledge to assist businesses to better understand their circumstances, identify problems and opportunities, and take action to improve their business if required.
The business consultant frequently seeks to shift the thinking of their client by encouraging them to move toward a frame of mind that is willing to embrace change and seek outside support. Many business clients may start out with limited ‘process focused’ issues on the top of their agenda. They may mistrust counsel from outside ‘experts’ and be unwilling to look at their own limitations to identify areas of blockage in their business development. Facilitation is likely to be required to shift them toward a more useful mindset. The consultant/counsellor seeks to get the business client to commit to action via a change program and marshal the necessary resources to achieve this change.
|Replacing Course(s)||Not Applicable|
|Assumed Knowledge||No prior knowledge assumed|
|Timetable||2018 Course Timetables for GSBS6182|