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BSc (Hons) Business Management


Duration:
  • Final year only: 1 year
  • 1st & 2nd years or 2nd & 3rd years: 2 years
  • Full programme: 3 years
  • Full programme (accelerated study mode): 2 years
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This industry-focused BSc (Hons) in Business Management concentrates on economics, marketing, finance and business management, and will develop your understanding of vital business management processes. With the option to select a number of the programme modules, you will have control over your course structure and future career direction.

Whether you choose to enrol on the full 3-year programme, 2-year, or 1-year degree, studying your course through the InterActive learning platform will provide you with award-winning study-tools such as HD-quality live video lectures, to provide you with the full on-campus experience but with 100% online flexibility.

These invaluable resources are backed up by personalised tutor support and the opportunity to network with a global body of over 12,000 fellow students. You will graduate with a UK undergraduate degree accredited by the University of Wolverhampton, a highly respected UK academic institution.

What will you learn?

InterActive's extensive online resources and pre-recorded HD video lectures ensure that you develop vital knowledge in areas including economics, the legal aspects of business, statistical and quantitative skills, marketing practice, finance, and group behaviour.

You will also have the opportunity to take a number of elective and project modules, which allow you to fine-tune the programme to match your future career aspirations.

 
 

The BSc (Hons) in Business Management degree focuses on key business concepts, practices and techniques. It develops the analytical, quantitative, computing, presentation and other transferable skills required by employers in both the private and public sectors.

The extensive range of elective modules also allows you to tailor your degree in line with your future career goals – the result is an undergraduate degree customised to your needs.

(Year 1) Certificate of Higher Education in Business Management read more
Quantitative Methods

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  1. Identify and apply appropriate data collection techniques to central location and dispersion measures in the analysis of business data
  2. Apply regression, correlation and time series forecasting in the prediction of business relevant inputs for planning and designing solutions
  3. Compute probability and utilise hypothetical tests for single and two population variables
  4. Implement linear programming in business decisions

Topics covered

  1. Data Collection and Presentation, Central Location and Dispersion, and Index Numbers
  2. Regression and Correlation
  3. Time Series and Forecasting
  4. Probability and Probability Distributions
  5. Sampling and Tests of Hypotheses and Linear Programming
Introduction to Marketing

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  1. Design a market research plan
  2. Differentiate between the elements of various types of marketing (product/service/face to face/ B2B/ industry)
  3. Understand the dynamics of digital age marketing and its impact on the global market place

Topics covered

  1. Marketing and Its Environment: Marketing dynamics and the global marketing environment
  2. Customers and Markets: Consumer behaviour, B2B buying behaviour, segmenting markets, marketing information and research
  3. The Marketing Mix and The Application of The Concepts
  4. Marketing Planning, Management and Control
Introduction to Finance

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  1. Understand and apply basic financial tools appropriate for decision making
  2. Explain the concept of the time value of money in a business and financial context
  3. Compute the present and future values
  4. Prepare report inputs using financial tools such as discounting, compounding, annuities and perpetuities, while outlining their features

Topics covered

  1. Introduction to Finance, The Financial Environment and The Principles of Finance
  2. The Concept of The Time Value of Money
  3. The Mathematics of Finance Finding, Interest Rates and Time Requirements
  4. Compounding to Determine Future Values and Discounting to Determine Present Values
  5. Perpetuities and Annuities, and Inflation or Purchasing Power Implications
  6. Future Value of an Annuity and Future Value of an Annuity Due
  7. Frequent Compounding or Discounting Intervals
  8. Annual Percentage Rate Versus Equivalent Annual Rates of Interest, and The Cost of Consumer Credit.
Micro Economics

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module, the students should be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate intermediate microeconomic theory and be able to apply economic reasoning to the analysis of economic questions and policy
  2. Identify, present and critically evaluate standard theoretical economic models
  3. Apply standard theoretical economic models to analyses of economic questions and policy issues
  4. Communicate concepts/definitions/arguments both in writing and orally

Topics covered

  1. Economic models
  2. Utility and choice
  3. Demand (market and individual) and elasticity
  4. Production and costs
  5. Profit maximisation
  6. Perfectly competitive markets
  7. Risk and uncertainty (economics of information)
  8. Externalities
  9. Asymmetric information (basic concepts)
  10. Monopoly
  11. Capturing surplus
  12. Market structure and competition
  13. Revision
Organisational Behaviour

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts in the field of organisation behaviour
  2. Analyse behavioural issues at the individual, group and organisational level
  3. Analyse companies using organisational behavioural principles, and show an awareness of the implications of differences in individuals and managerial systems at work

Topics covered

  1. Organisational Diversity and Behaviour in a Local and Global Context
  2. Individual Level Organisational Behaviour: Learning and perception, attitudes and emotions, personality, intelligence and motivation
  3. Group Level Organisational Behaviour: Leadership, communication, decision-making by individuals and groups, group and team conflicts, negotiation, power and politics
  4. The Organisational Context of Organisational Behaviour: Organisational structure and culture, as well as organisational change and development
Business Law

Learning outcomes

At the end of this module, students should be able to:

  1. Discuss and explain the fundamentals of legal systems
  2. Identify and apply legal concepts in local and international business transactions and scenarios
  3. Differentiate and analyse, from a legal point of view, different types of business and their legal ramifications
  4. Discuss and explain the legal regulation of companies and evaluate the options available to companies in a financial crisis

Topics covered

  1. The fundamentals of legal systems
  2. Local and international business transactions and their legal ramifications
  3. Local and international forms of business and their legal ramifications
  4. Legal aspects of business relationships with specific consideration of joint ventures and partnerships
  5. Legal aspects of raising capital and financing businesses
  6. The legal regulation of companies
  7. Legal aspects to managing a crisis and bankrupt businesses
(Year 2) Diploma of Higher Education in Business Managementread more
Management Accounting

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  1. Discuss different types of costing systems and use them to compute cost
  2. Evaluate the effect of costing systems and stock costing methods on income statements
  3. Compute and evaluate break even points using cost volume analysis as a tool for decision making
  4. Explain the concepts of activity based costing and design pricing systems, as well as discuss information used in business decision-making

Topics covered

  1. Fundamentals of Management Accounting I: An introduction to cost terms and purposes, job costing systems and process costing systems
  2. Fundamentals of Management Accounting II: Cost allocation, joint cost situation and income effects of alternative stock costing methods
  3. Management Accounting Information for Decision Making I: Cost-volume-profit relationships, determining how costs behave and relevant information for decision making
  4. Management Accounting Information for Decision Making II: Activity-based costing, pricing, target costing and customer profitability analysis
  5. Budgeting and Planning as Control Systems I: Motivation, budgets and responsibility accounting, flexible budgets, variances and management control I
  6. Budgeting and Planning as Control Systems II: Flexible budgets, Variances and Management Control II and measuring yield, mix and quantity effects
Financial Accounting

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  1. Prepare financial statements using complete and incomplete data
  2. Explain key accounting concepts in financial accounting and their application
  3. Analyse financial statements to explain company performance and position, based on company annual reports
  4. Critique main points in a company's annual reports

Topics covered

  1. The Framework of Financial Reporting: Introduction to Financial Accounting and key accounting concepts
  2. Financial Position (Balance Sheet) and Financial Performance (Income Statement); An overall view of the nuts and bolts
  3. Preparation of Financial Statements: How to record transactions and prepare financial reports for a single enterprise
  4. Measuring and Reporting Cash Flows
  5. Analysis and Interpretation of Financial Statements
Operations Management

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  1. Identify and apply operations management tools in solving business challenges of cost minimisation, quality, customer/client satisfaction and innovation
  2. Discuss how companies can achieve a competitive advantage through operations management
  3. Apply relevant quantitative techniques in solving operations management challenges in businesses

Topics covered

  1. Operations Management Requirements for Service and Manufacturing Entities
  2. Processes, Systems and Tools Used for Main Areas of Operations Management (Cost minimisation, Quality, Customer/Client Satisfaction and Innovation)
  3. Creating Value and a Competitive Advantage Through Operations Management
  4. Application of Quantitative Techniques in Designing Effective Operations
Information Management

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  1. Identify information systems and analyse their impacts on businesses
  2. Understand the information technology (including ICT) support required for information systems in a business
  3. Critically evaluate the application of information systems to E-Commerce
  4. Appreciate how information systems can be used as a knowledge development and management tool in businesses

Topics covered

  1. Introduction to Business Information Systems and Their Impact on Businesses
  2. How Businesses Can Achieve Competitive Advantages Through The Deployment of Information Systems
  3. The Information Technology Support for Information Systems in Businesses
  4. Telecommunications Systems and Enterprise Systems Deployment in Businesses
  5. The Business Needs and Structure Requirements for Information Systems
  6. Application of Information Management Systems in Electronic Commerce
  7. Developing Knowledge from Information Systems and Management
Human Resources Management

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  1. Critically evaluate HRM concepts and aims in business organisations
  2. Examine the environment in which HRM operates
  3. Generate analyses of HRM models and tools, and apply those tools in HRM activities
  4. Apply analytical tools in designing HRM strategies

Topics covered

  1. The Fundamentals of HRM and Its Dynamic Environment
  2. The Legal and Ethical Context of HRM
  3. Human Resource Planning and Job Analysis
  4. Training and Development in HRM
  5. Performance Management through HRM
  6. Management of Labour Relationship in HRM
Corporate Finance

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  1. Analyse fundamental corporate finance decisions and their applications
  2. Apply the investment decision rules of traditional and discounted cash flow methods in analysing investment decisions and discussing outputs (while utilising the outputs for investment decisions)
  3. Discuss the concepts of risk and return, and compute cost of capital
  4. Critically evaluate working capital policies and apply cash management models in analysing them

Topics covered

  1. Fundamentals of Corporate Finance: The types of financial management and corporate finance decisions
  2. Investment Decision: Traditional and discounted cash flow investment decision tools and their application to investment decision
  3. Financing Decision I: Capital structure theories and financing decisions
  4. Financing Decision II: Risk and return trade-off, the cost of equity, cost of debt and the weighted average cost of capital
  5. Working Capital Decisions: Working capital policies, computations and cash flow management models
Development Psychology

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of different development intervention techniques at an individual, team and organisational level
  2. Understand the main theoretical concepts on the development and guidance of individuals in the workplace
  3. Critically analyse current workplace issues and the role psychology plays in their interpretation and resolution

Topics covered

  1. Theories of Career Development
  2. The Role of Theory in Informing People Development
  3. Personal and Career Development Plans (PDPs and CDPs) and Their Roles in Career Development
  4. Evidence for Counselling and Development
  5. Training Needs Analysis
  6. Current Techniques of Guidance and Training: Coaching and networking, individual development, team formation and development
  7. Training Design and Evaluation
  8. Organisational Learning and Change
  9. Current Issues Session: Giving employee feedback, multicultural and minority concerns, employee interviewing
  10. Current Issues Session II: Measurement and testing, expert systems in guidance
Business Psychology

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  1. Categorise individuals based on selected theories of intelligence and personality, with a focus on the workplace
  2. Evaluate quantitative and qualitative approaches to measuring individual differences
  3. Understand selected debates on individual differences and how these apply in the working environment
  4. Recognise nomothetic and idiographic approaches to the study of individual differences

Topics covered

  1. Intelligence (definitions and theories): A historical overview
  2. Individual differences in intelligence
  3. Intelligence and measurement in the workplace
  4. Psychodynamic theories of personality
  5. Transactional analysis humanistic theories of personality
  6. Phenomenological and idiographic measures of personality
  7. Quantitative personality measurement: Type and trait approaches
  8. Cognitive behavioural and biological theories of personality
  9. Issues and debates in personality psychology
  10. Emotional intelligence
  11. Ageing and performance
  12. Critical perspectives on personality and intelligence
Talent Development for Business Success
Marketing Communications

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  1. Understand the concepts of marketing communications
  2. Analyse target markets for communication matches and design marketing communication plans to meet the needs of the markets
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of a marketing communications plan

Topics covered

  1. Introduction to the Fundamentals of Marketing Communications
  2. Analysis Planning of Target Markets, Marketing Communication Objectives and Effects, Marketing Communications and Strategy, as well as Consideration of Strategic Positioning
  3. Implementation and Control of Marketing Communications and the Marketing Mix
Digital Marketing and New Media

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  1. Appraise changes brought about by digital marketing, as well as analyse their effects and strategies
  2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of new media and digital marketing tools, as well as discuss means of deploying these tools
  3. Identify new media and digital marketing tools, as well as design digital and new media marketing campaigns using these tools

Topics covered

  1. A Consideration of the Effects of New Media on Marketing in the 21st Century: The media game-changers and "DigiMarketing" (The new imperative)
  2. New Age and Digital Channels of Marketing: The web, internet media, display, search, affiliates and sponsorships, e-mail and viral marketing, mobile platforms and consumer-created content
  3. Section 3: A digimarketing planning framework
  4. Digital Marketing and the Framework for Delivery: The phases of delivering digital marketing content
Market Research

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  1. Describe and analyse the nature and scope of marketing research
  2. Design and undertake market research using quantitative and qualitative tools
  3. Apply marketing intelligence to marketing research
  4. Critically analyse the applications of market research

Topics covered

  1. The Nature and Scope of Marketing Research
  2. Data Collection and Market Research
  3. Causal Research
  4. Special Topics in Data Analysis: Correlation Analysis and Regression Analysis, Discriminant and Canonical Analysis, Actor and Cluster Analysis, Multidimensional Scaling and Conjoint Analysis, Structured and Semi-structured Individual Interviews, Observations, Focus Group Interviews and Analysing and Presenting Findings.
  5. Applications of Marketing Intelligence to Market Research
  6. Emerging Applications of Market Research
Consumer Behaviour

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  1. Identify and analyse information processing by clients and customers, and their application to marketing
  2. Differentiate between the buying patterns of different market segments and the unique drivers behind individual and corporate buying decisions
  3. Design and develop differing marketing strategies for various consumer groups
  4. Develop strategies related to customer retention and repeat purchases

Topics covered

  1. Information Processing by Customers and Clients (and how to use this to a company's advantage)
  2. The Drivers of Customer/Client Buying Decisions and How to Best Target These Drivers (Likes and dislikes in marketing approaches)
  3. The Customer/Client Decision-Making Process
  4. Action Points to Keep Customers/Clients Happy
(Year 3) BSc in Business Managementread more

During the last stage of your study you will need to:

  1. Complete a Research Methods module
  2. Select 2 elective modules from the following:
    • International Marketing
    • Management and Leadership
    • Cross-Cultural Management
  3. Select 2 project modules from the following:
    • Project Management (Project)
    • Business Analysis (Project)
    • Cognitive Psychology (Project)
    • Marketing and Entrepreneurship (Project)
    • Profit maximisation
    • Global Business Management (Project)
 
 
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