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Course Handbook 2020-21
Course Title: Title: BSc (Hons) Business & Management
Level 6 Top-Up
Course Code: ICON001TOPUP
Key Information
Award: BSc (Hons) Business & Management
Course Id: ICON001TOPUP
Location: ICON College of Technology and Management, London
Awarding Institution: Falmouth University
Credit Value: 120
Course Structure: 4×20 credits; 1×40 Collaborative Social Action Project
Duration: 1 year
Academic year: 2021 -2022
Mode of Study: Full Time
Language of study: English
Course Fees £7,500
Timetables: Day, Evening and Weekend
1. Introduction
ICON College of Technology and Management offers a BSc (Hons) Business & Management in partnership
with Falmouth University, a TEF Gold rated University. Our students will get opportunities of having guest
speakers from different industries and visit industry and business Expo events held in London.
This course aims to develop knowledge and understanding, build entrepreneurial skills, and cultivate
emotional intelligence towards careers in management. You will develop confidence, cultural perspective,
practical skills, self-reliance, and critical judgement backed by cutting-edge research, articulated through
innovative, sustainable, ethical and professional business and leadership practice.
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2. Entry Requirements
To meet the entry criteria for admission, a candidate must have:
BTEC HND Level 3 in Business or related subjects
See ICON website for more details: https://www.iconcollege.ac.uk/course-details/13
3. Course Structure
Level 6 has 5 compulsory modules including a Social Action Project. There is a mix of taught and independent
learning on each module to allow students to apply learning to their practice.
Module List
Course No
Level 6 Modules (Five Modules, 120 Credit Value)
Module
Credit
BUS 116
DataLab: Generation, Analysis, Iteration
Compulsory
20
BUS 114
Global Economies and International Markets
Compulsory
20
BUS 115
Creative & Ethical Leadership
Compulsory
20
BUS 113
Crafting Your Future: Professional Practice and Research
Compulsory
20
BUS 117
Social Action Project
Compulsory
40
4. Semester breakdown
Semester One – Study Block 1
Semester Two – Study Block 2
Crafting Your Future: Professional Practice
Global Economies and International Markets
Creative & Ethical Leadership
DataLab: Generation, Analysis, Iteration
Social Action Project
5. Course specific employability skills
On completion of this course you will attain the following Employability Skills: collaborative working, selfmanagement, operating commercially, problem-solving, effective leadership, research and analysis,
understanding data, critical reflection, communication, project management, creativity, sustainable and
regenerative problem-solving, transdisciplinary thinking and working.
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6. Learning Outcomes
LO name
Level 6
01 Process
Synthesize component concepts and characteristics of sustainable
process as an area of academic and applied study, in order to generate
original ideas and propose alternative solutions.
02 Innovation
Formulate appropriate decisions in complex and unpredictable contexts
in which data may be limited or contradictory, applying creativity and
risk management appropriately.
03 Industry
Evaluate the development of your creative and ethical leadership
skills in a real-world environment.
04 Research
Apply a justified systematic approach to research methodology and
demonstrate advanced information skills.
05 Analysis
Accurately deploy established techniques of analysis to critically
evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data (that
may be incomplete).
06 Communication
Produce persuasive communications regarding information, ideas,
problems and solutions to identified specialist and/or non-specialist
audiences.
07 Organisation
Examine your personal and professional development requirements
and demonstrate self-management in relation to a development plan.
08 Collaboration
Demonstrate individual personal responsibility within a
multidisciplinary team context and examine approaches of self and
others to collaboration.
7. Assessment Strategies
This course makes use of a wide range of strategies to assess and give feedback.
Summative assessment: You will be assessed in a variety of ways that measure your learning
against the learning outcomes for each module. You will have up to 2 summative assessment
points per module. You will be given the opportunity to book a 1:1 session with a module tutor after
the assessment to receive feedback on the work submitted and grade awarded, as this will help
identify areas for improvement and development. These forms of assessment have been chosen to
give a range of methods for demonstrating knowledge and skills, to practice professionally relevant
skills, and to build towards a portfolio of work.
Formative assessment: Non-mark bearing (formative) assessment also forms an important part
of the assessment process. Formative assessment includes all the feedback received from tutors
and in peer-review sessions. It provides the opportunity to receive constructive feedback on work
at various stages of each module. You can use this feedback to shape the work being submitted
for summative assessment.
Certain modules include assessments with a reflective component, where you will situate your
development in relation to, for example, environmental sustainability, gender and sexuality,
creative approaches to enterprise, ego and personal insight, responsible business in society,
working with and for communities, emotional intelligence in business contexts, or mental and
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physical health and wellbeing. This is to ensure you are engaged with the whole system of
business and entrepreneurial thinking, including its social and cultural elements and impacts,
preparing you to be emotionally intelligent and future-conscious leaders in your chosen fields.
Feedback: Feedback can occur at any time and can be verbal or written, individual or group,
formal or informal, peer or tutor, summative or formative. It is a key part of the assessment strategy
of the course. Tutor feedback will be given as part of all summative assessment and will refer to
the strengths and weaknesses of your submitted work. All feedback is designed to help you on
future modules and assignments.
Assessment Methods are tailored for each module and reflect their particular Aims and
Learning Outcomes. Assignments are designed to facilitate learning and nurture the
development of knowledge, competencies and critically reflective thinking and practice
Assessment methods will be clearly explained in module guides.
Typical assessment methods for this course may include:
• Individual and group industry reports
• Presentations and pitches
• Critical evaluations
• Business case studies
• Individual and group reports
• Portfolios of production work
• Responses to live briefs
• Short reflective essays
8. Assessment Regulations
Students submit assignments through the ICON VLE where a check for plagiarism is made and feedback
from the tutor is provided. A student will not be able to submit their assignments if their attendance is low
and is not in line with College attendance policy. A student can only submit their assignment if s/he has met
attendance requirements
Any assignment submitted later than two weeks after the deadline (Final & Late) will not be accepted. The
assignment will be submitted in the resubmission time.
Where circumstances beyond the student’s control impact negatively on an assessment opportunity a
student may submit a claim for exceptional extenuating circumstances and their work will be not be capped
at Pass if it is accepted.
A student who, for the first assessment opportunity and resubmission opportunity, still failed to pass the
module, will be allowed to repeat the module. The module will be capped at Pass and can be repeated only
once.
9. Student Support
The College assigns every student a designated Personal Tutor who is available by appointment throughout
the academic year. The Personal Tutor is the first contact point at the College who would act as a mentor,
and guide the student who encounter with non-academic problems, e.g., financial hardship, accommodation
matters, learning disabilities. All Personal Tutors will be expected to have online personal tutor meetings with
each of their tutees at least once a semester.
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The aims of the Personal Tutoring System are:
a). To ensure a student has someone who provides general advice and can point him/her in the direction of
other resources in place to support the student.
b). To ensure a student has someone who will support the student academic progression and identify any
problems.
c). To ensure that a student has a named person they can go to for support.
The College has a Hardship Fund intended to provide support to all students who are experiencing
exceptional financial difficulty during their studies.
The College provides pastoral care and counselling through a Private a Therapy Clinic (which is an external
healthcare company). A Student Career and Welfare Officer is available for published hours each week
(including Saturdays) to provide counselling and welfare advice to ensure equality of access to provision.
The College has two members of staff, including the College Student Career and Welfare Officer, to provide
advice regarding academic transition and progression following Course completion. The members of staff
publish their availability on a noticeboard outside their office detailing the time each week they are available
to provide this advice, including in the evening.
The College is committed to providing equality of access to education to all students through disability support
services. The Student Career and Welfare Officer is responsible for liaising with the student and the relevant
staff to implement all reasonable measures.
10. Evaluation and Revision
a). The Assessment Board receives and evaluates the external examiner’s reports every year and evaluates
the standard achieved by the students and the quality of the provision of their work. They then produce a
report for submission the Academic Board.
b). The College also conducts a feedback on assignments to students through an online Formative Feedback
Forum
c). The internal moderator checks a range of assessment decisions for all assessors and modules by sampling
some of the assignments. In case of unexpected assessment decisions, (e.g., everybody achieving First Class
in the assignment), additional sampling will be conducted on individual modules/assessors.
The Academic Board has the responsibility to oversee the management of academic standards and quality
of teaching and learning for all Courses and for ensuring that the requirements of the College are fulfilled.
11. Further Information
See the ICON College https://www.iconcollege.ac.uk for more information about the BSc (Hons) Business &
Management Top-Up programme.
12. Course Handbook in PDF
Download Course Handbook in PDF
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General Module Information
Status
Approved
Module Name
Data Lab: Generation, Analysis, Iteration (level 6)
Module Code
BUS 116
Credit Value
20
Level and Study block
6, Study Block 2
Pre-requisites
Named Module Leader
Dr S Soroosh
Module Aim
To understand industry and cultural contexts for data in business, critically approach possibilities and limitations of
data-based forecasting, and effectively manage data in iterative cycles to inform business decisions
Summary Module Description
We are now in an era where Big Data is more important than ever, as a driver of the Fourth Industrial
Revolution, as a product, as an industry, as a risk. In this module you’ll build knowledge of cultural contexts for
Big Data, examples of how data is a resource and a product, considerations for mitigating risks associated with
privacy and data ethics. This will culminate in a data-centric game where teams will aim to manage, integrate
and use different forms of data to achieve specific outcomes.
Broadly, across the module students will build skills in finding and analysing data in the pursuit of business goals.
We’ll look at data in relation to project parameters, for example everyday business analytics used to track
progress and make decisions; you’ll also use limited datasets to project hypotheses, exploring how data can help
us effectively ‘futurecast’ in many scenarios, and will also critically assess the limitations of data-based
forecasting.
Working with data in this module involves designing iterative cycles of data management, including data
generation and gathering, collation, analysis, data-informed decision-making, assessment of outcomes, and
refinement of processes. Students will examine the effects of data on business models, product development,
and customer engagement, and consider this from perspectives of managers, marketers and entrepreneurs.
They will also think critically about data; after all, data is just bits of information, and we can define and use this
in many ways, some yet to be discovered.
Module-Specific Employability Skills
Collaborative working Operating
commercially Problem-Solving
Research & Analysis
Understanding Data
Research and Analysis
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Understanding Data
Learning Outcomes
LO
#
Learning
Outcome
Name
Learning Outcome Description
Assessment
Criteria
Category
1
Synthesize component concepts and characteristics of sustainable
process as an area of academic and applied study, in order to
generate original ideas and propose alternative solutions
PROCESS
2
Formulate appropriate decisions in complex and unpredictable
contexts in which data may be limited or contradictory, applying
creativity and risk management appropriately.
None
3
Evaluate the development of your creative and ethical leadership
skills in a real-world environment.
None
4
Apply a justified systematic approach to research methodology and
demonstrate advanced information skills
None
5
Accurately deploy established techniques of analysis to critically
evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data (that
may be incomplete
None
6
Produce persuasive communications regarding information, ideas,
problems and solutions to identified specialist and/or non-specialist
audiences.
None
7
Design your ongoing learning and continuing personal and
professional development through self-appraisal, reflection and self
management
ANALYSIS
8
Argue individual positions to formulate safe and effective
solutions within a team, whilst recognising and respecting
opposing professional opinions and the values of inclusivity
None
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Assessment Methods
Assessment
Method
Description of
Assessment Method
%
Learning
Outcomes
Assessed
Compulsory
PO
Data analytics portfolio
100
1, 5, 7
Compulsory
Assessment Criteria
Modes of delivery
Module Target Learner Hours: 200
Activity
Hours
Lecture
6
Seminar
18
Project supervision
36
Tutorial
10
Independent Learning Hours: 130
Indicative list of resources
Recommended Reading
Main Textbooks
Bourgeois, D.T., Smit, J.L., Wang, S., Mortati, J. (2019). Information systems for business and beyond. Open
Textbook Challenge, the Saylor Foundation.
Gitman, L., and McDaniel, C. (2018). Introduction to Business. OpenStax, Rice University, TX.
Grossmann, W., and Rinderle-Ma, S. (2015). Fundamentals of business intelligence. Springer.
Rainer, R.K., Prince, B., and Cegielski, C. (2015). Introduction to information systems: supporting and
transforming business, Wiley.
PO
Portfolio
The following codes for assessment methods
apply
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Prat, L. (2019). Link: How decision intelligence connects data, actions, and outcomes for a better world.
Emerald Publishing Limited, UK.
Additional Textbooks
Chaffey, D., Hemphill, T., & Edmundson-Bird, D. (2019). Digital business and e-commerce management. Pearson
UK.
Collins, K. (2012). An introduction to Business. Lardbucket.org.
Dumas, M., La Rosa, M., Mendling, J., & Reijers, H. A. (2013). Fundamentals of Business process
management. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.
Glykas, M. (2013). Business Process Management: Theory and Applications. Berlin: Springer.
Journals
Journal of Business Research
International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining
International Journal of Business Intelligence Research (IJBIR)
International Journal of Electronic Commerce
Expert Systems with Applications
Websites
Businessintelligence.com
Business-intelligence.ac.uk
Harvard Business Review
Adobe bite size courses via https://store.falmouth.ac.uk/product-catalogue/software- training/coursesfor-falmouth-students/adobe-courses#bc0d182ab3747c7193785ce88de3e7ac
Academic journals:
Enterprise and Society
Journal of Product Innovation Management
Technovation
Creativity and Innovation Management
Industry and Innovation
Named Awards
Course
Compulsory or Optional
BSc (Hons) Business & Management 3 yr
Compulsory
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General Module Information
Status
Approved
Module Name
Global Economies and International Markets (level 6)
Module Code
BUS114
Credit Value
20
Level and Study block
6, Study Block 1
Pre-requisites
Named Module Leader
Dr Gilbert Zvobgo
Module Aim
Summary Module Description
The international trading environment is always changing, and therefore aspects of the content of this
module will vary to reflect contemporary factors. You will start by examining the economic, political,
social/cultural and environmental drivers that impact on international trade, drawing on both key
historical and current examples.
You will explore different modes of entry in international markets. Through the process of selecting
and assessing an international market of your choice, you will focus on the practical issues when
expanding into international markets, as well as critiquing the support and guidance available to
businesses and entrepreneurs when entering a new international market.
You’ll engage with implications and complexities of:
•World economy
•Globalisation
•International business environment
•Global business issues
•Global cultural perspectives
•Multinational enterprise
•Working across cultures
•Managing across cultures
To develop a critical appreciation of the dynamic nature of international markets and the
opportunities open to businesses that have a global outlook.
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You will carry out a literature review on a topic of your choice within international business, and a linked case study
of a global business trend or issue. Analytical thinking is key. By the completion of this module, you will be well
prepared to discuss regional and cultural dimensions of business decisions.
Module-Specific Employability Skills
• Self-management
• Operating commercially
• Research & Analysis
• Critical Reflection
• Project Management
• Sustainability & Representative Problem-solving
• Transdisciplinary Thinking & Working
Learning Outcomes
LO
#
Learning
Outcome
Name
Learning Outcome Description
Assessment
Criteria
Category
1
Synthesize component concepts and characteristics of sustainable
process as an area of academic and applied study, in order to
generate original ideas and propose alternative solutions
None
2
Formulate appropriate decisions in complex and unpredictable
contexts in which data may be limited or contradictory, applying
creativity and risk management appropriately.
INNOVATIOM
3
Evaluate the development of your creative and ethical leadership
skills in a real-world environment.
None
4
Apply a justified systematic approach to research methodology and
demonstrate advanced information skills
RESEARCH
5
Accurately deploy established techniques of analysis to critically
evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data (that
may be incomplete
None
6
Produce persuasive communications regarding information, ideas,
problems and solutions to identified specialist and/or non-specialist
audiences.
None
7
Design your ongoing learning and continuing personal and
professional development through self-appraisal, reflection and self
management
None
8
Argue individual positions to formulate safe and effective
solutions within a team, whilst recognising and respecting
opposing professional opinions and the values of inclusivity
None
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Assessment Methods
Assessment
Method
Description of Assessment
Method
%
Learning
Outcomes
Assessed
Compulsory
PP
Globally-informed project
proposal with rationale
100
2, 4
Compulsory
The following codes for assessment methods
apply
PP
Proposal
Assessment Criteria
Modes of delivery
Module Target Learner Hours: 200
Activity
Hours
Lecture
12
Seminar
20
Tutorial
6
Practical classes and workshops
4
Project supervision
10
Independent Learning Hours: 148
Indicative list of resources
Recommended Reading
Main Textbooks
Chee, H. and Harris, R. (1998). Global Marketing Strategy. Pitman /FT
Gray, D.E. (2004). Doing Research in the Real World. SAGE Publications, London
Hamilton, L (2018). The international business environment, (4th ed). Oxford University Press, Oxford
Keegan, J. and Green M (2005). Global Marketing. Prentice Hall
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Saunders, M., Lewis, P. and Thornhill, A. (2019). Research Methods for Business Students, (8th ed). Pearson
Education Ltd. Harlow.
Additional Textbooks
Mazzucato, M. (2018). The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy. Hachette, UK
Rivoli, P. (2015). The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy. Hoboken: Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Hill, C. and Tomas, G. (2018). International Business: Competing in the Global Marketplace, (12th ed). McGrawHill Higher Education
Taillard, M. (2013). 101 Things Everyone Needs to Know about the Global Economy. Advantage Quest
Publications
Janet A. Gregory, J.A. and Robert S. Pearlstein, R.S. (2017). Built for Global: Navigating International Business
and Entering New Markets, (1st ed). CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Journals
Journal of International Business Studies
International Journal of Research in Marketing
Journal of World Business
International Business Review
Critical Perspectives on International Business
Global Networks
Websites
Fast company INC.
Entrepreneur
MIT Technology Review Stanford Business
Harvard Business Review
Named Awards
Course
Compulsory or Optional
BSc (Hons) Business & Management 3 yr
Compulsory
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General Module Information
Status
Approved
Module Name
Creative & Ethical Leadership
Module Code
BUS115
Credit Value
20
Level and Study block
6, Study Block 1
Pre-requisites
Named Module Leader
Dr Gilbert Zvobgo
Module Aim
Summary Module Description
Leadership styles are extremely varied and result from the distillation of a number of influences including
personality, organisational culture, and personal and professional experience. It is also true to say that no
single style or approach is appropriate to all situations, all individuals or all teams.
The importance of ethical and creative leadership is, however, increasingly being recognised as a crucial factor in
contemporary sustainable practice. An ethical leader embodies responsible practices that add value to an
organisation whereas leadership creativity fosters self-awareness, expression and collective innovation.
Within this module you will further develop your industry experience through the completion of a microplacement opportunity. You will also continue to develop your understanding of creative and ethical leadership
and build a portfolio to showcase the range of experiences and attributes that you have developed throughout
the degree programme.
Module-Specific Employability Skills
• Social perceptiveness
• Education and training, and instructing
• Active Learning
• Learning Strategies
• Resilience
To allow you to showcase your creative and ethical leadership attributes and recognise the
importance of your continuing professional development.
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Learning Outcomes
LO
#
Learning
Outcome
Name
Learning Outcome Description
Assessment
Criteria
Category
1
Synthesize component concepts and characteristics of sustainable
process as an area of academic and applied study, in order to
generate original ideas and propose alternative solutions
None
2
Formulate appropriate decisions in complex and unpredictable
contexts in which data may be limited or contradictory, applying
creativity and risk management appropriately.
Nome
3
Evaluate the development of your creative and ethical leadership
skills in a real-world environment.
INDUSTRY
4
Apply a justified systematic approach to research methodology and
demonstrate advanced information skills
RESEARCH
5
Accurately deploy established techniques of analysis to critically
evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data (that
may be incomplete
ANALYSIS
6
Produce persuasive communications regarding information, ideas,
problems and solutions to identified specialist and/or non-specialist
audiences.
None
7
Design your ongoing learning and continuing personal and
professional development through self-appraisal, reflection and self
management
ORGANISATION
8
Argue individual positions to formulate safe and effective
solutions within a team, whilst recognising and respecting
opposing professional opinions and the values of inclusivity
None
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Assessment
Method
Description of Assessment
Method
%
Learning
Outcomes
Assessed
Compulsory
PO
Portfolio of Professional
Practice (3000 words)
60
3
Compulsory
PW
360 Degree Appraisal
Presentation 10 minutes)
40
5, 7
Compulsory
The following codes for assessment methods
apply
PO
Portfolio
PW
Presentation of Work
Assessment Criteria
Modes of delivery
Module Target Learner Hours: 200
Activity
Hours
Lecture
11
Seminar
22
Tutorial
6
Guided independent study
140
Work based learning
21
Indicative list of resources
Essential Reading
Bardy, R. (2018). Rethinking Leadership – A Human Centred Approach to Management Ethics. Routledge
Dobel, J.P. (2018). Public Leadership Ethics: A Management Approach. Routledge.
Eweje, G. and Bathurst, R. (2017). CSR, Sustainability, and Leadership. Routledge
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McAteer, P. (2019). Sustainability is the new advantage: Leadership, change and the future of business. Anthem
Press, London
Recommended Reading
Conrad, C. A. (2018). Business Ethics – A Philosophical and Behavioral Approach, (1st ed). Springer
International Publishing: Imprint: Springer.
Hamilton, L (2018). The international business environment, (4th ed). Oxford University Press, Oxford, Chapter 5
Heffernan, M. (2015). “News: The Future of Leadership” [radio broadcast]. BBC Radio 4, 31 December
2015.
Lenssen, G.G and Smith, N.C. (2019) Managing Sustainable Business: An Executive Education Case and
Textbook, (1st ed). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands: Imprint: Springer
McGehee, N.G., Knollenberg, W. and Komorwski, A. (2015). “The Central Role of Leadership in Rural Tourism
Development: A Theoretical Framework and Case Studies”, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 23(8-9), pp. 1277-
1297.
Okpara, J.O and Idowu, S.O (eds) (2013). Corporate Social Responsibility: Challenges, Opportunities and
strategies for 21st Century Leaders, (1st ed). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Pernecky, T. (2015). “Sustainable Leadership in Event Management”, Event Management, 19, pp. 109–121.
Sotarauta, M., Horlings, L. and Liddle, J. (2013). Leadership and Change in Sustainable Regional
Development. Routledge.
Online resources:
Fast company
INC.
Wired
Entrepreneur
MIT Technology Review
Stanford Business Insights
Harvard Business Review
Adobe bite size courses via https://store.falmouth.ac.uk/product-catalogue/softwaretraining/courses-for-falmouth-students/adobe-courses#bc0d182ab3747c7193785ce88de3e7ac
Academic journals:
Enterprise and Society
Journal of Product Innovation Management
Technovation
Creativity and Innovation Management
Industry and Innovation
Named Awards
Course
Compulsory or Optional
BSc (Hons) Business & Management 3 yr
Compulsory
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General Module Information
Status
Approved
Module Name
Crafting Your Future: Professional Practice and Research
Module Code
BUS113
Credit Value
20
Level and Study block
6, Study Block 2
Pre-requisites
Named Module Leader
Dr Walter Gunetilleke
Module Aim
Summary Module Description
The professional portfolio, as culmination of your degree experience, is intended to showcase your best work
and to produce a coherent narrative of skills and interests.This will help you to position yourself as a professional
in your preferred sector, and enable you to reflect on your development in productive ways.
The portfolio has three components. One of these is a digital showcase of professional practice, which
constitutes further development of coursework selected and situated around a common theme. The second
component is an industry analysis, a thoroughly researched essay examining the market, industry or sector you
wish to enter in terms of its direction and opportunities, your specialised skillset and its place in relation to
opportunities. The final component is a personal development plan.
The module will include weekly lectures, group seminars, and one-to-one supervisions, to support you in
multiple ways as you carry out this final piece of work.
Module-Specific Employability Skills
• Self-management
• Research & Analysis
• Critical Reflection
• Communication
• Project Management
• Creativity
• Sustainability and Representative Problem -solving
• Transdisciplinary Thinking and Working
To apply the full range of learning material and learning experiences from your degree
programme to an independent portfolio, which should demonstrate professional-standard
work in a coherent narrative of practice and research.
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Learning Outcomes
LO
#
Learning
Outcome
Name
Learning Outcome Description
Assessment
Criteria
Category
1
Synthesize component concepts and characteristics of sustainable
process as an area of academic and applied study, in order to
generate original ideas and propose alternative solutions
None
2
Formulate appropriate decisions in complex and unpredictable
contexts in which data may be limited or contradictory, applying
creativity and risk management appropriately.
Nome
3
Evaluate the development of your creative and ethical leadership
skills in a real-world environment.
INDUSTRY
4
Apply a justified systematic approach to research methodology and
demonstrate advanced information skills
RESEARCH
5
Accurately deploy established techniques of analysis to critically
evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data (that
may be incomplete
None
6
Produce persuasive communications regarding information, ideas,
problems and solutions to identified specialist and/or non-specialist
audiences.
COMMUNICATION
7
Design your ongoing learning and continuing personal and
professional development through self-appraisal, reflection and self
management
None
8
Argue individual positions to formulate safe and effective
solutions within a team, whilst recognising and respecting
opposing professional opinions and the values of inclusivity
None
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Assessment Methods
Assessment
Method
Description of
Assessment Method
%
Learning
Outcomes
Assessed
Compulsory or
Compensatable
PO
Portfolio
100
3, 4, 6
Compulsory
The following codes for assessment methods
apply
PO
Portfolio
Assessment Criteria
Modes of delivery
Module Target Learner Hours: 200
Activity
Hours
Lecture
12
Seminar
10
Tutorial
5
Practical classes and workshops
5
Project supervision
10
Independent Learning Hours: 158
Indicative list of resources
Essential Reading
Bardy, R. (2018). Rethinking Leadership – A Human Centred Approach to Management Ethics. Routledge
Dobel, J.P. (2018). Public Leadership Ethics: A Management Approach. Routledge.
Eweje, G. and Bathurst, R. (2017). CSR, Sustainability, and Leadership. Routledge
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McAteer, P. (2019). Sustainability is the new advantage: Leadership, change and the future of business.
Anthem Press, London
Recommended Reading
Conrad, C. A. (2018). Business Ethics – A Philosophical and Behavioral Approach, (1st ed). Springer
International Publishing: Imprint: Springer.
Hamilton, L (2018). The international business environment, (4th ed). Oxford University Press, Oxford, Chapter 5
Heffernan, M. (2015). “News: The Future of Leadership” [radio broadcast]. BBC Radio 4, 31 December
2015.
Lenssen, G.G and Smith, N.C. (2019) Managing Sustainable Business: An Executive Education Case and
Textbook, (1st ed). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands: Imprint: Springer
McGehee, N.G., Knollenberg, W. and Komorwski, A. (2015). “The Central Role of Leadership in Rural Tourism
Development: A Theoretical Framework and Case Studies”, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 23(8-9), pp. 1277-
1297.
Okpara, J.O and Idowu, S.O (eds) (2013). Corporate Social Responsibility: Challenges, Opportunities and
strategies for 21st Century Leaders, (1st ed). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Pernecky, T. (2015). “Sustainable Leadership in Event Management”, Event Management, 19, pp. 109–121.
Sotarauta, M., Horlings, L. and Liddle, J. (2013). Leadership and Change in Sustainable Regional
Development. Routledge.
Online resources:
Fast company
INC.
Wired
Entrepreneur
MIT Technology Review
Stanford Business Insights
Harvard Business Review
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Academic Journals
Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice
Journal of Business Venturing
Journal of International Business Studies
Academy of Management Journal
Academy of Management Review
Journal of Management
Journal of Consumer Psychology
Journal of Consumer Research Journal of Marketing
Journal of Marketing Research
Marketing Science
International Journal of Research in Marketing
Strategic Management Journal
Annals of Tourism Research Tourism Management
Business Strategy and The Environment
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Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Operations Research
Management Science
Journal of Product Innovation Management Work, Employment and Society
Human Resource Management Journal (UK) Enterprise and Society
Journal of Product Innovation Management
Technovation
Creativity and Innovation Management
Industry and Innovation
Websites
Reflective practice: what is it and how do I do it?
Named Awards
Course
Compulsory or Optional
BSc(Hons) Business & Management 3 yr
Compulsory
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General Module Information
Status
Approved
Module Name
Social Action Project
Module Code
BUS117
Credit Value
40
Level and Study block
6, Study Block 2
Pre-requisites
Named Module Leader
Dr Gilbert Zvobgo
Module Aim
To collaboratively develop a social enterprise concept, demonstrating application of entrepreneurial
skillsets to social issues
Summary Module Description
This Module is Co-Lab
In this module you will be tasked with developing a social enterprise concept in response to a
‘wicked problem’ posed at the start of the module. You will work in groups to co-develop and
validate the concept proposed. In doing so, you will consider challenges of the Fourth Industrial
Revolution and a range of societal challenges (e.g. social care or automation).
Specifically, you will:
• Engage with Design Thinking as a promising theoretical framework
• Critical evaluate the claims of its proponents and consider its limitations
• Consider how practitioners apply the theory in a practical context, assessing how useful it can be
in solving problems in our own contexts
Throughout, you will receive feedback on your application of social enterprise principles and theory
to the problem at hand. Early lectures will cover design thinking with examples and the theory of
social entrepreneurship to create a robust foundation for students to develop social entrepreneurial
ideas on it. You’ll be expected to produce and share research on relevant audiences and markets,
toward developing feasible (as well as innovative) solutions. You’ll be expected to use collaborative
tools, synchronous and asynchronous, to work with your team on a regular basis.
Module-Specific Employability Skills
• Collaborative working
• Problem-Solving
• Effective Leadership
• Research & Analysis
• Project Management
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• Creativity
• Sustainability and Representative Problem -solving
• Transdisciplinary Thinking and Working
Learning Outcomes
LO
#
Learning
Outcome
Name
Learning Outcome Description
Assessment
Criteria Category
1
Synthesize component concepts and characteristics of sustainable
process as an area of academic and applied study, in order to
generate original ideas and propose alternative solutions
None
2
Formulate appropriate decisions in complex and unpredictable
contexts in which data may be limited or contradictory, applying
creativity and risk management appropriately.
INNOVATION
3
Evaluate the development of your creative and ethical leadership
skills in a real-world environment.
None
4
Apply a justified systematic approach to research methodology and
demonstrate advanced information skills
None
5
Accurately deploy established techniques of analysis to critically
evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data (that
may be incomplete
None
6
Produce persuasive communications regarding information, ideas,
problems and solutions to identified specialist and/or non-specialist
audiences.
None
7
Design your ongoing learning and continuing personal and
professional development through self-appraisal, reflection and
self-management
None
8
Argue individual positions to formulate safe and effective
solutions within a team, whilst recognising and respecting
opposing professional opinions and the values of inclusivity
COLLABORATION
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Assessment Methods
Assessment
Method
Description of Assessment
Method
%
Learning Outcomes Assessed
Compulsory
JL
Critical Journal (Group of 4-
5)
60
2, 8
Compulsory
PW
Pitch/presentation
Group Presentation 10
minutes
40
2, 8
Compulsory
The following codes for assessment methods
apply
PO
PW
Presentation of Work
Assessment Criteria
Modes of delivery
Module Target Learner Hours: 400
Activity
Hours
Lecture
10
Seminar
20
Project supervision
56
Tutorial
10
Independent Learning Hours: 304
Indicative list of resources
Books
Boulton, J.G. (2015). Embracing Complexity: Strategic Perspectives for an Age of Turbulence.
Oxford University Press
Chang, M.A. (2018). Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good. John Wiley &
Sons.
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Fitzhugh, H. (2015). Inside social enterprise: Looking to the future.
Policy Press.
Haber, J. (2016). The Business of Good: Social Entrepreneurship and the New Business
Bottom Line. Entrepreneur Press.
Janus, K.S. (2018). Social Startup Success: How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up, and Make a
Difference. Da Capo Lifelong Books
Kofman, F. (2014). Conscious Business: How to Build Value Through Value. Sounds True
Inc; Reprint edition.
Raworth, K. (2017). Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century
Haber, J. (2016). The Business of Good: Social Entrepreneurship and the New Business
Bottom Line. Entrepreneur Press.
Janus, K.S. (2018). Social Startup Success: How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up, and Make a
Difference. Da Capo Lifelong Books
Kofman, F. (2014). Conscious Business: How to Build Value Through Value. Sounds True
Inc; Reprint edition.
Raworth, K. (2017). Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century
Economist. Open Democracy.
Tourish. D. (2019). Management Studies in Crisis: Fraud, Deception and Meaningless Research. Cambridge
University Press
Saunders, M., Lewis, P. and Thornhill, A. (2019). Research Methods for Business Students, (8th ed). Pearson
Education Ltd. Harlow.
Stroh, D.P. (2015). Systems Thinking for Social Change: A Practical Guide to Solving Complex Problems,
Avoiding Unintended Consequences, and Achieving Lasting Results. Chelsea Green Publishing Co.
Taylor, P. (2016). The Social Project Manager: Balancing Collaboration with Centralised Control in a Project
Driven World. Routledge
Online resources:
Fast company
INC.
Wired
Entrepreneur
MIT Technology Review
Stanford Business Insights
Harvard Business Review
Lynda.com, ‘Project management foundations’
Academic journals:
Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice
Business Strategy and The Environment
Enterprise and Society
Industry and Innovation
Journal of Social Entrepreneurship
Social Enterprise Journal
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Named Awards
Course
Compulsory or Optional
BSc (Hons) Business & Management 3 yr
Compulsory

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