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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA Business Management

Programme code:BA-BMNGTUCAS code:N200
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Nick Jackson Contact address:n.jackson@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

- GCSE English Language: minimum grade B/6.
- GCSE Mathematics: minimum grade B/5.
- A Level: typically AAB (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

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Leeds University Business School

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

General Business and Management

Programme specification:

Programme Aims:

We want our graduates to be:
1. Knowledgeable about the nature, extent and complexity of business and management, with an understanding of how organisations work within themselves, interact with each other, interact with the external environment, and respond to change

2. Knowledgeable of, and enthusiastic about, the vibrancy and dynamism of management studies in general, and in particular, about the theoretical and practical specialisms involved in management scholarship, able to demonstrate a critical understanding and ownership of these, and to engage in discussion about how they integrate with, and influence, each other

3. Critical and confident in finding, evaluating and using information about management from a range of sources, focussing on but not limited to peer reviewed academic material; able to research effectively, analyse data, and make decisions about the validity of material

4. Skilled in expressing their ideas and communicating information about management in written, oral, and presentational media; able to be accurate, concise, sincere and effective

5. Able to apply their knowledge and ideas to real world problems as presented in the business and management world, in order to resolve challenges through creative and strategic thinking; proactive in their approach to problems

6. Reflective , self-aware practitioners with the skill and insight required to identify and act on their own development needs; able to demonstrate maturity, resilience and responsibility in their response to personal and scholarly challenges

7. Positive and proactive members of their community, class or group, able to empathise with others, understand how their own values interact with those of others, and reliable participants in group work

8. Ethical in their approach to business and to the management of people and organisations; aware of their responsibilities and the needs of others, both within and without their own organisation

9. Global and inclusive in their perspective on business, management, culture and scholarship

10. Skilled in commercial awareness and employable traits, able to appraise different job sectors to make informed choices about their own career trajectories, and effective and successful members of the sector they choose.


Learning outcomes:

Our students will be able to:
LO1: Demonstrate accurate, in depth and thorough knowledge of a range of concepts, theories and practices in management, including the universal core concepts (HR and organisational behaviour, economics, marketing, accounting, information management) and the particular specialisms of the school (decision making, strategy and organisational theory, innovation and enterprise, operations and supply chain) (PA1)

LO2: Discuss, define, compare and critically analyse opposing theories and themes in management scholarship and form an opinion based on a thorough and deep understanding (PA2)

LO3: research, evaluate, and interpret the material of current scholarship in the management discipline and incorporate them appropriately into their own writing (PA3)

LO4: write, present, communicate and debate about issues in current management theory and practice with accuracy, integrity and efficacy (PA4)

LO5: generate innovative and effective strategies, solutions or ideas in the face of management based challenges (PA5, PA10)

LO6: examine their own skills and evaluate them honestly and responsibly, know where to seek help with development and how to achieve improvement (PA6, PA10)

LO7: Work effectively in teams, demonstrating effective interpersonal skills and the ability to function sensitively and productively when working with others (PA7)

LO8: Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of ethics, responsibility and community in management and business (PA8)

LO9: demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity in their approach to a global business world (PA9)

LO10: Demonstrate knowledge of the require (PA9)

LO10: Demonstrate knowledge of the requirements and structure of a variety of employment sectors and how their own skills compare to these requirements (PA6, PA10)


Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 100 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS1086Exploring Your Potential20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1225Accounting for Managers10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1795The Contemporary Business Environment20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS1850Organisational Behaviour20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS1890Starting Your Own Business10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS1940Economics for Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules, in order to make up a 120 credits in total for the year.

Candidates will be required to pass 100 level 1 credits in order to progress to Year 2.


Year2 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following 100 credits of compulsory modules:

LUBS2085Developing Your Potential10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2781Managing in the Digital Workplace10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2785How Managers Make Decisions10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS2850Marketing20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2895Organisational Behaviour in Practice10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2900Operations and Supply Chain Management10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS2910Management Research and Analysis20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS2970Corporate Social Responsibility10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates may take the following optional module:

LUBS2020From Study to Work10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules, which may include the optional module listed above (LUBS2020), 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.


Year3 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

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

LUBS3070Strategic Management20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3345Dissertation/Project in Management40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3955Leadership in Organisations10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study a minimum of 30 credits from the following optional modules:

LUBS3002Diversity Management20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3003Business Ethics20 creditsNot running in 202021
LUBS3051Digital Information at Work10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3095Global Perspectives on HRM and Employment Relations20 creditsNot running in 202021
LUBS3190International Marketing10 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3530Advertising and Promotional Management10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3805International Business Management20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3845Marketing Strategy20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3850Contemporary Management Consulting20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3855Strategic Human Resource Management20 creditsSemester 1
LUBS3880Corporate Governance10 creditsNot running in 202021
LUBS3895Applied Management Decision Making10 creditsNot running in 202021
LUBS3915Employment Law20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3950Current Issues in Decision Making20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
LUBS3966Managing Global Value Chains10 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3975Managing Innovation and Technology20 creditsSemester 2
LUBS3990Innovation; Thinking and Practice10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of discovery modules, which may include further choices from 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 in order to be eligible for the award of an Honours Degree.

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