Learning and assessment
Teaching for the core is available as block teaching over a weekend. Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 6pm. The weekends are spaced a minimum of five weeks apart, going up to 9 weeks in some instances. This is to accommodate Easter, Christmas and Bank Holidays.
The majority of modules are available online. This means that if you are unable to make a weekend you can study the module online instead, thus providing you with greater flexibility.
Assessment is mainly by a 4,000 word assignment for the core, and a 2,000 word assignment for the electives. The Management Project is 15,000 words. Additionally there are formative assignments and multiple-choice questionnaires that help develop your confidence and familiarity with the subject matter, without contributing a mark towards your final mark.
All the material is available online. This includes a study book, lecture slides, audio and video.
In addition to the face-to-face teaching, four online tutorials are available after the weekend module. These will normally be led by the lecturer who conducted the module.
Additionally we have an Effective Learning Service that will assist you in areas such as critical thinking and referencing.
The programme curriculum is based on research of current managerial and business issues, and is centred around our four main research areas:
- Accounting, finance and economics
- People, organisation and entrepreneurship
- Logistics, supply chain and technology
- International business, marketing and branding