International Business with a Year in Industry BA (Hons)

Key information


  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: N121
  • Year of entry: 2020
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 with no score less than 4 / BTEC : D*D*D

Module details

Programme Year One

The first year aims to introduce you to both the fundamentals of management studies and the basic concepts and skills necessary for a broad understanding of the international business environment. In your second semester you will visit a continental European city to experience first-hand another country’s economy for the module Global capitalist systems.

Upon successful completion of your first year, you will be able to understand concepts relevant to International Business and the differences between the business systems of the world’s leading economies. With the ability to understand and interpret introductory qualitative and quantitative techniques you’ll be able to communicate research findings in the area of International Business. You’ll also develop your employability skills and attributes.

You may choose to follow a languages pathway. Languages available include Catalan, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish (various levels available).

Year One Compulsory Modules

  • Fundamentals of Marketing (MKIB153)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    Aims

    The aim of this module is to provide a grounded appreciation of the utility and universality of a marketing orientation as the process by which organisations align themselves to their operating environment, customers/stakeholders and markets

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understand the nature of the marketing environment and its relevance for the organisation and marketing practice

    (LO2) Specifically, to be able to undertake an analysis of customer and competitive environments

    (LO3) Understand the fundamental philosophy of marketing and its application in both business and not-for-profit organisations

    (LO4) Identify and be able to apply key marketing concepts to aid marketing and business decisions

    (LO5) Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the pratical aspects and processes of marketing

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) Numeracy

    (S4) Commercial awareness

    (S5) Teamwork

    (S6) Organisational skills

    (S7) Communication skills

    (S8) IT skills

    (S9) International awareness

    (S10) Lifelong learning skills

    (S11) Ethical awareness

  • Global Capitalist Systems (MKIB160)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    This module aims to introduce students to the economic and business development of the major industrialised nations since 1945 and the more recent rise of emerging economies.  Different explanations of national competitiveness  will be outlined and the concept of 'Institutional complementarities, varieties of capitalism', regulation modes are explained and applied in the assessed work.  Economic and business performance is discussed from several viewpoints - that of nations, cities, multinational and domestic firms.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to explain the main trends in development of the economies of major industrialised countries since 1945.

    (LO2) Students will be able to assess the major explanations offered for differing economic and business performance using theory.

    (LO3) Students will be able to understand different geographical scales of economic activity and the role played by global financial institutions in global capitalist systems.

    (LO4) Students will be able to plan, execute and write up field research, breaking complex tasks into parts and steps, managing time, delegating roles and responsibilities and refining knowledge through collective discussion.

    (LO5) Students will develop a knowledge of different international capitalist systems.

    (LO6) Students will be able to tackle more complex problems then they could on their own by polling knowledge and skills to complete collective tasks.

    (S1) Commercial awareness

    (S2) Communication skills

    (S3) IT skills

    (S4) International awareness

    (S5) Lifelong learning skills

    (S6) Adaptability

    (S7) Teamwork

    (S8) Presentation Skills

  • International Business Environment (MKIB152)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    Students will be both introduced to relevant theoretical and conceptual frameworks and given a firm empirical understanding of the international business environment. The module will enable students to understand the challenges of international business and develop their knowledge and skills in the strategic issues multinational firms face.

    The module will also help students become aware of key political, socio-economic, and cultural dynamics and trends that characterize the globalized business environment. Finally, the module will cover the ethical and social responsibility consideration when doing business in a global scale.

    These aims will be achieved via a combination of lectures and seminars.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to develop an understanding of processes of internationalization and globalization

    (LO2) Students will be able to develop an awareness of the activities of multinational firms and their relationship with the international business environment;

    (LO3) Students will be able to develop an understanding of business models and their practical application in different international contexts;

    (LO4) Students will be able to develop the ability to apply theoretical ideas to empirical situations, particularly through an understanding of how business adapts to the international business environment.

    (LO5) Students will be able to develop an understanding of how diversity of moral and ethical norms in foreign locations affects key issues in corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) Teamwork

    (S5) Organisational skills

  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance (non-specialist) (ACFI107)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    1. A framework to allow understanding of the structure and contents of the key financial statements of business organisations;
    2. An understanding of the basic principles of financial accounting;
    3. An understanding of the basic techniques of preparation of such statements;
    4. The ability to analyse firm performance and position using financial ratios;
    5. An understanding of basic costing techniques in order to facilitate managerial decision-making;
    6. Comprehension of the role and structure of budgets in an organisation;
    7. The ability to apply various investment appraisal techniques in order to make capital investment decisions.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to explain the nature and roles of accounting and finance;

    (LO2) Students will be able to identify the main users of accounting and discuss their needs;

    (LO3) Students will be able to distinguish between financial and management accounting;

    (LO4) Students will be able to explain the nature and purpose of the three major financial statements;

    (LO5) Students will be able to prepare simple balance sheets, cashflow statements and profit and loss accounts from relevant financial information;

    (LO6) Students will be able to use ratios to analyse the financial performance and position of a business;

    (LO7) Students will be able to explain the relationship between costs, volume and profit and conduct break-even analysis;

    (LO8) Students will be able to deduce the full cost of a unit of output in a single-product environment;

    (LO9) Students will be able to define a budget and show how budgets, corporate objectives and long-term plans are related;

    (LO10) Students will be able to construct simple budget from relevant information

    (LO11) Students will be able to identify and apply the four main investment appraisal methods used in practice.

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) Numeracy

    (S4) commercial awareness

    (S5) Organisational skills

    (S6) Communication skills

    (S7) IT skills

    (S8) International awareness

    (S9) lifelong learning skills

  • Organisations and Management (ULMS151)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    The module aims to provide a comprehensive foundation to the study of management theory and its application in practice. It seeks to consider the conceptual frameworks relevant to the behaviour of individuals and groups in organisations, and the issues which are raised in their management.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to identify relevant characteristics of organisations in terms of structure

    (LO2) Students will be able to consider the nature of differences between individuals and the implications this has in organisation

    (LO3) Students will be able to outline and evaluate theoretical approaches to motivation, job satisfaction and work design

    (LO4) Students will be able to distinguish between management and leadership functions in organisations

    (LO5) Students will be able to examine the role and functions of groups and teams in organisations

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Teamwork

    (S3) Organisational skills

    (S4) Communication skills

    (S5) IT skills

    (S6) International awareness

    (S7) Lifelong learning skills

    (S8) Ethical awareness

  • Professional and Academic Skills for International Business Students (MKIB116)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    The module aims to provide a solid base of academic and professional skills required for success at university and in the graduate career market.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to develop skills in sourcing and referencing data.

    (LO2) Students will be able to understand how to use an appropriate approach to analysing the data, interpreting the findings and developing an argument.

    (LO3) Students will be able to understand how to write for an audience.

    (LO4) Students will be able to understand their personal academic goals and how these fit with a professional future.

    (LO5) Students will be able to manage time effectively in a stressful environment.

    (S1) IT skills

    (S2) Communication skills

    (S3) Lifelong learning skills

    (S4) Numeracy

    (S5) Organisational skills

Year One Optional Modules

  • Business Statistics (ECON154)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    The purpose of the module is to provide an introduction to business statistics for the non-specialist.   The course aims to provide a broad understanding of the nature of variability and why it is an issue for managers.   It will also provide students with the ability to derive and understand a variety of graphs and statistics which can be produced in Excel and which provide a means for managers to make intelligent use of statistics in the process of management and decision-making.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Explain the nature of variability and why it is important for managers

    (LO2) Describe and analyse data using graphs and summary statistics

    (LO3) Explain basic principles of sampling and apply them to management contexts

    (LO4) Model data using standard probability distributions

    (LO5) Describe and analyse attribute data

    (LO6) Explain the nature of random sampling error and the need to place a margin of error around estimates

    (LO7) Calculate a margin of error to place confidence limits on estimates

    (LO8) Explain and interpret control charts and propose appropriate improvement strategies

    (LO9) Analyse the relationship between quantitative variables using simple regression and correlation techniques

    (S1) Numeracy/computational skills - Confidence/competence in measuring and using numbers

    (S2) Numeracy/computational skills - Problem solving

    (S3) Numeracy/computational skills - Numerical methods

    (S4) Numeracy/computational skills - Reason with numbers/mathematical concepts

    (S5) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

    (S6) Create and manipulate Excel spreadsheets and create tables and graphs in Excel and export them to Word

    (S7) Use standard data analysis tools in Excel

  • Economic Principles for Business and Markets (ECON127)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    1. To enable students to demonstrate an understanding of the core principles of microeconomics including:
    The dynamic nature of supply and demand;
    The efficient opperation of markets and when they fail;
    How firms reach output decisions, interact and attain levels of profit under different market conditions.

    2. To enable students to demonstrate an understanding of the core principles of macroeconomics including:
    The aggregation of demand and supply in the economy to measure an economy's output;
    The business cycle and behaviour and interaction of the big macroeconomic indicators: Growth; Unemployment; Inflation; Balance of payments & Exchange rates;

    3. To enable students to demonstrate an understanding of the global economic environment.

    4. To enable students to understand the impact of modern economics on day-to-day business operations.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) An understanding of the central economic problem (scarcity) and the nature of economics;

    (LO2) An understanding of how the market price of goods and services is determined by supply and demand and how markets respond to changes in circumstances, measures of responsiveness and price control;

    (LO3) An understanding of how firms’ costs of production and revenue are considered to find points of profit maximisation;

    (LO4) An understanding of different Market environments – Specified by degree of competition in industries (perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, oligopoly); as well as strategic interactions arising such as game theory and price discrimination;

    (LO5) An understanding of why markets fail to achieve social efficiency;

    (LO6) An understanding of the theory of the whole economy 1 (macroeconomic objectives; the national income);

    (LO7) An understanding of the theory of the whole economy 2 (aggregate supply and demand, short-term fluctuations, economic growth);

    (LO8) An understanding of the global economy, the gains from international trade as well as the arguments for restricting trade.

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) Numeracy

    (S4) Commercial awareness

    (S5) Organisational skills

    (S6) Communication skills

    (S7) IT skills

    (S8) International awareness

    (S9) Lifelong learning skills

    (S10) Ethical awareness

  • Placement Preparation Module (ULMS170)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    This module aims to prepare students for a year in industry by providing them with the skills required to secure a work placement.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Critically reflect on and evaluate their skills in relation to prospective employers’ requirements and identify their development needs;

    (LO2) Research career opportunities relevant to their degree specialism in relation to their own career aspirations using a range of media and approaches;

    (LO3) Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills appropriate to a role within an economics and business context;

    (LO4) Experience working with others and how to develop effective relationships;

    (LO5) Gain an awareness of the commercial issues facing organisations;

    (LO6) Be able to carry out effective self-guided research.

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) Teamwork

    (S5) Organisational skills

    (S6) Communication skills

    (S7) Lifelong learning skills

Programme Year Two

In your second year of study, you will continue to be familiarised with the main management functional areas and extend your knowledge of international business as well as exploring entrepreneurship and innovation. Those choosing the language pathway can continue with their chosen language modules.

Upon successful completion of your second year, you will be able to further understand concepts relevant to International Business and International Management and interpret and analyse introductory statistical techniques appropriate to understanding international commerce. You will also be able demonstrate the link between entrepreneurship, innovation and business creation from start-ups right up to large multinational organisations.

You may choose to follow a languages pathway. Languages available include Catalan, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish (various levels available).

Year Two Compulsory Modules

  • Advanced Academic and Professional Skills for International Business (MKIB216)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    The module has the following aims:  
    Teach students how to write a report   
    Teach students how to gather and interpret a range of macro-economic and firm-level data  
    Encourage students to think critically about statistics
    To develop in-depth understanding of software used in the workplace (e.g. Excel, Word)
    To develop a self-awareness of their skills and career-readiness

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will have mastered business-relevant software, such as Microsoft Office

    (LO2) Students will be able to use Bloomberg Terminals

    (LO3) Students will be able to write a Report

    (LO4) Students will be able to use macro-economic and firm level quantitative data

    (LO5) Students will be able to explain how statistics are created

    (LO6) Students will develop a self-awareness of their skills and career-readiness

    (S1) Numeracy

    (S2) IT skills

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) Communication skills

    (S5) Lifelong learning skills

    (S6) International awareness

  • Corporate Social Responsibility (ULMS251)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    Aims

    This module will provide students with a critical introduction to the institution of the corporation in its wider context. Key areas of study will include corporate governance, the history of the corporation, corporate social responsibility, and business ethics. These issues will be explored through the use of a range of theoretical perspectives and case studies and scenarios. Broadly the syllabus covers: the history and position of the corporation in society; corporate governance and strategy; the ethics of corporate behaviour; corporate codes, boards and regulation; corporate social responsibility; philanthropy. Knowledge of cases relevant to the study of the corporation and of corporate social responsibility.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Develop an understanding of contemporary changes in the business world such as business ethics

    (LO2) Demonstrate an understanding of key ethical frameworks and ideas

    (LO3) Appreciate how frameworks and ideas can be used to develop ethical decision-making skills and reasoning

    (LO4) Understand the current ethical challenges facing managers and employees in organizations today

    (S1) International awareness

    (S2) Lifelong learning skills

    (S3) Ethical awareness

  • International Development (MKIB261)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    This module is concerned with the theoretical and practical implications of international development in the global economy. The module will enable an in-depth analysis of the central issues associated with the economics and policies of international development. The module also provides an insight into problems, challenges and recent trends in international development as well as identifies future directions.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understand in some depth alternative theoretical perspectives associated with international development;

    (LO2) Describe and critically assess major economic and social issues that persist indeveloping world;

    (LO3) Suggest remedies and define obstacles associated with international development;

    (LO4) Critique remedies and policies using some of the contrasting viewpointsassociated with development studies;

    (LO5) Improve students' citation and referencing skills;

    (LO6) Show an awareness of the relationships between economic and policy concepts and actual policies;

    (LO7) Critically assess the role of international trade strategy and regional trade blocks in the development process;

    (LO8) Critically assess the international role of the Global Governance Institutions;

    (LO9) Understand other issues central to international development

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) Teamwork

    (S5) Organisational skills

    (S6) Communication skills

    (S7) IT skills

    (S8) International awareness

    (S9) Lifelong learning skills

    (S10) Ethical awareness

  • International Finance (non-specialist) (ACFI260)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    This module aims to develop a good understanding of the fundamental principles of international finance, especially focusing on the financial management of multinationals. The groundwork for this is laid in the first few lectures, where the aim is to provide students with an introduction to the core principles of finance, valuation and financial decision-making, within the domestic setting. These are therafter extended to incorporated the international dimension - foreign exchange rates and markets, foreign exchange exposure.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to identify the applications of fundamentals of finance in an international context

    (LO2) Students will be able to examine how the process of Globalization extends to a MNE and the implications for risk and returns of a business

    (LO3) Students will be able to explore the theory of competitive advantage to justify international trade

    (LO4) Students will be able to evaluate the characteristics of an ideal currency

    (LO5) Students will be able to identify the impact of the Balance of Payments in international foreign investment decisions

    (LO6) Students will be able to explore the main approaches to exchange rate determination

    (LO7) Students will be able to develop a critical perspective on the choice of exchange rate regimes

    (LO8) Students will be able to distinguish between the three major foreign exchange exposures experienced by firms

    (S1) Problem Solving Skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Commercial Awareness

    (S4) Teamwork

    (S5) Organisational skills

    (S6) Communication skills

    (S7) IT skills

    (S8) International Awareness

    (S9) Ethical Awareness

  • International Management (MKIB253)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting60:40
    Aims

    This module aims to introduce students to key issues in international business and management from the perspective of the multinational enterprise.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Explain trends in foreign investment and the growth of the multinational enterprise (MNE) in different home economies

    (LO2) Analyse key issues in the governance and decision-making processes of MNEs

    (LO3) Evaluate the major considerations to be taken into account in MNEs in determining investment decisons

    (LO4) Evaluate the reasons for the success and failure of MNEs including an understanding of the problems that may arise between foreign MNEs and host governments

    (LO5) Appreciate the importance of and analyse the inter-cultural issues that managers of MNEs face

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Commercial awareness

    (S3) Teamwork

    (S4) Organisational skills

    (S5) Communication skills

    (S6) International awareness

    (S7) Lifelong learning skills

    (S8) Ethical awareness

  • Theory of the Firm (ECON254)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    To equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and evaluate the internal and external factors that influence the strategic decisions made by business organisations. The module will support the analysis of the operation of business organisations within national and international markets.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Apply the tools and concepts of microeconomics to analyse the behaviour of firms

    (LO2) Explain how market structure influences the behaviour of firms and the levels of profit they can achieve

    (LO3) Explain and evaluate the growth strategies used by firms

    (LO4) Explain and evaluate alternative theories of firm behaviour

    (LO5) Explain the influence of internal organisation on firm behaviour and performance.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) communication skills

    (S5) IT skills

    (S6) international awareness

    (S7) Ethical awareness

Year Two Optional Modules

  • Diversity Management (ULMS226)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop their understanding and critical awareness of issues associated with managing a workforce characterised by diversity in gender, age, ethnicity, disability, religion and sexual orientation etc. It will enable students to become familiar with: the drivers of increased workforce diversity; the theories underlying discrimination in organisations; current equality legislation; barriers to equality of opportunity in the workplace for minority groups; and organisational policies and practices for managing diversity in the workplace. Students will also have to opportunity to reflect on how their own diversity might influence their interactions with other individuals at work.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge/understanding of the terms “equality”, “diversity” and “inclusion” in an organisational and international context.

    (LO2) Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge/understanding of the social equity case and the business benefits case for managing diversity in the workplace.

    (LO3) Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge/understanding of the legal framework for managing diversity in organisations.

    (LO4) Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge/understanding of the issues related to gender, age, ethnicity, disability, religion and belief, and sexual orientation in the workplace.

    (LO5) Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge/understanding of the organisational strategies used to develop the effective management of diversity

    (LO6) Students will be able to reflect on their own diversity in terms of the topics covered on the module and demonstrate how this might influence their interactions with others.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Commercial awareness

    (S3) Teamwork

    (S4) Organisational skills

    (S5) Communication skills

    (S6) IT skills

    (S7) International awareness

    (S8) Lifelong learning skills

    (S9) Ethical awareness

  • European Union and Business (MKIB250)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    1. to give students an understanding of the working of the development of the EU and the implications for business.
    2. to give students an understanding of working of EU institutions and the implications for business.
    3. to give students an understanding of EU business policies.
    4. to give students an understanding of UK's membership of the EU, Brexit and the business perspective.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to understand the operation of EU institutions and their impact on the business environment

    (LO2) Students will be able to understand the impact of key EU policies on the business environment

    (LO3) Students will be able to understand all sides in contemporary political debates related to EU institutions

    (LO4) Students will be able to understand the impact of EU policies on specific industries

    (S1) Commercial awareness

    (S2) Teamwork

    (S3) Organisational skills

    (S4) Communication skills

    (S5) International awareness

    (S6) Ethical awareness

  • Government and Business (ULMS205)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    Aims

    This module aims to give students an introduction to issues concerning the interaction of business with government.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) An understanding of the relationship between government and business

    (LO2) An understanding of government regulation of business

    (LO3) An understanding of government support for business

    (LO4) An understanding of the role of business in the governing process.

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) Organisational skills

    (S4) Communication skills

    (S5) International awareness

    (S6) Lifelong learning skills

    (S7) Ethical awareness

  • Identity, Culture and Organisation (ULMS268)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    Aims

    The module aims to provide students with the opportunity to study in-depth the relationship between employees’ and managers’ sense of self and their understandings of, and behaviours in, organisational environments. Identity and identification processes have been the subject of much academic debate following increased recognition that (i) how organisations inform employee self-identity is changing because of global economic and political developments and (ii) individual and group-based identifications are strong mediators of organisational effectiveness. The module aims to explore these issues at organisational, sectoral, national and international levels. A further aim is to examine recent developments such as virtual identities and the blurring of boundaries between the public and private realms. Finally, the module content bridges themes discussed in ULMS151 Organisations and Management and ULMS157 Introduction to HRM, and in ULMS366 Critical Perspectives in Management.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Describe and critically evaluate the contrasting theoretical perspectives on identity and identification;

    (LO2) Explain how organisational strategies and decision-making processes are mediated by individual and group identities;

    (LO3) Critically interrogate the implications of organisational initiatives in terms of their impact on employee and manager self-identities

    (LO4) Outline how and why organisational, regional and inter/national contextual differences inform identities at work.

    (S1) Organisational skills

    (S2) Communication skills

    (S3) IT skills

    (S4) International awareness

    (S5) Lifelong learning skills

    (S6) Ethical awareness

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ULMS259)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    This module aims to:

    Introduce students to the multi-disciplinary nature of innovation andentrepreneurship and their practical applications;

    Increase awareness of the importance of identifying innovation in the businessand management process;

    Provide students with a solid theoretical understanding of key issues relatingto innovation and entrepreneurship;

    Enable students to apply theory within case studies and to considerexamples from a range of global organisations;

    Develop a critical awareness of the main themes of innovation and entrepreneurship in the public and private sectors including both product and service innovations;

    Enable students to develop a range of personal skills such as undertaking research independently and as part of a group, and communicating ideas effectively orally and in writing;

    Expose students to varieties of enterprising behaviours and management styles influenced by organisational cultures.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the role,value and function of innovation and entrepreneurship (internal and external) ina global business and management context.

    (LO2) Students will be able to demonstrate a critical awareness of the main themes, key current issues and problems associated with innovation in public, private and international business/management environments.

    (LO3) Students will be able to apply and integrate core theory to the business environment (in both local and international contexts) and specifically to the pressure for responding to expectations for innovation and entrepreneurship in all organisations.

    (LO4) Students will be able to demonstrate an ability to undertake independent research, acquire and analyse data and information, evaluate their relevance and validity, synthesise a range of information and evaluate decisions and priorities in complex situations.

    (LO5) Students will be able to demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively and concisely, orally and in writing.

    (LO6) Students will be able to operate effectively as part of a team.

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) International awareness

    (S5) Teamwork

    (S6) Organisational skills

    (S7) Communication skills

    (S8) Ethical awareness

  • International Business Law (MKIB240)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    We seek through this module to engage with our students and introduce them to what will be, for the majority, the unfamiliar context of law and regulation, as it impacts on business at both the local national, but more significantly and in particular, the transnational level. The ultimate aim is to instil in students a degree of comfort and confidence, in accessing and considering the legal implications of conducting business on a transnational basis, encouraging the students in developing their identities as global citizens, with an emphasis on and an exploration of, the social impact of cross border corporate business behaviour, issues of justice and fairness inherent within this. In this way, we will encourage and help our students to develop an insightful, critical and responsible approach to their future participation in, and contribution to, a global and an inter- connected economy.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to develop knowledge of a number of selected issues in international business law, enable students to begin to evaluate the scope and the ways in which business is regulated in a global economy, and consider also the ethical considerations inherent within this.

    (LO2) Students will be able to gain an understanding of transnational consumer law, encompassing product liability, through an analysis of tort and contract law.

    (LO3) Students will be able to critically consider the law that governs international contractual relations conducted and concluded electronically across borders and over distances.

    (LO4) Students will be able to consider and analyse the ways in which international business law seeks to align and enforce national intellectual property protection mechanisms.

    (LO5) Students will be able to consider and critically analyse how the law seeks to regulate international corporate behaviour and corporate culture in the context of a global and inter-connected economy with a focus on larger listed public companies

    (S1) Flexible and adaptable learning

    (S2) International awareness

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) Legal awareness

    (S5) Ethical Awareness

    (S6) Problem Solving Skills

    (S7) Organised and Able to Work Under Pressure

    (S8) Lifelong Learning Skills

  • Introduction to People Management (ULMS206)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    This module seeks to introduce students to the theoretical perspectives, roles, and practical activities associated with people management in contemporary organisations. It aims to introduce current issues concerning people management and its application within contemporary business and organisational environments, preparing students for the workplace. It will seek to support the development of subject specific and transferable skills necessary for future employment in careers that ultimately have a people managerial component; the enhancement of skills in written and spoken communication and to create independent team learners able to demonstrate progression from fundamental learning skills through to critical analysis, reflection and problem-solving.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to explain the historical development of the roles and functions of People Management

    (LO2) Students will be able to describe the activities, functions and roles related to People Management in a variety of organisational contexts, and explain both the rationale for this and the implications for managers and staff

    (LO3) Students will be able to outline and explain the implication of ethics in the People Management process and its links to organisational strategies and people policies

    (LO4) Students will be able to explain the factors affecting the employment relationship, and the options available to manage and support this relationship

    (LO5) Students will be able to outline the main objectives of the employment relationship in contemporary organisations, and the factors that impact upon it.

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) Teamwork

    (S4) Organisational skills

    (S5) Communication skills

    (S6) IT skills

    (S7) Ethical awareness

  • Market Research (MKIB256)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    This module aims:

    to develop an understanding of the need for, and place of, market research in supporting marketing decisions;

    to develop a practical and applied understanding of developments of market research, and an appreciation of its strengths and weaknesses;

    to develop the ability to critically evaluate the methodologies used in market research projects;

    to develop an understanding of ethics in market research.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to understand the range of contemporary market research techniques

    (LO2) Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the handling and analysis of both questionnaire-derived data and qualitative data.

    (LO3) Students will be able to apply their understanding of market research to designing their own market research project and critically evaluating methods of market research that have been used in marketing projects.

    (LO4) Students will be able to demonstrate an awareness of ethical issues, and questions of relevance in market research

    (LO5) Students will be able to demonstrate and apply ethical processes when applying market research techniques.

    (LO6) Students will be able to explore a range of international market research case studies.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Commercial awareness

    (S3) Teamwork

    (S4) Organisational skills

    (S5) Communication skills

    (S6) International awareness

    (S7) Lifelong learning skills

    (S8) Ethical awareness

Programme Year Three

The third year of the programme is spent on placement. You will complete a year-long graduate-level placement, providing valuable work experience and an opportunity to further enhance the skills and attributes sought after by top employers.

You can apply for UK-based placements with a large organisation or smaller company or even seek a placement overseas. You will be visited at least twice by University staff whilst on placement (Skype if overseas) with support from the Placement Team throughout and complete placement-related assessments in May. 

Year Three Compulsory Modules

  • Ulms Placement Year (ULMS299)
    Level2
    Credit level120
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    The module aims to:
    Provide students with the knowledge, skills, business awareness and confidence that will enable them to succeed in the wider business world.
    Provide students with exposure to current management theory and practice in the private, public, large business and small business sectors.
    Give students the opportunities to learn and practice a range of intellectual, interpersonal and technical skills which are relevant to business management
    Encourage creative thinking and provide students with the skills to adapt and respond positively to changing circumstances
    Heighten student’s ability to critique existing management wisdom from a variety of perspectives
    Provide an understanding of the work based experience, for example: company management and organisational structure; competition and strategy; marketing and product portfolio; human resource management practices
    Enhance academic learning in the final year of study
    Support students in their continuing professional development

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will gain experience of a work-based environment, leading to an understanding of the obligations and duties that bind the staff in an organisation.

    (LO2) Students will develop an understanding of the company in which the placement is completed, including its organisation, product portfolio and key competitors.

    (LO3) Students will develop the ability to link business theory to business practice, showing how theory can inform practice and how it has affected the student’s development throughout the placement.

    (LO4) Students will develop project management skills, an ability to identify a detailed list of tasks,their timing and their duration, milestones in the project, and the development of contingencies for when things go wrong.

    (LO5) Students will develop team-working and interpersonal skills.

    (LO6) Students will develop problem-solving and analytical skills, by applying the transferable skills the student has developed in their first two years at university to tasks faced throughout the placement.

    (LO7) Students will develop decision-making skills, showing how they can identify key criterion in a decision, balance the various criterion, and come to a practical plan of action.

    (LO8) Students will develop presentation skills, showing how they can effectively communicate decisions, actions, and ideas to staff throughout the organisational structure.

    (LO9) Students will develop time management skills.

    (S1) Organisational skills

    (S2) Communication skills

    (S3) Analytical and problem solving skills

    (S4) Business skills

    (S5) Conduct and Behaviour

Programme Year Four

Your final year will consolidate your knowledge and understanding through a much greater opportunity for personal study and research, as well as study modules that probe more deeply into contemporary issues in global business. With more optional modules to choose from you are able to pursue areas of study of particular interest to you and your future career plans.

Upon successful completion of your final year, you will have developed a sound understanding and knowledge of management theory and practice as well as the functional elements of international business and management. You’ll develop a knowledge of the global economic environment and the main ethical problems facing international organisations. You will also develop your strategic thinking and the ability to critique critical issues in international business.

You may choose to follow a languages pathway. Languages available include Catalan, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish (various levels available).

Year Four Compulsory Modules

  • Business in Emerging Markets (MKIB369)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    This is an optional module focusing on the business environment in emerging markets and specifically in the BRIC countries, Brazil, Russia, India and China. In 2001, Jim O'Neill of Goldman-Sachs predicted that globalization would help Brazil, Russia, India and China (the BRICs), large countries endowed with raw materials but with difficult macro-contexts to develop rapidly and overtake the largest Western economies.
    The aims of this module are to evaluate the extent to which the above prediction has come to pass and to explore the business and political uncertainty which has come with this period of rapid economic development.
    The module aims to provide an insight into whether or not the BRICs can sustain their growth, what the implications of this growth are, and which nations might follow. MNEs based in the BRIC countries will also be discussed.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) To understand the reasons for rapid emergence of BRIC countries

    (LO2) To be able to identify criteria which determine for rapid growth of emerging markets

    (LO3) To understand who are the key stakeholders in emerging markets and how they interact with each others

    (LO4) To explore potential trade offs between rapid economic growth and social and other dimensions of the markets

    (LO5) To examine other potential emerging markets to identify those which are most likely to grow rapidly

    (LO6) To understand in detail the dynamics in specific markets such as China, India,Brazil and Russia

    (LO7) To understand the importance of development of brands by BRIC countries

    (LO8) To understand the BRIC thesis and arrive at conclusions about whether this has been met and will continue in future

    (S1) adaptability

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) Teamwork

    (S5) Organisational skills

    (S6) Communication skills

    (S7) IT skills

    (S8) International awareness

    (S9) Lifelong learning skills

    (S10) Ethical awareness

  • Global Strategic Management (MKIB351)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
    Aims

    To provide conceptual frameworks within which to formulate and analyse global strategy;

    To provide practical experience of formulating strategy;

    To analyse theory and evidence regarding the configuration and governance of international operations;

    To analyse conceptual frameworks within which to frame ethical conduct in international business.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to explain resource-based and institutional approaches to international strategy

    (LO2) Students will be able to explain generic forms of growth and diversification

    (LO3) Students will be able to explain the principal forms of internal organisation and governance of multinational enterprises

    (LO4) Students will be able to explain the main forms of international entry and growth and when each is likely to be the preferred approach

    (LO5) Students will be able to explain how the nature of global production, logistics and distribution have changed and why and how firms can evaluate their preferred configuration

    (LO6) Students will be able to explain how competition evolves in international business and how multinational enterprises can maintain and upgrade their competitive strengths

    (LO7) Students will be able to explain the nature and form of strategic alliances and when these will be preferred to international mergers and acquisitions

    (LO8) Students will be able to explain the key ethical issues facing international businesses and apply appropriate frameworks for framing ethical behaviour.

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem-solving skills

    (S3) Numeracy

    (S4) Commercial awareness

    (S5) Teamwork

    (S6) Organisational skills

    (S7) Communication skills

    (S8) IT skills

    (S9) International awareness

    (S10) Lifelong learning skills

    (S11) Ethical awareness

  • International Economic Relations (ECON354)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
    Aims

    The aim of this module is to provide a detailed coverage of the nature and determinants of the pattern of world trade and financial, capital and labour flows.  The module also aims to provide students with a critical appreciation of why conflicts arise between nations due to international economic activity and what policy options are most appropriate for countries both individually and cooperatively to adopt.  Throughout the module emphasis will be placed upon the role of theory in enhancing understanding of the patterns and nature of trade flows (in the context of both goods and services) in the context of the key issues in international economic relations.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to explain why countries gain from trade and what pattern of trade flows exist using classic trade theories.

    (LO2) Students will be able to explain why countries engage in trade protection, as well as predict and analyze the consequences that arise in case such protection is applied

    (LO3) Students will be able to explain how key flows of goods, services, money and physical capital are valued.  They will be able to use real and nominal exchange rates, understand, explain and apply the concept of PPP.

    (LO4) Students will be able to explain the reasons why trade blocs are formed and analyze and explain their costs and benefits.  They will also be able to distinguish between trade blocs among countries of similar as well as different development levels.  

    (LO5) Students will be able to explain why conflicts arise in the areas of labour migration and environmental pollution and suggest policy responses which may be used to correct such problems

    (LO6) Students will be able to explain the causes and consequences of financial crises and how financial contagion can spread from one country to another

    (LO7) Students will be able to explain the links between trade and capital flows and economic development using examples of the Latin American and East Asian countries

    (S1) Problem-solving skills

    (S2) numeracy

    (S3) commercial Awareness

    (S4) Communication skills

    (S5) It skills

    (S6) International awareness

    (S7) Lifelong learning skills

    (S8) Ethical awareness

  • Strategic Management and Business Policy (ULMS353)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    The module aims:

    to examine the basic principles of business strategy and consider alternative perspectives to the subject;

    to focus attention on the way strategic decisions are made and the influencing factors;

    to provide students with a critical understanding of the strategy process;

    to provide students with an understanding of the planning process through environmental and resource analysis;

    to provide students with a critical understanding of the concept of scenario planning, option selection and implementation.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Familiarity with the alternative approaches to strategic management.

    (LO2) An awareness and understanding of the 'strategic management' process

    (LO3) To think critically and analyse various sources of information relating to the management of strategy and business policy in organizations

    (LO4) The ability to conduct environmental and internal analyses

    (LO5) An awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of strategic analytical tools

    (LO6) An awareness of the range of forces that influence the formulation and implementation of strategy

    (LO7) To research and provide both academic and personal employment-relevant written communication concerning strategic management theories, policies and practices, in a human resource management context

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem solving skills

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) Teamwork

    (S5) Organisational skills

    (S6) Communication skills

    (S7) IT skills

    (S8) International awareness

    (S9) Lifelong learning skills

    (S10) Ethical awareness

Year Four Optional Modules

  • Business in Latin America (MKIB359)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting75:25
    Aims

    This module is designed to enable students to undertake an empirical study of the activities and organisation of domestic and foreign business in a significant area of the developing world. Students are expected to build upon the knowledge and techniques developed in earlier modules to understand and analyse critically the behaviour of companies, investors, regulators, employees and consumers in the Latin American economies.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) To develop students' knowledge and understanding of contemporary Latin American businesses.

    (LO2) To develop students' appreciation of the problems and opportunities facing companies in the Latin American environment and their responses.

    (LO3) To develop students' ability to synthesise quantitative and qualitative information and opinion from a range of sources.

    (LO4) To develop students' abilities of critical analysis.

    (LO5) To develop report writing skills.

    (LO6) To develop the student's capacity to join groups and engage in group work.

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem-solving skills

    (S3) Numeracy

    (S4) Teamwork

    (S5) Organisational skills

    (S6) Communication skills

    (S7) International awareness

    (S8) Ethical awareness

  • Corporate Governance (ACFI320)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    Aims

    The module aims to provide students with an understanding of the history and development of corporate governance and the key principles and systems that underpin corporate governance today. It also provides the opportunity to assess the practical application of corporate governance systems across major international organisations.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) understand the need for corporate governance and the reasons for its continued development;

    (LO2) understand the key principles within corporate governance frameworks, with specific reference to the UK Corporate Governance Code;

    (LO3) be able to critically analyse and discuss the corporate governance arrangements for several types of organisation.

    (S1) Organisational skills

    (S2) Communication skills

    (S3) International awareness

    (S4) Lifelong learning skills

    (S5) Ethical awareness

  • Critical Perspectives in Management (ULMS366)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting40:60
    Aims

    A primary aim of the module is to invite students to consider the consequences of traditional orthodox management theory and practice for people in organizations (including managers) and society at large, and to examine the extent to which critical theory can inform more humanist approaches to management thinking. It aims in particular:

    To provide students with a sound understanding of a variety of critical perspectives on management, and their relation to society;

    Provide students with the theoretical tools necessary for the critical analysis of the process of management from sociological and philosophical perspectives;

    To explore the extent to which critical theory can contribute to the
    development of progressive, alternative and future-oriented management thinking;

    To support the enhancement of skills in critical analysis, critical reflection, and written and spoken communication.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) A critical understanding of the theories, concepts and empirical work that constitute the field of critical management studies

    (LO2) A critical awareness of the multi-disciplinary aspects of management and the ability to critically analyse the activities of contemporary organizations

    (LO3) The ability to develop critical questions about organizations and the tools to carry out appropriate critical inquiry to pursue their resolution.

    (LO4) The ability to evaluate corporate activities with regard to their potentialconsequences for issues that are important from critical perspectives (such asequality, control, exploitation, and resistance)

    (LO5) The ability to craft and communicate arguments from different criticalperspectives

    (LO6) The ability to critically reflect on their own learning and envisage their futuremanagement practice critically

    (S1) Analytical skills

    (S2) Teamwork

    (S3) Organisational skills

    (S4) Analytical writing skills

    (S5) International awareness

    (S6) Ethical awareness

  • Independent Study Module (international Business) (MKIB335)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    This module aims to:

    give students the opportunity to study a subject of their choosing related to their specialist area of study;

    develop an expertise over that subject area;

    develop techniques which will improve research skills in problem definition, information collection, analysis, synthesis and reasoned argument;

    develop individual initiative and judgement;

    develop writing and other communication skills.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) To design and undertake an individual research project with supervision.

    (LO2) To defend the research proposal using oral and written communication skills.

    (LO3) To present a logical, critical and sustained argument in the final submission.

    (S1) Organisational Skills

    (S2) Communication Skills

    (S3) Lifelong Learning Skills

  • Independent Study Module (international Business) (MKIB336)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    This module aims:

    to give students the opportunity to study a subject of their choosing related to their specialist area of study;

    to develop an expertise over that subject area;

    to develop techniques which will improve research skills in problem definition, information collection, analysis, synthesis and reasoned argument;

    to develop individual initiative and judgement;

    to develop writing and other communication skills.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Design and undertake an individual research project with supervision.

    (LO2) To defend the research proposal using oral and written communication skills.

    (LO3) To present a logical, critical and sustained argument in the final submission.

    (S1) Organisational Skills

    (S2) Communication Skills

    (S3) Lifelong Learning Skills

  • International Marketing (MKIB356)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    This module aims:

    to introduce students to the international environment for marketing;

    to build an appreciation of how they might go about building international activities;

    to introduce students to the concept of global marketing management;

    to develop an understanding of the key types of international transitions.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to identify and write critically and creatively about a case study focused on the major changes in international marketing environments and their impact on the marketing activities of businesses.

    (LO2) Students will be able to produce clear visuals, e.g. properly-referenced diagrams, charts, stock images, graphs as well as text analysing international marketing theories.

    (LO3) Students will be able to develop marketing strategies appropriate to industrialised, developing and/or less developed economies, and identify and explain the relevant sources of information and analysis necessary to support the appropriate strategy.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Commercial awareness

    (S3) Organisational skills

    (S4) Communication skills

    (S5) IT skills

    (S6) International awareness

    (S7) Team work

  • Managing Knowledge for Innovation (ULMS352)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    The aims of this module are to:
    Provide students with a critical understanding of the theories, concepts, and alternative perspectives on knowledge and innovation management.
    Provide students with a critical understanding of different tools for managing knowledge and of the contingencies of their use.
    Introduce to the students current issues concerning knowledge and innovation management and their application within contemporary business and organisational environments.
    Support the development of subject specific and transferable skills necessary for future employment in careers that ultimately have a managerial component.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will demonstrate a critical understanding of alternative approaches to knowledge management in contemporary innovation-oriented organisations.

    (LO2) Students will be familiar with the core theories, concepts and empirical work that underpin the knowledge management for innovation.

    (LO3) Students will be to demonstrate an ability to analyse critically and to undertake independent research concerning knowledge management in an organizational context.

    (LO4) Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate the outcome of their research effectively.

    (LO5) Students will be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of practices and tools used to manage knowledge for innovation.

    (LO6) Students will demonstrate awareness of the range of factors that influence the practice, implementation, and success of knowledge management strategies and tools.

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem Solving Skills

    (S3) Numeracy (Pre-Requisite)

    (S4) Commercial Awareness

    (S5) Teamwork

    (S6) Organisational Skills

    (S7) Communication Skills

    (S8) IT Skills

    (S9) International Awareness

    (S10) Lifelong Learning Skills

    (S11) Ethical Awareness

  • Psychological Approaches to Decision-making (ULMS351)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting60:40
    Aims

    This module aims to provide students with the concepts and theories relevant to the cognitive and emotional aspects of decision-making at the individual, group and organizational levels. Particular attention is paid to the problems and potential pitfalls of making decisions amidst uncertainty and conflict including potential pressure to act in an ethically questionable manner. The module also considers negotiated decisions and cognitive techniques for stimulating creativity, innovation and problem-solving.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will be able to demonstrate an awareness of the main terms used within the psychology of decision-making

    (LO2) Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the major cognitive, social and emotional processes that influence the nature of individual, group and organizational decision-making.

    (LO3) Students will be able to demonstrate ability to deal with conflicting evidence and 'data' within decision-making contexts and to recognise the limitations of 'evidence' used with the decision.

    (LO4) Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the manner in which social and environmental factors can inform and shape the process of decision-making through team-work and group discussion.

    (LO5) Students will be able to work with others in problem-solving and negotiating teams and to reflect upon the major psycho-social processes involved in that activity.

    (S1) Adaptability

    (S2) Problem-solving skills

    (S3) Numeracy

    (S4) Commercial awareness

    (S5) Teamwork

    (S6) Organisational skills

    (S7) Communication skills

    (S8) IT skills

    (S9) International awareness

    (S10) Lifelong learning skills

    (S11) Ethical awareness

  • The Football Business (ULMS370)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting75:25
    Aims

    The module aims:
    to enhance students’ understanding and knowledge of the key issues surrounding the contemporary football business and associated industries.
    to encourages students to apply their knowledge of economics, business and management to the football industry.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of the key issues surrounding the contemporary football business and associated industries;

    (LO2) Students will demonstrate an ability to apply business and management concepts to the football industry;

    (LO3) Students will develop their abilities to analyse critically, synthesise ideas and write reports and opinions.

    (S1) Problem-solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) Team-work

    (S5) Organisational skills

    (S6) Communication skills

    (S7) IT skills

    (S8) International awareness

    (S9) Lifelong learning skills

    (S10) Ethical awareness

  • Tourism (MKIB337)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
    Aims

    The aim of this module is to provide a coherent framework through which the structure, management and organisation of the tourism industry can be understood and the nature of tourism demand explained. The study of tourism depends on and draws from a wide range of disciplines. Consideration of tourism consumer behaviour involves elements of sociology and psychology, whilst concerns for the impacts of tourism cannot be fully understood without reference to economics, geography and planning. Consequently a multi-disciplinary approach will be adopted and the inter-relationships explored.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Define and analyse the nature of contemporary tourism demand

    (LO2) Understand factors influencing the tourist experience

    (LO3) Understand the structure, management and organisation of the Tourism Industry

    (LO4) Understand the role of tourism in the economic development of a country

    (LO5) Appraise the practical implications of the wider impacts of tourism including, environmental, social and cultural impacts

    (LO6) Identify a range of issues, current and future, facing the Tourism Industry

    (S1) Problem-solving skills

    (S2) Commercial awareness

    (S3) Communication skills

    (S4) International awareness

    (S5) Lifelong learning skills

    (S6) Ethical awareness

The programme detail and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.


Teaching and Learning

The principal forms of teaching are lectures and seminars. Lectures will normally be supported by material such as hand-outs and presentations.
Seminars give the opportunity for detailed discussion of a topic under the direction of a tutor. You are normally expected to prepare work in advance for seminars and may be expected to present work or give presentations from time to time. On some modules, such as quantitative techniques and IT, seminars may take the form of practical sessions using our PC suites.

All our degrees depend on you spending a good part of the week in private or group study in preparation for lectures and seminars. This involves making extensive use of the excellent library and IT facilities, just one minute’s walk away from the Management School.


Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations. The exact weighting will vary from one module to another. As well as individual assignments and exams, you may also be assessed on group reports and presentations.