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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 Business School's undergraduate pages to view available courses.
Module codeBS1611
LevelL4
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

The aim of the module is to further develop fundamental financial accounting skills with a focus on financial reporting.

Assessment

  • Examination - Spring Semester: 100%
Module codeBS1612
LevelL4
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the basic concepts of finance, including the evaluation of investment projects under a number of conditions, the different sources of finance available to UK businesses and the fundamentals of UK markets. 

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: 80%
  • Written Assessment: 20%
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: 20%
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 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: 80%
  • Presentation: 20%
Module codeBS2573
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

This module provides students with an understanding of the role and major elements of marketing 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 management activities, and provide them with the ability to critically evaluate and apply marketing issues in contemporary business settings.

Assessment

  • Written Assessment: 100%
Module codeBS2574
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The purpose of this module is provide students with an understanding of the issues entailed in managing in diverse national cultural and institutional environments. Research on culture in organisations responds to a business environment which is characterised by globalization, increasing numbers of multinational companies, international negotiations and business activities.

The module borrows ideas from a range of disciplines such as anthropology, cultural studies and psychology to explore and evaluate the role culture plays in organisations. We will cover ideas that understand culture as something that lies inside people and influences everything we do. This means looking at different countries as containers of culture and searching for explanations of the British, French, Chinese or Brazilian etc. ways of managing. We will then move on to look at culture as something that is dynamic and is created through interactions. This allows us an understanding of how different people interact and perform in a multicultural organisation. The course therefore moves from managing cultural difference to benefiting from cultural diversity as a competitive advantage.

Assessment

  • Written Assessment: 100%
Module codeBS2586
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The module aims to provide students with a number of operational management techniques that can be applied to real world problems and stimulate an appreciation of the use of different types of operations management approaches to solving problems. The module gives students a broad foundation in operations management and will enable students to apply the relevant operations management technique to appropriate situations. It will also enable students to understand operational management performance and draw the correct conclusions from this.

Assessment

  • Written Assessment: 100%
Module codeBS3503
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

This single module aims to provide students with an understanding of key aspects in the development of accounting practices, personnel and institutions. The module introduces students to major episodes in the development of the financial reporting practices used today and the continuously evolving nature of the discipline of accounting. The module therefore provides students with an awareness of the nature, potential and limitations of modern accounting based on a study of selected episodes in its historical development.

Assessment

  • Examination - Autumn Semester: 100%
Module codeBS3515
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The Financial Derivatives module is designed to provide students with an understanding of financial derivatives, their valuation and applications, and of the markets on which they are traded.

Assessment

  • Examination - Autumn Semester: 100%
Module codeBS3519
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) is a framework for analyzing data to seek hypotheses worthy of testing.  It complements the tools of conventional statistics for testing hypotheses.

In the era of ‘Big Data’, the existence of vast quantities of data of all types, and our capacity to create even more, pose a severe challenge to managers, accountants and statisticians alike.  Hence there is a need for data reduction or data mining methods which will cope with high dimensional data, large numbers of cases and/or a variety of data types.  Data now occurs in many forms – text, images (static and moving), sound, numbers, etc. and conventional methods may not cope very well with these more unusual forms of data.   This module is designed to give students experience in both new and established techniques for EDA.

Assessment

  • Examination - Autumn Semester: 50%
  • Written Assessment: 50%
Module codeBS3520
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The module aims to enable students to use and evaluate financial statements in company investment appraisal and understand the relationship between financial reporting and market-based information.

Assessment

  • Examination - Autumn Semester: 100%
Module codeBS3576
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The aim of this module is to extend corporate finance into a global context by studying the increasing globalisation of business, the international monetary and currency environments in which international companies operate, the international parity conditions between exchange rates, inflation rates and interest rates, the exposure of international firms to transaction risk, the methods and techniques they use to manage transaction risk, as well as the investment appraisal in an international context, and the assessment of political risk.

Assessment

  • Examination - Autumn Semester: 100%
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 codeBS3747
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

An understanding of the sociocultural aspects of marketing is critical to developing effective marketing strategies in an international business environment. To form appropriate and effective marketing strategies begins with a clear and accurate understanding of cultural needs and preferences. Companies cannot afford to spend much of their resources on training people in intercultural marketing, even when they appreciate it as a key ability. In most cases, long-term training is beyond their means (as is general education). A cheaper solution is to hire people with such skills out of the labour market. Thus, the development of intercultural skills is mostly an individual goal, taking into account that demand for such skills is increasing with the multinationalization of business. The opening up of world markets and the considerable increase in cross-border ventures push the need for marketing and sales executives able to communicate and interact in multi-cultural teams.

This module will explore in depth the basis for cultural marketing in consumer contexts. Lectures will prepare students to see the macro in the micro, the global in the local, and the etic that is developed out of the emic. Cultural Marketing will build upon and develop students prior understanding of culture and subcultures as introduced to them in the second year Buyer Behaviour module. In line with developments in Consumer Culture Theory (CCT), Cultural Marketing will also prepare students for Consumer Behaviour at postgraduate level.

In addition to exploring why and how people buy things, we unpack how products, services and experiences contribute to the wider social world. Whether we shop, cook, play golf, hang out at the beach, or look at ourselves in the mirror, the marketing process influences our lives. As if human behaviour isn’t complex enough, the task of understanding the consumer increases when we take a multicultural perspective. Using theoretical insights from cultural studies and marketing, the module provides an opportunity for students to study the interdisciplinary dimensions of consumption behaviour. Here, basic concepts such as CCT, social structure, human agency, ethnography, phenomenology, myth, ritual, values and identity will be introduced as terms to be employed in understanding the assigned readings. Students will be able to decode cultural themes in multiple societies other than their own. They will demonstrate an ability to relate the diversity of human cultures, to the dynamics of business management, with a focused understanding of public value and its implications for individuals and populations.

Assessment

  • Examination - Autumn Semester: 100%
Module codeBS3748
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

The aim of this module is to introduce the design orientation in business, which is impacting upon the way in which management is undertaken world-wide. It provides a number of critical tools for design which enable business professionals both to systematically analyse existing ways of organising and to specify new ways of organising. As such, the module provides concrete practices for constructing business strategy in terms of innovative and digitally-enabled business models. The module also provides a way of thinking through how change management and innovation management should be conducted. The central role that information and communications technology plays in transforming strategy and business models is addressed in terms of the tools and practices described in the module.

Assessment

  • Portfolio: 100%
Module codeBS8001
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 module focuses on developing learners’ knowledge of the procurement function and its role within the broader context of supply chain management. Among the topics covered include: the evolving status of purchasing in the organisation; outsourcing; supplier selection; contract management; ethical sourcing; and pricing strategies.

Assessment

  • Written Assessment: 60%
  • Presentation: 40%
Module codeBS8508
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

This module provides students with a thorough understanding, practical application and critical appreciation of the core principles and techniques of corporate financial management, focusing specifically on the appraisal of investment projects (under a variety of different conditions); the determination of the cost of capital of firms and currency risk management.

Assessment

  • Examination - Autumn Semester: 100%
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 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

  • Examination - Autumn Semester: 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

  • Examination - Autumn Semester: 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, and to choose and evaluate appropriate research methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative.

Assessment

  • Examination - Autumn Semester: 100%
Module codeBS8550
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The module Microeconomic Theory provides an introduction to key elements of intermediate microeconomic concepts and their application, namely consumer and production theory.

Assessment

  • Examination - Autumn Semester: 100%
Module codeBS8551
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn 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 - Autumn Semester: 50%
  • Written Assessment: 50%
Module codeBS8558
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

Economics of the EU is an optional year-2 module available on all programmes and is designed to deepen the students’ knowledge of: (a) The theoretical debate on the potential costs and benefits of the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU); (b) Issues of economic policy relating to the EMU; (c) The causes and consequences of the European sovereign debt crisis, the policy challenges arising at the national and union level and the crisis’ potential resolutions

Assessment

  • Written Assessment: 100%
Module codeBS8570
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

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

Assessment

  • Examination - Autumn Semester: 100%
Module codeBS8572
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

The aims of the module are to provide an analysis of a range of the major developments that have occurred in the British economy between 1900 and 1939, not least those related to business and the state and the relationship between them; and also assess their causes and consequences. The module takes a thematic and regional perspective approach, contrasting the experiences of Britain and south Wales with those in other countries.

Assessment

  • Written Assessment: 100%
Module codeBS8581
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn 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 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 codeBS9001
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

We are witnessing a period of significant change in how work and employment is structured and organized, how it is influenced by the broader context such as changes in the economy as well as technological developments. In turn, these changes raise questions about how work is organised, what work means today and how it is experienced by those in contemporary society. To address these themes the module Contemporary Issues in Work and Employment offers a topical, critical and research-led examination of current debates regarding the changing content, management and experience of work in contemporary UK workplaces. The module adopts a critical and sociological approach which involves emphasizing how the broader context impacts on work and employment and takes an evidence-based approach to assess the realities of the modern workplace.

Assessment

  • Portfolio: 100%
Module codeBS9003
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

This module is designed to enable students to understand the many challenges of entrepreneurship. In the first semester they will investigate research topics that place entrepreneurship into context. These provide a conceptual route map to assessing the individual, organizational and institutional elements of entrepreneurialism. This conceptual baseline allows for critical reflection and draws on recent research to explore emerging ideas around gender and entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, creative destruction, entrepreneurial emotion and institutional entrepreneurship. In turn, attention is given to equipping students with the practical business language essential for start-ups. This will be based on delivering workshop and team-based exercises to develop skills in pitching ideas, accounting and budgetary rules and protocols, and market and strategic tools. This research-based learning will enable students working in teams to understand and conduct due diligence, to market and stress test their ideas before presenting them as a business plan and Dragons Den pitch.

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 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 codeBS9565
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

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: 100%
Module codeBS9566
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

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 - Autumn Semester: 100%
Module codeBS9568
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

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: 100%
Module codeBS9572
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

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: 100%
Module codeBS9574
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

Social Welfare is offered as an optional module for final year students across a range of single and joint honours degree programmes involving Economics. Its role within the degree programme is to complement the core microeconomic theory modules by applying the theory and analysis of social choice and welfare to discuss several socioeconomic problems including climate change. Social Welfare builds on the knowledge of year 2 Microeconomic Theory (BS2550). The coursework offers final year students a chance to develop and display skills by undertaking and presenting a research project which applies economic analysis to a real problem of their own choice.

Assessment

  • Written Assessment: 100%
Module codeBS9577
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Credits10

This module examines a range of corporate financing decisions including, for example, capital structure, lease financing, dividend policy, and IPOs.  

Assessment

  • Examination - Autumn Semester: 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 codeBS9594
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn 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 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 codeBS9640
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Credits10

This module adopts an employment-relations perspective on IHRM. It takes account of the wider international labour issues evident in the global economy. It focuses on experiences of work and potential vulnerabilities in the global economy as well as a range of strategies for affording workers protection, including workers’ rights, international legislation, labour standards and regulation.

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 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.

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%