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   Strategic Management : (Click here to expand)
 
Module Title : Strategic Management
Module Leader : David Orton
Module Code : CORP3501
30 Credits – Level : 3
     

Module Descriptions :

This module aims primarily to ensure that students understand the nature and meaning of corporate strategy and are able to assess the strategic position of corporations operating in complex global markets. In the early stages, the module emphasises concepts and tools necessary for critical strategic analysis. It then focuses on specific strategic issues and challenges that affect contemporary business operations, including for example, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, knowledge management. A strong focus will be placed on the management of change, organisational learning and strategy implementation. Overall, this module focuses strongly on both formative and summative learning. Students give the opportunity to reflect on their experience to foster their critical appreciation of the discipline and evaluate its evolution in their own understanding of the topic. Their critical appreciation of strategic management will be questioned throughout the lecturing programme but also within assessed components, including the exam.

 

Assessment Criteria :

Other Coursework 1 - Group Presentation
Weighting 25%. The component receives a mark.

Other Coursework 2 - Individual Case study report
Weighting 35%. The component receives a mark.

Unseen Examination 1 -
Weighting 40%. The component receives a mark.
The Duration is 180 minutes.

 

Please note that assessment information is subject to change.

   Contemporary Business Issues : (Click here to expand)
Module Title : Contemporary Business Issues
Module Title : Marcus Warren
Module Code : CORP3502
30 Credits – Level : 3
     

Module Descriptions :

This module is designed to critically evaluate how current issues in both Economics and Politics affect business management and performance. There is a strong initial emphasis upon analysing the causes of major world events and examining the various scenarios that these events confront business managers with. Topical areas covered in the 2011/2012 academic year were:

 

The Arab Spring & its implications for international business.
The economy of the USA, the issues of National Debt & Credit Rating as well as the relative performance of the US in relation to the BRIC countries - with specific comparative reference to China & India.
The role of international Reserve Currencies especially in relation to the US dollar and the potential rise of the Chinese Yuan.
International Stock Markets with a special emphasis on the role of the Speculator.
The impact of rising world Commodity Prices on businesses emphasising the risk of Stagflation.
The Economics of Recessions and the risk of 'Double-Dip Recessions - against the background of the European Debt Crisis.
The Fate of the Euro.
The advantages and disadvantages of European Union membership
The module utilises the above to set the scene for more 'general' global management issues by examining:
The advantages & disadvantages of Globalisation as well as Multi National Companies.
Managing Diversity in Business.
The role of the State in Managing the Economy.
Public/Private Partnerships.
Economic Regulation.
Corporate Social Responsibility.
Business Ethics.
Reputation Management.
Greening Business.

Assessment Criteria :

Individual Essay 1 - Individual Essay 1 (two sides) Term 1
Weighting 35%. The component receives a mark.

 

Tutorial Presentation - Tutorial Presentation
Weighting 25%. The component receives a mark.

 

Unseen Examination 1 - 3 hour examination
Weighting 40%. The component receives a mark.
The Duration is 180 minutes.

Please note that assessment information is subject to change.

   Forensic Accounting : (Click here to expand)
Module Title : Forensic Accounting
Module Leader : Ashok Patel
Module Code : ACFI3211
15 Credits – Level : 3
     

Module Descriptions :

A module designed to examine the areas of accounting fraud, cyber crime and legal valuations within a context of litigation where the accountant acts as an expert witness or primary investigator liaising closely with lawyers and other legal advisors. Three themes will underpin the module; Fraud; Cyber Crime. The Accountant as an 'Expert Witness'. Students will study all themes but could concentrate on one for assessment purposes with the agreement of the module leader.

 

Assessment Criteria :

Phase Test 1 -
Weighting 15%. The component receives a mark.
The Duration is 60 minutes.

 

Phase Test 2 -
Weighting 15%. The component receives a mark.
The Duration is 60 minutes.

 

Unseen Examination 1 -
Weighting 70%. The component receives a mark.
The Duration is 180 minutes.

Please note that assessment information is subject to change.

 
   Service Operations Management : (Click here to expand)
 
Module Title : Service Operations Management
Module Title : Masoud Azhashemi
Module Code : ACFI3420
15 Credits – Level : 2
     

Module Descriptions :

This module studies the management of those processes that deliver service in all of its aspects - service outcomes, service experiences and in the case of public sector organisations, public value. The key focus of the module is on the operations decisions that manager's face in marshalling their resources to deliver and improve service in this wide meaning. This module differs from CORP 2165 Operations and Contemporary Management in that it deals exclusively with service. New topics, new frameworks and new techniques are introduced whilst some aspects dealt with in CORP 2165 are now extended purely in the context of service organisations.

 

 

Assessment Criteria :

Other Coursework 1 - Individual assignment 500 words
Weighting 15%. The component receives a mark.

 

Other Coursework 2 - Individual assignment 1500 words
Weighting 35%. The component receives a mark.

 

Unseen Examination 1 -
Weighting 50%. The component receives a mark.
The Duration is 120 minutes.

Please note that assessment information is subject to change.

   Creative Actions In Organisations : (Click here to expand)
Module Title : Creative Actions In Organisations
Module Leader : Peter McHardy
Module Code : ENTE3506
15 Credits – Level : 3
     

Module Descriptions :

This module aims to introduce students to managing 'outside the box' and to understand external and internal business environments through creative perspectives. For example, it uses experiential learning such as cross - cultural negotiations, to encourage students to apply contemporary concepts of managing relationships in global industry networks. The module uses both strategic management and strategic marketing philosophies to illuminate entrepreneurial (growth in small firms) and entrepreneurial (renewal in large organisations) behaviour, and to explore the nature of creative organisational climates.

 

 

Assessment Criteria :

Other Coursework 1 - Group Based Simulation
Weighting 40%. The component receives a mark.

 

Other Coursework 2 - Individual Portfolio
Weighting 50%. The component receives a mark.

 

Other Coursework 3 -
Weighting 10%. The component receives a mark.

 

Please note that assessment information is subject to change.

   Principles of Business Finance : (Click here to expand)
 
Module Title : Principles of Business Finance
Module : Panagiotis Andrikopoulos
Module Code : ACFI 3218
30 Credits – Level : 3
     

Assessment Criteria :

Other Coursework 1 - Individual assessment in EMH & Behavioural Finance
Weighting 30%. The component receives a mark.

 

Other Coursework 2 - Group assessment in Financial Markets and Investments
Weighting 50%. The component receives a mark.

 

Phase Test 1 - Multiple choice covering syllabus Sessions 1-9
Weighting 10%. The component receives a mark.
The Duration is 60 minutes.

 

Phase Test 2 - Multiple choice test covering syllabus of Sessions 12-19
Weighting 10%. The component receives a mark.
The Duration is 60 minutes.

Please note that assessment information is subject to change.

   Accounting and Finance Project : (Click here to expand)
 
Module Title : Accounting and Finance Project
Module Title : Fred Mear
Module Code : ACFI3420
15 Credits – Level : 2
     

Module Descriptions :

A dedicated academic approach to a traditional Honours level project in Accounting or Finance. Students will lead the module in terms of project design and preparation whilst supervisors will be limited to an advice and guidance role only. Supervisors will not specifically aid students with the style, presentation or content of the project, except in an advisory role.

 

 

Assessment Criteria :

Project 1 - The Research Proposal - made up of a Project Outline, Literature Survey and a Draft Chapter One
Weighting 30%. The component receives a mark

 

Project 2 - The completed project
Weighting 70%. The component receives a mark.

 

Please note that assessment information is subject to change.

   International Accounting Developments: (Click here to expand)
 
Module Title : International Accounting Developments
Module Leader : Kishor Lodhia
Module Code : ACFI3217
30 Credits – Level : 3
     

Module Descriptions :

This module will look at:

Developments in international accounting as well as comparing different approaches to developing accounting rules and regulations on the international stage.
Questioning the need for harmonisation and alternatives to harmonised standards.
Current issues such as the EU move to international standards and the problems that economies in transition face.
The impact of specific accounting problems such as goodwill, foreign currency and inflation.
International accounting from the viewpoint of management.
The appraisal of performance in an international context, and critically appraise the usefulness of financial accounting in a global context.

 

Assessment Criteria :

Other Coursework 1 - Group assignment
Weighting 45%. The component receives a mark.

Other Coursework 2 - Individual essay
Weighting 35%. The component receives a mark.

Phase Test 1 - Multiple choice questions
Weighting 20%. The component receives a mark.

Please note that assessment information is subject to change.

   Marketing Of Services : (Click here to expand)
 
Module Title : Marketing Of Services
Module Title : Michelle Hodgson
Module Code : MARK 3004
15 Credits – Level : 3
     

Module Descriptions :

The rapid growth of the service sector in the final half of the 20th century has led many nations to move from a manufacturing based economy to a service based economy. A major impetus of this shift has been the impact of the information age and the development of computer technology and advancements in telecommunications. By the year 2005 over 90% of new jobs will be based in the service sector, a quarter of those are expected to be in just two main industries: the health industry and business services. Other areas that are expected to have large gains in employment are the retail sector, government sector, financial services sector and computer and data processing services. All these industries have one thing in common - they are service organisations. For the 21st century it is vital that the next generation of managers have the skills and depth of understanding necessary to organise, develop and make successful strategic marketing decisions that are specific to service industries. This module aims to provide students with a working knowledge of the marketing of services and an understanding of the special nature of services and the consequences to marketing mix decisions. By the end of the course students should be equipped with the ability to design and develop strategic and tactical programmes necessary in the development of current and new service products. This module will acclimatise students to the subject through formal lectures and applied case studies to develop their theoretical knowledge to practical scenarios. As this module is a specialised marketing subject students will be expected to have a broad based knowledge of marketing and may have additionally specialised in other areas of marketing.

 

Assessment Criteria :

Other Coursework 1 - Report of 2000 words
Weighting 20%. The component receives a mark.

 

Phase Test 1 -
Weighting 20%. The component receives a mark.
The Duration is 60 minutes.

 

Unseen Examination 1 -
Weighting 60%. The component receives a mark.
The Duration is 120 minutes.

 

Please note that assessment information is subject to change.

   Retail Marketing : (Click here to expand)
 
Module Title : Retail Marketing
Module Leader : Mohammed-Hanif Patel
Module Code : MARK 3005
15 Credits – Level : 3
     

Module Descriptions :

Retailing is usually one of the largest sectors in the economy of any developed country. It is of critical importance to manufacturers and consumers alike. This module aims to demonstrate how the major marketing tools, which students should have already learnt, are currently used in the context of retail business. It achieves this through a combination of discussion and specific illustrations of the tools in use. The dynamism of the sector is legendary so the module uses up to date cases as a major vehicle for learning. The module also reflects major interests in positioning strategy, store choice and location, and the future development of retailing. These themes are reflected throughout the programme as being of significant use in current retail markets.

 

Assessment Criteria :

Other Coursework 1 - Group Business Report - 4 sides of A4
Weighting 20%. The component receives a mark.

 

Other Coursework 2 - Individual Business Report - 4 sides of A4
Weighting 30%. The component receives a mark.

 

Unseen Examination 1 - Case study exam
Weighting 50%. The component receives a mark.
The Duration is 120 minutes.

 

   Marketing Project : (Click here to expand)
 
Module Title : Marketing Project
Module Leader : Ros Masterson
Module Code : MARK 3008
30 Credits – Level : 3
     

Module Descriptions :

The Marketing Project is designed to give students the opportunity to pursue a topic of their individual interest. Students frequently expand on an area that has been of interest in previous marketing modules, link the study to issues that intrigued them from their work placements, or explore a topic that has not been studied in a formal module. With the guidance of a few lectures and appointments with an assigned project tutor, the project should demonstrate the application of academic theory to actual marketing situations. The module requires the student to be able to work independently and set their own goals in exchange for the opportunity to explore a topic that excites and interests them personally.

 

Assessment Criteria :

Other Coursework 1 - Literature Review of 2000 words
Weighting 15%. The component receives a mark.

 

Project 1 - Project of 12-14000 words
Weighting 85%. The component receives a mark.

 

   Global Marketing Strategies : (Click here to expand)
 
Module Title : Global Marketing Strategies
Module Title : Robert Bradshaw
Module Code : MARK3012
15 Credits – Level : 3
     

Module Descriptions :

This module builds on the International Marketing Module, so it is assumed that the student has at least a basic understanding of the subject. The module provides a more focussed look at the incentives and drives for firms to operate globally, as well as reviewing global strategies of firms.

 

Assessment Criteria :

Other Coursework 1 - Group Report 1500 - 2500 words
Weighting 10%. The component receives a mark.

 

Other Coursework 2 - Group Presentation of 30 minutes Weighting 40%. The component receives a mark.

Other Coursework 3 - Individual Report of 2000 words Weighting 50%. The component receives a mark.

 

Please note that assessment information is subject to change.

 
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