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									                    Bradford University School of Management

        Awarding institution:                University of Bradford
        Teaching institution                 Management Development Institute of
                                             Singapore (MDIS)
        Final Award:                         BSc (Hons)
        Programme titles:                    Business and Management Studies
                                             Accounting and Finance
                                             Marketing
                                             International Business and
                                             Management
                                             Human Resource Management
        Duration:                            34 months approx, Day-time
                                             Programme
                                             38 months approx, Evening
                                             Programme
        UCAS code:                           not applicable
        Subject benchmark statement:         Business Studies
        Programme accredited by:             not applicable
        Date produced:                       Original: December 2002 (Rev
                                             24.11.05)


Effective management holds the key to many of the social and economic problems that face the world
today. The School of Management, through the Management Development Institute of Singapore,
currently offers five undergraduate degrees, delivered on a Day-time, full-time and an Evening, part-
time basis, leading to BSc (Honours) degrees in Business and Management Studies, Accounting &
Finance, Marketing, International Business and Management and Human Resource Management.
The programme of study combines academic rigour with practicality and relevance for business and
management in industry and commerce.
With reference to teaching and learning, the degree programme aims to:
 Deliver a programme of study giving you flexibility to choose one of five alternative degrees
     following a common first year.
 Provide a supportive, structured environment in which you are encouraged to develop
     independent learning skills.
 Develop an awareness of the broad range of knowledge required in modern management and an
     opportunity to equip yourself with specialised knowledge in the degree of your choice to enable
     you to pursue further programmes of study or to progress in your chosen career.
 Develop personal transferable and managerial skills fundamental for your career development
     and future career progression.
 Provide educational opportunities for mature and alternatively qualified applicants, as well as for
     traditionally qualified applicants.
Learning outcomes indicate what a graduate should know, understand and be able to do on
successful completion of the programme of study. The functional areas that contribute to the
field of management are constantly developing. However underlying theories and principles
change less rapidly. You will be expected to learn both the underlying theories and principles
and their application for the solution of problems in the business environment. On completion of
the programme you will have acquired the following:
      Knowledge and Understanding of the key aspects in disciplines involved in business
          and management including economics, accounting and finance, marketing, production
          and operations management, information management, business information systems,
          organisational behaviour and human resource management. For those who choose the
          Business and Management degree, you will develop a systematic knowledge and
          understanding within all of these areas. Those who choose the Accounting & Finance
          degree will acquire an in-depth knowledge of the accounting and finance area in the
          broad context of business and management. Specifically you will develop a systematic
          understanding of topics such as the use of spreadsheets and databases in accounting,
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                business finance and taxation and strategic, international and contemporary issues in
                accounting and finance. If you choose the Marketing degree you will develop an in-
                depth knowledge and understanding in the areas of product innovation, marketing
                management and strategy, marketing communications, marketing research, customer
                behaviour, business marketing, retailing and services marketing and brand
                management, again within the broad business and management context. The
                International Business and Management degree will provide you with the opportunity
                to review management practices in a wider uncertain global business environment
                studying courses in the areas of business strategy, tourism, HRM, marketing and finance
                with a specific focus on the international aspects within the broad business and
                management context. The Human Resource Management degree offers the
                opportunity to develop a systematic and in-depth knowledge of work, employment and
                HRM. The subjects covered include organizational behaviour, human resource
                management, management of change, international human resource management,
                employee relations, organizational development, organizational analysis, theories of the
                firm and human resource development. All are studied within the broader context of
                business and management.
               Discipline Skills in analysing situations and problems in order to develop an objective
                approach to applying the appropriate theories, models or solutions to the issues
                presented. In addition, a systematic understanding of key aspects of your field of study
                and a range of business skills will be developed of relevance to the particular degree
                chosen within the areas of accounting, finance and marketing. For those choosing the
                specialized degrees of Accounting and Finance, Marketing, International Business
                and Management, and Human Resource Management skills of relevance to
                professional practitioners in the field will be developed. An appreciation of the
                uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of knowledge will be learned.
               Personal Transferable Skills in information management, independent learning, project
                skills, written and oral skills, creative and systematic problem solving, report writing and
                presentation skills, and the learning ability needed to undertake appropriate further
                training of a professional or equivalent nature.

      The Curriculum
      The map of your studies is detailed below. Each ‘year’, or Stage, of an Honours course consists
      of three trimesters with 40 credits being studied in each trimester. That is 120 credits per Stage.
      Although you may apply for a particular degree, the common first Stage of the degrees permits
      you to switch between degrees at the end of the first Stage, if you so wish, allowing you to
      progress to any one of the five degrees, Business and Management Studies, Marketing,
      Accounting and Finance, International Business and Management or Human Resource
      Management.
      Although the University does not recruit directly to an Ordinary Degree, this route is available to
      students for whom a less intensive course of study is appropriate. An Ordinary Degree requires
      100 credits in Stage 1 and 80 credits in Stages 2 and 3.
      The curriculum may change, subject to the University’s course approval, monitoring and review
      procedures, to ensure it is relevant and up-to-date in content.

unit code        Oc Credits Stage Leve Unit Title                                      BMS A/F Mkt IBM HRM
                 c                l

MAN0101M         B       10        1      1    Business Economics                        C     C    C     C    C
MAN0120D         B       20        1      1    Business Law                              C     C    C     C    C
MAN0103M         B       10        1      1    Foundations of Accounting 1               C     C    C     C    C
MAN0104M         B       10        1      1    Foundations of Accounting 2               C     C    C     C    C
MAN0105M         B       10        1      1    Foundations of Marketing                  C     C    C     C    C
MAN0110M         B       10        1      1    Foundations of Production/Ops Mgt         C     C    C     C    C
MAN0111M         B       10        1      1    Quantitative Methods in Info Mgt          C     C    C     C    C
MAN0112M         B       20        1      1    Org Behaviour & the Sociology of          C     C    C     C    C
                                               Work
MAN0118M         B       10        1      1    Organisational Information Systems        C     C    C     C    C

                                                         2
MAN0119M   B   10   1   1   Practice of Management                 C   C   C   C   C
MAN0115M   B   10   2   2   Company Law and Administration         -   C   -   -   C
MAN0201M   B   10   2   2   Economics of Industry                  C   C   C   C   -
MAN0117M   B   10   2   1   The Macroeconomic Env of Business      C   -   -   C   -
MAN0401M   B   10   2   2   Accounting and Corporate               C   C   -   C   -
                            Governance
MAN0403M   B   10   2   2   Accounting for Management              -   C   -   -   -
                            Decisions
MAN0405M   B   10   2   2   Financial Management                   C   C   C   C   C
MAN0213M   B   10   2   2   Computers in Accounting                -   C   -   -   -
MAN0212M   B   10   2   2   Taxation and Personal Finance          -   C   -   -   -
MAN0702M   B   10   2   2   Consumer Behaviour                     -   -   C   C   -
MAN0717D   B   20   2   2   Marketing Communications               -   -   C   -   -
MAN0708M   B   10   2   2   Marketing Research                     C   -   -   -   -
MAN0718D   B   20   2   2   Marketing Research                     -   -   C   -   -
MAN0713M   B   10   2   2   Marketing Management and Strategy      C   -   C   C   C
MAN0211M   B   10   2   2   Product Innovation                     -   -   C   -   -
MAN0801M   B   20   2   2   Organisational Design and the          C   -   -   C   C
                            Transformation of Work
MAN0226M   B   10   2   2   Organisational Analysis                -   -   -   -   C
MAN0803M   B   10   2   2   Prediction, Assessment and             C   C   C   -   C
                            Development of Behaviour at Work
MAN0227M   B   10   2   2   The Firm and the Strategic             -   -   -   C   C
                            Importance of HRM
MAN0225M   B   10   2   2   Employee Relations                     -   -   -   -   C
MAN0501M   B   10   2   2   Quantitative Methods for Managers      C   C   -   -   -
MAN0601M   B   10   2   2   Information and Management             C   C   -   C   C
                            Systems
MAN0901M   B   10   2   2   Resource Planning                      C   C   C   C   C
MAN0902M   B   10   2   2   Management of Service Operations       C   C   C   C   C
MAN0204M   B   10   3   3   International Business Strategy        C   C   C   C   -
MAN0207M   B   10   3   3   International Tourism Management       -   -   -   C   -
MAN0325M   B   10   3   3   International Marketing                -   -   -   C   -
MAN0205M   B   10   3   3   Global Business Environment            C   C   C   C   -
MAN0208M   B   10   3   3   Understanding Strategic                C   C   C   C   C
                            Management
MAN0209M   B   10   3   3   Applied Strategic Management           C   C   C   C   C
MAN0402M   B   10   3   3   Corporate Reporting and Global         -   C   -   -   -
                            Acctng
MAN0404M   B   10   3   3   Strategic Accounting and Mgt Control   C   C   -   -   -
MAN0407M   B   10   3   3   Capital Markets, Investm’t and         C   C   -   -   -
                            Finance
MAN0408M   B   10   3   3   International Finance                  -   C   -   C   -
MAN0308M   B   10   3   3   Contemporary Issues in Accounting      -   C   -   -   -
MAN0703M   B   10   3   3   Direct Marketing                       -   -   C   -   -
MAN0714M   B   10   3   3   Retailing and Services Marketing       C   -   C   -   -
MAN0715M   B   10   3   3   Business Marketing                     -   -   C   -   -
MAN0307M   B   10   3   3   Marketing and Entrepreneurship         -   -   C   -   -
MAN0716M   B   10   3   3   Corporate Identity and Brand Mgt       C   -   C   -   -
MAN0607M   B   10   3   3   Electronic Commerce                    C   C   C   C   C
MAN0607M   B   10   3   3   Strategic Information Systems          -   -   -   -   C
MAN0324M   B   10   3   3   International HRM                      -   -   -   C   C
MAN0808M   B   20   3   3   Human Resource Management              C   -   -   -   C
MAN0329M   B   10   3   3   Human Resource Development             -   -   -   -   C
MAN0328M   B   10   3   3   European Employment Policy             -   -   -   -   C
MAN0330M   B   10   3   3   Organisational Change                  -   -   -   -   C
MAN0904M   B   10   3   3   World Class Operations                 -   -   -   C   -
MAN0314D   B   20   3   3   Management Project                     C   C   C   C   C

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BMS Business and Management Studies degree          A&F Accounting and Finance degree
Mkt Marketing degree                                         IBM International Business and
Management degree
HRM Human Resource Management Degree
C     Compulsory/Core module

Assessment Regulations: a summary. (The full progression regulations are maintained on the
University Website at http://www.brad.ac.uk/admin/acsec/QA_Hbk/Undergrad_Regs_.html
To pass and proceed from each Stage to the next, and also to be eligible for a classified
Honours award, you must achieve at least 40% in 100 credits and 35% in the other 20 credits.

The class and division of the Honours degree that you are awarded is based on the overall
weighted mark that you receive for Stage Two (30%) and Stage Three (70%). The degree is
awarded on the basis of the following minimum final overall weighted average marks (the Board
of Examiners has discretion of +/- 2%):
               70% or above:         First Class Honours
               60% or above:         Second Class Honours – First Division
               50% or above:         Second Class Honours – Second Division
               otherwise:            Third Class Honours.
If you complete Stage One successfully you are eligible for a Certificate of Higher Education and
if you complete Stage Two successfully you are eligible for a Diploma of Higher Education. The
learning outcomes for these awards are consistent with those of the English Framework for
Higher Education Qualifications and its descriptors.
The progression and award regulations for Ordinary courses are similar to those for the Honours
courses except 40% must be achieved in 80 credits at Stage One and 60 credits at Stages Two
and Three.
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
The approach to teaching and learning aims to integrate applied and theoretical knowledge,
taking into consideration the learning outcomes, progression through the levels of study, the
nature of the mode of study, local cultural differences and the need for you to take greater
responsibility for your own learning as you progress through the course.
Stage 1 provides a foundation for all 3 degrees. You will acquire knowledge of the functional
areas of business and management and the theoretical underpinning of these. In Stages 2 and
3 you can continue to develop your knowledge and skills in these broad functional areas or
specialise in the particular areas of accounting and finance, or marketing, but within the broad
context relating to business and management. In Stage 3 your studies become more strategic
and integrative in nature. You will also complete a project in Stage 3, working on your own but
with supervision from a member of staff to give you the opportunity to tackle a topic in depth and
to demonstrate your ability to undertake independent study.
Methods of assessment are varied and linked to learning requirements. They will include closed and
open book examinations, essays, coursework assignments, case studies and a project.
Throughout the course, you will acquire personal transferable skills that will be valuable in whatever
career you wish to follow.
Admission Requirements
All candidates for admission to the School of Management’s taught programmes must satisfy
the University’s General, Course and English Language Requirements. All candidates must
demonstrate by means of breadth of academic background and/or relevant experience and
their motivation, that they will derive benefit from their studies and that they have the
potential to succeed on their chosen programme of study. Candidates whose native
language is not English will normally be required to have passed a test in English acceptable
to the University. However, if you have previously studied and achieved acceptable
qualifications that have been taught and assessed in English, an English Language waiver
can be given.
An admissions team will assess the suitability of applicants prior to making a recommended
decision whether to reject an application, to offer a place conditional on the attainment of an
acceptable qualification at an appropriate level, or to offer a place unconditionally. This will
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be for normally accepted entrance qualifications. For applicants without these, MDIS will
consult with the University of Bradford’s Director of Studies for the programme with whom all
final decisions will rest. In order to promote ‘widening access’, particularly for mature
applicants, the Director of Studies will use an entrance test involving tests of ability, such as
a critical thinking test, for applicants without the normal formal qualifications. A minimum
recruitment target is set of 120 students.
A student may be permitted by the School to import specific academic credit for prior certificated or
experiential learning up to a maximum limit of 50% of the balance of the award for which the student
wishes to be registered, consistent with the University’s Regulations which can be accessed on the
Bradford website at http://www.brad.ac.uk/admin/acsec/QA_Hbk/Ord_3_Undergrad_Awards.html.
Student Support and Guidance
A full-time Course Coordinator will be available on a day-to-day basis to support you in your studies.
In addition, a student handbook and study guides will be provided. The latter will be in the form of
printed module study guides in some cases and also in the form of Blackboard, a virtual learning
environment from which you can access electronic material relating to your modules. You will also be
able to access CD-ROM and online databases, including business and management periodicals and
company information. MDIS also provides library facilities at their UniCampus site in Stirling Road,
which also includes access to online e-journals through the University of Bradford, and video viewing
facilities.
Further Information
If you would like more information about the University of Bradford programme, please check the
undergraduate prospectus available from the Management Development Institute of Singapore. You
can also access information on its website at www.mdis.edu.sg General information about the
University can be accessed from its website at http://www.brad.ac.uk




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