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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BSc (Hons) Business Studies (Singapore) (Aug 2008 to July 2011 entry)

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different) Loughborough University and PSB Corporation, Singapore
Owning school/department School of Business and Economics
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BSc (Hons)
Programme title Business Studies
Programme code BSUB70
Length of programme 3-year, part-time programme, with each year comprising 3 semesters.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/departments/business-economics/businesseconomicsandfinance/

Date at which the programme specification was published Tue, 06 Aug 2013 08:48:17 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • Produce high quality employable graduates with the knowledge, skills and understanding for an effective and valued career in a wide range of management situations;
  • Develop knowledge, concepts and skills in the major academic disciplines of business and management and to develop the ability to integrate and apply them in a business context to provide a sound basis for practice, study and training in the graduates’ chosen profession or management specialism;
  • Provide a relevant, practical and constantly updated programme through close links with many large organisations and through enabling students to apply their learning to their workplace on a continuous basis;
  • Enable students to see ways in which theory can be applied in practice, both through taught content and through the students’ own work experience. 

The BSc Business Studies programme is a part-time programme and does not incorporate a professional placement period as all students on the programme are in employment and studying part-time.  This implies that one of the main priorities of the programme is to integrate the daily work experiences of the students into their learning environment while at the same time ensuring that students receive the theoretical and academic knowledge to underpin and understand their working environment and that they are in a position to implement their learning in an effective manner.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • QAA: The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications
  • Loughborough University Learning and Teaching Strategy
  • Loughborough University Mission Statement
  • School of Business and Economics Mission Statement and Statement of General Aims for Undergraduate Programmes
  • Loughborough University Academic Quality Procedures
  • Loughborough University Strategic Plan
  • QAA Audit of Overseas Collaborative Arrangements
  • Singapore Ministry of Education: Desired Outcomes of Education

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Foundation disciplines of business and management, including economics, finance, marketing, human resources and statistics sufficient to enable a clear understanding of the central aspects of the main business and management functions;
  • Integration of concepts from the various business disciplines to comprehend business situations and develop appropriate analysis, responses and solutions in both a national and international context;
  • The development of appropriate policies and strategies at corporate level within a dynamic (international) environment;
  • The key communication and information technologies used in business and management;
  • A variety of working environments and the process of adapting and implementing taught elements of the programme into live work-place situations.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

 On successful completion of this programme students should be able to:

  • Reason numerically and have the ability to interpret numerical information;
  • Obtain, analyse and apply information from a variety of sources, including publicly available material;
  • Use critical thinking, analysis and synthesis to evaluate and apply concepts and insights from business disciplines, including comprehension of complex scenarios;
  • Effectively formulate and solve problems, both structured and unstructured, and take decisions using appropriate qualitative and quantitative skills, including the ability to identify and evaluate a range of analyses and solutions;
  • Relate theory to practice.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme students will be expected to have acquired the following subject-specific practical skills:

  • Conduct research effectively and efficiently using a range of sources of business-related materials including books, journals, trade and financial press, official statistics and the Internet;
  • The ability to work together effectively, efficiently and co-operatively as a team member and, when appropriate, organise, guide and motivate other team members;
  • Create, evaluate and/or assess a range of options in a business situation, applying ideas and knowledge from a variety of sources;
  • Create, exploit and apply quantitative models to business problems and phenomena.
c. Key transferable skills:

On completion of the programme, students will be expected to have acquired the following general and transferable skills:

  • Use of effective oral and written communication using a range of media;
  • Use of effective personal organisation including time management, self-direction, self-motivation, tenacity and pro-activeness;
  • Use of interpersonal skills effectively, including communication, listening, influencing and conflict resolution;
  • A positive attitude to change, with a desire for excellence and a visionary and positive approach to future developments;
  • Use of numerical reasoning, interpret numerical information and apply appropriate mathematical and statistical techniques;
  • Use of effective team-working skills;
  • A sensitive awareness and clear understanding of how people work individually, in groups and within organisations;

4. Programme structure

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules

 

            COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 120)

Code

 

Title

Modular Weight

BSA650

Organisational Behaviour and Management

20

BSA655

Economic Environment

20

BSA661

Personal Effectiveness

20

BSA665

Introduction to Marketing

20

BSA670

An Introduction to Accounting for Management

20

BSA675

Business Mathematics and Statistics

20

 Candidates holding the PSBAcademy / PSB-IPT Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management may elect to have a mark of 55% inserted as their module mark for “Organisational Behaviour and Management”, BSA650 without taking any form of assessment in that module.

 Candidates holding the PSB Academy / PSB-IPT Advanced Diploma in Marketing and Sales Management may elect to have a mark of 55% inserted as their module mark for “Introduction to Marketing”, BSA665, without taking any form of assessment in that module.

 


4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

 

            COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 120)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

BSB650

Introduction to Human Resource Management

20

BSB655

Business Information Systems

20

BSB660

Corporate Finance

20

BSB685

International Business

20

BSB670

Market Development and Buyer Behaviour

20

BSB675

Operations and Project Management

20

       

 

 

4.3       Part C - Degree Modules

 

            COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 80)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

BSCXX2

Work Based Project

20

BSC665

Marketing Strategy and Planning

20

BSC675

Small Business Issues and Planning

20

BSC680

Strategic Management

20

       

 

OPTION MODULES (Students to choose 2 from 3.  Total modular weight 40)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

BSC660

Information Management and Strategy

20

BSC670

Current Issues in Managing People at Work

20

BSC685

Resourcing, Recruitment and Selection

20

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A to Part B and from Part B to C and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but also: 

- To progress from Part A to Part B, candidates must accumulate at least 100 credits in Part A as well as achieving at least 30% in all modules taken in part A.

- To progress from Part B to Part C candidates must accumulate at least 100 credits in Part B as well as achieving at least 30% in all modules taken in Part B.

- To qualify for the award of a degree, candidates must accumulate at least 100 credits in Part C as well as achieving at least 30% in all modules taken in Part C.

 

For the purposes of interpreting regulation XX sections on “Arrangements for Re-assessment”, candidates will be considered to be registered on a full-time programme rather than a part-time programme. 

Provision will be made in accordance with regulation XX for candidates who have the right of re-assessment in any Part of the programme to undergo re-assessment in Productivity and Standards Board’s special assessment period.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

Candidates’ final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C, in accordance with the scheme set out in regulation XX.  The average percentage marks for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 25: Part C 75, to determine the final overall percentage mark for the Programme (the Programme Mark).

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