Business

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

Please be aware that some Business module choices will require prerequisite knowledge of the subject. Module choices will be approved by the School and are provisional until enrolment upon your arrival.

  • Students attending for one semester can select modules from the relevant list below (autumn or spring).
  • Students attending for the full academic year are welcome to select from any modules below or any Year 2 or Year 3 Business modules, visit the School's undegraduate pages to view available courses.
Module codeBS0510
LevelL3
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The Business Studies module aims to provide students with an introduction to business studies.  The module will give students a foundation in key business topics (marketing, strategy, operations management, finance, accounting, and human resource management) and an understanding of the fundamental concepts of business studies, providing a foundation for the further study of business studies subjects.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 50%
  • Written assessment: 25%
  • Written assessment: 25%
Module codeBS0511
LevelL3
SemesterDouble Semester
Credits20

The overall aim of the module is to prepare students for the quantitative material taught in CARBS first year modules.  This will be achieved by providing students with basic competence in the relevant mathematical and statistical methods.  An important part of this aim is to ensure that, as well as being able to carry out appropriate calculations and manipulations, students have an understanding of the underlying principles.  There will also be emphasis on problem solving and on interpretation of results in a business context.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 40%
  • Class test: 10%
  • Class test: 10%
  • Examination - spring semester: 40%
Module codeBS0612
LevelL3
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

This Module aims to provide an understanding of the activities of people within work organisations.  It will cover a wide range of issues, including the role of individual and group behaviour in organisations, the significance of managerial control and the influence of wider society in organisational life.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 50%
  • Written assessment: 50%
Module codeBS0621
LevelL3
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

The course is a basic introduction to economics.

The first 5 weeks are spent on microeconomics to ensure the students have a firm grasp of the basic theories of markets and their operation.

The last 5 weeks are spent on macroeconomics, giving students an overview of key concepts, including output, unemployment, growth, inflation and exchange rates. 

Assessment

  • Class test: 50%
  • Examination - spring semester: 50%

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