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					SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
     INDUCTION

      Dr Gloria Agyemang
           First Year
     Academic Coordinator
Welcome to the School of Management!

•    3 years of hard work and a lot of fun!
•   We want you to succeed
•   Information to help you succeed.
•   University is not the same as school!
•   Personal Responsibility for success
•   Don’t get lost in the system!
University is not the same as school
Can you list some differences?

• School                    • University
• Handholding               • Independence
   – Spoon feeding             – Responsibility is yours
• Homework                     – Guidance
• Parents                      – Self motivation
• Teachers                  • Intensity
• Rules                        – Fast pace
• Detention                    – Research
                            • Self discipline
University students lead a full life!
Attend all classes!


• Lectures
   – All of you together
   – Broad introduction to topic
• Workshops
   – Smaller groups
   – Pre set work
• You are responsible for attending/ reading and
  preparing for classes
   – Reading lists
   – Topic lists
   – Moodle
Workshops and Lectures
Buy books and use the library

 • Books purchased at bookshop or online
 • Also reading packs via Moodle
 • Remember you aim to get a degree!
Achieving success at RHUL1

•   Know the requirements of your degree
•   Attend lectures and workshops
•   Participate in class.
•   Prepare for classes. 8 hours private study per
    subject.
•   Accept academic judgement of tutors
•   Respect staff students and facilities
•   Let us know if you have a problem
•   Student Contract to sign
 Achieving success at RHUL 2


• Academic support
   – Essay guidelines
   – IT support
   – English language support
• Beware of Plagiarism
   – What is it?
   – “Turn it in” software
   – Consequences
• Student attendance
   – No chasing; adults and not school children
   – Failing Students
Tuesday and Thursday afternoon’s seminar

•   How to write perfect essays!
•   How to avoid plagiarism
•   Bourne Yorkon PC Lab
•   Make sure you attend.
•   Gerard will be talking to you about academic
    support available at RH
If you have problems

                       • Seek help
                       • Email me or your
                         personal tutor
                       • Let us know
                       • There is always help
                         available
                       • But let us know!
VIP INFORMATION

• Departmental Support Staff
  – Lecturers, admin, personal tutors
  – SOM website
• Degree structure and rules
• Curriculum
• Assessment
  – Coursework
  – Examinations
  – Plagiarism
Curriculum structure


 • Full and half units
    – Full units are taught for the whole year
    – Half Units are taught for one term

 • Terms:
    – Autumn – third week in Sept for 12 weeks
    – Spring – second week in Jan for 11 weeks
    – Summer term - May to mid June...Exams
Management Degrees Offered

• Single Honours Management
• Management Specialisms:
     marketing
     accounting and finance
     human resources
     international business
     information technologies
• Management as a Major Component
(description of 1 and 0.5units – MN 1,2,3)
Management Degrees Rules

•   Four full credit units per year
•   Compulsory – must PASS to progress
•   Core – must take
•   Exam – must have completed 50% of coursework
•   Progression – pass 3 units each year
•   Weighting – 0:1:2 for degree classification
Single & Specialisms – First Year

• MN100 Management and the Modern Corporation
  (1unit - comp)
• MN101 Business Analysis and Decision Making (0.5)
• MN102 Business Statistics (0.5)
• MN104 Accounting for Management (1)
• MN105 Management & Communications Skills (0.5)
• MN107 Study Skills and Methods (0.5)
Single – Year Two

•   MN220 Strategic Management (1 -comp)
•   MN202 Management Information Systems (1)
•   MN203 Production & Operations Management (1)
•   MN204 Managerial Accounting (1)
•   MN205 Managerial Economics (1)
•   MN206 Marketing Management (1)
•   MN207 Human Resource Management (1)
•   MN215 Asia Pacific Business (0.5)
•   MN216 The Global Economy (0.5)
Single – Year Three

• MN330 Modern Business in Comparative
  Perspective (1 - core)
• Plus 3 other units from offerings – no more than 1
  whole or 2 half units from each specialism group
• Dissertation is Optional
Specialisms

• Follow single honours first year
• For second year MN220 is compulsory and for the
  third year MN330 is core:
• Second year take pre-requisites for specialism e.g.
  if Marketing then take MN206
• Third year take the prescribed total of 2 units from
  specialism group
Important Points

• Only take courses that match your year status e.g.
  1st years take 1st year courses
• Only 2 floating units over course of degree
• Most second and third year units will have pre-
  requisites
• Pass mark is 40%
• There is only ONE repeat/resit chance
Terminology
• REPEAT = taking the whole course again, lectures,
  workshops, coursework, exam

• RESIT = resitting the exam or re-submitting
  missing/failed coursework (50% cap)

• AL = allowed for medical and special
  circumstances – mark is removed from calculation

• IN = incomplete and must repeat at the next
  opportunity
Change of Degrees

• Progression Issues
• e.g. minor changing to major must complete ALL
  first year core units
• Might require additional year
• Capped numbers on courses e.g. Marketing
• No changes will be made in the first term
Department Support

• Teaching Office – Marianne Bowyer (First Years),
  Layla Walton (Second Years), Jo Chermside
  (Finalists), Kayleigh Cottrell (Attendance).
• Reception – Jackie Brackenbury
• Staff office hours (notice boards)
• Personal tutor system
• Communicating – Information Vault, monitor,
  emails
Problem Resolution
• Student – staff committee
• Marianne Bowyer (marianne.bowyer@rhul.ac.uk)
• Gloria’s office
  – Academic Co-ordinator
    Room Founder’s East 128
    gloria.agyemang@rhul.ac.uk
• Handbook

• For the exam board to consider any extenuating
  or medical circumstances it must in writing and
  given to Marianne before the exam sub-board
  NOT AFTER the exam results are posted.
The class of 2008/9
Good Luck with your studies !




                                Good luck with
                                 your studies