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BA Honours  Business Management (Innovation)

BA Honours Business Management (Innovation)

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Start
January, September
Duration
3 years full time
Attendance
Full time
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Introduction to BA Honours Business Management (Innovation)

The BA Honours Business Management degree is taught within Middlesex University’s Business School where we deliver high-quality teaching and research, and provide a supportive learning environment. Our innovation pathway under the umbrella of Business Management offerings, allows shaping studies towards career ambitions, and builds the skills and confidence to support companies to innovate their products and services for the 21st century. 

Supported by academics who bring industry experience to their teaching, candidates will study the key functions that underpin business success, and build specialist knowledge of innovation (focused on developing systems, products and services).

The BA Honours Business Management (Innovation) is an exciting initiative designed for quality undergraduates of any discipline with an enthusiasm in this area. It will provide coverage of key business and enterprise concepts with a strong practical emphasis firmly based on relevant theories. It will develop business knowledge in a manner equipping students with the specialist knowledge and skills needed to start up, manage and grow a viable business. Graduates under this specialism with emerge with the skills and confidence required to support companies to engage in technological changes to improve business performance.

Below are the various modules that you will study across three years.

For more details on Academic Calendar , click here http://www.mdx.ac.ae/life-at-university/academic-calendar 

Teaching Modules:

Financial Aspects of Business (30 Credits) - Compulsory

This module aims to develop the financial understanding and knowledge of students within business organisations so as to enable them to make effective decisions and to assess the cost, economic and financial implications and outcomes of these decisions. It aims to provide an understanding of the fundamental roles of accounting and finance for business students who do not need to develop specialist knowledge as well as to provide an understanding of key microeconomic and macroeconomic principles that inform business thought and practice.

Management and Organisations (30 Credits) - Compulsory

The aim of this module is to enable students to understand how managers operate in organisations in an international context. It will cover the development of management and theories explaining organisational behaviour. Students will develop the ability to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of various management theories.

Marketing Theory and Practice (30 Credits) - Compulsory

This module is designed to provide students with an overview of key marketing concepts and techniques, as they apply in a variety of organisations and in both conventional and online environments. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the core role of marketing in determining the growth potential of an enterprise, including the value of the marketing mix in ensuring successful marketing implementation and the significance of external and internal operating environments for marketing practice.

Applications and Research in Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory

This module provides an interesting and enjoyable introduction to basic statistical, research, and ICT methods for the collection, analysis and presentation of business data. Students will be required to do calculations by hand and use appropriate software though the emphasis is on the interpretation and communication of results.

Work, Organisation and Society (30 Credits) - Compulsory

The aim of this module is to enable students to develop a critical understanding of the multifaceted social processes that are imperative to organizational life, and through which organisations may exert influence on ourselves as much as on society at large in order to pursue their objectives. The module will cover a wide array of theories pertaining to organizational behaviour, organization theory, sociology, psychology and economical issues as far as they are relevant for the understanding of these social processes. Students will develop their own abilities to analyse these theories critically, build up their own views on how to think and feel about these emergent issues as well as empower themselves with the capacity to argue and support these views in an academically rigorous manner.

Operations Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory

This module aims to broaden and expand students knowledge of the concepts and techniques required for the design, operation and control of business processes. Cases and practical exercises are relevant to a variety of commercial, manufacturing and service organisations. The module builds on the IT and quantitative skills developed in the first year.

Business Environment Analysis (30 Credits) - Compulsory

In this module students will begin to acquire the knowledge and skills typically required for more advanced study of businesses and in managerial decision-making. Students will learn to analyse business environments and handle information using techniques, models and frameworks that will also start to build higher level employability skills.

HRM in a Global Context (30 Credits) - Optional

This module builds upon knowledge gained at level 4 about the business environment and about the general management functions operating within organisations and develops an understanding of the international context of dealing with people issues in organisations.

Sustainable Products (30 Credits) - Optional

This module aims to examine the importance of sustainable products to firms in order to reduce climate-related risks. The module explores the factors behind developing sustainable products from the perspectives of the environment, the firm, and the product itself.

Brand Management (30 Credits) - Optional

The aim of this module is to develop a student s understanding of branding, brand management and brand communications. In particular, the module will focus on developing strategies to create and sustain successful brands and on developing efficient brand communication strategies.

Strategic Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory

This module aims to present a broad and integrated view of strategic management in organisations; to outline and offer a range of critical perspectives on key concepts of strategy; to introduce generic strategies at the corporate, business and functional levels; to provide a range of analytical models and concepts that can be applied in assessing the strategic capability of an organisation and the environment in which it operates.

New Product and Service Development (30 Credits) - Compulsory

The module aims to help students learn how to use state-of-the-art management techniques to identify markets, develop new product or service ideas, measure customer benefits, design successful new products services . It focuses on how companies can analyse and effectively manage their risks while innovating. The module will be relevant to students who expect to work directly or indirectly in product or service management as well as those who are interested in general management and consulting.

Innovation management (30 Credits) - Compulsory

This module aims to develop a systematic understanding of the role of innovation as a key success factor in dynamic business environment, and the main strategic and organisational challenges firms face in managing innovation. The module provides an up-to-date overview of the main theories and models of innovation, as well as illustrates successful organisational practices through analysis of case studies

Business Start-up (30 Credits) - Optional

This is a synoptic of module which aims to ensure that students can demonstrate how to develop a business plan and put it into operation. This will be achieved by students showing an understanding of the appropriate academic theories and an application of the necessary analytical tools to achieve a successful business startup. In particular, the module aims to facilitate the development of a unique business plan in which students will learn, practice and apply the necessary academic and practical knowledge base and skills set, including team working, required for the establishment of a new business. This preparation follows through to provide students with the opportunity to study the establishment of small business in a practical context, giving students an insight into the nuts and bolts of setting up and running their own small business. Especially important is the reconciliation of theory to practical realities including interaction with the appropriate government agencies, professional and commercial bodies. Finally, students are encouraged to reflect on whether they are suited to setting up their own small business or continuing their college business on a commercial basis.

Managing Business Projects (30 Credits) - Optional

This module aims to provide students with a detailed understanding, based on professional work in the field, of the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of projects in a variety of sectors. Students will be able to explore how projects are managed using up-to-date project management tools and technologies. The role of projects in the wider economy, within organisations will also be analysed and students will be able to enhance individual effectiveness in the world of work through practical work on project management.

Research Project (30 Credits) - Optional

This module provides an excellent opportunity for students to demonstrate higher order employability skills such as the ability to design and deliver a small research project; learn independently and through supervision, and undertake an extended, methodical piece of work. A well-executed research project will give students something to distinguish themselves from their peers as well as the opportunity to show why they might be a superior candidate for graduate employment.

The BA Honours Business Management (Innovation) programme will be offered in full-time study mode and will run over 3 years normally. The programme will consist of four 30 credit modules per year. The first year compromises of four compulsory modules dedicated exclusively to our Business Management programme. These modules are designed to bring all students to a sound level of academic competence in management to pursue further study in the subject. In the second year students study three compulsory modules designed to expand knowledge of the behaviour of people in organisations, of operations management and of the business environment.

In the final year, students will study three compulsory modules designed to advance skills and knowledge appropriate to graduate level and with a focus on innovation. These are modules in management strategy, innovation management, and new product and service development.  In the third year students are also able to undertake one option from business start-up and managing business projects. 

Academic Requirements

A Levels (minimum two, maximum three subjects)

CCC

A*B

AA

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma 

(
minimum two, maximum three subjects)

MMM

DD

Access to HE Diploma

Overall pass: must include 45 credits at level 3, of which 15 must be at Merit or higher

International Baccalaureate

30

 

  • GCSE English and Maths with a minimum of Grade C are required
  • Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed provided they can demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience

If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our International Foundation Programme (IFP) course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree.

English Language Requirements

You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components). Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted English tests and qualifications.

The programme aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge to build a successful management career with a specialism in innovation, in a wide range of businesses, governmental and third sector organisations. Innovation is increasingly a pre-requisite for organisations to survive, and graduates from this programme may enter a wide range of positions and contribute to advancing their organisations. The combination of knowledge and expertise in innovation, and broader business perspective can also provide the foundation for graduates to successfully set up and run their own business.

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