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Programme Details 2015-2016

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
BSc Single Honours Pathway
Roehampton University Business School

PROGRAMME CONVENER(S): Dr Miral Metawie, 020 8392 3858, miral.metawie@roehampton.ac.uk

For further information please contact the Department Administrators: Beverley Woodbridge (level HE1 students), 020 8392 3440, beverley.woodbridge@roehampton.ac.uk, or Thomas Barbanneau (level HE2 & HE3 students), 020 8392 3440, thomas.barbanneau@roehampton.ac.uk.

LOCATION: The modules in this programme are taught at the Roehampton Lane (Southlands College) campus unless otherwise stated.

PROGRAMME OUTLINE: The Business School offers several single honours pathways available within the BUS suite of programmes, taught at Roehampton. Specialised pathways (and named degrees) are available in Business Management, Business Management and Accounting, Business Management and Digital Media, Business Management and Economics, Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Business Management and Retail Marketing, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, Marketing and Multimedia, and Accounting. 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).

The flexibility offered in the Business Management programme empowers you to tailor your degree and develop your skills within your chosen area of specialism without restricting yourself to a particular area of study.

AIMS: The Business Management degree offers both the breadth of knowledge across different disciplines within business studies and the depth of understanding of management. The overall aim of this programme is to produce industry specialist graduates with a theoretical knowledge of the principles of business management as well as a practical understanding of professional practice. More specifically, this programme aims to:

  • meet the need for adaptive, adaptable graduates with the ability to manage change;
  • empower students from a variety of educational backgrounds to fulfil their academic potential;
  • provide a wide number of core and elective modules equipping students with necessary skills, knowledge and understanding for a wide range of careers, including employment in business organisations or self-employment;
  • develop students’ personal and interpersonal transferable skills;
  • provide students with opportunities for continuing intellectual development;
  • provide an academic basis for further study including that of business and management at graduate level and/or graduate training.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students who successfully complete the programme will:

  • have a knowledge and understanding of the external and internal business environments;
  • demonstrate analytical skill through the identification, selection and interpretation of complex data;
  • be able to evaluate and apply theoretical models underpinning key business and management decision making processes within different contexts;
  • show an understanding of organisational decision-making and develop problem-solving skills;
  • be able to use relevant research and problem-solving skills through a variety of organisation based projects;
  • be able to identify and raise new, challenging issues in written, numerical and oral work acknowledging ethical considerations;
  • have enhanced interpersonal skills e.g. building relationships, maximising individual strengths, negotiating individual contributions to a group task to allow the pursuit of group goals and to foster individual and group effectiveness in retail marketing environments;
  • be computer literate and appreciate the use of IT applications, including e-learning, in the organization;
  • have effective intellectual autonomy, initiative and self-competence in learning situations;
  • have developed relevant personal transferable skills e.g. oral, written, analytical, problem-solving and time management skills applicable to a range of job opportunities including self-employment;
  • appreciate the importance of enterprise and entrepreneurial activity in both commercial and not-for-profit organizations;
  • have gained a broad grounding across a number of subject specialisms to enable entry into postgraduate study and/or vocational training in retail marketing areas.



LEVEL HE1



Compulsory module
#BUS020C430S - People and Organisations

Required modules
~BUS020C434S - Accounting for Organisations
~BUS020C437A - Creative Environment
~BUS020C438A - Principles of Economics
~BUS020C460A - Marketing and Enterprise

plus one of the following optional modules:
BUS020C439S - Business Data Analysis
or 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.
BUS020C425A or S or Y - Independent Study: Extended Review

Summer 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



LEVEL HE2



All compulsory 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. Students who are going abroad for the Spring semester will complete 60 credits and this will include any Autumn compulsory modules.

Compulsory modules
#BUS020N531S - Managing Operations
#BUS020N532A - Business Research
#BUS020N551S - Project Management
#BUS020N592A - Managing Organisations

plus two modules (40 credits) for which the prerequisites have been satisfied, to make a total of 120 credits.

Optional modules
BUS020N533A - International Business Environment [prerequisite: BUS020C430]
BUS020N540A - Managerial Economics [prerequisite: BUS020C438]
BUS020N544S - Introduction to Business Law
BUS020N547A - Understanding Financial Statements [prerequisite: BUS020C434]
BUS020N549S - Management Accounting Techniques [prerequisite: BUS020C434]
BUS020N554S - International Economics
BUS020N560A - Marketing Management [prerequisite: BUS020C460]
BUS020N563S - Entrepreneurship [prerequisite: BUS020C460]
BUS020N570S - Retail Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
BUS020N581A - 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.
BUS020N520A or S or Y - Independent Study: Extended Essay



LEVEL HE3



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
#BUS020X622Y - Ethics, Organisations and Society [prerequisite: BUS020N592]
#BUS020X633Y - Corporate Strategy [prerequisite: BUS020N592]
#BUS020X625Y - Professional Practice Placement Module

plus optional modules to make a total of 120 credits chosen from the list below.

Optional modules
BUS020X630Y - Business Project
BUS040X631Y - Business Dissertation
BUS020X635S - Managing Innovation [prerequisite: BUS020N531 or BUS020N592]
BUS020X640S - Capital Markets and Investment [prerequisites: BUS020C438 and BUS020C434]
BUS020X641A - Economics and Government [prerequisite: BUS020C438]
BUS020X652Y - Cross Cultural Management [prerequisite: BUS020N531 or BUS020N592]
BUS020X657Y - Graduate Enterprise
BUS020X660A - International Marketing [prerequisite: BUS020N560]
BUS020X684A - Employment Law

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 prior approval.
BUS020X620A or S or Y - Independent Study: Report

Additional module for students transferring into Year 3
The following module is available to students who transfer into the Business Management programmes in Year 3 and have not had the opportunity to study the necessary prerequisite in Business Research in Year 2. The module can only be taken following the Programme Convener's approval.
BUS040X691Y - Research Methods and International Project

Module annotations:
# - compulsory module (must be passed)
~ - required module (must be taken)
¬ - module not available in 2015-2016.

Notes:
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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