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Fundamentals of ManagementBUS001Semester 14Yes

Fundamentals of Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Matteo Mandarini
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: Should not be taken with BUS107

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

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

Operations ManagementBUS002Semester 15Yes

Operations Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Giuliano Maielli
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module in Operations Management (BUS002) has been designed to provide students with a clear understanding of the most important issues in OM (such as process design, capacity planning and control, supply chain management, just in time and total quality management) through a blend of theoretical approaches and seminar-based activities. Students are also encouraged to analyse the relationship between the production of services and goods 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
Timetable:

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

Quantitative Research Methods for BusinessBUS005Semester 24No

Quantitative Research Methods for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Georg Von Graevenitz
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

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

Research MethodologyBUS007Semester 15Yes

Research Methodology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module aims to provide students with an introduction to a range of methodologies and to help them conduct independent research whilst being sensitive to the scientific, political and cultural problems with different approaches. The course develops students' knowledge of research methods and the reliability of their outcomes, with an understanding of wider concerns with truth, logic and the sociology of knowledge.

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

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

MarketingBUS011Semester 25Yes

Marketing

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

An introduction to marketing, analysing the components which influence marketing decisions at the level of the firm and the process by which these components are used to develop strategies.

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

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

Human Resource ManagementBUS014Semester 25Yes

Human Resource Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Mike Noon
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will introduce you to the key processes concerned with the management of people within organisations. It will reveal the choices that managers are faced with when designing systems to regulate and control the use of human resources. It will assess the problems and difficulties with managing people and explore the variation in practice across different organisations.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

Economics for BusinessBUS017Semester 24Yes

Economics for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay
Overlap: BUS137
Prerequisite: None

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:

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

Financial AccountingBUS021Semester 14Yes

Financial Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ishani Chandrasekara Mudiyanselage
Overlap: BUS138
Prerequisite: None

This Course introduces you to and explores the purpose, nature and operation of the Financial Accounting function within businesses, particularly limited liability companies in the UK. It reveals, illustrates and explores how the financial accounting systems operate when tasked with measuring and recording the financial value of the transactions, events and activities of a business. In so doing, it examines the nature and scope of financial accounting and the underlying conceptual framework of accounting conventions and standards. It further looks at the ratio analysis and associated interpretation of published financial statements from the perspectives of a range of differing users of financial accounting information. Accordingly, the module seeks to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable you to identify and record the financial value of business transactions, events and activities, and to generate financial information through the construction of Balance Sheets, Income Statements (Profit Statements) and Cash Flow Statements, and through the use of financial ratios.

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

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

Managerial AccountingBUS022Semester 25Yes

Managerial Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Chandres Tejura
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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:

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

Fundamentals of Management (for Science & Engineering)BUS024Semester 14Yes

Fundamentals of Management (for Science & Engineering)

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: Should not be taken with BUS107

This module introduces students to the purpose, operations and implications of management by exploring the contexts within which management takes place. To put in a somewhat exaggerated way, it is not a "how to do business" module, but a module about the framework for understanding business as well as the environment and contexts in which it operates. We will reflect on management in relation to the social, economic and legal conditions within which it operates, as well as reflect on the political, cultural and environmental consequences of modern management. We will discuss how management practices are informed and, in some cases, defined by issues such as: the privatisation of public services, the environmental impact of technological change, the unequal distribution of the world's resources and the unequal influence of stakeholders on business practices.

Considering business and management as an object of social scientific study provides students with a broad social scientific approach to the subject. The module's interdisciplinary focus allows students to understand business within its macro-environment, pulled in different directions by competing exigencies within an ever-changing global system of relations. By developing a sense of those diverse pressures, the student can begin to develop an independent perspective and the intellectual tools to confront them.

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

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

Principles of Management Studies and SkillsBUS028Semester 25No

Principles of Management Studies and Skills

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

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
Timetable:

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

Introduction to Marketing and CommunicationsBUS101Semester 14No

Introduction to Marketing and Communications

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Darryn Mitussis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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:

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

Introduction to Financial AccountingBUS139Semester 14No

Introduction to Financial Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: BUS106
Prerequisite: None

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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Practical
Level: 4
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 9 am -10 am
    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

Introduction to Management AccountingBUS140Semester 24No

Introduction to Management Accounting

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

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. It is intended to help students to understand area of management accounting.

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

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

Fundamentals of Management Studies and SkillsBUS141Semester 24No

Fundamentals of Management Studies and Skills

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

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: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 4
Timetable:

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

Contemporary Legal Issues in Business ManagementBUS142Semester 14No

Contemporary Legal Issues in Business Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact:
Overlap: BUS143
Prerequisite: None

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
Timetable:

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

Contemporary Legal Issues in Business ManagementBUS143Semester 14No

Contemporary Legal Issues in Business Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact:
Overlap: BUS142
Prerequisite: None

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
Timetable:

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

Professional and Academic Development (PAD)BUS144Full year4No

Professional and Academic Development (PAD)

Credits: 0.0
Contact: Dr Athanasia Kalaitzi
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 12 pm - 2 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7: Monday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7: Tuesday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7: Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 7: Monday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 7: Tuesday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 7: Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm

Financial InstitutionsBUS201Semester 15Yes

Financial Institutions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Chunling Xia
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Financial Institutions examines the function, characteristics and operation of various financial institutions e.g. banks, other deposit-taking institutions as well as non-deposit-taking institutions. This involves not only an examination of the nature and characteristics of their services or products they offer via different markets eg money markets, bond markets, equity markets, foreign exchange markets, derivative markets and the credit markets in order to meet the needs of different market participants, but also of why financial crises emerge in the operation of these markets.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

StrategyBUS204Semester 15Yes

Strategy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Joanne Zhang
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module employs five strategic categories to introduce students to the historical and theoretical foundations of contemporary strategy. Those five categories are the future, regulation, growth, leadership, and choice.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

Business LawBUS205Semester 15Yes

Business Law

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Min Yan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This unit 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. The unit also provides an understanding of the part law plays in enabling the conduct of business generally; its regulation, and the achievement of commercial aims.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

Microeconomics for ManagersBUS208Semester 15Yes

Microeconomics for Managers

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Almudena Sevilla Sanz
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module applies microeconomics to problems confronting managers, in particular general managers. It focuses on markets, prices and market structure in two different situations, those in which markets are generally competitive, being large, impersonal and anonymous, and those in which identities matter. Examples of the latter are large firms in which the identities of competitors, suppliers, and sometimes customers matter, and more personal economic relations such as that between employer and employee in which identities always matter. Analysis of markets in which identities matter involves a focus on topics such as information, reciprocity, credibility, reputation and transactions costs.

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

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

Ethics and BusinessBUS212Semester 15Yes

Ethics and Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Amitabh Rai
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm

AdvertisingBUS213Semester 25Yes

Advertising

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Amy Rungpaka Tiwsakul Hackley
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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

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

Advanced Accounting for BusinessBUS216Semester 25Yes

Advanced Accounting for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sukhvinder Sian
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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 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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

Persuasive Strategies in MarketingBUS220Semester 15Yes

Persuasive Strategies in Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stephan Dickert
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BUS101

This module investigates the techniques adopted by professionals in marketing, sales, as well as general business negotiation environments in order to change stakeholder behaviour 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 linguistics, psychology, sociology, and rhetoric. Case studies and examples are used heavily throughout the module in order to highlight common practice and explore ethical dilemmas in the practice of persuasion across different business, national and ethnic cultures. Students are encouraged to recognise the techniques that they themselves use to gain compliance in common conversation as well as to analyse the ways in which commercial and public organisations attempt to influence their behaviour and attitudes. In addition to analytical proficiency, students are expected to demonstrate the creative and efficient use of various techniques of persuasion in negotiation and marketing simulations. The module considers the extent to which persuasion is a part of all communication interactions, the relationship between dialogue and influence, and the possible alternatives that exist to the persuasive paradigm in business.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 9 am -10 am
    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

Organisational Learning in the WorkplaceBUS221Semester 25Yes

Organisational Learning in the Workplace

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Stephen Fox
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will explain various theoretical approaches used to explain what organisational learning and knowledge management is, the variety and types of organizational learning strategies adopted by firms and the markets they serve. We will examine a range of approaches for understanding organisational as both a 'natural' and designed activity within organisations. We will examine research studies of the implementation of such approaches and case studies which indicate how consultants and organisational learning professional present their knowledge and expertise and the claims they make for its efficacy. We will examine and explore different kinds of organizational context where organisational learning has been identified or designed: firms, public institutions, voluntary organisations and other organisational forms.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

Accounting for BusinessBUS106Semester 14No

Accounting for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Androniki Triantafylle
Overlap: BUS139
Prerequisite: None

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 the 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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Practical
Level: 4
Timetable:

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

Business and SocietyBUS107Semester 14No

Business and Society

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Gerard Hanlon
Overlap: BUS130
Prerequisite: BUS001

The module covers the main aspects of the business environment. It covers: nature and types of business and other organisations; business and society: relationship between work organisations and society; business and governments: government as control, consumer, supplier; business and politics: managing influence; business and people: consumers, clients, employees, the public perceptions; business and the physical environment - sustainability in the business context; business and the technological environment; the social and ethical responsibilities of business; business in emerging economies; the and the international context ( regional economic blocs, World Trade Organization).

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

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

Economics for Business and SocietyBUS108Semester 14No

Economics for Business and Society

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Pedro Martins
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
    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

Work and EmploymentBUS124Semester 24No

Work and Employment

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Ahu Tatli
Overlap: BUS132
Prerequisite: None

This module introduces core ideas relating to work. It applies theories and concepts to the analysis of business situations. It makes use of perspectives drawn from sociology, social psychology, industrial relations, organisation theory and human relations. The dominant theme is to explore work and employment from the employee's point of view rather than that of management. Different perspectives are integrated by focussing on particular work situations and problems.

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

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

Organisational BehaviourBUS127Semester 24No

Organisational Behaviour

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mustafa Ozturk
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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:

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

Applied EconomicsBUS128Semester 14No

Applied Economics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Pedro Martins
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

"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:

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

Marketing Theory and PracticeBUS129Semester 14No

Marketing Theory and Practice

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

"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:

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

Business in Social and Historical ContextBUS130Semester 14No

Business in Social and Historical Context

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Gerard Hanlon
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

"The module aims to introduce the idea that we are social rather than natural beings and this impacts upon how we produce, consume, labour, etc. It also means that there are different versions of whether we are collective, individualistic rational, or for how we should treat nature and that all of this shapes how a market society is organised and perceived and the role that the market can and should play within this framework. This directly links to how organisations, the state, management, etc. are encountered i.e. there are ways of viewing the market and its relationship to development, business, organisation, social cohesion, etc. which are important to any degree that purports to develop management education. It is also proposed that students would receive a reading pack and would be expected to make use of the library and develop their reading, interpretative and analytic skills."

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

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

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: Prof Ahu Tatli
Overlap: BUS124
Prerequisite: None

"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 we will be exploring work and employment relations at three levels. At the macro level, wider social, economic, political and cultural context of work nationally and internationally will be explored."

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

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

Organisation StudiesBUS133Semester 24No

Organisation Studies

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Mustafa Ozturk
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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:

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

Quantitative Analysis for BusinessBUS135Semester 24No

Quantitative Analysis for Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Georg Von Graevenitz
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

"This module focuses on some of the core skills required to succeed in this digital age: the course focuses on concepts needed to understand and undertake simple statistical analysis of data to extract insights hidden by randomness and the complexity of human interaction. The course provides a first understanding of probability, statistical inference and modelling, and develops skills in presentation of quantitative information. A secondary aim is to enhance student's familiarity with the use of spread sheets and statistical software."

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

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

Marketing PrinciplesBUS136Semester 14No

Marketing Principles

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

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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Practical
Level: 4
Timetable:

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

Economics for Business ManagementBUS137Semester 24No

Economics for Business Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Mr Ravshonbek Otojanov
Overlap: BUS017
Prerequisite: None

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:

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

Principles of Financial AccountingBUS138Semester 14No

Principles of Financial Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
Overlap: BUS021
Prerequisite: None

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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Practical
Level: 4
Timetable:

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

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:

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

Corporations and Social ResponsibilityBUS237Semester 25No

Corporations and Social Responsibility

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sadhvi Dar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Corporations and Social Responsibility will deliver a comprehensive introduction to students interested in issues of social justice and specifically in Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR. CSR is an applied field of management theory that is becoming increasingly important for both academics and managers to consider. It is an area of corporate self-regulation that integrates sustainability into the business model. Whereas in the past, there has been a clear distinction between the roles of government, the third sector and the corporate sector in responding to social issues (such as workers rights and the environment), today corporations exist in a business context where these sectors have not only merged, but also, actively impinge on each others responsibilities to society. CSR is a business policy response to this changing relation between the corporate sector and society and includes activities such as 'greening' management (reducing emissions, waste management, protecting biodiversity), workers rights (trade unions, ILO, outsourcing, supply-chains), sustainable consumption (ethical marketing, corporate lobbying, consumerism), and promoting democratic processes (governance, accountability, stakeholder dialogue).

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

International Financial AccountingBUS238Semester 25No

International Financial Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Prof Sean Mccartney
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BUS134 or BUS106

This module extends the financial accounting component of BUS134 Introduction to Financial and Management 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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

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: 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 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Friday 5 pm - 6 pm

Services MarketingBUS240Semester 25No

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 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

Corporate Financial ReportingBUS241Semester 15No

Corporate Financial Reporting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Androniki Triantafylle
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

In this module students would be expected to understand the evolution of accounting standards and the contribution of pan national organizations such as the EU and International Accounting Standards Board IASB.

Students would understand and appreciate how financial statements have evolved to include statements of changes in equity and comprehensive income . The evolution of accounting standards --financial instruments and fair value reporting and debates on the accounting conceptual framework. How changes in regulation and corporate governance arrangements have added remuneration reports and the chairman's statements plus new demands for integrated corporate reporting (including Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Reporting). This module will also consider how external consultants including actuaries influence corporate reporting.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

Organisation and IdentityBUS302Semester 16Yes

Organisation and Identity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rowland Curtis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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. Course participants will also be encouraged to keep a personal learning diary and submit a (nonassessed) written piece of work during the term to support their development and engagement with module themes.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

International BusinessBUS304Semester 26Yes

International Business

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Lutao Ning
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module offers a broad overview of the process of 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, with particular emphasis on the period since the 1970s. It provides a critical and comparative perspective on the nature and scope of international business, its origins and development, the theory, policy and practice of international trade and direct foreign investment, conceptualisations of international supply chains/global production networks and the logistics revolution, and the social and political effects of multinational activities. These issues will be illustrated through case studies in the areas of manufacturing, agri-business and intellectual property.

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

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

Managing DiversityBUS305Semester 16No

Managing Diversity

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Cathrine Seierstad
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module examines theories of equality and diversity and of occupational segmentation. It explores diversity and equality across the dimensions of gender, race, disability, age and sexual orientation and considers the organisational processes which produce and reproduce inequalities of outcome among diverse social groups. The module also considers national and European legislative frameworks; policy approaches and implications at organisational level.

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

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

Financial ManagementBUS306Semester 16Yes

Financial Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Deven Bathia
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Relationship between the financial manager and the capital markets; Investment appraisal, single and multi-period capital rationing, and risk analysis; Capital asset pricing model; Types of sources of finance and their characteristics; Efficient Markets Hypothesis; Dividend growth model and Business valuation; Weighted average cost of capital; Issues in capital structure and financial gearing.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Business Management DissertationBUS314Full year6No

Business Management Dissertation

Credits: 30.0
Contact: Dr Darryn Mitussis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: BUS007

In order to take this module students must have attained 65% or over in module BUS007. A dissertation is a piece of independent research carried out by the student under the supervision of an academic member of staff. Research can be carried out in any area of business and management, broadly defined, as long as there is sufficient expertise in the School of Business and Management to supervise the research. The student is expected to identify and review the relevant literature, identify a research problem and conduct original empirical research on primary data, or conduct original analysis of secondary data.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

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:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Thursday 9 am -10 am
    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

Consumer PsychologyBUS318Semester 16Yes

Consumer Psychology

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Stephan Dickert
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Building on a general understanding of marketing, this module develops a useful, conceptual understanding of psychological theories relevant to the study of consumer behaviour. We start with an overview of the scope of consumer psychology and consumer behaviour and position it against mainstream marketing. Subsequently, we will focus on cognitive and affective processes that drive consumer behaviour. Once an understanding of the basic psychological processes has been gained we will look at various factors that are able to influence these processes. Particular attention is paid to how marketing practice influences consumer perception, evaluation and behaviour. Throughout the module real world hands-on exercises will facilitate understanding and transferability of contents.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Business and Social Approaches to Social Media - Opportunities and IssuesBUS321Semester 26Yes

Business and Social Approaches to Social Media - Opportunities and Issues

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Yasmin Ibrahim
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This optional module seeks to familiarise students with social media as a business and social platform. It locates social media through the changes in the communication frameworks and explores the different and diverse opportunities, challenges and issues created by social media in an inter-connected world. The lectures will apply theoretical and conceptual issues to real life contexts and phenomena in different cultural contexts.

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

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

The Management of Human ResourcesBUS324Semester 26Yes

The Management of Human Resources

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Rowland Curtis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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. The course draws upon a range of literature and illustrative case studies to engage students and provides them with an opportunity to assess their own experiences of work.

This module has been designed specifically for 'with business students who study human resource management in their third year and is not available for students taking NN12.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Global Supply ChainsBUS326Semester 16Yes

Global Supply Chains

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Elena Baglioni
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module investigates companies' outsourcing strategies, i.e. the growing practice of parcelling out, delegating, or purchasing at least part of their activities from foreign suppliers, whether dependent or independent actors. The main focus is on primary sectors, namely energy, agriculture, non-energy minerals, and forestry/fisheries. It critically examines what value creating activities firms tend to outsource, how, why and to whom, and the relative implications. Outsourcing strategies are understood in a wider international context as characterised by multiple players, in particular global institutions, global private players, states, consumers, trade unions and social movements. For the analysis of global supply chains the module explores and applies different mainstream and non-mainstream theoretical frameworks from different disciplines, namely global supply chain management (business studies) and global value/commodity chains (economic sociology, development studies, economic geography).

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

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

Corporate Law and GovernanceBUS329Semester 26Yes

Corporate Law and Governance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Min Yan
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will provide an understanding of the major principles of UK Company Law with particular reference to the legal and corporate governance rules imposed on the board of directors, the senior management and advisors. The module examines the nature and formation of companies, their constitution and the role of and legal responsibilities of management including the theoretical and practical issues involved in the direction and control of companies. The module considers agency theory and stakeholder theory upon which the modern UK and US corporate governance models are based. It will also review some of the most spectacular failures of governance mechanisms in recent years which led to the development of codes of best practice and legislation in the UK and the USA respectively. In addition specific criminal laws affecting businesses today will be considered such as The Bribery Act 2010 and the Fraud Act 2006 and the active management required of the issues raised as a consequence of such legislation. Learning is sustained by case studies and problem solving scenarios.

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

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

Macroeconomics Modelling and PolicyBUS330Semester 16No

Macroeconomics Modelling and Policy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

In this module, we will cover selected principles and policies that characterise the macroeconomy. The course will focus on theories and applications of economic growth and income inequality, unemployment and inflation, in particular. The theories will be tested using empirical methods popular in the literature. The student 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 unemployment across the world.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Company ValuationBUS331Semester 26Yes

Company Valuation

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Ni Peng
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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 where ever the asset is around the world. 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 must be backed up by reality which implies that the price we pay should relate to realistic estimates of cash flows and uncertainties faced by global managers. Accordingly the module is arranged around: Estimating Discount Rates, Cash Flows and Growth Rates for Valuation purposes, Differences between firm and equity valuation, Real options corporate managers can come across and their valuation, Valuing companies in distress, Relative valuation , Biases in Valuation their manifestation and reduction, Imprecision and uncertainty in valuation, Payoffs to more versus less detail in valuation and cost of complexity, Principle of parsimony and different approaches to valuation

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

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

Business Analysis and Financial AccountingBUS333Semester 16No

Business Analysis and Financial Accounting

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nikolaos Tsitsianis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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

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

Evidence-Based ManagementBUS242Semester 15No

Evidence-Based Management

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

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:

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

Responsible LeadershipBUS243Semester 25No

Responsible Leadership

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Patrick Mcgurk
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

European Business ContextBUS244Semester 25No

European Business Context

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

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 institutional framework, 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, competition policy, labour policy and monetary union. Case studies will explore these trends in particular industries such as transport, energy and high tech. Students will also be engaged in discussions over Europe's place in the world and future structural changes.

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

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

Innovation and EntrepreneurshipBUS300Semester 26Yes

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Tarek Virani
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module examines how to cultivate an entrepreneurial mind set and increase your awareness of the routes available to turning your ideas into business ventures. The module covers intellectual property rights, financial planning, business planning and how to sell yourself and your ideas.

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

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

Strategic ManagementBUS222Semester 25Yes

Strategic Management

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

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:

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

International Corporate ReportingBUS224Semester 15No

International Corporate Reporting

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

In this module students would be expected to understand the evolution of international accounting standards and the contribution of pan national organizations such as the EU and International Accounting Standards Board IASB. Also how corporate reporting has evolved from nationally specific practices to a more convergence towards IASB standards and why and how this has been sponsored.
Students would understand and appreciate how financial statements have evolved to include statements of changes in equity and comprehensive income . The evolution of international accounting standards --financial instruments and fair value reporting and debates on the accounting conceptual framework. How changes in regulation and corporate governance arrangements have added remuneration reports and the chairman's statements plus new demands for international integrated corporate reporting (including Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Reporting)

Assessment: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
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

Corporate Finance and StrategyBUS225Semester 25No

Corporate Finance and Strategy

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Chunling Xia
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will develop a student's 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 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.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
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 11 am - 12 pm
  • 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
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Friday 3 pm - 4 pm

Strategic MarketingBUS226Semester 15No

Strategic Marketing

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

This module extends conceptually and operationally the core concepts of segmentation, targeting and positioning introduced in BUS101. Specifically, students will learn develop 'go to market' strategies, including the practice of, and critical evaluation of, the concepts and techniques that frame the process of marketing strategy development. An important part of this is applying and critically reflecting on the methods of analysing data to make marketing strategy decisions.

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

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Friday 9 am - 10 am
    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

International MarketingBUS227Semester 15No

International Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Paolo Antonetti
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 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

Quantitative Research Methods and Data AnalyticsBUS229Semester 25No

Quantitative Research Methods and Data Analytics

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

Entrepreneurial LearningBUS230Semester 15No

Entrepreneurial Learning

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

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

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

Creative IndustriesBUS233Semester 25Yes

Creative Industries

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Amitabh Rai
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is designed to engage students through a practically oriented overview of creative industries technical and media infrastructures and their histories, organisational behaviour of creative industry firms, legal and policy framework for developing creative industries, as well as the emerging frameworks in which culture and creativity is seen as a central site for creating new value. Throughout we will pay close attention to how marketing, management, and supply chain processes in the creative industries create value through cultural production. This introductory overview of creative industries takes a critical look at the tactics and strategies that define the history of capitalist cultural production. 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: 60.0% Examination, 40.0% Coursework
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

International Business FinanceBUS235Semester 25Yes

International Business Finance

Credits: 15.0
Contact: To Be Confirmed
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: 70.0% Examination, 30.0% Practical
Level: 5
Timetable:

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

Marketing Group Project Involving an External OrganisationBUS347Semester 26No

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

Creative Brand MarketingBUS348Semester 16No

Creative Brand Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Amy Rungpaka Tiwsakul Hackley
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

"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). Successful brands contribute to financial value, sustain future sales, maintain high price points and margins, create a barrier to new competitors and can reduce risks for product and line extensions. When a product-commodity becomes a brand, its use value is imbued with symbolic value that consumers deploy in constructing and maintaining their identities. Hence, successful branding is a complex task as it involves a semiotic act of naming a product, and denoting authenticity, reassurance, differentiation, the development of its cultural meaning and the transformation of experience. The module draws on sociology, psychology, cultural studies, anthropology and social theory to understand current issues in brand management rather than merely relying on the cognitive, information-processing approach to branding. With a dynamic, global, diverse and fragmented media landscape and the ever-increasing significance of social media, this broad theoretical base is important to help the brand management subject move forward also to provide branding strategies that are rich in managerial applications.

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

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

Gender at WorkBUS349Semester 26Yes

Gender at Work

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Ms Tessa Wright
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

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. We will critically analyse 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 and understand the persistence of inequalities in the workplace, and effective strategies for change.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

New Product DevelopmentBUS350Semester 26No

New Product Development

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Giuliano Maielli
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module addresses the relationship between product/process innovation, supply chain configurations and the emergence of organizational and technical architectures within technological and organizational platforms. Drawing on current theories concerning platforms, open innovation and organizational ecologies, the module will provide students with frameworks for a systematic analysis of the innovation activity in large firms as well as in entrepreneurial and start-up organizations. In this light, students will engage with the analysis of current case studies concerning traditional industries, as well high-tech organizations engaging with the development of digital ecosystems, smart devices, smart cities/organizations and the internet of things.

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: 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 11 am - 12 pm
  • 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

Business Internship ProjectBUS351Semester 26No

Business Internship Project

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Patrick Mcgurk
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This Module will capture and 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: i) examine a critical business issue in a theoretically informed way; ii) analyse changing patterns of graduate employment and skills requirements in a chosen sector or profession; and iii) reflect and plan their future 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:

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

Corporate Governance and AccountabilityBUS334Semester 26No

Corporate Governance and Accountability

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Sadhvi Dar
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will develop a student's understanding of the evolution of corporate governance and its central focus on the management of risk and agency gap which theoretically and practically explores differences between the demands of investors and behaviour of senior management. This narrow concept of corporate governance for 'investors' will be contrasted with more broadly conceptualised understandings in terms of 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 difference between rules and principles based systems of corporate governance.

Assessment: 50.0% Examination, 50.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Business to Business and Relationship MarketingBUS335Semester 26No

Business to Business and Relationship Marketing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Darryn Mitussis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Firms in industrial (business to business) markets form a much larger percentage of GDP and operate in different ways to business to consumer markets. There are key differences in buyer decision-making (collective rather than individual), the nature of interactions between buyers and sellers (often relational rather than transactional) and the possibility for alliances to influence behaviour. Together these observations lead to a relationship and network centric understanding of industrial marketing practice.

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

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

Business ComputingBUS337Semester 26No

Business Computing

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will broadly 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-commerce, IT planning and data applications.
The module will then cover more contemporary aspects of business computing including business intelligence, mobile devices information ethics and the emerging phenomenon of the crowd economy.

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

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

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: BUS211
Prerequisite: None

This is an optional third year module for undergraduates enrolled in the BSc programmes in Business Management NN12, Marketing and Management 4G44, and Accounting and Management 4P20. The module introduces students to the concepts of governance and to the coevolution of governance, firms' strategies and structures, and institutions. It explores this theme for both developed countries and emerging markets, looking at both historical periods and the current period.

Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Financial Institutions ManagementBUS339Semester 16No

Financial Institutions Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nikolaos Tsitsianis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This is an optional third year module for undergraduates enrolled in the BSc programmes in Business Management NN12, Marketing and Management 4G44, and Accounting and Management 4P20. The module introduces students to the concepts of governance and to the coevolution of governance, firms' strategies and structures, and institutions. It explores this theme for both developed countries and emerging markets, looking at both historical periods and the current period.

Assessment: 100.0% Examination
Level: 6
Timetable:

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

Financial Markets and InstitutionsBUS340Semester 16No

Financial Markets and Institutions

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Nikolaos Tsitsianis
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Financial Markets and Institutions will help students make sense of the financial activity that is so widely and prominently reported in the media. The Module takes a practical, applied approach without neglecting the appropriate theory in order to help students understand events as they happen in the real world. This Module is updated every year to reflect the changes that have occurred in the financial system in recent years.

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

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

Corporate Financial ManagementBUS341Semester 16No

Corporate Financial Management

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Deven Bathia
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will develop a 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 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:

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

Startups and IncubatorsBUS342Semester 26No

Startups and Incubators

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

The module provides an integrated introduction to the processes and management of emerging businesses at their final stages of entrepreneurial activity. This module follows a practise-based-experiential approach as students not only work in group but also produce several advanced aspects of both the Business Model and the business plan for their organisation derived from their innovative and entrepreneurial idea. However, the taught component introduces the theories of start-up and incubator and links them to practice by creating a framework in which innovative ideas are processed to evolve from business concepts to market readiness. The framework recognises the importance of time spending to access the right information as well as an efficient process that guides the students, with an objective of having the possibility to have a business ready to launch within a reasonable period of time, after completion of the module. The taught component also outlines the role played by the emergence of incubators, the impacts they have on innovation and their practical implications.

Method of Assessment of the Proposed Module:
1- Team presentation to a panel composed by the module organiser and an incubator consultant or a coach (30%),
3- Exam (70%)

Queen Mary Model Learning Outcomes:
By taking this module, students will learn the key aspects of startup and incubator. This module will increase students' awareness of the latest research trends in this field of startup and incubator and in the discipline of business innovation. It will also provide the possibility to analyze critically the different forms and approaches to startup and incubators strategies.
In addition, this module will offer the opportunity to create both an advanced Canvas Business Model applied to students own business innovative idea AND a Business Plan. These two tools are essential not only for the acquisition of skills and knowledge but also for the preparation of the potential launch of students business in a near future.
By its nature this module requires students to explore additional approaches from different disciplines of business and management such as communication, marketing, law and legal and finance, which contribute to the module learning outcomes.
This module will helps students to develop further not only their employability skills but also the attributes expected of graduates of Queen Mary, as part of the QMUL Model and in relation to UN's PRME.
Finally, the assessments are designed to help students to identify and apply these new skills gained during the study of this module.

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

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

Evidence-Based Management Critically Appraised Topic ProjectBUS343Semester 26No

Evidence-Based Management Critically Appraised Topic Project

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

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:

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

Mentoring and CoachingBUS344Semester 26No

Mentoring and Coaching

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Patrick Mcgurk
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This model is a practical and theoretical introduction to coaching and mentoring in and around the workplace. Coaching is an intervention that helps management professionals' personal and leadership development in a sustainable way. Mentoring is an organisational practice that provides a support system whereby less experienced employees are partnered with more experienced employees to help them in their career development. The module will contribute to students' personal development as potential coaches and mentors drawing on multi-disciplinary approaches to leadership development practices.

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

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

Digital MarketingBUS345Semester 26No

Digital Marketing

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

The module has been designed to provide students with an introduction to the theoretical and practical fundamentals of contemporary digital marketing. 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 optimization, 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:

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

Social Network AnalysisBUS346Semester 26Yes

Social Network Analysis

Credits: 15.0
Contact: Dr Pietro Panzarasa
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module focuses on the field of complex networked systems in its infancy and presents the structure of networks and their dynamics as a key concept across disciplines. Examples of networked systems include the Internet, the World Wide Web, social networks of acquaintance or other connections between individuals, inter-organisational networks, neural networks, metabolic networks, food webs, and many others. There is increasing evidence that such diverse networks share common topological and dynamical features, indicating the existence of robust self-organising principles and evolutionary laws that govern many natural and social systems. The course aims to develop a unified theoretical framework for the analysis of these common properties shared by a wide range of networked systems. This framework will then be used for the discussion of sociologically relevant phenomena that exhibit complex network structures and dynamics, such as epidemics of disease, cultural fads, financial crises, organisational innovation and inter-firm coordination. If public health authorities want to minimise the danger of a viral epidemic, but have limited vaccinations, how should they be distributed throughout the population? If a firm wants to initiate a word-of-mouth campaign for a new product, but can hand out free samples to only a few people, who should they pick? How vulnerable are large infrastructure networks like the power grid or the Internet to random failure or even deliberate attacks? How do new ideas become crazes, or small shocks get blown out of all proportion in the form of cascades throughout a financial system? To address these and many other problems, the course will develop a highly interdisciplinary approach to social science by combining current research literature on complex systems and social networks with contributions of relevant organisational and sociological research.

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

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

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