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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business 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:

  • Completion in 9 months (Full-Time) or 12 months (Part-time)
  • Total of 6 modules
  • Combination of examinations and assignments

 

Graduates Outcome

A degree in Business 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

  • Enable students to demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external environment in which they operate and how they are managed
  • Assist students to develop a range of subject specific and transferable skills which will prepare them for a career in a wide range of commercial and not-for-profit organisations
  • Develop and maintain an awareness and understanding of business in a regional, national and international context
  • Develop students' transferable skills of analysis, judgment, communication and independent learning

 

Assessment Methods

Majority of the modules are assessed by coursework only.

 

Graduation

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Business 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).

 

MODULES

 

Managing Projects (20 Credits)

The module will define the nature of projects and their management. Various aspects will be considered including financial control and management of risk, human resource elements (building and leading a multi-disciplinary tem) and the control of time. The module will examine the integration of time, cost and quality aspects of projects through the application of relevant tools and techniques.

 

Marketing Strategy (20 Credits)

The module aims to review the nature and scope of marketing strategy and evaluate how strategies are developed given different organisational contexts. The module considers that strategy is a fundamental pattern of present and planned objectives, resource deployments and interactions of an organisation with markets, competitors and other environmental factors. The module lays the foundation by appraising the mechanics of marketing strategy, considering the evolving models and practices that are essential to the development and implementation of strategy. The module examines contemporary issues and problems that dominate the thinking of marketing executives as they establish and execute a range of marketing strategies.

 

Strategic Management Accounting (20 Credits)

Main areas of study under this module will include:

  • An introduction to strategic management accounting
  • Relevant costs for decision making
  • Activity based costing
  • Pricing decisions
  • Budgeting
  • Management control systems and Performance Management
  • Standard Costing and Variance Analysis
  • Work capital management
  • Transfer pricing

 

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.

 

Strategic Management of Human Resources (20 Credits)

The module reviews the nature of strategy in HRM and evaluates the various models in achieving
strategic interventions in a range of business contexts derived from strategic management. The module reviews the relationship of Personnel departments with respect to designing and delivering HRM interventions, the current and historical barriers to Personnel leading on HR and change management. A range of contemporary ideas on redesigning the role of Personnel are reviewed before the module evaluates the range of HR policies that make up a strategy, recruitment and retention,  performance management , human resource development , employee relations and reward. The module concludes by examining HRM interventions in the light of the organisational development literature and practice. The basis of employee attitudes, commitment and cultural change are examined in terms of employee competence development through HRM Amplified Content.

 

Contemporary Developments in Business and Management (20 Credits)

  • Evaluation of the political, economic, social, technological and ecological environment as it affects a range of private and public sector organisations and businesses.
  • Globalisation and its effects on business decision-making.
  • Impact of changing political and economic frameworks on the conduct of organisations (e.g. regulatory oversight, collaborative partnerships, strategic alliances, etc.).
  • Nature of knowledge management and innovation and their effects on the structure and working practices of organisations.
  • Development of trading and political blocs and the effect on enterprise in organisations operating within those blocs.
  • External drivers for change (e.g. growing corporate social responsibility, governance issues, rapidly changing patterns of innovation, demands for service quality, etc) and their effect on organization performance sustainability.
  • Nature and patterns of investment decisions and their effects on organisational location, financing and market choice.

 

Profile of lecturers and their respective teaching models

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

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

 

 

Structure and Duration


Full-Time Programme (for International students)

  • 9 months

 

Commencement Date

 

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
     
9 Months Full-Time Programme Feb 2018 Oct 2018
  Jun 2018 Feb 2019
  Oct 2018 Jun 2019


Fees:
 

: : Application Fee       S$321.00

: : Tuition Fees            S$16,050

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

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 18 and above and possess one of the following entrance requirements:

• Higher National Diploma in Business related discipline OR

• MDIS Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Management Studies (Business Administration/Accounting and Finance) OR

• Business related diplomas from local/overseas polytechnics with entry requirement of 10 years of formal education OR

• PEIs qualification (equivalent to 1st and 2nd year external degree programme) with entry requirement of 12 years    of 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 only)

  • 12 months 

Full-Time Programme (for Local students)

  • 9 months

 

 

Commencement Date

 

Course Commencement Date Completion Date
     
12 Months Part-Time Programme Feb 2018 Jan 2019
  Jun 2018 May 2019
  Oct 2018 Sep 2019
     
9 Months Full-Time Programme Feb 2018 Oct 2018
  Jun 2018 Feb 2019
  Oct 2018 Jun 2019


Fees:

: : Application Fees             S$32.10

 

Part-Time Programme (1 Year)

  • Tuition Fees            S$12,840
  • Non-Tuition Fees     S$294.24
  • Total                      S$13,134.24

 

Full-Time Programme (9 Months)

  • Tuition Fees             S$14,445
  • Non-Tuition Fees      S$507.89
  • Total                       S$14,952.89

 

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) Insurance Premium.
 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of age 18 and above and possess one of the following entrance requirements:

• Higher National Diploma in Business related discipline OR

• MDIS Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Management Studies (Business Administration/Accounting and Finance) OR

• Business related diplomas from local/overseas polytechnics with entry requirement of 10 years of formal education OR

• PEIs qualification (equivalent to 1st and 2nd year external degree programme) with entry requirement of 12 years    of 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 | 1-Year (Part-Time), 9 Months (Full-Time)
Award | DEGREE

COMMENCEMENT DATE  

Class Intake for 2018

For 1-Year Part-Time Programme
Feb, Jun, Oct

For 9 Months Full-Time Programme
Feb, Jun, 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