Business and Retail 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 Business and Retail Management

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
BSc (Hons) Business and Retail Management
Ord Business and Retail Management
DipHE Business and Retail Management
CertHE Business and Retail Management

Professional recognition

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UKA16009 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UKA16009 600 credits and 300 ECTS credits

JACs code

N240

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

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

HOPE M Ms (SBS)

Date of production/revision of spec

11/12/2017

Educational aims of the programme

The educational rationale of MBus is to enable high-performing students to extend their studies within the specialisms chosen as part of the BSc programmes 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 specialisms. By contrast, the MBus programme offers the following advantages:

Advanced study within chosen 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 chosen subject specialisms;

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.

Graduates of the programme will provide a strong contribution to the emerging cadre of inquisitive, critical and thinking managers and organisational citizens who are able to meld theory and its application in the real world and therefore are likely to be highly attractive to future employers as the strategic leaders and senior business managers of the future. Graduates will also be ideally placed to undertake research degrees building on their chosen specialisms and, in the future, join the ranks of the academic profession.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
The Learning outcomes of the MBus are informed by and designed to meet the requirements of internal and external reference points: Framework for Higher Education Qualifications, Subject Benchmark for Business Management, QAA Code of Practices, Faculty specific learning and teaching strategies and the University of Surrey descriptors. 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)
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)
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 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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
Business and retail functions, structure and management in general K MBus
Business and retail processes from planning, design, implementation, evaluation and improvement to control and operations management. K MBus
Business and retail economics and its impact on society K MBus
A comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research project K MBus
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 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)
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 stakeholder interests in making management decisions and critically evaluate their impacts C BSc (Hons)
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 BSc (Hons)
Analysis of business operations P BSc (Hons)
Self- reflection and awareness P BSc (Hons)
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 level of competence in a 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)

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 1 optional module 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 1 optional module 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.