BSc Accounting and Management with a Year Abroad


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Prepare for a high-flying career as a management or company accountant. Discover the technical knowledge and communication skills that could set you on the path to being a financial director or even a CEO.

This degree, offered by Norwich Business School (NBS), will prepare you to work in the heart of businesses and the decisions they make. You will learn how to influence the future of the businesses you’ll work in, coming up with new ideas and strategies costing them, and presenting them in compelling ways. This is the day-to-day business of the management accountant, and you’ll get first-hand experience of it on this course.

Accounting and management is a common route to the top of business, so if you have ambitions to go all the way, and if you don’t just love working with numbers but also with people, this degree is ideal.

You don’t need to have studied business before to thrive on this degree. You just need to be diligent, accurate, numerate and a keen communicator.

Overview

About the course

On the BSc Accounting and Management you will gain the skills essential to working at the centre of a business’s decision-making, influencing its future direction.
 
Your degree will prepare you for a successful career as a management accountant or financial director. You’ll learn the financial accounting skills needed to ask the right questions and collect and interpret the relevant information. You’ll also learn how to effectively present this information to decision-makers, and how to make recommendations and decisions of your own. You will take accountancy and management modules, learning important accountancy skills and management theories. You’ll also have freedom to design your own course, choosing from a wealth of optional modules so. you can focus on the areas of management and accountancy that interest you most. For example, strategic management, resource management, HR management financial accounting, audit, or tax modules.

On this course you will develop your written and presentation skills, becoming a confident, passionate and persuasive communicator who can take complex accounting and financial information and present it in a way that’s simple, engaging and clear.
 
We have a Partnership arrangement with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) who hold regional meetings, which you are invited to attend.
 
You will graduate with examination exemptions from the CIMA. Depending on the modules you choose you’ll also have the chance to gain exemptions from other professional bodies, including the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.
 
We are ranked 9th for Accounting and Finance in the Guardian league table 2020 and 9th for the quality of our research and 17th overall in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). 

Course structure

Our BSc undergraduate degrees share a common first year. This structure means you’ll get a broad view of business, and can be confident you are on the right course for you. As you progress through your degree you will be able to specialise and tailor your studies to the areas that you find most interesting and that are most relevant for your career goals. 

Year 1

Across six fascinating compulsory modules you’ll explore the essentials of modern business. This will give you an excellent grounding in not just management and accounting, but also economics, organisational behaviour, human resources management, marketing, supply chain management, and operations management. By the end of your first year, you won’t just have a firm foundation of your chosen subject, you’ll understand all the key disciplines of business. Throughout your future career you are likely to work closely with these disciplines so this understanding is extremely valuable – being able to communicate with and understand other disciplines is a crucial part of management accounting. And should you discover during your first year that your true passion lies with one of these other subjects, you are welcome to change pathways in order to focus on it.
 

Year 2

After exploring all the essentials of business in your first year, you’ll move on to compulsory modules in management and accounting in your second year. You’ll also choose two optional modules from any of those offered by NBS. This means you can start to tailor your expertise to your interests and the goals you have for after graduation. You can also study a language.
 

Year 3

In your third year you will study abroad at one of a range of partner institutions. 
 
Year 4

In your fourth year you’ll take just one compulsory module, in Advanced Management Accounting. The rest of your modules will be optional and can be chosen from any of those offered by NBS. You can also study a language. 
 
This means you can continue to specialise according to your career aspirations. For example, you might choose to give your studies an international flavour by choosing International Financial Services, International Business and a language. Or you could focus on the UK by taking modules focused on UK tax and auditing. 
 
The annual NBS Modules Fair will help you choose the right options for you. Some third year options are only available if you’ve taken specific second year modules, but we can advise you on this.
 

Teaching and learning

Throughout your degree you will hone your skills and build your knowledge through a mix of lectures, seminars and workshops. 
 
All our teaching is informed by the latest research and real-world business experience. That means that you will benefit from the latest thinking in the industry. Business is ever-changing, so you won’t just learn to understand, evaluate and utilise the current leading theories, you’ll also develop the critical skills needed to examine and put to use any new theories and methods that come to the fore during your career. 

 

Independent study

You will also learn through self-directed study – a skill that’s highly prized by employers. Depending on the modules you choose you might undertake IT lab work, working using online resources to practice textbook questions. You’ll also do various projects, including solving a live business problem for a real company and presenting your findings to them. We’ve worked with organisations such as the East Anglian Zoological Society and Aviva on past projects. 
 
You can also choose to enhance your studies by getting involved in the studentled, extracurricular accountancy and business societies. 

Teamwork and communication

During your first year and some of your second and third year modules you will work alongside students from other NBS degrees. This will build your teamwork and communication skills, as well as helping you gain insight into other business disciplines. 
 
To be a successful management accountant, you need more than technical know-how. You need to be able to communicate your findings and ideas to non-specialists and those without an accounting or financial background.

Working alongside other NBS students during your degree is a great way to develop this skill. We also attract students from the UK and all over the world, so the relationships you build here will also be great practice if you aspire to an international career, or to working for a multinational company. 
 
Guest speakers

During your time at UEA, you will gain unique insights from leading industry figures, including people from the ‘big four’ accounting firms. Our ‘Inside Business’ seminar series features guest speakers from the business world, including UEA alumni. In the past we’ve heard from alumni working in both highlevel and graduate roles in accounting and management. These seminars are a chance to gain insights into the transition from student to business life, with speakers openly sharing their experiences and advice. These events also provide you with excellent opportunities to connect with businesses, fellow students and staff from across the School.  

Employability

Your career is our priority, and employability is embedded in our degrees in all sorts of innovative ways, from guest speakers from industry and projects with real businesses, to accreditations and exemptions from key professional bodies. During our flagship Employability Week each year you can meet potential employers and speak to successful UEA alumni about how they got where they are now. 

Assessment

On this course, 80% of your marks will come from the final exam, which is a requirement of the professional bodies, and 20% from coursework.
 

Study abroad

We expect that any travel restrictions will be relaxed by the time you start to prepare to study abroad during your second or third year. You will be provided with timely updates and timetabled briefing sessions to ensure you’re fully prepared for your study abroad journey with UEA. For more information visit UEA Study Abroad.

After the Course

In an ever-changing and increasingly complex world one thing is certain, Norwich Business School is where great business careers begin. Our degrees have a proven track record of leading to successful careers in accounting, management and financial services.
 
After the course you could go on to work as a management accountant, a company accountant, or in planning and costing. Later in your career you might progress to financial director or even CEO. You’ll also be well prepared to start your own business, or to take your family business to new heights. 
 
You could work in any number of industries, from manufacturing, to retail, to the service industries, media, arts, entertainment, sport and more, at multinational and major companies such as Sky, Unilever, Manchester United and British Airways. All businesses need to be able to make decisions based on financial information, so the list is endless. 
 

Career destinations

  • Management accountant
  • Company accountant
  • Senior manager
  • Financial director
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Entrepreneur

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs

Accreditaiton

Exemptions are available from the three most widely recognised accounting bodies: the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
 

Course Modules 2020/1

Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:

Name Code Credits

INTRODUCTION TO CORPORATE FINANCE

This module is designed to provide a solid ground on Corporate Finance theory and principles. This module aims to provide students with a fundamental knowledge and understanding of corporate finance including an understanding#of the key financial issues faced by the managers of firms. Key corporate finance applications include the structure of financial markets, investment decision-making, time value of money and measuring and assessing corporate performance.

NBS-4110B

20

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL BUSINESS

Digital business has the potential to improve business value by strategically managing, coordinating, and controlling organisations. You will explore how digital business supports transactional, decisional, and collaborative business processes by capturing, processing, storing, and distributing information. You will also learn about systems to manage the enterprise, customers, and suppliers. Through four areas of focus: Businesses, Systems, Technologies, and Transformation, you will learn how to apply technologies to address business' grand challenges and opportunities.

NBS-4111B

20

INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

This module provides a foundation in the theory and practice of accounting and an introduction to the role, context and language of financial reporting and management accounting. The module assumes no previous study of accounting. It is be taken to provide a foundation to underpin subsequent specialist studies in accounting.

NBS-4108B

20

INTRODUCTION TO QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS

How do businesses use mathematics and statistics to make strategic decisions? How does a business make use of digital technology to facilitate their operations? You'll be provided with the necessary skills to understand these questions. You'll be introduced to important mathematical and statistical skills which are commonly used in the workplace. Alongside this, you will develop your skills in using spreadsheets and a specialised statistical software package. You will learn to use quantitative techniques to summarise, analyse and interpret data. You will then use this information to make decisions and communicate your results to others in a variety of different ways. You will begin by revising and refreshing some fundamental mathematical concepts. You will then undertake a study of both descriptive and inferential statistics. You will learn the techniques for describing data both graphically and numerically. You will learn which techniques are appropriate in different circumstances. You will learn how to measure uncertainty and why this is necessary. You will then go on to see how it is possible to make decisions about a whole data set by selecting a sample from the population. By gaining an understanding of confidence intervals and hypothesis testing you will see how a business is able to make strategic decisions which are vital to the success of the business. Your learning will be underpinned by relevant examples from the business world. You will learn through a mixture of lectures, and IT-based seminars. You will be assessed on your learning with a combined written and computer based descriptive statistics test (50%) and a combined written and computer based inferential statistics test (50%). On successful completion of the module, you'll have the knowledge and skills to assess relevant business problems in a quantitative manner. You will be able to select an appropriate method of analysis, perform the analysis and interpret the results. These skills will be useful in subsequent years of undergraduate study and also in your future working and personal life.

NBS-4107A

20

MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATIONS

What is an organisation? What do we mean by management? How do you lead and manage people? In this module, you will have the opportunity to explore these questions and many more in the fascinating area of management and organisations. You will consider the social world of business and management and what it means in theory and in practice. You will learn about leading, managing and organising people in work settings and why that is critical to organisational effectiveness. You will also reflect on how you work in teams yourself. On successful completion of the module, you will have discovered key insights into the way that organisations exist in practice and have the knowledge to understand them at a conceptual level. You will also have had opportunities for self-reflection and personal learning.

NBS-4929A

20

THE ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

The module is designed to introduce students to the key economic and other factors that influence the internal and external environment of firms. The first half of the module discusses key economic principles and explains and how they influence the way firms operate at home and abroad. The second part of the module explains the role of government, socio-cultural and technological environment.

NBS-4112A

20

Students must study the following modules for 80 credits:

Name Code Credits

FINANCIAL REPORTING

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2021-22. What are the rules that dictate how company accounts should be prepared and why do those rules exist? This is the essence of this module. Whilst company directors may wish to present the financial condition of a business in the best possible light, rules have been developed to protect investors and users of the accounts from being misled. You'll develop knowledge and skills in understanding and applying accounting standards when preparing financial statements. You will also prepare and analyse statements of both individual businesses and groups of companies. Large UK companies report using International Financial Reporting Standards, and these are the standards that you'll use. You'll begin by preparing basic financial statements and progress, preparing accounts of increasing complexity by looking at topics including goodwill, leases, cashflow statements, foreign currency transactions, financial instruments and group accounts. You will also deepen your analytical skills through ratio analysis. You'll learn through a mixture of lectures, seminars and self-study, and be assessed by one three-hour examination. On successful completion of this module, you'll have acquired significant technical skills in both the preparation and analysis of financial statements. This will give you a strong basis from which to build if you are planning on a career in business or accounting.

NBS-5101A

20

MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2021-22. The module aims to develop students' understanding of the theory and practice of management accounting. It develops underpinning competencies in management accounting and builds on topics introduced in the first year. It extends comprehension of the role and system of management accounting for performance measurement, planning, decision-making and control across a range of organisations. Additionally, it introduces recent developments in management accounting practice, particularly those which underpin its growing strategic role.

NBS-5104B

20

MANAGING PEOPLE

This module is for students that are not on the Business and Human Resource Management Course. If you become a manager of people, how will you look after those in your team, department or wider organisation? Will you seek to empower, encourage and energise your staff? How will you deal with conflict and management control? In this module you'll have the chance to examine a range of approaches to managing people across a variety of organisational contexts and issues. By doing so, you'll discover valuable insights into the way that organisations work and the impact that different human resource management approaches can have on organisations, people and business. We begin by learning about the strategic significance of human resource management for competitive advantage; and particularly the processes used to recruit, reward and retain the staff your organisation needs. We will also explore contemporary issues about managing employees against a background of change and internationalisation. On successful completion of the module, you'll have gained insight into the ways that organisations deal with their workforce. You'll have developed skills and knowledge that will help equip you for future management practice. And you'll learn useful lessons about job markets and how to get and grow in the job you desire.

NBS-5109A

20

STRATEGIC AWARENESS AND ANALYSIS

Strategy comes first; all other aspects of business will follow. Delivering a strategic plan is one of the most important things any firm, regardless of size can undertake.# A well-formulated and executed strategy establishes the foundations against which the organisation can create, monitor and measure their success. And yet many people find strategy and its purpose difficult to articulate. In this module you will use theoretical frameworks, along with investigation of the real world allowing you a clearer perspective of what strategy really is and why it is critical to your leadership and your success. The emphasis will be on analysing the context of strategy, considering both external and internal environment of the firm. Does the context determine what the strategizing manager must do, or can the manager actually shape the context? After understanding the strategy context, the discussion will be focused on strategy content / strategy choices. What are the different level of strategies? How firms make strategic choices? How these choices makes sense in context to direct and indirect competition around the firm?

NBS-5133A

20

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

AUDIT AND ASSURANCE

What do auditors do? When Enron collapsed in 2001 people asked where were the auditors? The same question was being asked when Lehman Bros collapsed in 2008 and when Carillion collapsed in 2018. This module looks at the detail of what auditors do. You will learn about the tools used by auditors to plan and deliver a quality audit; tools such as risk assessment, documenting and analysing systems, testing details of transactions and using analytical procedures to understand where accounting errors may have occurred. You will start by going through the process of an audit, how the auditors use a risk based approach to develop an audit strategy and how that audit strategy is applied to different parts of the financial statements. You will look in depth at the audit of areas such as inventory. You will explore the specific issues thrown up by the pervasive use of information technology. You will consider how the audit field work is reviewed and comes together to produce the audit report. When you have competed this module you will be able to understand and use the technical language of audit. You will have developed your transferable skills of critical evaluation of arguments and evidence.

NBS-5103B

20

BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES

The module explores why financial markets exist and how they operate to support firms and households within the local and global economy. Furthermore, we provide comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the business of banking. The module will introduce both theoretical and applied issues relating to the global banking industry, highlighted by examples across Europe and the wider international arena. Among other things, we will discuss reasons why banks exist, the different services they offer, and the recent trends affecting the banking business.

NBS-5115B

20

BEGINNERS' ARABIC I (SPRING START)

Its aim is the mastery of the alphabet: the script, the sounds of the letters, and their combination into words. Also, it introduces basic Arabic phrases and vocabulary to help you have introductory conversations. You will develop essential speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as well as a solid understanding of the structure of the language in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Some aspects of the Arab world and culture(s) are covered.

PPLB4045B

20

BEGINNERS' ARABIC II

This is the second part of a beginners' course in Arabic following on from Beginners' Arabic I. Students with a basic knowledge of Arabic writing and speaking may join this module.

PPLB4030B

20

BEGINNERS' GERMAN I (SPRING START) - A1 CEFR

Have you ever wished you could order your mulled wine at the Christmas market in German? How would it feel be to be able to introduce yourself in German or survive a basic conversation in the language? Or do you simply want to understand what makes the Germans, the Austrians, or the Swiss tick? These questions highlight the central learning you will achieve within this module. Our beginners' course in German is perfect if you have very little or no prior knowledge of the language. You will gain the confidence to use German in basic conversations as you develop a first understanding of German sounds and essential grammar. You will build up a bank of key vocabulary to survive in real-life situations. You will also gain a greater awareness of German traditions and ways of thinking to help you make sense of a country that is deeply rooted in the heart of Europe. In a relaxed environment you will participate in classroom-based activities, working in pairs and groups to try out and be creative with new sounds, words and phrases. The fun of language learning will never be far away and promises to give you the confidence to make the first steps in German. As well as speaking and listening to each other you will discover the joy of understanding an authentic German text and to write an amazing first paragraph in German. A first course in German will enable you to add a vital skill to your CV. At this crucial political and cultural moment in time the study of the German language and culture will without doubt make you a more attractive graduate and informed global citizen, whatever your specialism or area of interest. Please note that you should not have a level of German that exceeds the level of this course. This module is designed for students with no prior or very limited knowledge of German.

PPLB4047B

20

BEGINNERS' GERMAN II - A2 CEFR

Do you want to refresh and further develop your basic German skills? Would you like to converse with a native speaker beyond the first introductions? Or do you simply want to understand a little more about what makes the Germans, the Swiss or Austrians tick? This follow-on course is perfect if you have completed the Beginners 1 module or have very basic knowledge of the language. You will gain more confidence in using German in conversation as you become ever more familiar with essential German grammar. You will learn how to express opinions, wishes and requests, and how to master the skill of congratulating and complimenting other people. During this module you will also gain further awareness of German traditions and ways of thinking to help you make sense of a country that is deeply rooted in the heart of Europe. In a relaxed environment you will participate in classroom-based activities, working in pairs and groups to try out and be creative with new words and phrases. The fun of language learning will never be far away and promises to give you the confidence to maintain a conversation and express yourself to a target audience in writing. As well as speaking and listening to each other you will apply a range of strategies to help you make sense of authentic German texts. A solid beginners' course in German will enable you to add a vital skill to your CV. At this crucial political and cultural moment in time the study of the German language and culture will without doubt make you a more attractive graduate and informed global citizen, whatever your specialism or area of interest. Please note that your current level of German language should not exceed the level of this course.

PPLB4019B

20

BEGINNERS' RUSSIAN II - A2 CEFR

Winston Churchill once said that 'Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma'. Russia gave the world Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Shostakovich, Chagall and borsch! Would you like to know more about the largest country in the world and unwrap some of the mysteries of its history, culture and politics through its language? Before enrolling on this course you'll need to be acquainted with the Russian alphabet, able to read and write in Russian, and to know a few initial items of grammar and vocabulary (skills that will be learnt in the Beginners' Russian I module). At the end of the course you'll know all the basics of Russian grammar, you'll be able to read more complex texts and you'll have improved your speaking skills in real-life situations (in case you find yourself lost in Red Square)! You'll participate in classroom-based activities, often working in pairs and groups exchanging ideas and supporting each other in your exploration of the language. You'll be able to improve and develop your grammar and vocabulary skills through watching Russian films, reading newspaper articles and short stories, discussing their content and expressing your opinion. Having a Russian language course on your CV will give you an advantage over other graduates, and it will also provide work opportunities in Eastern Europe, Russia and the countries of the former Soviet Union. This course will also help you to become a more informed global citizen whatever your specialisation or area of interest. Please note that you should not have a level of knowledge in Russian that exceeds the beginners' level specified above when enrolling on this course, or you may be asked to withdraw from the module (at the Teacher's discretion). Please contact us if you're unsure.

PPLB4044B

20

BUSINESS ETHICS

How do we know what is morally right and wrong in business? What new and complex ethical issues are raised by the globalisation of business? Questions like these are central to this module. In this module you will learn about the nature, applications and consequences of ethics in business. You'll discover why individuals sometimes make unethical business decisions. You will learn to use theoretical tools that help you to identify and analyse key ethical problems associated with business practice. You will also gain knowledge of practical approaches for managing business ethics in organisations. This module is ideal for those with an interest in corporate responsibility and sustainability. You will begin with an overview of what business ethics is and why it is important. You will go on to master the major ethical theories and concepts that form the core of business ethics. You'll then build on these foundations to explore important business ethics issues - examples could include whistleblowing, environmental sustainability, corporate influence and/or others. You will discover how to use ethical theories to gain an in-depth understanding of whether, and to what extent, such issues are ethically problematic. You will also gain hands-on experience of applying ethical theories to business scenarios through a range of activities (e.g. role play, small group exercises, case study). You will learn through a combination of interactive lectures and seminars, and independent study. You'll be assessed through coursework and an exam. By successfully completing this module you will have new knowledge and skills that increase your ethical awareness and enable you to communicate your ideas clearly and systematically based on evidence. You'll also be equipped with theoretical tools that will help you to identify and analyse ethical problems and make ethically justifiable decisions.

NBS-5111B

20

CASES IN ECONOMICS FOR BUSINESS

In addition to the pre-requisite rules this module is for students that have an A-Level or equivalent qualification at grade C or above in Economics. This module provides students with an application to core economic theory and principles in a business context. It combines microeconomic and macroeconomic theory with cases/applications in a teaching programme designed to provide students with the ability to understand and analyse current and topical economic issues with relevance for business

NBS-5135B

20

EMPLOYMENT LAW

The module is designed to help students develop an understanding of the main areas of employment law which regulate and underpin commerce and industry, both from the perspective of business managers, and of individual employees in relation to their employer. It will consider issues which affect most people during their working lives: Why does the law intervene to protect some categories of workers but not others? What rights does a worker have if they are dismissed? What does equality actually mean in the workplace? How can HR managers help businesses avoid a potentially costly employment tribunal case.

NBS-5129B

20

INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II - A2/B1 CEFR

Would you like to take your German to a higher level and start to become a more independent user? Wouldn't it be tempting to be able to describe the plot of a good film or book? Or take part in simple discussions and manage to hold your own? Fancy promoting a TV-series from to a native German speaker? This follow-on course is perfect if you have completed the Intermediate module or have basic A-level experience in German but not if you are already working at a higher level than this. You will become more independent in conversation with others as you continue to explore essential grammar and vocabulary at a higher level. You will learn how to talk about experiences, hopes and ambitions in a more complex way and how to master the skill of persuasion. During this module you will develop a deeper understanding of the German way of thinking through looking at current affairs and iconic German television programmes. In a relaxed environment you will participate in classroom-based activities, working in groups to try out and be creative with new words and grammar structures. The fun of language learning will never be far away and promises to give you the confidence to hold your own in discussions and presentations. As well as speaking and listening to each other you will apply a range of strategies to help you produce and understand longer texts. A sound intermediate course in German will enable you to add a vital and highly valued skill to your CV. At this crucial political and cultural moment in time the study of the German language and culture will without doubt make you a more attractive graduate and informed global citizen, whatever your specialism or area of interest.

PPLB5033B

20

INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE I (SPRING START)

How would you converse with someone who is deaf? At work? In school? In an emergency? How can you avoid typical faux pas due to ignorance of a different culture? Can a 'signed'/'visual' language 'convey as adequately' as a 'spoken' language? These questions highlight the central learning achieved in this module. This is a course in British Sign Language assuming no prior, or minimal knowledge of the language. Throughout the course you will discover aspects central to the Deaf World and its Culture, and how to communicate through a unique 'visual' language, a language that uses your hands and body to communicate! Teaching and learning strategies involve signed conversation (from early on), role-play, and lots of games and exercises that make a truly 'fun and enjoyable' module to take. You will learn a little about the history of the Deaf and Sign Language itself, and its long battle to be recognised. You will discover how using your body and hands can be an exciting and meaningful way of communicating. You will acquire q wide range of easily usable vocabulary, a deeper look into various features that make the language unique, and very different to spoken languages. On successful completion of this module you will have developed knowledge and skills that will enable you to communicate with a Deaf person. You will be able to take your British Sign Language studies onto the next level, broadening your knowledge and developing further, the skill within this amazing 'Visual' language. Please note that very occasionally subsidiary language modules may be cancelled due to low enrolment. Students who are found to have a level of knowledge that exceeds the level for which they have enrolled may be asked to withdraw from the module, at the Teacher's discretion.

PPLB4033B

20

INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE II

Having gained an insight in communicating using a 'visual' language, how would you relate a story, a narrative or a conversation using more than two people? How would you describe where something is in a room, the room itself or give directions involving a map? This module builds on your studies in British Sign Language giving you confidence and further skills in communicating with the deaf. Teaching and learning strategies continue to involve a more fluent signed conversation, role-play, and lots more games and exercises embedding your learning that makes this an exciting module to take! In this module you will continue to look at deaf culture, address and look at various equipment that assists the Deaf in their everyday life. For example, how do they know someone is at the door? Can they communicate over the telephone? What would happen if you were in a building on fire? On successful completion of this module you will have developed knowledge and skills that will enable you to communicate confidently with a Deaf person. Your will broaden your knowledge and understanding of a truly unique and amazing form of communication and a culture so very different than what you may have encountered before. Please note that very occasionally subsidiary language modules may be cancelled due to low enrolment. Students who are found to have a level of knowledge that exceeds the level for which they have enrolled may be asked to withdraw from the module, at the Teacher's discretion.

PPLB4032B

20

MANAGING IN EMERGING MARKETS

The module provides an understanding of the context of international business in emerging markets (specifically BRIC countries, but not limited to), which are becoming more prominent and also attracting a lot of attention in the modern business landscape. The module will offer a comparative perspective on emerging markets, with respect to their business and institutional environment and how this shapes the strategies of multinational firms operating in such markets. The module will explore the strategic and operational challenges (and opportunities) that multinational firms encounter in such markets. The module also focuses on the strategies adopted by firms from emerging markets, which includes their approaches towards overcoming constraints inherent in such markets, competing with global players and expanding their markets.

NBS-5134B

20

MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS

How can you quantify change and use it to your advantage? How can you understand complex situations more deeply? How can the world of mathematics be applied to the world of business? This module offers a grounding in a wide range of mathematical methods including calculus, linear algebra, series and probability and shows how they directly relate to the business environment. This module is about deepening your mathematical understanding of these topics in a semi-formal way and offering you the chance to develop and hone your mathematical skills. You'll begin by expanding your knowledge of mathematical functions to include logarithms and exponentials. You will then construct more complicated functions and learn the fundamentals of curve sketching. After this you will move on to calculus and use your knowledge to formulate the derivative. This crucial idea in mathematics will then expand to encompass differentiation rules for more complex functions (chain, product and quotient) and eventually onto differentiation of basic multivariate functions using partial differentiation. You will then apply this knowledge to optimise functions and apply the results in business and economics. Finally (in the calculus section) you will learn how to find a definite and indefinite integral of a basic function and understand their meaning mathematically and practically. In the second half of the module you will be introduced to linear algebra, in particular the fundamental operations and nomenclature of matrices including basic operations, inverses and determinants. This will lead to solving sets of linear equations using matrices. Following this you will learn about the theory of sequences and series, and root determination and apply them to problems in finance such as Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR). Finally you will deepen your understanding of probability theory taking in combination and permutation, and Bayes theorem of conditional probabilities. You'll learn through a mixture of interactive lectures, practice seminars and scenario-based seminars. You'll be encouraged to write using sound mathematical reasoning and argument. You'll be assessed on your learning by two hand-written course tests (50% each).

NBS-5105B

20

OPERATIONS STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT

This module is about operations management, which is a functional field of management encompassing the design and improvement of the processes and systems employed in the creation and delivery of an organisation's products and services. Essentially, operations management is concerned with explaining how manufacturing and service organisations work. Managing operations well requires both strategic and tactical skills and is critical to every type of organisation, for it is only through effective and efficient utilisation of resources that an organisation can be successful in the long run.

NBS-5118B

20

PERSONAL AND CORPORATE TAXATION

How does the UK government raise money through taxes? There are several options available and in this module, you will consider the rationale behind the main types of tax and learn how to prepare tax computations. Some aspects of international tax will also be considered. You will develop knowledge of income tax, national insurance, corporation tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax and VAT. For each of these taxes you will learn how to set out computations and calculate tax payable. You will develop your analytical skills by considering how to reduce tax payable through tax planning and will look at the ethical issues around tax avoidance and evasion. You will be preparing tax computations for individuals, sole traders, partners and companies and will learn through lectures, seminars and self-study. As you progress, tasks will increase in complexity and you will compare different types of income and methods of taxation. You will be assessed by one three-hour examination. On successful completion of this module, you will be able to complete detailed tax computations, apply tax-planning techniques and be able to explain the underlying principles of the UK tax system. This will give you a strong basis if you wish to progress in your tax accounting studies and may also come in handy for calculating your own tax in the future!

NBS-5106B

20

PRINCIPLES OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

In this module you will explore what is meant by a project and by project management, and the relationship between projects, organisations and other forms of management. You will first learn how to define a project and set its aims and objectives. You will be introduced to a suite of traditional project management tools and approaches to use in designing a project, e.g., work breakdown structure, time planning (Gantt chart, Critical Path Analysis), communications planning, and risk registers. Through implementing a project, you will learn about project controls, performance management (i.e., critical success factors for project management), and problem solving techniques. In closing out a project, you will explore project completion, review, and evaluation. You will consider the strengths and weaknesses of project management as a discipline.

NBS-5119B

20

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN ACCOUNTANCY PRACTICE

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2021-22. The module is about the budgeting and accounting for organisations. It commences with the budgeting for an organisations planned activity. It then progresses to the processing of accounting information through the three main stages of accounting. Firstly, to identify an economic transaction. Secondly, to record transactions in accounting systems. Thirdly, to report accounting information to stakeholders. Students will be required to use latest accounting and software to emulate modern accountancy and practices. The module is about practical accounting and in organisations and in accountancy practices. It reviews the latest techniques, processes and software used in Accounting. The module prepares students on work placement for their 3rd year in the work environment or for postgraduate work in an accountancy practice or accounts department. This module makes you a more perceptive consumer and marketer. You will grasp the significance of marketing, its all-pervasive influence, the role of consumption in society. You will broaden your theoretical knowledge, disciplinary perspectives, and practical understanding of consumer behaviour and marketing. You will learn to think, critique, question, challenge, and reflect upon your own life as a consumer, marketer, and co-creator.

NBS-5107B

20

STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS

How do businesses use statistics to make strategic decisions? How are statistical findings communicated to the wider world? How can statistical methods help you understand complicated situations and which ones should you use? How can digital tools help you address such problems? This module gives insight into these questions. This module will introduce important statistical skills and techniques through their mathematical underpinning. Building upon this, you will develop your skills in using digital tools to describe and solve these problems too. You'll learn to interpret and communicate the results of your analyses to potential colleagues and clients by written, oral and visual means. You'll begin by deepening your understanding of hypothesis testing methods concerning means of samples. You will also learn about parametric tests for non-ratio level data. You'll then learn about the essential tools of correlation and regression, leading naturally to multiple and logistic regression analysis. You will also explore more advanced techniques such as ANOVA and factor analysis. Finally you will put many of these statistical techniques into practice by implementing them as part of quality control, forecasting and simulation methods. Your learning will be underpinned by mathematical reasoning and relevant examples from the business world. Wherever relevant, you will be taught how to use a digital tool to perform these tasks. You'll learn through a mixture of lectures, IT-based seminars and scenario-based seminars. You'll be encouraged to communicate your findings both orally and in writing, and to defend your assertions using sound quantitative reasoning. You will be assessed by two assessments weighted 50% each. Both will comprise the use of appropriate digital technology on a given data set.

NBS-5108B

20

Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:

Name Code Credits

NBS YEAR ABROAD

This year abroad offers the exciting opportunity to enhance your study while experiencing a different country and culture. It will enable you to enhance your knowledge of degree related subjects while acquiring personal skills and experience, which are highly valued by employers.

NBS-5001Y

120

Students must study the following modules for 20 credits:

Name Code Credits

ADVANCED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. This module is designed to give students a critical viewpoint of management accounting, which can be applied in the workplace to modern 21st century organisations. The module is concerned with the design and functioning of accounting information within organisations. A limited number of topics will be examined in depth to illustrate three main themes: organisational control, performance measurement and management decision-making. The aim is to explore a number of issues relating to contemporary practices from a research perspective in the light of the changing nature of management accounting in different applied contexts and settings. It builds upon previous study of the subject and sets management accounting within an organisational, strategic and ethical context. There is a strong research and enquiry theme to the module, which is enabled by exploration of some of the underlying theoretical frameworks and schools of thought.

NBS-6101A

20

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

COMPETITION AND CONSUMER POLICY FOR MANAGERS

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. This module gives students a unique insight into competition and consumer policy in the UK and the EU. Awareness of these policies are indispensable to the prudent operation of any business. The module introduces students the high-level research and policy work that NBS's Centre for Competition Policy is doing. The module is split into two parts. The first part focuses on competition policy, the aims of which is to promote competition in the marketplace; make markets work better and contribute towards improved efficiency in individual markets. We will examine the main components of competition policy and examine how they contributed to enhanced competitiveness of UK businesses within the UK, the European Union (EU) and the global economy. In the second part of the module we will look at consumer policy, and how it ensures maximal consumer participation in markets, and discuss how these policies affect businesses in the UK and globally. The module is practice-driven and builds strongly on NBS research and research done at UEA's Centre for Competition Policy. Students are expected to interact throughout the module, present case studies, and engage in the discussion of topical consumer and competition related issues. Throughout the module we rely on case studies that facilitate the understanding the anatomy of business behaviour relevant to competition and consumer policy. The module also contains, as a key component, information on how business can comply with the relevant laws and regulations governing competition and consumer policies.

NBS-6123A

20

CORPORATE REPORTING

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. This module will deepen your understanding of the theory and practice of corporate reporting. You will look at some specialist accounting areas such as accounting regulation, corporate governance codes, sustainability and integrated reporting in more depth. The module will develop your technical skills on these areas. In addition, it will foster your ability to think critically about accounting and to question the practices of financial and non-financial reporting. It will also enrich your knowledge of accounting theories and literature and their applications in the real world.

NBS-6102A

20

CURRENT TOPICS IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. In this module you will learn the current topics in business analytics. You will build on your business analytics and management skills through a combination of lectures, seminars, simulation and exercises. You will be able to make informed decisions under uncertainty in real business settings. You will also understand the advantages and disadvantages of each business-analytics technique and apply the appropriate technique to management problems.

NBS-6113A

20

EUROPEAN BUSINESS: BRUSSELS BUSINESS BREXIT AND BEYOND

Are you intrigued about what the European Union does? Would you like to understand the impact of the EU on business organisations inside and outside of the EU? Do you want to find out how businesses react to the EU? This module is about how the European Union has developed since its inception, what powers are possessed by its institutions, what roles the institutions play, and the impact of the EU and its key public policies on businesses that operate within and beyond the boundaries of the polity. You will also learn about the ways in which business organisations can and do respond to the opportunities and threats presented by the EU. There will be a particular focus on the impact of crises such as 'Brexit'.

NBS-6124A

20

FINANCIAL MODELLING

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. This module aims to build a bridge between the theory, application and practice of finance. The module will enable students to analyse simulated and actual financial data and build realistic models to solve problems and support financial decisions. In line with practice, most of the models will be built using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and data from free online sources or specialized financial databases. Key applications include: time value of money, investment appraisal, firm valuation, equity and bond pricing, descriptive statistics, regression, forecasting, etc. The module will allow students to gain exposure to the application of statistical methods in real contexts through in-class case studies and practice in a PC lab environment.

NBS-6109A

20

INNOVATION MANAGEMENT

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. Innovation is at the centre of the modern economy. It is convincingly argued that the development of individuals, business, cities and whole nations increasingly relies on their capacity to develop not only new products and processes, but also new technologies, new organisational structures and new cultural forms. This course will introduce you to key concepts and topics in innovation management research from a critical perspective. You will then explore the application of those ideas to management practice.

NBS-6112A

20

INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. This module deals with the basic and advanced theories, models and techniques that have been developed and used in the financial industry and research for investment management. You will learn how wealth can be allocated optimally across various types of assets in order to meet different investor objectives. Emphasis will be placed on mainstream approaches which assume market efficiency. However, we shall also discuss arguments and evidence related to criticism of these approaches and the usefulness of alternatives, such as Behavioural finance. The module will cover both passive and active investment strategies (e.g. algorithmic trading, technical analysis, fundamental analysis) at a national and global level. Assets analysed will include basic traded stock and debt securities along with more complex derivative assets (e.g. futures, options, swaps) in the context of different investment portfolios, e.g. hedge funds, ETFs, index trackers, REITs, etc.). The module will also discuss issues related to performance evaluation, risk management and taxes. The material taught will be aligned closely to the curriculum of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)

NBS-6110A

20

MANAGEMENT CONSULTING AND DEVELOPMENT

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. This module introduces the tools, techniques and the practical frameworks associated with management consulting, as well an examination of how organisational development is implemented by management consultants. It is aimed those students who are considering a career in management consulting and/or have an interest in organisational development.

NBS-6127A

20

PROFESSIONAL VALUES

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. How do you stop corporate scandals from happening? Business has always been plagued by corporate scandals and these have usually triggered some kind of regulation. From the emergence of the UK Corporate Governance Code (the Cadbury Code) in the 1990s to the Sarbanes Oxley Act that followed the collapse of Enron. In this module you will look at what companies do to try and prevent corporate catastrophes and the role of professional accountants and auditors. You will discuss the purpose of corporate governance structures looking in detail at a variety of governance codes. You will focus on the principles around the use of controls to manage risks within an organisation. Having dealt with the regulatory, governance and control structures in place to deal with risks you will think about the individual responsibility of professional accountants and auditors. What tools and structures are in place for individuals to deal with ethical dilemmas they face when risks arise and controls are tested? When you have competed this module you will be able to understand and use the technical language of audit and risk management. You will be able to discuss and debate the ethical dilemmas faced by practicing accountants and auditors and you will have developed your transferrable skills of critical evaluation of arguments and evidence.

NBS-6103A

20

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. Strategy is the most important subject for it is about future. Clearly, it is critical that all organisational leaders must understand strategy and the ability to craft and implement good strategy, irrespective of your working in a business, in the government or in a non-governmental organisation. In continuation with "Strategic Awareness and Analysis", this module continues to challenge your strategic thinking, and advances the discussion further in understanding the challenges in implementing strategy. Good enough strategy excellently implemented will trump a perfect strategy lukewarmly implemented nine times out of ten. The emphasis is mainly on strategy process, embracing the challenges in implementing strategy at different levels in an organisation. As a third year module, you are required to understand strategic management within current debates and contemporary issues as they influence leadership and management in the global economy. Strategy is about how you think and the goal of this module is to help you think differently; to think and act in a more strategic way and for you to be a winner in your future.

NBS-6128A

20

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

BUSINESS AND COMPANY LAW

This module is highly vocational and primarily designed for those taking accounting and related degrees, who wish to satisfy the curriculum requirements of the accounting profession, as having a foundation in aspects of English business and company law. You'll cover in particular detail the Law of Contract and Company Law but also a wide variety of other subject areas, including the English Legal System, Partnership and Agency Law, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Data Protection Law and Employment Law.

NBS-5125A

20

BUSINESS FINANCE

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2021-22. This module sets out the basic principles of financial management and applies them to the main decisions faced by the financial manager with the focus being on the financing and dividend decisions. For example, it discusses how companies raise the necessary funds to pay for their investments and why they might prefer a particular source of finance. Overall, this module presents the tools of modern financial management in a consistent conceptual framework

NBS-5114A

20

COMPETITION AND CONSUMER POLICY FOR MANAGERS

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. This module gives students a unique insight into competition and consumer policy in the UK and the EU. Awareness of these policies are indispensable to the prudent operation of any business. The module introduces students the high-level research and policy work that NBS's Centre for Competition Policy is doing. The module is split into two parts. The first part focuses on competition policy, the aims of which is to promote competition in the marketplace; make markets work better and contribute towards improved efficiency in individual markets. We will examine the main components of competition policy and examine how they contributed to enhanced competitiveness of UK businesses within the UK, the European Union (EU) and the global economy. In the second part of the module we will look at consumer policy, and how it ensures maximal consumer participation in markets, and discuss how these policies affect businesses in the UK and globally. The module is practice-driven and builds strongly on NBS research and research done at UEA's Centre for Competition Policy. Students are expected to interact throughout the module, present case studies, and engage in the discussion of topical consumer and competition related issues. Throughout the module we rely on case studies that facilitate the understanding the anatomy of business behaviour relevant to competition and consumer policy. The module also contains, as a key component, information on how business can comply with the relevant laws and regulations governing competition and consumer policies.

NBS-6123A

20

CORPORATE REPORTING

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. This module will deepen your understanding of the theory and practice of corporate reporting. You will look at some specialist accounting areas such as accounting regulation, corporate governance codes, sustainability and integrated reporting in more depth. The module will develop your technical skills on these areas. In addition, it will foster your ability to think critically about accounting and to question the practices of financial and non-financial reporting. It will also enrich your knowledge of accounting theories and literature and their applications in the real world.

NBS-6102A

20

CURRENT TOPICS IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. In this module you will learn the current topics in business analytics. You will build on your business analytics and management skills through a combination of lectures, seminars, simulation and exercises. You will be able to make informed decisions under uncertainty in real business settings. You will also understand the advantages and disadvantages of each business-analytics technique and apply the appropriate technique to management problems.

NBS-6113A

20

ECONOMICS FOR BUSINESS

This module provides students with an introduction to core economic theory and principles in a business context. It combines basic microeconomic and macroeconomic theory with cases/applications in a teaching programme designed to provide students with the ability to understand and analyse current and topical economic issues with relevance for business.

NBS-5126A

20

EMPLOYABLITY, CREATIVITY AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

In today's global, rapidly changing knowledge-based economy, learning and experimenting with employable and creative skills is one of the smartest investments that one can make for their future career. The overall aim of the module is to encourage students to develop key employability skills that will stand them in good stead for a future career. The module will put the student right in the centre of their own learning and engagement with an array of developmental activities designed to develop themselves and their future careers. Students will find opportunities to practice skills such as communication, leadership, creativity, design thinking, and problem solving relevant to the expectations of graduate employers. The module also involves the development of practical employable skills including preparing CV, writing a cover letter, and preparing for job interviews. The module draws from an interdisciplinary perspective to understand career success, self-making and personal branding. It will build on foundational concepts and skills in career development from across disciplines, including psychology, business, design thinking, entrepreneurship, and employability. It is designed as a learning environment and a management trainee program that focuses on the development of knowledge and skills for students interested in distinctive career success in a rapidly changing world. A core belief underlying our approach, demonstrated in interactive sessions, stems from the Chinese proverb, "Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand." Students will have intensive brainstorming sessions, professional development workshops and training programs to develop and apply professional skills for their careers.

NBS-5131A

20

EUROPEAN BUSINESS: BRUSSELS BUSINESS BREXIT AND BEYOND

Are you intrigued about what the European Union does? Would you like to understand the impact of the EU on business organisations inside and outside of the EU? Do you want to find out how businesses react to the EU? This module is about how the European Union has developed since its inception, what powers are possessed by its institutions, what roles the institutions play, and the impact of the EU and its key public policies on businesses that operate within and beyond the boundaries of the polity. You will also learn about the ways in which business organisations can and do respond to the opportunities and threats presented by the EU. There will be a particular focus on the impact of crises such as 'Brexit'.

NBS-6124A

20

FINANCIAL MODELLING

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. This module aims to build a bridge between the theory, application and practice of finance. The module will enable students to analyse simulated and actual financial data and build realistic models to solve problems and support financial decisions. In line with practice, most of the models will be built using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and data from free online sources or specialized financial databases. Key applications include: time value of money, investment appraisal, firm valuation, equity and bond pricing, descriptive statistics, regression, forecasting, etc. The module will allow students to gain exposure to the application of statistical methods in real contexts through in-class case studies and practice in a PC lab environment.

NBS-6109A

20

INFORMATION AND DATA MANAGEMENT

In this module you will explore the information and data lifecycle from the creation or receipt of data to its disposition or deletion. You will learn how data and information are governed and made secure, including the legal and ethical aspects of data or information management. You will be introduced to sources of data and information - in information markets, in information and data sharing, and in open data, as well as data that arises from everyday processes. You will learn how to store and manipulate data and information, including the design and use of databases. You will explore various kinds of data analysis and data visualisation. Finally, you will examine how organisations can use, and misuse, data and information in their decision-making processes

NBS-5116A

20

INFORMATION SYSYTEMS FOR MANAGEMENT

You will explore the ways in which organisations acquire, develop, and implement modern Information Systems. Important Information Systems issues are explained, including buy versus build, requirements analysis, the role of the users in development, the human computer Interface, change management, implementation and evaluation. You will learn the challenges of acquiring new Information Systems and what can be done to maximise the chance of a successful implementation.

NBS-5117A

20

INNOVATION MANAGEMENT

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. Innovation is at the centre of the modern economy. It is convincingly argued that the development of individuals, business, cities and whole nations increasingly relies on their capacity to develop not only new products and processes, but also new technologies, new organisational structures and new cultural forms. This course will introduce you to key concepts and topics in innovation management research from a critical perspective. You will then explore the application of those ideas to management practice.

NBS-6112A

20

INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II - A2/B1 CEFR

Would you like to take your German to a higher level and start to become a more independent user? Wouldn't it be tempting to be able to describe the plot of a good film or book? Or take part in simple discussions and manage to hold your own? Fancy promoting a TV-series from to a native German speaker? This follow-on course is perfect if you have completed the Intermediate module or have basic A-level experience in German but not if you are already working at a higher level than this. You will become more independent in conversation with others as you continue to explore essential grammar and vocabulary at a higher level. You will learn how to talk about experiences, hopes and ambitions in a more complex way and how to master the skill of persuasion. During this module you will develop a deeper understanding of the German way of thinking through looking at current affairs and iconic German television programmes. In a relaxed environment you will participate in classroom-based activities, working in groups to try out and be creative with new words and grammar structures. The fun of language learning will never be far away and promises to give you the confidence to hold your own in discussions and presentations. As well as speaking and listening to each other you will apply a range of strategies to help you produce and understand longer texts. A sound intermediate course in German will enable you to add a vital and highly valued skill to your CV. At this crucial political and cultural moment in time the study of the German language and culture will without doubt make you a more attractive graduate and informed global citizen, whatever your specialism or area of interest.

PPLB5033B

20

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

This module provides students with an introduction to core trade theory and principles in a business context. It combines basic microeconomic and macroeconomic principles with cases/applications in a teaching programme designed to help students understand current business and international business issues. What drives cross-border trade flows? Why is free trade better than autarchy and what is the cost of not having it? How does cross-border trade affect economic growth? And what are the most common challenges that firms have to face when operating across borders? The module will provide students with a set of technical tools and way of thinking to answer such questions, among others.

NBS-5127A

20

INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. This module deals with the basic and advanced theories, models and techniques that have been developed and used in the financial industry and research for investment management. You will learn how wealth can be allocated optimally across various types of assets in order to meet different investor objectives. Emphasis will be placed on mainstream approaches which assume market efficiency. However, we shall also discuss arguments and evidence related to criticism of these approaches and the usefulness of alternatives, such as Behavioural finance. The module will cover both passive and active investment strategies (e.g. algorithmic trading, technical analysis, fundamental analysis) at a national and global level. Assets analysed will include basic traded stock and debt securities along with more complex derivative assets (e.g. futures, options, swaps) in the context of different investment portfolios, e.g. hedge funds, ETFs, index trackers, REITs, etc.). The module will also discuss issues related to performance evaluation, risk management and taxes. The material taught will be aligned closely to the curriculum of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)

NBS-6110A

20

KNOWLEDGE, INNOVATION AND GLOBAL BUSINESS

In# today's global economy, knowledge and activity critical to innovation most likely lie outside your company's home territories sometimes far outside. This module will discuss how firms can obtain and integrate these resources to create new knowledge and innovate globally.

NBS-5132A

20

MANAGEMENT CONSULTING AND DEVELOPMENT

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. This module introduces the tools, techniques and the practical frameworks associated with management consulting, as well an examination of how organisational development is implemented by management consultants. It is aimed those students who are considering a career in management consulting and/or have an interest in organisational development.

NBS-6127A

20

PROFESSIONAL VALUES

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. How do you stop corporate scandals from happening? Business has always been plagued by corporate scandals and these have usually triggered some kind of regulation. From the emergence of the UK Corporate Governance Code (the Cadbury Code) in the 1990s to the Sarbanes Oxley Act that followed the collapse of Enron. In this module you will look at what companies do to try and prevent corporate catastrophes and the role of professional accountants and auditors. You will discuss the purpose of corporate governance structures looking in detail at a variety of governance codes. You will focus on the principles around the use of controls to manage risks within an organisation. Having dealt with the regulatory, governance and control structures in place to deal with risks you will think about the individual responsibility of professional accountants and auditors. What tools and structures are in place for individuals to deal with ethical dilemmas they face when risks arise and controls are tested? When you have competed this module you will be able to understand and use the technical language of audit and risk management. You will be able to discuss and debate the ethical dilemmas faced by practicing accountants and auditors and you will have developed your transferrable skills of critical evaluation of arguments and evidence.

NBS-6103A

20

QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS

How do businesses use mathematics to make strategic decisions? How can modelling businesses inform planning and resource allocation? How can digital tools help you solve quantitative problems? This module gives insight into these questions. This module will introduce important business modelling and decision-making methods through their mathematical underpinning. Building upon this, you will develop your skills in using digital tools to describe and solve these problems too. You'll learn to interpret and communicate the results of your analyses to potential colleagues and clients by written, oral and visual means. You'll begin by employing your mathematical skills to solve resource allocation problems using linear programming. You will then implement this knowledge by using Excel to solve more complex problems in linear programming - this is a theme throughout the module. Your Excel skills will develop further to enable you to implement the theory of exponential, additive and multiplicative forecasting techniques. You will finally learn to model next-event and time-event advance simulations in Excel. After this you will learn how to construct project networks and Gantt charts to enable you to effectively control resources within projects. Next you will learn how differentiation can help in a variety of business scenarios, specifically marginal revenues, elasticity profit optimisation and inventory control. In addition you will learn how queueing theory and game theory can affect business decisions. Your learning will culminate in your study of decision making protocols giving you a firm basis to explore how to create useful and complex business models. Your learning will be underpinned by relevant examples from the business world. Wherever relevant, you will be taught how to use a digital tool to perform these tasks. You'll learn through a mixture of interactive lectures, IT-based seminars and scenario-based seminars. You'll be encouraged to communicate your findings both orally and in writing, and to defend your assertions using sound quantitative reasoning. You will be assessed in two ways: (i) a project in Excel whereby you will be required to use the methods you have learned to advise a business within a given scenario (50%). (ii) a hand-written examination (50%).

NBS-5102A

20

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. Strategy is the most important subject for it is about future. Clearly, it is critical that all organisational leaders must understand strategy and the ability to craft and implement good strategy, irrespective of your working in a business, in the government or in a non-governmental organisation. In continuation with "Strategic Awareness and Analysis", this module continues to challenge your strategic thinking, and advances the discussion further in understanding the challenges in implementing strategy. Good enough strategy excellently implemented will trump a perfect strategy lukewarmly implemented nine times out of ten. The emphasis is mainly on strategy process, embracing the challenges in implementing strategy at different levels in an organisation. As a third year module, you are required to understand strategic management within current debates and contemporary issues as they influence leadership and management in the global economy. Strategy is about how you think and the goal of this module is to help you think differently; to think and act in a more strategic way and for you to be a winner in your future.

NBS-6128A

20

Students will select 60 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

ADVANCED TAXATION

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. This module examines UK capital / wealth taxes and Environmental taxes. It enables students to explore and evaluate the development of tax policy, the socio-political and economic drivers behind its development, and how tax policy interacts with society and the behaviours of taxpayers. A study of Environmental taxes enables students to consider both their economic efficiency and their effects on behaviour moderation within society. An awareness of the increasing complexity of international taxation issues is raised including case studies on the tax avoidance behaviours of multinational companies.

NBS-6104B

20

BUILDING STRENGTHS AT WORK

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. Why are some employees happier than others? What does it mean to be in the group of the "healthy and happy" employees? Find out the answers to these questions by taking this module. Throughout the module, you will learn which strengths at work increase employees' well-being and performance. You will think critically about the scientific literature on positive organisational behaviour. Last but not least: You will know how to develop these strengths in yourself and in others. You will begin by learning crucial concepts and theories in the field of positive organisational behaviour. For example, you#ll learn why being proactive is a strength that helps people feel better at work. You#ll gain a deeper understanding of how different strengths at work operate until you get the complete picture: healthy organisations are the result of having healthy employees, teams, leaders, and organisational practices. You#ll be critical with the literature in the field by expressing your opinions through weekly discussions and through group activities. This will help you improve your communication skills. From a practical viewpoint, you#ll practice each of these strengths by thinking of your own experience, by solving work scenarios, and by proposing organisational work practices and policies. Some of the strengths that help employees deal with problems at work can be used to deal with problems in other areas of your life. This means you can put into practice what you learn while you are taking this module.

NBS-6106B

20

CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. This module reviews the challenges, solutions and opportunities faced by businesses relating to environmental, social and sustainability issues. These issues will be examined in relation to the interfaces with regulatory, strategic and economic frameworks. This module will provide you with you interdisciplinary, industry relevant skills. By the end of the module, you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the ways that businesses interact with the environment and community. Throughout the module you will engage in activities that will foster peer-learning and problem solving

NBS-6130B

20

CRITICAL ISSUES IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. Using a modern philosophical framework, you will critically assess some of the assumptions surrounding the use of Information, Information Systems, and Disruptive Technologies in the contemporary organisation and understand potential limitations, challenges and opportunities

NBS-6114B

20

CRITICAL ISSUES IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. In this module you will explore the development of project management as a practical discipline and as academic topic. You will examine and the forces that have led to the "projectification" of business and other management domains. You will then study the latest debates and research on project management, including: strategic and organisational issues, such as the emergence of programme management or Project Management Offices; process and operational issues, use of new methodologies and approaches such as Agile or Virtual project management; and, individual and group issues such as leadership, teamwork, learning and the ethical dimension to project management. You will choose and research a contemporary project management theme, writing a critical analysis and drawing out the management implications.

NBS-6115B

20

GLOBAL VALUE CHAIN

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. This module introduces students with a broad understanding, latest ideas and concepts of global value chains. The module explores values created by global producers through vendors of raw materials and/or parts, warehouses, and retailers that bring products and services to the consumers. An appropriate value chain enables businesses to develop new products and offer value-added services to the consumers. Therefore, this module discusses development of global value chains that put emphasis on creating and delivering value for end users in a sustainable way to distribute their products. The focus is on both the medium to long term planning and creation of value chains and also on their immediate day-to-day management in their supply chains. The module explores, through case studies, key strategic and tactical decisions faced by supply chain managers. This module will cover the following aspects: basic concepts of global logistics and value chains, value chain design and sustainability, value co-creation in sourcing and purchasing, offshoring, reshoring, outsourcing and technologies required in creating value chains.

NBS-6133B

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INTERNATIONAL AND STRATEGIC HUMAN RESEOURCE MANAGEMENT

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. The International and Strategic HRM module tackles people management issues raised by the emergence of the global operating context that most, if not all, businesses face today. While HRM is privileged in the title, in the first instance the module is concerned with more general strategic management themes. These include: the importance of globalisation and the extent to which it is a new phenomenon; the challenges to national traditions and cultures this raises; the veracity of claims with regard to distinct national styles (a way in which many key issues within international management theory are contested); and the extent to which change/development in national systems is evident. In addition, this course tackles traditional HR specific issues in international context, such as: management development, pay and reward, and recruitment and selection. This mix of general management and HR specific management should be of interest across business school disciplines as well as within the HRM undergraduate course. The following areas are indicative of the content: Globalisation myths and realities; international management challenges; Internationalisation as a strategy, Anglo-American/European/Japanese/Asian Comparative HRM; national culture theories and perspectives; S/IHRM practices; issues/challenges/concerns raised by IHRM; and IHRM and its footprint.

NBS-6105B

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RISK MANAGEMENT

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. The module explores bank regulations as well as the theoretical and practical aspects of the risk management techniques employed by financial institutions to manage the different types of risk inherent in their investment decisions. Students will be introduced to different risk metrics (e.g. value-at-risk and credit value adjustments) that are used to measure market and credit risks, and will look at rudimentary model validation and stress testing.

NBS-6111B

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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT:STRATEGY AND DESIGN

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. Supply Chain management (SCM) is about how upstream and downstream members (e.g. suppliers, manufacturers, retailers) collaborate together to design, manufacture, and distribute products or services in order to serve final customers. Success depends on the ability to provide suitable (be it innovative, high quality and/or low cost) products and services that match the needs and wants of customers and final consumers. The module introduces students to the challenges facing procurement professionals and supply chain managers charged with designing supply chains and developing supply chain strategies that are fit for purpose, explores the principles and practice of supply chain strategy and design, and provides students with opportunities to apply a variety of tools and techniques for improving supply chain performance.

NBS-6117B

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THE DYNAMIC ORGANISATION:PRACTICING ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

NB: This module will not be available to students until the academic year 2022-23. This module takes an integrative perspective to explore how organisations develop their capability, adaptability and agility to survive and thrive in a postmodern organisational context. You will develop skills and knowledge to understand and plan successful organisational development (OD). The module will provide you with the core tools and the underpinning theories that are associated with OD, with a strong practical focu

NBS-6108B

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Important Information

The University makes every effort to ensure that the information within its course finder is accurate and up-to-date. Occasionally it can be necessary to make changes, for example to courses, facilities or fees. Examples of such reasons might include a change of law or regulatory requirements, industrial action, lack of demand, departure of key personnel, change in government policy, or withdrawal/reduction of funding. Changes may for example consist of variations to the content and method of delivery of programmes, courses and other services, to discontinue programmes, courses and other services and to merge or combine programmes or courses. The University will endeavour to keep such changes to a minimum, informing students and will also keep prospective students informed appropriately by updating our course information within our course finder.

In light of the current situation relating to Covid-19, we are in the process of reviewing all courses for 2020 entry with adjustments to course information being made where required to ensure the safety of students and staff, and to meet government guidance.

Entry Requirements

  • A Level ABB excluding General Studies or BBB excluding General Studies with an A in the Extended Project
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points
  • Scottish Highers AAABB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers BCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate 3 subjects at H2, 3 subjects at H3
  • Access Course Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3
  • BTEC DDM excluding BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration
  • European Baccalaureate 75%

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: Year 1 entry: 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components)
  • IELTS: Year 2 entry: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

INTO UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

If you do not meet the academic and/or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

International Foundation in Business, Economics, Society and Culture (for Year 1 entry to UEA)

International Year One in Business Management and Economics (for Year 2 entry to UEA)

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.

Intakes

The annual intake is in September each year.

Alternative Qualifications

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

GCSE Offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Course Open To

UK and overseas applicants.

  • A Level ABB excluding General Studies or BBB excluding General Studies with an A in the Extended Project
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points
  • Scottish Highers AAABB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers BCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate 3 subjects at H2, 3 subjects at H3
  • Access Course Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3
  • BTEC DDM excluding BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration
  • European Baccalaureate 75%

Entry Requirement

If you are interested in Year 2 entry to undergraduate courses in the Norwich Business School please contact the Admissions Service for further information prior to applying.

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:

INTO UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

If you do not meet the academic and or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

International Foundation in Business, Economics, Society and Culture (Year 1 entry)

International Foundation in Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences (Year 1 entry)

International Year One in Business Managment and Economics (Year 2 entry)

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.

Intakes

The annual intake is in September each year.

Alternative Qualifications

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

GCSE Offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Course Open To

UK and overseas applicants.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

Overseas Students

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS number for the University of East Anglia is E14.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University.

Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515

Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

 

    Next Steps

    We can’t wait to hear from you. Just pop any questions about this course into the form below and our enquiries team will answer as soon as they can.

    Admissions enquiries:
    admissions@uea.ac.uk or
    telephone +44 (0)1603 591515