Business Management BSc (Hons) - 2024/5

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Business Management

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Business Management
DipHE Business Management
CertHE Business Management

Professional recognition

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UKA10001 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UKA10001 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Business and Management (Bachelor)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Surrey Business School

Programme Leader

SOTUNDE Deji (SBS)

Date of production/revision of spec

01/03/2024

Educational aims of the programme

  • The programme aims to develops individuals who apply critical thinking skills and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.
  • The programme aims to enhance understanding of the relevance of theory to real complex business problems.
  • The programme aims to develop students¿ adaptability and resilience when coping with complexity, applying creativity appropriately.
  • The programme aims to develop ethical awareness in a global context with sustainability at its core.
  • The programme aims to develop individuals who are recognised as professionals in their field and in the current digital connected world.
  • The programme aims to explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, students will acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines, cultures, and business contexts.
  • Students will be accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view and are willing to grow from the experience.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Critically evaluate relevant management approaches and techniques within organisations in a global context. K BSc (Hons)
Integrate theory and practice of business management. K BSc (Hons)
Appraise and apply multi-disciplinary management techniques to complex problems, formulate solutions and present results in a persuasive manner. CP BSc (Hons)
Critically reflect on the ethical, social and sustainability issues likely to arise in the conduct of business. C BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate professional digital competences in a broad range of skills that are relevant to the needs of future managers, executives, and other professionals. PT Ord, BSc (Hons)
Evaluate and apply enhanced critical thinking, analysis, and synthesis; numeracy; reasoning; communication; presentation; computing; report writing, problem solving; research; interactive and group skills. T Ord, BSc (Hons)
Apply relevant management approaches and techniques to examine the performance of organisations in various business contexts and environments. K DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Translate theory into practice of management. K DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Select and apply management techniques to well defined problems, analyse results, draw appropriate conclusions, and present the results in an appropriate format. CP DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate an awareness of and plan possible solutions for the ethical social and sustainable issues likely to arise in the conduct of business practice in diverse cultural contexts. C DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Apply a range of professional and digital competences that are relevant to the needs of future managers. PT DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate and apply analysis techniques; critical thinking; problem solving methodologies; numerical reasoning; to appropriately communicate information, arguments, and analysis to a required audience. PT DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of global organisations, business contexts and external environments. KP CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Select and apply management techniques to simple problems, draw appropriate conclusions based on data and present the results in an appropriate format. C CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Recognise and demonstrate an awareness of the ethical, social and sustainability issues likely to arise in the conduct of business practice in diverse cultural contexts. CP CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate professional competences in the use of digital technologies relevant to the needs of future managers. PT CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate some critical thinking; numeracy; presentation; report writing, and group skills. KPT CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
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 Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). 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 (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor'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 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 (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Module Selection for Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Students who do not choose the Applied Business Project:
You will need to select three optional modules in semester 1 and two optional in semester 2 (excluding the Applied Business Project)

Students who choose the Applied Business Project:
You will need to select two optional modules in semester 1 and one optional in semester 2

Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Module Selection for Year 3 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 6

Students who do not choose the Applied Business Project:
You will need to select three optional modules in semester 1 and two optional in semester 2 (excluding the Applied Business Project)

Students who choose the Applied Business Project:
You will need to select two optional modules in semester 1 and one optional in semester 2

Professional Training Year (PTY) -

Module Selection for Professional Training Year (PTY) -

N/A

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
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
Study exchange (Level 5) Y
Dual degree N

Other information

Surrey's Curriculum Framework is committed to developing graduates with strengths in Employability, Digital Capabilities, Global and Cultural Capabilities, Sustainability and Resourcefulness and Resilience.

Employability - Our programme supports learning that leads graduates to meaningful and productive employment. Our research-led and industry-focused modules provide students with global perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of modern organisations and work while equipping them with the interpersonal, communication, information and digital skills that are required to participate in today¿s working world. Key modules will also teach students to reflect on, navigate, and manage a fulfilling and enduring career.

Global and Cultural Capabilities ¿ Our campus, student body, and teaching team are truly international and bring an array of ideas, perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, and cultural knowledge to our programme. Our modules do not have a singular geographic focus and students are immersed in a broad range of knowledge and challenged to develop their cultural competencies by being open to alternative ideas and different understanding. In-class discussions, group tasks and assessments foster trust, and inclusivity and develop students¿ appreciation for alternative cultures, ways of working and worldviews.

Digital Capabilities - Students will be prepared for the digital future. Digital skills are embedded in modules and assessments across the programme. Not only will students develop the skills and knowledge to live and work in a digital society but also to create, innovate communicate and problem solve using appropriate software, databases and technologies commonly used by businesses today and tomorrow.

Sustainability ¿ Students will develop an understanding, awareness, and¿capability¿to develop¿innovative¿solutions to deal with key agendas related to specific sustainability and ethically related areas¿such as socially responsible business practices and strategies. Ethical decision making is fundamental to modern business and students will develop the knowledge and capacity to become leaders for positive future change and sustainable business practice.

Resourcefulness and Resilience ¿ Building resourcefulness and resilience is a key element of this programme. Students will be given the freedom to act effectively, to use information and resources wisely and efficiently within a challenging yet supportive module structure. Student success is developed through both formative and summative assessment, with feedback focused on development and improvement. Classroom activities and group work build skills around peer review, problem solving and self-efficacy while also encouraging determination, flexibility, and adaptability in the face of change and disruption.

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 2024/5 academic year.