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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc International Business and Finance

Programme code:BS-IBUS&FINUCAS code:NN13
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Andy Smith Contact address:A.Smith2@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 370

Entry requirements:

- GCSE English Language: minimum grade B/6.
- GCSE Mathematics: minimum grade A/7.
- A Level: typically AAA (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project Qualification).

When English is not the first language, students will need to provide evidence of English language ability through qualifications such as TOEFL (score of 92 overall, with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing) and IELTS (score of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6 in listening, speaking, reading or writing), all in accordance with standard Business School entry requirements and policy.

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

Leeds University Business School (LUBS)

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Leeds University Business School

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

General Business and Management

Programme specification:

On completion of the programme students should:
- have knowledge and understanding of the main management disciplines and how the international dimension impinges upon these disciplines from both a theoretical and practical perspective;
- have the analytical and intellectual skills to understand and to better manage complex organisations, especially in an international context;
- recognise and interpret the impact of host country conditions, the international economy, supranational organizations and initiatives, and cultural differences and traditions on the scale, scope and nature of inward and outward business activities (e.g. trade, direct investment and technology flows) of national economies;
- appreciate the nature of international firms, their strategies and operations, and the principal factors governing the management of international business;
- demonstrate an understanding of the core concepts of international business theory and their application to the dynamics and constraints of international business strategy, operations and management.
- have developed deeper specialist knowledge and understanding in chosen subject areas of international business;
- possess the quantitative, presentational, IT and other transferable skills that are highly valued by employers in a wide range of career choices, especially when working in an international setting;
- have the opportunity to study for a language and/or transfer to a 4-year 'International', 'Industrial' or ‘Research' versions of the
programme, in which Year 3 is spent at a foreign exchange partner University of LUBS or in a placement organization (in
the UK or abroad) or at a research centre.
- have knowledge and understanding of financial and management accounting and of business finance;
- have the learning and competence in the core skills necessary for practising accounting and finance;
- have an understanding of the processes through which subject knowledge is created, so that they become aware of the increasing rate of change and development within the theory and practice of accounting and finance;
- have the opportunity, through the choice of optional modules, to pursue individual interests in accounting and finance and related disciplines;
- have developed deeper specialist knowledge and understanding of accounting and finance as a discipline .


Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 110 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS1036Introduction to Finance20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1105Academic and Professional Development for Studies in International Business10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1140Principles of International Business20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1175Global Entrepreneurship10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1235Introductory Financial Accounting10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1285Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business 1B10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1952Economic Theory and Applications for Finance30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Students who have only completed GCSE Maths will be required to study the following module:

LUBS1275Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business 1A10 creditsSemester 1

Candidates may study the following optional module: (note; students who are taking LUBS1275 Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business 1A will not have enough credits available to choose this module).

LUBS1245Introductory Management Accounting10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 0-10 credits of discovery modules, depending on Maths qualification achieved.

Candidates will be required to pass 100 level 1 credits, including all Pass for Progression (PFP) modules, in order to progress to Year 2.


Year2 - View timetable

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

Over levels 2 and 3 combined, students must pass:
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS: a minimum of 80 credits (40 credits must be taken in each level)
FINANCE: a minimum of 80 credits (40 credits must be taken in each level)

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 80 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS2206Corporate Financial Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2405Cross-Cultural Management20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2415Research Methods in International Business20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2860Managing International Business20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

IMPORTANT - When considering your optional modules, please take into account any modules you intend to study in subsequent years, as there might be modules you need to complete in your current year of study that are required to fulfil pre-requisite conditions of future modules.

Candidates will be required to study one of the following optional modules in FINANCE:

LUBS2291Financial Accounting and Reporting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2295Intermediate Management Accounting20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates may choose a minimum of 20 credits of the following optional modules:

LUBS2020From Study to Work10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2050Industrial Economics10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2150People in Organisations10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2400The International Economic Environment10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2410Small Business Internationalisation and Growth10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2420Business Economics10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2820Contemporary Topics in International Business10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2850Marketing20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules, which may include further choices from EITHER of the optional modules lists, in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year.

Candidates will be required to pass 100 level 2 credits including all Pass for Progression (PFP) modules in order to progress to Year 3 made up as follows:

Pass 80 credits of compulsory Pass for Progression (PFP) modules AND pass 20 credits of FINANCE optional modules (either LUBS2291 or LUBS2295).


Year3 - View timetable

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

Over levels 2 and 3 combined, students must pass:
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS: a minimum of 80 credits (40 credits must be taken in each level)
FINANCE: a minimum of 80 credits (40 credits must be taken in each level)

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 70 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS3250Transnational Corporations in the World Economy10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3321International Business Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3860International Strategic Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study a minimum of 40 credits from the following optional modules in FINANCE:

LUBS3116Private Equity10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3140Behavioural Finance10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3160Financial Derivatives10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3541Principles of Auditing10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3620International Business Finance10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3631Contemporary Issues in Accounting10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3645Advanced Finance10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3655Professional Portfolio Management10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3880Corporate Governance10 creditsSemester 1

Candidates may take up to 10 credits of the following optional modules:

LUBS3820Contemporary Topics in International Business10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3840European Business10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3990Innovation; Thinking and Practice10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 10 credits of discovery modules, which may include further choices from EITHER of the optional modules list, in order to make up a total of 120 credits for the year.

Candidates will be required to pass 100 level 3 credits including all Pass for Progression (PFP) modules in order to be eligible for the award of an Honours Degree made up as follows:

Pass LUBS3321 International Business Dissertation (40 credits) AND pass 40 credits of FINANCE optional modules AND pass 20 credits of additional optional and/or discovery modules.

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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