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BSc Business Management

Academic Year 2017/18

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Programme Title

BSc Business Management

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Bachelor of Science in Business Management

Programme Code

BSM-BSC-S

UCAS Code

N201

JACS Code

N200 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

A Level grades of ABB in any subjects plus GCSE Mathematics grade B

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Single Honours

Length of Programme

3 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

360

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Queen's Management School

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 6

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

Business and Management (2015)

Accreditations (PSRB)

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Professor James Cunningham

Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

None

Programme Specific Regulations

Stage 1
Students will be allowed to proceed from Stage 1 to Stage 2 only when they have passed all Stage 1 modules.

Stage 2
Students are only permitted to undertake one optional or study abroad year at the end of Stage 2. No extensions will be permitted. Students must have the written permission of the Programme Director to intermit their studies between Stage 2 and 3.

Students with protected characteristics

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

Within the context of striving towards the University’s vision, this degree programme aims to:

Provide effective systems of learning, academic guidance and pastoral support to encourage the academic, intellectual and personal development of students

Provide students with a broad, analytical and highly integrated study of Business and Management through the study of modules focused on business management, including the key functional areas such as marketing, operations management and human resource management..

Provide students with knowledge and understanding of the political, social, ethical, cultural and economic environments within which business is conducted.

Equip students with an understanding of how modern organisations work by focusing on the connections between business, government and society, the role of leadership, innovation and creativity.

Develop students' knowledge and skills base in ways which inter alia will enhance their employment opportunities

Maintain a supportive working environment in which there is respect for social and cultural differences and openness, fairness, and equality of opportunity in relation to selection, learning assessment and support

Provide a supportive and stimulating learning environment which enables learners to fulfil their potential and to develop a capacity for motivated independent learning

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Learn how to learn

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching and learning methods vary depending on the module content and the year of study. Traditional lecture environment provides the key underpinning knowledge and small group learning, tutorials, workshops, computer lab classes and interactive learning are all key features of the programme.

Methods of Assessment

Essay and report writing allow students to develop their knowledge and understanding of core management subjects. They also challenge students to analyse, synthesise and critically evaluate information drawn from a range of sources. In addition, such assessment methods help students to develop their writing and thinking skills.

Group work is useful in developing communication, teamwork and negotiation skills.

Analysis and synthesis of management information

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching and learning methods vary depending on the module content and the year of study. Traditional lecture environment provides the key underpinning knowledge and small group learning, tutorials, workshops, computer lab classes and interactive learning are all key features of the programme.

Methods of Assessment

Essay and report writing allow students to develop their knowledge and understanding of core management subjects. They also challenge students to analyse, synthesise and critically evaluate information drawn from a range of sources. In addition, such assessment methods help students to develop their writing and thinking skills.

Group work is useful in developing communication, teamwork and negotiation skills.

Learn how to improve their performance based on feedback from assessments

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching and learning methods vary depending on the module content and the year of study. Traditional lecture environment provides the key underpinning knowledge and small group learning, tutorials, workshops, computer lab classes and interactive learning are all key features of the programme.

Methods of Assessment

Essay and report writing allow students to develop their knowledge and understanding of core management subjects. They also challenge students to analyse, synthesise and critically evaluate information drawn from a range of sources. In addition, such assessment methods help students to develop their writing and thinking skills.

Group work is useful in developing communication, teamwork and negotiation skills.

Problem solve and think critically

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching and learning methods vary depending on the module content and the year of study. Traditional lecture environment provides the key underpinning knowledge and small group learning, tutorials, workshops, computer lab classes and interactive learning are all key features of the programme.

Methods of Assessment

Essay and report writing allow students to develop their knowledge and understanding of core management subjects. They also challenge students to analyse, synthesise and critically evaluate information drawn from a range of sources. In addition, such assessment methods help students to develop their writing and thinking skills.

Group work is useful in developing communication, teamwork and negotiation skills.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Written and oral communication skills

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The development and enhancement of transferable skills is a key feature of the degree programme. The classroom environment is designed to be interactive and students are actively encouraged to participate. Learning sets, personal response systems, small in class exercises, quizzes, team based learning are all utilised.

Methods of Assessment

Assignments, essays and reports test breadth and depth of knowledge, as well as synthesis, evaluation and critical reflection.

Multiple choice questions and class tests assess breadth of knowledge.

Practical work assesses application of knowledge.

Presentations are used formatively and summatively to assess communication, problem-solving and decision making skills as well as analysis and evaluation.

Team working and interaction skills including planning, managing priorities, managing time and negotiating skills

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The development and enhancement of transferable skills is a key feature of the degree programme. The classroom environment is designed to be interactive and students are actively encouraged to participate. Learning sets, personal response systems, small in class exercises, quizzes, team based learning are all utilised.

Methods of Assessment

Assignments, essays and reports test breadth and depth of knowledge, as well as synthesis, evaluation and critical reflection.

Multiple choice questions and class tests assess breadth of knowledge.

Practical work assesses application of knowledge.

Presentations are used formatively and summatively to assess communication, problem-solving and decision making skills as well as analysis and evaluation.

Ability to analyse and synthesise information

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The development and enhancement of transferable skills is a key feature of the degree programme. The classroom environment is designed to be interactive and students are actively encouraged to participate. Learning sets, personal response systems, small in class exercises, quizzes, team based learning are all utilised.

Methods of Assessment

Assignments, essays and reports test breadth and depth of knowledge, as well as synthesis, evaluation and critical reflection.

Multiple choice questions and class tests assess breadth of knowledge.

Practical work assesses application of knowledge.

Presentations are used formatively and summatively to assess communication, problem-solving and decision making skills as well as analysis and evaluation.

Problem solving and decision making skills using appropriate qualitative and quantitative techniques

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The development and enhancement of transferable skills is a key feature of the degree programme. The classroom environment is designed to be interactive and students are actively encouraged to participate. Learning sets, personal response systems, small in class exercises, quizzes, team based learning are all utilised.

Methods of Assessment

Assignments, essays and reports test breadth and depth of knowledge, as well as synthesis, evaluation and critical reflection.

Multiple choice questions and class tests assess breadth of knowledge.

Practical work assesses application of knowledge.

Presentations are used formatively and summatively to assess communication, problem-solving and decision making skills as well as analysis and evaluation.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Understand and evaluate organisations and the external environment within which they operate

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Knowledge and understanding of the core subject material is facilitated through a broad range of teaching and learning methods. These include: lectures, seminars, tutorials, guest speakers from industry and academia, case study analysis, group work, IT practicals and individual work.

Methods of Assessment

Underpinning knowledge is tested in a variety of ways including: academic essays, literature reviews, problem solving, assessed tutorial work, team and individual presentations, report writing

Understand, apply and critique the principles and techniques of management

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Knowledge and understanding of the core subject material is facilitated through a broad range of teaching and learning methods. These include: lectures, seminars, tutorials, guest speakers from industry and academia, case study analysis, group work, IT practicals and individual work.

Methods of Assessment

Underpinning knowledge is tested in a variety of ways including: academic essays, literature reviews, problem solving, assessed tutorial work, team and individual presentations, report writing

Analyse and synthesise management information drawn from a range of sources

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Knowledge and understanding of the core subject material is facilitated through a broad range of teaching and learning methods. These include: lectures, seminars, tutorials, guest speakers from industry and academia, case study analysis, group work, IT practicals and individual work.

Methods of Assessment

Underpinning knowledge is tested in a variety of ways including: academic essays, literature reviews, problem solving, assessed tutorial work, team and individual presentations, report writing

Critically evaluate management data

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Knowledge and understanding of the core subject material is facilitated through a broad range of teaching and learning methods. These include: lectures, seminars, tutorials, guest speakers from industry and academia, case study analysis, group work, IT practicals and individual work.

Methods of Assessment

Underpinning knowledge is tested in a variety of ways including: academic essays, literature reviews, problem solving, assessed tutorial work, team and individual presentations, report writing

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Understand and evaluate organisations and the external environment within which they operate

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching and learning methods vary depending on the module content. Some underpinning knowledge and careful exposition of very technical material takes place in lectures and in small tutorial settings. Interactive workshops, team based learning, individual independent study, students leading tutorial sessions are all used in an appropriate way.

Methods of Assessment

Students will have an opportunity to acquire a range of subject specific skills which are assessed both formatively and summatively in modules. Broad subject knowledge can be assessed through class tests and MCQ tests. More in-depth analysis is assessed via assignments and essays. Team working is encouraged and developed through group assignments. Presentation skills are assessed both formatively and summatively within the programme. Feedback is designed to provide a positive and supportive student learning environment.

Understand and evaluate the principles of management

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching and learning methods vary depending on the module content. Some underpinning knowledge and careful exposition of very technical material takes place in lectures and in small tutorial settings. Interactive workshops, team based learning, individual independent study, students leading tutorial sessions are all used in an appropriate way.

Methods of Assessment

Students will have an opportunity to acquire a range of subject specific skills which are assessed both formatively and summatively in modules. Broad subject knowledge can be assessed through class tests and MCQ tests. More in-depth analysis is assessed via assignments and essays. Team working is encouraged and developed through group assignments. Presentation skills are assessed both formatively and summatively within the programme. Feedback is designed to provide a positive and supportive student learning environment.

Analyse and synthesise key management information from a range of sources

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching and learning methods vary depending on the module content. Some underpinning knowledge and careful exposition of very technical material takes place in lectures and in small tutorial settings. Interactive workshops, team based learning, individual independent study, students leading tutorial sessions are all used in an appropriate way.

Methods of Assessment

Students will have an opportunity to acquire a range of subject specific skills which are assessed both formatively and summatively in modules. Broad subject knowledge can be assessed through class tests and MCQ tests. More in-depth analysis is assessed via assignments and essays. Team working is encouraged and developed through group assignments. Presentation skills are assessed both formatively and summatively within the programme. Feedback is designed to provide a positive and supportive student learning environment.

Demonstrate the application of a range of specific business analysis skills

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching and learning methods vary depending on the module content. Some underpinning knowledge and careful exposition of very technical material takes place in lectures and in small tutorial settings. Interactive workshops, team based learning, individual independent study, students leading tutorial sessions are all used in an appropriate way.

Methods of Assessment

Students will have an opportunity to acquire a range of subject specific skills which are assessed both formatively and summatively in modules. Broad subject knowledge can be assessed through class tests and MCQ tests. More in-depth analysis is assessed via assignments and essays. Team working is encouraged and developed through group assignments. Presentation skills are assessed both formatively and summatively within the programme. Feedback is designed to provide a positive and supportive student learning environment.

Critically evaluate and integrate knowledge of core management subjects

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching and learning methods vary depending on the module content. Some underpinning knowledge and careful exposition of very technical material takes place in lectures and in small tutorial settings. Interactive workshops, team based learning, individual independent study, students leading tutorial sessions are all used in an appropriate way.

Methods of Assessment

Students will have an opportunity to acquire a range of subject specific skills which are assessed both formatively and summatively in modules. Broad subject knowledge can be assessed through class tests and MCQ tests. More in-depth analysis is assessed via assignments and essays. Team working is encouraged and developed through group assignments. Presentation skills are assessed both formatively and summatively within the programme. Feedback is designed to provide a positive and supportive student learning environment.

Critically evaluate and integrate knowledge of a range of current and pervasive management issues

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching and learning methods vary depending on the module content. Some underpinning knowledge and careful exposition of very technical material takes place in lectures and in small tutorial settings. Interactive workshops, team based learning, individual independent study, students leading tutorial sessions are all used in an appropriate way.

Methods of Assessment

Students will have an opportunity to acquire a range of subject specific skills which are assessed both formatively and summatively in modules. Broad subject knowledge can be assessed through class tests and MCQ tests. More in-depth analysis is assessed via assignments and essays. Team working is encouraged and developed through group assignments. Presentation skills are assessed both formatively and summatively within the programme. Feedback is designed to provide a positive and supportive student learning environment.

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Accounting

ACC1002

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

90%

10%

0%

Operations Management

MGT2005

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

40%

0%

60%

Managing Innovation

MGT3011

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

40%

0%

60%

Supply Chain Management

MGT3013

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

International Business

MGT2011

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Business Ethics

MGT3012

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

60%

40%

0%

Data and Statistics

MGT2009

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Public Sector Management

MGT3018

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Human Resource Management

MGT2013

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

60%

40%

0%

Business Strategy

MGT3019

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

0%

40%

60%

History and Philosophy of Management

MGT1006

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

An Introduction to Economics

ECO1007

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

0%

40%

60%

Organisational Behaviour

MGT1009

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

60%

40%

0%

Business, Government and Society

MGT1012

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

40%

0%

60%

Marketing

MGT1013

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

60%

40%

0%

The Digital Business

MGT2018

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Leading for Change

MGT2019

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

40%

0%

60%

3

40

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

3

40

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

3

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

40%

0%

60%

Notes