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   Introduction to Accounting : (Click here to expand)
Module Title : Introduction to Accounting
Module Leader : John Margersion
Module Code : ACFI1202
30 Credits – Level : 1

Module Descriptions :

The module is designed as a 'non-technical' introduction to the basics of Financial and Manangement Accounting. It will look at various types of organisations from an information needs point of view, as well as consideration of the management uses of accounting data.


Assessment Criteria :

Phase test (Week 5): Multiple choice test (MCT) based on the work covered up to and including week 4. (5%)

Phase test (Week 9): MCT based on work covered up to and including week 8. (5%)

Phase test (Week 12): MCT based on work covered up to and including week 10. (5%)

Written assignment - Should be handed in by week 18. (10%)

The module examination will include 10 questions on financial accounting from throughout the twelve weeks (there will also be questions on management accounting). (10% for Financial Accounting) The percentage weightings are the weightings of the overall module mark.


Please note that assessment information is subject to change.

   Communication, Academic Skills and Employability : (Click here to expand)
Module Title : Communication, Academic Skills and Employability
Module Leader : Neil Sherriff
Module Code : CORP1518
15 Credits – Level : 1

Module Descriptions :

To understand how the skill requirements of organisations can be demonstrated in the form of Academic skills. Development of Report and Essay writing techniques, Group Presentation and Business Scenario is achieved by practical performance, Independent Research and effective academic practice (referencing). To understand that Employability is established and informed by this module through experiential learning and reflection.



Assessment Criteria :

Assignment 1 2
  750 word Report Individual Portfolio
  Individual Individual
Weighting 25% 75%


Please note that assessment information is subject to change.

   Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions : (Click here to expand)
Module Title : Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions
Module Leader : David James Stringer
Module Code : CORP1540
15 Credits – Level : 1

Module Descriptions :

Aim: To enable students to gain a theoretical and practical understanding of the way quantitative methods may be utilised in business decision-making.


General Objectives : This module provides a framework for using data in statistical forms to define, describe and resolve a wide range of business problems. Specifically the module examines the different forms that statistical data may take and how it may be interpreted and analysed to provide management information to inform decision making within the organisation.

The value of decision making can be applied to a wide range of organisational settings. These might include:-

Interpreting market performance and trends, to extrapolate and forecast growth (decline)
Measuring the significance of results produced from data
Identifying production costs
Make or buy decisions
The optimisation of scarce resources
Quantifying relationships and measuring the significance of these.


Assessment Criteria : Formal assessment of each student's learning will be based on two pieces of work.

Individual Assignment. - 50%

Unseen Examination - 50%


Please note that assessment information is subject to change.

   Economics: (Click here to expand)
Module Title : Economics
Module Title : John Powell
Module Code : CORP1527
30 Credits – Level : 1

Module Descriptions :

The objective of this module is to, firstly, introduce students to the study of mainstream economics and its core principles. Secondly, to facilitate an understanding of the way economists approach and analyse societal problems. The module consists of two components running in parallel - the first part deals with the theory and applications of microeconomics while the second part covers the area of macroconomics, in terms of both macroeconomic variables and macroeconomic policy.




Assessment Criteria :

Weight component

20% Individual assignments
- Micro essay (10%)
- Macro essay (10%)
20% Group assignment - report
60% Individual exam


Please note that assessment information is subject to change.

   Introduction to Work & Organisation : (Click here to expand)
Module Title : Introduction to Work & Organisation
Module Leader : Mairi Watson
Module Code : HRMG1202
15 Credits – Level : 1

Module Descriptions :

If you apply yourself to this module, by this time next year you will be much more confident in the following areas :

Introduction to the study of organisational behaviour in contemporary society. The module aims to introduce students to the concepts and theories relevant to an understanding of the behaviour of people in work organisations


Assessment Criteria


Assessment and Weighting


Assignment 1 (30%): Phase Test. A phase test is a short written test required to be completed during a specific time Week 9. This is a formal assessment. The phase test assesses your comprehension of work covered in Term 1


Assignment 2 (70%): Individual written work: the individual written work assessed your comprehension of lecture and tutorial work covered in Term 2 (January -April).


Please note that assessment information is subject to change.

   Principles of Marketing : (Click here to expand)
Module Title : Principles of Marketing
Module Leader : Mohammed-Hanif Patel
Module Code : AMARK1500
15 Credits – Level : 1

Module Aims :

The module, Principles of Marketing, is intended to provide both an introduction to the topic as well as providing you with a basic grounding in the theory and practice of marketing as a business management discipline.

The course is designed to give you the opportunity to learn about the simple mechanics of the subject and to give you practical exercises in how to use the techniques presented to you.

The module is complete in itself, so for those of you who will have this as your only contact with marketing as an academic subject, you will have experienced and achieved a solid level of understanding of the topic. For those of you who are going on to study marketing in the future, the course will provide you with an understanding of how the parts fit together, along with the basic skills needed to get off to a flying start with your studies in the more specialised marketing topics in subsequent years.


Assessment Criteria :

Weight Component
5% (1) Multi-Choice Phase Test
25% (2) Journal Assessment
20% (3) Group Report Week
50% (4) Unseen Exam


Please note that assessment information is subject to change.



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