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Programme Specification for the 2023/4 academic year

BSc (Hons) Business Studies With Industrial Experience

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBSc (Hons) Business Studies With Industrial Experience Programme codeUFS4SBESBE45
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

5. Programme Modules

At the point of application or shortly after enrolling students may select a three-year version of this programme. We offer “with Year Abroad”, or “with Industrial Experience” variants. In these cases Stage 3 becomes Stage 4, and Stage 3 is replaced with 120 credits of alternative work and assessment.

 

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 2


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

Compulsory Modules

60 credits of compulsory modules:

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

Optional Modules

60 credits of optional modules

Stage 3


120 credits of compulsory modules

Compulsory Modules

120 credits of compulsory modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BUS3002 Business School Industrial Experience 120No

Stage 4


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. 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. 5. A global outlook: Our graduates are engaged and prepared for the demands of global business and society.
6. 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. 9. Technological and digital literacy: Our graduates are able to use technologies to source, process and communicate information.

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 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 With Industrial Experience

19. UCAS Code

Not applicable to this programme.

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits

480

ECTS credits

240

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

23. Dates

Origin Date Date of last revision

19/08/2021