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Fundamentals of ManagementBUS001Semester 14Yes

Fundamentals of Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Matteo Mandarini
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS107
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This module introduces students to the purpose, operations and implications of management by exploring the contexts within which management takes place. We reflect on management in relation to the social, economic, technological and legal conditions within which it operates, and analyse political and environmental consequences. We often think of management as trying to manage flows of energy, finance and labour, but it increasingly is required to confront changing social and political structures on a world scale, and challenging environmental conditions as well.

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 4
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Operations ManagementBUS002Semester 15Yes

Operations Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Eun-Seok Kim
Overlap:
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This module has been designed to provide students with a clear understanding of the most important issues in OM (such as process design, quality planning and control, supply chain management, inventory management) through a blend of theoretical approaches and seminar-based activities. However, students are also encouraged to analyse the relationship between process design in services and manufacturing and the reproduction of technical and managerial knowledge, and the implications of such a relationship in terms of governance and strategic decisions.

Assessment: 80.0% Coursework, 20.0% Practical
Level: 5
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Quantitative Research Methods for BusinessBUS005Semester 24No

Quantitative Research Methods for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Thomas Kemeny
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This module aims to develop an appreciation of the role and practice of research methods, both in business and in research about business, and to prepare students for subsequent project work. It provides a first understanding of probability and of statistical inference, and develops skills in presentation of quantitative information. A subsidiary aim is to enhance student's familiarity with the use of spreadsheets.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 4
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Research MethodologyBUS007Semester 15Yes

Research Methodology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tarek Virani
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Business and Management research methodologies with different epistemological and methodological perspectives introduce: * Academic literature review to identify interesting questions for quantitative and qualitative research * Data collection/analysis * Consideration of scientific, political and cultural underpinnings * Research topic identification for an independent study * Sensitivity to issues of outcome validity and reliability. Seminars emphasise feedback on the independent research project by using data analysis software (e.g. SPSS) to help with assessments.

Assessment: 80.0% Coursework, 20.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

MarketingBUS011Semester 25Yes

Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Darryn Mitussis
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This module provides a broad overview of the key marketing concepts that underpin marketing practice. The module introduces students to buyer behaviour, marketing research, segmentation, targeting and positioning through marketing mix activities. Along the way, the social consequences of marketing practice are considered.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
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Human Resource ManagementBUS014Semester 25Yes

Human Resource Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Claire English
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The module introduces students to the key processes concerned with the management of people within organisations. It is pitched at non-specialist level, so it explores concepts, procedures and regulations that any manager with direct reports is likely to need to know in order to handle effectively their staff.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
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Economics for BusinessBUS017Semester 24Yes

Economics for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Ravshonbek Otojanov
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS137
Prerequisite:

This module introduces the most relevant concepts of economics from the perspective of business decision making. The first part of the module (on microeconomics) will cover supply and demand, elasticity, firm behavior, pricing and market structures. The second part (on macroeconomics) will include aggregate demand and aggregate supply, unemployment, inflation and fiscal, monetary and supply-side policies.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

Financial AccountingBUS021Semester 14Yes

Financial Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ishani Chandrasekara Mudiyanselage
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS138
Prerequisite:

The module will provide students with an understanding of the nature of accounting practices with respect to financial accounting. In this respect, the format of the module is designed to show the fundamentals and principles of financial accounting and the many uses of accounting data. The focus then moves to decision-making through examples such as the `double entry equation¿, and from an output (the primary financial statements) perspective.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
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Managerial AccountingBUS022Semester 25Yes

Managerial Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Jan Duesing
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The module critically assesses key aspects of management accounting in the context of planning, control, decision making and governance: *Enable students to make use of management accounting tools in critical decision making process *Provide students the opportunity to appreciate the global impacts of management accounting in decision making.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 5
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Fundamentals of Management (for Science & Engineering)BUS024Semester 14Yes

Fundamentals of Management (for Science & Engineering)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Lisa Morrison
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS107
Prerequisite:

This module introduces students to the purpose, operations and implications of management by exploring the contexts within which management takes place. We will reflect on management in relation to the social, economic, technological and legal conditions within which it operates, as well as reflect on its political and environmental consequences. We often think of management as trying to manage flows of energy, finance and labour, but it increasingly is required to confront changing social and political structures on a world scale, and increasingly challenging environmental conditions as well.

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Principles of Management Studies and SkillsBUS028Semester 25No

Principles of Management Studies and Skills

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mahesha Samaratunga
Overlap:
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The module will cover a wide variety of topics that will introduce students to management studies. Students will learn about key management theories, the nature of managerial work and related skills. This includes an understanding of what managerial work consists of, key theories from organisation and management studies that relate to managerial work, the skills required by managers to manage teams, how our perception of managerial work has changed over time and any implications in relation to responsible management practices.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
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Introduction to Marketing and CommunicationsBUS101Semester 14No

Introduction to Marketing and Communications

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Zahra Sharifonnasabi
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This module provides an outlook on marketing as a sub-discipline of management studies. The course assumes no previous knowledge of marketing and will give students an overview of the basic marketing planning process, including segmentation, branding, pricing, distribution, and promotion. These concepts are brought to life through interactive lectures, and case discussions. Furthermore, students will work on a segmentation project for a real product throughout the course.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
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Introduction to Financial AccountingBUS139Semester 14No

Introduction to Financial Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Androniki Triantafylle
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS106
Prerequisite:

This module will be offered at Level 4 as a compulsory module and will provide the necessary foundation for the level 5 modules. The module provides insights into key conventions and methods of accounting by focusing on the measuring and reporting of the financial position, the financial performance and cash flow of business organisations, and the analysis of the financial statements produced by business organisations.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
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Introduction to Management AccountingBUS140Semester 24No

Introduction to Management Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Chandres Tejura
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This module will be offered at Level 4 as a compulsory module and will provide the necessary foundation for the level 5 BUS239.The module provides insights into how accounting is embedded in a socio-economic, political and cultural context and how accounting is shaped by this context and in turn shapes this context. Adopting this broader perspective the module elaborates accounting concepts in the context of decision-making, control and governance. It is intended to help students to understand the essentials of management accounting.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
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Fundamentals of Management Studies and SkillsBUS141Semester 24No

Fundamentals of Management Studies and Skills

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mahesha Samaratunga
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The module will cover a wide range of topics which will introduce students to management studies. Students will learn about key theories on the nature of managerial work and on key management skills. These skills range from working effectively in groups to developing self-awareness and from how to effectively motivate and empower others to how to manage power and conflicts. A core part of the module involves learning to recognise the responsibility implications in applying these skills in various contexts.

Assessment: 70.0% Coursework, 30.0% Examination
Level: 4
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Contemporary Legal Issues in Business ManagementBUS142Semester 14No

Contemporary Legal Issues in Business Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fernando Barrio
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS143
Prerequisite:

The module introduces the contexts in which law operates, shapes and is shaped by business. It encourages critical thinking about the intersections of law and key business themes. Topics will include law and: corporate governance (e.g. share/stakeholder theories), business strategy (e.g. outsourcing, IP), industrial organisation (e.g. global value chains), competition (e.g. mergers/acquisitions), regulation standard setting (e.g. private standards), sustainable development. The operation, structures and functions of international legal systems with differing economic levels and historical trajectories of legal development are examined via case studies.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
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Contemporary Legal Issues in Business ManagementBUS143Semester 14No

Contemporary Legal Issues in Business Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Fernando Barrio
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The module is designed to introduce students to the business contexts in which law operates and how law shapes and is shaped by business. It will encourage students to think critically about the intersections of law and a series of key themes in the study of business. Topics will include law and corporate governance (e.g. shareholder v stakeholder theories), law and business strategy (e.g. outsourcing, intellectual property), law and industrial organisation (e.g. global value chains), law and competition (e.g. mergers & acquisitions), the intersection of standard setting and regulation with law-making (e.g. the growing role of private standards and their role as 'soft' law), and law and sustainable development. In addition to exploring these thematic issues, the module will equip students with resources and skills for thinking critically about the operation, structures and functions of legal systems across countries with differing levels of economic development, and different historical trajectories of legal development and how both shape and are shaped by the world of business. We will use a series of case studies to bring these themes to life, including focusing on particular business sectors, commodity chains, countries, and corporate governance scandals. Each will be used to illustrate the intersections between business and legal systems. Students will learn to make oral and written presentations, and how to manage teamwork, as well as to work independently.

This module is offered only to the two following programmes, as a compulsory module for Year 1 students on the BSc Business with Law programme offered by the SBM and as a core module to the LLB Law with Business programme offered by the School of Law.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
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Professional and Academic Development (PAD)BUS144Semester 14No

Professional and Academic Development (PAD)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Nikolaos Tsitsianis
Overlap:
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This NCM (Non-Credit Module) aims to enhance and develop certain aspects which are essential for the academic journey. The NCM will assist with the written academic work, practical problems with academic development (structure, plagiarism, collusion, etc). It also touches another aspect of professional development which is the familiarization with computerized analytical skills in the labs. Moreover classes on skills development, employability, appreciation of labour market trends, exam strategy, personal development, use of University resources are offered.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
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Financial InstitutionsBUS201Semester 15Yes

Financial Institutions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Zicheng Lei
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This module will define the financial system and discuss the functioning of financial institutions. The module will also analyse why the central bank is crucial for financial system and how financial institutions operate in the financial markets. This module will be offered to Joint Programme students as a compulsory module in Year 2, Semester 1 and to Associate undergraduate students as an elective module.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
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StrategyBUS204Semester 15Yes

Strategy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Joanne Zhang
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Strategy examines the choices facing an organisation in its quest for survival and success. The central focus of strategic analysis is the organisation as a whole rather than the perspective of a single function. In this module, we will explore models and frameworks used by management teams and apply these frameworks in a variety of industrial settings. And we will pay particular attention to encourage a critical awareness of the strengths and weakness of these analytical and conceptual tools.

Assessment: 80.0% Coursework, 20.0% Practical
Level: 5
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Business LawBUS205Semester 15Yes

Business Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Miss Tianyuan Huan
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This module provides an understanding of the English legal system, the principles of the law of contract and of the tort of negligence as they apply to business. It also explains the relationship between law and business, and the role that the legal system plays in enabling the conduct of business generally, its regulation, and the achievement of commercial aims.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
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Microeconomics for ManagersBUS208Semester 15Yes

Microeconomics for Managers

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Cecilia Lanata Briones
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Microeconomics in problems confronting general managers is explored focusing on markets, prices and market structure in two different situations: a) generally competitive large impersonal anonymous markets, and b) markets which identities matter. Large firms in which the identities of competitors, suppliers, and sometimes customers matter, and more personal economic relations such as that between employer and customer in which identities always matter, are discussed. Analysis of markets in which identities matter involves a focus on topics such as information, reciprocity, credibility, reputation and transactions costs.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
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Ethics and BusinessBUS212Semester 15Yes

Ethics and Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Amitabh Rai
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Ethics and Business introduces students to key writers on ethics. It provides an opportunity to apply these ethical approaches to analyse a business practice in its economic, political and social context. By applying different approaches to the same business practise we can reach different conclusions about its ethical implications for society. Therefore, by comparing and contrasting the conclusions reached by competing approaches we can form a more nuanced judgment about the ethical implications of a business practice for society.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
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AdvertisingBUS213Semester 25Yes

Advertising

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Amy Rungpaka Tiwsakul Hackley
Overlap:
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This module explores advertising as an evolving category of social communication within a convergent media landscape. A strategic managerial perspective is taken to generate insight into the development of advertising and the roles and processes so entailed. The consumer perspective is also considered in the light of advertising¿s role as a vehicle for cultural meaning. Media consumption issues are also important to consider given the rapid growth in expenditure on digital (especially mobile) advertising communication. The module takes a multi-disciplinary approach drawing on socio-cultural, psychological and anthropological perspectives.

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 5
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Advanced Accounting for BusinessBUS216Semester 25Yes

Advanced Accounting for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sukhvinder Sian
Overlap:
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This module builds on the foundation provided by BUS106 Accounting for Business in Year 1. In the area of Financial Accounting, the proposed module focuses on Financial Reporting by companies and the impact of company law and accounting standards. In Management Accounting the module looks at different approaches to costing, and the concept of identifying relevant costs for management decision-making; the appraisal of investment opportunities (capital budgeting) and accounting as a control mechanism.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

Persuasive Strategies in MarketingBUS220Semester 15Yes

Persuasive Strategies in Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mahesha Samaratunga
Overlap:
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BUS101

This module investigates the theory behind techniques adopted by professionals in marketing, sales, public policy as well as general business negotiation environments in order to change stakeholder behavior and attitudes, influence outcomes, and gain compliance. Students will explore, compare and integrate a variety of theories of persuasion grounded in research from the fields of psychology and marketing.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

Organisational Learning in the WorkplaceBUS221Semester 25Yes

Organisational Learning in the Workplace

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Stephen Fox
Overlap:
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The module addresses the following topics: [A] Theories of organisational learning (OL) 1) Definition of workplace OL 2) OLW early practical approaches 3) OL and managerial & organisational cognition 4) Cognitive vs socially situated learning theory [B] OL studies in different areas of business and management practice. OL and: 5) innovation practices 6) strategy-as-practice 7) change management 8) knowledge management [C] Wider contexts of OL 9) Postmodernity knowledge society 10) Recent OL concepts 11) OL futures

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Accounting for BusinessBUS106Semester 14No

Accounting for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Androniki Triantafylle
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS139
Prerequisite:

The module provides insights into how accounting is embedded in a socio-economic, political and cultural context and how accounting is shaped by this context and in turn shapes this context. Adopting this broader perspective the module elaborates accounting concepts in the context of decision-making, control and governance. Key concepts and methods of accounting are discussed by focusing on the reporting of the financial position and financial performance of business organisations, the analysis of the financial statements produced by business organisations and the use of accounting information by management for planning, decision making and control purposes.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

Business and SocietyBUS107Semester 14No

Business and Society

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Timothy Edkins
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS130
Prerequisite:

This module examines the relationship between business and society. It investigates how the relationship is not fixed, but rather the result of particular historical changes in which this relationship was contested. It explains how this results in particular roles for business, the state and individuals today, which in turn effects how resources, goods and services are produced and distributed within and across societies. It examines how this relationship is changing at present, and how this might reconfigure business and society.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

Economics for Business and SocietyBUS108Semester 24No

Economics for Business and Society

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Ravshonbek Otojanov
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module introduces the most relevant concepts of micro- and macro-economics. We will consider the perspectives of consumers, individual businesses and society. Our focus is on the insights of economics for business decision making. The module will cover mostly microeconomic topics such as supply and demand, elasticities, firm behaviour, pricing and market structures, market failures, and consumer behaviour. The second part, devoted to macroeconomics, will study aggregate demand and aggregate supply, inequality, unemployment, inflation, and fiscal, monetary and supply-side policies.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

Work and EmploymentBUS124Semester 24No

Work and Employment

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Emily Pfefer
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS132
Prerequisite:

The module aims to provide an introduction to the study of the world of work and employment by giving insight into relevant conceptual and theoretical approaches. The course takes a multi-level approach to understanding work and employment. This means that work and employment relations will be explored at macro-societal, meso-organisational and micro-individual levels.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Organisational BehaviourBUS127Semester 24No

Organisational Behaviour

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mustafa Ozturk
Overlap:
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This module will introduce students to basic psychological concepts in organizational behaviour including personality and intelligence, motivation and job design, perception and communication, learning, memory and training, decision making , attitudes and job satisfaction. Five metaphors of organizations including the organization as a machine, an organism, a brain, a psychic prison and instrument of domination will be considered in terms of what these offer to our understanding of their effects on individual and group behaviour in organizations.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Applied EconomicsBUS128Semester 14No

Applied Economics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Georgios Kavetsos
Overlap:
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This module introduces the most relevant concepts of economics from the perspective of business and management. The microeconomic part of the module covers: supply-demand, elasticities, firm behavior, pricing and market structures, and behavioural economics. The macroeconomics part includes: aggregate demand/supply, unemployment, inflation and fiscal, monetary and supply-side policies.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

Marketing Theory and PracticeBUS129Semester 14No

Marketing Theory and Practice

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Darryn Mitussis
Overlap:
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This introductory module is designed to familiarise first year students with key concepts and theories of marketing by exploring its intimate relationship with communication platforms, consumer behaviour, strategies and markets in a connected world. The module will be delivered through a mix of lectures and seminars designed to engage students in the core concepts and theories. Through a combination of case studies from local and international contexts, the module seeks to move theory to empirical analysis of contexts and how other factors including indigenous cultures, values and beliefs can present different challenges in developed and developing countries. The incorporation of a mix of detailed case studies aims to move theory into application and deconstruction of both the strategies and challenges faced by organisations.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Business in Social and Historical ContextBUS130Semester 14No

Business in Social and Historical Context

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Timothy Edkins
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module examines the relationship between business and society. It investigates how the relationship is not fixed, but rather the result of particular historical changes in which this relationship was contested. It explains how this results in particular roles for business, the state and individuals today, which in turn effect how resources, goods and services are produced and distributed within and across societies. It examines how this relationship is changing at present, and how this might reconfigure business and society.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

Management Studies and Skills For Specialist ManagersBUS131Semester 24No

Management Studies and Skills For Specialist Managers

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Andromachi Athanasopoulou
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module introduces students to management development and careers. It allows students to gain experience in practising key organisational and life skills and introduces them to the conceptual frameworks which underlie and contextualise such skills. This module aims to give you an understanding of managerial work and managerial skills: how they are changing and how we can study and make sense of them.

Assessment: 70.0% Coursework, 30.0% Practical
Level: 4
Timetable:

Work and Employment in ContextBUS132Semester 24No

Work and Employment in Context

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Emily Pfefer
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS124
Prerequisite:

The module aims to provide an introduction to the study of the world of work and employment by giving insight into relevant conceptual and theoretical approaches. The course takes a multi-level approach to understanding work and employment. This means that work and employment relations will be explored at macro-societal, meso- organisational and micro-individual levels.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Organisation StudiesBUS133Semester 24No

Organisation Studies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mustafa Ozturk
Overlap:
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Organisation Studies explores how organisations and the work contained within them are structured, and how they variously remain stable and evolve over time. Organisational behaviour is complex, and constituted by multiple stakeholders, systems, and processes. Thus, we approach organisational behaviour by studying phenomena at the intersection of three levels of analysis: individual, group, and organisation. For example, at the individual level, we study employee personality; at the group level, we consider teamwork, and at the organisation level, we examine culture.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Quantitative Analysis for BusinessBUS135Semester 24No

Quantitative Analysis for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Thomas Kemeny
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module aims to develop an appreciation of the role and practice of quantitative research methods, both in business and in research about business, and to prepare students for subsequent project work. It provides a first understanding of statistics and statistical inference, and develops skills in presentation of quantitative information. A subsidiary aim is to enhance student's familiarity with the use of statistical software.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Marketing PrinciplesBUS136Semester 14No

Marketing Principles

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Darryn Mitussis
Overlap:
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BUS136 is the first module in marketing and available only for students on the BSc Marketing and Management. BUS136 introduces students the areas of research and practice that need to be understood by every marketing practitioner and researcher: buyer behaviour, market segmentation, marketing strategy, marketing mix management (including pricing, distribution and communication), marketing research and ethics. The module is taught with a mix of big and small group seminars.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Economics for Business ManagementBUS137Semester 24No

Economics for Business Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mrs Caterina Gennaioli
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS017
Prerequisite:

This module introduces the fundamental concepts and principles of micro- and macro-economics. The focus is on the insights of economics for business decision-making. The first part of the module (on microeconomics) covers supply and demand, elasticities, firm behaviour, pricing and market structures, and market failures. The second part (on macroeconomics) includes aggregate demand and aggregate supply, unemployment, inflation, international trade and exchange rate, and economic policies.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

Principles of Financial AccountingBUS138Semester 14No

Principles of Financial Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ishani Chandrasekara Mudiyanselage
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module will be offered at Level 4 as a compulsory module. The module provides insights into how accounting is embedded in a socio-economic, political and cultural context and how accounting is shaped by this context and in turn shapes this context. Adopting this broader perspective the module elaborates some accounting concepts in the context of financial reporting, decision-making, control and global governance. Key conventions and methods of financial accounting will be discussed by focusing on the reporting of the financial position and financial performance of business organisations, the analysis of the financial statements produced by business organisations.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

Psychology of LeadershipBUS236Semester 25No

Psychology of Leadership

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Andromachi Athanasopoulou
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module explores leadership from a psychological perspective by critically reviewing theory development in this field: trait theory to transformational leadership, leader follower relationships, transformational/transactional leadership, leadership and power, leadership and diversity, and developing effective leadership. It looks at leadership in terms of how power and influence is exercised in organisations, raising questions about unitary versus pluralistic models of leadership. The module draws on social psychological theory and research that accounts for how leaders acquire and exercise social influence in a manner that contributes to their credibility and the motivation of their followers, plus how individual differences in leader behaviour acquire significance in different contexts. In particular, the module explores how diversity in terms of gender and culture shapes leadership processes. The emphasis of the module will be on comparing and contrasting ideas and perspectives on leadership, and application of leadership theory to case studies.

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm

Corporations and Social ResponsibilityBUS237Semester 25No

Corporations and Social Responsibility

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sadhvi Dar
Overlap:
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This module will provide a complete introduction to the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). CSR is an area of corporate self-regulation that integrates sustainability and business-ethics into the business model. 'Greening' waste management, reducing the corporation's carbon footprint and protecting the rights of workers, are all aspects of CSR management that corporations are involved in and voluntarily self-regulate. In this module you will engage with business-ethics theories and a number of real world case studies to bring the issues to life.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

International Financial AccountingBUS238Semester 25No

International Financial Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Jan Duesing
Overlap:
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BUS134 or take BUS106

This module extends the financial accounting component of BUS139 Introduction to Financial Accounting (or BUS106 Accounting for Business) in Year 1 (Level 4) to introduce the preparation and analysis of corporate financial statements. The content includes the function and content of the main published statements under UK company law and International Financial Reporting Standards, the analysis of these statements to assess company performance, and discussion of a number of key reporting issues and the relevant Standards.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

Management Accouting for Decision MakingBUS239Semester 15No

Management Accouting for Decision Making

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Chandres Tejura
Overlap: BUS216
Prerequisite: BUS134 or BUS106

The module explores key aspects of Management Accounting in the context of its key pillars planning, control, internal decision making and governance.

Students will be able to understand the interaction of Management Accounting with organization/business and society.
Learners will appreciate the manner by which Management Accounting is embedded in a socio-economic, political and cultural context within an organisation.

Critically blending professionalism with intellectualism in Management Accounting practices to ensure broad-based Management Accounting education and the enhancement of learning required in any modern organisation.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am - 10 am
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm

Services MarketingBUS240Semester 15No

Services Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nima Heirati
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

The services sector accounts for over three-quarters of GDP and employment in many economies. In light of the growing importance of services in local and global economies, it becomes crucial to study and understand the functionality of service offerings. This module will explore the distinctive characteristics of services and explain how these characteristics affect the marketing approaches used by firms - including challenges involved in controlling service quality, managing customer experience, and synchronising demand and supply.

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

Corporate Financial ReportingBUS241Semester 15No

Corporate Financial Reporting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Epameinondas Katsikas
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

Accounting standards and the contribution of pan national organisations (e.g. EU and International Accounting Standards Board IASB) are explored to include statements of changes in equity and comprehensive income. Topics include the evolution of accounting standards, financial instruments, fair value reporting and debates on accounting conceptual frameworks. Changes in regulation and corporate governance arrangements, added remuneration reports, chairman's statements and new demands for integrated corporate reporting (e.g. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Reporting) are analysed in light of external consultants/actuaries influencing corporate reporting.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

Organisation and IdentityBUS302Semester 16Yes

Organisation and Identity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rowland Curtis
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module takes up questions regarding the significance of dimensions of identity and meaning for dynamics of managing and organizing. The module also concerns itself with associated questions regarding knowledge and learning and their role in management education and wider organizational life. In pursuing these interests we draw upon an eclectic and innovative range of theory, literature and other media, including novels and films, as means by which to open up and explore the experiential and `existential¿ dimensions that structure and deconstruct modern work organization.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

International BusinessBUS304Semester 26Yes

International Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Lutao Ning
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module offers a broad overview of the process of economic `globalisation¿ and changes in international business over time. The focus is on the multinational firm set in the context of trends in the world economy. It provides a critical, strategic and comparative perspective on the nature and scope of international business, its origins, development, and theories. These issues will be illustrated through in-depth analytical case studies.

Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

Managing DiversityBUS305Semester 16No

Managing Diversity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Gulce Ipek
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

Workforce diversity has become widely recognised in all sectors. The background and context of this debate provides an opportunity to explore contemporary contexts, concepts, policies and practices. Theories of equality, diversity and labour market occupational segregation/segmentation are analysed. Dimensions of gender, race, disability, age, religion and sexual orientation are considered in organisational processes, which produce and reinforce inequalities of outcome among diverse social groups. UK/European legislative frameworks, policy approaches and implications at organisational level are reviewed.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Financial ManagementBUS306Semester 16Yes

Financial Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Deven Bathia
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take ECN226 or take MTH6156
Prerequisite:

The module introduce students to the fundamental issues of financial management and to the quantitative techniques used to address them. The issues that are of importance to a financial manager operating in a global market, in particular, the application of the theories of valuation to practice, will be discussed. Some of the key financial management issues that will be discussed are: investments (whether or not a capital project adds value to business), financing (the acquisition of funding by companies and how to determine their value) and evaluating the cost of capital.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

Business Management DissertationBUS314Full year6No

Business Management Dissertation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Georgios Kavetsos
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS364
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you should gain an average mark of between 65 and 100 from BUS007

The dissertation is an important part of the assessment of the BSc Management Programmes, carrying a weighting of 30 credits, the equivalent of 2 modules. The dissertation requires a demonstration of a student¿s ability to carry out an original investigation into an area of interest. As such, the process should reflect skills of formulating research questions, collecting and analysing data, drawing insights and conclusions, and written communication.

Assessment: 100.0% Dissertation
Level: 6
Timetable:

Social and Political MarketingBUS316Semester 16Yes

Social and Political Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Arianna Bove
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module seeks to develop students understanding of effective social and political marketing. We tackle specific marketing problems facing today's political public sector:

-The relationship between voters and government, and the degree to which political communication is able to influence in the context of a sophisticated and media-aware society.
-The mixed track record of success and failure in the use of marketing techniques by government, single-issue groups and public sector organizations.

The module builds on contemporary cases to develop both theoretical and practical perspectives on public/ political marketing. It is particularly relevant to those with an interest in the use of propaganda and political lobbying; public sector organisations, and the not-for-profit sector, including pressure groups, social cause, and other charities.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 9 am - 10 am

Consumer PsychologyBUS318Semester 16Yes

Consumer Psychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Eric Levy
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

A deep understanding consumers is critical for businesses that wish to meet and satisfy consumer needs. The module will help students to gain an in-depth understanding of what makes consumers buy some products and not others, how various psychological characteristics influence our consumer behaviours, how companies can best try to meet consumers' wants and needs, among other interesting topics. Building on a general understanding of marketing, this course develops a useful, conceptual understanding of psychological theories relevant to the study of consumer behaviour.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Business and Social Approaches to Social Media - Opportunities and IssuesBUS321Semester 26No

Business and Social Approaches to Social Media - Opportunities and Issues

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Yasmin Ibrahim
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module `Business and Social Approaches to Social Media (SM) ¿Opportunities and Challenges' examines social media as a platform for social and commercial activities analysing the opportunities and challenges it presents for organisations, marketers, societies and humanity. It seeks to advance the understanding of SM as part of a wider economy where labour, markets and regulatory practises are shifting constantly with convergent technologies. In so doing, it aims to deconstruct the wider economic, social, legal and ethical implications for society.

Assessment: 70.0% Coursework, 30.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

The Management of Human ResourcesBUS324Semester 26Yes

The Management of Human Resources

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rowland Curtis
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

Organisations often claim that their most valuable resources are their employees, but one of the most difficult tasks of management is to ensure that employees feel valued. This module examines the main theories, concepts and processes that are considered central to the management of human resources. The course combines theoretical analysis with examples of practical application to encourage students to think critically about the management of people.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

Global Supply ChainsBUS326Semester 16Yes

Global Supply Chains

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elena Baglioni
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

The study of global supply chains is vital to understand the global dimension of business. This module investigates firms` outsourcing strategies and their management, i.e. their growing practice to parcel out some activities from foreign suppliers. The module critically examines what value creating activities firms tend to outsource, how, why and to whom they outsource, and with what implications. Outsourcing is understood in a broad context characterised by multiple players, e.g. global institutions, states, consumers, trade unions and social movements.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Corporate Law and GovernanceBUS329Semester 26Yes

Corporate Law and Governance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Min Yan
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module aims to cover some of the main issues and fundamental principles which underlie corporate law and governance. The module examines the nature of the company and its legal personality; what goes on behind the corporate veil; the function of different company organs; constitutional matters; corporate management; directors¿ duties; shareholders' remedies with particular emphasis on minority shareholders¿ protection; and the main theories and principles of corporate governance. The focus is UK company law.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

Macroeconomics Modelling and PolicyBUS330Semester 16Yes

Macroeconomics Modelling and Policy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay
Overlap:
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BUS260

In this course we will focus on theories and applications of economic growth and income inequality, unemployment and inflation and tested using modern applied econometrics methods. Students will be able to address questions popular in the new empirical macroeconomic literature such as what causes a nation¿s economic activity to fluctuate, what causes unemployment, what are the new empirics of global income inequality, inflation, and unemployment, and what are the spatial distributions of economic growth and inequality across the world?

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

Company ValuationBUS331Semester 26Yes

Company Valuation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Alain Wouassom
Overlap:
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BUS139 and take BUS225

This module identifies and explores challenges and issues facing global managers and corporate consultants as they operate in a global world requiring them to know what an asset is worth and what determines its value. The postulate for sound investing is that a manager does not pay more for an asset than it is worth. In a global world and under competition managers¿ assessments of value should relate to realistic estimates of cash flows and uncertainties faced.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Business Analysis and Financial AccountingBUS333Semester 26No

Business Analysis and Financial Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Epameinondas Katsikas
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module will develop a student's understanding of the nature of business analysis from a business models conceptual framework grounded in financial accounting. Business models have been conceptualized in the management strategy literature but increasingly employed to inform business analysis. Specifically this module will inform students as to how financial performance is the outcome of variable and contingent stakeholder relations and how these impact upon financial viability and a firms value proposition.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Evidence-Based ManagementBUS242Semester 15No

Evidence-Based Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Robert Briner
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

The ultimate goal of evidence-based practice is to help practitioners become more effective through providing a framework for making decisions and taking actions which incorporate the best available evidence from multiple sources. This module will focus on evidence-based practice in management and to provide participants with hands-on experience of how to use different types of evidence and information including organisational/company data and scientific findings both to identify real management problems and their potential solutions.

Assessment: 70.0% Coursework, 30.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

Responsible LeadershipBUS243Semester 25No

Responsible Leadership

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Szilvia Mosonyi
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module covers concepts and practices of Responsible Leadership. It introduces students to elements of ethical decision-making at individual level. Core leadership theories are discussed from leader and follower perspectives linking to (ir)responsible practices. The module builds on current responsible leadership literature, while covering related theories of authentic, servant, ethical, and spiritual leadership. The module concludes by looking into how responsibilities of leaders and followers translate at a corporate level and investigating related corporate social responsibility practices.

Assessment: 80.0% Coursework, 20.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

European Business ContextBUS244Semester 25No

European Business Context

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Eleni Lioliou
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module will explore aspects of the European political, economic, social and cultural context that are relevant for managers doing business in Europe. It will begin with an introduction to Europe's structural characteristics and the history of European integration. It will then introduce students to key features of Europe's business environment such as the Single European Market and monetary union. Students will also be engaged in discussions over Europe's place in the world and future structural changes.

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

Innovation and EntrepreneurshipBUS300Semester 26Yes

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Shoutong Thomas Zhang
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module integrates the theory and practice of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This module has been organised as a capstone course, to be taken in the final semester of the business and management undergraduate programme. The module will draw together learning from several functional areas that students will have already covered within the programme ¿ marketing, human resources, strategy, finance etc. ¿ and place these within the larger context of innovation and entrepreneurship in organisations.

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

Strategic ManagementBUS222Semester 25Yes

Strategic Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Eleni Lioliou
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module will explore various theoretical to explain what markets managers choose to compete within, why and how. We will begin by examining the ""traditional"" competitive positioning and resource-based views, and critically evaluate their appropriateness in an increasingly networked, globalised, digitised and fluid competitive environment. We will then go on to consider more contemporary approaches to strategic management, such as the importance of strategy process, business ecosystems, cognitive approaches and strategy-as-practice. Throughout the course we will examine a variety of organisational contexts, assessing the extent to which firm strategy models may be applicable to public sector, voluntary, entrepreneurial or other types of organisations as well as firms.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

International Corporate ReportingBUS224Semester 15No

International Corporate Reporting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Didem Gundogdu
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

The module will commence with a consideration of financial reporting systems and environment, and the Conceptual Framework for financial reporting. Corporate governance, sustainability and ethics will follow. Preparation and interpretation of financial statements and reporting performance will be covered in subsequent weeks. Then, the module will explore the accounting treatment of revenue from contracts with customers in accordance with IFRS 15. Finally, calculation and presentation of earnings per share (EPS) concludes the module.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

Corporate Finance and StrategyBUS225Semester 25No

Corporate Finance and Strategy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Chunling Xia
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module will develop students¿ understanding of the nature of corporate finance in terms of the sources of finance and nature of internal calculations that are employed to allocate financial resources into strategic investment projects. Students will discuss how the techniques of financing and allocation of financial resources have evolved. This understanding will be blended with an analysis of the strategic management literature on how financial resources are deployed strategically to both create and capture value.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

Strategic MarketingBUS226Semester 15No

Strategic Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Alexander Leischnig
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module gives an overview over strategic marketing issues. Strategic marketing includes activities of firms that deal with the analysis of the corporate situation and the formulation and implementation of market-oriented strategies and programmes. The module provides a systematic approach that focuses on real-world applications to enable students to relate theoretical insights to marketing strategy, improve the ability to analyse business cases, and to prepare students for the possible pursuit of a career in marketing and/or a master in marketing/management.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

International MarketingBUS227Semester 25No

International Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Jieke Chen
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

International marketing requires leaving behind the assumptions of the domestic market. Firms frequently struggle to adapt to the social and economic practices that shape markets outside their sphere of experience. Firms' internationalisation also can influence the nature of those practises (for better and for worse). This module examines the nature of the problems and theory that guides developing solutions.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Quantitative Research Methods and Data AnalyticsBUS229Semester 25No

Quantitative Research Methods and Data Analytics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Eun-Seok Kim
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

The module will provide an overview of quantitative methods in business and management research. Following a revision of descriptive statistics and inference, the focus will be on fitting models, synthesising and communicating the results. The module will then discuss different types and sources of quantitative data before advancing on more contemporary issues of data applications and analytics (e. g. government data, clickstreams, web and social media analytics). Emphasis will be placed on the use of statistical software with practical examples and interpretation of results.

Assessment: 70.0% Coursework, 30.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

Entrepreneurial LearningBUS230Semester 15No

Entrepreneurial Learning

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Stephen Fox
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

The module provides an integrated introduction to the processes and management of emerging businesses with a specific concentration upon entrepreneurial learning in the earlier stages of entrepreneurial activity. The taught component will introduce key perspectives on the recognition and nature of entrepreneurial opportunities, evaluation of resources and relations, and roles of entrepreneurial creativity and legitimation processes. The experiential learning component enables students to explore and evaluate different approaches to entrepreneurial learning and develop entrepreneurial skills through working in small-groups to collectively create, develop and legitimate their own entrepreneurial opportunities.

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

Creative IndustriesBUS233Semester 25Yes

Creative Industries

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tarek Virani
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module explores the foundational concepts and theories of the creative industries. Courses typically focus on theory mainly. Too often, little attention is paid to issues of business practice and administration. This module, seeks to address this gap and to provide the student with the relevant theories, conceptual tools and factual information necessary to gain an understanding of, and be able to engage critically with, the realities of managing, working and progressing within the cultural and creative industries.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

International Business FinanceBUS235Semester 25Yes

International Business Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Sushanta Mallick
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

On completion of this course, students should have gained understanding of the following topics: the international financial systems, the opportunities in international FX investments, the relevance of hedging in the management of currency risk, country risk and international diversification. Students should be able to learn the importance of international financial theories to finance practitioners; acquire numerical and problem-solving skills required by managers in the context of globalization and the growing integration of the international economy.
Topic 1: The Internationalization of Business and Finance - valuation of a multinational firm
Topic 2: Currency Systems and Valuation; Currency Markets and Derivatives
Topic 3: Parity Conditions in International Finance and Monetary Approach to Exchange Rate Determination
Topic 4: FX market microstructure and Forecasting exchange rates
Topic 5: Foreign Exchange Exposure: Types of Risk, Measurement and Management
Topic 6: Managing International Risks - Hedging with forwards and futures; Country Risk Analysis and Trade Finance
Topic 7: Multinational Financial Management: International Investment and Diversified Portfolios

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 5 pm - 6 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2: Tuesday 5 pm - 6 pm

Marketing Group Project Involving an External OrganisationBUS347Semester 16No

Marketing Group Project Involving an External Organisation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Evangelos Markopoulos
Overlap:
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you should gain an average mark of between 65 and 100 from BUS226

BUS347: elective module (15 credit - Level 6) for BSc in Marketing and Management. A semi-structured module that provides realistic experience of the work environment for marketing staff in various sectors, via a marketing group project for an external organisation. BUS347 is open to students who 1) pass BUS226 Strategic Marketing in Y2 with overall module mark of 65%+, 2) achieve an average mark of 60%+ across all Y2 module assessments, and 3) are not registered for the Dissertation module.

Assessment: 60.0% Coursework, 40.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

Creative Brand MarketingBUS348Semester 16No

Creative Brand Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Dimitrios Dousios
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

¿Creating a true brand is one of the most powerful things any company can do to enhance its market power¿ (Elliott and Percy, 2007, preface). When a product-commodity becomes a brand, its use value is imbued with symbolic value that consumers deploy in constructing and maintaining their identities. The module draws on a diverse set of theories to understand current issues in brand management rather than merely relying on the cognitive, information-processing approach to branding.

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

Gender at WorkBUS349Semester 26No

Gender at Work

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Chidozie Umeh
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module examines how gender impacts on management and work, resulting in men¿s and women¿s differential participation across occupations and in senior positions in the private and public sectors. It critically analyses modern workplaces and the assumptions we carry into work from an intersectional and feminist perspective. The module will discuss theory as well as empirical evidence, seeking to explain persistent inequalities in relation to pay and representation.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

New Product DevelopmentBUS350Semester 26No

New Product Development

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Giuliano Maielli
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

The module analyses the relationship between product/process innovation and the emergence of technological platforms. Drawing on current theories concerning open innovation and organisational ecologies, the module will provide students with frameworks for a systematic analysis of innovation in large firms as well as tart-up organisations. Students will analyse case studies concerning traditional industries, as well high-tech organisations engaging with the development of digital ecosystems, smart devices, smart organisations and the Internet of things.

Assessment: 80.0% Coursework, 20.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

Business Internship ProjectBUS351Semester 26No

Business Internship Project

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lilian Ngozi Schofield
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This Module will deepen student¿s learning from their summer or yearlong internships. Through a series of small group workshops and individual supervision meetings, students will draw on material, networks and experience from their internships to reflect on the critical business issues faced, changing graduate employment and skills requirements and own personal and professional development. To be eligible, students will have to have completed a University-approved internship or placement of at least 210 hours prior to enrolling on their final year.

Assessment: 70.0% Coursework, 30.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

Corporate Governance and AccountabilityBUS334Semester 26No

Corporate Governance and Accountability

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Didem Gundogdu
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module will commence with the evolution of corporate governance and its central focus on the risk management and agency gap, which theoretically and practically explores the differences between the demands of investors and behaviour of senior management. This narrow concept of corporate governance for 'investors' will be contrasted with a broader perspective which focuses on how to reconcile managerial interests with a wider group of stakeholders. Students will consider how corporate governance regulation and legislation has evolved and explore the differences between rules and principles-based systems of corporate governance.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Business to Business and Relationship MarketingBUS335Semester 26No

Business to Business and Relationship Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mod Reg Dept Contact - Dept Of Business Management
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

BUS335 is a compulsory module for students on the BSc Marketing and Management and is not available to students on other programmes. The module continues to develop students' knowledge and understanding of marketing theory and practice, but specifically those that relate to organisationals rather than consumers. Three themes are considered: organisational buying, industrial services and relationship marketing. By the end of the module, students will be able to work with all three themes and analyse problems using material from all three themes.

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Business ComputingBUS337Semester 26No

Business Computing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mod Reg Dept Contact - Dept Of Business Management
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module will explore the impact of computing applications on organisations and individuals. Traditional themes in information systems management will first be examined such as the role of information and how it relates to decision making, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), e-business, e-government, IT planning, development and evaluation. The module will then cover more contemporary aspects such as business intelligence, data analytics, mobile computing and the crowd economy.

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Firm Governance and Strategy in the Institution ContextBUS338Semester 16No

Firm Governance and Strategy in the Institution Context

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Martha Prevezer
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS211
Prerequisite:

This is an elective third year module for undergraduates enrolled in the BSc Business and Management, BSc Accounting and Management, BSc Marketing and Management. It introduces students to the concepts of governance and institutions and to the coevolution of governance, firm strategy and institutions. It explores this theme for both developed countries and emerging markets, and over the historical period of the twentieth century to the present day.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Financial Institutions ManagementBUS339Semester 16No

Financial Institutions Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Alain Wouassom
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

The Financial System offers a unique analysis of the risks faced by investors and savers, governments and companies interacting through financial markets, as well as strategies that can be adopted for controlling and managing risks. Special emphasis is put on new areas of operations in financial markets their characteristics and how the participants in these markets manage risks and maximise their perceived utility.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

Financial Markets and InstitutionsBUS340Semester 16No

Financial Markets and Institutions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ni Peng
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module will compare the forms and functions of various financial markets, and develop an understanding of how financial managers use these markets to attain corporate goals. As increasingly complex relation between financial institutions and financial markets has evolved over a period of time, this module will also analyse various sophisticated and complex financial instruments used, and establish a framework of how different forms of financial institutions operate to manage financial risks.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

Corporate Financial ManagementBUS341Semester 16No

Corporate Financial Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Alain Wouassom
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module will help students to develop an understanding of the nature of corporate finance in terms of the sources of finance and the internal calculations that are employed to allocate financial resources into strategic investment projects. Students will appreciate how the techniques of financing and allocation of financial resources have evolved. This understanding will be blended with an appreciation of the strategic management literature on how financial resources are deployed strategically to both create and capture value and how this impacts on risk, equity valuations and bond financing.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

Startups and IncubatorsBUS342Semester 26No

Startups and Incubators

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Joanne Zhang
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

Sometime in your lives, many students will be involved in managing an entrepreneurial venture either within an existing business (intrapreneurship) or through a start-up (entrepreneurship). This module introduces concepts, theories and practices that are shaping our thinking about creating and building new ventures in a fast-moving environment. It addresses strategic (what kind of business model do we need) and practical issues (how to write a business plan designed to win funding and prepare the enterprise for launch).

Assessment: 80.0% Coursework, 20.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

Evidence-Based Management Critically Appraised Topic ProjectBUS343Semester 26No

Evidence-Based Management Critically Appraised Topic Project

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Robert Briner
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

The ultimate goal of evidence-based practice is to help practitioners become more effective through providing a framework for making decisions and taking actions which incorporate the best available evidence from multiple sources. This module focuses on collecting and using one particular source of evidence - scientific research - and using it to address a specific management practice problem. Students will conduct their own Rapid Evidence Assessment report which will review the body of scientific evidence relevant to a specific management practice problem or question.

Assessment: 70.0% Coursework, 30.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

Mentoring and CoachingBUS344Semester 26No

Mentoring and Coaching

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Patrick Mcgurk
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module is a theoretical and practical introduction to coaching and mentoring. With roots in human resource management, leadership, psychology, philosophy and sports, coaching and mentoring are increasingly important interventions to develop individuals and organisations in personalised and sustainable ways through guided questioning and active listening techniques. The module will enable students to develop a critical understanding of mentoring and coaching as a contemporary management practise, and will also contribute to students¿ own development as potential coaches, mentors and leaders.

Assessment: 70.0% Coursework, 30.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

Digital MarketingBUS345Semester 26No

Digital Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Dimitrios Dousios
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

The module takes a (broadly) Relationship Marketing (RM) approach and focuses upon the ways in which digital, interactive media can be used to build, maintain, and evolve dialogue between stakeholders in the marketing system. Students will explore the marketing potential of email, web commerce, mobile communications, social networking sites, search engine optimisation (SEO), forums, blogs, and viral messaging through critical engagement with the marketing thinking behind them and the practical details of their implementation.

Assessment: 70.0% Coursework, 30.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

Social Network AnalysisBUS346Semester 26Yes

Social Network Analysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pietro Panzarasa
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

The module focuses on the structure and dynamics of a variety of networks (e.g., the World Wide Web, online social networks, collaboration networks). The aim is to uncover the network foundations of innovation, information diffusion, cultural fads, financial crises, and viral marketing. Special emphasis will be placed on the hub-dominated "scale-free"" networks and the ""small-world"" networks showing the ""six degree of separation"" phenomenon. The module will combine current research on social networks with contributions from relevant organisational and sociological literature."

Assessment: 75.0% Coursework, 25.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

International MarketingBUS227Semester 25No

International Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Jieke Chen
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

International marketing requires leaving behind the assumptions of the domestic market. Firms frequently struggle to adapt to the social and economic practices that shape markets outside their sphere of experience. Firms' internationalisation also can influence the nature of those practices (for better and for worse). This module examines they nature of the problems and theory that guides developing solutions.

Assessment: 70.0% Coursework, 30.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 9 am - 10 am
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm

Services MarketingBUS240Semester 15No

Services Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nima Heirati
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Services marketing, which typically refers to both business to consumer (B2C) and business to business (B2B) services, and includes marketing of services such as telecommunications services, financial services, all types of hospitality services, car rental services, air travel, health care services and professional services. Services are (usually) intangible economic activities offered by one party to another. This module will begin with providing an overview of the concept of services and how people traditionally view services and why services are important. Services is closely interlinked with customer behaviour and this module will pay close attention to the difficulty of customers in accessing services. It will introduce the 4Ps and its extension the 7Ps, in order for students to gain a deep understanding of what is services marketing. Students will learn to develop, design and implement services; as well as how to price and value services, in order to create a service blueprint. Knowledge on managing services (demand and supply), assessing service quality and managing service recovery will follow. The module will then provide an overview of what is happening in present developments in services marketing, specifically SDL and its implications. Finally the module will introduce some specialised topics such as services in manufacturing companies and the importance of HR for services management. This is a module that combines theoretical value and practical knowledge and therefore will generate the students' interest in marketing as a field given its evident linkages to the real world of marketing and management.

Assessment: 70.0% Coursework, 30.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 2 pm - 3 pm

Marketing Group Project Involving an External OrganisationBUS347Semester 16No

Marketing Group Project Involving an External Organisation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module provides a realistic experience of the work environment for marketing staff in various sectors and offers students the opportunity to gain hands-on industry-like experience by working on a project for an external client/company. It is open to students who are not registered for the Dissertation module. 2-3 clients will be identified by the module leader for each academic year and groups of 4-5 students will be formed by the module leader and assigned to one of the external companies/clients. A semi-structured learning approach is employed for this module, which incorporates: 1) group-based primary and secondary research for an external company/client in the form of a marketing project, 2) lectures from the module leader and group discussions in seminar style settings and computer labs, and 3) arranged company visits in London to learn about potential companies students could work for in the future and future job opportunities after graduation. Up to 25 students will be able to register for this module via a competitive application process assessing aptitude for this module. The student number cap is required given the learning approach required for this module and the number of clients available.

Assessment: 80.0% Coursework, 20.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm

Management Accounting for Decision MakingBUS239Semester 15No

Management Accounting for Decision Making

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Chandres Tejura
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS216
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BUS134 or take BUS106

The module explores key aspects of Management Accounting in the context of its key pillars planning, control, internal decision making and governance. Students will be able to understand the interaction of Management Accounting with organization/business and society. Learners will appreciate the manner by which Management Accounting is embedded in a socio-economic, political and cultural context within an organisation. Students will critically blend professionalism with intellectualism in Management Accounting practices to ensure broad-based Management Accounting education and the enhancement of learning required in any modern organisation.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

Principles of Financial AccountingBUS147Semester 14No

Principles of Financial Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ishani Chandrasekara Mudiyanselage
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module will be offered at Level 4 as a compulsory module. The module provides insights into how accounting is embedded in a socio-economic, political and cultural context and how accounting is shaped by this context and in turn shapes this context. Adopting this broader perspective the module elaborates some accounting concepts in the context of financial reporting, decision-making, control and global governance. Key conventions and methods of financial accounting will be discussed by focusing on the reporting of the financial position and financial performance of business organisations, the analysis of the financial statements produced by business organisations.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

Fundamentals of ManagementBUS145Semester 14Yes

Fundamentals of Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Matteo Mandarini
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module aims to provide an introduction to Business Management and Administration. It offers an understanding of the external and internal business environment, the different contexts of business, an analysis of markets and issues within business management. The approach is informative but also seeks to provoke discussion and reflection and the desire to explore this area in depth. This module serves as a general introduction to the structure and functioning of business organisations. The internal and external environments of business are examined with particular emphasis on political, economic, sociological, technical, legal and ethical issues.

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Economics for BusinessBUS146Semester 24No

Economics for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Ravshonbek Otojanov
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module explains how firms, consumers and government interact in markets and how business decision-making is shaped by internal factors such as costs and by external market conditions. The unit examines the main concepts of economic theory and explores the importance of these within a business context, with emphasis on the applicability of economic theory to an understanding of the internal dynamics of business organisations.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

Professional and Academic Development (PAD)BUS144Semester 24No

Professional and Academic Development (PAD)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Nikolaos Tsitsianis
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This NCM (Non-Credit Module) aims to enhance and develop certain aspects which are essential for the academic journey. The NCM will assist with the written academic work, practical problems with academic development (structure, plagiarism, collusion, etc). It also touches another aspect of professional development which is the familiarization with computerized analytical skills in the labs. Moreover classes on skills development, employability, appreciation of labour market trends, exam strategy, personal development, use of University resources are offered.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Technologies in the WorkplaceBUS223Semester 15No

Technologies in the Workplace

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Alexis Wearmouth
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module is designed for students who wish to have an understanding of key concepts that are relevant to mainstream and critical analysis of the role of technologies in contemporary workplaces and organisations. This module will introduce students to various concepts and frameworks to understand the role of new technologies at work, including a number of case studies exploring how technologies are involved in several important transformations in the digital economy.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Global Business and DemocracyBUS352Semester 26No

Global Business and Democracy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Matteo Mandarini
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

Can "business success"" be thought to require a specific political form, such as liberal democracy? Do `free markets¿ lead to `free societies¿? Does globalisation demand opening up markets and political systems? Do political pluralism, consumer choice and firm competition go arm-in-arm? What does the expansion of one-party China tell a different story? The Gulf states? Is the consumer sovereign when their desires are mined and sold to advertisers? Where should we turn to grasp the complex forces mining the present?"

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

International Financial ManagementBUS353Semester 26No

International Financial Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof William Patrick Forbes
Overlap:
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BUS245

This module helps students learn how the fundamentals of corporate finance relate to multinational firms, covering a segment that is usually excluded in a basic financial management module. Managing international risks (including country risks) forms an important component. Upon completion, students will gain understanding of following topics: overview of international financial management; international monetary & financial systems including foreign exchange market; international parity relationships; opportunities in international FX investments & currency risk diversification; relevance of hedging in currency risk management.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

Audit and AssuranceBUS354Semester 16No

Audit and Assurance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Andrew Wade
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module introduces students to the nature, purpose and scope of audit and assurance engagements both internally and externally, including the statutory audit, its regulatory environment, governance and professional ethics. It then leads into planning the audit and performing a risk assessment. The syllabus also covers the audit of financial statements, including the scope of internal control. These include, evaluating internal controls, audit evidence, and a review of the financial statements. In addition to final review procedures, it also concentrates on the form and content of the independent auditor¿s report.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Contemporary Strategic AnalysisBUS359Semester 16No

Contemporary Strategic Analysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Samuel Wa Sun Tang
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

BUS359 focuses on the organisation as a whole rather than the perspective of a single function taking the perspective of those people responsible for long-term organisational health, not just part of it. We explore models and frameworks used by management teams and apply them in a variety of industrial settings paying particular attention to a critical awareness of the strengths and weakness of these analytical and conceptual tools. The aim is to develop the ability to use these skills in different contexts.

Assessment: 80.0% Coursework, 20.0% Practical
Level: 6
Timetable:

Introduction to FinanceBUS245Semester 15No

Introduction to Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

The function of where finance fits within a business organisation is introduced through a critical review of the time value of money in relation to the current state of the global economy where financial markets are highly integrated. The functioning of financial markets and institutions and different financial instruments being traded are examined using theoretical approaches in determining financial securities value as well as assessing risk.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

MarketingBUS246Semester 25No

Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module explores the foundational concepts, practices, and processes of creating value through marketing and marketing management. This introductory module in marketing provides a broad overview of marketing practice, introducing the core marketing tactics and strategies including marketing research, segmentation, branding, ethics, targeting and positioning and the marketing mix activities. Interactive and socially engaged this module requires good preparation and active involvement with the module content and case studies to achieve the learning goals.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Managerial AccountingBUS247Semester 25No

Managerial Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Brigitte Granville
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

An intensive one semester module in managerial accounting. It examines how costs are identified and measured and explores differing views of the nature and definition of cost. Such considerations are important when managers are seeking to make decisions relating to cost determination, cost management, pricing, budgets and budgetary control, standard costing, and investment appraisal. These areas, together with aspects such as marginal and incremental costing and cost of capital and risk, are reflected within the considerations. The resultant financial information is placed in the context of the complexities of the business and economic environments of the world as managers seek to make to make appropriate decisions.

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Managing Under RegulationBUS249Semester 25No

Managing Under Regulation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Perri 6
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This qualitative module introduces students to the management skills of ensuring that organisations comply with regulatory rules. All industries are regulated by generic regulators for health and safety, environment, information privacy, accounting standards, patenting, equality and diversity including physical access, etc. Many have industry-specific ones too. This module compares industries to enable you to understand regulators, what inspectors do, how internal compliance units work, and how to manage across countries¿ national regulatory systems and within global business regulatory frameworks.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

TaxationBUS250Semester 25No

Taxation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Andrew Wade
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module introduces to the subject of taxation and provides the core knowledge of the underlying principles and major technical areas of taxation as they affect the activities of individuals and businesses. The students are introduced to the rationale behind the functions of tax systems. The syllabus then considers the separate taxes that an accountant would need to have a detailed knowledge.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

Global Governance and International OrganisationsBUS251Semester 25No

Global Governance and International Organisations

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stella Ladi
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

?he module examines the emerging structure of global governance and the role of international organisations. This includes both informal aspects, such as the pressure from Western states and international agencies for all states to adopt "good governance"" norms and formal aspects such as international organisations in areas like finance, trade, labour, immigration and the environment. The aim is to give students a solid historical and critical understanding of key developments and a comprehension of policy making at the global level. "

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

EntrepreneurshipBUS025Semester 25No

Entrepreneurship

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Gary Schwarz
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module introduces the processes and management of emerging businesses concentrating upon early entrepreneurial learning activity by introducing key perspectives on the recognition and nature of entrepreneurial opportunities, resource evaluation, and creativity/legitimation processes. Objectives of the module are to develop competencies, skills and creativity to understand effectively what entrepreneur is about and critique key entrepreneurial concepts and approaches. Case studies aim to stimulate students' imagination to generate ideas.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

Project ManagementBUS027Semester 25No

Project Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mod Reg Dept Contact - Dept Of Business Management
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

Project management (PM) techniques encouraging the use of incremental delivery for complex outcomes in the context of high uncertainty are examined. Grounding in traditional PM techniques in enterprise projects focus on projects that conclude to a clear specification within a prespecified time frame. The assessment report supports students¿ ability to evaluate complex projects and recognise how future PM efforts can be improved. The final examination applies project management techniques in different and broader situations than the examples covered in the class.

Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

Business AnalyticsBUS029Semester 25No

Business Analytics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Guven Demirel
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

The focus of the module will be on business analytics methods and applications from existing businesses in which students will learn how data is collected and aggregated, how resulting data is analyzed and how the insights obtained are passed on and influence business decisions. Furthermore, the module will provide an overview of business analytics applications and the ways in which they have impacted different business areas and functions.

Assessment: 70.0% Coursework, 30.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

Organisational Change and DevelopmentBUS317Semester 16No

Organisational Change and Development

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elena Doldor
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

Organisational change and development critical thinking is achieved by interrogating perspectives dealing with core problems related to business transformation. External drives of organisational change and contrasting planned/emergent approaches are explored. Focus is on micro-level topics and applied behavioural science to understand how transformation processes in organisations are shaped by individual differences, interpersonal/group dynamics and cultures. The meaning, purposes and interests underlying processes of change and development, along with theories of power-politics-resistance, are examined with the roles of different change agents and required interpersonal skills.

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Employment RelationsBUS320Semester 16No

Employment Relations

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mark Williams
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

Theoretical approaches to work and employment relations, the meaning of work, the role of power and nature of employment relationship are developed. Employment relations key actors (unions, employers, etc.) are examined. Work organisation patterns and forms of control (e.g. impact of automation, artificial intelligence, gig economy and non-standard/precarious forms of employment) affecting the quality of employment relationships are analysed. Employment relations and employer strategies in non/union firms (e.g. collective bargaining and negotiation, conflict/strikes and dispute resolution) are reviewed.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Ethics and BusinessBUS256Semester 15Yes

Ethics and Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Amitabh Rai
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

Ethics and Business introduces students to different understandings of ethics and its relation to business in society. Deontological and descriptive approaches to ethics are introduced and applied to analyses of a selection of case studies. These are organised around three main developments that affect contemporary business: changes in the labour market, the knowledge economy, and the environment. Amongst the issues covered are: value; rationality; self-interest; self-love and self-realisation; the gist economy; utilitarianism and hedonism; growth, wealth and sustainability.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

Responsible LeadershipBUS259Semester 25No

Responsible Leadership

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Szilvia Mosonyi
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module covers principles, concepts and practices of Responsible Leadership. It focuses on the long-term 'footprint' of leadership and discusses what 'good' leadership is. The module builds on discussion from leadership literature such as virtues of ethical leaders, normative leadership theories such as Transformational Leadership and Servant Leadership, ethical/moral leadership, the 'dark side of leadership' and dealing with unethical practices as a leader and a follower. By doing this, the module uses an interdisciplinary approach and connects to discussions in Business Ethics and Philosophy (of Science).

Assessment: 80.0% Coursework, 20.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

Introduction to Marketing and CommunicationsBUS151Semester 14No

Introduction to Marketing and Communications

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Zahra Sharifonnasabi
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module forms a key building block which introduces the field of marketing to students and is compulsory for all students in the Business and Management (NN12) undergraduate programme. It introduces key concepts in marketing and forms the basis upon which students can build their knowledge of the field in marketing-related modules in the ensuing years.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

Economics for Business and SocietyBUS152Semester 14No

Economics for Business and Society

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Ravshonbek Otojanov
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module provides an overview of themes and results in both microeconomics and macroeconomics of relevance from the perspective of a first-year business and management student. In the first part of the module, the topics addressed include economics principles, market supply and demand, elasticities, firm behaviour and production, pricing and market structures. In the second part, on macroeconomics, the topics include aggregate demand and supply, unemployment, inflation, and fiscal, monetary and supply-side policies. The topics will be approached not only from a private, profit-maximisation perspective but also taking into account the public and social perspectives.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

Introduction to Financial AccountingBUS153Semester 14No

Introduction to Financial Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Androniki Triantafylle
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module will be offered at Level 4 as a compulsory module and will provide the necessary foundation for the level 5 modules. The module provides insights into how accounting is embedded in a socio-economic, political and cultural context and how accounting is shaped by this context and in turn shapes this context. Adopting this broader perspective the module elaborates accounting concepts in the context of decision-making, control and governance. Key conventions and methods of accounting are discussed by focusing on the measuring and reporting of the financial position, the financial performance and cash flow of business organisations, the analysis of the financial statements produced by business organisations.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

Fundamentals of Management Studies and SkillsBUS154Semester 24No

Fundamentals of Management Studies and Skills

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mahesha Samaratunga
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

The module will cover a wide variety of topics in management studies and skills. It aims at helping students learn about the nature of managerial work and management skills: what does managerial work consist of, what are the key theories from organisation and management studies that relate to managerial work (e.g. power and politics, motivation and empowerment), what skills are required by managers (e.g. effective management of groups, communication skills), how has our understanding of managerial work changed over time and what are the implications in relation to responsible management practices? The revised module will cover some of the themes taught in the previous version of the module but also extend to a broader range of topics in management studies and skills that prepare our students for their role as (responsible) future managers.

Assessment: 70.0% Coursework, 30.0% Examination
Level: 4
Timetable:

Entrepreneurial LearningBUS257Semester 15No

Entrepreneurial Learning

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Stephen Fox
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

The module provides an integrated introduction to the processes and management of emerging businesses with a specific concentration upon entrepreneurial learning in the earlier stages of entrepreneurial activity. The taught component will introduce key perspectives on the recognition and nature of entrepreneurial opportunities, evaluation of resources and relations, and roles of entrepreneurial creativity and legitimation processes. The experiential learning component enables students to explore and evaluate different approaches to entrepreneurial learning and develop entrepreneurial skills through working in small-groups to collectively create, develop and legitimate their own entrepreneurial opportunities.

Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

Evidence-Based ManagementBUS258Semester 15No

Evidence-Based Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Robert Briner
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

The ultimate goal of evidence-based practice is to help practitioners become more effective through providing a framework for making decisions and taking actions which incorporate the best available evidence from multiple sources. This module will focus on evidence-based practice in management and to provide participants with hands-on experience of how to use different types of evidence and information including organizational/company data and scientific findings both to identify real management problems and their potential solutions.

Assessment: 70.0% Coursework, 30.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

Governance and Regulatory EnvironmentBUS252Semester 25No

Governance and Regulatory Environment

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Szilvia Mosonyi
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module is one of three 15-credit Level 5 compulsory work-based modules in the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (Social Change) programme. The module will introduce management degree apprentices to the concept of governance in the voluntary and non-profit sector(s), including the history, current key themes, and key components of effective governance. Students will also develop an enhanced appreciation of the constraints and opportunities offered by the changing governance frameworks, which affect voluntary organisations. The module will enable management degree apprentices to gain a broad understanding of the legal framework within which the law and regulation of charities and charitable activity in England and Wales is set and understand regulatory requirements for charities and charitable companies, and the reporting and accountability obligations in regard to statutory accounts and reports. The module will enable management degree apprentices to explore the advantages and disadvantages of different legal forms, the nature of their constitutions.

Assessment: 80.0% Coursework, 20.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

Politics, Advocacy and Influencing ChangeBUS253Semester 25No

Politics, Advocacy and Influencing Change

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module is one of three 15-credit Level 6 compulsory work-based modules in the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (Social Change) programme. The module introduces degree apprentices to the major forms of political lobbying that aim to influence changes in policy relevant to the voluntary and non-profit sector. The module aims to develop a critical understanding of lobbying as a phenomenon and a critical and evaluative insight into its processes, as undertaken by both commercial and non-governmental organisations.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Sector and Organisational UnderstandingBUS254Semester 15No

Sector and Organisational Understanding

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Patrick Mcgurk
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module will introduce management degree apprentices to the specific and common features of the voluntary and non-profit sector(s) in relation to the public and private sectors. The module will enable management degree apprentices to explore the history, structure and development of the voluntary and non-profit sector(s) and its constituent organisational forms, with application to their own employers. The module will also enable management degree apprentices to appreciate the key distinctive and non-distinctive features of leadership and management in voluntary and non-profit sector organisations, with regard to their own employers.

Assessment: 80.0% Coursework, 20.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

Volunteering and Social Action - Theory and LearningBUS255Semester 15No

Volunteering and Social Action - Theory and Learning

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

This module will enable management degree apprentices to critically appreciate the historical development and contemporary debates around societal volunteering and social/community activism. The module will make extensive use of national and international case studies to develop understanding of the range of the roles and practices of societal volunteering and activism, with application to own employer. The module will cover the historical development of key modern social and political movements, the professionalisation of social activism, contemporary grassroots activism and digitally-driven forms of activism.

Assessment: 80.0% Coursework, 20.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

Quantitative AnalyticsBUS260Semester 25No

Quantitative Analytics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Eun-Seok Kim
Overlap:
Prerequisite: Before taking this module you must take BUS005 or take BUS135

This module aims to improve students¿ ability to apply modern decision-making techniques and statistical methods to decision making. While this module provides an underpinning and understanding of advanced analytical and computational methodologies, it is also a practical module which uses Excel to illustrate how to apply the methodologies introduced. This module is multidisciplinary with links to accounting, economics, finance, marketing and operations management.

Assessment: 70.0% Coursework, 30.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

Fundamentals of Financial AccountingBUS261Semester 15No

Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ishani Chandrasekara Mudiyanselage
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

The module will provide students with an explanation of the nature of accounting practices with respect to financial accounting. In this respect, the format of the module is designed to show the fundamentals and principles of financial accounting and the many uses of accounting data. The focus then moves to decision-making through examples such as the `double entry equation¿, and from an output (the primary financial statements) perspective.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

Business and HistoryBUS262Semester 15No

Business and History

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Edward Legon
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

Questions examined from an East London perspective: Why does it matter that business has a history? Where did business come from? Why are things made in factories? When did business become 'global'? How did America dominate the world economy? Has America's global dominance been challenged? Has business changed how we think? How has business altered our environment? Who has criticised business? Have governments always been stakeholders in business? Has business created more problems than solved?

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

Business, Society and Sustainability in LondonBUS263Semester 25No

Business, Society and Sustainability in London

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Liam Campling
Overlap:
Prerequisite:

How can examining the division of labour help us investigate uneven development in East London? East London testifies to the changing division of labour, exemplified by Canary Wharf and deindustrialisation, leading to uneven development: where highly rewarded work exists alongside areas of poverty. East London has also been a part of London where migrants have built a new life. We analyse the role of business and the state in addressing this uneven development through, for example, education, housing, transport and sustainability.

Assessment: 70.0% Coursework, 30.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

Capital Markets and SecuritiesBUS148Semester 24No

Capital Markets and Securities

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap:
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This module will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of interest rates, capital markets and securities, and will develop an understanding of how capital markets operates in the financial system. It will briefly introduce various rate of returns and their differences used in valuing cash flows. Given the importance of capital markets in the highly integrated financial markets and the global economy, it is necessary to know the functioning of various capital markets and financial instruments that are traded in the markets.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
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Foundations of FinanceBUS149Semester 14No

Foundations of Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap:
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This module will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of finance, and will develop an understanding of why the finance function is crucial for a business organization. It will briefly introduce the currency exchange rates and explain why the value of money depends on the time when receiving or paying cash flows. Given the importance of finance in the highly integrated financial markets and in the global economy, it is necessary to understand the functioning of financial markets and financial instruments that are traded in the markets.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 4
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Introduction to Business StudiesBUS150Semester 14No

Introduction to Business Studies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Didem Gundogdu
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This module will introduce students to business studies and research and help them develop a set of valuable skills such as critical thinking, data interpretation and presentation, problem solving, numeracy skills, report writing, and effective written and oral communication, which will prepare them for more advanced study. The module aims to enhance students' digital literacy through completion of various tasks throughout the module. The module will cover the following topics: Business Calculations and Logical Thinking in Numeracy Skills, Research and Analytical Skills, Obtaining and Managing Data using FAME and Osiris, Quantitative Data Collection Techniques (Bloomberg), Business Communication, Presentation Techniques, Learning and Working in Groups, Handling the Assessment Process, Critical Analysis & Problem Solving, Creativity and Case Studies, Assessment Awareness and Strategy.

Assessment: 80.0% Coursework, 20.0% Practical
Level: 4
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Accounting SkillsBUS155Semester 14No

Accounting Skills

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ishani Chandrasekara Mudiyanselage
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This module aims to increase students' knowledge of the technical skills and theory of accounting and its relevance to the study of accounting practise. The module develops knowledge of year one accounting modules and complements the material covered in the second year modules in Financial Reporting. In addition, some of the theoretical material covered in Accounting Skills will provide links to modules in Management Accounting. More specifically, this module is to demonstrate fundamental technical skills that are very important for an accountant to have.

Assessment: 60.0% Coursework, 40.0% Examination
Level: 4
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Current Challenges in Business and Management IBUS156Semester 14No

Current Challenges in Business and Management I

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap:
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Current Challenges in Business and Management I is the first of a pair of modules that provide a foundation for success in the BSc Business Management programme, and in work. A problem-based approach, focused on SBM¿s core values (social justice, sustainability, corporate governance) is used. It examines a range of organisations that make up the modern economy (for-profit businesses, third sector, state and international institutions) and considers their historical, current and possible future roles.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
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Current Challenges in Business and Management IIBUS157Semester 24No

Current Challenges in Business and Management II

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
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BUS157 Current Challenges in Business and Management II is the second of two Year 1 modules that support incoming students in the BSc Business Management programme in achieving two aims: (1) building student understanding around current issues related to social justice, sustainability, and corporate governance, which are explicit foundational values at SBM; and (2) developing core student competencies that will enable their success throughout their degree. The module is compulsory for BSc Business and Management students. It will not be available to students on other programmes. BUS1XC builds on BUS1XB by engaging in greater depth in content in the three themes introduced in Semester A.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
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Strategic Management: Concepts and CasesBUS361Semester 16No

Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Gary Schwarz
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS204 or take BUS222
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This module will introduce important strategic management concepts that enable an organisation to analyse its external environment and to create the internal resources and capabilities necessary to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. Students will apply competitive, corporate, international, collaborative and digital strategy frameworks and examine them critically. Throughout the module, case studies from diverse geographical and organisational contexts that demonstrate the important role that leaders play in formulating and implementing strategy will be discussed.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

Principles of Evidence-Based ManagementBUS362Semester 26No

Principles of Evidence-Based Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Robert Briner
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS242
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The ultimate goal of evidence-based practice is to help practitioners become more effective through providing a framework for making decisions and taking actions which incorporate the best available evidence from multiple sources. This module will focus on evidence-based practice in management and to provide participants with hands-on experience of how to use different types of evidence and information including organisational/company data and scientific findings both to identify real management problems and their potential solutions.

Assessment: 70.0% Coursework, 30.0% Examination
Level: 6
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Social and Environmental AccountingBUS363Semester 16No

Social and Environmental Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ishani Chandrasekara Mudiyanselage
Overlap:
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This module aims to combine both traditional accounting skills and perception of the sustainability accounting. The content of the module is drawn from the areas considered peripheral to traditional accounting but issues very relevant to day-to-day lives. The topics include external reporting; environmental accounting ¿ management systems; social accounting; theoretical frameworks in social and environmental accounting; sustainable development; social auditing; social financial reporting; non-financial reporting; ethical reporting; history of social and environmental accounting; international comparative reporting on social and environmental accounting.

Assessment: 70.0% Coursework, 30.0% Practical
Level: 6
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Entrepreneurship and Sustainability ProjectBUS364Full year6No

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Project

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Liam Campling
Overlap: In taking this module you cannot take BUS314
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This third year elective module is an alternative to BUS314 Business Management Dissertation and is not available to students registered on BUS314. The Final Year Project will offer a choice of two themes: entrepreneurship and sustainability. It will provide a realistic experience of project-based group work, with an external organisation, a start-up project or managing SBM social impact venture fund. A problem-based learning (PBL) approach will be employed incorporating workshops, small group learning, visits and presentations to internal and external stakeholders.

Assessment: 90.0% Coursework, 10.0% Practical
Level: 6
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Contemporary Issues in Accounting and EthicsBUS365Semester 26No

Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Ethics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ishani Chandrasekara Mudiyanselage
Overlap:
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This module will follow-on from some of the content taught at Social and Environment Accounting 1 module. More specifically, students will investigate the current issues in accounting including recent financial collapse in the past few decades, corporate scandals, stock market crashes, financial crises, human rights violations within corporations, incidences of bribery and corruptions, and neglect of business ethics and their implications, all resulting in losses of billions of funds for investors and society as a whole in more recent times.

Assessment: 60.0% Coursework, 40.0% Practical
Level: 6
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Professional and Academic Development (PAD)BUS264Semester 15No

Professional and Academic Development (PAD)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap:
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This module is an additional elective module that can be taken together with the 8 year 2 modules. The module is zero weighted (no exams and formal assignment) but appears on the official university transcript as ¿Pass¿ or ¿Fail¿. The content will be delivered with reference to the students' needs in terms of employability, appreciation of the labour market trends as well as computerized analytical skills. The module also involves developing a range of professional knowledge and skills, together with the self-awareness and personal development appropriate to a range of management careers and job aspirations needed by a Level 5 student.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

Professional and Academic Development (PAD)BUS264Semester 25No

Professional and Academic Development (PAD)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap:
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This module is an additional elective module that can be taken together with the 8 year 2 modules. The module is zero weighted (no exams and formal assignment) but appears on the official university transcript as ¿Pass¿ or ¿Fail¿. The content will be delivered with reference to the students' needs in terms of employability, appreciation of the labour market trends as well as computerized analytical skills. The module also involves developing a range of professional knowledge and skills, together with the self-awareness and personal development appropriate to a range of management careers and job aspirations needed by a Level 5 student.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable: