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Business Management and Modern Languages

Course overview

(BA) Bachelor of Arts
Business Management and Modern Languages
Current
University of Essex
University of Essex
Essex Business School
Colchester Campus
Honours Degree
Full-time
Business and Management
BA NR19
http://www.essex.ac.uk/students/exams-and-coursework/ppg/ug/default.aspx
15/04/2017

A-levels: BBB
GCSE: Mathematics C/4

If Portuguese is taken as the major language, A Level pass (or equivalent) in Italian, Spanish or Portuguese or first language level fluency in Italian, Romanian or Spanish is required.

IB: 30 points, including Standard Level Mathematics or Maths Studies grade 4, if not taken at Higher Level. We are also happy to consider a combination of separate IB Diploma Programmes at both Higher and Standard Level. Please note that Maths in the IB is not required if you have already achieved GCSE Maths at grade C/4 or above or 4 in IB Middle Years Maths
To study Portuguese as your major language, you need a pass in Higher Level Italian, Spanish or Portuguese or fluency in Italian, Romanian or Spanish.

Entry requirements for students studying BTEC qualifications are dependent on units studied. Advice can be provided on an individual basis. The standard required is generally at Distinction level.

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 6.0 overall. Different requirements apply for second year entry, and specified component grades are also required for applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Other English language qualifications may be acceptable so please contact us for further details. If we accept the English component of an international qualification then it will be included in the information given about the academic levels listed above. Please note that date restrictions may apply to some English language qualifications

If you are an international student requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK please see our immigration webpages for the latest Home Office guidance on English language qualifications.

If you do not meet our IELTS requirements then you may be able to complete a pre-sessional English pathway that enables you to start your course without retaking IELTS.

Additional Notes

If you’re an international student, but do not meet the English language or academic requirements for direct admission to this degree, you could prepare and gain entry through a pathway course. Find out more about opportunities available to you at the University of Essex International College here.

External Examiners provide an independent overview of our courses, offering their expertise and help towards our continual improvement of course content, teaching, learning, and assessment. External Examiners are normally academics from other higher education institutions, but may be from the industry, business or the profession as appropriate for the course. They comment on how well courses align with national standards, and on how well the teaching, learning and assessment methods allow students to develop and demonstrate the relevant knowledge and skills needed to achieve their awards. External Examiners who are responsible for awards are key members of Boards of Examiners. These boards make decisions about student progression within their course and about whether students can receive their final award.

Key

Core You must take this module You must pass this module. No failure can be permitted.
Core with Options You can choose which module to study
Compulsory You must take this module There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.
Compulsory with Options You can choose which module to study
Optional You can choose which module to study

Year Abroad/Placement - 2021/22

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01 AW900-6-FY Compulsory 90

Exit awards

A module is given one of the following statuses: 'core' – meaning it must be taken and passed; 'compulsory' – meaning it must be taken; or 'optional' – meaning that students can choose the module from a designated list. The rules of assessment may allow for limited condonement of fails in 'compulsory' or 'optional' modules, but 'core' modules cannot be failed. The status of the module may be different in any exit awards which are available for the course. Exam Boards will consider students' eligibility for an exit award if they fail the main award or do not complete their studies.

Programme aims

1. Enable students to become proficient in one or more modern languages, developing an appropriate level of fluency and accuracy in using the chosen language(s) as a medium of understanding, expression and communication (both oral and written), with awareness of stylistic and sociolinguistic variation, and (where relevant higher-level courses are taken) developing a corresponding level of proficiency in translation, interpreting, and creative writing.

2. Develop students' understanding of aspects of the culture and society of one or more countries which use the chosen modern language(s) as a medium of communication, enabling them to draw comparisons with their own culture and observe contrasts, and (through the year abroad) to experience, engage with and integrate into another culture.

3. To provide students with an understanding of what is involved in managing organizations in the contemporary context and to offer opportunities to develop expertise in a chosen management specialism.

4. To equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in management.

5. To encourage and facilitate critical, analytical thinking by students as a vital foundation for subsequent academic study, employment, professional and personal development, and participation in society.

6. To enable students to acquire the personal and key skills they need to develop as autonomous and reflective individuals with the capacity to continue learning.

Learning outcomes and learning, teaching and assessment methods

On successful completion of the programme a graduate should demonstrate knowledge and skills as follows:

A: Knowledge and understanding

A1 Phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis, usage, and socio-stylistic variation in the chosen modern language(s), and (on relevant higher-level courses) techniques of translation, interpreting, and creative writing
A2 Aspects of the culture and society of one or more countries which use the chosen modern language(s) as a medium of communication, drawing comparisons with their own culture and observing contrasts.
A3 Linguistic concepts and metalanguage used to describe and analyse the chosen modern language(s), and analytic methods and techniques used to analyse texts and other authentic modern language materials from a variety of perspectives
A11 Fundamental accounting concepts and principles;
A12 The contexts in which accounting is situated, including the business entity, capital markets and the legal framework;
A31 The context, nature and processes of management and the core theoretical frameworks employed in attempts to explore and conceptualise the management process;
A32 Core theoretical frameworks employed in attempts to explore and conceptualize behaviour at work;
A33 Core theoretical frameworks employed in attempts to explore and conceptualize operations management, technology and innovation;
A34 Core theoretical frameworks employed in attempts to explore and conceptualize strategic management;
A35 Core theoretical frameworks employed in attempts to explore and conceptualize human resource management;
Learning Methods: Learning/teaching methods/strategies:

Lectures and tutor-led seminars

Directed reading

Individual and group tasks

Modern Languages proficiency A1 is developed through classwork, homework, use of dedicated software and Web materials, and the year abroad.

Cultural awareness A2 is developed through class and web materials, and the year abroad (during which students experience, engage with and integrate into another culture, either by a period of study at a partner institution offering the opportunity to operate in a different academic, linguistic and cultural environment, or by working as a language assistant and thereby acquiring valuable vocational experience of working abroad.)

Skills of linguistics analysis A3 are developed through study of authentic (textual, or video, or film or aural) materials in class.

A1-A3 are reinforced by feedback from staff in class, in office hours or by email.
Assessment Methods: Assessment methods:

Unseen written examinations

Assessed essays and other coursework assignments

Class tests

Pre-published class assignments

A1-A3 are assessed on Modern Languages course by a range of methods which typically include: role-play activities; class presentations; oral exams; written coursework e.g.
Essays, book reports, translation, project work; unseen written exams, class tests, web-based assignment involving a web search or producing web materials.

B: Intellectual and cognitive skills

B1 Abstract and synthesise information from authentic written and spoken language materials
B2 Interact in the chosen languages, expressing one's own ideas (and responding to those put forward by others) coherently and articulately
B3 Analyse authentic modern language materials from a variety of perspectives
B91 Abstract and synthesise relevant data from a variety of sources;
B92 Critically evaluate contemporary theories and empirical evidence, marshal evidence, develop an argument (in writing) and present ideas in a coherent and effective manner;
B93 Manipulate and analyse numerical (including financial) data and appreciate the nature and limitations of basic statistical concepts.
Learning Methods: Learning/teaching methods/strategies:

Lectures and tutor-led seminars

Directed reading Individual and group tasks

B1-B3 are developed on Modern Languages courses by a range of methods which typically include: group discussion of topical themes and analysis of authentic (textual, or video, or film, or aural) materials in class; laboratory work involving use of dedicated software and Web materials; and staff advice, feedback and interaction with students in office hours and via email
Assessment Methods: Assessment method:

Unseen written examinations

Assessed essays and other coursework assignments

Class tests

Pre-published class assignments

B1-B3 are assessed on Modern Languages course by a range of methods which typically include: role-play activities; class presentations; oral exams; written coursework e.g.
Essays, book reports, translation, project work; unseen written exams, class tests, web-based assignment involving a web search or producing web materials.

C: Practical skills

C1 Organise and present (orally and in writing) ideas and materials in the chosen modern language(s)
C2 Gathering and processing information from different sources, e.g. doing a bibliographic search in the library, accessing material from online databases and locating and downloading appropriate foreign language materials from the Web
C11 Record and summarize transactions and other economic events
C91 Identify and retrieve relevant data from a variety of sources;
C92 Present data in an appropriate format.
Learning Methods: Learning/teaching methods/strategies:

Lectures and tutor-led seminars

Directed reading

Individual and group tasks

C1 and C2 are developed on Modern Languages courses by a range of methods which typically include: group discussion of topical themes and analysis of authentic (textual, or video, or film, or aural) materials in class; laboratory work involving use of dedicated software and Web materials; and staff advice, feedback and interaction with students in office hours and via email
Assessment Methods: Assessment methods:

Unseen written examinations

Assessed essays and other coursework assignments

Class tests

Pre-published class assignments

C1 and C2 are assessed on Modern Languages course by a range of methods which typically include: role-play activities; class presentation; oral exams; written coursework e.g.
Essays, book reports, translation, project work; unseen written exams, class tests, web-based assignment involving a web search or producing web materials.

D: Key skills

D1 Present ideas and arguments in a coherent and effective manner;
D2 Use appropriate Information Technology to locate, acquire and analyse data;
D3 Manipulate and analyse numerical (including financial) data and appreciate the nature and limitations of basic statistical concepts.
D4 Identify and analyse problems and apply appropriate knowledge and skills to develop effective solutions;
D6 Improving own Learning/Performance.
Learning Methods: Learning/teaching methods/strategies Lectures and tutor-led seminars Directed reading Individual and group tasks Methods employed to develop key skills on Modern Languages courses typically include: group discussion of topical themes and analysis of authentic (textual, or video, or film, or aural) materials in class; laboratory work involving use of dedicated software and Web materials; and staff advice, feedback and interaction with students in office hours and via email
Assessment Methods: Assessment methods Unseen written examinations Assessed essays and other coursework assignments Class tests Pre-published class assignments Methods employed to assess key skills on Modern Languages courses typically include: role-play activities; class presentations which may involve the use of Powerpoint; oral exams; written coursework e.g.
Essays, book reports, translations, project work; unseen written exams, class tests, web-based assignment involving a web search or producing web materials.


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