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2018/19 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Business Studies With Foundation Year

Programme code:BS-FD/BUSIUCAS code:BFY0
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:David Gilding Contact address:d.gilding@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 480

Entry requirements:

GCSE English grade A*- C or 9 - 4 or equivalent
GCSE Maths grades A* - C or 9 - 4 or equivalent for Human Resources Pathway, Management Pathway and International Business Pathway. GCSE grades A* - B or 9 - 6 Maths for Accounting Pathway and Economics Pathway.
Attended a school which achieved less than the national average of 5 A* - C or 9 - 4 passes (including English and Maths) at GCSE


AND

3 A Levels grade CCC or equivalent excluding Critical Thinking and General Studies

AND

Applicants must live permanently in the UK and meet at least one of the following:

- permanent address is in a neighbourhood with low progression to higher education
- attended a school which achieved less than the national average of 5 A*/7 - C/4 passes at GCSE
- grew up in public care

We actively encourage applications from mature students. Further consideration will be given to the life experience of mature applicants and the circumstances in which they gained prior qualifications.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Lifelong Learning Centre

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Business Management Examination Board within the Lifelong Learning Centre

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

The level 0 and 1 programme has been developed so that outcomes mirror those at level 1 of the three BSc degrees to which students can progress and which are, themselves, aligned to the General Business and Management (2007) subject benchmarks.

Programme specification:

The BSc in Business Studies is a four year extended degree. It is designed for applicants who do not currently meet admissions criteria for direct entry to a degree and who can benefit from a programme in which the first two years provide intensive, well structured support to enable development of academic skills and knowledge. The programme is part of the University's commitment to widening participation and priority is given to applicants whose earlier learning has been diminished by adverse circumstances or limited opportunities and support.

Both the foundation and first year of the programme are delivered by the University's Lifelong Learning Centre (LLC) with students progressing to the Business School for the final two years of their degree. Depending on the choices that they make, students can graduate with a degree in management, accounting and finance, human resource management, economics or international business.

In their two years with the LLC, students will gain an understanding of key aspects of business studies and explore the practical implications of their learning through a work placement and business simulation. They can also choose specialist modules from the Business School or opt for electives in other disciplines to broaden their learning. The importance of helping students to prepare for employment or career enhancement following graduation is recognised throughout the degree and, from the outset, staff will help students to make the most of opportunities for professional development both in their formal studies and in the wider community of the University.

There is a strong emphasis during the first two years of the programme on helping participants to develop skills for success. Teaching is imaginative and supportive to make sure that students are intellectually stretched and helped through any sticking points in their learning. Group sizes are small enough for individuals to engage actively and be well supported by their peers. Methods of assessment during the initial years of the programme reflect those that students will find later in the Business School in order to ensure that learners are well prepared for their continuing study. The LLC regards assessment as a key way of enabling students to learn by doing and makes sure that feedback from tutors supports this process.

Members of the LLC staff team are dedicated to helping students with all aspects of their progress and there will be regular one-to-one meetings with each individual to help learners to plan for and achieve their goals. For the final two years of the programme, this individual support is provided by the Business School but the LLC continues to be available to students right up to their graduation.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules.

LLLC0105Introduction to Marketing20 creditsSemester 1
LLLC0118Innovation and Enterprise20 creditsSemester 1
LLLC0176Integrated Skills for Business Studies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates on the Accounting pathway must study the following modules.

LLLC0102Introduction to Accounting20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC0165Business Ethics20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1260Mathematics for Economics and Business 110 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1270Statistics for Economics and Business 110 creditsSemester 2

Candidates on the Management pathway must study the following modules

LLLC0103Introduction to Human Resource Management20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC0104Introduction to Management20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC0165Business Ethics20 creditsSemester 2

Candidates on the Human Resources pathway must take the following modules

LLLC0103Introduction to Human Resource Management20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC0104Introduction to Management20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1125Economic Institutions (Labour)10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1585Economic Institutions (Industry)10 creditsSemester 1

Candidates on the Economics pathway must take the following modules

LLLC0165Business Ethics20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1125Economic Institutions (Labour)10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1260Mathematics for Economics and Business 110 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1270Statistics for Economics and Business 110 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1585Economic Institutions (Industry)10 creditsSemester 1

Candidates on the International Business pathway must take the following modules

LLLC0104Introduction to Management20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC0165Business Ethics20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1125Economic Institutions (Labour)10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1585Economic Institutions (Industry)10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules.

LUBS1850Organisational Behaviour20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates following the Accounting pathway must study the following modules

LLLC1360Business Finance20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1035Foundations of Finance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1280Mathematical Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1876Academic and Employability Connections10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1915Introduction to Financial Accounting10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1925Introduction to Management Accounting10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1950Economic Theory and Applications 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates following the Management pathway must study the following modules

LLLC1363Introduction to Economics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LLLC1364Mathematics and Statistics for Managers20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC1387Accounting for Non-Specialists10 creditsSemester 1
LLLC1393Research Methodologies for Business Studies20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1795The Contemporary Business Environment20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1876Academic and Employability Connections10 creditsSemester 2

Candidates on the Human Resources pathway must take the following modules

LLLC1363Introduction to Economics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LLLC1364Mathematics and Statistics for Managers20 creditsSemester 2
LLLC1387Accounting for Non-Specialists10 creditsSemester 1
LLLC1393Research Methodologies for Business Studies20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1755Business and Society (Combined)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1876Academic and Employability Connections10 creditsSemester 2

Candidates on the Economics pathway must take the following modules

LLLC1387Accounting for Non-Specialists10 creditsSemester 1
LLLC1393Research Methodologies for Business Studies20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1280Mathematical Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1290Economic Controversies10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1295Economics and Global History10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1876Academic and Employability Connections10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1950Economic Theory and Applications 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates will also study 10 credits of Discovery modules

Candidates on the International Business pathway must take the following modules

LLLC1363Introduction to Economics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LLLC1364Mathematics and Statistics for Managers20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1105Academic and Professional Development for Studies in International Business10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1140Principles of International Business20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1175Global Entrepreneurship10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1785Introduction to Effective Decision Making10 creditsSemester 1

Candidates will also study 10 credits of Discovery modules

Discovery modules:

Last updated: 01/08/2018

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