UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON BA (HONS) BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (optional placement) PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION FINAL PART 1: COURSE SUMMARY INFORMATION

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Validation:
17 May 2007


Sept 2012

UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON


BA (HONS) BUSINESS
MANAGEMENT

(
optional placement
)


PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION

FINAL
1


PART 1: COURSE SUMMARY INFORMATION
2

Awarding body

University of Brighton

School

Brighton Business School

Faculty

Brighton Business School

Partner institution(s)


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Course status

Validation

Host Department


Location of
Study/campus

Moulsecoomb Campus

Professional,
Statutory and
Regulatory Body

Amongst the professional bodies

accrediting this course

are the
following:

ACCA:
Association of Chartered
Certified Accountants

CIMA:
Chartered Institute of
Management Accountants

CIPS:
Chartered Institute of
Purchasing & Supply


Accreditation takes the form of exemption
from various examinations of the
professional bodies

and is negotiated
course
-
by
-
course, module
-
by
-
module, on a
periodic basis.

Award and titles

Award

Title

Final award

BA(Hons)

Business Management


Intermediate award

BA

Business Management

Intermediate award

DipHE

Business
Management

Intermediate
award

CertHE

Business
Management

Intermediate award

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Mode of study

Duration of study
(standard)

Maximum
registration period

Full
-
time

3 Years

5 years

Sandwich

(Optional) 4 years

6 years

Part Time

-----------


Distance

-----------


Start date for
programme
(month/session)

September 2007

Course codes/categories

JACS code

N100

UCAS code

N
2
00

Business Management

QAA Subject Benchmark

Business and Management



1

Delete/cross through as appropriate

2

Information from Part 1 is entered onto the courses database


Validation:
17 May 2007


Sept 2012

CATS points for
course

Ce
rt HE : 120 Credits at Level 4

Dip HE: 240
credits including 120 at
Level 5

BA(Hons): 360
credits including 120 at
Level 6

and 120 at Level
5

Admissions Agency

UCAS

UCAS

GTTR

-----------

NMAS

-----------

Direct to School

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Admissions criteria


Validation:
17 May 2007


Sept 2012

The minimum criteria
for admissions are as published in the UCAS
guide. The criteria set out below provide a guide to these
minimum requirements:


UCAS tariff:
280 points, to include at least one 12
-
unit or two
6
-
unit qualifications. Level 3 Key Skills will count towards the
tariff score but not General Studies.


Plus:


GCSE:
Mathematics and English Language at Grade C or above


Non GCSE English Language Requirement for:
IELTS 6 (with 6 in
writing)
, or equivalent


Alternatively:


QAA Approved Access Course
: To successfully
pass all modules on
the Access Programme.


OR


International Baccalaureate:
30 points with 16 at Higher level.

If not got English Language will need to gain a min grade 4 in HL
English or a min grade 5 in SL English on IB.


OR

Other:
Mature applicants wit
hout the above qualifications should
be able to show an ability to benefit from the course by, for
example, work or professional experience. All mature applicants
are considered on an individual basis.


OR

Applicants who have passed all foundation or HND s
ubjects in a
business
-
related area gaining an overall Merit profile, typically
at least 120 credits at 60%+ in first & second year modules
(excluding PDP and Professional Practice), may be consider
e
d for
direct entry into level 5 of the degree. They must h
ave GCSE
Maths and English at minimum grade C and if they are overseas
applicants meet the usual minimum English language requirements.


Guaranteed progression

Applicants with an FdA

Business studied at one of our franchised
partners will be guaranteed a second year place on the Business
Management course subject to meeting the standard entry
requirements above, should they decide to study for a sandwich
degree rather than take the to
p
-
up degree route.



Contacts

Course Leader

Julie Fowlie

Admissions Officer

Donna Clark


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Sept 2012

Examination and Assessment

External Examiner(s)

As approved by SCEEN

Examination Board(s)
(AEB/CEB)

AEB’s:
Business Systems Management,
Business Strategy,
Economics, Finance,
Financial Accounting, Human Resource
Management,
Law,
Management Accounting,
Marketing


CEB
:
U/G Business

Approval/start dates

Start date
(month/session)

September 2007


Approval date

Review date

Validation

Original: Sept 2004


Last

review: May
2007




June

2012

Programme
Specification

Latest version:
September 2010

June

2012





Validation:
17 May 2007


Sept 2012

PART 2: COURSE DETAILS


AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Aims:

The key aims of the programme are:




to provide students with a broad and imaginative
educational experience, in preparation for a
wide range of business careers;




to provide a broad knowledge and understanding
of the internal functions of business and how
they are managed;




to prepare students for managing new, changing
and challenging sit
uations in the dynamic
business environment;




to develop a wide range of relevant business and
lifelong learning skills;




to enable graduates to make an effective
contribution in their careers.




to provide the opportunity to gain first
-
hand
experience in
a business role, through a one
-
year work placement;



Learning
outcomes

The programme provides opportunities for students
to achieve and demonstrate the following learning
outcomes:


Knowledge and Understanding


Students will have the ability to:




Describe and define the internal structures,
functions, operations and management of
business, how they interrelate, and how they
adapt to change.




Relate how external factors such as customer and
market requirements, competition, national,
international,
economic, political,
sociological, legal and technical influences
impact on business decisions.




Propose appropriate methods of measuring,
analysing and improving the financial
operational performance of business
organisations.




Demonstrate awareness of th
e challenges of
managing and developing people within
organisations.


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Sept 2012




Critically appraise the development and
implementation of different business strategies.




Recognize the importance and impact of a range
of contemporary and pervasive issues such as
sust
ainability, globalisation, corporate social
responsibility, diversity, business innovation,
creativity, enterprise development, knowledge
management, risk management, and ethical, social
and environmental concerns.




Skills


Following QAA benchmarks for Business Management
programmes, students should be able to demonstrate
the following skills:



Cognitive and Intellectual skills




Cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis
and synthesis. This includes the capability to
id
entify assumptions, evaluate statements in
terms of evidence, to detect false logic or
reasoning, to identify implicit values, to
define terms adequately and generalise
appropriately.




Effective problem solving and decision making
using appropriate quantit
ative and qualitative
skills including identifying, formulating and
solving business problems. The ability to
create, evaluate and assess a range of options
together with the capacity to apply ideas and
knowledge to a range of situations.



Business and M
anagement Techniques




Effective communication, oral and in writing,
using a range of media which are widel
y used in
business such as

the preparation and
presentation of business reports.




Numeracy and quantitative skills including data
analysis, interpret
ation and extrapolation. The
use of models of business problems and
phenomena.




Effective use of Communication and Information
Technology (CIT) for business applications.




Ability to conduct research into business and

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management issues, either
individually or as
part of a team for
projects/dissertations/presentations. This
requires familiarity with and an evaluative
approach to a range of business data,

sources of
information and appropriate methodologies, and
for such to inform the overall lear
ning process.


Personal and Interpersonal skills




Effective self
-
management in terms of time,
planning and behaviour, motivation, self
-
starting, individual initiative and enterprise.




Effective performance, within a team environment
including: leadershi
p, team building,
influencing and project management skills.




Interpersonal skills of effective listening,
negotiating
, persuasion and presentation.




Self reflection and criticality including self
awareness, openness and sensitivity to diversity
in terms

of people, cultures, business and
management issues. Also, the skills of learning
to learn and developing a continuing appetite
for learning; reflective, adaptive and
collaborative learning.



PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

This section includes an outline of the structure of the
programme, course leaders may choose to add a structure diagram
here, including any exit points. Where a course is accredited
by a PSB, full detail should be included in this section

Level 4
(module

codes)


Status*


Module Title

Credit

ML120


C

Professional and Academic Skills

20

MA180

C

Accounting for Business 1

20

QN183

C

Quantitative Techniques for
Business

20

MK185

C

Essentials of Marketing

20

LW180

C

Law for Business

20

EC180

C

Economic for Business

20


Level 5




IT
280

C

Business Information Systems

20

EC280

C

International Business Analysis

20

HR280

C

Organisational Behaviour and HRM

20

OP214

C

Business Process Management

20

FN283

C

Financial Management for Business

20


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Sept 2012

ML210

C

Research Methods and Business Case
Study

20


Level 6


3 Year route


DB
3
1
1

C

Dissertation or designated
Research Based module

20

ST372

C

Corporate Strategy

20

HR380

C

Managing People

20


O

Options

60





Level 6


4 Placement Year route


DB
3
1
7

C

Placement Project

20

ST370

C

Business Strategy

20

HR380

C

Managing People

20


O

Options

60


*M = Mandatory C = Compulsory O = Optional



Validation:
17 May 2007


Sept 2012

Indicative
Level
6

Optional Modules on the Undergraduate Business Programme 20
10
-
11


Important notes:


Level
6

options will run subject to demand & timetable constraints


Assessment methods may change before the start of the academic year


You may choose to study any other suitable module available within the Business
School, but note that some modules

may only be taken where prerequisite subjects
have been taken and passed




Please consult your course handbook (or course leader) for rules specific to your
course


Credits for the European Credit Transfer Scheme (ECTS) are half those for the Credit
Accumulation & Transfer Scheme (CATS), so 10 CATS = 5 ECTS, 20 CATS = 10 ECTS


A


shaded cell means the elective is NOT available in that semester


" & " means that the module is year through


" √

" means that the module is running completely in a se
mester


" ® " means that it is classified as a research based module. Students can only take a
maximum
of two research modules, including the Dissertation.




Module Code & Title

CAT
S

Sem
1

Sem
2

CA380 ENTREPRENEURSHIP: NEW BUSINESS PLANNING

(can take
in either semester)

10





CA381 SMALL BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

20




&

CA382 SOCIAL ENTERPRISE: NEW BUSINESS PLANNING

20




&

EC363 EMERGING FINANCIAL MARKETS

10

---



EC364 GAME THEORY IN ECONOMICS, FINANCE & BUSINESS

20



&

EC380 POLITICAL ECONOMY IN EUROPE

10



---

EC381
FINANCIAL & CAPITAL MARKETS

20




&

EC382 GLOBALISATION & INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

10



---

EC383 BUSINESS ETHICS & CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

20




&


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Sept 2012

®

EC384 LABOUR MARKET ANALYSIS

10



---

EC389 BEHAVIOURAL ECONOMICS

10



---

EC390 ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS

10

---



FA361 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

10

---



FA382 ETHICS AND
ACCOUNTABILITY

10



---

FN380 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

(ONLY for BABS/BM with Finance
and students who have taken FN283)

20




&

FN381 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

(NOT available to BABS/BM with
Finance and students who have taken FN283)

20




&

HR313 EMPLOYEE RELATIONS: PRACTICE

10

---



HR314 UNDERSTANDING EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

10



---

HR315 EMPLOYEE SELECTION & DEVELOPMENT


10

---



HR371
INVESTIGATING HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

®

20




&

HR372 EXPLORING THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP

®

20



&

HR373 RESEARCHING ORGANISATIONAL DYNAMICS
®

20



&

HR37
5 RESEARCHING CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN HRM

®

20



&

HR382 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

10

---



HR383 RESEARCHING REWARD WITHIN ORGANISATIONS
®

20



&

HR387 RESEARCHING INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT &
LEADERSHIP
®

20



&

HR388 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & ORGANISATIONAL
CHANGE

20



&

IT311 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE

(can take in either semester)

10






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17 May 2007


Sept 2012

IT380 MANAGING THE E
-
ENTERPRISE

(can NOT take with IT311)

20




&

IT381 CURRENT ISSUES IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS

®

20



&

IT382 DIGITAL MARKETING

10

---



LANGUAGE

(minimum ADVANCED 3 level & must attend both
semesters)

20




&

LW314 EXPORT LAW

10



---

LW352 CONSUMER LAW & PRACTICE

10

---



LW369 EMPLOYMENT

LAW

(can NOT take with LW370)

20




&

LW370 ESSENTIALS OF EMPLOYMENT LAW

(can NOT take with
LW369)

10

---



LW373 INTERNATIONAL LAW AND INSTITUTIONS

10



---

LW381

FAMILIES, BUSINESS & THE LAW


20




&

LW393 UNITED NATIONS: LAW AND PRACTICE

(NOT running in 2010
-
11)

10

---



MA312 ISSUES IN COST MANAGEMENT


10

---



MA340
MANAGEMENT & COST ACCOUNTING

10



---

MK311 BUSINESS MARKETING

10



---

MK315 MARKETING INNOVATION & NPD

(can NOT take with MK381)

10



---

MK316 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

10

---



MK318 RETAIL
MARKETING

10



---

MK325 MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS 1


10



---

MK326 MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS 2

(must also take MK325)

10

---



MK327 MARKETING PLANNING & STRATEGY

(core for BABS/BM with
Marketing)

20




&


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Sept 2012

MK342 CONSUMER PSYCHOLOGY

(can take in either semester)

10





MK343 RESEARCHING CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR
® (can NOT take
with MK342)

20



&

MK381 INNOVATION, NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT &
COMMERCIALISATION

®

20




&

MK382 SOCIAL MARKETING

®

20




&

MK383 MARKETING ACROSS

CULTURES

10



---

MK384 CONSUMER INSIGHT

10

---



MK385 BUSINESS VALUES, RESPONSIBILITY AND TRUST

10

---



MK386 QUANTITATIVE MARKET RESEARCH

10

---



MK387 PUBLIC RELATIONS: PRINCIPLES & PRACTICE

10

---



MK388 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN MARKETING

®

20



&

ML310 MANAGING KNOWLEDGE

®

20




&

OP314 PURCHASING & E
-
PROCUREMENT

10



---

OP317 SUPPLY
CHAIN MANAGEMENT

10

---



OP381 CLIMATE CHANGE


& GLOBAL BUSINESS OPERATIONS

®

20




&

OP382 PROJECT AND EVENT MANAGEMENT

®

20



&

ST316 COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE & THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
(not
available to BAIB)

10

---



ST324 THE NEW EUROPEAN MARKET PLACE
(must also take EC380)

10

---



ST374 CURRENT ISSUES IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

®

20



&




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Sept 2012

LEARNING, TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT

Learning
and
teaching

All modules will involve a combination of taught
sessions and guided independent study.
For a
typical double module, approximately a quarter of
the 200 ho
urs comprises taught sessions (2

hours
per week for a 20 credit module

running throughout
the year). T
he remainder is guided independent
study (which includes all work for assessment e.g.
coursework and examination preparation).

Total
learning hours are 3,600.


Teaching and learning methods, other than guided
independent study, are:

Lectures (40%)

Seminars

(35%)

Workshops (15%)

Independent Study (10%)


Assessment

The primary assessment methods are:


Examinations (45%)
: demonstration of knowledge,
understanding and ability to apply knowledge.


Reports and Projects (35%)
: demonstration of
independent researc
h skills, evaluation skills,
project management and written communication
skills.


Essays (10%):

demonstration of analytical ability
and written communication skills


Seminar based assessment (5%):

demonstration of
knowledge, analytical ability and verbal
communication skills.


Presentations (5%):

demonstration of knowledge,
understanding and verbal communication skills





REGULATIONS

Regulations

The course regulations are in accordance with the
University's General Examination and Assessment
Regulations
GEAR
(available from the
school office
or the Registry) and the School’s Undergraduate
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PROFESSIONAL AND STATUORY BODY DETAILS (optional)


D
etails of professional accreditation can
be found in the
Course Handbook.




LEARNING SUPPORT

Central support: all students benefit from:


University welcome week

Student Handbook

Referencing Handbook

Course Handbook

Extensive library facilities

4 Computer pool rooms (98 workstations in Mithras House
Annexe)

Studentcentral

E
-
mail address

Welfare service

Personal tutor for advice and guidance


Course specific: in addition, students

on this course benefit
from:



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

More detailed information about the course can be found in a
range of documents, including


Definitive Course Document

Course Handbook

Business School Undergra
duate Modular Framework
Regulations(included in the Course Handbook)

Studentcentral

Career Planning Agreement

University Student Handbook

General Examination and Assessment Regulations for Taught
Courses

(GEAR)



QUALITY INDICATORS

This section details external indicators of th
e quality of the
provision

QAA Subject Review outcome and
date

1995: QAA Business &
Management
-

Satisfactory


National student awards



Professional accreditation:

[full details of professional
accreditation can be found
under course structure]