Business Management (Entrepreneurship) - 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 Management (Entrepreneurship)

Subsidary award(s)

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

Professional recognition

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UKA16002 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UKA16002 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

NURSE JS Ms (SBS)

Date of production/revision of spec

22/09/2017

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 and pathways 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.

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.

The programme aims to be truly international

The programme aims to be grounded in an ethos of sustainability

The programme aims to develop individuals who are recognised as professionals in their field

The programme aims to reflect current industry practice and research themes

The programme aims to provide a professional, creative, dynamic and supportive learning environment

The programme aims to recognise the role of the wider university in supporting the development of the individual

The programme aims to be distinctive yet integrated and can be tailored to specialist interest

The programme aims to produce employable individuals who reflect the characteristics of the 'Surrey Management Graduate'

On graduation, successful 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.

On graduation, successful 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.

On graduation, successful 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.

On graduation, successful 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.

On graduation, successful 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.

These 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. ·

These 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.

These graduates will strive to be balanced - They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well­being for themselves and others.

These 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.

These 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.

These 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.

These graduates will strive to be professional - They utilise their independent judgement within an ethical framework in carrying out their responsibilities. They demonstrate commercial awareness within an international context.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of cutting-edge topics and issues in management, reflexively tested through practical application and applied research
Describe and explain the ontological, epistemological and methodological bases of conducting applied research in business management
Apply advanced research methods to the collection, analysis and interpretation of qualitative and/or quantitative data
Design and conduct an applied research project on a business problem of their choosing and which further extends the expertise already gained in specific fields of business and management, via students' pathway followed and/or optional module choices
Collect and analyse primary data using appropriate methods
Interpret, describe and present the results of their empirical research
Identify and explain the theoretical and practical implications of their findings
Present and provide research-based solutions to business problems
Critically appraise the use of research evidence in business and management (research and practice)
Demonstrate initiative, independence, responsibility for own learning, and organisational skills
Showcase networking and knowledge transfer skills, equipping them for work in the present-day knowledge economy and information society.
Business functions, structure and management in general K
Business processes from planning, design, implementation, evaluation and improvement to control and operations management K
Business economics and its impact on society K
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
A comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research project K
Critical awareness of current problems in a business context K
Define, explain, analyse and interpret information by assessing and evaluating different concepts, theories and models C
Develop models and concepts further and apply models and concepts C
Identify, evaluate and construct arguments C
Demonstrate self-direction and critical self-awareness in regards to their own analytical skills C
Communicate conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences C
Identify, prioritise and synthesize information for various business processes and purposes P
Write, analyse and evaluate business reports and businesses performances P
Set business objectives, implement business strategies and plans. P
Apply interpersonal and team management skills to specific business situations P
Excellent communication skills in written and oral format T
Team management skills T
Decision making skills T
Interpersonal skills T
Self-motivation, initiative, pro-active thinking and strong interpersonal skills T
Independent learning abilities T
Demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and how they are managed K
Appreciate the effects of change on and within organisations and their likely responses. K
Demonstrate an understanding of the theory and practice of management K
Demonstrate a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of the key disciplines relevant to their chosen degree pathway K
Critically evaluate their knowledge and understanding of subject disciplines and the application of management approaches and techniques to industrial situations C
Select and apply multi-disciplinary management techniques to complex problems, analyse results, draw appropriate conclusions and present the results in an appropriate format C
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
Recognise and acknowledge the full range of stake­holder interests in making management decisions and critically evaluate their impacts C
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
Demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and how they are managed K
Appreciate the effects of change on and within organisations and their likely responses K
Demonstrate an understanding of the theory and practice of management K
Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the key disciplines relevant to their chosen degree pathway K
Evaluate their knowledge and understanding of subject disciplines and the application of management approaches and techniques to industrial situations C
Select and apply multi-disciplinary management techniques to complex problems, analyse results, draw appropriate conclusions and present the results in an appropriate format C
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
Recognise and acknowledge the full range of stakeholder interests in making management decisions and evaluate their impacts C
Demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and how they are managed K
Appreciate the effects of change on and within organisations and possible responses K
Demonstrate some understanding of the theory and practice of management K
Demonstrate some knowledge of the key disciplines relevant to their chosen degree pathway K
Evaluate their knowledge and understanding of subject disciplines and the application of management approaches and techniques to industrial situations C
Select and apply management techniques to well defined problems, analyse results, draw appropriate conclusions and present the results in an appropriate format C
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
Recognise and acknowledge the full range of stake­ holder interests in making management decisions and identify their impacts C
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
Demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate K
Appreciate the effects of change on and within organisations K
Demonstrate a limited understanding of the theory and practice of management K
Demonstrate a limited knowledge of the key disciplines relevant to their chosen degree pathway K
Select and apply management techniques to simple problems, analyse results, draw appropriate conclusions and present the results in an appropriate format C
Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical issues likely to arise in the conduct of business and professional practice C
Recognise and acknowledge the range of stakeholder interests in making management decisions C
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
Demonstrate key business skills (applicable to students who undertake the Professional Training Year) P
Analysis of business operations (applicable to students who undertake the Professional Training Year) P
Self- reflection and awareness (applicable to students who undertake the Professional Training Year) P

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

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

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

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

N/A

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.