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Undergraduate Programme Specification

BSc Business Management with Placement

Academic Year 2021/22

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance processes. All degrees are awarded by Queen's University Belfast.

Programme Title BSc Business Management with Placement Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)
Bachelor of Science
Programme Code BSM-BSC-P UCAS Code N202 HECoS Code 100089 - Management studies - 100
ATAS Clearance Required No
Mode of Study Full Time
Type of Programme Single Honours Length of Programme 4 Academic Year(s) Total Credits for Programme 480
Exit Awards available

Institute Information

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Queen's Management School

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 6

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

Business and Management (2015)

Accreditations (PSRB)

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 placement opportunity with a minimum duration of nine months. No extensions will be permitted. The placement may begin once students have successfully completed at least 4 of their Level 2 modules. The remaining modules must be completed in the August supplementary examining period.

Stage 3
Students must have satisfactorily completed a minimum of nine months on placement before they commence stage 3 of their studies.

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:
Foster a stimulating and supportive learning environment which promotes intellectual, professional and personal development
Encourage critical thinking, independent enquiry, and an international outlook
Develop students' skills base, leadership capacity and connections with practice in ways which will enhance their ability to make valuable contributions to the economy and society
Promote engagement with issues of ethics, responsibility and sustainability, and maintain respect for social and cultural differences, showing openness, fairness, and equality of opportunity in relation to selection, learning, assessment, and support
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 natural, 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.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

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

critically evaluate information

apply logic and reasoning

pursue independent enquiry

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed across modules and between stages. A combination of teaching methods are used to enhance these skills. Students are encouraged to evaluate information and think independently throughout their course, in lectures, small group tutorials, and interactive learning sessions.

Methods of Assessment

A combination of assessment methods including assignments, presentations, class tests and examinations are used to evaluate cognitive skills. Students are awarded marks for their ability to demonstrate critical thinking and originality.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

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

communicate ideas in both written and presentational forms

use ICT software effectively

work both independently and in groups

manage their own time and workloads effectively

engage with employers and practitioners

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable skills development permeates teaching and learning throughout the degree programme. The teaching and learning environment is supportive of the need to assist students in developing and enhancing their communication, IT, team working and employability skills

Methods of Assessment

Students are asked to prepare and deliver presentations, and structure and write assignments, which encourages them to improve their oral and written communication skills. These formats also give students experience of using a range of software, and allows them to advance their technical abilities. Some assessments are group based, which helps develop an awareness of how to work as a team, whilst others are individual based, which promotes time management skills.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

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

appreciate the importance of internationalisation

engage with issues around ethics, responsibility and sustainability

understand and evaluate organisations and the external environment within which they operate, as well as their relationship with the natural environment

understand, apply and critique the principles and techniques of management

analyse and synthesise management information drawn from a range of sources

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. The international dimension to various issues are included in modules throughout the course, and concerns around ethics, responsibility and sustainability are embedded when discussing topics.

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. Relevant discussion of the international and ethical aspects to any subject is also regarded as a positive.

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, as well as their relationship with the natural environment

understand and evaluate the principles of management

analyse and synthesise key management information from a range of sources

demonstrate the application of a range of specific business analysis skills

critically evaluate and integrate knowledge of core management subjects

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

Stages and Modules

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 100% 0% 0%
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 40% 0% 60%
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%
Business Management Pre-Placement Preparation Module MGT1014 1 0 YES 6 weeks N YES 0% 100% 0%
Behaviour in Organisations MGT1020 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 60% 40% 0%
Operations Management MGT2005 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 40% 0% 60%
International Business MGT2011 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Data and Statistics MGT2009 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Human Resource Management MGT2013 2 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%
Business Management Placement Preparation Module MGT2022 2 0 YES YES 6 weeks N YES 0% 100% 0%
QMS Placement Year - Business Management MGT3333 3 120 YES YES 30 weeks N YES 70% 30% 0%
Innovation Management MGT3011 4 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 40% 0% 60%
Supply Chain Management MGT3013 4 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Business Ethics MGT3012 4 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 60% 40% 0%
Public Sector Management MGT3018 4 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Strategic Management MGT3019 4 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Consultancy Project MGT3030 4 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Business Start Up MGT3031 4 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Contemporary and Emerging Issues in Business and Management MGT3034 4 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 40% 0% 60%

Notes

Students must choose either MGT3030 or MGT3031 plus two compulsory modules and two optional modules.