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Management and Marketing

Course overview

(BSc) Bachelor of Science
Management and Marketing
Current
University of Essex
University of Essex
Essex Business School
Colchester Campus
Honours Degree
Full-time
Business and Management
BSC NN25
http://www.essex.ac.uk/students/exams-and-coursework/ppg/ug/default.aspx
15/04/2017

A-levels: BBB
GCSE: Mathematics C/4

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.

Exact offer levels will vary depending on the range of subjects being taken at higher and standard level, and the course applied for. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.

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.

Courses offered in Singapore through our partnership with Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy in Singapore, are modelled on the courses on offer in the UK and are contextualized to meet the needs of students in Singapore. Please contact the team at Kaplan in Singapore for full details.

External Examiners


Dr Matthew Higgins
The University of Leicester
Associate Professor in Marketing and Consumption
Mr Ben Lowe
University of Kent
Professor of Marketing

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 21 October 2019 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
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 1 - 2019/20

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 0
06 BE916-4-FY Student Success Tutorial Compulsory 0

Year 3 - 2021/22

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01 BE515-6-AU Consumer Behaviour Compulsory 15
02 BE530-6-SP Critical Marketing Perspectives Compulsory 15
03 BE439-6-AU Business Ethics Compulsory 15
04 BE440-6-AU Brand Management Compulsory 15
05 EBS (Colchester Campus) option from list or outside option Optional 15
06 BE938-6-FY Independent Study Project: Management/Marketing Compulsory 15
07 Management option from list 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

1. 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;

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

3. 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;

4. 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 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.
A4 An understanding of the development and functioning of markets for resources, goods and services.
A5 A practical and theoretical understanding of the role, significance and application of accounting and finance in management.
A6 An understanding of the role of customers and consumers, including the service relationship and brand management.
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, human resource management, 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 other coursework assignments

Class tests

Pre-published class assignments

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 other coursework assignments

Class tests

Pre-published class assignments

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 quantitative and qualitative information together with analysis, argument and commentary in a form appropriate to a different intended audiences.
Learning Methods: Lectures and tutor-led seminars

Directed reading

Individual and group tasks
Assessment Methods: Unseen written examinations

Assessed essays and other coursework assignments

Class tests

Pre-published class assignments

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;
D5 Improving own Learning/Performance.
Learning Methods: Lectures and tutor-led seminars

Directed reading

Individual and group tasks
Assessment Methods: Unseen written examinations

Assessed essays and other coursework assignments

Class tests

Pre-published class assignments


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.