Creation and Management of a Company


This module enables students to develop the necessary knowledge to create and manage a construction company including relevant legal, tax, social and commercial requirements that make an organisation accountable to its stakeholders.


The aim of this Module is to provide the student with: the knowledge and skills required to be able to create, manage, develop and lead a construction company

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Select and justify an appropriate company structure according to the social protection of their leader and associated tax modes

2.  Define a sales strategy and to be able to finance it

3.  Analyse projected budgets related to the creation of company

4.  Analyse the tax obligations and contribution and to be able to negotiate with the banks

5.  Enter the results analytically and to interpret financial plans

Indicative Content

1 Legal:

Various legal forms, the responsibility for the leaders, statutes of the company, insurances, professions regulated, the industrial property, enabling works, approvals and certification.

2 Tax and social:

Tax modes, social modes, assistances with creation, exemptions from charges, taxes, wages

3 Banking:

Contributions, the capital and working capital, the treasury, the banking negotiation, loans, solvency.

4 Management:

Accountancy, the assessment, depreciation, income statements, dividends, taxation

5 Commercial:

The graphic charter, publicity, canvassing, sales strategy

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

A strong emphasis is placed on application of theory to practice and use of work-based learning experience to deal with complex practical problems. An essential feature of the approach taken is enquiry-based learning requiring students to explore the breadth of literature to solve problems presented throughout the module and deepen their knowledge

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 200
Lecture 16
Tutorial/Seminar 24
Supervised Practical Activity 0
Unsupervised Practical Activity 34
Assessment 70
Independent 56

Guidance notes

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2019/20 , and may be subject to change for future years.