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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business and Management (Top-Up) Awarded by the University of Sunderland, UK

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Why the University of Sunderland, UK?

We could give you dozens of reasons, but these are at the top of Sunderland students' list.

  • The University of Sunderland is a truly life-changing university, providing higher education since 1901
  • Best in the North East for satisfaction with teaching including Management and Marketing (The Guardian University Guide 2017)
  • Ranked 79th Overall in The Guardian University League Tables 2017: the highest climber, rising 30 places in the table
  • Ranked 62th in The Guardian University Guide 2017: League Table for Accounting and Finance
  • Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

     

Course Highlights:

  • Combination of examinations and assignments

 

Graduates Outcome

A degree in Business and Management is highly relevant to the needs of organisations of all sizes. This programme gives you the opportunity to develop skills which you can use in the future.

 

Objectives

  • To enable students to demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and how they are managed.
  • To develop and maintain an awareness and understanding of business in a regional, national and international context.
  • To develop students with a range of subject specific and transferable skills which will prepare them for a career within a wide range of commercial and not-for-profit organisations and business start-up.
  • To develop independent life-long learners.
  • To deliver a programme that is attractive to employers at regional, national and international levels.

 

Assessment Methods

Students are assessed based on practical assessments, coursework and written examinations.

 

Graduation

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business and Management from the University of Sunderland, UK. The degree will be the same as that awarded to the full-time students at the University main campus in the UK.

 

Progression

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will progress to the MBA Programme from the University of Sunderland, UK.

 

University Overview

Sunderland Business School

The University of Sunderland is an innovative, forward-thinking university with high standards of teaching, research and support that sits at the heart of one of the UK's most up-and-coming cities. We have strong industry links and work closely with some of the world's leading companies. Testament to our growing reputation, the University was nominated for University of the Year in 2013 (Times Higher Education Awards)


Our Faculty of Business and Law is recognised worldwide; with students from over 70 countries and a presence on three continents, we are playing a major role in preparing tomorrow’s leaders for long and succesful careers.


Our programmes are highly regarded in terms of student experience, teaching standards and relevance to the real world. This has been recognised in the National Student Survey 2012, where Tourism at Sunderland was voted best in the UK for Overall Satisfaction.


We believe that employability is at the heart of the university experience, and this is underpinned by the drive to develop six key attributes in our graduates: capable, enquiring, creative, enterprising, ethical and global in outlook.
Whatever your future ambitions, make a life-changing decision by choosing to study at the University of Sunderland.

 

 

University of Sunderland, UK

The University of Sunderland places its 20,000 students at the heart of everything it does, providing life changing opportunities for a diverse and vibrant learning community.

Sunderland is an internationally connected university, with 18 educational partners in 12 countries. Almost a third of our students study for a Sunderland degree off-campus in their own country – meaning the University is regarded as a pioneer in transnational education. In addition our international reach is growing and we attract students to Sunderland and to the University of Sunderland in London from over 100 countries.

The University is acknowledged as one of the UK’s top providers of Transnational Education with over 6,500 students studying for University of Sunderland academic awards with quality assured partners in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Botswana, Germany, Kenya, Uzbekistan and Trinidad.
Our student support and research-informed curriculum mean learners develop the skills and flexibility employers are looking for, and the behaviours and values that contribute towards social responsibility and citizenship.

Our research has been classed as 'world leading' in 10 subjects and 'internationally excellent' in an additional three subjects, by the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).

 

Introduction to Strategic Management (20 Credits)

An understanding of the importance of strategic management to all forms of organisations, the range of strategic management models and an understanding of their strengths and weaknesses.

Students will also acquire the abilities to analyse and evaluate a range of strategic management models and how to apply and to tailor models of strategic management.

 

Developing Career Prospects (20 Credits)

The module extends theory and practice of personal development planning and work based learning introduced at stage one. Embracing principles of diagnosis, action planning, execution and evaluation, this module focuses on personal and job related development in a career context.

Students are encouraged to explore how they fit into the world of employment, to take their understanding of self to discover and investigate work environments, job roles and cultures which are compatible with their needs and abilities.

The module will also help students to discover and work towards securing a job role or career path which they have identified as fulfilling their needs and is compatible with their skills, values and attributes.

 

Responsible Business (20 Credits)

The purpose of this module is to explore the various issues and dilemmas facing businesses across the globe today in an era when increasing numbers of peoples, governments and media expect them to demonstrate responsible actions and good behaviour.

It will review the key values we espouse and shape our thinking, and it will examine whether these can apply to businesses and how. It will consider the range of moral issues firms face today, particularly noting the diversity of business environments they face today across the world, and highlight some of the dilemmas theyexperience when doing business abroad.

 

Marketing Management (20 Credits)

This module aims to provide students’ with knowledge and skills to understand the key issues in managing marketing operations within an organisation as well as what tools and techniques are employed by marketing managers in developing and managing their strategies, plans and operations. Students will also understand the importance of, and mechanisms for, control and evaluation within marketing management and key trends in marketing management.

 

Contemporary Developments in Human Resources (20 Credits)

The purpose of this module is to explore, discuss, debate and evaluate contemporary issues in human resource management. Key areas include employee resourcing, employee relations, legal aspects of HR, equality and diversity, employee reward, motivation and engagement, learning and development, organisational development, employee wellbeing, emotional, social and psychological facets of the workplace, sensitive issues of HR and HR strategy. This module will also provide a critical, research and practitioner perspective on the evolution of HRM and will be informed by current research in the subject area.

 

Financial Accounting (20 Credits)

Main areas of study include the regulatory framework of accounting, including host nation and international dimensions, key elements of financial reports, analysis of financial statements, group accounts, and current reporting practices.Students will be able to interpret and apply international accounting standards and obtain the ability to prepare group financial statements for business entities.

 

Internet Marketing (20 Credits)

The internet is the fastest growing medium of all time, growing in less than a decade from zero to being an essential element of the business environment. Although internet-related technology has impacted on business in a wider context – so called ‘e-business’, including
such elements as e-procurement and e-supply-chain management – it is the field of marketing that has been affected most.
Not only has the internet provided the marketer with a new medium to communicate with customers – and potential customers – it has had a significant effect on the way in which both consumers and organisations make informed buying decisions. Concentrating on customer-led models, this module looks at what the marketer must consider in addressing the behaviour and expectations of the contemporarycustomer in both business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) markets.

 

Global Entrepreneurship (20 Credits)

The Global Entrepreneurship module is entrepreneurial ‘hands on’ portfolio based mini-project which allows students to demonstrate and enhance the knowledge, skills and attributes built over their undergraduate studies. Students will work in groups, set up a micro –
enterprise and experience the challenges and issues of the entrepreneurial process. Students will develop critical understandings of global entrepreneurship issues and challenges, of a micro - enterprise activity through a project based study and of entrepreneurial theories, concepts and techniques.

 

Strategic Management (20 Credits)

The module aims to be integrative and cumulative in that it draws together the purposes and methodologies of the functional areas of business policy and strategy which are usually studied separately and to show how they contribute to the overall purposes and aims of the organisation.

This synthesis is usually considered in relation to the environment in which the organisation exists and with reference to a timescale projected into the future. The challenge for the student is to analyse complex organisations and their environments as well as the
relationships between the two and evaluate models and methodologies against observations of the practices of real organisations. The module reflects the process of strategic management and the key schools of strategy in the context of stable or shifting, national and global
environments.

 

Applying Critical Reflective Practice (20 Credits)

The purpose of this module is to present students with a range of reflective and reflexive tools which create space and espace to think, feel and understand their emerging professional voice and identity. The module will introduce students to methodologies, practices and techniques involved in becoming an authentic professional and consider how they reflect upon their graduateness and uniqueness. This module will be delivered through two spaces:

Reflective and Reflexive Space: Students will be introduced to a range of tools which give them the knowledge, expertise and freedom to express their understanding of their identity and voice.

Professional Space: Students will be introduced to the context of authentic professionalism, professional identity and voice.

 

Business Research Dissertation (40 Credits)

The student will engage in a business research dissertation in a recognised area of business and management which is either empirical based or related to a recognised organisation. Empirical projects will use primary and/or secondary data to answer the research question(s). Organisation-related dissertations take an organisation-based problem and investigate and develop possible solutions. Both types of dissertation format will be underpinned by an appropriate review of the literature available on the chosen subject.

 

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching models

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer /student ration is 1 : 40 (tutorial)

 

Structure and Duration


Full-Time Programme (for International students)

  • 18 months

 

Commencement Date

 

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
     
18 Months Full-Time Programme Feb 2018 Jul 2019
  Jun 2018 Nov 2019
  Sep 2018 Feb 2020


Fees:
 

: : Application Fee       S$321.00

: : Tuition Fees            S$21,400

* All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
* Non-tuition fees are not included.

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 17 and above and possess one of the following entrance requirements:

Year 2 Entry:

• MDIS Diploma in Management Studies OR

• Higher National Certificate in a business-related discipline OR

• Non-business related Diploma from local/overseas polytechnic with entry requirement of 10 yrs of formal education OR

• Business related PEIs diploma (with entry requirement of 12 years of formal education)

Note: All applications are subject to University approval.

 

Year 3 Entry:

• Higher National Diploma in business-related discipline OR

• MDIS Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Management Studies OR

• Business related Diploma from local polytechnics OR

• PEI's business-related diploma and advanced diploma(equivalent to 1st & 2nd year external degree programme) with entry requirement of 12 years formal education 

Note: All applications are subject to University approval.

 

 

English Language Requirements

  • Possess a minimum C6 grade in English at GCE 'O' Level
  • IELTS score of 6.0
  • Completed MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)
     

   

 

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for student pass if he/she wishes to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for detail information.

 

Structure and Duration

 

Part-Time Programme (for Local students)

  • 24 months

 

Full-Time Programme (for Local students)

  • 18 months

 

 

Commencement Date

 

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
     
24 months Part-Time Programme Mar 2018 Feb 2020
  Jul 2018 Jun 2020
  Oct 2018 Sep 2020
     
18 months Full-time Programme Feb 2018 Jul 2019
  Jun 2018 Nov 2019
  Sep 2018 Feb 2020


Fees:

: : Application Fees             S$32.10

 

Part-Time Programme (24 Months)

  • Tuition Fees                         S$19,260.00
  • Non-Tuition Fees                 S$387.62
  • Total                                     S$19,647.62

 

Full-Time Programme (18 Months)

  • Tuition Fees               S$20,330.00
  • Non-Tuition Fees       S$644.06
  • Total                            S$20,974.06

 

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees for part-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance, condition tutorial fee (if applicable) and Fees Protection Scheme (FPS)

 

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 17 and above and possess one of the following entrance requirements:

Year 2 Entry:

• MDIS Diploma in Management Studies OR

• Higher National Certificate in a business-related discipline OR

• Non-business related Diploma from local/overseas polytechnic with entry requirement of 10 yrs of formal education OR

• Business related PEIs diploma (with entry requirement of 12 years of formal education)

Note: All applications are subject to University approval.

 

Year 3 Entry:

• Higher National Diploma in business-related discipline OR

• MDIS Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Management Studies OR

• Business related Diploma from local polytechnics OR

• PEI's business-related diploma and advanced diploma(equivalent to 1st & 2nd year external degree programme) with entry requirement of 12 years formal education 

Note: All applications are subject to University approval.

 

 

English Language Requirements

  • Possess a minimum C6 grade in English at GCE 'O' Level
  • IELTS score of 6.0
  • Completed MDIS Professional Certificate in English (PCIE)
     

 

 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

 

STUDY LOANS
 

Organisation Contact Number Website
TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700 www.tcc.org.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265 www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS

For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Standard Chartered
Bank
Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265 www.maybank.com.sg
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121 www.uob.com.sg
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333 www.ocbc.com.sg
DBS Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666 www.posb.com.sg
Bank of China  Tel : 1800 669 5566  www.bankofchina.com/sg

 

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg

 

 

 
 
QUICK INFORMATION
Duration of Course | 18 months (Full-Time), 24 months (Part-time)
Award | DEGREE

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intake for 2018

Full-time Programme

Feb, Jun, Sep

Part-time Programme

Mar, Jul, Oct

CONTACT DETAILS  

Local students:

+65 6247 9111 / 6372 1000

International students:

+65 6796 7660

 

 

Local Enquiries
etc@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6247 9111
ib@mdis.edu.sg
+65 6278 8000
International Enquiries