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Programme Details 2013-2014
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTING
BSc Single Honours Pathway
Roehampton University Business School
PATHWAY LEADER: Debbie Pearson, 020 8392 3000 (ext. 4094), email@example.com
YEAR 1 (HE1) TUTOR: Rosie Cole, 020 8392 3722, firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information please contact the Department Administrators: Tom Barbanneau (level HE1 students), 020 8392 3440, email@example.com and Victoria Thorpe (level HE2 & HE3 students), 020 8392 3440, firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOCATION: The modules in this programme are taught at the Roehampton Lane (Southlands College) campus unless otherwise stated.
PROGRAMME OUTLINE: Business Management and Accounting is one of several single honours pathways available within the BUS suite of programmes taught at Roehampton. Specialised pathways (and named degrees) are available in Business Economics, Business Entrepreneurship, Business Management and Digital Media, Business Management and Retail Marketing, Marketing and Human Resource Management. Other related programmes include International Business and Marketing and Multimedia.
All first year students, except Marketing and Multimedia students, study a common set of modules. The common first year programme is designed to enable students, if they wish, to change pathway at the end of the first year, provided that they have successfully passed the corresponding compulsory module at level HE1, as indicated on their chosen pathway page (see individual pathway pages above).
AIMS: The overall aim of this programme is to extend and deepen students’ appreciation, knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of contemporary developments in accounting within and about organisations and their management. In particular, on successful completion of this programme, a student should be able to demonstrate:
- the capacity for the critical evaluation of arguments and evidence;
- the ability to analyse, make judgments, and draw reasoned conclusions concerning, problems from given data and from data which they have acquired;
- the ability to locate, extract and analyse data from multiple sources, including the acknowledgement and referencing of sources;
- the capacity for independent and self-managed learning;
- numeracy skills, including the ability to manipulate financial and other numerical data and to appreciate statistical concepts at an appropriate level;
- skills in the use of communications and information technology necessary to acquire, analyse and communicate financial information;
- communication skills, including the ability to present quantitative and qualitative information, including analysis, argument and commentary, in an audience-appropriate manner;
- a sensitive and reflexive appreciation of ethical issues and concerns concerning accounting;
- an ability to work in groups, and other interpersonal skills, including oral, as well as written presentation skills.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: On satisfactory completion of this programme, students are expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes.
Students should develop a nuanced understanding of the contexts in which accounting can be seen as operating (e.g. legal, ethical, social and natural environment; the accountancy profession; the business entity; the capital markets; the public sector).
Students should understand and use confidently the main current and alternative technical languages and practices of accounting (for example, recognition, measurement and disclosure in financial statements; managerial accounting; social responsibility, environmental reporting) in a specified socio-economic domain. Students should demonstrate skills in recording and summarising transactions and other economic events; preparation of financial statements; analysis of the operations of business (for example, decision analysis, performance measurement and management control); financial analysis and projections (for example, analysis of financial ratios, discounted cash flow analysis, budgeting, financial risks).
Students should understand and critique contemporary theories and empirical evidence concerning accounting as it operates in contexts (such as accounting and capital markets; accounting and the firm; accounting and the public sector; accounting and society; accounting and sustainability). Students should, in particular, identify how accounting relates to matters of ethics, trust, risk, accountability and governance, sustainability, creativity and innovation, and personal identity.
Y - Accounting for OrganisationsRequired modules
Y - People and Organisations
Y - Skills for Business
Y - Principles of Economics
Y - Marketing & Enterpriseplus
one of the following optional modules:BUS020C437
Y - Creative EnvironmentBUS020C450
Y - Questioning Citizenship
any one of the Languages for All
modules.Independent Study module
This module will only be available to students who have too few credits to progress during the academic year and are too late to register for conventionally taught modules. It cannot be selected as part of a normal programme of study at the beginning of the academic year and requires the Programme Convener's approval.BUS020C425
Y - Independent Study: Extended ReviewSummer term HE2 level module
This module is offered following the examination period in the third term, after completion of Year One (HE1) modules, and is an opportunity to integrate and apply new knowledge and develop additional employability skills. It serves as a valuable introduction to work at HE2 level.BUS020N545H
- Integrated Business Case
modules (indicated with '#') must be taken at level HE2 in order to continue to level HE3. When choosing any HE2 modules, students should always note the necessary prerequisites
listed in square brackets.Compulsory modules
Y - Managing Organisations
Y - Business Research
Y - Accounting Analysis and Decisions
Y - Introduction to Business Lawplus
optional module to make a total of 120 credits from the list of optional modules below.Optional modulesBUS020N533
Y - International Business Environment [prerequisite: BUS020C430
Y - Managerial Economics [prerequisite: BUS020C440
Y - The European Economy [prerequisite: BUS020C440
S - Project ManagementBUS020N552
A - Multimedia [prerequisite: BUS020C437Y
S - Website Design [prerequisite: BUS020C437Y
Y - Marketing Management [prerequisite: BUS020C460
Y - Consumer Behaviour [prerequisite: BUS020C460/corequisite: BUS020N560
Y - Marketing Research [prerequisite: BUS020C460/corequisite: BUS020N560
Y - Entrepreneurship [prerequisite: BUS020C460
Y - Retail Purchasing and Supply Chain Management [prerequisite: BUS020C460
Y - Introduction to Human Resource Management [prerequisite: BUS020C430]Independent Study module
This module will only be available to students who have too few credits to progress/graduate during the academic year and are too late to register for conventionally taught modules. It cannot be selected as part of a normal programme of study at the beginning of the academic year and requires the Programme Convener's approval.BUS020N520
Y - Independent Study: Extended EssaySummer term HE3 level module
This module is offered following the examination period in the third term, after completion of Year Two (HE2) modules, and is an opportunity to integrate and apply new knowledge and develop additional employability skills. It serves as a valuable introduction to work at HE3 level.BUS020X646H
- Current Issues in Financial Services Subject to satisfactory completion of first-year modules according to the above specifications, students who joined a Business School degree programme in academic year 2011-2012 have the possibility to transfer into the second year of any new programme in academic year 2012-2013, with the exceptions of Business Management and Digital Media and Marketing and Multimedia programmes.
Students may select modules from a range of possibilities in order to obtain the required number of credits. All compulsory
modules (indicated with '#') must be taken at level HE2 in order to continue to level HE3. When choosing any HE3 modules, students should always note the necessary prerequisites
listed in square brackets.Compulsory modules
Students choose at least three out of the four compulsory
Y - Corporate Finance [prerequisite: BUS020N543Y
Y - Advanced Financial Accounting [prerequisite: BUS020N543Y
Y - Corporate Collapse
Y - Accounting for Decision Making [prerequisite: BUS020N543Y
* Students can choose both, but must choose either BUS020X643 or BUS020X645
.Recommended moduleeither BUS020X630
Y - Business Projector BUS040X631
Y - Business Dissertation plus
any of the optional modules to make a total of 120 credits chosen from the list below.Optional modulesBUS020X622
Y - Ethics, Organisations and Society BUS020X623
S - Management Information SystemsBUS020X633
Y - Corporate Strategy [prerequisite: BUS040N530 or BUS020N592
Y - Managing Change and Innovation [prerequisite: BUS040N530 or BUS020N592
Y - Capital Markets & Investment [prerequisites: BUS020C440 and either BUS020N541 or BUS020N540
Y - Economics & Government [prerequisites: BUS020C440 and either BUS020N541 or BUS020N540
Y - Cross Cultural Management [prerequisite: BUS040N530 or BUS020N592
Y - Digital MarketingBUS020X657
Y - Graduate Enterprise [prerequisite: BUS040N530 or BUS020N592
Y - International Marketing [prerequisite: BUS020N560
- Leisure and Tourism Marketing [prerequisite: BUS020N560
Y - Applied Marketing Communications [prerequisite: BUS020N560
Y - Marketing for Non-profit Organisations [prerequisite: BUS020N560
Y - Retail Theory and Practice
[prerequisite: BUS020N560 or BUS020N570
Y - Retail Issues and Applications [prerequisite: BUS020N560 or BUS020N570/corequisite: BUS020X670
Y - Retail, Marketing and Consumer Law [prerequisite: BUS010C480S
Y - Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Development [prerequisite: BUS020N581
Y - Contemporary Case Studies in Human Resource Management [prerequisite: BUS020N581
Y - Employment Law and Relations [prerequisite: BUS010C480S
]Work Placement module
This module aims to enhance students’ work-related skills and knowledge and thereby improve their employability. It can only
be taken following agreement from the Programme Convener and is not available to students at enrolment.BUS020X621
Y - Work PlacementIndependent Study module
This module will only be available to students who have too few credits to progress/graduate during the academic year and are too late to register for conventionally taught modules. It cannot be selected as part of a normal programme of study at the beginning of the academic year and requires the Programme Convener's prior approval.BUS020X620
Y - Independent Study: Report
# - compulsory module (must be passed)
~ - required module (must be taken)
¬ - module not available in 2013-2014.
a) Each module code consists of a three-letter module prefix denoting the programme it belongs to (eg BSS010C110A = Biosciences), the following three digits refer to its credit value (eg BSS010C110A = 10 credits), the single letter in the middle (eg BSS010C110A) denotes the module level (eg C = HE1, N = HE2, X = HE3), the last three digits denote its unique number (eg BSS010C110A), and the final letter denotes its suffix (eg BSS010C110A). The suffixes indicate the following: A - Autumn term, S - Spring term, H – Summer term/Summer intensive mode and Y - All year.
b) Individual module details can be viewed by clicking on each module code or using the "View all modules" link below for a complete list of module assessments and descriptions. Where an assessment has more than one component all elements must be passed, unless individual module assessment details state otherwise.
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