Programme And Module Handbook
Programme Specification

Date Specification Approved 15/11/2020
College College Social Sciences
School Birmingham Business School
Department Management
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.Sc. Business Management Full-time
Programme Code 373D
Delivery Location Totally Taught Abroad
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 2 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme " This programme aims to develop the intellectual, analytical, problem-solving and communication skills of students by providing them with a breadth of knowledge of business management, together with transferable skills (for example in group and team working) that are necessary to apply this knowledge in new and challenging contexts. The underlying philosophy of the programme is that students study all aspects of business management and whilst they have some flexibility to follow their own interests, they do not become overly specialised in one business related theme. However, the programme develops a thorough understanding of Business Management as a broad discipline and develops an appreciation of research relevant to that discipline.

In consultations with employers in South East Asia and beyond we are told that the broad-based knowledge of our graduates is valued. The fact that business is conducted today in a global environment and the necessity to interact with other markets and cultures, means an international underpinning is to be found in most modules. In addition, the programme progresses an understanding of the role of individuals and business in society. It develops effective problem-solving skills and an ability to communicate well using a range of media. The programme recognises the increasing role of business in society and so develops knowledge of ethical issues and practices across the discipline whilst evolving awareness of individual and collective citizenship as a part of responsible business. An appreciation of other contemporary issues such as entrepreneurship and knowledge management are provided throughout the programme.

Students join us from year two of the programme, usually after graduating with a diploma equivalent to 120 credits of year 1 of the Business Management UK programme, with additional SIM managed assessed prep courses in Accounting and Finance, Economics and/or Marketing as and when required by admissions.

In Year Two students develop a deeper understanding of responsible business and the relevancy of discipline relevant research. They are required to study 100 core credits and to choose 20 credits from options available. Although still broad based, modules are focused and specialised within programme themes with depth of study to intermediate level.

Year Three features modules that are increasingly advanced, allowing students to progress in a number of business themes with some specialisation and choice, whilst maintaining a relatively broad spectrum across the discipline. The year is underpinned by a compulsory dissertation (20 credits) which allows the student to investigate in depth an area of personal interest with 3 further core modules and the choice of 2 options. "
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
A broad and analytical integrated study of business and management
Relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations (internal aspects, functions and processes including diverse nature, purposes, structures, governance, operations and management),
Relevant knowledge and understanding of the external environment in which organisations operate.
Relevant knowledge and understanding of management (processes, procedures , theories, models, frameworks, tasks and roles, together with rational analysis and other processes of decision making)
Within these 3 frameworks ( 2 ? 4) an understanding of markets, customers, finance, people, operation, information systems, communication and IT, business policy and strategy, contemporary pervasive issues and the broader international business environment.
Lectures, classes, case study work, online assignments and quizzes, presentations, self-directed study
Exam, coursework, presentations, dissertation
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
The ability to think critically in relation to the knowledge base outlined above, the ability to analyse issues using differing theoretical viewpoints and synthesis these viewpoints
An understanding of how to approach effective problem solving and decision making using appropriate qualitative and quantitative skills
An understanding of how to produce convincing arguments, both oral and in writing
The ability to interpret numerical data; knowledge of how to conduct commonly-used statistical analyses
Effective use of communication and IT
Effective self management
Reflective, adaptive and collaborative learning
Self awareness, openness and sensitivity to diversity
Teamwork, including leadership, team building influencing and project management skills
Effective listening, negotiation persuasion and presentation
Ability to conduct research in business and management issues, individually or as part of a team
Lectures, classes, case study work, online assignments and quizzes, presentations, self directed study
Coursework, exam, group presentations, written essays, group work, dissertation