Key Information

Full-time

3 or 4 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

N100

Course Code

BUSPRPUB

Key Information

Full-time

3 or 4 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

N100

Course Code

BUSPRPUB

BA (Hons) Business Studies BA (Hons) Business Studies

One-year work placements are available as part of this degree, enabling students to gain real-world experience.

Key Information

Full-time

3 or 4 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

N100

Course Code

BUSPRPUB

Key Information

Full-time

3 or 4 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

N100

Course Code

BUSPRPUB

Teaching and Learning During COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has meant that at Lincoln we are making changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience here at Lincoln.

From autumn 2020 our aim is to provide an on-campus learning experience. Our intention is that teaching will be delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and online sessions. There will be social activities in place for students - all in line with appropriate social distancing and fully adhering to any changes in government guidance as our students' safety is our primary concern.

We want to ensure that your Lincoln experience is as positive, exciting and enjoyable as possible as you embark on the next phase of your life. COVID-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the Lincoln experience. It has challenged us to find innovative new approaches to supporting students' learning and social interactions. These learning experiences, which blend digital and face-to-face, will be vital in helping to prepare our students for a 21st Century workplace.

Of course at Lincoln, personal tutoring is key to our delivery, providing every student with a dedicated tutor to support them throughout their time here at the University. Smaller class sizes mean our academic staff can engage with each student as an individual, and work with them to enhance their strengths. In this environment we hope that students have more opportunities for discussion and engagement and get to know each other better.

Course learning outcomes are vital to prepare you for your future and we aim to utilise this mix of face-to-face and online teaching to deliver these. Students benefit from and enjoy fieldtrips and placements and, whilst it is currently hard to predict the availability of these, we are working hard and with partners and will aspire to offer these wherever possible - obviously in compliance with whatever government guidance is in place at the time.

We are utilising a range of different digital tools for teaching including our dedicated online managed learning environment. All lectures for larger groups will be delivered online using interactive software and a range of different formats. We aim to make every contact count and seminars and small group sessions will maximise face-to-face interaction. Practicals, workshops, studio sessions and performance-based sessions are planned to be delivered face-to-face, in a socially distanced way with appropriate PPE.

The University of Lincoln is a top 20 TEF Gold University and we have won awards for our approach to teaching and learning, our partnerships and industry links, and the opportunities these provide for our students. Our aim is that our online and socially distanced delivery during this COVID-19 pandemic is engaging and that students can interact with their tutors and each other and contribute to our academic community.

As and when restrictions start to lift, we aim to deliver an increasing amount of face-to-face teaching and external engagements, depending on each course. Safety will continue to be our primary focus and we will respond to any changing circumstances as they arise to ensure our community is supported. More information about the specific approaches for each course will be shared when teaching starts.

Of course as you start a new academic year it will be challenging but we will be working with you every step of the way. For all our students new and established, we look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community this Autumn. If you have any questions please visit our FAQs or contact us on 01522 886644.

Dr Herbert Mapfaira - Programme Leader

Dr Herbert Mapfaira - Programme Leader

Dr Herbert Mapfaira is a Senior Lecturer in Operations Management and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Business Studies.

School Staff List

Welcome to BA (Hons) Business Studies

Graduates with a broad knowledge base in finance, marketing, management, and economics are well-placed to embrace opportunities in a range of exciting business contexts.

Business Studies at Lincoln combines elements of all of these disciplines. It offers students the opportunity to develop the critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills needed to enter the competitive world of business.

The course takes an international perspective to help prepare students for the global nature of modern business practice, offering the opportunity to specialise in areas of particular interest and acquire workplace experience.

Many of our academics are active researchers with real-life expertise. Their industry links can benefit students by exposing them to current business thinking and the latest developments in the sector.

Students can choose to undertake a year on work placement following the second year. They are expected to source their own paid placement, but tutors can provide support during the process if required. Students who successfully complete their studies with a year on work placement will receive the award title BA (Hons) Business Studies (with Work Placement). Those who do not will receive a BA (Hons) Business Studies award, or equivalent exit award.

There are no tuition fees for the work placement year, but students will need to pay for their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

Welcome to BA (Hons) Business Studies

Graduates with a broad knowledge base in finance, marketing, management, and economics are well-placed to embrace opportunities in a range of exciting business contexts.

Business Studies at Lincoln combines elements of all of these disciplines. It offers students the opportunity to develop the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills needed to enter the competitive world of business.

The course takes an international perspective to help prepare students for the global nature of modern business practice, offering the opportunity to specialise in areas of particular interest and acquire workplace experience.

The University of Lincoln is proud of its approach to nurturing entrepreneurialism in its students. Lecturers and visiting practitioners provide insights into current practice and global issues, while real-life projects help challenge students to develop problem-solving skills.

As part of this course, students can choose a one-year work placement following the second year. They are expected to source their own paid placement, and tutors can provide support during the process if required. Students who successfully complete their studies with a year on work placement will receive the award title BA (Hons) Business Studies (with Work Placement). Those who do not will receive a BA (Hons) Business Studies award, or equivalent exit award.

There are no tuition fees for the work placement year, but students will need to pay for their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

How You Study

The course is designed to explore a variety of topics, drawn broadly from the areas of statistics, economics, marketing, operations, and strategy.

The first year introduces key elements of business, including economics, finance, marketing, and organisational behaviour. The second year builds on this foundation with modules designed to develop professional skills in strategic management and operations management.

In the final year, students are able to choose from a range of modules. This enables them to take their business knowledge further and develop a career specialism by choosing the subject areas aligned to their personal interests.

In addition, there is the opportunity to take a year-long work placement after the second year. A work placement can allow students to gain experience and apply their learning in practice.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

How You Study

The course is designed to explore a variety of topics, drawn broadly from the areas of statistics, economics, marketing, operations, and strategy.

The first year introduces key elements of business, including economics, finance, marketing, and organisational behaviour. The second year builds on this foundation with modules designed to develop professional skills in strategic management and operations management.

In the final year, students are able to choose from a range of modules. This enables them to take their business knowledge further and develop a career specialism by choosing the subject areas aligned to their personal interests.

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

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).

Module Overview

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 enhances the students' understanding of the graduate job market and the skills they need for meeting employer requirements and securing a job. Assessments enable the students to map their skills and competences based on the analysis of job descriptions and practise interview and presentation skills. In addition to lectures and seminars, the students will learn from industry guest speakers who will share their personal career journeys and provide detailed advice on specific graduate job opportunities.

Module Overview

This module is designed to provide 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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

The Business Professional module provides an opportunity for students to learn about the Higher Education Environment and its connection to business. The module will challenge students to consider the choices they have made with regard to the Higher Education journey and enable students to engage with Business Cases to gain further information about the workplace. The module also seeks to engage students in critical debate about the implications of sustainability in the global business community and management practice and relates to the UN Sustainable Goals as part of the commitment to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). The module will also enable students to develop transferable skills for academic study and work in a responsible business environment. Throughout the module students will be exposed to a range of ideas from business case studies that will be integral to their studies in business. These ideas will help the students to frame a business problem from a business example and offer a variety of alternative prescriptions through a team working process.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

This module is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to understand what buyer behaviour is, why it is important for marketers and organisations; and how to initiate customer research activities to explore the increasing complexity of customer behaviour. The focus will be primary on consumer behaviour, but in addition important attention will be paid to business and organisational buyer behaviour.

Module Overview

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 or in whichever country. 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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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

Module Overview

The aim of this module is to enable students to communicate successfully in the international business world. The module focuses on a range of business skills that can be applied in a global context,as well as the skills and themes associated with working in a foreign country or dealing with international businesses. The module places an emphasis on independent study. The module aims to strengthen and consolidate existing communicative competence and introduce new skills. Students can learn persuading, influencing, negotiating, and problem solving skills. There is the opportunity to develop a broad critical understanding of cultural issues and their impact on businesses.

Module Overview

This module explores some key areas of microeconomic policy for business. At its heart it is a consideration of competition theory and industrial structure. This informs the analysis of competition policy in sectors, such as telecoms and airlines. This is extended to a consideration of injecting competition into the state sector. Other areas of state intervention are explored where activities are taxes; prices are regulated; or industry is incentivised to relocate. Throughout, concepts and applications are made relevant to real world examples (including international case studies).

Module Overview

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

Module Overview

The module provides an introduction to the underlying theories and concepts relating to the innovation process in the firm. It clarifies the nature and definition of innovation in the form of varied types of new Activity including product and process innovation, service innovation and organisational and business model innovation. As a result of the module students are expected to have a better understanding of the innovation process and how it might be supported in a variety of organisations.

Module Overview

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge of the gains to be made from trading internationally. It focuses also on the gains to be made from economic integration and the globalisation process. The module also seeks to examine the main patterns of trade and exchange and aims to demonstrate how free trade can be influenced by government and the future risks of protectionism.

Module Overview

This module aims to introduce students to key concepts of organisational knowledge, knowledge management and learning and the links with the innovating processes in organisations. Initially, the module seeks to explore different approaches to organisational knowledge management by differentiating between declarative, procedural and tacit knowledge in organisations. The module then moves on to provide students with an opportunity to consider knowledge in terms of intellectual capital and intellectual capital as an organisational asset.

Module Overview

Lincoln International Business School (LIBS) believes that an option to study overseas is a valuable educational opportunity for our students. The optional year is intended to: - enable students to benefit from studying similar subjects within a cross cultural environment, by exposing students to a wider academic and cultural experience; - facilitate reflexivity in learning and personal and professional development; - enhance their future employment opportunities by increasing their cultural and professional mobility. This module is optional for all taught on campus undergraduate students within Lincoln International Business School. Study Abroad is a year long module which enables students to spend time studying abroad at one of the University’s approved partner institutions. During the year spent abroad, students share classes with local students and study on a suite of locally-delivered taught modules which have been approved in advance by the University. As many partner institutions support internships it is anticipated that some students will elect to combine study (minimum one semester equivalent) with work and or a period of volunteering. Eligible students must have completed their second year of study to a satisfactory standard (normally with an average of a 2.2 or above, dependent upon partner requirements) standard and successfully completed the application process. Upon completion of the study period abroad, each student will be required to submit a portfolio including a reflection on the experience of living and studying in a different cultural environment and the skills acquired.

Module Overview

This module provides an opportunity for students to extend their understanding of macroeconomics. It emphasises the role of macroeconomics as an applied discipline, focusing on issues facing the world’s economies featured in the Financial Times. By the end students are expected to be able to use the techniques learned to interpret changing macroeconomic aggregates, events and policies.

Module Overview

This module aims to provide the non-economist with an amalgam of macroeconomic theory and contemporary comment which prepares students for a further study in economics. There is a grounding in basic macro concepts such as inflation and deflation, growth and stagnation, and balance of payment issues and exchange rates.

Module Overview

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).

Module Overview

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. Students can choose to pursue a variety of options including a placement year, a consultancy project or a work-based dissertation. Potential costs relating to this module are outlined in the Features tab.

Module Overview

This module aims to provide students with an adequate understanding of services marketing and to help prepare them for entering into work. Topics currently analysed in academic research and also adopted by businesses will be covered: such as service quality and customer satisfaction; service encounters; servicescape; experiential marketing and the role of employees in the service delivery.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

Strategy for Business focuses on the decisions that fundamentally influence the direction of the organisation and the effective implementation of the chosen direction. This module links strategy theory and practice. Up until this time, most of your education within the Business Studies programme has emphasised a specialised, functional perspective of business situations. All of these disciplines play a critical role in the success of a business, but how do they fit together? In this module, we integrate these views and experiences by taking a strategic approach to business decisions.

Module Overview

This module aims to offer students two significant moments of practical reflection. Firstly, the module provides students with the opportunity to reflect on some of the powerful images of leadership that influence their own views on leading, following and leadership. Secondly, the module asks for students to consider their own skills, qualities and capabilities in order to consider their near future and the question 'what sort of leader am I and what sort of leader might I become?'

Module Overview

This module aims to enable students to gain a high-level communicate skills to communicate successfully in the international business world. The main aims are to strengthen and consolidate existing communicative competence and introduce new skills as appropriate, to apply communication skills to selected professional contexts, and to provide increasing opportunities for initiative, autonomy, and group work. The module aims to enable students to be able to communicate information effectively within international businesses to a diverse range of audiences, presenting an organisation and its services or products in the clearest possible way to consumers, clients and colleagues. Students can develop the skills to work successfully in a team and in a professional manner.

Module Overview

The Consultancy Project module provides the opportunity for students to work as Marketing/PR/Advertising consultants on a ‘live’ company project. The overriding goal is for students to experience real company problems first hand and to work in small groups to attempt to find information and ideas that offer meaningful solutions to the client company. Students will have the chance to apply knowledge gained from the degree programme in a real world environment.

Module Overview

This module provides an opportunity to draw on the School's current research into critical management issues and to introduce students to contemporary topics that are both practically and theoretically relevant.

Module Overview

This module addresses the implications of interruption to business and the issues and problems that may arise in connection with measures designed to counteract the effect of such interruption. Students are introduced to the underlying rationale for crisis management and business continuity initiatives both from a theoretical and professional perspective. The module examines the positioning of crisis management within an organisation’s overall strategic plan by reference to examples of good practice from organisations at home and abroad. Students can examine the role and function of effective crisis communication during times of crisis. Approaches to crisis management are evaluated and applied to a range of organisational case studies. The module also explores the relationship between crisis management and risk management which is seen as an inherent part of all businesses and which is further compounded by the uncertainties with the nature of product and consumer.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

This module examines the various scenaria that arise during the management of natural disasters. It enables students to examine different ‘disaster’ situations and competing approaches to disaster management intervention measures. The module aims to expose students to the anatomy of disaster and to reflect upon the best strategic practices for the management and control of disasters and emergencies. The module uses real case studies to demonstrate the importance of preparedness for disaster, and the need for effective recovery and rehabilitation measures. Students are introduced to the levels of command and the systems in place for any situation requiring major emergency or disaster management. The module also examines the position of relief workers and victims caught up in disaster. As such, this module analyses a range of strategic options in terms of theory and practice. The development of strategic thinking is relevant to both those interested in uniformed and non-uniformed public sector management. The module aims to increase students’ awareness of the nature and management of disasters, drawing on an interdisciplinary approach. It is designed to enable graduates to engage with and relate to disaster professionals with confidence and commitment.

Module Overview

The dissertation is a major independent piece of work intended to develop a student’s ability to actively engage with core disciplinary issues. The dissertation focuses on analysis, synthesis, and critique. In undertaking dissertation research, students are required 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.

Module Overview

The module has been designed to develop entrepreneurial skills to enable graduates to pursue careers in a range of industries. Students can study the various theoretical aspects of both foundation and contemporary aspects of entrepreneurship and enterprise in order to self-appraise their own personal environment. The module examines modern day success stories of contemporary businesses and traces their origins and reasons for successful accomplishments. It aims to reflect the entrepreneurial learning process which informs how entrepreneurs learn from previous mistakes. The module offers a generic examination of the principles of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial activity, within a variety of settings of SMEs and regional and rural settings. The module aims to examine the rise in popularity of third sector organisations of which the social entrepreneur plays a large role. It also supports the full development of entrepreneurial skills and sensitivities for use in existing organisations, to facilitate the management of change and/or the achievement or organisational goals. In addition, it aims to prepare students for involvement in inter-organisational relationships and joint ventures requiring the mobilisation of entrepreneurial skills and knowledge.

Module Overview

This module is designed to enhance students learning from their level two studies and to take their appreciation of theoretical finance into the real world of business application. The module will aim to teach the financial skills and knowledge that will be invaluable to students whichever career they subsequently pursue.

Module Overview

This module is designed to enhance students' learning from Financial Management for Business 1 and to expand their thinking, application and challenge of a number of areas of corporate finance, aiming to give students a range of practical tools and understanding for their eventual roles within a plethora of different types of organisation.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

The module places the development of marketing communications in the context of business and marketing strategies. Theories of information processing and buyer behaviour, both at individual and organisational level, are explored and applied in the development of communication plans. Particular emphasis is placed on the discussion of the elements of the communications mix, the media selection and the evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of communications.

Module Overview

Personal financial planning is the process whereby individuals can determine whether or not they can meet their financial objectives through proper management of their financial resources. This module demonstrates and explores the application of a range of techniques used to help achieve this aim. Many students will go on to work in the financial services sector. This module aims to provide these students with a fundamental underpinning of the issues they are likely to face when working in this industry.

Module Overview

This module enables students to apply free thinking to contemporary situations so as to apply a conceptual environment to a number of business situations. It examines modern day success stories of contemporary businesses, traces their origins and reasons for successful accomplishments, and reflects on the entrepreneurial learning process. The module aims to examine how and why businesses operate, why people start businesses and others do not and finally, why some are successful and others not. The module explores venture creation within different contexts, such as the rise in popularity of third sector organisations and the role of the social entrepreneur. It supports the full development of entrepreneurial skills and sensitivities for use in existing organisations, to facilitate the management of change and/or the achievement of organisational goals. In addition, it aims to prepare students for involvement in inter-organisational relationships and joint ventures requiring the mobilisation of entrepreneurial skills and knowledge.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. 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.

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

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 enhances the students' understanding of the graduate job market and the skills they need for meeting employer requirements and securing a job. Assessments enable the students to map their skills and competences based on the analysis of job descriptions and practise interview and presentation skills. In addition to lectures and seminars, the students will learn from industry guest speakers who will share their personal career journeys and provide detailed advice on specific graduate job opportunities.

Module Overview

This module is designed to provide 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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

The Business Professional module provides an opportunity for students to learn about the Higher Education Environment and its connection to business. The module will challenge students to consider the choices they have made with regard to the Higher Education journey and enable students to engage with Business Cases to gain further information about the workplace. The module also seeks to engage students in critical debate about the implications of sustainability in the global business community and management practice and relates to the UN Sustainable Goals as part of the commitment to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). The module will also enable students to develop transferable skills for academic study and work in a responsible business environment. Throughout the module students will be exposed to a range of ideas from business case studies that will be integral to their studies in business. These ideas will help the students to frame a business problem from a business example and offer a variety of alternative prescriptions through a team working process.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

This module is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to understand what buyer behaviour is, why it is important for marketers and organisations; and how to initiate customer research activities to explore the increasing complexity of customer behaviour. The focus will be primary on consumer behaviour, but in addition important attention will be paid to business and organisational buyer behaviour.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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

Module Overview

The aim of this module is to enable students to communicate successfully in the international business world. The module focuses on a range of business skills that can be applied in a global context,as well as the skills and themes associated with working in a foreign country or dealing with international businesses. The module places an emphasis on independent study. The module aims to strengthen and consolidate existing communicative competence and introduce new skills. Students can learn persuading, influencing, negotiating, and problem solving skills. There is the opportunity to develop a broad critical understanding of cultural issues and their impact on businesses.

Module Overview

This module explores some key areas of microeconomic policy for business. At its heart it is a consideration of competition theory and industrial structure. This informs the analysis of competition policy in sectors, such as telecoms and airlines. This is extended to a consideration of injecting competition into the state sector. Other areas of state intervention are explored where activities are taxes; prices are regulated; or industry is incentivised to relocate. Throughout, concepts and applications are made relevant to real world examples.

Module Overview

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

Module Overview

The module provides an introduction to the underlying theories and concepts relating to the innovation process in the firm. It clarifies the nature and definition of innovation in the form of varied types of new Activity including product and process innovation, service innovation and organisational and business model innovation. As a result of the module students are expected to have a better understanding of the innovation process and how it might be supported in a variety of organisations.

Module Overview

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge of the gains to be made from trading internationally. It focuses also on the gains to be made from economic integration and the globalisation process. The module also seeks to examine the main patterns of trade and exchange and aims to demonstrate how free trade can be influenced by government and the future risks of protectionism.

Module Overview

This module aims to introduce students to key concepts of organisational knowledge, knowledge management and learning and the links with the innovating processes in organisations. Initially, the module seeks to explore different approaches to organisational knowledge management by differentiating between declarative, procedural and tacit knowledge in organisations. The module then moves on to provide students with an opportunity to consider knowledge in terms of intellectual capital and intellectual capital as an organisational asset.

Module Overview

Lincoln International Business School (LIBS) believes that an option to study overseas is a valuable educational opportunity for our students. The optional year is intended to: - enable students to benefit from studying similar subjects within a cross cultural environment, by exposing students to a wider academic and cultural experience; - facilitate reflexivity in learning and personal and professional development; - enhance their future employment opportunities by increasing their cultural and professional mobility. This module is optional for all taught on campus undergraduate students within Lincoln International Business School. Study Abroad is a year long module which enables students to spend time studying abroad at one of the University’s approved partner institutions. During the year spent abroad, students share classes with local students and study on a suite of locally-delivered taught modules which have been approved in advance by the University. As many partner institutions support internships it is anticipated that some students will elect to combine study (minimum one semester equivalent) with work and or a period of volunteering. Eligible students must have completed their second year of study to a satisfactory standard (normally with an average of a 2.2 or above, dependent upon partner requirements) standard and successfully completed the application process. Upon completion of the study period abroad, each student will be required to submit a portfolio including a reflection on the experience of living and studying in a different cultural environment and the skills acquired.

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This module provides an opportunity for students to extend their understanding of macroeconomics. It emphasises the role of macroeconomics as an applied discipline, focusing on issues facing the world’s economies featured in the Financial Times. By the end students are expected to be able to use the techniques learned to interpret changing macroeconomic aggregates, events and policies.

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This module aims to provide the non-economist with an amalgam of macroeconomic theory and contemporary comment which prepares students for a further study in economics. There is a grounding in basic macro concepts such as inflation and deflation, growth and stagnation, and balance of payment issues and exchange rates.

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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).

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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. Students can choose to pursue a variety of options including a placement year, a consultancy project or a work-based dissertation. Potential costs relating to this module are outlined in the Features tab.

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This module aims to provide students with an adequate understanding of services marketing and to help prepare them for entering into work. Topics currently analysed in academic research and also adopted by businesses will be covered: such as service quality and customer satisfaction; service encounters; servicescape; experiential marketing and the role of employees in the service delivery.

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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.

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Strategy for Business focuses on the decisions that fundamentally influence the direction of the organisation and the effective implementation of the chosen direction. This module links strategy theory and practice. Up until this time, most of your education within the Business Studies programme has emphasised a specialised, functional perspective of business situations. All of these disciplines play a critical role in the success of a business, but how do they fit together? In this module, we integrate these views and experiences by taking a strategic approach to business decisions.

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This module aims to offer students two significant moments of practical reflection. Firstly, the module provides students with the opportunity to reflect on some of the powerful images of leadership that influence their own views on leading, following and leadership. Secondly, the module asks for students to consider their own skills, qualities and capabilities in order to consider their near future and the question 'what sort of leader am I and what sort of leader might I become?'

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This module aims to enable students to gain a high-level communicate skills to communicate successfully in the international business world. The main aims are to strengthen and consolidate existing communicative competence and introduce new skills as appropriate, to apply communication skills to selected professional contexts, and to provide increasing opportunities for initiative, autonomy, and group work. The module aims to enable students to be able to communicate information effectively within international businesses to a diverse range of audiences, presenting an organisation and its services or products in the clearest possible way to consumers, clients and colleagues. Students can develop the skills to work successfully in a team and in a professional manner.

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The Consultancy Project module provides the opportunity for students to work as Marketing/PR/Advertising consultants on a ‘live’ company project. The overriding goal is for students to experience real company problems first hand and to work in small groups to attempt to find information and ideas that offer meaningful solutions to the client company. Students will have the chance to apply knowledge gained from the degree programme in a real world environment.

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This module provides an opportunity to draw on the School's current research into critical management issues and to introduce students to contemporary topics that are both practically and theoretically relevant.

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This module addresses the implications of interruption to business and the issues and problems that may arise in connection with measures designed to counteract the effect of such interruption. Students are introduced to the underlying rationale for crisis management and business continuity initiatives both from a theoretical and professional perspective. The module examines the positioning of crisis management within an organisation’s overall strategic plan by reference to examples of good practice from organisations at home and abroad. Students can examine the role and function of effective crisis communication during times of crisis. Approaches to crisis management are evaluated and applied to a range of organisational case studies. The module also explores the relationship between crisis management and risk management which is seen as an inherent part of all businesses and which is further compounded by the uncertainties with the nature of product and consumer.

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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.

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This module examines the various scenaria that arise during the management of natural disasters. It enables students to examine different ‘disaster’ situations and competing approaches to disaster management intervention measures. The module aims to expose students to the anatomy of disaster and to reflect upon the best strategic practices for the management and control of disasters and emergencies. The module uses real case studies to demonstrate the importance of preparedness for disaster, and the need for effective recovery and rehabilitation measures. Students are introduced to the levels of command and the systems in place for any situation requiring major emergency or disaster management. The module also examines the position of relief workers and victims caught up in disaster. As such, this module analyses a range of strategic options in terms of theory and practice. The development of strategic thinking is relevant to both those interested in uniformed and non-uniformed public sector management. The module aims to increase students’ awareness of the nature and management of disasters, drawing on an interdisciplinary approach. It is designed to enable graduates to engage with and relate to disaster professionals with confidence and commitment.

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The dissertation is a major independent piece of work intended to develop a student’s ability to actively engage with core disciplinary issues. The dissertation focuses on analysis, synthesis, and critique. In undertaking dissertation research, students are required 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.

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The module has been designed to develop entrepreneurial skills to enable graduates to pursue careers in a range of industries. Students can study the various theoretical aspects of both foundation and contemporary aspects of entrepreneurship and enterprise in order to self-appraise their own personal environment. The module examines modern day success stories of contemporary businesses and traces their origins and reasons for successful accomplishments. It aims to reflect the entrepreneurial learning process which informs how entrepreneurs learn from previous mistakes. The module offers a generic examination of the principles of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial activity, within a variety of settings of SMEs and regional and rural settings. The module aims to examine the rise in popularity of third sector organisations of which the social entrepreneur plays a large role. It also supports the full development of entrepreneurial skills and sensitivities for use in existing organisations, to facilitate the management of change and/or the achievement or organisational goals. In addition, it aims to prepare students for involvement in inter-organisational relationships and joint ventures requiring the mobilisation of entrepreneurial skills and knowledge.

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This module is designed to enhance students learning from their level two studies and to take their appreciation of theoretical finance into the real world of business application. The module will aim to teach the financial skills and knowledge that will be invaluable to students whichever career they subsequently pursue.

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This module is designed to enhance students' learning from Financial Management for Business 1 and to expand their thinking, application and challenge of a number of areas of corporate finance, aiming to give students a range of practical tools and understanding for their eventual roles within a plethora of different types of organisation.

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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.

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The module places the development of marketing communications in the context of business and marketing strategies. Theories of information processing and buyer behaviour, both at individual and organisational level, are explored and applied in the development of communication plans. Particular emphasis is placed on the discussion of the elements of the communications mix, the media selection and the evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of communications.

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Personal financial planning is the process whereby individuals can determine whether or not they can meet their financial objectives through proper management of their financial resources. This module demonstrates and explores the application of a range of techniques used to help achieve this aim. Many students will go on to work in the financial services sector. This module aims to provide these students with a fundamental underpinning of the issues they are likely to face when working in this industry.

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This module enables students to apply free thinking to contemporary situations so as to apply a conceptual environment to a number of business situations. It examines modern day success stories of contemporary businesses, traces their origins and reasons for successful accomplishments, and reflects on the entrepreneurial learning process. The module aims to examine how and why businesses operate, why people start businesses and others do not and finally, why some are successful and others not. The module explores venture creation within different contexts, such as the rise in popularity of third sector organisations and the role of the social entrepreneur. It supports the full development of entrepreneurial skills and sensitivities for use in existing organisations, to facilitate the management of change and/or the achievement of organisational goals. In addition, it aims to prepare students for involvement in inter-organisational relationships and joint ventures requiring the mobilisation of entrepreneurial skills and knowledge.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. 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.

How you are assessed

Assessment Feedback

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

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year.

The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.

We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

University preparation courses for International students:

The University of Lincoln International Study Centre offers university preparation courses for international students who do not meet the direct entry requirements for their chosen degree course. Upon successful completion, students can progress to degree level study at the University of Lincoln.

Please visit http://www.lincolnisc.com/ for more information.

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

Entry Requirements 2021-22

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.

We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

University preparation courses for International students:

The University of Lincoln International Study Centre offers university preparation courses for international students who do not meet the direct entry requirements for their chosen degree course. Upon successful completion, students can progress to degree level study at the University of Lincoln.

Please visit http://www.lincolnisc.com/ for more information.

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

Work Placement Year

As part of this course, students can choose a one-year work placement following the second year, enabling them to apply their knowledge in a real business setting. They are expected to to source their own paid placement, and tutors can provide support during the process if required. No tuition fees will be due for this year, but students will be expected to pay their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

Students who successfully complete their studies with a year of work placement will receive the award title BA (Hons) Business Studies (with Work Placement). Those who do not will receive a BA (Hons) Business Studies award, or equivalent exit award.

Those students who are unable to undertake or choose not to participate in the work placement year scheme, may have the option to undertake a work-related project such as a piece of consultancy or an enterprise project, to give them experience of solving real industry problems.

Students who require a Tier 4 visa to study BA (Hons) Business Studies (with Work Placement) will be issued a CAS with a course length that should be sufficient for you to complete the course without the placement year. If you decide to undertake the BA (Hons) Business Studies (with Work Placement) and find a work placement as part of the course this will add additional time to your course and a new Tier 4 visa will be required either before or after the work placement to extend your stay in the UK.

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, please visit LIBS work placement pages.

"Business Studies is a diverse course, where you are able to have a taste of everything, allowing you to tailor your learning to any business career."

Tamika Gayle, BA (Hons) Business Studies graduate

Career Opportunities

Business Studies graduates may go on to work in e-commerce, financial management, retail management, human resources, and marketing, among other sectors. Lincoln graduates have gone on to work for organisations including IBM, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, Siemens, and Anglian Water.

Working in Partnership

Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.

The University of Lincoln is a member of AACSB, a global nonprofit association connecting educators, students, and businesses to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Find out more.

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