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BSc (Hons) Business Management (Global Business)


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 online bachelor’s degree programme, accredited by the highly respected University of Wolverhampton, takes an international approach to business management.

Our current global business environment consistently presents its own set of unique challenges. This bachelor programme supplies the skills, knowledge and attributes you will need to be able to recognise and address these challenges, ultimately turning them to your organisation’s advantage.

All of this is delivered via InterActive's flexible online learning platform where you can access HD-quality videos, lecture notes, case studies, and other indispensable study-tools 24/7 from your laptop, tablet, mobile phone or PC – from any location worldwide.

What will you learn?

This industry-specific undergraduate programme has been designed by knowledgeable tutors with many years' professional experience, and will provide you with genuine insight into the dynamic forces at play within global business and leadership.

Your studies, through the online InterActive platform, will cover a range of topics designed to give you an extensive, strategic working knowledge of global business operations.

The course will teach you the essentials of successful business management and strategy in the global business context. You will also explore topics such as information systems, HR management across borders, and the advantages and management of cultural diversity in the workplace. You will graduate from the programme equipped a UK undergraduate degree, and the skills required to enter the world of international business.

 
 

The course first introduces you to key business and management subjects – these include marketing, finance, microeconomics, law, operations and management fundamentals. Completion of these modules ensures your readiness for the later, more specialised modules in international marketing, global and cross-cultural management.

The programme consists of 17 core, elective and project modules. Completion of all core and elective modules will allow you to progress to the 2 project modules.

(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, 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 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, student should be able to:

  1. Discuss and explain the fundamentals of legal systems
  2. Identify and apply legal concepts in local and 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 crises 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
(Year 3) BSc in Business Managementread more
Research Methods

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  1. Differentiate between research philosophies, and the link between research philosophy and research design
  2. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of different research methods and small to large projects
  3. Identify and apply data acquisition, transformation and analysis tools
  4. Develop an understanding of how research findings must be used within clear ethical constraints (i.e. avoiding data mining to support biased objectives)

Topics covered

  1. Research Philosophy
  2. Research Approaches
  3. Research Design
  4. Methodology
  5. Methods
  6. Literature Review
  7. Data Acquisition
  8. Data Transformation
  9. Data Analysis
  10. Data Presentation
  11. Research Ethics
International Marketing

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  1. Critically evaluate and describe the theory and practice of international marketing in a broader context
  2. Analyse the concepts and dynamics of international marketing
  3. Examine methods of international market entry, matching these with international marketing opportunities
  4. Design and develop analytical tools and apply these in analysing the international marketing strategies of companies (for "best" and "worst" practices)

Topics covered

  1. A Topical Consideration of the International Market Environment
  2. The Influence of Culture on International Marketing Strategies
  3. The Process of Internationalisation and Marketing Strategies and Plans
  4. A Consideration of Marketing Research in an International Context
  5. International Market Selection and Entry Strategies
  6. International Marketing Mix
  7. Electronic Marketing and Digital Marketing for International Marketing
Cross-Cultural Management

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  1. Explain different frameworks in analysing issues in organisational cross cultural management
  2. Critically evaluate the impact of cultural diversity on organisational performance
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of differences in communication, leadership and motivational styles, as well as design conflict resolution plans for culturally diverse organisations
  4. Analyse issues in managing within an international context, with regards to cross cultural management

Topics covered

  1. The Fundamentals of Cross-Cultural Management: Cultural diversity and cross cultural management, the application frameworks and models for cross cultural studies
  2. The Impact of Cultural Diversity on Organisations
  3. Managing Across Cultures: Language and communication vernaculars, leadership styles and motivational techniques across cultures, as well as conflicts and negotiation across cultures
  4. Managing in an International Context: Emotional intelligence and competencies across cultures, as well as ethical issues in cross-cultural management
Project Management (Project)

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  1. Discuss the fundamental concepts of project management and how to manage a project
  2. Outline the project process, evaluate projects, as well as prepare and analyse budgets
  3. Identify and apply project management tools in scheduling as well as plan resource allocation for scarce resources
  4. Report on a projects progress as well as prepare closure evaluations and reports

Topics covered

  1. Fundamentals of Projects and the Project Basics
  2. Tasks and Functions of Managing and Organising a Project
  3. The Process and Planning of a Project and Linking Project Plan to Project Budget and Cost
  4. Project Management Tools and Scheduling of Project Work and Resource Allocation
  5. Reporting on Project Progress, Project Completion and Evaluation
Global Business Management (Project)

Learning outcomes

You will gain the ability to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the drivers of globalisation and its consequences on businesses
  2. Critically analyse international business strategy
  3. Evaluate strategies to support the operations of an international organisation

Topics covered

  1. The International Business Environment; The nature of international business, theories of international trade, investment and culture, as well as the political and legal environment
  2. International Business and Markets: International financial markets, economic integration and emerging markets
  3. International Business Strategy: Entry and expansion, strategic planning, as well as organisation, implementation and control
  4. Managing International Business Operations: Marketing, logistics and supply chain management (including outsourcing), international human resource management and corporate governance, as well as accounting and taxation
  5. Contemporary and Emerging Issues in Global Businesses
 
 
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