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Business School Of The Year

It’s vital for any future business leader to have a good understanding and knowledge of the issues and dynamics of global business. This degree will provide you with the theory and practice to understand and make decisions as a manager in these rapidly changing environments.

Northumbria ranks 4th in the sector nationally and top in the North East for further study, sustained employment or both for Business and Admin Studies graduates 5 years after graduation. (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) 2017)

This degree gives you a truly international experience, including studying or working for one year in a Spanish-speaking country, from Spain to South America. This life-changing experience helps to build essential attributes of self-confidence and cultural awareness. Not only will you graduate with a business relevant international degree from an award-winning Business School, you will also be fluent in a second language which is highly attractive to prospective employers. 

The relevance, rigour and internationalisation of the course has been tested through the EPAS accreditation process. The course is also covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was named ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

95% of students say that they are satisfied overall with their course (National Student Survey, 2016)

Business School Of The Year

It’s vital for any future business leader to have a good understanding and knowledge of the issues and dynamics of global business. This degree will provide you with the theory and practice to understand and make decisions as a manager in these rapidly changing environments.

Northumbria ranks 4th in the sector nationally and top in the North East for further study, sustained employment or both for Business and Admin Studies graduates 5 years after graduation. (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) 2017)

This degree gives you a truly international experience, including studying or working for one year in a Spanish-speaking country, from Spain to South America. This life-changing experience helps to build essential attributes of self-confidence and cultural awareness. Not only will you graduate with a business relevant international degree from an award-winning Business School, you will also be fluent in a second language which is highly attractive to prospective employers. 

The relevance, rigour and internationalisation of the course has been tested through the EPAS accreditation process. The course is also covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was named ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

95% of students say that they are satisfied overall with their course (National Student Survey, 2016)

Course Information

UCAS Code
N1R4

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
Law and NBS Building, City Campus East

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2019

Department / Newcastle Business School

Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management education in the UK.

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Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management education in the UK. Our staff include Fellows of the Higher Education Academy, a lecturer who has been nominated Northumbria Students’ Union Best Lecturer Award three years running and lecturers who have taught at universities all over the globe.

Our staff are actively pushing at the frontiers of knowledge and generating new concepts and insights. Over 40% of our publication outputs and 60% of our impact case studies have been assessed as internationally excellent or world leading. The quality of our research, teaching and engagement with business were among the factors that led to Newcastle Business School being named ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

 

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Teaching techniques include problem based learning in the experiential based modules. You’ll address problems that occur in real-world business, and find ways of approaching them and finding solutions.

Academics will support you through the taught sessions and in planning the types of activities you should be engaging in during your independent study time. In your fourth year, you will either produce a dissertation, where you’ll be encouraged to follow your own interests in an area related to international business and management and answer a research question that is particularly pertinent to your interest or desired career, or you can be part of a group of students who will undertake a consultancy project on a “real-world” client based problem supported by academic staff within the Faculty’s Business Clinic.

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Newcastle Business School provides first-class teaching in a world-class environment. From social spaces and hub areas to lecture theatres and exhibition spaces, our facilities are exceptional.

The 24/7 University Library achieves some of the highest levels of student satisfaction in the UK and has held the Cabinet Office accreditation for Customer Service Excellence since 2010.

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course with tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal and electronic reading lists that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research. Our use of lecture capture software will help you revise challenging material.

There will be plenty of opportunities to put your learning into practice. The Student Engagement Centre promotes all types of experiential learning including volunteering, internships and placements. The Business Clinic enables our students to participate in a ‘consultancy firm’ to provide advice for our region’s businesses.  

 

Business Facilities

Newcastle Business School delivers first class teaching in a world class environment.

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University Library

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Northumbria’s strong research ethos is an essential aspect of how you will develop as a critical, reflective and independent thinker. Our enquiry-based, problem-solving approach to topics requires the acquisition of research skills like information literacy, sampling, statistical reporting and surveying. In the final year you will undertake a significant investigatory task in the form of either a dissertation or a consultancy project.

Throughout the course your learning will be directly impacted by the teaching team’s active research into their specialist subjects. Newcastle Business School was the eighth most improved business school in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Our three signature research themes are digital business, strategic innovation and entrepreneurial leadership, and responsible business. Specific areas of research include financial crime, corporate reporting, social entrepreneurship, business ethics, economic development, emerging mobile technology and post-recession business strategy.

 

Research / Newcastle Business School

Newcastle Business School (NBS) is the 8th most improved Business School in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) National Assessment.

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Employability is at the heart of our Business courses, with every module reinforcing the transferable attributes that are necessary for graduate employment. In your second year, you will study modules in ‘Building Professional Practice’ and ‘Employability and Career Planning’, which develops your employability and leadership attributes, as well as helping you think about the career that you want to have.

The opportunities to gain practical experience through an international work placement will boost your job prospects as you apply theory to the real world making you work ready upon graduation. You can work for global brands such as Samsung, KPMG and Disney. Alternatively a study abroad year can not only give you international awareness and enhance your CV but it can increase your confidence and personal development. Newcastle Business School has well-developed links with highly-respected institutions in Europe, North America, Mexico, Hong Kong and many other countries.

Newcastle Business School

Student Life

A great social scene can be found at the heart of our campuses, featuring award-winning bars and a huge range of clubs and societies to join you'll be sure to meet people who share your enthusiasms.

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By the end of this course you’ll be in an excellent position to apply for graduate training schemes and graduate roles within both large corporations including GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Procter & Gamble and small and medium-sized enterprises. Recent graduates have gone on to be entrepreneurs, business managers, consultants, analysts and work in different sectors globally.

If you see your future in the business world, and you want to succeed on a global scale, we’ll help you to develop the knowledge, skills, contacts and experience to make it happen. Above all, you will have the ability to see the world from an international perspective.

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Course in brief

Who would this Course suit?

Would you like to gain a broad knowledge of the dynamics of global business? Would you like to become fluent in Spanish and study or work in a Spanish-speaking country? If so, this is the course for you. 

Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

GCSE Requirements:

A good GCSE profile is expected including Maths, English Language andamodern European language at minimum grade C or equivalent.  If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a minimum grade 4.

UCAS Tariff Points:

128-136 UCAS Tariff points including one or more of the following:

GCE and VCE Advanced Level:

From at least 2 GCE/VCE A Levels

Edexcel/BTEC National Extended Diploma:

Distinction, Distinction, Merit

Diploma in Foundation Studies Art and Design/Art Design and Media
The Diploma in Foundation Studies Art and Design/Art Design and Media is also accepted in combination with other qualifications

Scottish Highers:

BBBBC - BBBBB at Higher level, BCC - BBB at Advanced Higher

Irish Highers:

ABBBB  - AABBB

IB Diploma:

128-136 UCAS Tariff points including minimum score of 4 in at least three subjects at Higher level

Access to HE Diploma:

Award of full Access to HE Diploma including 27 credits at Distinction and 18 at Merit

Qualification combinations:

The University welcomes applications from students studying qualifications from different qualification types - for example A level and a BTEC qualification in combination, and if you are made an offer you will be asked to achieve UCAS Tariff points from all of the qualifications you are studying at level 3.  Should the course you wish to study have a subject specific requirement then you must also meet this requirement, usually from GCE A l

Plus one of the following:

  • International/English Language Requirements:

    Applicants from the EU:

    Applicants from the EU are welcome to apply and if the qualification you are studying is not listed here then please contact the Admissions Team for advice or see our EU Applicants pages here https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/international/european-union/eu-applications/

    International Qualifications:

    If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

    English Language Requirements:

    International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

    *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications<

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1**: £9,250

International Fee in Year 1: £15,000

ADDITIONAL COSTS

There are various advised books for purchase throughout this course, and costs are approximately £600.

FUNDING INFORMATION

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Modules Overview

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

BM9401 -

Business Analysis and Financial Decision Making (Core, 20 Credits)

The module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills of applying a variety of quantitative analytical tools to support business decision making. The module is delivered to you using weekly lectures and IT workshops, the workshops principally concentrate of the development of your spreadsheet skills and interpretation of the analysis undertaken. Within this part of module, you will cover various topics:
• Index numbers
• Correlation and Regression;
• Time Series Analysis;
• Data Presentation
• Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion

In this module, you will also learn how financial information can be used to assist managers and external user groups in their decision making processes. You will initially explore the motivations for entrepreneurial activity and techniques that can be used to appraise investment decisions. You will then examine how financial information can facilitate managers in making operational decisions in relation to planning and control. Finally, you will look at the informational needs of outside user groups, the nature of the information they are provided with, and how this information can be analysed and interpreted so as to enhance the effectiveness of their decision making.
Topic areas include:
• Investment appraisal techniques (payback, accounting rate of return, net present value and internal rate of return)
• Risk and uncertainty
• Cost and revenue behaviour
• Costing (full and variable costing, activity-based costing and whole life-cycle costing)
• Format and content of financial statements
• Analysis and interpretation of financial statements by means of ratio analysis

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GA4001 -

Academic Language Skills for Newcastle Business School (Optional, 0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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HR9405 -

Managing People at Work (Core, 20 Credits)

This module aims to provide you with an introduction to the foundation theory and practice of management. It encourages you to understand the principal challenges facing managers and will give you an overview of the key themes within organisational behaviour (OB). Through weekly lectures you will be introduced to principles of OB and explore the relationships between theory and practice. In weekly seminars you will apply your understanding of theories and relevant research findings to Human Resources (HR) practice related case studies and draw connections to your own experiences of work. Issues you will discuss in this module may vary in order to reflect contemporary circumstances. Topics include:

• Introduction to OB and links to HR practice
• (Rational) organisation structure and work design
• Managing diverse groups and effective teams
• Sex and gender in management
• Managing culture
• Perception and Personality
• Motivation/ Reward/ Performance
• Ethics/ Leadership/ Followership
• Politics and decision making in organisations
• Managing conflict and change

The module will lead you to develop your own understanding of managerial challenges and skills necessary to tackle them. You will be challenged to reflect on your learning and how OB theories and relevant research findings have impacted on you and your journey in becoming a practicing manager. On completing the module you will understand theoretical foundations of OB and its links to HR practice. You will further critically reflect on your own views of management and HR practice. Such reflection will lead and align with your further personal development studies ‘Employability and Career Planning’ (HR9508) and ‘Human Resource Management’ (HR9510).

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ML4004 -

Spanish Core Language 1(A) (Optional, 20 Credits)

You will develop four skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) as you learn about Spain and Latin America. You will be exposed throughout the module to a wide range of business, economic, socio-political and cultural issues in Spain and Latin America in order to deepen your knowledge of the country. You will then use the four skills to engage with those issues. For the writing skills you will consolidate grammatical, syntactical, morphological and semantic structures in Spanish. You will delve deep into Spanish grammar and writing style, which will enable you to feel more confident about writing high-quality essays. For the reading skill you will widen your vocabulary base through being exposed to vocabulary drawn from authentic texts dealing with contemporary issues, which you will study and translate. You will enhance your listening skills, as well as acquire further vocabulary using ICT in the multi-media language laboratories. Finally, you will further enhance your vocabulary through tackling contemporary issues orally and be engaged in lively debates about them. The range of vocabulary and knowledge you will acquire, combined with your enhanced grasp of Spanish grammar, will enable you to engage with a wide range of academic sources related to contemporary Spain and Latin America, which you will analyse and synthesise.

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ML4005 -

Spanish Communication Skills 1 (A) (Optional, 20 Credits)

You will consolidate grammatical, syntactic, morphological and semantic structures in Spanish in this module by means of a combination of interactive language seminars, multi-media language laboratory workshops and directed study focusing on listening, reading, speaking and writing on business, economic, socio-political and cultural issues in Spain and Latin America. You will study and translate authentic, contemporary texts from Spanish into English and English into Spanish and make use of academic sources (oral and written) as you are introduced to research and materials on cultural, economic and socio-political issues in Spain and Latin America. You will enhance your proficiency in written and spoken Spanish commensurate with HE-level 4. You will consolidate and extend your knowledge of the Spanish language by improving grammatical and structural awareness and accuracy; you will also expand your grasp of the applied language relevant to Spanish and Latin American culture and business environments in the Spanish-speaking world. You will be encouraged to critically evaluate information from a range of academic and authentic sources and you will be introduced to the skills of synthesising and organising information. You will enhance your familiarity with Information Technology relevant to the acquisition and exploitation of your foreign language skills in a research-informed, global context where your Spanish language skills will empower you and open the doors to understanding the Hispanic world.

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ML4006 -

Spanish Core Language 1 (B) (Optional, 20 Credits)

You will be introduced to grammatical, syntactical, morphological and semantic structures in Spanish in this module by means of a combination of interactive language seminars, multi-media language laboratory workshops and directed study focusing on listening, reading, speaking and writing, as well as cultural, economic and socio-political issues in modern Spain and Spanish-speaking countries. You will study and translate ab intio level texts from Spanish into English and make use of academic sources (oral and written) as you are introduced to research and materials on cultural, economic and socio-political issues in modern Spain and Spanish-speaking countries. You will commence and extend your knowledge of the Spanish language by improving grammatical and structural awareness and accuracy; you will also begin to develop your grasp of the applied language relevant to Spanish Area Studies, culture and business environments in the Spanish-speaking world. You will be encouraged to critically evaluate information from a range of academic and authentic sources and you will be introduced to the skills of synthesising and organising information. You will enhance your familiarity with Information Technology – including access to materials, use of multi-media labs, and software technology – relevant to the acquisition and exploitation of your foreign language skills in a research-informed, global context where your Spanish language skills will empower you and open the doors to understanding the Spanish-speaking world in a wider global context.

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ML4007 -

Spanish Communication Skills 1(B) (Optional, 20 Credits)

You will continue to explore grammatical, syntactical, morphological and semantic structures in Spanish in this module by means of a combination of interactive language seminars, multi-media language laboratory workshops and directed study focusing on listening, reading, speaking and writing, as well as cultural, economic and socio-political issues in modern Spain and Spanish-speaking countries. You will continue to study authentic, contemporary texts (in English & Spanish) and make use of academic sources (aural and written) as you develop your research skills and explore materials on cultural, economic and socio-political issues in modern Spain and Spanish-speaking countries. You will start to develop knowledge of the Spanish language by engaging with grammatical and structural awareness and accuracy; you will also continue to develop your grasp of the applied language relevant to Spanish Area Studies, culture and business environments in the Spanish-speaking world. You will be encouraged to critically evaluate information from a range of academic and authentic sources and you will continue to develop the skills of synthesising and organising information. You will enhance your familiarity with Information Technology relevant to the acquisition and exploitation of your foreign language skills in a research-informed, global context where your Spanish language skills will empower you and open the doors to understanding the Spanish-speaking world in a wider global context.

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NX9410 -

Building Business Practice (Core, 20 Credits)

This module aims to provide you with the skills and abilities to tackle real life business problems and projects. These problems and research projects will be appropriate to your specific programme of study and will result in an extensive and flexible knowledge base.

There are six main focus areas based on:

An ability to demonstrate and apply an understanding of relevant theory from your professional /academic area where appropriate
Group Work skills (Team work)
Research Skills (Information Literacy)
Problem Solving Skills (Project Management)
Communication Skills
Self-Directed Learning.

On completion of this module you will have developed effective problem-solving skills, become an effective collaborator and team player and further developed self-directed, lifelong learning skills.

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SM9411 -

Global Business Environment (Core, 20 Credits)

The module is comprised of three blocks of material. The three blocks are:

Globalisation
This block will cover topics such as the process of globalisation, barriers to globalisation, the benefits and costs of globalisation for business,
international trade, analysis of the external business environment, corporate social responsibility issues in the global economy, etc.
Economics
This block will focus on the market forces of supply and demand, supply and demand elasticity, government policy, gross domestic product (GDP),
the consumer price index, a macroeconomic theory of the open economy, etc.
Economic Competitiveness
Topics covered in this block include foreign market entry modes, process of foreign direct investment, analytical frameworks for assessing national
competitiveness, the risk assessment for business decisions, etc.

At the end of the module you will be able to:

1. Identify and describe the main features, trends & influences of the global business environment on international organisations.
2. Analyse various global and/or international business contexts and how these affect the strategic development of industries, markets and organisations.
3. Apply basic macro-economic theory in an international business environment and use economic analysis to examine major social and economic issues in the UK and beyond.

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GA5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Newcastle Business School (Optional, 0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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HR9508 -

Employability & Career Planning (Core, 20 Credits)

This module gives you the skills and knowledge you need to successfully obtain an undergraduate placement and/or a graduate-level role when you leave university. It is specifically concerned with your employability and therefore includes opportunities each week to practice and develop skills in a safe and supportive environment. You will study a number of important topics such as career planning, writing CVs, cover letters and application forms, psychometric testing, competency-based interviews, assessment centres and current trends in recruitment and selection practice, including use of social media. When you complete this module, you will have the skills, ability, and confidence to make an impactful application to any employer. The module also supports you if you have a compulsory year abroad as part of your programme.

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HR9510 -

Human Resource Management (Core, 20 Credits)

“Human Resource Management” will take you on a journey through the modern organisation offering you the opportunity to understand how Human Resource Professionals contribute to the strategic direction of the organisation. You will spend the first week developing a framework for personal skill development in Human Resource Management which you will then use each week when focusing on a specific topic.

Incorporating issues of ethical leadership and sustainability you will cover eleven main topics in Human Resource Management:

• Human Resources Service Delivery
• Recruitment and Selection
• Learning and Development
• Talent Management
• Equality and Diversity
• Managing Absence
• Performance Management
• Total Reward
• Employee Engagement
• Conflict in the Workplace
• Supporting Organisational Change

This module will provide you with the key theoretical arguments in Human Resource Management and on completion of the module you will have begun to identify and develop the skills and knowledge required to be a Human Resource Professional in today’s workplace.

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ML5025 -

Spanish Language and Hispanic Studies 2 (A) (Core, 20 Credits)

You will extend your knowledge of more complex lexical, morphological, semantic and syntactical structures of Spanish whilst applying this knowledge in increasingly complex situations with a well-developed contextual and cultural awareness. You will practice your ability to evaluate, synthesise and organise information from a variety of academic sources; you will develop your ability to recognise and compose in different styles and registers in Spanish; you will refine your command of spoken Spanish; you will study Spanish and English sources on Hispanic Studies and transfer meaning into the target language. You will consolidate your ability to use e-learning; you will develop your creativity and expand your ability to express complex ideas in academic and creative writing in Spanish. You will engage in interactive seminars and directed study focusing on debating, commenting and writing about Hispanic Area Studies, analysing and translating relevant texts, and making use of academic sources as you develop your research and creative autonomy in Spanish language and on Hispanic cultures. You will enhance your proficiency in written and spoken Spanish; you will refine your knowledge of the Spanish language by improving grammatical and structural awareness; you will expand your grasp of applied terminology and vocabulary relevant to Area Studies, Hispanic cultures and business environments in the Spanish-speaking world; you will be empowered and encouraged to find your own voice in both written and oral formats, allowing your linguistic skills and cultural knowledge to reveal academic debates on the Spanish speaking world in a wider global context.

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ML5026 -

Spanish Language and the Hispanic World 2 (A) (Core, 20 Credits)

You will extend your knowledge of more complex lexical, morphological, semantic and syntactical structures of Spanish language whilst applying this knowledge in increasingly complex situations and with a broad contextual and cultural awareness. You will evaluate, synthesise and organise information from a variety of academic sources; you will develop your ability to recognise and compose in different styles and registers in Spanish. You will also refine your command of spoken Spanish in new environments; you will understand Spanish and English sources relevant to business settings, your personal development, your year abroad and your future career. You will apply the linguistic and methodological skills needed to tackle fieldwork and library research relevant to your studies at level 5.
You will apply your linguistic competences in a working environment; you will consolidate and expand your ability to use e-learning; you will develop your employability and ability to present yourself in global educational and professional environments. You will focus on debating, commenting and writing about Hispanic business and professional environments, analysing and translating relevant texts, and making use of academic sources as you develop your employability and profile. You will enhance your proficiency in written and spoken Spanish and boost your confidence prior to the placement. You will expand your grasp of applied terminology and vocabulary relevant to Area Studies, Hispanic cultures and business environments in the Spanish-speaking world as well as the applied language relevant to economic, business, political and socio-cultural issues.

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ML5027 -

Spanish Core Language and Communication Skills 2 (B) (Core, 20 Credits)

You will extend your knowledge of lexical, morphological, semantic and syntactical structures in Spanish whilst applying this knowledge in more complex situations with well-developed contextual and cultural awareness. You will practice evaluating, synthesising and organising information from a variety of academic sources. You will develop your ability to recognise and compose in different styles and registers in Spanish and your ability to express complex ideas in Spanish, refining your command of spoken Spanish. You will develop your translation skills, working with Spanish and English sources.
You will follow a combination of interactive seminars and directed study focusing on debating, commenting and writing about issues relating to modern Spain and Spanish-speaking countries. You will analyse and translate relevant authentic, contemporary texts, and make use of relevant academic sources as you develop your language and research skills. You will enhance your proficiency in written and spoken Spanish; you will refine your knowledge of Spanish by improving grammatical and structural accuracy in listening, oral and writing skills. You will expand your ability to use e-learning materials effectively. You will begin to expand your grasp of applied language relevant to Area Studies, Spanish culture and business environments in the Spanish-speaking world. You will be encouraged to find your own voice in both written and oral formats and your Spanish language skills will empower you and open the doors to understanding the Spanish-speaking world in a wider global context, allowing you to begin to engage in debates on key issues.

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ML5028 -

Spanish Language and Employability 2 (B) (Core, 20 Credits)

You will focus on experiential learning to enable you to develop your linguistic and employability skills on this semester-long Spanish language and employability module. You will extend your knowledge of more complex lexical, semantic and syntactic structures of the Spanish language through skills- based tasks that are contextualised in France’s social, political and business environments. You will apply your linguistic competence (in speaking, listening, reading and writing) to the working environment on this module. You will extend your knowledge of more complex lexical and syntactical structures of the Spanish language appropriate to the business environment of a variety of sectors and disciplines. You will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge and skills to increasingly complex situations as well as develop as an autonomous learner. You will develop your ability to recognise and to compose in different styles and registers both orally and in writing. You will extend your knowledge of applied terminology relevant to contemporary economic, business, political and socio-cultural issues. You will be introduced to the linguistic and methodological skills needed to tackle fieldwork and library research relevant to level 5 tasks, including the period of residence abroad. You will enhance your ability to evaluate, synthesize and organise information from a variety of authentic written and aural sources in Spanish. In addition you will consolidate and expand your ability to use e-learning materials, including the use of ICTs.

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MO9522 -

The Marketing and Logistics Interface (Core, 20 Credits)

The module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills of applying a variety of Marketing and Logistics knowledge at the subject interface to support business decision making in this area. The module is delivered to you using weekly lectures and seminars, principally concentrating on the development of your subject skills and interpretation of the subject area. Within this module, you will cover ten main topics:

• The Global Customer;
• Overcoming Marketing/ Logistic interface barriers;
• The era of Network Competition; Logistics / Marketing Customer Value;
• Synchronous Supply;
• Managing Risk at the Marketing/Logistics Interface;
• Evaluating Market Channels;
• Channel Design;
• Logistics in the world of e-business;
• Digital Marketing and Logistics

The module will lead you to the development of subject specific skills and confidence in handling the knowledge gained. In doing so, it will expose you to a wide range of subject techniques in the Marketing and Logistics subject area. You will become aware of the role of the subject in the business context. Furthermore, you will gain an understanding of the role of the Marketing and Logistics functions and the development of various business problem solving models related to these areas.

On completing the module you will be able to select and apply the appropriate techniques to support business problem solving in a variety of situations. You will have developed relevant skills to support the theoretical material introduced throughout the module. You will create and design appropriate models as well as the use of appropriate theory.

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Business Professional Practice (Core, 20 Credits)

This module aims to prepare you for your future studies at Level 6 and work-based learning. It focuses on developing your skills and abilities to critically assess, analyse and manage business-based problems and projects, with emphasis on a range of business models

The module will focus on specific discipline areas to support demonstration of understanding and application of relevant theory from your professional/academic area as appropriate. There also will be some opportunities to consider broader contemporary challenges for organisations in responding to changing practices of responsible and sustainable management.

On completion of the module you will have enhanced your problem-solving skills and will be able to manage complex projects. By focusing on advanced group and team working skills, research and complex problem solving skills, project management, communication skills and self-directed learning, you will also develop employability and leadership attributes, including set direction, engage, drive, collaborate, learn, innovate and act with integrity.

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Newcastle Business School Study Abroad Semester (Optional, 60 Credits)

The Study Abroad Semester module is a semester long 60 credit module which is available on degree courses which include the option to study abroad in Semester 2 of Year 2. You will undertake a semester of study abroad at a European University under the Erasmus+ exchange scheme, or at an approved partner University elsewhere equivalent to 60 credits (30 ECTS).

The study abroad placement is an important element of your course structure and gives you access to modules from your discipline taught in a different learning culture and so broadens your overall experience of learning.

When taken and passed the study abroad semester will be recognised in your transcript as a 60 credit Study Abroad Module. The learning and teaching on your study abroad placement will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded in the learning agreement signed by you, the host University, and the University.

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ML5029 -

Placement Abroad (Optional, 120 Credits)

You will focus on experiential learning to enable you to develop your linguistic and employability skills whilst immersed in the culture of the host country as an integral part of this module. The placement abroad provides you with the opportunity to develop your oral and written communicative competence in French or Spanish. Living and studying or working abroad will enable you to further develop your understanding of the business, economic, political, social and cultural environment of a French or Spanish-speaking country.

The module aims to enable you to apply your linguistic competences (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) in a working environment. You will extend your knowledge of more complex lexical and syntactical structures of the French or Spanish language appropriate to the business and social environment of a wide variety of sectors and disciplines. You will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge and skills to increasingly complex situations as well as develop as an autonomous learner.

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Newcastle Business School Work Placement Year (Optional, 120 Credits)

The Work Placement Year module is a full year 120 credit module available on degree courses which include a work placement year which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6. The placement consists of 48 weeks of full time work experience in a host organisation which is relevant to your studies.

The placement is an important element of your course structure and it will provide you with the opportunity to:

• Experience the environment of a real workplace which will help you decide the type of career you would like to follow after graduation
• Develop your organisational and interpersonal skills required to enable you to work efficiently as a member of a team
• Acquire and develop relevant technical skills associated with the nature of your work
• Identify, analyse and discuss with experienced practitioners how theoretical concepts are adapted and applied to suit practical requirements
• Apply knowledge that will help you to plan and evaluate future study and career development.


This is a Pass/Fail module and so does not contribute to your degree classification. When taken and passed, however, the Placement Year is recognised in your transcript as a 120 credit Work Placement Module and on your degree certificate in the format “Degree title (with Work Placement Year)”. The learning and teaching on your placement will be recorded in the training agreement signed by you, the placement provider, and the University.

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Newcastle Business School Study Abroad Year (Optional, 120 Credits)

The Study Abroad Year module is a full year 120 credit module which is available on degree courses which include a study abroad year which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6. You will undertake a year of study abroad at a European University under the ERASMUS+ exchange scheme or at an approved partner University elsewhere equivalent to 120 UK credits.

The study abroad placement is an important element of your course structure and gives you access to modules from your discipline taught in a different learning culture and so broadens your overall experience of learning. At the end of the module you will have adapted to and appreciated a different cultural and learning environment and developed ability. You will have developed your interpersonal and intercultural communication skills as a result of your learning in an international environment.

This is a Pass/Fail module and so does not contribute to your degree classification. When taken and passed, however, the Study Abroad Year is recognised in your transcript as a 120 credit Study Abroad Module and on your degree certificate in the format “Degree title (with Study Abroad Year)”. The learning and teaching on your study abroad placement will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded in the learning agreement signed by you, the host University, and the University.

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Newcastle Business School Blended Placement Year: Work Placement Semester (Optional, 60 Credits)

The Work Placement Semester module is a semester long 60 credit module which is available on degree courses which include the option to take a blended placement year of Work and Study Abroad which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6.

On this module you will undertake a semester long work placement. The placement consists of a period of full time work experience in a host organisation equivalent to a full semester of study which is relevant to your studies.

The placement is an important element of your course structure and it will provide you with the opportunity to:

• Experience the environment of a real workplace which will help you decide the type of career you would like to follow after graduation
• Develop your organisational and interpersonal skills required to enable you to work efficiently as a member of a team
• Acquire and develop relevant technical skills associated with the nature of your work
• Identify, analyse and discuss with experienced practitioners how theoretical concepts are adapted and applied to suit practical requirements
• Apply knowledge that will help you to plan and evaluate future study and career development.


This is a Pass/Fail module and so does not contribute to your degree classification. When taken and passed, however, the Placement Year is recognised in your transcript as a 60 credit Work Placement Module. The learning and teaching on your placement will be recorded in the training agreement signed by you, the placement provider, and the University. Combining this with the study abroad semester as part of the third year out of the University, this will be recognised on your degree certificate in the format “Degree title (with Study Abroad and Work Placement Year)”.

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NX9529 -

Newcastle Business School Blended Placement Year: Study Abroad Semester (Optional, 60 Credits)

The Study Abroad Semester module is a semester long 60 credit module which is available on degree courses which include the option to take a blended placement year of Work and Study Abroad which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6.

On this module you will undertake a semester of study abroad at a European University under the Erasmus+ exchange scheme, or at an approved partner University elsewhere equivalent to 60 credits (30 ECTS).

The study abroad placement is an important element of your course structure and gives you access to modules from your discipline taught in a different learning culture and so broadens your overall experience of learning. When taken and passed the study abroad semester will be recognised in your transcript as a 60 credit Study Abroad Module. The learning and teaching on your study abroad placement will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded in the learning agreement signed by you, the host University, and the University. Combining this with the work placement semester as part of the third year out of the University, this will be recognised on your degree certificate in the format “Degree title (with Study Abroad and Work Placement Year)”.

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Critical Organizational Analysis (Core, 20 Credits)

The aim of this module is to encourage engagement with Organisation Theory through offering a comprehensive account of ideas, perspectives and practices of organisation. You will learn to analyse organisations, people and organising practices through critical employment of Organisation Theory which challenges conventional understanding of organisations. You will learn to explore the impact of recent trends in Organisation Theory and Practice on people and their behaviour in organisations.

The module links topics on Organisation Theory and Practice:
• Introduction to Organisation Theory, and implications for practice: overview of three main perspectives (Modern, Symbolic and Contemporary)
• Organisation Theory:
o Theorizing relationship between Organisation and its environment
o Theorizing different perspectives on Culture and Organisation, and managing across cultures
o Theorizing organisational (physical and social) structure
o Theorizing power, control and conflict (including the feminist perspective)
o Theorizing Identity and organisational behaviour
• Applications in practice:
o Organisational Design, Sustainable Organisational Design
o Organisational learning, tacit knowledge and knowledge management
o Organisational change, change management, and sustainable development
o Aesthetics and organisations, performance, narrative, theatre and organisation
o Managing culture, people and behaviour in organisations, and managing across cultures

Upon completion of the module you will gain an in-depth understanding of:

o The major perspectives on Organisation Theory
o ‘Critical’ organisation theory and management practices
o The recent trends in organising practices
o Theory and practices involved in working in multi-cultural organisations with an awareness of ethical considerations.
o How to form your own construction of knowledge on organisations, managing people and their behaviour

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Advanced Applied Spanish and Hispanic Cultures (3) (Core, 20 Credits)

In this final honours module you will acquire in-depth knowledge of Hispanic Studies whilst consolidating, expanding and developing the written and spoken foreign language skills developed at level 5. You will perform effectively in written and spoken Spanish and you will develop further your ability to critically evaluate ideas, concepts and changes in Spanish-speaking societies. You will respond to challenging tasks with an advanced degree of accuracy, fluency and confidence in both written and spoken exercises related to economics, business, politics, socio-cultural issues and current affairs.

You will focus on a variety of activities such as oral debates and presentations, essay writing in the target language, translation into English and Spanish and liaison interpreting as both a linguistic exercise and a transferrable skill.

Emphasis is also placed on formative assessment in semester 1 of the final year. Formative assessment forms an integral part of this module, enabling you to build towards achieving the learning outcomes that will qualify you as a highly employable, culturally aware, global graduate with a focus on Spanish language and Hispanic Studies.

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ML6004 -

Advanced Applied Spanish and Hispanic Cultures (4) (Core, 20 Credits)

You will acquire in-depth knowledge of Hispanic Studies whilst perfecting, expanding and developing the written and spoken foreign language skills acquired throughout your degree. You will perform effectively in written and spoken Spanish and you will demonstrate graduate ability to critically evaluate ideas, concepts and changes in Spanish-speaking societies. You will respond to challenging tasks with a graduate-level degree of accuracy, fluency and confidence in both written and spoken exercises related to economics, business, politics, socio-cultural issues and current affairs.

You will focus on a variety of activities such as essay writing in Spanish, translation into English and Spanish and liaison interpreting as both a linguistic exercise and a transferable skill; you will practise and develop your research skills enabling you to critically evaluate, synthesise and organise information/concepts and enabling you to write accurately and cogently in Spanish on a range of critical academic topics; you will show intercultural awareness and cultural competence, to facilitate the translation of general and applied texts covering a wide range of area studies and cultural materials and academic issues.

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Management Enquiry (Optional, 40 Credits)

The Management Enquiry module is a student-led individual project that enables you to undertake a significant piece of assessed work commensurate with a capstone module. The module aims to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate an authentic engagement with managers and/or professionals in your discipline, and to integrate the knowledge you have developed during your programme to explore the theory in practice. The learning on this module is experiential and problem based, where the focus is upon you discovering, probing and questioning key practice-based issues. Through the module you will be offered the opportunity to develop and enhance key transferable employability skills including; time management, project management, communication (written, aural and verbal), negotiation, persuasion and influence, discovery, initiative, problem-solving and analysis.

The module has five thematic areas; explore, review, engage, reflect and connect. These form the key elements of the assessed submission.

Part A (35%, 3,500 Words)
• Explore: Interviewing a manager and/or professional in your discipline. In this interview you will either explore a key issue which you feel the discipline is facing or, alternatively, explore with the manager or professional the key issues that they feel they are facing in practice. It is expected that you will apply appropriate interview methods and provide evidence of the interview within the submitted enquiry report (e.g. within the appendices).
• Review: Critically examining the appropriate literature to support the exploration, displaying an ability to critically assess and appraise the knowledge of your discipline related to a specific key issue arising from your exploration.

Part B (65%, 6,500 Words)
• Engage: Displaying an authentic engagement with the discipline problem/issue identified in Part A, by collecting/generating and analysing further live data (beyond the initial interview) regarding the discipline problem/issue. This live data may be primary data (e.g. further interviews with, or questionnaire to, managers and/or professionals in practice) or secondary data (e.g. industry data). Application of appropriate, ethically-considered, research methods and appropriate qualitative or quantitative data analysis.
• Reflect and Connect: Demonstrating an ability to critically evaluate and reflect on the issues arising from the Management Enquiry. Demonstrating how you have connected and fed-back to the participants of the Enquiry (usually the manager and/or participants) your key findings to provide clear prioritised, well-justified, practical and actionable recommendations for change/enhancement/improvement to existing practice to show how the recommendations would potentially affect workplace professional decision making.

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Dissertation (Optional, 40 Credits)

The dissertation module aims to equip you with the necessary intellectual and practical skills for undertaking an individual student-led, ethical investigation into an applied business (or the named degree) problem or issue. In addition, the dissertation aims to equip you with key transferable, employability skills, including: time management, project management, communication (written and verbal), negotiation, persuasion and influence, discovery, initiative, creativity and innovation in problem-solving, analysis.

The module is student-led but you are supported by, initially, weekly lectures and seminar-workshops which provide an introduction to undertaking Business-Management research followed by one-to-one or small-group supervision meetings.
The lectures and seminar-workshops will cover the following topics:
1. Developing a research aim/question (focusing and scoping the research)
2. Developing a literature review
3. Writing a research proposal
4. Researching ethically
5. Quantitative research techniques
6. Qualitative research techniques
7. Quantitative analysis techniques
8. Qualitative analysis techniques

Upon completion of the module you will be able to:
1. Conduct independent and ethical academic research involving the application and critical evaluation of appropriate theories and models,
2. Engage critically with relevant literature to establish a framework in which to analyse and synthesise the results of your primary or secondary research
3. Generate / collect relevant primary or secondary data using an appropriate and justified method
4. Analyse your data using an appropriate and justified method of analysis
5. Recognise the ethical implications of your work
6. Critically evaluate the source of your data and the method you adopted

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Undergraduate Consultancy Project (Optional, 40 Credits)

The module aims to provide you with an opportunity to integrate the knowledge acquired during the programme and apply this to a consultancy project for a real organisation. This consultancy project provides a vehicle for participants to develop and demonstrate key employability skills, to relate theory to practice, and to undertake a significant piece of assessed work commensurate with a capstone module.

You will work on behalf of an external organisation, which has identified a business problem or question, requiring a solution, working in small group of typically 4 individuals (you will select their own team members), participating in group and individual activities. The host organisation will provide a project briefing, and review; students will be supported by appropriate academic input and guidance from Newcastle Business School in the form of a mentor and via the Business Clinic.

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Sustainable Strategies (Core, 20 Credits)

1. Understanding strategy as a concept and developing a broad perspective on different schools that comprise it.
2. Deliberate perspective: Examining the premises and application of design, planning and positioning. Examining the limitations and moorings and critiquing analytical frameworks, some of which have been delivered in level 4 and level 5. E.g. SWOT and SSWOT (sustainability SWOT), five forces, value chain, value activities (including a focus on social and environmental value) and generic strategies will be looked at in conjunction to build on prior discrete knowledge students will have of these concepts.
3. Emergent perspective: The premises of strategic learning, strategic leadership (including power), culture as some of the emergent perspectives.
4. Innovation, value creation and value appropriation from an ethics and broadly scoped sustainability perspective.
5. Understanding how delivering innovation has become the holy grail of firm pursuits, and how it relates with different stakeholders. This will include a perspective on the digital internet enabled environment to examine path breaking innovation at a macro level in interface with firm capabilities to survive, adapt and sustain growth.
6. A stakeholder view on sustainability: Understanding the wider set of stakeholders that business organisations need to keep in perspective & how it affects long run sustainability.

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