Business

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Learn more about the modules study abroad students can take at the Cardiff Business School.

Module codeBS1501
LevelL4
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The aim of the module is to provide non-specialist mathematicians with an introduction and grounding on mathematical and statistical tools necessary for quantitative analysis within business, economic and accounting environments.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 30%
  • Examination - spring semester: 70%
Module codeBS1503
LevelL4
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The aim of the module is to provide non-specialist accounting students with an introduction to financial accounting, management accounting and financial management

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 20%
  • Examination - spring semester: 80%
Module codeBS1505
LevelL4
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The Legal Studies module is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the court structure, procedures and personnel of the legal systems of the United Kingdom and the European Union.  The law relating to contractual and tortious liability is also considered in detail.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeBS1508
LevelL4
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the use of different research methods, data and statistical techniques used to solve problems in a business and management environment.  The focus in the first semester will be to provide students with a range of technical skills in statistical analysis to enable them to describe and analyse quantitative data, to understand statistical results and to draw conclusions from them.  The focus in the second semester is to introduce the philosophical foundations of enquiry in the social sciences and to provide students with a range of techniques for conducting primary research.  As a whole, the module aims to stimulate an appreciation of the link between research methods, data and statistical analysis and to demonstrate the importance of applying an appropriate method of data collection and analysis according to the nature of the enquiry.  The module will help prepare students for the reading, comprehension and interpretation of original business-related research articles which will be required in subsequent levels of the programme of study.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 50%
  • Examination - autumn semester: 50%
Module codeBS1528
LevelL4
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The marketing module is designed to provide students with an understanding of the fundamental concepts of marketing.  In doing so, the course equips students with basic theory, skills and essential tools to allow application of the marketing principles within the wider business environment.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Written assessment: 40%
Module codeBS1529
LevelL4
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The module provides students with an introduction to the key themes, concepts and theories relating to the study of the management of people in organisations. Particular attention is paid to organisations as the nodal points of human interaction within the business world, focusing on both the social and the psychological aspects of these relations. Students will be introduced to central ideas of the social and behavioural sciences.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 80%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeBS1545
LevelL4
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The Contemporary Economic Issues module provides the opportunity for Year 1 students to reinforce their understanding of economic methods and analysis. Its role is to encourage such students to stretch themselves by taking on higher level learning and teaching methods. It applies many of the theoretical ideas the students are already familiar with, from the core Macroeconomic, Microeconomic and quantitative modules to a variety of policy issues. It pulls together various elements of economic analysis, interweaving theory, data analysis and policy evaluation.

Contemporary Economic Issues aims to demonstrate how economic analysis contributes to understanding and achieving efficiency, equity and sustained development. It aims to enhance students’ study skills as a foundation for Years 2 and 3 by encouraging them to organise their time and studies effectively, to participate actively in tutorials and to deliver a substantive piece of written coursework.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 50%
  • Examination - autumn semester: 50%
Module codeBS1546
LevelL4
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The aim of this module is to provide students with the historical background to their other economics modules and to prepare them for the second and third year modules in economic and business history, namely: Modern British Economic History, International Economic History and Business History. Students are provided with an introduction to British economic history from the industrial revolution to the present day.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 70%
  • Written assessment: 15%
  • Written assessment: 15%
Module codeBS1547
LevelL4
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

This module aims to equip students of business management and accounting with a questioning-based approach to understanding the relevance and applicability of economics tools of analysis to problems relating to the wider economic environment which should be of use to them in their further study of business and accounting.

This module aims to introduce students, many of whom will never have studied economics before, to the fundamentals of the subject. It will give a basic grounding firstly in economic interaction at the level of individual consumers, employees and firms, and then in aggregate at the level of the national and global economy, and show students how an understanding of how economic ideas and concepts can be of considerable relevance to the challenges and decisions faced by businesses and their leaders.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 50%
  • Examination - autumn semester: 50%
Module codeBS1607
LevelL4
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

The Introduction to Legal Studies module is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the court structure, procedures and personnel of the legal system of the United Kingdom and the European Union.  Issues in tortious and contractual liability are also considered in detail.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeBS1611
LevelL4
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

The aims of the module are to further develop fundamental accounting and information management skills and to introduce the information system requirements for the financial accounting needs of an organisation.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeBS1629
LevelL4
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

This course aims to set business within the broader context of politics and society and assesses the relationship between business and a number of related environments. 

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeBS1630
LevelL4
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

The Principles of Marketing and Strategy module is designed to provide students with an understanding of the fundamental concepts of marketing and strategic management, and to introduce students to the philosophy of market-led strategic change.  It provides an overview to the key elements of marketing and strategy in order to furnish students with a clear understanding of the topic before moving to more detailed analysis in the second year.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeBS1652
LevelL4
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits20

The role of this module is to equip students with a good grounding in the principles of macroeconomic analysis.  This will enable students, if they wish, to continue their studies of macroeconomics in the second and third years.

The Macroeconomics module aims to provide students with a thorough introduction to the method, content and theory of macroeconomics and the effects of monetary and fiscal policy on the economy.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 80%
  • Class test: 10%
  • Class test: 10%
Module codeBS2502
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The aim of this module is to provide students with a thorough understanding, practical application and critical appreciation of a variety of methods of investment appraisal and financing decisions and of the theories, concepts and principles underlying these methods.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 40%
  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
Module codeBS2506
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The aim of this module is to provide students with a range of statistical approaches to sample data analysis, which are useful in applications related to management in social, economic and business related activity.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 40%
  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
Module codeBS2509
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The aim of the module is to provide students with an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of the taxation of income and capital in the United Kingdom.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 40%
  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
Module codeBS2511
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The aims of this module are to widen students’ knowledge of the law relating to banking and finance in the U.K., and of the influence of international institutions and developments upon the U.K. banking and financial sectors.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 70%
  • Written assessment: 30%
Module codeBS2514
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The aim of the module is to introduce students to the financial markets and institutions operating in the UK.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Examination - autumn semester: 40%
Module codeBS2515
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

This module aims to provide a critical review of the role of audit and other assurance services in the context of modern society and studies the development of major assurance concepts, demonstrating how these concepts are applied in practice.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Examination - autumn semester: 40%
Module codeBS2522
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The aim of the module is to develop knowledge and skills in the application and understanding of management accounting techniques to be quantitative and qualitative information for planning, decision-making, performance evaluation and control.

Assessment

  • Class test: 100%
Module codeBS2530
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The aim of this second-level module in Organisational Behaviour (OB) is to develop a critical understanding of the activities and interactions of people within work organisations. This will be achieved through an explanation and discussion of key concepts, theories and ideas in the OB literature. The relevance and usefulness of these concepts and theories for management and other groups within organisations will also be considered.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Written assessment: 40%
Module codeBS2534
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

To identify how the employment relationship is established and maintained within work organisations, particularly through the role of collective institutions. The first semester considers the different strategies that employers, unions and governments develop in the area of employment, and examines the strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and constraints associated with each. The second semester examines key employment relations developments and debates, such as the increase in flexibility, worker organising and mobilising together with employer responses, a critique of corporate social responsibility and questions around social dialogue and inequality in the United Kingdom and internationally.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 40%
  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
Module codeBS2535
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The module aims to provide specialised knowledge concerning customers within the marketing context.  Buyer behaviour is at the heart of the marketing concept such that an organisation aims to satisfy customers’ needs and wants as a means to achieving its own goals. It is also important to understand how customers respond to marketing activities.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Written assessment: 40%
Module codeBS2537
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The module is designed to provide business students with key ideas in international management, within the context of a rapidly developing international business environment. The material presented will allow students to understand the challenges faced by international managers in a variety of different international settings. On completion of the module, students should be able to analyse a range of processes involved in enabling organizations to manage effectively in a global economy. 

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Written assessment: 40%
Module codeBS2539
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

This module aims to provide students with the ability to design and justify appropriate marketing research programmes, to choose and carry out appropriate research methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative, and to analyse and interpret the results of such programmes.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Written assessment: 20%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeBS2540
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

This module provides students with an understanding of the role and major elements of marketing and strategic management.  The aims of this module are to: furnish students with a broad-based understanding of the factors, mechanisms and processes relevant to establishing and maintaining effective marketing and strategic management activities, and provide them with the ability to critically evaluate and apply marketing and strategy issues in contemporary business settings

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Written assessment: 10%
  • Written assessment: 30%
Module codeBS2541
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The role and contribution of purchasing, more commonly known today as procurement, has evolved considerably in recent years. Successful organisations now realise the competitive advantage that effective procurement and supply chain management can offer. This practical module provides students with the fundamental building blocks for developing a contemporary procurement function whilst understanding the necessary capabilities to support the supply chain integration strategies. In particular this module explores the procurement process, further highlighting the knowledge and skills required to become an effective buyer.

The module content has also received recognition by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)’s. Students who successfully complete this module as part of the BSc Business Management (Logistics & Operations) pathway will be able to apply for modular exemptions for the Graduate Diploma in Procurement and Supply, should graduates later wish to pursue CIPS professional qualifications.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Presentation: 15%
  • Written assessment: 25%
Module codeBS2542
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The aim of this module is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to manage people in contemporary organisations. The programme of study will develop knowledge of (1) how people management can support organisational performance; (2) the core HR models and practices that form the ‘toolkit’ used in managing people and; (3) how these HR models and practices can be applied to address contemporary issues in people management.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 30%
  • Examination - spring semester: 70%
Module codeBS2543
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

This module introduces the aspiring business professional to three topic areas that are likely to be critical to his or her future working life.

Information is so-important to the modern world that some have even referred to it as the global information society. In this module we help the student unravel the ways in which information underpins business activity of many forms. We demonstrate the ways in which information underlies the work of not only the business manager but also the shop-floor worker.

Second, organisations establish information systems in order to control their current activities and also as the basis for changing and improving their ways of doing things. In this module we study a number of typical information systems within business which drive their operation. We also discuss the ways in which information systems are now critically important for managing activities and relationships with external stakeholders such as customers, suppliers and partners.

Third, information and communication technology (ICT) has been used to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of both information systems and business practice. Much of the way modern business works is embedded or encoded in its ICT. Without ICT systems many organisations would cease to function. The module therefore examines at a high-level and in business terms the ICT infrastructure of the typical company.

Information, information systems and ICT are not isolated areas of concern for the modern business. For instance, the modern business organisation may have the aim of improving its performance through the collection and use of better information. But in order to do this the business must develop an efficient information system, which is likely to require extensive use of ICT. Hence, the module aims to impart an integrated and rounded account of the domain of business informatics.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 40%
  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
Module codeBS2547
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The role of this module is to provide a descriptive, quantitative and empirical background to the more theoretical economics modules in the second and third years. It offers students the opportunity to investigate the workings of the British economy and assess its performance.

The British Economy module aims to provide students with a sound understanding of the recent behaviour and performance of key aspects of the British economy, with a focus on relevant policy responses, and to develop the capacity for critical analysis of economic phenomena.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 50%
  • Examination - autumn semester: 50%
Module codeBS2549
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The function of this module is to provide students with a firm foundation in the workings of the macroeconomy.  The module equips students with an understanding of the macroeconomic problems, concepts, principles, theories and techniques.  Its role is to provide the intermediate step towards the advanced Macroeconomic Analysis and provides the foundation for specialist optional modules in year 3.

The Macroeconomic Theory module aims to provide students with a sound understanding of the method and scope of macroeconomic analysis, focusing in particular on models of the business cycle.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 70%
  • Examination - autumn semester: 30%
Module codeBS2550
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The module Microeconomic Theory is a compulsory module for all Economics students on the single and joint honours degree programmes.  Its role is to build upon the analysis developed in the year 1 module Microeconomics and to provide the theoretical basis upon which the option modules in years 2 and 3 can develop.  The function of the module in terms of progression varies across the degree programmes. For Economics it provides the intermediate step towards the advanced Microeconomic Analysis module of year 3. For Business Economics and Banking & Finance it provides the foundations for the specialist core modules of those programmes.

The aim of the module is to provide second year undergraduates studying economics as a single or a joint honours degree with an understanding of key intermediate microeconomic concepts and their application.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 30%
  • Examination - spring semester: 70%
Module codeBS2551
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The role of this module is to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the economics of money, banking and finance.  It builds upon the theoretical analyses introduced in the year 1 macroeconomic and microeconomic modules and applies them within a monetary and financial context.  The module provides an essential grounding for the final year modules on the Banking & Finance degree programme, Domestic and International Banking, International Finance and Financial Economics.

This module aims to provide an understanding of the workings of monetary and financial systems and uses this understanding to assess and evaluate policy options and problems in economics, banking and finance.  The module surveys basic monetary theory and provides insight into current debates in banking and finance.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 25%
  • Examination - spring semester: 50%
  • Written assessment: 25%
Module codeBS2563
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The module is designed to provide business students within the International Route 2 with an introduction to key ideas in international management. The material presented provides an understanding of the concepts, institutions, practices and historical tendencies of management in an international context, enabling students to grasp the international dimensions within business management. On completion of the module, students should have a good theoretical understanding of key issues in international business and management.

Note: This module is taught in conjunction with the first semester of BS2537. Students will cover the same materials as the first semester of BS2537 but will be assessed separately

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS2564
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The aim of this second-level module in Organisational Behaviour (OB) is to develop a critical understanding of the activities and interactions of people within work organisations. This will be achieved through an explanation and discussion of key concepts, theories and ideas in the OB literature. The relevance and usefulness of these concepts and theories for management and other groups within organisations will also be considered.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS2567
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

This module aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to manage people in contemporary organisations. The programme of study will develop knowledge of (1) the core HR practices or ‘toolkit’ used in managing people and; (2) how HR models and associated HR practices can be applied to address contemporary issues in people management.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS2569
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The purpose of this module is provide students with an understanding of the issues entailed in managing in diverse environments. Students will be exposed to different theories of management and cultural difference, as well as case studies of how issues arise and are addressed on a practical basis.

To an increasing extent, managers are responsible for ensuring positive and productive work environments which are extremely diverse in terms of the backgrounds and expectations of staff. Research evidence shows that these environments tend to either perform well through leveraging the diverse skills and knowledge, or poorly because of conflicts and misunderstandings. The module will assist student to understand the techniques that can be used to move diverse teams to the high-functioning track.

 The module will be of direct and short-term benefit to students through teaching and reinforcing the basic skills necessary for a successful undergraduate career. The module will enable students to understand differences in cultures within both academic and social environments, and to explore the implications this will have on working and studying abroad.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS2570
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The Introductory Econometrics module introduces students to the main empirical techniques used by economists.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Examination - autumn semester: 20%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeBS2581
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The module aims to provide students with a tactical and operational level understanding of the functions and operational characteristics of logistics systems. There is a focus on both internal and external factors, reflecting contemporary issues faced by logistics managers.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Written assessment: 20%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeBS3502
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The aim of the module is to build on the knowledge of finance acquired in previous modules, in particular BS2502, by introducing students to further areas of the underlying theory and practice of finance.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 40%
  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
Module codeBS3514
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The aim of this module is to analyze corporate finance issues in a global context by studying the economic, fiscal, currency and political environments in which international companies operate and the methods and techniques they use to manage their operations.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Examination - autumn semester: 40%
Module codeBS3517
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The aim of the module is to provide specialist accounting students with a level 3 course that builds on and complements previous management accounting courses. The module introduces a number of key issues relating to the role of management accounting in the control of managerial and organizational performance. The module locates management accounting firmly within its organizational context.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 40%
  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
Module codeBS3538
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

To develop a critical knowledge and understanding of the changing content, management and experience of work in contemporary industrial society.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Written assessment: 40%
Module codeBS3543
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The aim of the module is to develop a deeper understanding among students of how strategy is conceived, developed and implemented in order to generate superior business performance. Internal and external sources of strategic advantage are explored and synthesised to generate an overall picture of effective business strategy. Leading theory is balanced alongside applied examples to create a rounded perspective of how superior business performance is arrived at in the contemporary business environment.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Written assessment: 40%
Module codeBS3547
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The Business Applications module aims to develop the concepts explored in the Managerial Economics module, and  make use of the skills acquired in the Empirical Business Economics module to analyse business decisions using spreadsheets. The module extends the economics discipline by showing how the knowledge and skills acquired in core economics areas may be applied to resource allocation problems within the firm. It deals with the structure of business decision making, and how practical applications can be enlightened using theoretical economic perspectives.  It develops computerised models for the economic analysis of business decisions and equips students with the principles and techniques of economic, statistical and mathematical analysis as applied to key decision areas in business management. In the process it provides transferable subject-specific and core analytical skills that will be of value to students in their future education and careers.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 30%
  • Examination - spring semester: 70%
Module codeBS3551
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

This double module provides students pursuing the Economics and related schemes with the core techniques used in the analysis of both cross section and time series economic data.  Study of the theory is reinforced with instruction in and use of modern econometric software.

The aims of this module are firstly to enable students to acquire competence in the use of economic data for the analysis of issues and questions in economics and secondly to develop an awareness of the limitations of such uses.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Written assessment: 20%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeBS3554
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The role of this module is to apply concepts and techniques learnt in the year 2 Microeconomics Analysis and Money Banking & Finance modules to real world issues affecting financial markets. It provides students with an introduction to financial economics and complements the work they do in the year 3 International Finance module.

The aim of the Financial Economics module is to provide students with a broad background to financial economics with the emphasis on financial asset valuation and risk management.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 70%
  • Written assessment: 15%
  • Written assessment: 15%
Module codeBS3555
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The International Finance module aims to:

  • Describe, discuss and where appropriate perform numerical calculations relevant to, the use of currency derivatives for hedging, speculation and market pricing purposes.
  • Describe and discuss mainstream theories of international macroeconomics, exchange rate determination and market efficiency; and, where appropriate, comment upon their relevance to actual (observed) exchange rate movements.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 70%
  • Examination - autumn semester: 30%
Module codeBS3556
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The role of this optional module is to provide students with the historical background to their studies on other economics courses and to prepare them for post-graduate study in the discipline.

The aim of the module is to analyse the historical development of the global economy from the nineteenth-century to the late twentieth century, utilising case studies from such countries as China, India, Japan, USA, Brazil, South Africa and Russia.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 70%
  • Written assessment: 15%
  • Written assessment: 15%
Module codeBS3558
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The Labour Economics module provides students with the opportunity to build on the theoretical analysis and the quantitative techniques introduced in the Year 2 modules by applying what they have learnt to examining the workings of the labour market. Specifically, its role is to develop intermediate microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis to investigate the nature, causes and implications of unemployment and wage differentials. Amongst other issues, the module introduces the results of empirical work in order to evaluate both economists’ explanations of labour market behaviour and alternative policy options for improving performance.

The Labour Economics module aims to provide students with a sound understanding of the method, content and scope of Labour Economics, a basic knowledge of the workings of Labour Markets, and an appreciation of current problems and policies. 

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 70%
  • Written assessment: 15%
  • Written assessment: 15%
Module codeBS3561
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The Modern Business Enterprise module aims to:

  1. provide students with a sound understanding of modern economic approaches to corporate organisation and behaviour.
  2. build upon the year 2 modules in Microeconomics and year 3 Industrial Economics and explore modern explanations of firm behaviour.
  3. introduce students to the information and decision problems facing modern business enterprise, and to examine possible solutions.
  4. familiarise students with various elements of corporate economic strategy particularly relating to mergers, vertical integration, joint ventures, franchising, and internationalisation and the role of these elements in meeting business objectives.
  5. give students an understanding of theoretical and practical perspectives on both the process of business growth and the constraints on growth.
  6. encourage through teaching and learning student transferable skills in areas such as data collection, analysis and reporting. 

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 80%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeBS3565
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The Macroeconomic Theory module aims to:

  • provide students with a thorough understanding of the method, content and scope of macroeconomic analysis.
  • stimulate students to appreciate the value of economic analysis in understanding the behaviour of the economy.
  • give students a firm foundation of knowledge about the policy issues facing the UK and other governments in respect of monetary and fiscal affairs.
  • encourage, through the study, teaching and learning of the module, a range of transferable subject-specific and core skills that will be of value to students in future education and in their subsequent careers.
  • progress students’ intellectual development, through teaching and learning, beyond comprehension and application to analysis.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 50%
  • Examination - spring semester: 50%
Module codeBS3566
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The Microeconomic Analysis module aims to:

  • Provide students with an up-to-date understanding of microeconomic analysis at a third year undergraduate level
  • Make students aware of the use of microeconomic analysis in understanding the behaviour of consumers and producers, and the operation of the economy as a whole
  • Make students aware of more recent microeconomic theory in particular in the areas of game theory and uncertainty
  • Give students a firm understanding of issues in dealing with microeconomic policy analysis
  • Enable students to obtain subject specific and core skills which will be of use in further education and their future careers

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 50%
  • Examination - autumn semester: 50%
Module codeBS3568
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The International Trade module aims to provide students with a sound understanding of the method, content and scope of International Trade, a basic knowledge of the world trading system, and an appreciation of current trade policy issues.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 30%
  • Examination - spring semester: 70%
Module codeBS3570
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The Applied Macroeconomics and Finance module aims to:

  • provide students with the ability to understand and predict the macroeconomic environment
  • encourage  students to employ economic analysis to evaluate macroeconomic policy
  • develop and enhance the skills and materials obtained in the year 2 Macroeconomic Theory module.
  • enhance, through teaching and learning, subject-specific and transferable skills, including technical, analytical and research methods.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 20%
  • Examination - spring semester: 80%
Module codeBS3571
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

This is a core module, which focuses on the role of banks and financial intermediaries in the economy.

The aim of the module is to provide students with the economic, institutional and legal framework to understand the role and practice of financial intermediation in the global economy.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 50%
  • Written assessment: 20%
  • Written assessment: 10%
  • Presentation: 20%
Module codeBS3572
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

Provide students with an up-to-date understanding of industrial economics, including the areas of industrial organisation and regulation, at a third year undergraduate level.

Make students aware of the relevant theory in these areas.

Make students aware of empirical work that has been undertaken in some areas relating to the operation and performance of markets.

Make students aware of key policy issues and the way in which economic analysis can be used to approach these issues.

Provide students with subject specific and core skills which will be of use in further education and their future careers.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 50%
  • Examination - spring semester: 50%
Module codeBS3589
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The module focuses on the strategic opportunities and challenges in modern logistics, with a particular emphasis on international logistics within the setting of global supply chain management. The module will familiarise students with the different components of an international distribution channel and enable them to understand how it is structured and how it can be managed to best optimise results. Emphasis will be on exploring how technology development is reshaping what is possible in the provision of logistics and examining the relationships between the logistics process and business management objectives. The module, in particular, will encourage an awareness of the significance of customer service in logistics to best serve the demands of the modern supply chain and an appreciation of logistics as a strategic management tool as well as developing analytical skills in logistics in areas such as trade-offs or service optimisation.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Written assessment: 20%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeBS3612
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the financial reporting, management accounting and investment appraisal techniques and practices specifically relating to public sector organisations.  The module also examines the problems of performance evaluation, audit and control of public sector organisations.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeBS3614
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

This module aims to introduce students to recent developments in the theory and practice of corporate governance, corporate accountability to stakeholders, corporate social responsibility, corporate social and environmental reporting and socially responsible investment.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeBS3615
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

The Security Analysis & Portfolio Management module is designed to provide students with an understanding of the theory and practice of security analysis and portfolio management and performance measurement

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeBS3619
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

The aim of this third-level module is to provide students with a range of predominantly probability/statistical based approaches for understanding and modelling real life problems of interest to managers, accountants and others concerned with business and commerce.  Within the general area of management science, the considered problem will include queuing and inventory management.

The intended understanding is to range from the mathematical rudiments of the problems and subsequent approaches to model them and the managerial, economic, accounting and/or logistic impact any results may have.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeBS3725
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The overall aim of the module is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of contemporary principles and practices of integrated marketing communications (IMC). This module is designed for future marketing managers. Throughout this module, students will appreciate and analyse the academic theories that underpin IMC, as well as the strategic frameworks that are used to successfully execute IMC in practice.  There is a focus on the tools, messages, and media available to companies to engage and interact with their audiences. Finally, students will learn to apply and integrate material to devise strategies and solutions for companies by producing an IMC campaign.    

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Written assessment: 40%
Module codeBS3727
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The module is designed to introduce students to the process and challenges of successful entrepreneurship.  In the first semester the module introduces theory and practice in small business  management as well as the growing field of entrepreneurship.  In the second semester the students will be introduced to the practical challenges of starting a new business venture and will be required to develop a new start-up idea that includes delivering a detailed report and formal presentation.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 60%
  • Written assessment: 40%
Module codeBS3728
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The module will examine ethical issues and dilemmas in business covering such key, controversial subjects as child labour, and ethical consumption. The main concepts and moral philosophical theories that have been used to understand and explain business ethics will be introduced. In this way it is intended that students will be able to gain an understanding of why ethical problems arise, what their significance might be, and how they might be attended to. Ultimately, the aim of the module is to enable students to reflect upon ethical questions with a view to enhancing their analytical and decision-making skills.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Written assessment: 40%
Module codeBS3735
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The aim of this third year module is to enable students to develop a critical understanding of key approaches to analysing organisations and change. The module will introduce students to a range of theoretical perspectives and analytical skills to undertake a critical analysis of contemporary issues in organisations.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Written assessment: 40%
Module codeBS3739
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The Advanced Operations Management module builds on the work undertaken in the BS2582 Operations Management module and aims to provide students an advanced understanding of operations management research methods and their application in solving business problems. It also develops an appreciation of the role of operational research in the development of business strategy. The Advanced Operations Management module aims to:

  • provide students with a number of operational management strategies that can be applied to real world problems.
  • stimulate an appreciation of the use of different types of operations management strategies to solving problems.
  • give students a foundation in operations management research.
  • enable students to apply the relevant operations management strategy to the correct situation.
  • enable students to understand operational management strategies and research and draw the correct conclusions from them.
  • give students an appreciation of the role of research in strategy development.
  • reinforce other modules in the programme from a strategic and research perspective.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Written assessment: 20%
  • Written assessment: 20%
Module codeBS3740
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The module explores with students how the management of people has an international dimension and seeks to develop knowledge and understanding of HR practices within international employing organisations. The module also makes evident to students that HRM practices must be regarded within an international political economy, focusing on how nation states, civic organisations, global business activities and transnational bodies shape contemporary HRM practices.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Written assessment: 20%
  • Written assessment: 4%
  • Presentation: 16%
Module codeBS3741
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The module presents the context, concepts, methods and applications of decision modelling, covering marketing decision areas such as segmentation, positioning, new product design, forecasting, advertising and promotion planning, pricing and product strategies.  This course will help students develop skills and learn techniques necessary for translating conceptual understanding into specific operational plans and marketing decisions.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 50%
  • Written assessment: 50%
Module codeBS3742
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

This module aims to broaden students’ understanding of marketing beyond that of the traditional marketing mix approach. It is intended that this course will offer a specialised advanced level module in the areas of services and relationship marketing.

The module aims to show how service and relational approaches are increasingly becoming the preferred marketing model.  This is facilitated by demonstrating progression from the traditional marketing mix and services marketing towards an alternative marketing paradigm.  Subsequently, a practical approach is used to show how services marketing and relationship marketing are used in the business environment.   Further strategic developments in marketing are also reviewed, for example customer relationship management, loyalty and experience marketing.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Written assessment: 40%
Module codeBS8511
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The aims of this module are to widen students’ knowledge of the law relating to banking and finance in the U.K., and of the influence of international institutions and developments upon the U.K. banking and financial sectors.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS8514
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The aim of the module is to introduce students to the financial markets and institutions operating in the UK.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 100%
Module codeBS8515
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

This module aims to provide a critical review of the role of audit and other assurance services in the context of modern society and studies the development of major assurance concepts, demonstrating how these concepts are applied in practice.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS8518
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The aim of this module is to explore the interrelationships between private, public and voluntary sector organisations within the contemporary business environment. 

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS8534
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

To identify how the employment relationship is established and maintained within work organisations, particularly through the role of collective institutions. The module considers the different strategies that employers, unions and governments develop in the area of employment, and examines the strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and constraints associated with each.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS8535
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The module aims to provide specialised knowledge concerning customers within the marketing context.  Buyer behaviour is at the heart of the marketing concept such that an organisation aims to satisfy customers’ needs and wants as a means to achieving its own goals. It is also important to understand how customers respond to marketing activities.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS8539
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

This module aims to provide students with the ability to design and justify appropriate marketing research programmes, to choose and carry out appropriate research methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative, and to analyse and interpret the results of such programmes.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS8541
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The role and contribution of purchasing, more commonly known today as procurement, has evolved considerably in recent years. Successful organisations now realise the competitive advantage that effective procurement and supply chain management can offer. This practical module provides students with the fundamental building blocks for developing a contemporary procurement function whilst understanding the necessary capabilities to support the supply chain integration strategies. In particular this module explores the procurement process, further highlighting the knowledge and skills required to become an effective buyer.

The module content has also received recognition by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)’s. Students who successfully complete this module as part of the BSc Business Management (Logistics & Operations) pathway will be able to apply for modular exemptions for the Graduate Diploma in Procurement and Supply, should graduates later wish to pursue CIPS professional qualifications.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS8617
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

The aim of the module is to develop knowledge and skills in the application and understanding of management accounting techniques to both quantitative and qualitative information for planning, decision-making, performance evaluation and control.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeBS8651
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

The role of this module is to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the economics of money, banking and finance.  It builds upon the theoretical analyses introduced in the year 1 macroeconomic and microeconomic modules and applies them within a monetary and financial context.  The module provides an essential grounding for the final year modules on the Banking & Finance degree programme, Domestic and International Banking, International Finance and Financial Economics.

This module aims to provide an understanding of the workings of monetary and financial systems and uses this understanding to assess and evaluate policy options and problems in economics, banking and finance.  The module surveys basic monetary theory and provides insight into current debates in banking and finance.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeBS8681
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

The module aims to provide students with a tactical and operational level understanding of the functions and operational characteristics of logistics systems. There is a focus on both internal and external factors, reflecting contemporary issues faced by logistics managers.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS9514
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The aim of this module is to analyze corporate finance issues in a global context by studying the economic, fiscal, currency and political environments in which international companies operate and the methods and techniques they use to manage their operations.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 100%
Module codeBS9521
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The aim of this module is to present a critical review of major developments in the theory and practice of financial accounting.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 100%
Module codeBS9538
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

To develop a critical knowledge and understanding of the changing content, management and experience of work in contemporary industrial society.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS9543
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The aim of the module is to develop a deeper understanding among students of how strategy is conceived, developed and implemented in order to generate superior business performance. Internal and external sources of strategic advantage are explored and synthesised to generate an overall picture of effective business strategy. Leading theory is balanced alongside applied examples to create a rounded perspective of how superior business performance is arrived at in the contemporary business environment.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS9551
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

This single module provides students pursuing the Economics and related schemes with the core techniques used in the analysis of both cross section and time series economic data.  Study of the theory is reinforced with instruction in and use of modern econometric software.

The aims of this module are firstly to enable students to acquire competence in the use of economic data for the analysis of issues and questions in economics and secondly to develop an awareness of the limitations of such uses.

Assessment

  • Report: 100%
Module codeBS9556
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The role of this optional module is to provide students with the historical background to their studies on other economics courses and to prepare them for post-graduate study in the discipline.

The aim of the module is to analyse the historical development of the global economy from the nineteenth-century to the late twentieth century, utilising case studies from such countries as China, India, Japan, USA, Brazil, South Africa and Russia.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS9558
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The Labour Economics module provides students with the opportunity to build on the theoretical analysis and the quantitative techniques introduced in the Year 2 modules by applying what they have learnt to examining the workings of the labour market. Specifically, its role is to develop intermediate microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis to investigate the nature, causes and implications of unemployment and wage differentials. Amongst other issues, the module introduces the results of empirical work in order to evaluate both economists’ explanations of labour market behaviour and alternative policy options for improving performance.

The Labour Economics module aims to provide students with a sound understanding of the method, content and scope of Labour Economics, a basic knowledge of the workings of Labour Markets, and an appreciation of current problems and policies. 

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS9561
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The Modern Business Enterprise module aims to:

1.     provide students with a sound understanding of modern economic approaches to corporate organisation and behaviour.

2.     build upon the year 2 modules in Microeconomics and Industrial Economics and explore modern explanations of firm behaviour.

3.     introduce students to the information and decision problems facing modern business enterprise, and to examine possible solutions.

4.     familiarise students with various elements of corporate economic strategy particularly relating to mergers, vertical integration, joint ventures, franchising, and internationalisation and the role of these elements in meeting business objectives.

5.     give students an understanding of theoretical and practical perspectives on both the process of business growth and the constraints on growth.

6.     encourage through teaching and learning student transferable skills in areas such as data collection, analysis and reporting

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS9589
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The aims of this module are to familiarise students with the different components of an international distribution channel and enable them to understand how logistics is structured and operated within the setting of global supply chains. Emphasis will be on the relationships between business management and logistics process.  The module, in particular, will encourage an awareness of the significance of customer service in logistics and an appreciation of logistics as a strategic management tool as well as developing analytical skills in logistics in areas such as trade-offs or service optimisation.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS9614
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

The aim of this module is to analyse corporate finance issues in a global context in which international companies operate and the methods and techniques they use to manage their operations.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeBS9628
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

The module will examine ethical issues and dilemmas in business covering such key, controversial subjects as child labour, and ethical consumption. The main concepts and moral philosophical theories that have been used to understand and explain business ethics will be introduced. In this way it is intended that students will be able to gain an understanding of why ethical problems arise, what their significance might be, and how they might be attended to. Ultimately, the aim of the module is to enable students to reflect upon ethical questions with a view to enhancing their analytical and decision-making skills.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS9638
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

To develop a critical knowledge and understanding of the changing content, management and experience of work in contemporary industrial society.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeBS9640
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

The module explores with students how the management of people has an international dimension and seeks to develop knowledge and understanding of HR practices within international employing organisations. The module also makes evident to students that HRM practices must be regarded within an international political economy, focusing on how nation states, civic organisations, global business activities and transnational bodies shape contemporary HRM practices.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeBS9642
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

This module aims to broaden students’ understanding of marketing beyond that of the traditional marketing mix approach. It is intended that this course will offer a specialised advanced level module in the areas of relationship marketing.

The module aims to show how relational approaches are increasingly becoming the preferred marketing model.  This is facilitated by demonstrating progression from the traditional marketing mix towards an alternative marketing paradigm.  Subsequently, a practical approach is used to show how relationship marketing is used in the business environment.   Further strategic developments in marketing are also reviewed, for example customer relationship management, loyalty and experience marketing.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 100%
Module codeBS9658
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

The Labour Economics module provides students with the opportunity to build on the theoretical analysis and the quantitative techniques introduced in the Year 2 modules by applying what they have learnt to examining the workings of the labour market. Specifically, its role is to develop intermediate microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis to investigate the nature, causes and implications of unemployment and wage differentials.  The module introduces the results of empirical work in order to evaluate both economists’ explanations of labour market behaviour and alternative policy options for improving performance.

The Labour Economics module aims to provide students with a sound understanding of the method, content and scope of Labour Economics, a basic knowledge of the workings of the Labour Market, and an appreciation of current problems and policies.

 

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS9694
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

The aim of this module is to develop awareness of the distinctive nature of the business environment within the European Union (EU). In the first semester, students will be introduced to the overall vision and ultimate objectives of the EU. The key political and legal institutions and actors responsible for the formulation of policies that influence business practice in Europe will be examined and core academic debates about the form and function of the EU will be reviewed.  The students will also be introduced to economic integration and the operation of the EU single market.  In the second semester, we will explore EU policies, business and society in more depth, with a particular emphasis on employment relations, corporate social responsibility and sustainable innovation.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS9725
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The overall aim of the module is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of contemporary principles and practices of integrated marketing communications (IMC). This module is designed for future marketing managers. Throughout this module, students will appreciate and analyse the academic theories that underpin IMC, as well as the strategic frameworks that are used to successfully execute IMC in practice.  There is a focus on the tools, messages, and media available to companies to engage and interact with their audiences. Finally, students will learn to apply and integrate material to devise strategies and solutions for companies by producing an IMC campaign.    

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS9728
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The module will examine ethical issues and dilemmas in business covering such key, controversial subjects as child labour, and ethical consumption. The main concepts and moral philosophical theories that have been used to understand and explain business ethics will be introduced. In this way it is intended that students will be able to gain an understanding of why ethical problems arise, what their significance might be, and how they might be attended to. Ultimately, the aim of the module is to enable students to reflect upon ethical questions with a view to enhancing their analytical and decision-making skills.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS9735
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The aim of this third year module is to enable students to develop a critical understanding of key approaches to analysing organisations and change. The module will introduce students to a range of theoretical perspectives and analytical skills to undertake a critical analysis of contemporary issues in organisations.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS9740
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The module explores with students how the management of people has an international dimension and seeks to develop knowledge and understanding of HR practices within international employing organisations. The module also makes evident to students that HRM practices must be regarded within an international political economy, focusing on how nation states, civic organisations, global business activities and transnational bodies shape contemporary HRM practices.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 50%
  • Presentation: 40%
  • Written assessment: 10%
Module codeBS9741
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The module presents the context, concepts, methods and applications of decision modelling, covering marketing decision areas such as segmentation, positioning, new product design, forecasting, advertising and promotion planning, pricing and product strategies.  This course will help students develop skills and learn techniques necessary for translating conceptual understanding into specific operational plans and marketing decisions.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS9742
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

This module aims to broaden students’ understanding of marketing beyond that of the traditional marketing mix approach. It is intended that this course will offer a specialised advanced level module in the area of services marketing.

The module aims to show how services are increasingly becoming the preferred marketing model.  This is facilitated by demonstrating progression from the traditional marketing mix and services marketing towards an alternative marketing paradigm.  Subsequently, a practical approach is used to show how services marketing is utilized in the business environment. 

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS9743
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The purpose of this module is provide students with an understanding of a variety of concepts and issues that are related to the development of firms and management systems in Japan and other Asian countries (especially China, South Korea, and Taiwan).

The module aims to show how the strategy and structure of firms and the specificities of management practices reflect both internal institutional developments and also the process of learning from overseas through importing management techniques and/or foreign direct investment.

 

The module aims to show that whilst there are some commonalities amongst Asian business systems (and these distinguish the way that Asian managements are organized compared to those in Europe and North America), there are also significant differences amongst Asian countries which need to be understood.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS9744
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The International Business module will develop an understanding of the theory and practice of international business. Key areas of theory are explored and used to provide an underpinning of international strategy and foreign market entry. The module examines global marketing and issues encountered in the international business context relating to market access and soft barriers such as culture. Public value is included as a sub theme of the module in contexts including corporate citizenship, ethics and corruption. Regional trading blocks are explored and the relative merits of membership are evaluated. 

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeBS9745
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The strategic management literature suggests that effective supply chain management offers enormous potential to unlocking competitive advantage. This module explores specific supply management strategies for tapping that potential, providing students with a broad-based understanding of the factors, mechanisms and processes relevant to establishing and maintaining effective supply chain management and improvement. In doing so, this module builds on students’ knowledge developed in BS2541 Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.

The module content has also received recognition by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)’s. Students who successfully complete this module as part of the BSc Business Management (Logistics & Operations) pathway, will be able to apply for modular exemptions for the Diploma in Procurement and Supply, should graduates later wish to pursue CIPS professional qualifications.

 

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%