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Introduction

Lincoln’s BA (Hons) International Business Management course aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop a solid grounding in business process and mechanics, the skills to operate in a global environment and an in-depth understanding of the international marketplace.

Skills across a range of disciplines are required by students looking to understand business operations in an international context. Staff at Lincoln provide a supportive and dynamic learning environment, which aims to engage and inspire students.

Students can study a range of topics including business analysis, modern languages, finance, operations, human resources, management and marketing. It is expected that by the end of the course, students will have had the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to progress to a career in a professional business environment.

How You Study

This course is available with either a three or four-year pathway. The first year introduces the topics of marketing, economics and international business, while seeking to develop independent and critical-thinking skills. The second year provides students with the opportunity to study aspects such as strategic management, employability, research methods and operations management. Students have the opportunity to spend the second half of the year studying abroad.

Students who choose the option to study abroad are responsible for their accommodation, travel and living expenses.

In the final year, there is the option for students to choose from a range of modules to reflect their own interests. Areas of specialism can include business and the EU market,business and the natural environment, modern languages, human resources, disaster management, financial management and global marketing strategy.

There is also the opportunity to take a year-long work placement (Professional Practice) after the second year. This is open to all full-time students on this course. More information regarding this placement and the potential costs associated with it can be found in the Features tab.

Studying a Modern Language

From the start of the course, there is the opportunity to learn a modern language by selecting a range of optional language modules. Languages available include French, German, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and Business English Communications.

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Contact hours may vary for each year of your degree. However, remember that you are engaging in a full-time degree; so, at the very least, you should expect to undertake a minimum of 37 hours of study each week during term time and you may undertake assignments outside of term time. The composition and delivery for the course breaks down differently for each module and may include lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study, practicals, work placements, research and one-to-one learning.

University-level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two - three hours in independent study.

Please see the Unistats data, using the link at the bottom of this page, for specific information relating to this course in terms of course composition and delivery, contact hours and student satisfaction.

How You Are Assessed

Students are expected to move in a continuous process from a dependent learning state to one of independence. At the end of the degree course, students are expected to be far more autonomous and reflexive individuals equipped with a set of skills which can enable them to operate successfully in society and the world of work.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date (unless stated differently above).

Methods of Assessment

The way you will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples.

For a breakdown of assessment methods used on this course and student satisfaction, please visit the Unistats website, using the link at the bottom of this page.

What We Look For In Your Application

A real interest in the world of business and management combined with a desire to experience a different culture. This may be combined with a desire to learn a modern language or to study or work in a completely different environment.

Staff

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

For a comprehensive list of teaching staff, please see our Lincoln Business School Staff Pages.

Entry Requirements 2016-17

Applicants should have a minimum of 280 UCAS tariff points from a at least two A Levels (or the equivalent). In addition to the minimum of two A Levels, other qualifications such as AS Levels, the Extended Project and the ASDAN CoPE for example, will be counted towards the 280 point requirement.

We also accept a wide range of other qualifications including the BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma, the European and International Baccalaureate Diplomas, and Advanced Diplomas. You can find tariff values on the UCAS website http://lncn.eu/cdez

Applicants will also be required to have at least five GCSEs at grade C or above (or the equivalent), including English Language and Maths.

Degree preparation courses for international students:

The University of Lincoln offers international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the direct entry requirements for an undergraduate degree course the option of completing a degree preparation programme at the university’s International Study Centre. To find out more please visit www.lincoln.ac.uk/isc

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

Level 1

Analysis of Business Data

This module aims to introduce some quantitative techniques fundamental to the analysis of business data. It seeks to promote a critical awareness and understanding of some of the processes, techniques and technology by which numerical information can be collected and communicated. Students have the opportunity to practice the systematic use of appropriate industry-standard computer technology for the acquisition, analysis and presentation of data (for example, Excel or SPSS).

Business and Society (Option)

This module aims to introduce students to a broad understanding of the relationships between business and society through a focus on responsibility. Throughout the module students will be expected to engage in case study work, debate and independent research. The course will be assessed through exercises that aim to challenge students to examine business and society from a variety of perspectives.

Introduction to Business Finance

This module provides an introduction to basic business finance for non-specialist students. The module explores the essential elements of business finance, which are required for a career in business, in any discipline.

Organisational Behaviour

This module is intended for students who are interested in understanding the way people work, as individuals and as group members in firms. The module explores essential topics in a clear, concise and informative manner, aiming to introduce students to the interpersonal perceptual processes in a work environment; the key behavioural factors determining effective and ineffective groups; the usefulness of theories on leadership/management styles; and the difficulties in implementing change in organisations.

Principles of Marketing

This module is designed to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing. Students will have the chance to examine the key concepts and issues of marketing.

Principles of Microeconomics

This module explores a range of economic concepts and basic analytical techniques. The focus of the module is the Financial Times (FT). The FT covers issues relating to operations management, accounting, HRM, economics, finance etc., all of which are relevant to a business degree. Students are encouraged to keep abreast of current events in the commercial environment, which can help when competing for placements and employment opportunities in the commercial world.

The International Business Professional (Option)

This module is designed to enhance the knowledge, understanding and skills students need to foster an international career. The module aims to increase awareness of cultural diversity and the experience of living in different countries and cultural contexts. Students will have the opportunity to start planning for their careers and developing their employability skills for international settings.

Trade and International Business

The purpose of this module is to develop students’ awareness and understanding of the dynamics of globalisation, the role of international business as both cause and consequence of that process and the variety of entry strategies adopted by international businesses. Students will have the chance to develop their knowledge of key concepts, terminologies and theories on international business.

Level 2

Budgeting for Business (Option)

The module is designed to equip students with the understanding and skills to help them deal with the financial issues they will face in whatever business discipline they eventually practise. Issues include the use of budgeting as a motivational tool and the potential benefits of participation in the planning process.

Using variance analysis, we will consider how deviations from plan may be identified and explained, and how this may in turn be used to enhance future planning and performance.

Careers and Employability

This module is designed to enable students to identify potential career paths, understand power, emotional intelligence and responsibility in a professional context. Moreover, the module aims to enhance the students' understanding of the graduate job market and the skills they need for meeting employer requirements and securing a job. Students are expected to map their skills and competences as part of their assessment, based on the analysis of job descriptions and practise interview and presentation skills. In addition to lectures and seminars, students will have the chance to learn from industry guest speakers who will share their personal career journeys and provide detailed advice on specific graduate job opportunities.

Corporate Reputation and Public Relations (Option)

This module aims to provide a critical understanding of corporate reputation and public relations (PR) with an emphasis on measuring and managing reputation in today’s increasingly connected word. We aim to provide students with the most up-to-date theories of corporate reputation following a hands-on approach where students are expected to apply their understanding of corporate reputation and PR to real-world case studies.

Cross Cultural Management

This module is designed for students who are thinking of a career in the international arena. It will be of use to anyone interested in working in multinationals or those interested in understanding how business is conducted across different cultures

Finance for Business (Option)

The module is designed to equip students with understanding and skills to help them deal with the financial issues they will face in whatever business discipline they eventually practise. At its conclusion, students should have a solid understanding of the key elements of financial accounting and financial management that inform and affect the manager.

Human Resource Management (Option)

This module endeavours to appreciate the importance of the Human Resource (HR) function in an organisational context. The module explores and examines strategic and operational aspects of the HR function in light of the broader business, social and ethical context.

The practices associated with the management of human resources e.g. recruitment and selection, appraisal, training, reward systems etc are examined within what constitutes ‘good practice’, and more significantly with the relevant issues attached.

Operations Management

This module is designed to introduce students to a wide range of Operations Management topics that contribute to an understanding of organisations as systems seeking to remain viable and competitive within their environment.

Principles of Project Management (Option)

This module aims to provide a solid foundation in the theory and best practice of project management, with the aim of developing the practical skills of how to plan, implement and control projects. The module provides students with the chance to develop an understanding of the system perspective on management and a practically oriented introduction to the nature and purpose of project management and its key functions (scope, time, cost, quality, risk).

Professional Practice (Option)

This module is aimed at those students who have decided to take a year out of formal studies to gain accredited work experience and are registered on a degree programme with an accredited professional practice element.

The Professional Practice Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organisation. It should be a three way co-operative activity between employer, student and University from which all parties benefit.

Potential costs relating to this module are outlined in the Features tab.

Research and Consultancy Methods

This module explores various qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis. Students will have the chance to learn how to conduct, transcribe and analyse semi-structured and open-ended interviews and other forms of text. The principles and procedures of survey design and statistical modelling will also be discussed; students are expected to use appropriate computer-based statistical software, such as Stata, Eviews and SPSS, to analyse data.

Short Term Study Abroad (Option)

This exchange programme is an optional requirement for the award of the BA (Hons) International Business Management, BA (Hons) International Tourism Management and BSc (Hons) Events Management. The study placement takes place in terms 2 and 3 of the second year. During the period abroad students share classes with local students. The study placement can allow students to benefit from the opportunity to examine the nature of the business management, tourism and events businesses in their respective countries and to 'socialise' in another culture. Please note that students who choose to study abroad are required to pay any travel, accommodation and general living expenses.

Strategic Management

The overall objective of module is for students to understand and rigorously apply the principal concepts, analytical frameworks and techniques of strategic management.

Strategic Marketing Planning (Option)

This module considers how changing macro and micro environmental influences impact and are incorporated into the marketing planning process. The module blends a theoretical and applied approach, requiring students to use relevant models and frameworks both in the analysis of case material and when developing a sustainable product concept.

Level 3

Digital Business and E-Commerce (Option)

This module provides students with the opportunity to develop an overview of e-business by reviewing how firms run their businesses, organise operational infrastructures, share information with business partners and communicate with customers. It explores the role of e-commerce (that is, the trading of goods and services through online systems such as e-sales and e-purchases) on market position, competition and sustainability, and encourages student to reflect on the changing nature of the relationship between the supplier and user/the human and the digital interface.

Foreign Investment and Political Economy

This module aims to broaden students’ outlook in terms of the political nature of international business. Students will have the opportunity to examine both a theoretical and practical perspective of the nature of foreign Investment - from the role and function of international organisations to issues of business ethics, in addition to challenges of sustainable exploitation of resources by multinational corporations.

Global Marketing Strategy (Option)

This module aims to consider the strategic and tactical marketing implications for companies operating in a rapidly changing and dynamic global business environment. The module gives students the opportunity to develop a range of skills which may enable them to think strategically and tactically in the context of this globalised business world.

This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop an adequate understanding of the issues characterising international markets, such as the impact that macro and micro-environments have in international operations.

Political Systems and International Relations

This module provides students with the opportunity to develop international management skills by introducing them to key management issues which are illustrated by case studies. During this module, students will be expected to examine a range of international organisations and their different purposes.

Simulation and Case Study

This module is designed to enable students to apply theoretical understanding of international business strategies and concepts to realistic business situation. These may include running a business through business simulation where students will be encouraged to sell some foreign products to UK customers or some UK products to foreign buyers. Students will have an opportunity to observe some case companies selling international products in UK.

The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Special Features

Study Abroad

A number of our degrees include the opportunity to complete a study period abroad. Students on this course have the chance to spend around four months learning at an overseas university as part of our exchange programme.

The study placement takes place in the second semester of the second year. Students share classes with local students, allowing the opportunity to examine the nature of their chosen subject area in the host country, as well as the chance to socialise in another culture. Opportunities for study abroad may include Mexico, China, Canada, USA, Japan, Romania, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Malta, Sweden and Finland. Students will also need to pay for all travel, accommodation and general living expenses while abroad.

Placements

Work Placement Year (Professional Practice)

The opportunity to take a year-long work placement (Professional Practice) after the second year is open to all full-time students on this course. Students are supported academically throughout the application process and when they take up a position in a professional business environment. This can allow them to gain valuable experience and apply their learning in practice. Students are responsible for any travel, accommodation and general living costs related to this placement. The University does not charge tuition fees for a work placement year.

There are also opportunities for relevant work experience and career development as part of the degree course itself, as well as through various other Lincoln International Business School and University schemes. For more information about this please visit:

http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/lbs/workplacements/

Placement Year

When you are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, you will be required to cover your own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry.

Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Facilities

At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our undergraduates. Whatever your area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which you may need in your future career.

View our campus pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/ourcampus/] to learn more about our teaching and learning facilities.

Career Opportunities

This course is designed to ensure that graduates are well prepared for careers in diverse areas of business. Many pursue roles in project management, supply logistics and marketing, while others continue their studies at postgraduate level. Graduates with language skills are well placed for global career opportunities.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information. [http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/]

Additional Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on your course. Some courses provide opportunities for you to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and your meals may be covered by the University and so is included in your fee. Where these are optional you will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay your own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

Related Courses

Our BA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance degree aims to introduce students to the practical and theoretical skills of accountancy and finance. Students have the opportunity to develop the critical-thinking skills, knowledge and problem-solving abilities that are needed by senior leaders and decision makers in business.
The BA (Hons) Business and Finance degree aims to equip students with the tools and knowledge to operate in a range of business environments, and to develop a broad understanding of business and finance from an international perspective.
This BA (Hons) Business and Marketing degree is designed to provide students with a firm grasp of the principles of business and marketing. Students are encouraged to explore the theoretical and practical context of business and develop a marketing specialism.
This Business and Management degree is designed for students who want to work in the fast-paced global world of private and public organisations, coordinating teams and using resources efficiently, or perhaps establishing and running their own business.
This BA (Hons) Business Studies degree combines elements of accountancy, finance, marketing, management and economics, and offers students the opportunity to develop the critical-thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills needed to enter the competitive world of business.
Our BA (Hons) International Relations degree is an interdisciplinary programme which draws upon politics, economics, history, sociology, international law, geography and cultural studies to explore global issues such as conflict, global inequalities, sovereignty and human rights.
The International Tourism Management degree at Lincoln is designed to provide an insight into the contemporary global tourism industry, including its impacts, interdependencies and importance to the economy. Tourism is one of the world’s fastest growing industries. It is worth billions to the global economy and can offer exciting career prospects.

Introduction

Lincoln’s BA (Hons) International Business Management course aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop a solid grounding in business process and mechanics, the skills to operate in a global environment and an in-depth understanding of the international marketplace.

Skills across a range of disciplines are required by students looking to understand business operations in an international context. Staff at Lincoln provide a supportive and dynamic learning environment, which aims to engage and inspire students.

Students can study a range of topics including business analysis, finance, operations, human resources, management and marketing. It is expected that by the end of the course, students will have had the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to progress to a career in a professional business environment.

How You Study

This course is available with either a three or four-year pathway. The first year introduces the topics of marketing, economics and international business, while seeking to develop independent and critical-thinking skills. The second year provides students with the opportunity to study aspects such as strategic management, employability, research methods and operations management. Students have the opportunity to spend the second half of the year studying abroad.

Students who choose the option to study abroad are responsible for their accommodation, travel and living expenses.

In the final year, there is the option for students to choose from a range of modules to reflect their own interests. Areas of specialism can include business and the EU market, advanced project management, modern languages, human resources, disaster management, financial management and global marketing strategy.

There is also the opportunity to take a year-long work placement after the second year. This is open to all full-time students on this course. More information regarding this placement and the potential costs associated with it can be found in the Features tab.

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Contact hours may vary for each year of your degree. However, remember that you are engaging in a full-time degree; so, at the very least, you should expect to undertake a minimum of 37 hours of study each week during term time and you may undertake assignments outside of term time. The composition and delivery for the course breaks down differently for each module and may include lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study, practicals, work placements, research and one-to-one learning.

University-level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two - three hours in independent study.

Please see the Unistats data, using the link at the bottom of this page, for specific information relating to this course in terms of course composition and delivery, contact hours and student satisfaction.

How You Are Assessed

Students are expected to move in a continuous process from a dependent learning state to one of independence. At the end of the degree course, students are expected to be far more autonomous and reflexive individuals equipped with a set of skills which can enable them to operate successfully in society and the world of work.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date (unless stated differently above).

Methods of Assessment

The way you will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples.

For a breakdown of assessment methods used on this course and student satisfaction, please visit the Unistats website, using the link at the bottom of this page.

What We Look For In Your Application

A real interest in the world of business and management combined with a desire to experience a different culture. This may be combined with a desire to learn a modern language or to study or work in a completely different environment.

Staff

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

For a comprehensive list of teaching staff, please see our Lincoln Business School Staff Pages.

Entry Requirements 2017-18

GCE Advanced Levels: BCC

International Baccalaureate: 28 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: A minimum of 45 level 3 credits at merit or above will be required.

Applicants will also be required to have at least five GCSEs at grade C or above (or the equivalent), including English and Maths.

Degree preparation courses for international students:

The University of Lincoln offers international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the direct entry requirements for an undergraduate degree course the option of completing a degree preparation programme at the university’s International Study Centre. To find out more please visit www.lincoln.ac.uk/isc

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

Level 1

Analysis of Business Data

This module aims to introduce some quantitative techniques fundamental to the analysis of business data. It seeks to promote a critical awareness and understanding of some of the processes, techniques and technology by which numerical information can be collected and communicated. Students have the opportunity to practice the systematic use of appropriate industry-standard computer technology for the acquisition, analysis and presentation of data (for example, Excel or SPSS).

Contemporary Business Analysis

This modules aims to introduce students to a range of economic concepts and basic analytical techniques. Upon successful completion students are expected to be able to:

  • Explain the workings of the price mechanism, the labour market and various forms of market failure.
  • Explain the relationship between the firm’s costs, revenues, prices and outputs within various market structures.
  • Analyse the interaction between entrepreneur, the firm and its external environment.
  • Analyse the inter-relationships between government and key macro-economic indicators.
  • Understand the links between the internal and external economy and how this impacts on the firm and its external environment.

Financial Communications

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the relevance of finance and accounting and some of the current issues facing business people.

This module is not an introduction to the technical side of accounting, rather; non-specialists have the opportunity to develop the ability to understand and comment upon issues which will arise upon pursuing a business career. Most organisations spend considerable time and money producing 'Financial Communications' and the module seeks to examine the underlying reasons behind this behaviour and the extent to which these communications achieve their objectives.

Introduction to Business Law

This module aims to serve as an introduction to the English legal system and English contract law. The module is designed to give students the opportunity to develop a basic understanding of contract issues in England and seeks to enable students to appreciate when a legally binding agreement comes into existence, the obligations involved and the consequences of breaking such agreements. Contract law underpins a company’s dealings with its customers, employees and suppliers. It is important that students appreciate the legal context in which everyday business decisions are made.

Organisational Behaviour 1: Evolving Perspectives of Management (Option)

It is suggested that organisational structure affects human behaviour in organisations and that strategy, structure and culture are closely related, although rarely considered together. This module aims to set contemporary management behaviour in context, by seeking to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the evolution of management theory, together with a consideration of organisational structure.

Organisational Behaviour 2: Management in Context (Option)

This module aims to focus on the impact of group dynamics on the individual, the impact of personality when working with others, and seeks to consider the impact of both group dynamics and personality on the workplace from a management perspective. The module is designed to consider the impact of groups on individual behaviour, while observing the impact of individual personalities. The programme aims introduces theories and models relating to group work while the extent to which students already perceive themselves as managers can be explored.

Principles of Marketing

This module is designed to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of marketing. The aim is to familiarise students with the key concepts and issues of marketing, seeking to give them the chance to develop a thorough grasp of the sort of marketing decisions there are to be made and what factors affect them.

Level 2

Contemporary International Business Issues (Option)

This module is designed to give students the opportunity to explore a range of issues that emphasise the increasingly international business environment. These issues are underpinned by appropriate theory so that students have the chance to explain and analyse them using appropriate conceptual tools. The module focuses on two elements, the first focuses on the international business environment and the second on domestic contemporary issues.

Contemporary Issues for Business (Option)

This module aims to explore a range of issues that emphasise the increasingly international business environment. These issues are underpinned by appropriate theory so that students have the opportunity to explain and analyse them using appropriate conceptual tools. For operational efficiency, the module is split into two elements. The first focuses on the international business environment and the second on domestic contemporary issues.

Critical HRM: Managing Diversity

This module is designed to engage critically with diversity and equality issues in contemporary organisations. Evaluation of current organisational strategies to promote and manage equality and diversity are key elements of this module. Critical examinations of the role of 'social justice' and 'competitive business' are also incorporated. Social, ethical and philosophical dimensions of diversity in terms of gender, age, race, sexuality and disability can be explored, along with their practical implications.

Management Finance (Option)

This module is designed to include a revision in financial analysis, cash flow planning, budgets and variance analysis, finance and contemporary performance management. At its conclusion, students are expected to have had the opportunity to develop an understanding of the key elements of financial accounting, management accounting and finance that inform and affect the manager. Furthermore, students will have had to opportunity to develop a platform in the principles, models and issues that underpin the advanced aspects of the subject area.

Management Finance A (Option)

This module is designed to include a revision in financial analysis, cash flow planning, budgets and variance analysis, finance and contemporary performance management. Students have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the key elements of financial accounting, management accounting and finance that inform and affect the manager. Furthermore, students have chance to develop an understanding of the principles, models and issues that underpin the advanced aspects of the subject area.

Managing the Environment for Tourism and Events (Option)

This module aims to introduce some of the environmental problems associated with tourism and events, and the methods and strategies for environmental protection and management that are relevant to the industries. The focus will be on the management of businesses and operations.

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop an overview of some of the practical methods available to the tourism and events industries to reduce the negative impacts on the environment, increase the chances of sustainability being achieved and raise awareness of the environmental issues specifically associated with the industries.

Marketing in Practice (Option)

This module seeks to consider the key influences on marketing, with the aim of helping students to develop an understanding the issues involved in making marketing mix decisions, the relevance of competition to marketing decisions, the implementation of marketing in the organisation and selected applications of marketing.

It is both theoretical and applied in nature, and students are expected to use relevant concepts, models and frameworks both in the analysis of case material and when developing their own product concept. The module is broad-based covering many marketing topics and is designed to provide the opportunity for the steady progression of students from certificate level through to the more demanding and strategic subject material of higher level marketing.

Marketing in Practice A (Option)

This module is designed to consider the key influences on marketing, with the aim of providing students with an opportunity to understand the issues involved in making marketing decisions, the relevance of competition to marketing decisions, the implementation of marketing in the organisation and selected applications of marketing. It is both theoretical and applied in nature, expecting students to use relevant concepts, models and frameworks both in the analysis of case material and when developing their own product concept.

Operations Management A (Option)

This module is designed to support students in developing an understanding of the issues surrounding the management of resources and operations.

The module aims to set these issues in the context of:

  • Understanding organisations as 'systems' seeking to remain viable within their environments.
  • The notion of 'operations management' as the act of aligning processes and systems to deliver an overall strategy and its marketing objectives, in both the service and the manufacturing environments.

Research Methods for Tourism and Events (Option)

This module provides students with an opportunity to develop a range of research skills, both quantitative and qualitative. In so doing it aims to prepares students for their final year dissertation by giving them the chance to develop skills, ideas and confidence to undertake a major piece of primary research. The module also encourages students to evaluate research using the key concepts of reliability and validity.

Study Period Abroad (Option)

The exchange programme is an optional element for the award of the BA (Hons) International Business Management. The study placement takes place in Semester B of Level Two. During the semester abroad, students share classes with local students. The study placement can allow students to benefit from the opportunity to examine the nature of business in their respective countries and to 'socialise' in another culture.

Students who choose the option to study abroad are responsible for their accommodation, travel and general living expenses.

Level 3

Business Project Management (Option)

Business project management is considered an important management philosophy for how organisations manage changing business environments. All projects have to be managed to a successful conclusion, which relies on complex and important decisions being made through phases of planning, monitoring and controlling. This module is designed to focus on the issues of planning, organisational, procedural, systematic and financial management in order to create a project management structure for a modern business context.

Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management (Option)

This module aims to provide an opportunity to draw on current research and professional practice into human resource management and development. The module seeks to introduce students to contemporary topics that are both practically and theoretically relevant.

The topics/issues/research under consideration may vary year on year but at the heart of our concerns is a desire to draw upon Certificate and intermediate level study in order to consider the implications that contemporary human resource management and development theories hold for practitioners. In this context, the limitations of traditional approaches to human resource management practice may be explored and critiqued. Students are expected to apply their learning to emergent business issues, practices and challenges.

Crisis and Disaster Management (Option)

This module provides students with the opportunity to explore the notion of risk and how this influences consumer behaviour and contemporary management practice. Through examination of a series of case studies, from organisations to places, it provides students with the chance to develop a critical understanding of risks, crises and disasters that can affect the events, tourism and sports industries.

Students have the opportunity to develop an understanding of contingency planning and crisis management practice in the 'experience' industries. The use of simulations and engagement with practitioners aims to enhance the students' practical knowledge of the processes and procedures associated with crisis management.

Students who take this optional module can choose to travel to Sri Lanka as part of an optional study visit. The cost of this trip is approximately £900 and students can pay in instalments. Attendance on this trip is not assessed.

Dissertation (Business) (Option)

The dissertation is a major independent piece of work intended to develop a student’s ability to actively engage with core disciplinary issues. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to identify, organise and select from a large body of material in order to produce a coherent, well defined and internally consistent representation of their findings. Students are expected to work with their supervisor to research, develop and present their study for assessment following the agreed formats as prescribed by Lincoln Business School.

Economic Geography (Option)

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop an analytical framework with which they can interpret and explain spatial economic processes, structures and change at a regional and sub regional levels. The aim is to give students the chance to identify the nature of spatial economics; a scale of analysis gaining increasing relevance in the context of International Economic integration.

Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation (Option)

The entrepreneurship route has been designed so that students have the opportunity to prepare to pursue careers as owner/managers and contemporary business managers, and understand the issues of modern entrepreneurial activities in contemporary environments. Students also have the opportunity to examine the general principles of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial activity, within a variety of settings.

European Business (Option)

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the economic and political rationale for the European Union. The module also seeks to consider the development of key policies and themes as they affect business, for example, liberalisation, and industrial and enterprise policies for small, medium and large-scale enterprises.

It provides students with the opportunity to examine policies that have proved to be particularly controversial, such as social and labour market policy, EMU, as well as the current challenges arising from recent and future enlargements. Finally, the module aims to examine the regional dimension of the European Union in the external context, including the challenges of competing in the global business environment and the role of the European Union as a key participant in international governance.

Financial Management for Business (Option)

This module is designed to introduce students to the concepts and practise of Financial Management. It is designed to familiarise students with some of the major theoretical developments and practices in the areas of corporate finance.

Global Marketing Strategy (Option)

This module seeks to consider the strategic and tactical marketing implications for companies operating in a rapidly changing and dynamic global business environment. The main aim of the module is to give students the opportunity to develop a range of skills which can enable them to think strategically in the context of this globalised business world.

This module is about how organisations create and maintain a viable position in today’s complex business world. The unit seeks to examine the kind of thinking that can underpin successful marketing strategies and their practice. Successful marketing organisations are the ones which now and in the future will have the skills to manage multiple strategic processes.

Human Resource Management (Level 3) (Option)

The main purpose of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to appreciate the importance of the Human Resource function in an organisational context. The module aims to explore and examine strategic as well as operational aspects of the function in the light of the contemporary business environment besides the social and ethical context.

International Business

The study of international business relates to the operation of business organisations across national boundaries. This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to examine how internationalisation has occurred principally through trade and investment.

Marketing Communications (Option)

This module is designed to place marketing communications in context, and then provide students with the opportunity to discuss the implications of buyer behaviour, how we learn, how we communicate and how we process the information we are bombarded with each day. Students have the chance to look at the implications for marketers trying to find a way through to their customers, be it the consumer or a business customer.

Strategic Management

This module aims to draw upon and integrate a range of business disciplines in examining both theory and practice. In so doing, it seeks to bridge the gap between discrete functionalist perspectives and the broader issues involved in general management activity. The module is designed to examine the overall challenges, issues and solutions, which are associated with the running of modern organisations.

The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

Special Features

Study Abroad

A number of our degrees include the opportunity to complete a study period abroad. Students on this course have the chance to spend around four months learning at an overseas university as part of our exchange programme.

The study placement takes place in the second semester of the second year. Students share classes with local students, allowing the opportunity to examine the nature of their chosen subject area in the host country, as well as the chance to socialise in another culture. Opportunities for study abroad are currently available in Mexico, China, India, Malaysia, USA, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Malta, Sweden and Finland.

Please note that there may be additional tuition fees associated with the Study Abroad scheme, based on where you choose to take your study placement. Students will also need to pay for all travel, accommodation and general living expenses while abroad.

Studying a Modern Language

From the start of the course, there is the opportunity to learn a modern language at no extra cost, including French, German, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and English as a foreign language.

Placements

Work Placement Year

The opportunity to take a year-long work placement after the second year is open to all full-time students on this course. Students are supported academically throughout the application process and when they take up a position in a professional business environment. This can allow them to gain valuable experience and apply their learning in practice. Students are responsible for any travel, accommodation and general living costs related to this placement. The University does not charge tuition fees for a work placement year.

There are also opportunities for relevant work experience and career development as part of the degree course itself, as well as through various other Lincoln Business School and University schemes. For more information about this please visit:

http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/lbs/workplacements/

Placement Year

When you are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, you will be required to cover your own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry.

Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Facilities

At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our undergraduates. Whatever your area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which you may need in your future career.

View our campus pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/ourcampus/] to learn more about our teaching and learning facilities.

Career Opportunities

This course is designed to ensure that graduates are well prepared for careers in diverse areas of business. Many pursue roles in project management, supply logistics and marketing, while others continue their studies at postgraduate level. Graduates with language skills are well placed for global career opportunities.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information. [http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/]

Additional Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on your course. Some courses provide opportunities for you to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and your meals may be covered by the University and so is included in your fee. Where these are optional you will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay your own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

Related Courses

Our BA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance degree aims to introduce students to the practical and theoretical skills of accountancy and finance. Students have the opportunity to develop the critical-thinking skills, knowledge and problem-solving abilities that are needed by senior leaders and decision makers in business.
The BA (Hons) Business and Finance degree aims to equip students with the tools and knowledge to operate in a range of business environments, and to develop a broad understanding of business and finance from an international perspective.
This BA (Hons) Business and Marketing degree is designed to provide students with a firm grasp of the principles of business and marketing. Students are encouraged to explore the theoretical and practical context of business and develop a marketing specialism.
This Business and Management degree is designed for students who want to work in the fast-paced global world of private and public organisations, coordinating teams and using resources efficiently, or perhaps establishing and running their own business.
This BA (Hons) Business Studies degree combines elements of accountancy, finance, marketing, management and economics, and offers students the opportunity to develop the critical-thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills needed to enter the competitive world of business.
Our BA (Hons) International Relations degree is an interdisciplinary programme which draws upon politics, economics, history, sociology, international law, geography and cultural studies to explore global issues such as conflict, global inequalities, sovereignty and human rights.
The International Tourism Management degree at Lincoln is designed to provide an insight into the contemporary global tourism industry, including its impacts, interdependencies and importance to the economy. Tourism is one of the world’s fastest growing industries. It is worth billions to the global economy and can offer exciting career prospects.

Tuition Fees

2016/17 Entry UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,000 per level £12,800 per level
Part-time £75 per credit point  
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

 

2017/18 Entry UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,000 per level £12,800 per level
Part-time £75 per credit point  
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.

For further information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/undergraduatecourses/feesandfunding/] [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/international/feesandfunding/]

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/StudentAdmissionsTermsandConditions]