Business Management (Including Foundation Year)

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Course overview
(BSc) Bachelor of Science
Business Management (Including Foundation Year)
Current
University of Essex
University of Essex
Essex Pathways
Colchester Campus
Honours Degree
Full-time
Accounting
BSC N201
15/04/2017

Professional accreditation

None

Admission criteria

UK and EU applicants should have, or expect to have:

72 UCAS tariff points from at least two full A-levels, or equivalent.

Examples of the above tariff may include:

  • A-levels: DDD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: MMP

All applicants must also hold GCSE Maths at grade C/4 or above.

Essex Pathways Department accepts a wide range of qualifications from applicants. If you are unsure whether you meet the entry criteria, please get in touch for advice.

Essex Pathways Department is unable to accept applications from international students. Foundation pathways for international students are available at the University of Essex International College and are delivered and awarded by Kaplan, in partnership with the University of Essex. Successful completion will enable you to progress to the relevant degree course at the University of Essex.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) code

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 5.5 overall. 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 required. 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

Our Year 0 courses are only open to UK and EU applicants. If you’re an international student, but do not meet the English language or academic requirements for direct admission to your chosen 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.

Course qualifiers

None

Rules of assessment

Rules of assessment are the rules, principles and frameworks which the University uses to calculate your course progression and final results.

Additional notes

None

External examiners

Prof Simon Lilley

Professor

University of Leicester

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.

eNROL, the module enrolment system, is now open until Monday 27 January 2020 8:59AM, for students wishing to make changes to their module options.

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

Year 0 - 2019/20

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01  IA104-3-FY  Introduction to Business Management  Core  30 
02  IA106-3-FY  Introduction to Economics  Core  30 
03  IA124-3-FY  Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business  Core  30 
04  IA191-3-FY  Research and Academic Development Skills  Core  30 

Year 1 - 2020/21

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01  BE100-4-FY  Introduction to Accounting  Compulsory  30 
02  BE300-4-FY  Quantitative Methods and Finance  Compulsory  30 
03  BE400-4-FY  Introduction to Management and Marketing  Core  30 
04  EC100-4-FY  Economics for Business  Compulsory  30 
05  BE901-4-AU  Research and Study Skills for Professional Development  Compulsory 
06  BE916-4-FY  Student Success Tutorial  Compulsory 

Year 2 - 2021/22

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01  BE111-5-AU  Management Accounting I  Compulsory  15 
02  BE410-5-AU  Organisational Behaviour  Compulsory  15 
03  BE411-5-SP  Operations and Supply Chain Management  Compulsory  15 
04  BE511-5-AU  Marketing Management  Compulsory  15 
05  BE413-5-AU  International Business Environment  Compulsory  15 
06  BE431-5-SP  Business Strategy  Compulsory  15 
07    2nd year EBS option from list or outside option  Optional  15 
08  BE425-5-SP  Research Methods in Management and Marketing  Compulsory  15 
09  BE910-5-SP  Successful Futures  Compulsory 
10  BE917-5-FY  Student Success Tutorial  Compulsory 

Year 3 - 2022/23

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01  BE420-6-SP  Leadership in Organisations  Compulsory  15 
02  BE433-6-AU  Human Resource Management  Compulsory  15 
03  BE439-6-AU  Business Ethics  Compulsory  15 
04  BE938-6-FY  Independent Study Project: Management/Marketing  Compulsory  15 
05    Management option(s) from list  Optional  30 
06    EBS option(s) from list or outside option(s)  Optional  30 

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

The BSc Business Management teaching aims are:

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

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

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.

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.

To provide students with a broad set of skills in the preliminary stage of study (year 0 and accelerated route) to allow progression to a wide set of degrees.

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: A knowledge of the structures, functions, processes and cultures pertaining to a range of social organizations, including business organizations

A2: A knowledge of the external environment within which organizations operate, including the political, social, economic and technological contexts at both national and international levels

A3: A knowledge of the functions, processes and practices relating to the management and coordination of organizations, for example, decision-making, strategy formulation, leadership, and people management

A4: An understanding of the relationships between organizations, customers and markets

A5: A practical and theoretical understanding of the role, significance and application of accounting and finance in management

A6: An understanding of the context and practices of the management of operations and key resources, including human resources

A7: An appreciation of the significance of policy and strategy formulation

A8: An appreciation of a range of contemporary and pervasive issues such as globalization, business ethics, innovation and new information and communication technologies

Learning methods

Lectures and tutor-led seminars.

Directed reading.

Individual and group tasks.

Assessment methods

Unseen written examinations, assessed essays and class tests

B: Intellectual and cognitive skills

B1: A capacity for critical thinking, analysis and synthesis, including an appreciation of the logical structure of academic argumentation and an ability to connect empirical evidence to theoretical debate

B2: Reflexivity and sensitivity in relation to a range of business and management issues affected by culture and diversity

B3: An ability to research business and management issues, combining theoretical analysis and secondary data sources to improve understanding

Learning methods

Lectures and tutor-led seminars.

Directed reading.

Individual and group tasks.

Assessment methods

Unseen written examinations, assessed essays and class tests

C: Practical skills

C1: Ability to locate, extract and analyse data from multiple sources, including the acknowledgement and referencing of sources

C2: Communication skills including the ability to present information together with analysis, argument and commentary in a form appropriate to different intended audiences

Learning methods

Lectures and tutor-led seminars.

Directed reading.

Individual and group tasks.

Assessment methods

Unseen written examinations, assessed essays and class tests

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 numerical data and apply basic statistical concepts

D4: Identify and analyse problems and apply appropriate knowledge and skills to develop effective solutions

D5: Improving own Learning/Performance

D6: An ability to learn independently using a variety of media, including books, learned journals, the Internet, etc. An ability to use the most effective strategies for reading and vocabulary development

Learning methods

Lectures and tutor-led seminars.

Directed reading.

Individual and group tasks.

Assessment methods

Unseen written examinations, assessed essays and class tests


Note

The University makes every effort to ensure that this information on its programme specification is accurate and up-to-date. Exceptionally it can be necessary to make changes, for example to courses, facilities or fees. Examples of such reasons might include a change of law or regulatory requirements, industrial action, lack of demand, departure of key personnel, change in government policy, or withdrawal/reduction of funding. Changes to courses may for example consist of variations to the content and method of delivery of programmes, courses and other services, to discontinue programmes, courses and other services and to merge or combine programmes or courses. The University will endeavour to keep such changes to a minimum, and will also keep students informed appropriately by updating our programme specifications.

The full Procedures, Rules and Regulations of the University governing how it operates are set out in the Charter, Statutes and Ordinances and in the University Regulations, Policy and Procedures.

Should you have any questions about programme specifications, please contact Course Records, Quality and Academic Development; email: crt@essex.ac.uk.