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COMBINED SUBJECTS:

 

BUSINESS

 

SUBJECT SPECIFICATION

 

FACULTY OF BUSINESS, LAW AND TOURISM

 

SUNDERLAND BUSINESS SCHOOL

 

 

 

 

Date of Validation Event:

November 23rd-26th 2016

Date Approved by QMSC:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Version History

 

Version

Occasion of Change

Change Author

Last Modified

1.0

Revised to fit/comply with changes to the Undergraduate Business and Management Suite of Programmes

Mathew Teale

Created January 2011

2.0

Revised to fit/comply with changes to the Undergraduate Business and Management Suite of Programmes

Mark Winter

May 2016

3.0

Revised post Periodic Review event in line with requirements

Karen Hadley

November 2016

4.0

Updated learning outcomes, programme structure and matrix. Updated annex with previous programme information

Kirsty Potts

March 2017

CORE INFORMATION

 

Subject title: BA/BSc (Hons) depending on the balance of subjects studied

Target award: As above

Interim or exit awards: Certificate of Higher Education

Diploma of Higher Education

Ordinary Degree

Awarding body: University of Sunderland

Programme Assessment Board: CSP

 

 

QAA subject benchmark(s) applicable

http://www.qaa.ac.uk/en/Publications/Documents/SBS-business-management-15.pdf

 

 

QAA Framework for Higher Education Qualifications

http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance/publication/?PubID=2718#.WLlNIm-LSUl

 

 

NICATS level descriptors

https://docushare.sunderland.ac.uk/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-679/AD14a+-+NICATS+Level+Descriptors.pdf

 

 

National credit guidelines http://bookshop.universitiesUK.ac.uk/downloads/Burgess_credit_report.pdf

 

 

University of Sunderland credit framework and regulations

https://docushare.sunderland.ac.uk/docushare/dsweb/View/Collection-247

 

 

Modes of delivery and duration:

 

Tick all that apply

Min number of years

Max number of years

Intake dates (months)

Any other issues

Full-time

3

9

September

Major, Dual or Minor

Part-time

 

 

 

 

 

Sandwich

4

12

September

 

 

 

  1. AIMS OF THE SUBJECT

In accordance with the rationale for the Undergraduate Business and Management Programme Suite, changes are also proposed for the provision of business as a subject within the Combined Subjects Programme (CSP). Within the CSP and within the existing business and management offering the most popular subject area by far has been business management. It is therefore proposed to offer “Business” as a generic business subject (major, duals and minor) within the CSP.

 

  1. To enable students to demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of business and the external environment in which it operates.
  2. To develop students with a range of business specific and transferable skills which will prepare them for a career within a wide range of commercial and not-for-profit organisations.

 


  1. LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

3.1Graduate Academic Learning Outcomes

These are intellectual and academic learning skills that are common to all subject areas.  All of these must be addressed by all subjects within the programme. These are:

 

KNOWLEDGE

Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of one subject including areas of specialism (Major) and a knowledge of the scope of one subject and of one area of specialism (Minor); demonstrate a sound knowledge of a subject including some areas of specialism within it (Dual); demonstrate an understanding of the methodology and techniques of a subject (Major/Minor/Dual)

 

GK1

Level 4 - demonstrate the factual base for further study of a subject; demonstrate the conceptual and methodological base for the further study of a subject.

 

GK2

Level 5 - demonstrate knowledge of a range of specialisms within a subject (Major) OR of one specialism within a subject (Minor); demonstrate knowledge of some specialisms within a subject (Dual); demonstrate a detailed/limited/partial knowledge of the range of concepts and methods within a subject (Major/Minor/Dual).

 

GK3

Level 6 - demonstrate a knowledge in depth of a representative range of specialisms within one subject (Major) OR of one specialism within a subject (Minor); demonstrate a knowledge in depth of some specialisms within a subject (Dual); undertake an independent study of one area within a subject; generate new data and information; demonstrate an awareness of the impermanence and fluidity of knowledge.

 

SKILLS

Analysis – demonstrate the ability to analyse data and situations using appropriate methods; critically review evidence and arguments; evaluate competing and/or contrasting ideas.

 

GA1

Level 4 – analyse a limited range of data under guidance; evaluate a limited range of evidence and argument under guidance.

GA2

Level 5 - analyse data with limited guidance; compare evidence and arguments; apply theories/concepts to evidence.

GA3

Level 6 - analyse new and unfamiliar data and information; evaluate evidence and arguments against self-generated criteria; evaluate competing ideas and theories

 

Synthesis - demonstrate the ability to synthesise different elements of knowledge; and devise solutions to problems.

 

GS1

Level 4 - group/collate ideas and information under guidance

GS2

Level 5 - reformulate a range of information for a given purpose.

GS3

Level 6  - use information and ideas to solve problems; generate original reformations of information

 

 

Combined Subjects Transferable Skills

These skills will be achieved through either/both subjects or via CSP core progress modules at level 4 and level 5 within the programme.

KS1

Communication: be able to present complex issues in a variety of ways including oral, written and visual means of communication either individually or as a member of a group.

KS2

Numeracy: be able to apply a basic level of numeracy, though many will achieve a much higher level depending upon the subjects being studied.

KS3

IT: including use of word processing and other IT packages appropriate to the subjects being studied, students should also be able to communicate using email, and should be familiar with internet usage.

KS4

Team working: and be able to participate effectively in joint discussion, decision making, planning, allocation of and production of work, setting objectives, providing peer feedback and responding to peer feedback.

KS5

Manage and develop own self: should have demonstrated a commitment to learning and self-motivation, and should be able to identify and meet objectives and deadlines.

KS6

Problem solving: should be able to identify and use appropriate methods to explore, plan, implement, and justify solutions to problems.

 

A Matrix mapping the Modules against Generic Learning Outcomes of Graduate Learning Skills and Combined Subjects Transferable Skills is attached as Appendix 1.

 

 

3.2 Subject Learning Outcomes (Major/Dual/Minor)

 

Outcomes by Level (Major/Dual/Minor)

By the end of this Level of the programme successful students should know, be able to demonstrate, or be able to do the following:

 

Level 4

 

Knowledge

K1 An introductory knowledge and understanding of the major theories, practices and concepts in the organizational and functional areas of finance, marketing, organizational behaviour, human resource management and business management

K2 Identify and describe the ethical, legal, social, and economic environments of business, from a domestic and international perspective

K3 An introductory level of knowledge and understanding of the inter and intra personal skills, attitudes and behaviours that create an inter-culturally competent, career-ready business graduate.

 

Skills

S1Display the ability to motivate, communicate, work in teams from a range of cultural backgrounds and as an individual in a range of scenarios.

S2 Explain and apply a range of problem-solving practices and techniques for making business-related decisions.

S3 Display and demonstrate self-awareness of what is needed by future managers and leaders to build relationships with a diverse range of people.

 

Level 5

 

Knowledge

K4 An analytical understanding of a wide range of theories and conceptual frameworks from appropriate disciplines relevant to Business Management.

K5A detailed and critical understanding of the issues and problems which affect Business and Management in order to be able to debate and interpret how a range of management procedures and processes allow for effective decision-making in pursuit of a range of different objectives in businesses including service excellence, innovation and/or stakeholder relationships

K6 Discuss and debate the impact of the external environment (domestic and international)

Including economic, ethical, legal, political, sociological and technological influences

K7 A developed knowledge and understanding of the inter and intra personal skills, attitudes and behaviours that create an inter-culturally competent, career-ready business graduate

 

Skills

S4Construct/ evaluate information to generate ideas to make decisions for a range of scenarios

S5 Development and organization of self and others to achieve successful business and personal outcomes

 

Level 6 

 

Knowledge

K8 Critically evaluate and synthesise ideas, concepts and practices from appropriate pathway disciplines relevant to Business Management.

K9 Evaluate and assess the ethical obligations and responsibilities of business for the purpose of responsible and sustainable business management having due regard for the environments in which they function.

K10 Interpret, analyse, evaluate and propose options that contribute to business policies, strategies and innovative practices for Business Management.

K11 A detailed knowledge and understanding of the inter and intra personal skills, attitudes and behaviours that create an inter-culturally competent, career-ready business graduate.

 

Skills

S6 Build a range of routines for self-analysis and an awareness and/or sensitivity to diversity in terms of people and cultures.

S7  Construct and critically evaluate a range of business data, sources of information and appropriate methodologies, including the use and application of digital platforms for evidence-based research and decision-making.

S8. Innovate, conceptualise, synthesize and evaluate a range of ideas and solutions for contemporary business management scenarios.

 

Non-Honours (Ordinary) degree

Students awarded an Ordinary degree will have achieved the majority of the learning outcomes above. However they will have gained fewer credits at Level 6 than students awarded an Honours degree. Their knowledge will typically be less broad and they will typically be less proficient in higher-level skills such as independent learning.

 

 

4.  SUBJECT STRUCTURE AND CONTENT AND REQUIREMENTS

Business will all be offered as major, duals and minor, in Full Time mode and will be defined as: B.A. The length of study will be either 3 or 4 years depending on whether the student opts for a placement year at the end of Level 5

 

4.1Distinctiveness

Level 4: The aim of Level 4 is to present an introduction and foundations of the study of Business and Management. To achieve this, this Level has been structured around six themes; Personal and Professional development and then five ‘Pillars of Business’: Management; Operational Aspects of Management; Marketing; HRM and Talent Development; and Accounting and Finance. Five of these themes can apply to the Combined Studies programme, depending whether students are taking Business as a major, minor or dual.

 

Pillars of Business

  • Management through ‘Introduction to Managing and Leading People’, this module aims to develop an understanding of the foundations for the study of management and leadership by presenting the dimensions of the study of management. This is a core module for all Combined Honours students.
  • Operational Aspects of Management through ‘Introduction to Business Operations and Services’, this module aims to present the processes, techniques and practices which allow a Business to ‘function’ including decision making and services.
  • Marketing through ‘Introduction to Marketing’, the aim of this module is to present the core concepts of marketing including the marketing concept, marketing research, market segmentation and targeting, marketing mix – 4P’s to 7P’s and marketing planning.
  • HRM and Talent Development ‘Introduction to HRM and Talent Development’, this module aims to present the notion that the effective organisation and deployment of human resources is essential to its survival and growth. The module will introduce students to the cornerstones of HRM cycle.
  • Accounting and Finance through ‘Introduction to Accounting and Finance’, this module aims to introduction to three key areas within the field of accounting and finance; financial accounting, management accounting, and business finance. Main areas of study addressing financial accounting include the fundamental accounting concepts and conventions, and understanding, interpretation, and preparation of key financial statements.

Business as a subject within the Combined Subjects Programme allows students to combine business with a wide choice of non-business subjects. At Levels 5 and 6 there is a core strand of business management, strategy and theory, as well as a choice of business specialisms. After completing Level 5, students majoring in Business can go on a business placement and at Level 6 submit a research document based on that placement experience. All these features make Business within the Combined Subjects Programme a very distinctive offering.


4.2  Subject requirements

Subject structure tables have been devised to show the core and designated option modules for the proposed ‘business’ subject as majors, duals and minors. The ‘business’ subject will be combined with a non-business subjects offered within the Combined Subjects Programme.

 

4.2aMajor

 

Level 4:

Core:

UGB164 Introduction to Managing and Leading People (20 Credits)

 

Options (1 from):

UGB161 Introduction to Marketing (20 Credits)

UGB162 Introduction to HRM and Talent Development (20 Credits)

UGB163 Introduction to Accounting and Finance (20 Credits)

UGB165 Introduction to Business Operations and Services (20 Credits)

 

Level 5:

Core:

UGB261 Management Thought (20 Credits)

 

Options:

UGB249 Contemporary Developments in HR (20 Credits)

UGB251 Employment Cycle (20 Credits)

UGB252 Financial Reporting for Business (20 Credits)

UGB253 Management Accounting for Business (20 Credits)

UGB254 Fundamentals of Business Finance (20 Credits)

UGB262 Quality Management for Organisational Excellence (20 Credits)

UGB264 Business Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability (20 Credits)

UGB265 Digital Marketing (20 Credits)

UGB266 Marketing Management and Metrics (20 Credits)

 

Level 6:

Core:

UGB362 Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation (20 Credits)

SIM336 Strategic Management (20 Credits)

 

Core (if students have undertaken a 48 week placement:

UGB373 Applied Professional Practice 2 (40 Credits)

 

Options:

UGB363 Strategic Corporate Finance (20 Credits)

UGB371 Managing and Leading Change (20 Credits)

UGB372 Marketing in a Digital World (20 Credits)

 

Note a minimum of 140 credits must be studied across Levels 5 and 6 with at least 60 at Level 6.

 


4.2bDual

 

Level 4:

Core:

UGB164 Introduction to Managing and Leading People (20 Credits)

 

Options (1 from):

UGB161 Introduction to Marketing (20 Credits)

UGB162 Introduction to HRM and Talent Development (20 Credits)

UGB163 Introduction to Accounting and Finance (20 Credits)

UGB165 Introduction to Business Operations and Services (20 Credits)

 

Level 5:

Core:

UGB261 Management Thought (20 Credits)

 

Options:

UGB249 Contemporary Developments in HR (20 Credits)

UGB251 Employment Cycle (20 Credits)

UGB252 Financial Reporting for Business (20 Credits)

UGB253 Management Accounting for Business (20 Credits)

UGB262 Quality Management for Organisational Excellence (20 Credits)

UGB264 Business Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability (20 Credits)

UGB265 Digital Marketing (20 Credits)

UGB266 Marketing Management and Metrics (20 Credits)

 

Level 6:

Core:

UGB362 Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation (20 Credits)

SIM336 Strategic Management (20 Credits)

 

Options:

UGB363 Strategic Corporate Finance (20 Credits)

UGB371 Managing and Leading Change (20 Credits)

UGB372 Marketing in a Digital World (20 Credits)

 

Note a minimum of 100 credits must be studied across Levels 5 and 6 with at least 40 credits at Level 6.

 


4.2cMinor

 

 

Level 4:

Core:

UGB164 Introduction to Managing and Leading People (20 Credits)

 

Options (1 from):

UGB161 Introduction to Marketing (20 Credits)

UGB162 Introduction to HRM and Talent Development (20 Credits)

UGB163 Introduction to Accounting and Finance (20 Credits)

 

Level 5:

Core:

UGB261 Management Thought (20 Credits)

Options:

UGB249 Contemporary Developments in HR (20 Credits)

UGB251 Employment Cycle (20 Credits)

UGB252 Financial Reporting for Business (20 Credits)

UGB253 Management Accounting for Business (20 Credits)

UGB262 Quality Management for Organisational Excellence (20 Credits)

UGB264 Business Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability (20 Credits)

UGB265 Digital Marketing (20 Credits)

UGB266 Marketing Management and Metrics (20 Credits)

 

Level 6:

Core:

SIM336 Strategic Management (20 Credits)

 

Options:

UGB362 Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation (20 Credits)

UGB363 Strategic Corporate Finance (20 Credits)

UGB371 Managing and Leading Change (20 Credits)

UGB372 Marketing in a Digital World (20 Credits)

 

Note a minimum of 60 credits must be studied across Levels 2 and 3 with at least 20 at Level 6.

 


4.3 Placements, study abroad and other work experience opportunities

 

Study Abroad

Students have the opportunity to study abroad. Where students wish to study abroad at a University partner institute, the Subject Leader will provide advice to the student on the equivalence of the preferred place of study to their UK subject. Students majoring in Business will also be able to take a work placement year abroad, though opportunities tend to be more limited.

 

Placement/Work-based Learning Placements and Employability skills

Students majoring in Business may choose to undertake an optional Business placement at the end of Level 5. The placement does not carry any credit value and will not be assessed, but students are nevertheless strongly encouraged to undertake one. Although not assessed, students will have the opportunity to base their dissertation on their work experience. This may involve the identification of an organizational problem which can be considered, refined and researched. In this way students will have the opportunity to reflect on their placement experience, to undertake and include research of a more academic nature and demonstrate a strategic level of analysis based on their Level 5 and 6 studies.

 

During Level 5 all students majoring in Business will attend a pre-placement workshop in which the role and value of the placement is explained. The Faculty's Placement Office will support the student in identifying potential placements, in the preparation of CV's and in the completion of application forms. It will offer continuing support and guidance throughout the year.  Students on placement will also attend a mid-placement conference to encourage reflection on what has been learned to date, the sharing amongst students of placement experience and good practice. A member of staff from the Faculty will normally visit the student in the host organisation at least once. In addition, the student will be supported in the organisation by a host supervisor who will monitor his/her vocational development.

 

5.TEACHING AND LEARNING (See teaching, learning and assessment matrix, Appendix 3)

 

5.1   Teaching and Learning Overview

The focus of the ‘learning strategy is ‘'Learning Centred Paradigm' - i.e. it situates learners at the centre of their learning journey.  It empowers and motivates students, creates engagement, enhances satisfaction and supports student achievement. Some assessment will be formative, for example the use of quizzes to test prior learning. Others will carry only a small percentage of the total summative mark yet provide the opportunity for formative feedback. The focus throughout the programmes is on innovative teaching and active learning. Even our lectures will involve interactive delivery and other activities will play a major role in the teaching and learning strategy. Problem based learning in contact time will develop your intellectual and work related skills. For example, you may work in small teams to explore issues or a problem in a business management situation. This exploration aims to allow you to establish what knowledge is needed in order to resolve or manage a situation. Activities will be participative and student centred. You will be required to find data, analyse and draw conclusions. Provision of feedback will enable them to check your own learning. Inquiry led learning will involve the use of the inquiry based pedagogical practices to develop inquisitive and confident people who are able to dissect, challenge and debate issues. The use of Sunspace and other e-learning technologies will support the learning process across the Programme. All modules will have a Sunspace presence, but wider programme use of Sunspace will be guided and monitored through the learning enhancement processes within the Faculty. e-learning will be encouraged across the levels to support and develop student understanding. This will be encouraged through the use of the virtual learning environment including the use of the MAHARA (e-portfolio) system. For all modules the use of virtual learning is a key teaching resource employed by the module leader. The primary purpose of the programme is to develop scholarly professionals; graduates who understand how all the units of a business function together to create success; know how to manage business operations and make informed decisions, and have the ability to create vision and lead change that helps their organisations to achieve successful strategies in the challenging environments in which they operate.

 

6.0ASSESSMENT

 

6.1Assessment Strategies

The assessment strategy is integral to the teaching and learning philosophy. The assessment strategy aims to allow you to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application of business management principles and concepts. It also allows you to demonstrate skills of criticality and evaluation within a business management context. The use of formative assessment allows you to take risks and test theories with the aim of extending knowledge and confidence without fear of failure, thus encouraging a deep approach to learning. Assessment methods aim to allow you to demonstrate breadth and depth of directed and independent research. The assessment strategy at Level 4 is based on an approach that allows for formative feedback throughout the modules. The process of formative assessment will be supported by detailed feedback to increase confidence and complement the summative assessment tasks. A range of feedback methods will be used across the programme including peer-to-peer, group, class and sample based, as well as individual tutor to learner. Detailed assessment criteria will support each assessment to guide both students and tutors.  At Level 4 additional resource will be devoted to this in order for students to build confidence and benchmark their achievements. At Levels 5 and 6 assessments will involve you synthesising and applying a number of concepts. There will be an increase in the amount of research-based coursework as you progress through the programme. As well as including academic research based on reading, analysis and evaluation of academic papers, you will research in the general sense of finding out and then applying, evaluating, analysing, comparing and recommending. A combination of individual and group work will be used in Levels 4 and 5.  At Level 6 the emphasis will be on individual summative assessment that includes examinations where subject programmes reflect the assessment requirements of any respective professional bodies, for example the Chartered Institute of Marketing. There is a diversity of assessment methods across our programmes with different assessments being tailored and utilised according to the specific requirements of each module and each programme, for example the three core employability modules make use of professional assessment methods such as learning logs and professional development plans; Critical Debate in Professional Practice in Level 6 uses exhibition posters, whilst Understanding Business at Level 4 involves presentations to a panel akin to Dragon's Den. In addition each of the programmes will draw down on a range of assessment instruments including case studies, reports and increasingly practical active learning strategies such as the production of 'artefacts’ and more specialised professional assessment reflecting skills associated with professional identity and employment.

 

See teaching, learning and assessment matrix, Appendix 3

 

See generic assessment criteria for the subject as Appendix 4

 


7. STUDENT SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE

 

7.1 Mechanisms

 

  1. ADMISSIONS

To qualify for entry the subject candidates normally possess the following qualifications:

          UCAS points or Level 3 Key Skills qualifications as specified on the University website https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/

          Three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language OR

          A minimum of level 2 Key Skills Communication and Application of Number

The University of Sunderland is an advocate of lifelong learning and widening participation and recognizes the value of both academic and vocational qualifications. Factors such as work experience or vocational training will be taken into account when considering an application. The admissions tutor for the programme will have discretionary power to assess each case on individual merit. Students applying with English as a second language will be required to have achieved as a minimum IELTS 6.0 to commence the programme.

 

 

  1. SUBJECT  MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY ASSURANCE

The programme is managed and quality assured through the University’s standard processes. Programmes are overseen by Module and Programme Studies Boards that include student representatives. Each year each module leader provides a brief report on the delivery of the module, identifying strengths and areas for development, and the programme team reviews the programme as a whole.  The purpose of this is to ensure that the programme is coherent and up-to-date, with suitable progression from one Stage to another, and a good fit (alignment) between what is taught and how students learn and are assessed - the learning outcomes, content and types of teaching, learning and assessment. Student achievement, including progress between Stages of the programme and degree classification, is kept under review. The programme review report is sent to the Faculty Quality Management Sub-Committee that in turn reports issues to the University’s Quality Management Sub-Committee (QMSC) and Student Success Committee. External examiners are appointed to oversee and advise on the assessment of the programme. They ensure that the standards of the programme are comparable with those of similar programmes elsewhere in the UK and are also involved in the assessment process to make sure that it is fair. They are invited to comment on proposed developments to the programme. Their reports are sent to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) as well as to the Faculty so that issues of concern can be addressed. The University reviews all programmes on a six-yearly cycle to identify good practice and areas for enhancement. Programmes are revalidated through this review process. These reviews include at least one academic specialist in the subject area concerned from another UK university. The University is subject to external review by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education on a six-year cycle.

 

A designated Subject Leader for the Combined Subjects provision is responsible for Business and represents the subject area at the Combined Subjects Programme Assessment and Studies Boards. This ensures that issues arising across a number of subjects can be identified and a common approach adopted, also that good practice in managing Combined Subjects provision can be shared. Each year the Subject Leader makes an annual report to Faculty QMSC and thence to the Combined Studies Programme Board, as part of the CSP annual monitoring report, examining the achievements and other aspects of students’ experiences, and reporting difficulties and successes. This ensures consistency and communication between subject areas and the Combined Subjects programme overall in managing quality issues. Business CSP is overseen at module level by a subject external examiner – (this is normally the external examiner who oversees the single Honours subject area).  The subject is overseen at programme level by the CSP programme external examiners who are responsible for ensuring equity of experience in both subjects at programme level.

 

 

10. LEARNING RESOURCES

Sunderland Business School is located at St Peter's Riverside, where students also have access to out of hours IT provision in the Prospect Building, and to Library/Information Services. Within the Reg Vardy Centre, there are a total of 30 teaching rooms, varying in capacity. Each room is equipped with whiteboard, screen, OHP, video and data projection and Internet connection. Other equipment, such as video cameras and slide projectors, is bookable via the technical help desk. In the past year, some of the accommodation for postgraduate learners has been upgraded and now includes more comfortable seating. The Prospect Building houses two 200 seat lecture theatres and one state-of-the-art 400-seat lecture theatre. The largest - the Sir Tom Cowie Lecture Theatre - contains a full range of state of the art audiovisual, video projection and presentation facilities including full video conferencing facilities. There are three computer laboratories, including the atrium, within the Reg Vardy Centre, one of which is for open access, and two prioritised for teaching but available for open access when not in use for that purpose. All PCs have Internet access, student email and Sunspace access, as well as standard word processing, spreadsheet and presentational software. The technical helpdesk provides computing support to students from 0830 until 1700 (out of hours Telephone support 1700 -8.30), and 24-hour access is available in the adjacent St Peter’s Library and the Murray Library in term time. The IT provision within the Faculty is being continually upgraded. There are currently 63 student PCs based in 3 locations, all of which have a standard desktop currently running Windows XP and Vista as the operating system and Microsoft Office 2007, SPSS, Minitab and any other additional specialist software required by the students. You can also gain access to computing facilities within the David Goldman Centre adjacent to the Faculty and to St. Peter’s Library during term time. These facilities provide 24/7 access to all University students. St. Peter’s Campus has a wireless network for cable free laptop access to the internet. Anti-virus software and USB wireless adaptors are loaned free of charge by the libraries in order to facilitate student use of the wireless network. PC, mono and colour laser printing, scanning and photocopying facilities are provided in St. Peter’s Library and the Campus Learning Resource Centre. Academic staff, researchers, part time students, distance learners, postgraduates on taught courses and students on placement may also use other University libraries participating in the Sconul Access scheme. There are well developed regional networks which provide staff and students with access to a range of other libraries. The Libraries Access Sunderland Scheme (LASh) gives students access to the college and public libraries in the City of Sunderland, and through Tyne & Wear Information Resources for Learning (TWIRL), to all the further education college libraries in Tyne and Wear.  All students may use the interlibrary loans service through which items not in the library stock are obtained from the British Library Document Supply Centre. Journal articles are sent via Secure Electronic Delivery, so students and staff can download the document via an encrypted email. Undergraduate and postgraduate students are allowed 25 and 65 requests respectively in any academic year. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Appendix 1

 

 

 

 

SITS SUMMARY PROGRAMME/SHORT COURSE DETAILS

(Form to be completed electronically by the Faculty and  forwarded to the QAE Quality Officer supporting the Approval event, or sent to MISD for faculty devolved processes before sending to QAE)

SUBJECT  DETAILS

 

Exit Award: Title of Subject/award

Business / BA (Hons) depending on the balance of subjects

Subject Balances Offered

Major, and dual and minor

If replacement for existing, specify title of old

 

Faculty:

Business, Law and Tourism

Department:

Sunderland Business School

SITS Programme/Short Course code[1]

 

Programme Studies Board[2]

Combined Subjects PSB

UCAS code[3] (if applicable). 

 

JACS code

N100

Qualification Level / Qualification Aim

BA (Hons) or BSc.(Hons) depending on the balance of subjects

Modes of delivery and duration:

 

Full time: Yes,  3 years

Sandwich: Yes, 4 years

Part time: No 

Work Based Learning: No

On-campus: Yes

Off-campus: No

Other subject combinations not allowed with this subject:

None

Subject  Leader:

Mark Winter

Date of Approval /Modification/Review

November 2016

Date of next review (QAE to complete)

2022/23

Start date of programme/Short Course

 

Number of intakes per annum and likely month(s) intake(s) starts.

One/September

 

FUNDING DETAILS

 

Confirm funding arrangements for programme e.g. HEFCE/TDA/NHS/Other[4]

HEFCE

If it is TDA, is it primary/secondary/F.E./Other (please state)

 

Is the programme Open or Closed[5]:

Open

 

ACCREDITING BODY

No

 

PROGRAMME SPECIFIC REGULATIONS

Are there to be programme specific regulations?   No

 

COLLABORATIVE:

UK: No    Overseas: No

 

INTERIM AWARD SCHEDULE

 

Interim award title

Credits required

Interim structure

Certificate in Higher Education

120

Any

Diploma in Higher Education

240

Any

Pass (Ordinary Degree)

300

Level 4 plus Level 5 plus 60 credits at Level 6

 

 

DETAILS SUPPLIED BY:………………………………………        DATE:…………….………………………..

 

 

 

For QAE  use only:  Circulation list: Quality Assurance & Enhancement (files), MISD (J Ruffell, L Warner), Admissions  (E Wilson), Recruitment (Les  Brown, Catryn Davies), Student Office (L Dixon), Examinations (A. Brownbridge), Planning (Amanda Watson), Learning Development Services (Malcolm Creen) Central Timetabling (Lesley Scott)  + for collaborative programmes: SRBP Carole Green/Peter Elliott, Marketing (Judith Green)

 

 


Appendix 2

Modules mapped against Graduate Learning Skills and CS transferable Skills

 

GK1

GK2

GK3

GA1

GA2

GA3

GS1

GS2

GS3

KS1

KS2

KS3

KS4

KS5

KS6

Module Title

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UGB161 Introduction to Marketing

 

 

 

 

 

 

TDA

TDA

T

UGB162 Introduction to HRM and Talent Development

 

 

TDA

TDA

TDA

TDA

T

UGB163 Introduction to Accounting and Finance

 

 

 

TDA

 

TDA

T

UGB164 Introduction to Managing and Leading People

 

 

 

 

TDA

TDA

TD

TDA

T

UGB165 Introduction to Business Operations & Services

 

 

TDA

TDA

TDA

T

UGB249 Contemporary Developments in HR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TDA

TDA

UGB251 Employment Cycle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TDA

TDA

UGB252 Financial Reporting for Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

TDA

TDA

TDA

UGB253 Management Accounting for Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

TDA

TDA

TDA

UGB261 Management Thought

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TDA

TDA

UGB262 Quality Mgmt for Organisational Excellence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TDA

TDA

UGB264 Business Ethics, Responsibility & Sustainability

 

 

 

 

 

 

TDA

TDA

UGB265 Digital Marketing

 

 

 

 

 

 

TD

TDA

TDA

UGB266 Marketing Management and Metrics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TDA

TDA

UGB362 Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation

 

 

 

 

 

 

TDA

TDA

SIM336 Strategic Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TDA

TDA

UGB363 Strategic Corporate Finance

 

 

 

 

 

 

TDA

TDA

TDA

UGB371 Managing and Leading Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TDA

TDA

UGB373 Applied Professional Practice 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TD

TDA

TDA

 

Key:(for GL Skills)  X – Covered  

          (for CS Transferable Skills)T – if skill is taught

D – if skill is developed

A – if the skill is assessed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA (Hons) Combined Subjects Provision from Business and Management – Matrix of Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and Assessment of Learning Outcomes

 

Level 4

Module

Code

Core / Option

Modes of T&L

Modes of Assessment

S1

S2

S3

K1

K2

K3

Introduction to Marketing

UGB161

Core

Lectures, Workshops, Learning alignment sessions, Virtual Learning, Self-directed Study/Independent Study

Report

 

 

 

Introduction to HRM and Talent Development

UGB162

Option

Lectures, Workshops, Learning alignment sessions, Virtual Learning, Self-directed Study/Independent Study

Group Presentation

Individual Report

Introduction to Accounting and Finance

UGB163

Option

Lectures, Workshops, Learning alignment sessions, Virtual Learning, Self-directed Study/Independent Study

Case Study or Developed

Scenario

 

Introduction to Managing and Leading People

UGB164

Option

Lectures, Workshops, Learning alignment sessions, Virtual Learning, Self-directed Study/Independent Study

Academic Poster

 

 

Introduction to Business Operations and Services

UGB165

Option

Lectures, Workshops, Learning alignment sessions, Virtual Learning, Self-directed Study/Independent Study

Report

 

Level 5

Module

Code

Core / Option

Modes of T&L

Modes of Assessment

S4

S5

K4

K5

K6

K7

Management Thought

UGB261

Core

Lectures, Workshops, Learning enhancement seminars, Virtual Learning, Self

MCQ

 

Quality Management for Organisational Excellence

UGB262

Option

Lectures, Workshops, Learning enhancement seminars, Virtual Learning, Self

Individual Report

 

Contemporary Developments in HR

UGB249

Option

Lectures, Workshops, Learning enhancement seminars, Virtual Learning, Self

Artefacts Exhibition

 

 

 

Employment Cycle

UGB251

Option

Lectures, Workshops, Learning enhancement seminars, Virtual Learning, Self

Group Presentation with a Reflective Report

Individual Report

 

 

 

Financial Reporting for Business

UGB252

Option

Lectures, Workshops, Learning enhancement seminars, Virtual Learning, Self

Individual Coursework

 

 

 

Management Accounting for Business

UGB253

Option

Lectures, Workshops, Learning enhancement seminars, Virtual Learning, Self

Individual Coursework

 

 

 

Business ESR

UGB264

Option

Lectures, Workshops, Learning enhancement seminars, Virtual Learning, Self

Individual Coursework

 

 

Digital Marketing

UGB265

Option

Lectures, Workshops, Learning enhancement seminars, Virtual Learning, Self

Exam

 

 

 

Marketing Management and Metrics

UGB266

Option

Lectures, Workshops, Learning enhancement seminars, Virtual Learning, Self

Individual Report

 

 

 

 

Level 6

Module

Code

Core / Option

Modes of T&L

Modes of Assessment

S6

S7

S8

K8

K9

K10

K11

Strategic Management

SIM336

Core

Lectures, Workshops, Learning enhancement seminars, Virtual Learning, Self

Individual Coursework

 

Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation

UGB362

Option

Lectures, Workshops, Learning enhancement seminars, Virtual Learning, Self

Individual Report

 

 

 

Strategic Corporate Finance

UGB363

Option

Lectures, Workshops, Learning enhancement seminars, Virtual Learning, Self

Individual assignment

 

 

Managing and Leading Change

UGB371

Option

Lectures, Workshops, Learning enhancement seminars, Virtual Learning, Self

Individual Report

 

Marketing in a Digital World

UGB372

Core

Lectures, Workshops, Learning enhancement seminars, Virtual Learning, Self

Individual Report

 

 

 

Applied Professional Practice 2

UGB373

Core

(Placement students only)

Lectures, Workshops, Learning enhancement seminars, Virtual Learning, Self

Major report and critical reflection

 

 


Appendix 3

Generic Assessment Criteria – Undergraduate

These should be interpreted according to the level at which you are working and related to the assessment criteria for the module

 

 

Categories

 

Grade

Relevance

Knowledge

Analysis

Argument and Structure

Critical Evaluation

Presentation

Reference to Literature

Pass

86 – 100%

The work examined is exemplary and provides clear evidence of a complete grasp of the knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to the Level of the qualification.  There is also ample excellent evidence showing that all the learning outcomes and responsibilities appropriate to that Level are fully satisfied. At this level it is expected that the work will be exemplary in all the categories cited above. It will demonstrate a particularly compelling evaluation, originality, and elegance of argument, interpretation or discourse.

76-85%

The work examined is outstanding and demonstrates comprehensive knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to the Level of the qualification.  There is also excellent evidence showing that all the learning outcomes and responsibilities appropriate to that level are fully satisfied. At this level it is expected that the work will be outstanding in the majority of the categories cited above or by demonstrating particularly compelling evaluation and elegance of argument, interpretation or discourse.

 

70 – 75%

The work examined is excellent and is evidence of comprehensive knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to the Level of the qualification.  There is also excellent evidence showing that all the learning outcomes and responsibilities appropriate to that level are satisfied  At this level it is expected that the work will be excellent in the majority of the categories cited above or by demonstrating particularly compelling evaluation and elegance of argument, interpretation or discourse.

 

60 – 69%

Directly relevant to the requirements of the assessment

A substantial knowledge of relevant material, showing a clear grasp of themes, questions and issues therein

Good analysis, clear and orderly

Generally coherent and logically structured, using an appropriate mode of argument and/or theoretical mode(s)

May contain some distinctive or independent thinking; may begin to formulate an independent position in relation to theory and/or practice. 

Well written, with standard spelling and grammar, in a readable style with acceptable format

Critical appraisal of up-to-date and/or appropriate literature.  Recognition of different perspectives.  Very good use of source material.  Uses a range of sources

 

50 – 59%

Some attempt to address the requirements of the assessment: may drift away from this in less focused passages

Adequate knowledge of a fair range of relevant material, with intermittent evidence of an appreciation of its significance

Some analytical treatment, but may be prone to description, or to narrative, which lacks clear analytical purpose

Some attempt to construct a coherent argument, but may suffer loss of focus and consistency, with issues at stake stated only vaguely, or theoretical mode(s) couched in simplistic terms

Sound work which expresses a coherent position only in broad terms and in uncritical conformity to one or more standard views of the topic

Competently written, with only minor lapses from standard grammar, with acceptable format

Uses a variety of literature which includes some recent texts and/or appropriate literature, though not necessarily including a substantive amount beyond library texts.  Competent use of source material.

40 – 49%

Some correlation with the requirements of the assessment but there is a significant degree of irrelevance

Basic understanding of the subject but addressing a limited range of material

Largely descriptive or narrative, with little evidence of analysis

A basic argument is evident, but mainly supported by assertion and there may be a  lack of clarity and coherence

Some evidence of a view starting to be formed but mainly derivative.

A simple basic style but with significant deficiencies in expression or format that may pose obstacles for the reader

Some up-to-date and/or appropriate literature used.  Goes beyond the material tutor has provided.  Limited use of sources to support a point. Weak use of source material.

Fail

35 – 39%

Relevance to the requirements of the assessment may be very intermittent, and may be reduced to its vaguest and least challenging terms

A limited understanding of a narrow range of material

Heavy dependence on description, and/or on paraphrase, is common

Little evidence of coherent argument: lacks development and may be repetitive or thin

Almost wholly derivative: the writer’s contribution rarely goes beyond simplifying paraphrase

Numerous deficiencies in expression and presentation; the writer may achieve clarity (if at all) only by using a simplistic or repetitious style

Barely adequate use of literature.  Over reliance on

material provided by the tutor. 

The evidence provided shows that the majority of the learning outcomes and responsibilities appropriate to that Level are satisfied. 

30 – 34%

 

The work examined provides insufficient evidence of the knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to the Level of the qualification.  The evidence provided shows that some of the learning outcomes and responsibilities appropriate to that Level are satisfied.  The work will be weak in some of the indicators.

15-29%

The work examined is unacceptable and provides little evidence of the knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to the Level of the qualification.  The evidence shows that few of the learning outcomes and responsibilities appropriate to that Level are satisfied. The work will be weak in several of the indicators.

0-14%

The work examined is unacceptable and provides almost no evidence of the knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to the Level of the qualification.  The evidence fails to show that any of the learning outcomes and responsibilities appropriate to that Level are satisfied. The work will be weak in the majority or all of the indicators.


ANNEX – PREVIOUS PROGRAMME INFORMATION

 

BA (Hons) Combined Subjects Provision from Business and Management – Subject Learning

 

Level 4 (Certificate of HE)

Knowledge

K1Acquire and apply a broad knowledge base incorporating theoretical concepts with the field of business and management in an international context.

K2Have knowledge and understanding of business-related information in cross-cultural contexts.

K3Determine solutions to a range of business and management problems.

 

Skills

S1Employ a range of subject specific skills in relation to the world of business, including not-for-profit organisations and business start-up.

S2Exercise judgement in the planning and control of tasks.

S3Accept responsibility and accountability within pre-determined parameters for the achievement of personal and group outcomes.

 

Level 5 (Diploma of HE): as above plus:

Knowledge

K4Demonstrate understanding within the field:

  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing

 

Skills

S4Generate ideas within the field of business regionally, nationally and internationally through the analysis of information and concepts at a practical and abstract level.

S5Command wide ranging specialised academic, technical and creative skills with regard to the world of business and management in an international context.

S6Analyse, synthesise and evaluate a range of business information.

S7Diagnose problems, design solutions in a range of business areas, including business start-up.

S8Demonstrate independent academic research skills.

 

 

Level 6 (BA with Honours): as above plus:

Knowledge

K5Demonstrate understanding of relevant contemporary theories and concepts across a range of business areas including business start-up.

K6Appreciate the significance of the global environment on business and management at regional, national and international levels.

K7Integrate and critically evaluate a range of debates and issues within Business

 

Skills

S9Critically apply a range of Business Management theories in an international context.

S10Integrate and critically evaluate a range of business arguments and evidence in an international context.

S11Critically evaluate a range of business models and concepts in business and management areas outside the core programme.

S12Apply business skills to a range of organisations from business start-up to large global enterprises.

S13Demonstrate expertise in applying independent research skills


BA (Hons) Combined Subjects Provision from Business and Management – Major/Dual/Minor Structure

 

4.2a Business SubjectMajor

 

Level 4

Cores

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

UGB164

Introduction to Managing and Leading People

20

 

Options (1 from)

UGB161

Introduction to Marketing

20

UGB162

Introduction to HRM and Talent Development

20

UGB163

Introduction to Accounting and Finance

20

UGB165

Introduction to Business Operations and Services

20

 

Level 5

Cores

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

UGB202

Introduction to Strategic Management

20

 

Options

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

UGB247

Responsible Business

20

UGB246

Marketing Management  and Planning

40

UGB233

Operations Management

20

UGB231

Financial Management

20

UGB241

Contemporary Developments in HR

30

Note a minimum of 140 credits must be studied across levels 2 and 3. At least 60 must be at level 6.

 

Level 6

Cores

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

UGB301 or

UGB323

Business Research Dissertation or

Placement Dissertation

40

40

SIM336

Strategic Management

20

 

Options

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

UGB303

Supply Chain Management and Logistics Strategy

20

APC309

Strategic Management Accounting

20

APC311

International Financial Reporting

20

MKT306

Marketing Strategy

20

UGB310

Consumer Psychology

20

HRM325

Strategic Management of Human Resources

20

Note a minimum of 140 credits must be studied across levels 2 and 3. At least 60 must be at level 6.


4.2bBusiness Subject - Dual (with dissertation)

 

Level 4

Cores

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

UGB164

Introduction to Managing and Leading People

20

 

Options (1 from)

UGB161

Introduction to Marketing

20

UGB162

Introduction to HRM and Talent Development

20

UGB163

Introduction to Accounting and Finance

20

UGB165

Introduction to Business Operations and Services

20

 

Level 5

Cores

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

UGB202

Introduction to Strategic Management

20

 

Options

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

UGB247

Responsible Business

20

UGB246

Marketing Management  and Planning

40

UGB233

Operations Management

20

UGB231

Financial Management

20

UGB241

Contemporary Developments in HR

30

Note a minimum of 100 credits must be studied across levels 2 and 3. At least 40 must be at level 6.

 

Level 6

Cores

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

UGB301 or

UGB323

Business Research Dissertation  or

Placement Dissertation

40

40

 

Options:

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

SIM336

Strategic Management

20

UGB303

Supply Chain Management and Logistics Strategy

20

APC309

Strategic Management Accounting

20

APC311

International Financial Reporting

20

MKT306

Marketing Strategy

20

UGB310

Consumer Psychology

20

HRM325

Strategic Management of Human Resources

20

Note a minimum of 100 credits must be studied across levels 2 and 3. At least 40 must be at level 6.

 


4.2cBusiness Subject - Dual (without dissertation)

 

Level 4

Cores

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

UGB164

Introduction to Managing and Leading People

20

 

Options (1 from)

UGB161

Introduction to Marketing

20

UGB162

Introduction to HRM and Talent Development

20

UGB163

Introduction to Accounting and Finance

20

UGB165

Introduction to Business Operations and Services

20

 

Level 5

Cores

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

UGB202

Introduction to Strategic Management

20

 

Options: (1 from)

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

UGB247

Responsible Business

20

UGB246

Marketing Management  and Planning

40

UGB233

Operations Management

20

UGB231

Financial Management

20

UGB241

Contemporary Developments in HR

30

Note a minimum of 100 credits must be studied across levels 2 and 3. At least 40 must be at level 6.

 

Level 6

Cores

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

SIM336

Strategic Management

20

 

Options:

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

UGB303

Supply Chain Management and Logistics Strategy

20

APC309

Strategic Management Accounting

20

APC311

International Financial Reporting

20

MKT306

Marketing Strategy

20

UGB310

Consumer Psychology

20

HRM325

Strategic Management of Human Resources

20

Note a minimum of 100 credits must be studied across levels 2 and 3. At least 40 must be at level 6.

 


4.2d Business Subject - Minor

 

Level 4

Cores

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

UGB164

Introduction to Managing and Leading People

20

 

Options (1 from)

UGB161

Introduction to Marketing

20

UGB162

Introduction to HRM and Talent Development

20

UGB163

Introduction to Accounting and Finance

20

 

 

Level 5

Cores

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

UGB202

Introduction to Strategic Management

20

 

Options:

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

UGB247

Responsible Business

20

UGB246

Marketing Management  and Planning

40

UGB233

Operations Management

20

UGB231

Financial Management

20

UGB241

Contemporary Developments in HR

30

Note a minimum of 60 credits must be studied across levels 2 and 3. At least 20 must be at level 6.

 

Level 6

Cores

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

SIM336

Strategic Management

20

 

Options:

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

UGB303

Supply Chain Management and Logistics  Strategy

20

APC309

Strategic Management Accounting

20

APC311

International Financial Reporting

20

MKT306

Marketing Strategy

20

UGB310

Consumer Psychology

20

HRM325

Strategic Management of Human Resources

20

Note a minimum of 60 credits must be studied across levels 2 and 3. At least 20 must be at level 6.

 

 


 

 

 

BA (Hons) Combined Subjects Provision from Business and Management – Modules mapped against Graduate Learning Skills and CS transferable Skills

 

Module Title

GK1

GK2

GK3

GA1

GA2

GA3

GS1

GS2

GS3

KS1

KS2

KS3

KS4

KS5

KS6

UGB161 Introduction to Marketing

 

 

 

 

 

 

TDA

 

TDA

TDA

UGB162 Introduction to HRM & Talent Development

 

 

TDA

TDA

TDA

TDA

TDA

UGB163 Introduction to Accounting & Finance

 

 

 

TDA

 

TDA

TDA

UGB164 Introduction to Managing & Leading People

 

 

 

 

TDA

TDA

TD

TDA

TDA

UGB165 Introduction to Business Operations & Services

 

 

TDA

TDA

 

TDA

TDA

UGB241 Contemporary Developments in HR

 

TDA

 

 

TDA

 

 

TDA

 

TDA

 

TDA

 

TDA

TDA

UGB301 Business Research Dissertation

 

 

TDA

 

 

TDA

 

 

TDA

TDA

 

TDA

 

TDA

TDA

UGB323 Placement Dissertation

 

 

TDA

 

 

TDA

 

 

TDA

TDA

 

TDA

 

TDA

TDA

UGB303 Supply Chain Management & Logistics

 

 

TDA

 

 

TDA

 

 

TDA

TDA

 

TDA

 

TDA

TDA

SIM336 Strategic Management

 

 

TDA

 

 

TDA

 

 

TDA

TDA

 

TDA

 

TDA

TDA

MKT306 Marketing Strategy

 

 

TDA

 

 

TDA

 

 

TDA

TDA

 

TDA

 

TDA

TDA

UGB310 Consumer Psychology

 

 

TDA

 

 

TDA

 

 

TDA

TDA

TDA

TDA

TDA

TDA

TDA

APC309 Strategic Management Accounting

 

 

TDA

 

 

TDA

 

 

TDA

TDA

 

TDA

 

TDA

TDA

APC311 International Financial Reporting

 

 

TDA

 

 

TDA

 

 

TDA

TDA

TDA

TDA

TD

TDA

TDA

HRM325 Strategic Management of HR

 

 

TDA

 

 

TDA

 

 

TDA

TDA

D

TDA

 

TDA

TDA

 

Key: (for GL Skills)  – Covered   (for CS Transferable Skills)T – if skill is taught

D – if skill is developed

A – if the skill is assessed.

Module List of all Business modules offered within the Combined Subjects Programme

 

Award, Route

New, Existing or Modified  Module

Module Title

Module Code

Module Credit Value

Whether core or option (C / O)

Assessment weighting – give % weight for each assessment item

Pre-/co-requisites

Module leader

Other comment (if required)

JACS   Code

CERT HE L4

N

Introduction to Marketing

UGB161

20

O

Report

None

Graeme Price

 

 

DIP HE L5

E

Introduction to HRM and Talent Development

UGB162

20

O

Group Presentation Individual Report

None

Kym Drady

 

N100

DIP HE L5

N

Introduction to Accounting & Finance

UGB163

20

O

Case Study or Developed Scenario

None

Andy Turton

 

N500

DIP HE L5

N

Introduction to Managing & Leading People

UGB164

20

C

Academic Poster

None

Sarah Robson

 

N100

DIP HE L5

E

Introduction to Business Operations & Services

UGB165

20

C

Report

None

Peter Coleman

 

N300

DIP HE L5

E

Operations Management

UGB233

20

O

100% Portfolio

None

Stella Sofianipoulou

 

N100

DIP HE L5

N

Contemporary Developments in HR

UGB249

30

O

30% CW 70% Exhibition

None

Sarah Robson

 

N600

Degree L6

E

Business Research Dissertation

UGB301

40

C

100% Dissertation

None

Derek Watson

 

N100

Degree L6

E

Placement Dissertation

UGB323

40

C

20% CW  80%Dissertation

None

Joel Arnott

 

N100

Degree L6

E

Supply Chain Management & Logistics

UGB303

20

O

30% Group Presentation 70% TCA

None

TBC

 

N100

Degree L6

E

Strategic Management

SIM336

20

C

100% CW

None

Derek Harwood

 

N100

Degree L6

E

Marketing Strategy

MKT306

20

O

100% CW

None

Graeme Price

 

N500

Degree L6

E

Consumer Psychology

UGB310

20

O

30% CW 70% CW

None

Seema Bhate

 

N500

Degree L6

E

Strategic Management Accounting

APC309

20

O

100% CW

None

John Davison

 

N400

Degree L6

E

International Financial Reporting

APC311

20

O

100% Exam

None

Kudz Munonghi

 

N120

Degree L6

N

Strategic Management of HR

HRM325

20

O

100% Exam

None

Helen Fraser

 

N600


 

 

Appendix 2

Matrix of modes of teaching, learning and assessment

 

Level 4

Module

Code

Core/ Option

Modes of T&L

Modes of Assessment

S1

S2

S3

K1

K2

K3

Introduction to Marketing

UGB161

Core

Lectures, Workshops, Learning alignment sessions, Virtual Learning, Self-directed Study/Independent Study

Report

 

 

 

Introduction to HRM and Talent Development

UGB162

Core

Lectures, Workshops, Learning alignment sessions, Virtual Learning, Self-directed Study/Independent Study

Group Presentation

Individual Report

Introduction to Accounting and Finance

UGB163

Core

Lectures, Workshops, Learning alignment sessions, Virtual Learning, Self-directed Study/Independent Study

Case Study or Developed Scenario

 

Introduction to Managing and Leading People

UGB164

Core

Lectures, Workshops, Learning alignment sessions, Virtual Learning, Self-directed Study/Independent Study

Academic Poster

 

 

Introduction to Business Operations and Services

UGB165

Core

Lectures, Workshops, Learning alignment sessions, Virtual Learning, Self-directed Study/Independent Study

Report

 


Level 5

Module

Code

Core/ Option

Modes of T&L

Modes of Assessment

S4

S5

S6

S7

S8

K4

Introduction to Strategic Management

UGB202

Core

Directed Study; Lecture; Self-Directed Study/Independent Learning; Seminar; Surgery; SUNSPACE; Individual Based Work; Preparation for Workshops/assignments

Individual Reflection; Individual CWK

 

TDA

TDA

TDA

TDA

TDA

TDA

Responsible Business

UGB247

Option

Case Study; Directed Study ; Group Work; Lecture; Self-Directed Study/Independent Learning; Seminar; Surgery; SUNSPACE; Plenary Session; Newspaper/Journal articles; Individual Based Work; Preparation for Workshops/assignments

Case Study; Individual Report

 

TDA

TDA

TDA

TDA

TDA

 

 

 

Marketing Management and Planning

UGB246

Option

Case Study; Directed Study; Group Work; Lecture; Self-Directed Study/Independent Learning; Seminar; SUNSPACE; Plenary Session; Individual Based Work; Preparation for Workshops/assignments

Presentation; Portfolio;  Individual CWK

TDA

TDA

TDA

TDA

TDA

TDA

Operations Management

UGB233

Option

Directed Study; Lecture; Self-Directed Study/Independent Learning; Seminar; Tutorials; SUNSPACE; Individual Based Work

Group/Pair Assignment; Presentation; Individual Reflection; Problem solving Exercises

TDA

TDA

TDA

TDA

TDA

 

 

Financial Management

UGB231

Option

Directed Study; Lecture; Self-Directed Study/Independent Learning; Seminar; Surgery; Tutorials; SUNSPACE; Plenary Session; Directed Revision; Individual Based Work; Preparation for Workshops/assignments; Virtual   Learning

Case Study;

Individual Coursework

TDA

TDA

TDA

TDA

TDA

TDA

Contemporary Developments in HR

UGB241

Option

Directed Study; Group Work; Lecture; Self-Directed Study/Independent Learning; Seminar; Surgery; Tutorials; SUNSPACE; Plenary Session; Directed Revision; Individual Based Work; Preparation for Workshops/assignments; Virtual   Learning