ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title Business Management & Analysis
Code KMGT705
Coordinator Dr M Tickle
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2022-23 Level 7 FHEQ Whole Session 15

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


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           50

Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 100


EXAM Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
Assessment 1 Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :Whole Session    30       
Assessment 2 Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :Whole Session    20       
Assessment 3 Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :Whole Session    40       
Assessment 4 Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :Whole Session    10       


Manage the academic requirements of online learning successfully;

Understand and have a practical appreciation of contemporary management challenges;

Understand the means by which benchmarking and comparative performance assessment can be undertaken;

Have a practical understanding of the importance of teamwork and communication;

Appreciate the need for competence in operations management and be aware of its impact on business performance; Be more accomplished autonomous learners and be able to better manage their own learning experiences.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Interpret business health and performance using a range of financial and non-financial measures;

(LO2) Analyse how effective operations performance can support and deliver business success;

(LO3) Analyse and pinpoint success factors within chosen market sectors;

(LO4) Extract information from financial statements;

(LO5) Demonstrate their ability to work within and make an active contribution to work teams;

(LO6) Have the research skills and appreciation of both strategic and functional management practice in order to be able to plan and undertake work at a postgraduate level within a Management discipline;

(LO7) Participate in and contribute to an academic community through online Discussion;

(LO8) Apply conventions of a writing style and academic integrity to academic writing;

(LO9) Analyse and evaluate scholarly resources and writing for logic and supporting evidence.

(S1) Communication Skills: Students will have opportunities to develop written communication skills through group discussions and assignments;

(S2) Problem Solving and Decision Making: Students will be challenged to think critically about organisational issues and dilemmas. They will do this by gathering and synthesising information, analysing alternative perspectives and options and presenting a considered opinion or programme of action in their course assessment;

(S3) Numeracy Skills: Students will learn quantitative techniques. Students will have the opportunity to analyse and use financial and statistical data to support business decisions;

(S4) Information and Communication Technology Skills: Students will have opportunities to improve their ICT skills. Students will demonstrate skills in the use of software applications including word processing, visual presentations, data bases, spreadsheets and using the internet for information searches in the course;

(S5) Group Working Skills: Some work will require students to work in groups and manage the interaction and relationships with other group members. In doing so, they will gain experience in negotiation, persuasion, influencing and managing conflict;

(S6) Personal Effectiveness: Students will be encouraged to think critically about theory and practice and to challenge and critique assumptions about the management of people and organisations. In doing so they will be able to recognise and consider issues such as ethical dilemmas, corporate social responsibility, organisational values, leadership approaches and styles;

(S7) Time management. This involves planning scheduled work and meeting assessment deadlines. This will be evident in the students’ independent management of their assignments and coursework and by meeting coursework deadlines.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Non-classroom hours (for online modules)
Description: Virtual classroom hours 7
Attendance Recorded: No
Notes: Number of hours per week, per student expected for reading, research and other individual work to support engagement in the classroom is 9



Introduction to Online Learning: Participating in the global classroom; Outlining arguments for scholarly discourse; Recognize the academic skills necessart to function as a successful knowledge-practitioner; Recognize orginiality and plagiarism through a software tool Research peer-reviwed journals in the online library.

Introduction to Operations Management: Evaluate the role of operations management in an organisation; Introduction to Supply Chain Management.

Evaluate the role of supply chain management in an organisation.   The Role of the Operations Manager: Evaluate operations and supply chain management roles in an organisation.

Management Challenges in a Global Environment: Evaluate management challenges in a global environment.

The Role of Marketing in an Organisation: Evaluate the role and importance of marketing in an organisation; Analyse the importance of using an analysis tool for marketing; Evaluate an organisation’s approach to marketing.

Measuring the Performance of an Organisation: Distinguish between financial and non-financial types of performance measures; Analyse the reasons for adopting a balanced approach for measuring the performance of an organisation; Evaluate key performance metrics.

Interpreting the Balance Sheet: Interpret the balance sheet.

Analysing Profit and Loss: Income Statement; Analyse how multiple stakeholders use the income statement.

Analysing Cash Flow: Analyse Cash Flow in an organisation; Analyse financial ratios.

Strategic Management: Evaluate why strategy is important to an organisation.

Translating Strategy into Action: Balanced Scorecard: Evaluate how the balanced scorecard can be used as a strategy implementation tool.

Translating Strategy into Action: Benchmarking: Evaluate how benchmarking can improve performance and operations.

Recommended Texts

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