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Programme Details 2015-2016
BSc Single Honours Pathway
Roehampton University Business School
PROGRAMME CONVENER(S): Dr Miral Metawie, 020 8392 3858, firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information please contact the Department Administrators: Philip Rugea (level 4 students), 020 8392 3440, email@example.com, or Matthew Taylor (level 5 & level 6 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: 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 4, 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.
Compulsory and Required modules
The list of compulsory and required modules may change when we review and update programmes. Below is a list of the compulsory and required modules currently offered.
Not all optional modules will necessarily be offered in any one year. Below is a list of modules which have been offered in the past.
S - People and OrganisationsRequired modules
S - Accounting for Organisations
A - Creative Environment
A - Principles of Economics
A - Marketing and Enterprise
one of the following optional modules:BUS020C439
S - Business Data Analysisor
any one of the Languages for All
* Please note that upon enrolment, students will be automatically allocated to Business Data Analysis. To request a change of your optional module, please contact your Programme Convener for approval.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 Review
modules (indicated with '#') must be taken at level 5 in order to continue to level 6. When choosing any level 5 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 module
A - Managing OrganisationsRequired modules
S - Managing Operations
A - Business Research
S - Project Managementplus
two modules (40 credits) for which the prerequisites have been satisfied, to make a total of 120 credits.Optional modulesBUS020N533
A - International Business Environment [prerequisite: BUS020C430
A - Managerial Economics [prerequisite: BUS020C438
S - Introduction to Business LawBUS020N547
A - Understanding Financial Statements [prerequisite: BUS020C434
S - Management Accounting Techniques [prerequisite: BUS020C434
S - International EconomicsBUS020N560
A - Marketing Management [prerequisite: BUS020C460
S - Entrepreneurship [prerequisite: BUS020C460
S - Retail Purchasing and Supply Chain ManagementBUS020N581
A - 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 Essay
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 5 in order to continue to level 6. When choosing any level 6 modules, students should always note the necessary prerequisites
listed in square brackets.Compulsory module
Y - Corporate Strategy [prerequisite: BUS020N592
Y - Ethics, Organisations and Society [prerequisite: BUS020N592
optional modules to make a total of 120 credits chosen from the list below.Optional modulesBUS020X625
Y - Professional Practice Placement ModuleBUS020X630
Y - Business ProjectBUS040X631
Y - Business DissertationBUS020X635
S - Managing Innovation [prerequisite: BUS020N531 or BUS020N592
S - Capital Markets and Investment [prerequisites: BUS020C438 and BUS020C434
A - Economics and Government [prerequisite: BUS020C438
Y - Corporate FinanceBUS020X645
S - Accounting for Decision MakingBUS020X652
S - Cross Cultural Management [prerequisite: BUS020N531 or BUS020N592
Y - Graduate Enterprise BUS020X660
A - International Marketing [prerequisite: BUS020N560
S - Contemporary Case Studies in Human Resource ManagementBUS020X684
A - Employment LawIndependent 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: ReportAdditional 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. BUS040X691
Y - Research Methods and International Project
# - compulsory module (must be passed)
~ - required module (must be taken)
¬ - module not available in 2015-2016.
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 = Level 4, N = Level 5, X = Level 6), 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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