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Programme Specification for the 2023/4 academic year

BSc (Hons) Business Studies

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBSc (Hons) Business Studies Programme codeUFS3SBESBE13
Study mode(s)Full Time
Academic year2023/4
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

The programme is intended

• to give students a basic understanding of economic, accounting, and/or management principles, and to develop, depending on their choice of modules, a level knowledge in at least one of these disciplines appropriate to an honours degree

• to provide developmental choice enabling students to plan career progression subject to their interests and abilities

4. Programme Structure

Route 1: students from the Business School

 

Students transfer directly into the second or final year.

Route 2: students from Exeter College taking the final year of the SH Business Studies as a conversion course.

 

Students must have completed the BA (Ordinary) Business and Management with an average mark of 60% in their final year. Their choice of modules within the Business School is agreed in consultation with Business School admissions staff, and depends largely on their academic profile. Students must take 120 credits, of which 90 credits must be at Level 3. Classification is awarded on the basis of performance in these 120 credits.

 

Your Business Studies programme is a 2 year programme of study at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 6 (as confirmed against the FHEQ). This programme is divided into 2 ‘Stages’. Each Stage is normally equivalent to an academic year.  The programme is also divided into units of study called ‘modules’ which are assigned a number of ‘credits’. The credit rating of a module is proportional to the total workload, with 1 credit being nominally equivalent to 10 hours of work. 

Interim Awards

College to provide details for this specific programme.

5. Programme Modules

Details of the modules currently offered may be obtained from the College website.

 

You may take optional modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module.

 

You may take elective modules up to 30 credits outside of the programme in both stages of the programme as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module.

Stage 2


60 credits of compulsory modules and 60 credits of optional modules.

Compulsory Modules

60 credits of compulsory modules:

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BEM2007 Operations Management 15No
BEM2047 Organisational Behaviour 30No
BEM2021 Human Resource Management 15No

Optional Modules

60 credits of optional modules.

Stage 3


30 credits of compulsory modules and 90 credits of optional modules.

Compulsory Modules

30 credits of compulsory modules:

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BEM3033 Strategic Management 30No

Optional Modules

90 credits of optional modules.


6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. 1. Knowledge of core areas of economics, accounting and/or management appropriate to an honours degree

Lectures

Tutorials

Workshops

Independent reading

Formative assessment, e.g. presentations, tests, debates;

Summative assessment:

1 Course work assignments or reports

2 Presentations or debates

3 Examinations

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

2. 2. Use of appropriate analytical methods, employing a range of techniques appropriate to the subject
3. The ability to read critically
4. The ability to synthesise a range of concepts and data into a coherent argument

Tutorials

Workshops

Group work

Independent reading

Self-study material on ELE

Formative assessment, e.g. literature reviews, tests, etc.

Summative assessment:

4 Course work assignments

5  Presentations

6 Reports

7 Examinations

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

5. CONFIDENT COMMUNICATOR:?Able to adapt and adjust both written and verbal communication styles, to meet the needs of diverse audiences.?
6. INNOVATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVER:?Able to confidently explore challenges from different perspectives, to creatively offer practical and timely solutions.?
7. PROACTIVE COLLABORATOR:?Able to actively build strong working relationships with others to have positive outcomes.?
8. DIGITALLY FLUENT:?Able to embrace a variety of digital technologies to critically source, process and communicate information.?
9. RESILIENT SELF-ADVOCATE:?Able to develop self-awareness through a commitment to learning from experiences and taking responsibility for personal growth.?
10. CRITICAL THINKER:?Able to proactively analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources to draw independent and well-founded conclusions.?
11. GLOBALLY ENGAGED:?Able to recognise diverse individual and cultural perspectives, in order to communicate on interconnected world issues and sustainable decisions?

5. BEM3033 Strategic Management uses a number of international case studies so that students gain an international perspective on strategic management.

 

6. BEM2047 Organisational Behaviour expects students to develop a critical orientation toward the subject matter and an awareness of the complexity of managerial and organisational problems. In addition students should demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate concepts, theories and techniques.

 

BEM2021 Human Resource Management expects students to develop a critical orientation toward the subject matter and an awareness of the complexity of managing people.

 

BEM3033 Strategic Management requires students to develop their ability to analyse strategic issues from a number of broad functional perspectives, demonstrate a critical knowledge of selected strategy literature and present and defend strategic analyses based on case material, desk research and research in the marketplace.

 

7. BEM2007 Operations Management requires students to engage in group debates to challenge academic enquiry.

 

BEM2047 Organisational Behaviour requires students to work effectively in a group in order to successfully complete a group article. 

BEM3033 Strategic Management requires students to have a case study presentation and a report in groups. 

8. BEM3033 Strategic Management explores the impact of ethics and corporate social responsibility on strategy.

6. BEM2047  – MCQs, Report and Examination (ILO 3, 4)

 

BEM2021 – Assessed worksheet and examination. (ILOs 4-6)

 

BEM3033 – Examination (ILO 1 and 2), Group case study analysis and report (ILO 2, 5, 7 and 8)

 

BEM2007- MCQs and Examination (ILO 2, 3)

7. Programme Regulations

Classification

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

10. Admissions Criteria

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

The programme is not subject to accreditation and/ or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy (ESE)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

BSc (Hons) Business Studies

19. UCAS Code

Not applicable to this programme.

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits

360

ECTS credits

180

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

23. Dates

Origin Date Date of last revision

19/08/2021