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Programme Specification for the 2023/4 academic year

BSc (Hons) Business Studies with Economics

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBSc (Hons) Business Studies with Economics Programme codeUFS3SBESBE15
Study mode(s) Academic year2023/4
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

(as in the Business Approval Form)

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

This pathway is intended to capture Economics students who would otherwise be exited from the University without an award. Students on these programmes:

  • BSc Economics
  • BSc Economics and Finance
  • BSc Economics and Econometrics
  • BSc Business Economics
  • BSc Economics and Politics

including 'with Year Abroad' and 'with Industrial Experience' variants may qualify for this programme.

5. Programme Modules

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual review of this programme. 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


Compulsory Modules

BEE2038 and BEE2039 plus 60-90 credits of Business options

Note: BEE2025 Microeconomics II and BEE2026 Macroeconomics II may be taken instead of BEE2038 and BEE2039.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BEE2038 Intermediate Microeconomics 15No
BEE2039 Intermediate Macroeconomics 15No

Optional Modules

0-30 credits of optional modules outside the programme

Stage 3


Compulsory Modules

90-120 credits of Business options

Optional Modules

0-30 credits of optional modules outside the programme


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. 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. 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:
• Course work assignments
• Presentations
• Reports
• 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. A global outlook: Our graduates are engaged and prepared for the demands of global business and society.
6. A critical thinker: Our graduates have a commercial awareness that enables them to critically analyse, conceptualise and evaluate the challenges facing business.
7. A collaborative mind-set: Our graduates are enterprising and motivated individuals who are able to actively collaborate and effectively communicate within a range of diverse settings.
8. An ethical ethos: Our graduates understand the social, financial and environmental factors that can impact on corporate sustainability and are able to make decisions openly and responsibly.
9. Technological and digital literacy: Our graduates are able to use technologies to source, process and communicate information.

5. BEE2026 requires students to study international aspects of the economy, including trade, money and exchange rates. BEE2039 opens with a world tour examining different approaches to managing the economy taken by various nations that underpins the materials taught.

6. The CORE, taught on BEE1029 and BEE1036, requires students to critically evaluate a variety of economic and social policies. Students should be able to evaluate the theories and techniques taught in a wide variety of contexts.

7. BEE1037 and BEE1029 require students to work in groups to complete a project relating to the application of economics to a topical issue. A key element of the assessment is the management of collaboration to successfully complete the project.

8. A key goal of the CORE is that students should learn about economic policy so that they can better judge the decisions affecting the allocation of their society’s resources. This is reflected in materials studied in BEE1037 and BEE1029, which consider the social and environmental impact of decisions within an economy.

9. In BEE1029 and BEE1036, students are required to use an appropriate technology (Excel or R) to analyse a real world data source and create an appropriate report or presentation describing their results.

 

5. BEE2026 Examination (ILO 1,2,6) / BEE2039 Examination (ILO 1,2,3, 4)
6. BEE1029 Examination (ILO 2,4,6,7)/ BEE1036 Examination (ILO 3,4)
7. BEE1029 Group Work (ILO 9, 10) / BEE1037 Assignment (ILO 8)
8. BEE1029 Examination (ILO 2, 4) / BEE1037 Examination and Assignment (ILO 3, 4)
9. BEE1029 Group Work (ILO 3, 5) / BEE1036 Individual Assignment (ILO 2, 5)

7. Programme Regulations

Credit
Undergraduate (UG) Programmes: The programme consists of 120 credits taken at each stage. Normally not more than 60 credits would be allowed in any one term. In total, students normally take no more than 150 credits at level 2, and must take at least 90 credits at level 3.

Progression
You can progress to the next stage (or in the final year, to proceed to the award of an honours degree) once at least 90 credits have been passed in a stage, and provided that an average of at least 40% has been achieved over the 120 credits of assessment for that stage.

Condonement is the process that allows you to pass a ‘stage’ should you fail to achieve the required number of credits in any stage.
UG Programmes: You are required to achieve 120 credits in each stage of the programme. You must have achieved an average mark of at least 40% across the 120 credits of assessment including the marks for any failed and condoned modules. You will not be allowed reassessment in the condoned credit. Up to 30 credits of failure can be condoned in a stage. However, you must pass the modules marked with a 'Yes' in the 'non-condonable' column in the tables above. The pass mark for these modules is 40%.

Assessment and Awards
UG Programmes: The award will normally be based on the degree mark formed from the credit weighted average marks for stages 2 and 3 combined in the ratio 1:2 respectively.

Classification
The marking of modules and the classification of awards broadly corresponds to the following percentage marks:
Undergraduate Degrees
Class I 70% +
Class II Division I 60-69%
Class II Division II 50-59%
Class III 40-49%

Classification

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

academic and personal tutors. The role of academic tutors is to support you on individual modules; the role of personal tutors is to provide you with advice and support for the duration of the programme and extends to providing you with details of how to obtain support and guidance on personal difficulties such as accommodation, financial difficulties and sickness. You can also make an appointment to see individual teaching staff.

Student/Staff Liaison Committee enables students & staff to jointly participate in the management and review of the teaching and learning provision.

The Undergraduate Student Handbook can be accessed via ELE at the following address: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1647

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

10. Admissions Criteria

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

Certain programmes are 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 with Economics

19. UCAS Code

Not applicable to this programme.

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits ECTS credits

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

[Honours] Economics

23. Dates

Origin Date

26/08/2022

Date of last revision