International Business Management MBus - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MBus International Business Management

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
BSc (Hons) International Business Management
Ord International Business Management
DipHE International Business Management
CertHE International Business Management

Professional recognition

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UKA16005 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UKA16005 600 credits and 300 ECTS credits

JACs code

N200

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Business and Management (Bachelor), Business and Management (Master)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Surrey Business School

Programme Leader

WANG J Dr (SBS)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

The educational rationale of MBus is to enable high-performing students to extend their studies within the specialism developed as part of the BSc International Business Management programme to the fourth, Masters' year of study and research, and thus add both depth and value to their higher education at the University of Surrey that would not be easily achievable by undertaking a separate Masters’ degree due to such stand-alone degrees often acting as conversion courses into equivalent specialism.

Advanced study within the specialism building directly on what students have learnt in Levels 4, 5 and 6 (as well as P for those who have undertaken placements) as part of a student-centred, research-led programme

Being part of a small, select cohort of high-performing students starting with similar specialist knowledge base from the BSc part of the programme, enabling more tailored learning

Opportunity to reflect on the learning the students have received at BSc level and apply it to a research situation

Graduating with a Masters qualification ahead of those who are studying for a standalone Masters qualification, which will give students a head start against their competitors in the job market

Customisation via option choices to the students' own interests and aspirations within and beyond the subject specialism; Comprising a substantial piece of applied research (via the Applied Research Project component) under the supervision of expert academics in students’ chosen field; Fostering students’ initiative and ownership of own learning in relation to advanced tasks, such as for example working as part of a group to organise a networking and knowledge transfer event (as part of the Networking and Knowledge Transfer module). Giving students access to cutting-edge ideas, theories and practices through experts from both within and outside Surrey Business School, including industry experts.

MBus International Business Management students study specialist modules in International Business Management alongside other business management modules that provide students with more general grounding in the wider business and management discipline. The specialist modules give students with a thorough understanding of International Business issues. The programme is ideal for students who have a global outlook and international aspirations. In the globalized economy both large and small companies need to focus on international markets (and in particular on emerging markets). Expertise in International Business Management is designed to give students an advantage in the International job market.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of cutting-edge topics and issues in management, reflexively tested through practical application and applied research; CertHE
Describe and explain the ontological, epistemological and methodological bases of conducting applied research in business management; BSc (Hons)
Apply advanced research methods to the collection, analysis and interpretation of qualitative and/or quantitative data; CertHE
Design and conduct an applied research project on a business problem of their choosing and which further extends the expertise already gained in international business management; MBus
Collect and analyse primary data using appropriate methods; MBus
Interpret, describe and present the results of their empirical research; MBus
Identify and explain the theoretical and practical implications of their findings; MBus
Present and provide research-based solutions to business problems; MBus
Critically appraise the use of research evidence in business and management (research and practice); MBus
Demonstrate initiative, independence, responsibility for own learning, and organisational skills MBus
Showcase networking and knowledge transfer skills, equipping them for work in the present-day knowledge economy and information society. MBus
Students will be thinkers - They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions. BSc (Hons)
Students will be achievers - They get things done in an effective, efficient and timely manner. They demonstrate adaptability and resilience when coping with complexity, applying creativity appropriately. BSc (Hons)
Students will be communicators - They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in a variety of communication modes. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others. BSc (Hons)
Students will be inquirers - They develop their natural curiosity and actively enjoy learning. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. BSc (Hons)
Students will be informed risk-takers - They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. BSc (Hons)
Graduates will strive to be knowledgeable - They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines. BSc (Hons)
Graduates will strive to be open-minded - They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience. BSc (Hons)
Graduates will strive to be balanced - They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal wellbeing for themselves and others. BSc (Hons)
Graduates will strive to be caring - They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment. BSc (Hons)
Graduates will strive to be reflective - They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development. BSc (Hons)
Graduates will strive to be principled - They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs. BSc (Hons)
Graduates will strive to be professional -They utilize their independent judgement within an ethical framework in carrying out their responsibilities. They demonstrate commercial awareness within an international context. BSc (Hons)
Students will be thinkers -They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically in their approach to complex problems. Ord
Students will be achievers - They get things done in an effective, efficient and timely manner. They demonstrate adaptability when coping with complexity. Ord
Students will be communicators -They understand and express ideas and information confidently in a variety of communication modes. They work effectively in collaboration with others. Ord
Students will be inquirers -They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and show independence in learning. Ord
Graduates will strive to be knowledgeable - They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire knowledge and develop understanding across a range of disciplines. Ord
Graduates will strive to be open-minded - They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience. Ord
Graduates will strive to be caring - They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment. Ord
Graduates will strive to be reflective - They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development. Ord
Graduates will strive to be principled - They act with integrity and honesty, with a sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them. Ord
Graduates will strive to be professional -They utilize their independent judgement within an ethical framework in carrying out their responsibilities. They demonstrate commercial awareness. Ord
Students will be thinkers -They will apply thinking skills critically in their approach to problems. DipHE
Students will be achievers - They get things done in an effective, efficient and timely manner. They demonstrate adaptability. DipHE
Students will be communicators - They understand and express ideas and information confidently in a variety of communication modes. They work effectively with others. DipHE
Students will be inquirers - They will develop the skills necessary to conduct inquiry. DipHE
Graduates will strive to be knowledgeable - They explore concepts, ideas and issues. In so doing, they acquire knowledge and develop understanding across a range of disciplines. DipHE
Graduates will strive to be open-minded - They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. DipHE
Graduates will strive to be caring - They show respect towards the needs and feelings of others. DipHE
Graduates will strive to be reflective - They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. DipHE
Graduates will strive to be principled - They act with integrity and honesty, with a sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. DipHE
Graduates will strive to be professional -They utilize their judgement within an ethical framework in carrying out their responsibilities. They demonstrate commercial awareness. DipHE
Students will be thinkers -They will apply thinking skills in their approach to problems. CertHE
Students will be achievers -They get things done in an effective, efficient and timely manner. CertHE
Students will be communicators -They understand and express ideas and information confidently in a variety of communication modes. They work effectively with others. CertHE
Graduates will strive to be knowledgeable - They explore concepts, ideas and issues. In so doing, they acquire knowledge and develop understanding across a range of disciplines. CertHE
Graduates will strive to be open-minded - They are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. CertHE
Graduates will strive to be caring - They show respect towards the needs and feelings of others. CertHE
Graduates will strive to be reflective - They give consideration to their own learning and experience. CertHE
Graduates will strive to be principled - They act with integrity and honesty. CertHE
Graduates will strive to be professional -They demonstrate commercial awareness. CertHE
The successful student will have systematic knowledge and understanding of business functions, structure and management in general K MBus
The successful student will have systematic knowledge and understanding of business processes from planning, design, implementation, evaluation and improvement to control and operations management. K MBus
The successful student will have systematic knowledge and understanding of business economics and its impact on society K MBus
The successful student will have systematic knowledge and understanding of based on pathways students will have gained specific knowledge and understanding in regards to the subjects: marketing, human resource management or entrepreneurship and how these specific areas are linked to business processes and economics. K MBus
The successful student will have systematic knowledge and understanding of a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research project K MBus
The successful student will have systematic knowledge and understanding of critical awareness of current problems in a business context K MBus
Demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and how they are managed K BSc (Hons)
Appreciate the effects of change on and within organisations and their likely responses. K BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate an understanding of the theory and practice of management K BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of the key disciplines relevant to their chosen degree pathway K BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and how they are managed K Ord
Appreciate the effects of change on and within organisations and their likely responses K Ord
Demonstrate an understanding of the theory and practice of management K Ord
Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the key disciplines relevant to their chosen degree pathway K Ord
Demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and how they are managed K DipHE
Appreciate the effects of change on and within organisations and possible responses K DipHE
Demonstrate some understanding of the theory and practice of management K DipHE
Demonstrate some knowledge of the key disciplines relevant to their chosen degree pathway K DipHE
Demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate K CertHE
Appreciate the effects of change on and within organisations K CertHE
Demonstrate a limited understanding of the theory and practice of management K CertHE
Demonstrate a limited knowledge of the key disciplines relevant to their chosen degree pathway K CertHE
Define, explain, analyse and interpret information by assessing and evaluating different concepts, theories and models C MBus
Develop models and concepts further and apply models and concepts C MBus
Identify, evaluate and construct arguments C MBus
Demonstrate self-direction and critical self-awareness in regards to their own analytical skills C MBus
Communicate conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences C MBus
Critically evaluate their knowledge and understanding of subject disciplines and the application of management approaches and techniques to industrial situations C BSc (Hons)
Select and apply multi-disciplinary management techniques to complex problems, analyse results, draw appropriate conclusions and present the results in an appropriate format C BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical issues likely to arise in the conduct of business and professional practice and an ability to formulate solutions through dialogue with peers, clients, mentors and the wider community C BSc (Hons)
Recognise and acknowledge the full range of stake­ holder interests in making management decisions and critically evaluate their impacts C BSc (Hons)
Evaluate their knowledge and understanding of subject disciplines and the application of management approaches and techniques to industrial situations C Ord
Select and apply multi-disciplinary management techniques to complex problems, analyse results, draw appropriate conclusions and present the results in an appropriate format C Ord
Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical issues likely to arise in the conduct of business and professional practice and an ability to formulate solutions through dialogue with peers, clients, mentors and the wider community C Ord
Recognise and acknowledge the full range of stakeholder interests in making management decisions and evaluate their impacts C Ord
Evaluate their knowledge and understanding of subject disciplines and the application of management approaches and techniques to industrial situations C DipHE
Select and apply management techniques to well defined problems, analyse results, draw appropriate conclusions and present the results in an appropriate format C DipHE
Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical issues likely to arise in the conduct of business and professional practice and an ability to formulate possible solutions C DipHE
Recognise and acknowledge the full range of stake­ holder interests in making management decisions and identify their impacts C DipHE
Select and apply management techniques to simple problems, analyse results, draw appropriate conclusions and present the results in an appropriate format C CertHE
Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical issues likely to arise in the conduct of business and professional practice C CertHE
Recognise and acknowledge the range of stakeholder interests in making management decisions C CertHE
Identify, prioritise and synthesize information for various business processes and purposes P MBus
Write, analyse and evaluate business reports and businesses performances P MBus
Set business objectives, implement business strategies and plans. P MBus
Apply interpersonal and team management skills to specific business situations P MBus
Demonstrate key business skills. P
Analysis of business operations P
Self- reflection and awareness P
Excellent communication skills in written and oral format T MBus
Time management skills T MBus
Team management skills T MBus
Decision making skills T MBus
Interpersonal skills T MBus
Self-motivation, initiative, pro-active thinking and strong interpersonal skills T MBus
Independent learning abilities T MBus
Demonstrate professional levels of competence in a broad range of skills that are relevant to the needs of future managers, executives and other professionals, irrespective of their sector of operation, especially in the areas of communication; critical thinking, analysis and synthesis; numeracy; reasoning; presentation; computing; report writing; problem solving; research; interactive and group skills. T BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate professional level of competence in a range of skills that are relevant to the needs of future managers, irrespective of their sector of operation, especially in the areas of communication; critical thinking, analysis and synthesis; numeracy; reasoning; presentation; computing; report writing; problem solving; research; interactive and group skills. T Ord
Demonstrate some professional level of competence in a range of skills that are relevant to the needs of future managers, irrespective of their sector of operation, especially in the areas of communication; critical thinking, analysis; numeracy; reasoning; presentation; computing; report writing; problem solving; interactive and group skills. T DipHE
Demonstrate limited professional competence in skills relevant to the needs of future managers, irrespective of their sector of operation, especially in the areas of communication; critical thinking; numeracy; presentation; computing; report writing; interactive and group skills. T CertHE

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Integrated Master's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and 7). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Honours) (360 credits)
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Integrated Master's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over five academic years, consisting of 600 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6, 7 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Honours) (360 credits)
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 4 - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 4 - FHEQ Level 7

Students need to take 2 optional modules in Semester 1

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
MANP005 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) Optional 120 Year-long

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

N/A

Year 4 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 4 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 7

Students need to take 2 optional modules in Semester 1

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) Y
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) Y Yes
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.