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Business Administration (Including Foundation Year)

Course overview

(BBA) Bachelor of Business Administration
Business Administration (Including Foundation Year)
Current
University of Essex
University of Essex
Essex Pathways
Southend Campus
Honours Degree
Full-time
BBA N104
http://www.essex.ac.uk/students/exams-and-coursework/ppg/ug/default.aspx
26/04/2019

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.

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.

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 0 - 2019/20

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01 IA104-3-FY Core 30
02 IA106-3-FY Core 30
03 IA124-3-FY Core 30
04 IA191-3-FY Core 30

Year 2 - 2021/22

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01 BE211-5-AU Managing Innovation Compulsory 15
02 BE216-5-SP International Business Strategies Compulsory 15
03 BE417-5-AU Organisational Behaviour and Management Compulsory 15
04 Option(s) from list Optional 30
05 Option(s) from list Optional 30
06 BE911-5-SP Successful Futures Compulsory 0
07 BE218-5-SP Business Research Methods Compulsory 15

Year 3 - 2022/23

Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits
01 BE441-6-FY Business Strategy Compulsory 30
02 BE932-6-FY Research Project : Business Administration Compulsory 15
03 BE260-6-AU Supply Chain Management Compulsory 15
04 BE531-6-SP Marketing Communications Compulsory 15
05 Option from list Optional 30
06 Option from list Optional 15

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 course aims are:

1. To develop an essential understanding of business management principles and their application in different organisational contexts and to acquire analytical, problem-solving, creative and learning skills for managing business ventures.

2. To obtain a thorough understanding of the value of managing people and organisations and appreciation of different schools of management theories in relation to acquired appropriate skills and techniques for effective problem solving and in-depth investigation of key issues in enterprise management.

3. To develop a critical awareness of economic, social, technological and ethical context of enterprise management.

4. To enable students to learn to engage in reflective practice based on the use of analytical skills, diverse tools and techniques.

5. To develop their ability to lead different types of business ventures where innovation, networks, ethics and sustainability are the key drivers of change and effective performance in varied environment.

6. To manage their own learning and personal development in the future, to learn to work in teams, and to network with different stakeholders.

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 Basic understanding of theories, policies and practices of business creation and growth (BM 3.4)
A2 Basic understanding of economic principles and theories of the firm (BM 3.2)
A3 Basic understanding of accounting concepts, the context in which accounting is situated and its function in organisation management (BM 3.4, 3.6, 3.7-FINANCE)
A4 Basic understanding of the marketing concept, process and setting; application of strategic marketing planning and marketing mix for new ventures and small firms (BM 3.5, BM 3.7 MARKETS, CUSTOMERS)
A5 Studying the concept, purpose and practice of quantitative research, with a focus on the organization and analysis of statistical data (BM 3.6, 3.7. INFORMATION SYSTEMS, COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)
A6 Clear understanding of conceptual issues of information and the practice of information management, including the meaning of working in an information society (BM 3.6, 3.7-INFORMATION SYSTEMS, COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)
A7 Clear understanding of contexts and processes of innovation management (BM 3.6, 3.7 CONTEMPORARY & PERVASIVE ISSUES
A8 Critical understanding of the key concepts in international finance -marketplaces, concepts and tools (BM 3.2, 3.5, 3.7 FINANCE).
A9 Studying core theoretical frameworks employed in understanding theories of international business; and key characteristics of the international business environment with a focus on economic, political, socio-cultural and technological factors and conditions (BM 3.2, 3.5, 3.7 MARKETS)
A10 Clear understanding of the theoretical frameworks used to conceptualise the international business environment (BM 3.5, 3.7 MARKETS)
A11 Critical understanding of core theoretical frameworks employed to explore and conceptualize business strategy (3.2, 3.7 BUSINESS POLICY AND STRATEGY)
A12 Studying fundamental and principles of business law and its application to the development of the firm, with a focus on the UK and the European Union (BM 3.4, 3.5)
A13 Critical understaning of concepts and context and theories of business ethics (BM 3.4, 3.5, 3.7 CONTEMPORARY & PERVASIVE ISSUES, MARKETS, CUSTOMERS AND PEOPLE)
A14 Clear understanding of concepts and theoretical frameworks of growth and development of entrepreneurial organisations, and new ventures creation under contemporary economy. (BM 3.6, 3.7-PEOPLE, OPERATIONS, CONTEMPORARY & PERVASIVE ISSUES
A15 Year 2 - Studying concepts, contexts and theoretical frameworks of business-to-business marketing (BM 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7-MARKETS, CUSTOMERS, BUSINESS POLICY & STRATEGY
A16 Critical understanding of key concepts and tools in international human resource management (BM 3.2, 3.5, 3.7 PEOPLE).
A17 Critical understanding of the key concepts in international finance -marketplaces, concepts and tools (BM 3.2, 3.5, 3.7 FINANCE).
A18 Critical understanding of enterprise development in economically diverse contexts (BM 3.2, 3.5)
Learning Methods: Years 0, 1, 2 and 3: Lectures and tutor-led seminars.

Directed reading.

Comparative case work in lectures and tutorials.

Individual and group tasks.
Assessment Methods: Years 0, 1, 2, and 3:

Written examinations.

Assessed individual and group reports.

Assessed individual essay.

Assessed individual group presentations.

Assessed individual essay.

Individual reflective journal.

Multiple choice class tests.

Class test essay.

Case study analysis.

B: Intellectual and cognitive skills

B1 Basic understanding of the abstraction and synthesis of relevant data from a variety of sources (BM 4.1a, 4.1b, 4.1k)
B2 Basic understanding of contemporary theories and empirical evidence, and use of this understanding to develop an argument (both orally and in writing) and present ideas in a coherent and effective manner (BM 4.1a)
B3 Basic understanding of numerical (including financial) data analysis and an appreciation of the nature and limitations of basic statistical concepts (BM 4.1b, 4.1d)
B4 Basic understanding of the ability to undertake independent research from a variety of sources (BM 4.1k)
B5 Effective use of the abstraction and synthesis of relevant data from a variety of sources (BM 4.1a, 4.1b, 4.1k)
B6 Effective use of contemporary theories and empirical evidence, to develop an argument (both orally and in writing) and present ideas in a coherent and effective manner (BM 4.1a)
B7 Effective use of numerical (including financial) data analysis and an appreciation of the nature and limitations of basic statistical concepts (BM 4.1b, 4.1d)
B8 Effective use of independent research from a variety of sources (BM 4.1k).
B9 Critical understanding of the abstraction and synthesis of relevant data from a variety of sources (BM 4.1a, 4.1b, 4.1k);
B10 Critical understanding of contemporary theories and empirical evidence, to develop an argument (both orally and in writing) and present ideas in a coherent and effective manner (BM 4.1a)
B11 Critical understanding of numerical (including financial) data analysis and an appreciation of the nature and limitations of basic statistical concepts (BM 4.1b, 4.1d)
B12 Critical understanding of the effective use of independent research from a variety of sources (BM 4.1k).
Learning Methods: Years 0, 1, 2, and 3:

Lectures and tutor-led seminars.

Directed reading.

Comparative case work in lectures and seminars.

Individual and group tasks.
Assessment Methods: Years 0, 1, 2, and 3:

B1-12 inclusively assessed by: Written examinations.

Assessed individual and group reports.

Assessed individual essay.

Assessed individual group presentations.

Assessed individual essay.

Individual reflective journal.

Multiple choice class tests.

Class test essay. - Case study analysis

C: Practical skills

C1 Record and summarise transactions and other economic events (BM 4.1d)
C2 Identify and retrieve relevant data from variety of sources (BM 4.1k)
C3 Present data using the appropriate form of communication (BM 4.1e, 4.1c)
C4 Forecast short, medium, and long term objectives, opportunities and threats (BM 4.1b, 4.1k)
C5 Prepare financial analysis and projections; analyse, interpret and exrapolate data in relation to business problem and phenomena (BM 4.1d)
Learning Methods: Years 0, 1, 2, and 3:

Lectures and tutor-led seminars.

Directed reading.

Comparative case work in lectures and tutorials.

Individual and group tasks.
Assessment Methods: Years 0, 1, 2, and 3:

Assessed essays and other course work assignments (C 1-5)

Class tests (C1, C3)

Group work and presentations (C1-5)

Written examinations (C1-4)

D: Key skills

D1 Communicating in oral and written formats to different audiences in a coherent, cogent and effective manner;
D2 Use of information technologies including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, statistical and web-based packages to read, download, analyse and evaluate different types of data and information
D3 Preparing, manipulating, and presenting numerical data.
D4 Using and applying analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
D5 Understanding and appreciation of different communities of interest, good spoken and written communication skills, empathy and resolution of conflict.
D6 Improving time management, prioritising critical tasks, meeting deadlines, and evaluating self-learning
Learning Methods: Years 0, 1, 2, and 3:

Lectures and tutor-led seminars.

Directed reading.

Comparative case work in lectures and tutorials.

Individual and group tasks.
Assessment Methods: Years 0, 1, 2, and 3:

Assessed essays and other course work assignments (D1, D2, D3, D5)

Class tests (D1, D2, D3, D5)

Group work and presentations (D1, Q2, D4)
Reflective journal (D6)

Written examinations (D1, D2, D3, D5)


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