Modules for course NG10 | BA/BCIS
BA Business and Computer Information Systems
This is a provisional list of modules to be offered on this course in the 2018–19 academic year.
The list may not be complete, and the final course content may be different.
- ICP-3011: Computer & Network Security (10)
- ICP-3025: Apps Artificial Intelligence (10)
- ASB-3101: Human Resource Management (10) History and development of the HR function; Strategic HRM; Human resourcing: recruitment and selection, human resource planning; Human Resource Development; Reward and performance management; Employee relations, employment law, industrial relations; The flexible firm; Globalisation and international HRM; HRM issues in practice.
- ASB-3102: International Business (10) Globalisation and international business; Challenges of operating in an international environment; Culture in the global environment; Role of governments in international business; Economic and behavioural explanations of international business; Range of transaction modes, export/import, joint venture, licensing and other cooperative modes, wholly-owned direct investment; Creating a Global Value Chain; Selecting countries and modes of entry; Challenges of implementing international business strategy.
- ASB-3103: Marketing Strategy & Man. (10) Introduction and course organisation; Relationship Marketing; Entrepreneurial Marketing; Branding; Creating a Marketing Strategy; Marketing Audit and Tools 1 & 2; Formulating Marketing Strategies; Choosing a Case Study/Small Group Formation; Case study preparation and presentation.
- ICP-3027: Databases - Design & Implement (10)
- ICP-3046: Web-Based Applications (10)
- IED-3064: Business Process Reengineering (10)
- ASB-3109: Strategic Management (10) The concepts of strategic management; the vocabulary of strategy; prescriptive and emergent strategies; Strategy, the organisation and the environment; strategic capabilities; The core processes: strategic analysis; strategy formulation; strategic choices; Directions for strategy development, product and market development, diversification; Methods of strategy development, internal development, mergers and acquisitions, joint developments; Corporate-level versus business-level strategy, the corporate strategy and diversification; business strategies; Strategy in action: evaluating strategy, organising for success.
- ICP-3123: Internet Tech for E-Commerce (10)
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- ASB-3104: Entrepreneurship Cap & Firm (10) (Semester 1) Introduction to entrepreneurship; Evolution of the Concept of Entrepreneurship; Characteristics of the entrepreneur; Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship; The role of entrepreneurs in the economy and society; Entrepreneurship in large firms; Types of entrepreneurship; Defining small businesses; Entrepreneurship in the future.or
ADB-3104: Entrepreneuriaeth Cyf & Cwmni (10) (Semester 1)Cyflwyniad i entrepreneuriaeth; Esblygiad y cysyniad o entrepreneuriaeth; Nodweddion yr entrepreneur; Creadigrwydd, arloesi ac entrepreneuriaeth; Rôl entrepreneuriaid yn yr economi a chymdeithas; Entrepreneuriaeth mewn cwmnïau mawr; Mathau o entrepreneuriaeth; Diffinio busnesau bychain; Entrepreneuriaeth yn y dyfodol.
- ASB-3105: Business Planning (10) (Semester 2) Introduction to new venture creation; Starting your own business; Family business; Buying a business; Franchising; Idea generation and screening for new venture opportunities; Writing a business plan.
- ASB-3107: The Marketing of Services (10) (Semester 2) Understanding and framing service experiences; Measuring Service Quality; Role of technology in service quality; Service setting and participants; Price/Value/Quality; Communication - more than promotions; Managing demand and customer confidence; Service delivery globally.
- ASB-3108: Customer Insight Project (10) (Semester 2) Issues in undertaking market research activities; Development and administration of fieldwork for quantitative customer survey; Analysis of quantitative survey data; Reporting and presentation of strategic recommendations.
- ASB-3112: Advertising Strategy (10) (Semester 1) Theoretical advertising models; The advertising management process: messages, media and measurement of advertising effectiveness; Advertising campaign development, with emphasis on planning and analysing advertising media; Internet advertising, mobile and ambient media; Branding and globalisation of advertising; Promotion management, marketing-oriented public relations, sponserships and trade promotions.or
ADB-3112: Strategaeth Hysbysebu (10) (Semester 1)Modelau hysbysebu damcaniaethol; Y broses o reoli hysbysebu: negeseuon, y cyfryngau a mesur effeithiolrwydd hysbysebu; Datblygu ymgyrch hysbysebu, gyda phwyslais ar gynllunio a dadansoddi cyfryngau hysbysebu; Hysbysebu ar y rhyngrwyd, cyfryngau symudol ac amgylchol; Brandio a globaleiddio hysbysebu; Rheoli hyrwyddo, cysylltiadau cyhoeddus gyda phwyslais ar farchnata, noddi a hyrwyddo masnach
- ASB-3114: e-Marketing (10) (Semester 1) Defining the field: Introduction to the module and e-marketing as a strategic tool; E-marketing strategy and the e-marketing environment; Social media marketing; The e-marketing mix; The consumers perspective; The marketers perspective; Online retailing; Mobile marketing.
- ASB-3117: Globaliz'tn & Multin'tl Corp'n (10) (Semester 2) Globalisation and its discontent; Engines of growth; Business and the state; Big Business; The Chandlerian firm; Business groups, mutuals and co-operatives; Technology and the digital economy; Business and business schools; Excellent firms - a longitudinal analysis (Presentations).
- ASB-3201: International Banking (10) (Semester 1) Introduction to international banking; Commercial banking vs. investment banking; Investment banking; Comparative banking system; International consolidation and mergers in banking; Country risk analysis; International financial crises - theory; International financial crises - cases; International financial regulation (1); International financial regulation (2).
- ASB-3204: Corporate Risk Management (10) (Semester 1) The nature of risk management; Risk identification; The firm's loss exposure; Risk measurement and probability distributions; Risk control tools; Risk financing; Insurance and the alternatives; Legal aspects of insurance and insurance contracts; Dealing with insurers.
- ASB-3206: Money and Banking (10) (Semester 2) Money and the financial system; Interest rates, financial instruments and financial markets; Financial institutions and bank management; Central banks, monetary policy and financial stability; Central bank balance sheet and the money supply process; Modern monetary economics.
- ASB-3208: Financial Statement Analysis (10) (Semester 2) Financial ratio analysis and interfirm comparison; Trend analysis and financial forecasting; Dividends, earnings and share valuation; Valuation techniques; Investment analysis; Distress prediction and company acquisations.
- ASB-3210: Advanced Corporate Finance (20) (Semester 1 + 2) The module examines the theory and practice of corporate investment and financial decisions. Topics include: mean-variance analysis, option pricing, capital structure, dividend policy, efficient capital markets, agency theory, mergers and restructuring. Particular emphasis will be placed on topical areas within corporate governance and investments.
- ASB-3214: Auditing (20) (Semester 1 + 2) Theoretical, regulatory and ethical background to both internal and external auditing; Risk assessment in the context of internal and external audit; The audit planning process; Gathering of audit evidence; Contents of audit reports; International procedural and ethical standards.
- ASB-3215: Adv Inv Theory & Practice (10) (Semester 2) Market efficiency; Performance measurement and attribution; Measuring investment risk; Anomalies in returns and common investment philosophies; Benchmarking and models of expected returns; Testing for excess returns: methodologies; Testing for excess returns: key findings; Theoretical rationale for findings of excess returns; Real-world issues in the implementation of investment strategies.
- ASB-3217: Investment (10) (Semester 1)
- ASB-3301: Macroeconomics (10) (Semester 2) Economic growth, physical and human capital, technological progress; Labour market, skills and unemployment; Business cycles, consumption and investment; Fiscal policy, public finances; Monetary policy, money and inflation; International macro, currencies and exchange rates.
- ASB-3309: Behavioural Finance (10) (Semester 2) Introduction to behavioural finance as a descriptive approach to explaining decisions and behaviour in financial markets, based on psychological theory and evidence; Theory and evidence on the efficient markets hypothesis; Expected utility theory, axioms, attitudes to risk and curvature of the utility of wealth curve, Rabin’s critique; Psychological research, examples of irrational behaviour and choices; Prospect theory, examples of irrational behaviour by individual investors; Limits to arbitrage, evidence of inefficiency, noise trader risk; The closed-end funds puzzle; Investor sentiment, under-reaction and over-reaction to news, momentum, positive feedback trading and herding, bubbles, booms, crashes and fads; Corporate finance applications, new share issues, equity and debt finance.
- ASB-3316: Applied Economics (20) (Semester 2) • Introduction to econometric software. • Sourcing data. • Organisation and manipulation of data. • Programming of software. • Applied skills in analysis of data including summarising and visualisation, and a variety of regression techniques. • Analysis of outputs. • Application to economic problems: o Analysing economic relationships o Testing economic theories
- ASB-3320: Current Issues in Economics (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
- ASB-3500: Britain and the EU (10) (Semester 1) Elements of a governmental system; Relationship between the legislature, executive and judiciary, constituions and the rule of law; The British state and its institutions, the executive, the prime minister and monarch; The nation state and the EU; Sovereignty, legitimacy, subsidiarity and multi-level governance; History and evolution of the EU; Consultative and legislative processes of the EU; The EU as an experimental, evolving and unique model of multi-level governance.
- ASB-3501: Comparative Public Admin (10) (Semester 2) Introduction and overview: public administration and the comparative approach; Culture and history of public administration; The politics and bureaucracy: issues of accountability and control; Central, regional and local government; Asymmetric power in the UK; The consensus state in the Netherlands; Administrative complexity in Italy; Governance: patterns of intergovernmentalism and decentralisation; Democratic innovation: challenges of participation and collaboration; Public administration reform, comparison, and non-western societies.
- ASB-3507: Advanced Management Accounting (20) (Semester 1 + 2) Costings, budgets and pricing; Target costing, life-cycle costing, back-flush accounting and throughput accounting; Linear programming with multiple scarce resources; Budgetary systems; Advances standard costing; Performance measurement; Working capital management; Application of advanced management accounting techniques in organisations.
- ASB-3509: Corp. Social Responsibility (10) (Semester 2) This module involves a visit to an organisation, during which emphasis will be placed upon its CSR strategies. An opportunity will also be available to relate CSR theory to its practical applications.
- Any BBS year 3 module not listed as compulsory for your degree programme, subject to pre-requisites and EXCLUDING ASB-3111, ASB-3313, ASB-3317 & ASB-3412.