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Programme Specification for the 2023/4 academic year

BSc (Hons) Business and Management with Industrial Experience

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBSc (Hons) Business and Management with Industrial Experience Programme codeUFS4SBESBE34
Study mode(s)Full Time
Academic year2023/4
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

Our BSc Business and Management is designed to equip you for a management career in industry, commerce or the public sector. To this end the programme provides you with a detailed understanding of the functional areas of business and the relationship of management theories and practice to them. In addition to modules covering accounting, economics, marketing and human resource management, there is the opportunity to take a number of optional modules. The programme integrates the various components studied through the final year Strategic Management module. Another feature of the programme is the option of a final year business project or dissertation, which will develop your research skills and involves their application to problems in the local or wider business community.

You will gain detailed knowledge of the various functional areas of a business, a broad appreciation of the environment in which businesses operate, the theory and practice of management, and the range of skills necessary for high employability in the administrative and managerial job market.

No previous study of business is required or assumed.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

1. Study organisations their management and the changing external environment in which they operate.
2. Prepare for and develop a career in business and management.
3. Enhance their lifelong learning skills and personal development.

4. Programme Structure

Your Business and Management with Industrial Experience programme is a four year programme of study at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 6 (as confirmed against the FHEQ). This programme is divided into four ‘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

5. Programme Modules

Students take modules BSD1002 in their first year and BSD2002 in their second year as preparation for their year in industry.  Students will then be enrolled on the module BUS3002 during their placement year. To progress from Stage 1 on this programme, students must achieve a weighted average of 50% in their first year. This programme has compulsory preparation sessions in the first two years.

 

Stage 1


Compulsory Modules

Stage 1 consists of 90 credits of compulsory modules and 30 credits of optional modules. 

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BEA1013 Introduction to Accounting 15Yes
BEM1024 Statistics for Business 15Yes
BEE1034 Economics for Management 15No
BEM1019 Fundamentals of Marketing 15No
BEM1023 Discovering Management 30No
BSD1002 Introduction to 'With Industrial Experience' 0No

Optional Modules

30 credits of optional modules

Stage 2


Stage 2 consists of 60 credits of compulsory modules and 45 credits of optional modules. 

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BEA2010 Managerial Accounting 15No
BEM2021 Human Resource Management 15Yes
BEM2007 Operations Management 15Yes
BEM2047 Organisational Behaviour 30Yes
BSD2002 Career Management Skills for 'with Industrial Experience' Students 0No

Optional Modules

45 credits of optional modules

Stage 3


Year Spent in Work Placement

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BUS3002 Business School Industrial Experience 120Yes

Stage 4


Stage 4 consists of 45 credits of compulsory modules and 75 credits of optional modules.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BEA3008 Finance for Managers 15No
BEM3033 Strategic Management 30No

Optional Modules

75 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. Understand issues relating to the financial management of the firm
2. Critically discuss contemporary discourse on markets, consumers and marketing and its importance to the management of changing environments.
3. Evaluate issues relating to the leadership and the management of people within organisations
4. Analyse the role of operations and information management within an organisation
5. Be aware of contemporary issues in management such as those relating to the management of change, ethics etc
6. Show critical awareness of management knowledge, such as that relating to organisation studies or management strategy

The primary means of imparting subject skills and knowledge is through lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials which offer a rigorous examination of  organisation and management studies, human resource management, marketing and consumer studies, strategic and operations management as well as accounting, economics and finance for managers. 

Specifically,

  • ILO1 is delivered through the following modules BEA1013, BEA 2010, BEA3008
  • ILO2 is delivered through BEM 1019
  • ILO3 is delivered through BEM1023 (Discovering Management), BEM2047 ( Organisational Behaviour) and BEM 2021
  • ILO4 is delivered through BEM 2007
  • ILO5 and ILO6 are delivered BEM3033

ILO1 is assessed through a combination of summative and formative assessment and assessment methods include multiple-choice self-check questionnaires, in-class discussion, in-class course work tests, formal examination and practical examination.  Feedback is provided through tutorials.

ILOs 2, 3, 4 and 6 are assessed through a combination of summative and formative assessment.  Assessment methods include individual data collection via audience response, group projects, presentation and seminar discussion, debates, reflective essays, practical business projects, as well as exams, which include short-answer questions and essay questions.  Feedback includes group discussion and peer feedback, verbal feedback delivered in tutorials, written feedback provided on essays and exams and feedback sessions where students are invited to attend a one-to-one meeting with academics to discuss exam performance.

ILO5 is assessed through formative assessment such as workshop preparation, which receives peer and tutor feedback delivered in workshops, as well as summative assessment in the form of group case study presentation and report and formal examination.

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:

7. Students will be able to develop and justify arguments, evidence critical thinking, and contrast and evaluate different assumptions and perspectives

Lectures, workshops and tutorials aim to develop critical and analytical skills which enable students to debate and evaluate the behaviour of consumers, investors, employers, employees and governments in a rigorous and systematic way.  For example BEM1023 requires students to learn the art of persuasive argument in speech and in essay writing

ILO8 is assessed through critical reflective essays, debates, presentations, and workshop discussions.   For example, BEM1023  is assessed through formal case study presentations (formative) and critical business reports.  Feedback on debates is provided in tutorials verbally and in writing from tutors and there is an element of peer review feedback.  Formal written feedback is provided on examination performance.  Students may also visit tutors to receive verbal one-to-one feedback on examination performance.

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:

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

Learning &Teaching activities (in/out of class)

 

ILO8 (CONFIDENT COMMUNICATOR): 

 

BEA1013  

 

~ Effective writing: academic & business

~providing constructive feedback

~Adapting communication styles

~ Verbal communication

~ Active listening

 

 

BEM1023 Discovering Management asks students to Deliver presentations in groups and give constructive feedback to each other. 

~ Effective writing - academic & business  

~ Adapting communication styles (students will be asked to produce reflective and critical writing). 

               ~ Active listening (in order to give feedback to their peers). 

 

BEM1024 

~ Effective writing - academic & business 
~ Adapting communication styles 
~ Active listening 

 

BEM1019 Fundamentals of Marketing expects students to draw from the work of international marketing scholars and look at marketing and consumption in the context of globalization. 

~ Effective writing - academic & business 
~ Providing constructive feedback 
~ Adapting communication styles 
~ Verbal communication 
~ Active listening. 

 

BEE1034 

~ Effective writing - academic & business 
~ Providing constructive feedback 
~ Adapting communication styles 
~ Verbal communication 
~ Active listening. 

 

BEA2010 develops student’s skills so that they are able to explain alternative managerial accounting methods and their (practical) implications for companies in an intuitive way to non-specialist audiences. 
~ Adapting communication styles 
~ Verbal communication 
~ Active listening 

 

BEM2021 

~ Effective writing - academic & business 
~ Providing constructive feedback 
~ Adapting communication styles 
~ Verbal communication 
~ Active listening. 

 

BEM2047

 

~ Effective writing - academic & business – Report and essay writing as part of assessments. 
~ Providing constructive feedback – in formative seminar work 
~ Verbal communication – in formative seminar work 

 

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

~ Effective writing - academic & business 
~ Providing constructive feedback 
~ Adapting communication styles 
~ Verbal communication 
~ Active listening. 

 

BEA3008 

~ Effective writing - academic & business 
~ Providing constructive feedback 
~ Adapting communication styles 
~ Verbal communication 
~ Active listening. 

 

ILO9 (INNOVATIVE PROBLEM SOLVER): 

 

BEA1013 Introduction to Accounting asks students to, with guidance, identify, synthesise, analyse and present appropriate information to assist management with controlling the business and taking financial decisions. 

~ Creative thinking 
~ Problem solving 
~ Drawing independent conclusions 
~ Identifying innovative opportunities. 

 

BEM1024 

 

~ Creative thinking 
~ Problem solving 
~ Project management 
~ Drawing independent conclusions 
~ Identifying innovative opportunities. 

 

BEE1034 Economics for Management equips students with knowledge of the role of economics in business, public and private decision making, and also encourages students to ‘think like an economist’ in their everyday lives. 

~ Creative thinking 
~ Problem solving 
~ Drawing independent conclusions 
~ Identifying innovative opportunities. 

 

BEM1023 Discovering Management expects students to be able to develop and justify arguments, evidence critical thinking, and contrast and evaluate different assumptions and perspectives. 

~ Creative thinking 
~ Problem solving 
~ Drawing independent conclusions 
~ Identifying innovative opportunities. 

 

BEM1019 Fundamentals of Management course content is structured around real-world examples, anecdotes and discussions that will help students develop skills of critical analysis and problem-solving. 

~ Creative thinking 
~ Problem solving 
~ Project management 
~ Drawing independent conclusions 
~ Identifying innovative opportunities. 

 

BEA2010 Managerial Accounting expects students to synthesize information from various management accounting methods. 

~ creative thinking 
~ Problem solving 
~ Drawing independent conclusions 
 

 

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. 

~ Creative thinking – needed for assessment 
~ Drawing independent conclusions – through report and essay writing as part of assessments. 

 

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

~ creative thinking 
~ Problem solving 
~ Project management 
~ Drawing independent conclusions 
~ Identifying innovative opportunities. 

 

BEM2007 Operations Management

~ Problem solving 
~ Project management. 

 

BEA3008 Finance for Managers requires students to   apply and criticise finance models in a 'real world' context and develop theoretical arguments based on analytical reasoning. 

~ Creative thinking 
~ Problem solving 
~ Project management 
~ Drawing independent conclusions 
~ Identifying innovative opportunities. 


 

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. 

~ Creative thinking 
~ Problem solving 
~ Project management 
~ Drawing independent conclusions 
~ Identifying innovative opportunities. 

 

ILO10 (PROACTIVE COLLABORATOR): 

 

BEM1023

Students need to work in groups to analyse a given Case Study and will deliver their findings in in-group presentations. Groups work together for a whole year.  

~Actively engaging in groups 
~ Building authentic relationships 
~ Positively influencing group direction 

BEA1013 

~Actively engaging in groups 
~ Building authentic relationships 
~ Positively influencing group direction 
~ Identifying relevant stakeholders. 

 

BEM1024 

  • ~ Identifying relevant stakeholders. 
  • BEA2010 Managerial Accounting expects students to work effectively independently as well as part of a group. 
  • ~Actively engaging in groups 
    ~ Building authentic relationships 
    ~ Positively influencing group direction 
     

BEM2047: Actively engaging in groups - – in formative seminar work 
~ Building authentic relationships– in formative seminar work. 

 

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

~Actively engaging in groups 
~ Building authentic relationships 
~ Positively influencing group direction 
~ Identifying relevant stakeholders. 

 

BEA3008 

~Building authentic relationships 
~ Identifying relevant stakeholders. 

 

 

 

ILO11 (DIGITALLY FLUENT): 

 

BEA1013 Introduction to Accounting

~ Using technology to find, interpret, evaluate, manage and share information 
~ Using digital technologies to develop on-line presence and collaboration 
~ Working fluently and securely across a range of tools, platforms and applications 
~ Adopting and developing new practices with digital technologies. 


 

BEM1023 Discovering Management instructs students in ethical decision making and its effect on contemporary business.  Module content also covers issues of sustainability, and CSR. IT is expected that they are: 

~ Using technology to find, interpret, evaluate, manage and share information - Students are encouraged to use databases (e.g Statista) to find data related to their CS organisations and they need to interpret that information.  
~ Working fluently and securely across a range of tools, platforms and applications, students use Padlets to work collaboratively and Menti is used to test their knowledge in lectures. They are also asked to work with an interactive ELE package weekly.  

 

BEM1019 In Fundamentals of Marketing, the ethics surrounding marketing practices and its relationship to sustainable environments will be considered. 

- Using technology to find, interpret, evaluate, manage and share information 

- using digital technologies to develop on-line presence and collaboration 

- working fluently and securely across a range of tools, platforms and applications.  

- adopting and developing new practices and digital technologies.  

 

BEM1024 Statistics for Business instructs students in the use of software packages such as Excel and SPSS. 

~ Using technology to find, interpret, evaluate, manage and share information 
~ Working fluently and securely across a range of tools, platforms and applications 
~ Adopting and developing new practices with digital technologies. 

 

BEM2021 Human Resource Management

~ Using technology to find, interpret, evaluate, manage and share information 
~ Working fluently and securely across a range of tools, platforms and applications 
~ Adopting and developing new practices with digital technologies. 

 

BEM2047 Organisational Behaviour

~ Using technology to find, interpret, evaluate, manage and share information – assessment research? 
~ Working fluently and securely across a range of tools, platforms and applications – Padlet, ELE, Bart etc. 

 

BEA2010 Managerial Accounting

 

~ Using technology to find, interpret, evaluate, manage and share information 
~ Using digital technologies to develop on-line presence and collaboration 
~ Working fluently and securely across a range of tools, platforms and applications 
~ Adopting and developing new practices with digital technologies. 

 

BEA3008 Finance for Managers asks students to use information technology for information retrieval and numerical analysis. 

~ Using technology to find, interpret, evaluate, manage and share information 
~ Working fluently and securely across a range of tools, platforms and applications 
~ Adopting and developing new practices with digital technologies. 

 

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

~ Using technology to find, interpret, evaluate, manage and share information 
~ Working fluently and securely across a range of tools, platforms and applications 
~ Adopting and developing new practices with digital technologies. 

 

 

 

 

ILO12 (RESILIENT SELF-ADVOCATE): 

 

BEA1013 

~ Adapting to change 
~ Reflecting on experiences 
~ Learning from failure 
~ Working independently 
~ Managing time and tasks 
~ Self-awareness 
~ Seeking and using feedback 
~ Drive towards personal goals. 

 

BEM1019 

~ Adapting to change 
~ Reflecting on experiences 
~ Learning from failure 
~ Working independently 
~ Managing time and tasks 
~ Self-awareness 
~ Seeking and using feedback 
~ Drive towards personal goals. 

 

BEM1023 encourages students to: 

~ Learning from failure, as they are offered formative feedback in term 1 to improve their summative presentations in T2. 
~ Working independently 
~ Managing time and tasks (the module specifically covers aspects of effective time management and selected techniques are explored, I.e. pomodoro).  
~ Self-awareness (students are asked to reflect on learning, group-working experience and development of skills in a reflective portfolio) 
~ Seeking and using feedback. 

 

BEM1024 

~ Adapting to change 
~ Learning from failure 
~ Working independently 
~ Managing time and tasks 
~ Self-awareness 
~ Seeking and using feedback. 

 

BEA2010 

~ Adapting to change 
~ Reflecting on experiences 
~ Learning from failure 
~ Working independently 
~ Managing time and tasks 
~ Self-awareness 
~ Seeking and using feedback 
~ Drive towards personal goals. 

 

BEM2047 

~ Adapting to change – studied as part of content (but students don’t explicitly do it outside of usual life experience) 
~ Reflecting on experiences – formatively, yes – it’s part of the study of OB 
~ Working independently 
~ Managing time and tasks 
~ Self-awareness – formatively – it’s part of the study of OB 
~ Seeking and using feedback – students are given the opportunity to do so 
~ Drive towards personal goals – formatively– it’s part of the study of OB 

 

BEA3008 

~ BEA3008 expect students to manage time and tasks (MCQ assessment, final written exam); work independently (using resources to plan own learning, review answers and identify own learning points); adapt to change (reflecting the core difference between thought, critical analysis, different technical approaches; seek and use feedback (using formative and summative feedback to develop); drive towards personal goals (reflect on input and align to personal goals). 

 

BEM3033 
-~ Adapting to change 
~ Learning from failure 
~ Working independently 
~ Managing time and tasks 
~ Self-awareness 
~ Seeking and using feedback 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ILO 13 (CRITICAL THINKER) 

 

BEM1023 

~ Explore & learn with curiosity 
~ Research & referencing 
~ Analysis of information 

Drawing independent conclusions 
~ Linking ideas from different sources 

 

BEM1019 

~ Explore & learn with curiosity 
~ Research & referencing 
~ Analysis of information 
~ Framing "powerful" questions 
~ Drawing independent conclusions 
~ Linking ideas from different sources 

 

BEA1013 

 

~ Explore & learn with curiosity 
~ Research & referencing 
~ Analysis of information 
~ Framing "powerful" questions 
~ Drawing independent conclusions 
~ Linking ideas from different sources 

 

BEM1024 

 

~ Explore & learn with curiosity 
~ Research & referencing 
~ Analysis of information 
~ Framing "powerful" questions 
~ Drawing independent conclusions 
~ Linking ideas from different sources 

 

BEM2021 

 

Explore & learn with curiosity 
~ Research & referencing 
~ Analysis of information 

Drawing independent conclusions 
~ Linking ideas from different sources 

 

BEM2007 

  • Explore & learn with curiosity 
  • Analysis of information 

BEA2010 

 

~ Explore & learn with curiosity 
~ Research & referencing 
~ Analysis of information 
~ Framing "powerful" questions 
~ Drawing independent conclusions 
~ Linking ideas from different sources 

 

BEM2047 

Explore & learn with curiosity - hopefully 
~ Research & referencing - Report and essay writing as part of assessments. 
~ Analysis of information Report and essay writing as part of assessments. 
~ Framing "powerful" questions 
~ Drawing independent conclusions Report and essay writing as part of assessments. 
~ Linking ideas from different sources Report and essay writing as part of assessments. 

 

BEA3008 

 

~ Explore & learn with curiosity 
~ Research & referencing 
~ Analysis of information 
~ Framing "powerful" questions 
~ Drawing independent conclusions 
~ Linking ideas from different sources 

 

BEM3033 

 

~ Explore & learn with curiosity 
~ Research & referencing 
~ Analysis of information 
~ Framing "powerful" questions 
~ Drawing independent conclusions 
~ Linking ideas from different sources 

 

 

ILO14 (GLOBALLY ENGAGED): 

 

BEM1023 

~ Inclusive Collaboration 
~ Cultural engagement with diverse people & perspectives 
 

BEA1013 

~ Inclusive Collaboration 
~ Cultural engagement with diverse people & perspectives 

 

BEM1024 

~ Inclusive Collaboration 
~ Cultural engagement with diverse people & perspectives 
~ Context awareness and taking responsibility for economic, social and environmental impacts of commercial and sustainable decision-making 
 

BEM1019 

~ Inclusive Collaboration 

~ Cultural engagement with diverse people & perspectives 

~ Context awareness and taking responsibility for economic, social and environmental impacts of commercial and sustainable decision-making 

 

BEM2047 

These are covered both as content and formative work – it’s part of the study of OB: 

~Inclusive Collaboration 
~ Cultural engagement with diverse people & perspectives 
~ Context awareness and taking responsibility for economic, social and environmental impacts of commercial and sustainable decision-making 

 

 

BEA2010 

 

~ Inclusive Collaboration 
~ Cultural engagement with diverse people & perspectives 
 

BEA3008 

~ Inclusive Collaboration 
~ Cultural engagement with diverse people & perspectives 
~ Context awareness and taking responsibility for economic, social and environmental impacts of commercial and sustainable decision-making 

 

BEM3033 

~ Inclusive Collaboration 
~ Cultural engagement with diverse people & perspectives 
~ Context awareness and taking responsibility for economic, social and environmental impacts of commercial and sustainable decision-making 

Assessment Methods

 

ILO8:

  • BEA1013 – MCQ & Examination
  • BEM1019 – Group Presentation and examination
  • BEM1023 – Presentation, reflective Portfolio and Business Report 
  • BEM2047 – individual consultancy report and reflective portfolio

 

ILO9:

  • BEA1013 Examination and MCQ
  • BEE1034 – Examination
  • BEM1023Case study report, reflective portfolio
  • BEM1019 – Group Presentation, Examination
  • BEA2010 – MCQ  and Examination
  • BEM2047 (Organisational Behaviour) – Individual cultural audit and reflective portfolio
  • BEM2021 – Blog exercise and examination.
  • BEA3008 – MCQ test and Examination
  • BEM3033 –Group case study presentation and report, individual case report

 

ILO10:

  • BEM1019 - Group presentation
  • BEA1023- Group presentation

 

ILO11:

  • BEM2021 – Reflective Blog exercise and examination. 

 

ILO12:

  • BEM1024 students are asked to show progression in their presentations from T1 into T2 by acting on feedback given. 
  •  
  • ILO13: 
  • All modules have assessment that include an aspect of critical analysis and discussion. 
  •  
  • ILO14:  
  • BEM1023- group-work happens frequently in multi-cultural teams, report questions tackle global issues.  

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 and Management with Industrial Experience

19. UCAS Code

N202

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits

480

ECTS credits

240

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

[Honours] General business and management

23. Dates

Origin Date Date of last revision

16/06/2021