Module
descriptions

for BA (Hons) Global Management (Enterprise & Innovation)

 

Year 1 

Academic Environment

This module is designed to equip the student with the key skills and knowledge necessary to perform effectively in the academic environment.  The module will aim to enable students to be resourceful in data collection, by using a variety of source types to compare and synthesise information, including databases and social media. 

Students will learn how to acknowledge the origin of their data responsibly and present information in a clear and succinct way.

Accounting and Finance

This module provides you with a fundamental understanding of accounting information systems, with particular reference to external and internal reporting, the nature and implications of costs in business decision-making; and an understanding of the principles of financial management that will enable you to make standard investment and financial decisions both in the long- and short-term.

Analytical Tools and Techniques for Business

This module consists of two parts: business mathematics and statistics. The first will provide you with an understanding of linear and non-linear functions, solutions to systems of linear equations, of linear programming and the introductory concepts of mathematics of finance. In the second part, you will learn basic statistical methods from descriptive statistics to introductory concepts of statistical inference. Leaners also use mathematical and statistical functions in Excel.

Business Economics

This module will introduce you to the key concepts and theoretical models of market behaviour. This module is expected to equip you with the necessary tools to develop a good understanding of both the microeconomic and macroeconomic environment in which a business operates.

Global Perspectives

This is a University-wide common module, which facilitates interpersonal, intercultural and cross-disciplinary learning for all level 4 students enrolled on Regent’s validated degree programmes. The module introduces a range of ideas and ways of thinking based around the University’s values, reflected in its learning outcomes. It encourages students to interact with the broader University community, both socially and academically, asking them to cross the physical and intellectual borders of their degree programmes. Global Perspectives aims to increase self-awareness and prepares students for their subsequent studies by familiarising them with the resources available to meet their lifelong learning needs.

People and Organisations

This module aims to provide a base knowledge of the key issues associated with people in organisations. The rationale of this module is to not only provide you with the key concepts and theoretical knowledge programmes but also to provide exposure to wider academic skills and analytical tools.

The module also aims to help you to identify the challenges which confront management and introduces management models used for the effective analysis and evaluation of those challenges. This module will provide the basis for evaluating the competing perspectives on what determines and influences the behaviour of people and how to manage people effectively and efficiently in contemporary organisations. You will be provided with the analytical tools to creatively understand and solve organisational and people issues.

Principles of Marketing

This module is designed to introduce you to the core principles of marketing and give you a good understanding of the role of the marketing function within organisations. Marketing is about recognising, understanding and meeting the needs of your customers, who are becoming more and more demanding. This module will help you to understand how successful organisations have a marketing focus. It will consider the ways in which marketers can work effectively together with other departments to ensure that customer-centricity permeates throughout the organisation.

Technology and, in particular, the internet is transforming marketing at an incredible rate and hence this module will pay particular attention to the different ways in which marketers can make use of technology such as social media to improve their relationships with customers. Such technology also enables marketers to cross international boundaries with relative ease and the implications of this from the perspective of running international campaigns will be considered.

 

Year 2

Introduction to Business Law

The module aims to enable the student to understand the fundamental principles of law relating to business transactions and commercial entities, as well as being aware of consumer rights.

The module will introduce you to the law relating to business and management transactions and the legal implications of conducting different types of business activity. You will examine the principal legal concepts which engage in contract, tort and consumer protection. Further consideration will be given as to how business law engages with entrepreneurship and stewardship, as well as its role in ethics, sustainability and responsibility.

You will gain an understanding of the sources and characteristics of English law, you will also examine international law, human rights and the law of the European Union. Comparative jurisdictional differences will be explored within the context of entrepreneurship.

Strategic Management

This module aims to allow you to explore and enhance their understanding of how organisations can create and implement strategy. This will predominantly (but not exclusively) be focussed on larger organisations. The intention is to help you understand the simple structure or journey of where an organisation currently is, where it might want to get to, and how it might get there in terms of its strategy.

You will be enabled to understand what is going on outside the organisation (in terms of the environment and its industry/market etc.) as well as internally (culture, structure etc.).  The module will also introduce you to the demands of the process of managing change.  By the end of the module you will be able to combine insights from a range of techniques to give a more considered view of the organisation, its situation, what it might intend to do next and why.

Sustainability

This module is the main introduction to broader concepts around stewardship for the programme. It aims to raise awareness and appreciation of the historic, contemporary and long term drivers and challenges impacting on the economy, society and the environment, and how business and societies respond to the various factors that affect them.  The module will introduce you to a range of Sustainability concepts/ models and frameworks that relate to business practice, and will also provide you with a futures focus. Being able to identify opportunities and risks towards finding sustainable solutions is crucial for enterprises to develop successfully, be it locally, globally and by sector.

Entrepreneurial Theory and Practice

The module aims to provide you with the opportunity to interact with confidence with a vast range of literature and practice around the concepts of entrepreneurialism. The module will provide you with knowledge of key theories applicable within the field including, entrepreneurship strategies, effectuation, affordable means, systematic search, causal reasoning as well as entrepreneurial networks and relationships, imagining, managing change and value creation.  You will be expected to build bridges between theory and practice and observe how the two areas of study collide and sometimes contradict themselves.

New Venture Modelling and Planning

This module is designed to engage you in the processes and challenges involved in setting up a new business. It focuses on critical evaluation steps and investigation of realistic scenarios, whether you are seeking to start an independent business entirely from scratch, or adding a new strategic business unit to an existing family business.  The module main objective is to allow you to engage and practice with entrepreneurial issues in order that they may become both confident and reflective on the role of new business development from an international perspective.

 

Year 3

Optimising Operations and Change

This module will allow you to study how businesses manage change well and in some cases why this goes wrong?  The module aims to enable you to understand in depth and gain detailed new insights into the systemic nature and impacts of challenging but essential change management processes for business. 

The module further aims to enable you to differentiate between simplistic knowledge management ‘solutions’ and the process of knowing how to ‘make a difference’ – the practice of power – which lies at the heart of effective management, leading to sustainably optimised change within a business context.

Enterprise in Action

The module gives students the opportunity to analyse an industry to identify potential opportunities and to critically evaluate a possible launch of a new product/service. The module focuses on the ideation stage informed by strategic thinking and design management, enabling students to develop and apply a tool-kit of methods to identify, present, and new thinking, whilst mitigating likely barriers.

The module aims to equip students with an ability to analyse existing markets to identify potential gaps, build and judge a compelling business case, to help see how companies could become more intrepreneurial in their business processes.

Managing entrepreneurial growth in SMEs and family businesses

This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to interact fully with the literature and thinking around entrepreneurial growth in the context of SME (small to medium enterprise) and the family business context.

In this module you will further explore how to manage the entrepreneurial tendencies in family and small and medium-sized businesses (SME). You will learn why entrepreneurs and owner-managers have been recognised globally as key actors in sustaining the development of regional, national and international economies by embracing disruptive technologies. The module will further explore how disruption has enabled both family and SMEs businesses to compete effectively with large corporations. The module will confirm that interest in entrepreneurship continues to increase and entrepreneurial skill sets are highly sort after by businesses and recognised as competences based on individuals’ behavioural characteristic including their propensity to create, motivate, engage in social and business networks as well as recognize opportunities.

Social Enterprise

This module highlights the role of social enterprise in all business and non-business sectors. Key concepts such as social innovation are used to focus you on how social enterprise delivers wider benefits. You will be further exposed to the emerging study of social enterprise (both for profit and not for profit) as a feature player in the global business world. The key differences in a range of areas such as marketing, employment, finance etc. between social enterprise and other forms of enterprise will be explored.

Strategic Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The entrepreneur is likely to play a more significant part in the growth and development of national economies in a global world. In addition, in this module the model of entrepreneurship as the embedded sustainability perspective is used to question current and future roles of entrepreneurs. The principles expressed in this module will apply to all geographies and all sizes of company’s’ including global organizations. The module will:

  1. Examine the foundations, theory, scope of entrepreneurship, and identify significant entrepreneurial trends in the global trading environment whilst critically reviewing the characteristics of the entrepreneur - a born leader?
  2. Explore the nature of rapidly growing companies, the role of the entrepreneur in such environments and explain rapid-growth strategies for entrepreneurial companies;
  3. Explore the effects of the dynamic trading environment of the modern environment as well as critically evaluate management change in the entrepreneurial company;
  4. Investigate the impact of social responsibility on entrepreneurial companies and evaluate the impact of models of social entrepreneurship on fulfilling societal and ethical concerns in the modern era.

Individualised Learning Project

The module is only available at the discretion of the appropriate Head of Programme. It is also only available as a replacement for credits missing from elective modules within the degree programme. Students with Tier 4 Visa must complete this module at Regent’s campus.

 

Year 2 & 3 optional pathway modules

Entrepreneurship Finance and Venture Capital

This module will allow you to focus on the financial valuation of a new business.  A range of methods of obtaining finance and analysis of funding structures will also be a feature. You will explore developments in valuation methodology which investigate modern approaches to asset classes including non-tangibles.

International Business Law

This module aims to allow you to examine the fundamentals of international business law and its practical implications for international business transactions. You will be able to engage with a range of legal concepts which underpin the business world by providing a framework for cross border transactions. In particular the legal background of the EU will feature as a topic for investigation.

Project Management for Enterprise

The aim of this module is to facilitate your full understanding of Project Management tools and techniques.  The role of the project manager in balancing between controlling organisations costs and risks whilst also maintaining quality will be emphasised.  You will learn how an understanding of how to apply these techniques can help organisations in carrying out large scale complex projects within budget and on time. This module also aims to move between theoretical and practical content to equip you with critical skills in planning, executing and monitoring complex projects.

Web and App Design for Innovation

This module aims to equip you with an in depth overview of the strategic importance of a strongly designed online and mobile presence.  You will acquire the skills and knowledge required to undertake web and mobile app content design and development, from conceptualisation to development.