Module
descriptions

for BA (Hons) Global Management (Leadership & Management)

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.

Creativity and Innovation in Organisations

The purpose of this module is to understand creativity and innovation as a value for individuals and businesses practice.  This module aims to provide you with a platform for the expression of their ability to catalyse and manage a creative process both as individuals and as groups through an informed appreciation of the value of applying creativity in global business contexts as well as the growing importance of using intercultural intelligence in catalysing and managing creative processes within organisations. This module aims to explore the importance of creativity as a business development opportunity and Innovation as key element of organisational strategy and management. 

Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management is an operational imperative for many sectors of the economy, one that is intertwined with sustaining the growth of businesses.

By undertaking this module you will be guided through holistic and systemic thinking on how supply chain processes and business operations, in general, function. You will recognise that sustainability issues such as: efficiency, resilience, reputation, ethics and compliance are at the forefront of modern supply chain strategy as you develop an understanding of how to fully embed a sustainability-focussed approach to the management of supply chain processes and supply networks in all sectors of business activity.

You will also come to understand the interdependencies between markets, product design, procurement, processing, human resources, equipment, environment and the financial business case within supply chains and that future managers will focus on strategy and ethics as unifying themes for managing supply chains, to deliver value through all the goods/services they provide.

 

 

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.

Contemporary Management in Action

The rate of change and the increasing complexity and uncertainty faced by managers in produces ‘wicked problems’ and new aspects to existing challenges. The changing global political, socio-cultural and economic landscapes and the development of new technologies has produced key opportunities and major threats. Managers are increasingly expected to deal with these multiple sources of uncertainty, whilst creating and sustaining a competitive advantage and an ethical reputation.

Effective managers therefore need to be equipped with the skills and attitude to deal with organisational problems in turbulent times. This module aims to furnish students with some tools to critically assess management issues in order to inform and shape management practice.

Critical Issues in Leadership

The purpose of this module is to explore critical dimensions of leadership, and is designed to focus thinking on critical issues facing leaders in global business. You will have the opportunity to explore leadership as central to organisational success and examine leadership decision-making, which has individual, organizational, social and environmental impact.

Leadership, Change & Governance

This module will build on your earlier studies of issues relating to, among others, organisational structure, human resources, leadership and change.

The overall aims are to provide critical awareness of the interconnectedness of leadership, governance and change, to examine the issues of leadership in context, to detail processes of change and to introduce and apply the approaches, processes and components of high quality corporate governance.  The end goal is to provide you with a holistic and very broad perspective of the higher functions of organisations, and to understand their implications at every level of the firm.

Managing Digital Organisations

This module is aimed at equipping you with the knowledge and skills deal with the various critical issues surrounding an organisation’s digital presence.It is also aimed at enabling you to develop various strategies to help organisations to transform and flourish in the modern world.

The module will also cover areas such as the business impact of a company’s use of social networking and media sharing type technology. It will consider how the use of such technology enables the organisation to learn and innovate. To this end there will be a focus on the theory of the ‘Learning Organisation’ and how such theory dovetails with the digital facilities available in the modern business environment.

You will be required to contemplate how these technologies can empower organisations to adapt to a changing business/technological climate with the necessary creativity to ensure the organisation’s survival.

This area of study will include an appreciation of regulatory requirements concerning the use of personal/commercial data, cyber security and the nature of mainstream technological compliance frameworks. The module will encompass the need to accommodate potential threats from the possibility of emerging disruptive technologies and the risks posed by the ever increasing presence of artificial intelligence.

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 pathway optional modules

Corporate and Management Law

This module aims to give you a thorough understanding of the key principles of corporate and management law. The module will examine the legal aspects of incorporated and unincorporated businesses in general and focus on company law in particular. The module will also aim to allow you to determine how legal issues in leadership and management engage with corporate entities.  A range of corporate structures will be explored alongside the rights and obligations of various corporate stakeholders.

Global Family Business

Globally over 60% of businesses are family businesses. Most of these will be small to medium in size. However, the top 100 family businesses in Europe have a combined turnover in excess of the GNP of Spain. This module aims to ensure that you are fully aware and appreciative of the role played and challenges faced by such businesses.

This module will also help you to understand how relationships between family, business and ownership impacts on global business growth. You will apply insights gained from other modules to the family business context, and will thereby gain a fresh perspective in this module.

The module will highlight important differences in the governance and strategic impetus of family-run businesses compared to conventional organisations. Inter- and intra-generational issues will be covered.

International Human Resource Management

This module aims to allow you to further your knowledge of HRM from an international perspective.  It is aimed at those students who see their future as a manager and wish to develop a greater understanding of the key debates and practices around people management in a global business context. The module combines theory with practice and focusses on the key HRM areas that a developing manager will need to be fully aware of. 

Visual Analytics and Big Data Management

In the digital age, crucial insights can be derived from information gathered from a myriad of sources that underpin organisations in all sectors (commercial, industrial, entertainment, and public sectors).  Organisations are increasingly driven by a need to gather, visualise, and monetise digital information. Visual analytics and big data management have become strategic tools for organisations of all sizes. Modern managers need to have a keen appreciation of the possibilities that lie in data analytics, the vision to exploit these possibilities, and the strength of leadership to drive projects home. Creativity is key to the effective curation and visualisation of information for the purposes of key decision-making.