ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

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Title FUNCTIONS OF BUSINESS II
Code ULMS102
Coordinator Mr PJ Cowell
Marketing (ULMS)
P.Cowell@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 4 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

ULMS101 FUNCTIONS OF BUSINESS I 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   10

      24

12

46
Timetable (if known)   60 mins X 1 totaling 10
 
      120 mins X 1 totaling 24
60 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
 
Private Study 104
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 1: Coursework Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 5000 words Weighting: 90% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous As  -5000 words    90       
Assessment 2: Reflection Assessment Type: Coursework Duration/Size: Reflection of their University studies to end of second semester Weighting: 10% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty fo  Reflection of their     10       

Aims

This module builds on the knowledge gained in ULMS101 Functions of Business I. The focus moves from technical to operational aspects of finance, marketing and HR such that students will be introduced to the customer, financial and human implications of organisational decisions. The first part examines how the three key functions coalesce in organisations, informing decision making processes. The second is given over to integrative case studies requiring students to
i. analyse issues from different functional perspectives
ii. demonstrate an understanding of the inter-related nature of the functions
A simple example of this would be the financial and HR impact of a store opening for longer hours to provide better customer service.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Apply enhanced knowledge of each functional area to analyse contemporary organisations

(LO2) Describe and evaluate how each function impacts on organisational decision making processes; and

(LO3) Evaluate and explain the inter-relationships between each functional area

(S1) Problem Solving

(S2) Numeracy

(S3) Commercial Awareness

(S4) Communication Skills

(S5) IT Skills

(S6) Lifelong Learning Skills


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Delivery: Mixed, hybrid delivery with social distancing on campus

Teaching Method: Online Asynchronous Learning Materials
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 24
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method 2 - Seminar
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 10
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 3 – Group Study
Description: Weekly 1 hour session to foster student community and engagement by working with others on their ‘active learning’ activities
Scheduled Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 104
Description: Self-Directed Learning will include research activity, developing academic writing skills, and wider reading to support the module

This is a pre-requisite for the following:
ACFI205, MKIB225, MKIB372, ULMS207, ULMS252, ULMS352, and ULMS353

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: Lifelong Learning Ski lls
How this is developed: Lectures, seminars and independent study
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: IT Skills
How this is developed: Seminars and independent study
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework

Skills / attributes: Communication Skills
How this is developed: Lectures and seminars
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework

Skills / attributes: Commercial Awareness
How this is developed: Lectures and seminars
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Coursework

Skills / attributes: Problem Solving
How this is developed: Lectures and seminars
Mode of assessment (if applicable)


Syllabus

 

Part One
Analysing the role of marketing, HR and finance in organisational decisions

Part Two (Case study analyses)
In depth analysis of three case study organisations


Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.