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Full-time

3 or 4 years

Typical Offer

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

Campus

Brayford Pool

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Validated

Fees

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UCAS Code

NN12

Course Code

MGTPRPUB

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

NN12

Course Code

MGTPRPUB

BA (Hons) Business and Management BA (Hons) Business and Management

The course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students completing the degree can achieve a Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership from the CMI.

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

NN12

Course Code

MGTPRPUB

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

NN12

Course Code

MGTPRPUB

David Anderson - Programme Leader

David Anderson - Programme Leader

David Anderson is a Programme Leader in Lincoln International Business School. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Management Education. He has research expertise is in Actor-Network Theory (ANT). His current research makes connections between ANT and Critical Management Studies (CMS) in Higher Education. His methodological background is in ethnography, particular drawing from ethnographic studies of science.

School Staff List

Welcome to BA (Hons) Business and Management

At the heart of every successful business are people with the expertise to use physical and human resources effectively, leading teams to embrace the challenges they face and find the best way forward.

Business and Management at Lincoln is designed for students who want to work in the fast-paced global world of business, co-ordinating teams, or establishing and running their own business. It aims to produce enterprising, highly employable graduates with an international perspective ready to work in a variety of settings.

The course enables students to develop the capacity to address the challenges of business practice by managing complexity, being confident in conditions of uncertainty, and positively responding to unintended consequences. Students are encouraged to think and act as managers, developing their critical thinking skills, and building a broad knowledge of core business subject areas.

The course offers the option to undertake a one-year placement following the second year. Students are expected to source their own paid placement, but tutors can provide support during the process if required.

Students who successfully complete their degree with a one year placement will receive the award title BA (Hons) Business and Management (with Work Placement). Those who do not will receive a BA (Hons) Business and Management award, or equivalent exit award.

The course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students completing the degree can achieve a Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership from the CMI.

Welcome to BA (Hons) Business and Management

At the heart of every successful business are people with the expertise to use physical and human resources effectively, leading teams to embrace the challenges they face and find the best way forward.

Business and Management at Lincoln is designed for students who want to work in the fast-paced global world of business, whether it is in a private, public, or a third sector organisation.

The course aims to help students to develop the capacity to address the challenges of business practice by managing complexity, being confident in conditions of uncertainty, and positively responding to unintended consequences. Students are encouraged to think and act as managers, developing their critical-thinking skills, and building a broad knowledge of core business subject areas.

It aims to produce enterprising, highly employable graduates with an international perspective who are ready to work in a variety of settings, co-ordinating teams, managing projects, and delivering business strategies.

Students who successfully complete their degree with a one year placement will receive the award title BA (Hons) Business and Management (with Work Placement). Those who do not will receive a BA (Hons) Business and Management award, or equivalent exit award.

The course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students completing the degree can achieve a Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership from the CMI.

How You Study

From the outset of the course, students tackle subjects which underpin business practice, such as finance, marketing, organisational behaviour, and microeconomics. This moves on to more complex aspects of management in the second year including diversity, innovation, operations, strategy, human resource management and budgeting. In their final year, students are able to specialise in areas including leadership and high performance teams, crisis management, and financial management.

A range of teaching and learning methods are used on the degree to support a variety of learning styles. Lectures introduce key themes, theoretical perspectives and provide illustrative examples and case studies. Seminars provide the opportunity to discuss topics in more detail and use practical activities to engage with subject material.

One-to-one support is available to support understanding and learning. Individual feedback is available as you progress through the degree and is used to identify and resolve any learning difficulties.

The additional work placement year offers the opportunity for students to complete a period of work experience after their second year of study, in order to apply their knowledge in a real business setting. 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.

The business and management course is delivered by staff with expertise in their relevant topics. Students are taught by a variety of people, such as those with professional experience, an academic background, research experience, technical expertise, and may be supported by alumni and other current students.

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

From the outset of the course, students are expected to tackle subjects which underpin business practice, such as finance, organisational behaviour, and microeconomics. This moves on to more complex aspects of management in the second year including diversity, innovation, operations, strategy, and budgeting. In their final year, students are able to specialise in areas including leadership, entrepreneurship, consultancy, marketing, and human resource management.

A range of teaching and learning methods are used on the degree to support a variety of learning styles. Lectures introduce key themes, theoretical perspectives and provide illustrative examples and case studies. Seminars provide the opportunity to discuss topics in more detail and use practical activities to engage with subject material.

One-to-one support is available to support understanding and learning. Individual feedback is available as you progress through the degree and is used to identify and resolve any learning difficulties.

Core modules on this programme have integrated opportunities for students to innovate and develop their entrepreneurial skills. There are opportunities for students to undertake problem-based learning, develop reflective practice, design and present exhibitions, and develop their professional portfolios.

The business and management course is delivered by staff with expertise in their relevant topics. Students are taught by a variety of people, such as those with professional experience, an academic background, research experience, technical expertise, and may be supported by alumni and other current students.

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 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

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to recognise and develop a range of professional and academic skills. The module enables students to maximise the opportunities afforded by study, part-time work and extra-curricular activities to benefit both their studies and their employability. Lectures aims to provide theoretical perspectives, and seminars are forums to develop practical skills that may be used in the workplace. The module has a number of blackboard sessions enabling students to engage with modern learning tools and independent learning.

Module Overview

This module engages with some of the key thinkers and debates in the sociology of work and organisations to try to make sense of the various ways work is experienced, managed and organised. The focus is on different forms of organizing and the underlying assumptions that legitimise their nature. Attention is given to the relationships between assumptions, theory and management action.

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 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

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

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 Sociology of Innovation focuses on developing new insights and understanding of business practice based on inquiries surrounding a student led project. Designed to enhance employability skills desired by contemporary organisations, the module introduces a variety of innovative techniques for collecting, analysing and interpreting data.

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 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.

Module Overview

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the background and context of the contemporary business environment as it has been shaped within the European Union by the policies and programmes developed at a European level. It draws on theories and concepts from the disciplines of economics, politics, and history. The initial focus is to develop an understanding of the dynamic process of economic integration that has taken place within the EU. The module aims to identify the main features and institutional frameworks at EU level within which decisions about policies and programmes are made. The objective of this study is to enable students to gain an understanding of how the business community can access the policy-making process and influence the EU’s policies and programmes.

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

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 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 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 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

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 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

In this module, complexity of the relationship between knowledge, theories and action is explored. The module seeks to increase the students’ ability of conducting a self-directed, reflexive inquiry - conscious of its own assumptions and contexts in which it develops – in order to improve awareness of positionality of managerial actions, and thus to assist the future development of responsible managers and sustainable organisations.

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

Whether environmental issues are viewed as risks or opportunities, few businesses nowadays can afford to ignore them. This module looks at how business have come to embrace environmentalism as a source of competitive advantage and will critically evaluate the limits of contemporary ‘corporate environmentalism’. The module enables students to explore this theme in much greater detail. The module is designed to develop understanding of the most pressing environmental issues of our time including climate change, biodiversity loss, and water scarcity. It aims to provide an up-to-date toolkit for developing and implementing environmentally effective corporate sustainability strategies.

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 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 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

This module explores how the subjects of management and organisation are represented by popular media forms such as Hollywood film and television drama. In contemporary society, visual media plays an important part in shaping our expectations and understandings of organisations. Not only do popular media forms determine the information we receive and the perceptions and opinions we come to hold, it can also provide us with a way of making sense of our own experiences of work. For future managers and leaders, reading film and television texts is an important way of gaining insight into the cultural ideology embedded within these texts and developing a critical awareness of the role of the media in reproducing systems of power and authority associated with the dominant culture. Looking at a diverse range of media genres, from hospital television drama to ‘mockumentary’ to science fiction films. This module investigates the ways in which dramatic representations and stereotypes work to create and perpetuate popular understandings of organisational structures and managerial processes. The module seeks to develop students’ abilities to read media texts and interpret their cultural and social significance relative to their own organisational experience and the experience of others through a range of teaching and learning activities including reading, lectures, screenings, seminar discussions, and student presentations. This student-led approach supports the enhancement of personal responsibility, research, and team working skills.

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 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

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to recognise and develop a range of professional and academic skills. The module enables students to maximise the opportunities afforded by study, part-time work and extra-curricular activities to benefit both their studies and their employability. Lectures aims to provide theoretical perspectives, and seminars are forums to develop practical skills that may be used in the workplace. The module has a number of blackboard sessions enabling students to engage with modern learning tools and independent learning.

Module Overview

This module engages with some of the key thinkers and debates in the sociology of work and organisations to try to make sense of the various ways work is experienced, managed and organised. The focus is on different forms of organizing and the underlying assumptions that legitimise their nature. Attention is given to the relationships between assumptions, theory and management action.

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 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

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

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 Sociology of Innovation focuses on developing new insights and understanding of business practice based on inquiries surrounding a student led project. Designed to enhance employability skills desired by contemporary organisations, the module introduces a variety of innovative techniques for collecting, analysing and interpreting data.

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 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.

Module Overview

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the background and context of the contemporary business environment as it has been shaped within the European Union by the policies and programmes developed at a European level. It draws on theories and concepts from the disciplines of economics, politics, and history. The initial focus is to develop an understanding of the dynamic process of economic integration that has taken place within the EU. The module aims to identify the main features and institutional frameworks at EU level within which decisions about policies and programmes are made. The objective of this study is to enable students to gain an understanding of how the business community can access the policy-making process and influence the EU’s policies and programmes.

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

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 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 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).

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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 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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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 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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In this module, complexity of the relationship between knowledge, theories and action is explored. The module seeks to increase the students’ ability of conducting a self-directed, reflexive inquiry - conscious of its own assumptions and contexts in which it develops – in order to improve awareness of positionality of managerial actions, and thus to assist the future development of responsible managers and sustainable organisations.

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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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Whether environmental issues are viewed as risks or opportunities, few businesses nowadays can afford to ignore them. This module looks at how business have come to embrace environmentalism as a source of competitive advantage and will critically evaluate the limits of contemporary ‘corporate environmentalism’. The module enables students to explore this theme in much greater detail. The module is designed to develop understanding of the most pressing environmental issues of our time including climate change, biodiversity loss, and water scarcity. It aims to provide an up-to-date toolkit for developing and implementing environmentally effective corporate sustainability strategies.

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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 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 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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This module explores how the subjects of management and organisation are represented by popular media forms such as Hollywood film and television drama. In contemporary society, visual media plays an important part in shaping our expectations and understandings of organisations. Not only do popular media forms determine the information we receive and the perceptions and opinions we come to hold, it can also provide us with a way of making sense of our own experiences of work. For future managers and leaders, reading film and television texts is an important way of gaining insight into the cultural ideology embedded within these texts and developing a critical awareness of the role of the media in reproducing systems of power and authority associated with the dominant culture. Looking at a diverse range of media genres, from hospital television drama to ‘mockumentary’ to science fiction films. This module investigates the ways in which dramatic representations and stereotypes work to create and perpetuate popular understandings of organisational structures and managerial processes. The module seeks to develop students’ abilities to read media texts and interpret their cultural and social significance relative to their own organisational experience and the experience of others through a range of teaching and learning activities including reading, lectures, screenings, seminar discussions, and student presentations. This student-led approach supports the enhancement of personal responsibility, research, and team working skills.

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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

The degree uses a range of assessment types which can assess individual performance and group performance to reflect the variety of learning styles in students. Assessments can include coursework such as assignments, project, essay, report, portfolio, and reflective log; practical work including presentation, exhibition, role play, and oral assessment. Exams can include in-class tests or written exam.

The business and management course aims to provide timely feedback to students. Feedback is designed to identify areas of strength, weakness, and improvement in a student's work to support learning throughout the degree. Quality feedback is integral to the degrees teaching and learning strategy. Where possible feedback is available electronically. Students have access to one-to-one meetings to receive personalised feedback about their performance.

The degree uses a range of assessment types which can assess individual performance and group performance to reflect the variety of learning styles in students. Assessments can include coursework such as assignments, project, essay, report, portfolio, and reflective log; practical work including presentation, exhibition, role play, and oral assessment. Exams can include in-class tests or written exam.

The business and management course aims to provide timely feedback to students. Feedback is designed to identify areas of strength, weakness, and improvement in a student's work to support learning throughout the degree. Quality feedback is integral to the degrees teaching and learning strategy. Where possible feedback is available electronically. Students have access to one-to-one meetings to receive personalised feedback about their performance.

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.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

On the optional trip on the module Disaster Management, students are be expected to cover their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

As part of this course, students can choose to undertake a year of work placement following the second year. They are expected to source their own paid placement, but can be supported through the process. No tuition fees will be due for this year, but students will be expected to cover their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

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.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

As part of this course, students can choose to undertake a year of work placement following the second year. They are expected to source their own paid placement, but can be supported through the process. No tuition fees will be due for this year, but students will be expected to cover their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

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

Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

At Lincoln, Covid-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the student experience. We have made 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. We will continue to follow Government guidance and work closely with the local Public Health experts as the situation progresses, and adapt our teaching and learning accordingly to keep our campus as safe as possible.

Accreditations

The course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students completing the degree can achieve a Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership from the CMI.

The degree has a strong relationship with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). As Affiliate Members of the CMI, students have access to CMI’s business mentoring scheme, career development centre, and professional learning resources to help develop professional expertise and to build relationships with industry throughout their degree.

Work Placement Year

As part of this course, students can choose to undertake a year on work placement following the second year. Students are expected to source their own paid placement, and support is available throughout the application process. No tuition fees will be due for this year, but students will be expected to cover 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 and Management (with Work Placement). Those who do not will receive a BA (Hons) Business and Management award, or equivalent exit award.

Students who require a Tier 4 visa to study BA (Hons) Business and Management (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 and Management (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 placements pages.

Business Society

The degree works closely with the Business Society to provide access to industry through guest speakers and business visits. This is very much the social arm of the degree.

Professional Skills Training

The degree offers online training to develop personal and professional skills in areas such as management development, employability mathematics, and finance. Bite-sized online training is also available to enhance proficiency with frequently used business software. Training is available for packages such as Word, Outlook, Excel.

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

"My course offered up-to-date industry knowledge that allowed me to thrive during my professional placement year with the bank that has since offered me a graduate role."

Stephanie Nock, BA (Hons) Business and Management graduate

Career Opportunities

Graduates may go on to work in project management, logistics management, consultancy, retail, human resources, marketing, finance, manufacturing, education, information technology, and telecommunications, as well as public sector management.

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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Virtual Open Days

While you may not be able to visit us in person at the moment, you can still find out more about the University of Lincoln and what it is like to live and study here at one of our live Virtual Open Days.

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