BSc (Hons) Business and Management programme (final year) is an innovative undergraduate degree programme which builds upon your prior study as a progression towards the degree. The programme is delivered over 12 months commencing with an induction in Sri Lanka by Northumbria University lecturers to introduce students to the learning resources, tutors, modules and assessment. Students are required to complete four modules and a research dissertation supported by tutors from the university and locally.
In this module, you will study the nature of leadership and the differences between leadership and management. You will develop an appreciation of the characteristics of an effective leader and capabilities which may indicate evidence of an emerging capacity on leadership in an organisational setting. This will support your future employability by developing your understanding of leadership theory and models as well as providing you with the opportunity to reflect on how you may use this knowledge to appreciate your own leadership potential and develop your capacity on effective leadership in future employment roles.
Re-imagining work and organisations aim to explore recent and anticipated events in the development of management practice. While it is based on organisation-based theory and frameworks, it also examines new and emerging structures and processes in the world of work and in a changing business environment. This may include for example: new organisational structures, responsible business and sustainability, power and influence, stakeholder interest and value. This module will support the development of key knowledge and skills, which are important to successful management practice and effective leadership. It seeks to help you engage in critical analysis and provides a reflection from an ethical and professional standpoint, to develop awareness of evidence-based practice, and to apply concepts, tools and techniques to your own work or case organisation.
This module is intended to develop your awareness and critical evaluation of strategic management by assessing the impact of the business environment on organisations. The nature of practicing strategy will be evaluated by reviewing the tools and activities involved when formulating strategies. The concept of corporate social responsibility and sustainability will be central when discussing the above topics by assessing the role of stakeholders in organisations.
The aim of this module is to equip you with the ability to comprehensively understand corporate reports, including financial statements. You will learn to analyse the performance of a company and critically evaluate the quality of the information given in its corporate reports, from an end user’s perspective. This is essential for many business roles, and not limited to roles in finance. In studying this module, you will learn about current reporting issues both from an academic, research-based perspective, to a practical, business perspective. The assignment and the exercises you will be using for practice are based on actual company reports, so that you are working with and experiencing real world documents.