School of Business & Management

Offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degree Programs in the following disciplines:

1) BA Accounting

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting : This program is designed specifically for people who are working in an accounting function in business or commerce, in entering the accounting profession, or in finance. In this program you will study both financial and management accounting, investment decision analysis, business law, information technology and business organization to provide a firm foundation for specialization. Areas covered include decision analysis, optimizing business decisions, preparation of accounts, financial and non-financial performance management, corporate governance and financial management. This program provides a wide range of career opportunities both in business as well as in commerce and industry. Assessments : The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all other standard accounting subjects apart from those highlighted above.

2) BA Business Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies : If you want to know about business, this is the program for you. Right from day one you will be introduced to an integrated program which mirrors closely the world of work. The business core subjects are modeled around the type of activities you can expect to undertake in your job as a graduate and you will be learning from your modern office. You will learn about the different functional areas such as accounting, human resource management and marketing, and the course structure allows you to focus on a particular area of interest if you wish. We also put a lot of emphasis on helping you to identify and develop the skills you will need to be successful in business. You will be asked to produce business plans and market analyses. Because you will need to be an excellent communicator in just about every business situation, we focus on presentations. The program is available as a general route or with specialist pathways in accounting, marketing or organizational behavior. It has a common core of business related modules and you have the choice of selecting across the different areas of choosing to focus on one in particular. The specialist areas are: accounting, international business, marketing and organizational behavior. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard business related subjects apart from those highlighted above and the selected specialist pathway module.

3) BA Business Management

Bachelor of Arts in Business Management: This program is a practical program and will prepare you for a range of careers in business and management. This program enables students to develop their knowledge of business and management, whilst developing valuables practical skills in marketing, accountancy, leadership and strategic decision making, for use in their future career. Students also develop professional skills such as communication, problem solving, team work and leadership skills. In the early stages, students will examine the foundations of business management with a broad subject base, including an introduction to marketing, finance and operations. There after students further develop their knowledge and practical skills in business and management, with the opportunity to develop entrepreneur skills and skills in using the World Wide Web effectively. In the final stage, students have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired by undertaking independent research into a business/management topic of their choice. In addition, students have the opportunity to study Strategic Management, E-Business Management and Financial Management. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard business management related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

4) BS Accounting and Finance

Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance: The Accounting and Finance program provides a specialist knowledge to those seeking a career in the field of accounting and finance. It is designed to meet the needs of students who have good quantitative skills and who wish to acquire both a general knowledge of management and specialist knowledge of accounting and finance. The program will provide a broad grounding in the relevant fields of management including: Economics, Business Law, IT, People and Organizations and Accounting and finance. This provision of key management topics is aimed at providing students with the business knowledge they need to be able to succeed in their future careers. It will place their specialist knowledge of accounting and finance into a business context; a highly desirable combination for future employers. The program has been designed to provide flexibility for the students. Areas covered include - Introduction to Business Accounting, Corporate Finance and Investment Appraisal, Business in Society, Business Economics, Mathematics, Personal computing, Introduction to Statistics, Introduction to Macroeconomics, Economic Analysis of Financial Decisions, Financial Accounting and Auditing, Management Accounting, Empirical Research Methods in Finance, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Advanced Corporate Finance, Intermediate Microeconomics, Organizational Behavior, Advanced Financial Accounting, Corporate Governance and Regulation, Treasury Management, Risk Management and Internal control, Investment Banking and International Business Law. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard accounting and finance related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

5) BS Economics

Bachelor of Science in Economics: Economics is the study of human behavior in the production, exchange and consumption of goods and services. It helps us answer such questions as should we raise taxes on fuels to reduce pollution? You will learn how to reason analytically in solving economic problems by critically appraising economic theory and using quantitative techniques. Economic theory is divided into two branches: Microeconomics: economic decision making at the level of the individual, household and/or the firm. Macroeconomics analyses the factors influencing economic aggregates e.g. inflation, unemployment, consumption. There are also many other optional pathways for example, labor economics, international trade, environmental economics, econometrics and the economics of incentives, that can be studies. Built on a core of economic theory and quantitative methods, students can choose from a wide range of economics pathways, which allows them to focus on particular areas of economics relevant to their interests. Areas covered include - Introductory Macroeconomics, Introductory Microeconomics, Modern World Economy, Computing and Data Analysis, Mathematics, Statistics, Economic Policy, Accounting/finance, International Development, Key concepts in politics, Introduction to Econometrics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Economic Thought & Policy, Industrial Economics, Development Economics, International Economics, Public Finance, Business, Management & Finance, Advanced Macroeconomics, Advanced Microeconomics, Econometrics, Economics of Work, International Monetary Economics, International Trade, Economics of Transition and Environmental Economics. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard economics related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

6) BS Economics and International Development

Bachelor of Science in Economics and International Development: Economics is the study of human behavior in the production, exchange and consumption of goods and services. It helps us answer such questions as should we raise taxes on fuels to reduce pollution? You will learn how to reason analytically in solving economic problems by critically appraising economic theory and using quantitative techniques. Economic theory is divided into two branches: Microeconomics: economic decision making at the level of the individual, household and/or the firm. Macroeconomics analyses the factors influencing economic aggregates e.g. inflation, unemployment, consumption. There are also many other optional pathways for example, labor economics, international trade, environmental economics, econometrics and the economics of incentives, that can be studies. The focus on international development embraces the study of the economics, politics and sociology of developing countries. Students will acquire a good interdisciplinary understanding of international development issues. Areas covered include - Introductory Macroeconomics, Introductory Microeconomics, Modern World Economy, Computing and Data Analysis, Mathematics Statistics, Development Economics, Introduction to Politics of Development, Introduction to International Development, Introduction to Social Analysis of Development, Development Economics, International Economics, Researching Social Change, Development Policy and Practice, Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Industrial Economics, Economic Thought and Policy, Economics of Politics, Public Finance, Applied Development Economics, Research Project/Regional Specialism, Econometrics, Economics of Work, International Monetary Economics, International Trade, Economics of Transition, Environmental Economics. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard economics and international development related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

7) BS Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: This program has developed an excellent reputation with students and employers over the last decade. It is a program with a blend of rigorous academic study and practical experience. Areas covered include - Organizational Behavior, Business Economics, Accounting, Business Law, Quantitative Methods, Personal Computing, Marketing, Finance, International Business, Strategy, Information Systems and Human Resource Management. Throughout the program there are opportunities to acquire personal transferable skills, by relating theory to practice. Finally, a research is undertaken on behalf of a real organization. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard business administration related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

8) BS Banking and Finance

Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance: The subject of banking and finance is all about risk. The program aims to show how financial institutions manage risk, how financial markets trade risk and how new instruments to control risk are developed for the benefit of the economy as a whole. The intention of the program is to give an insight into the pivotal role of finance in an industrial economy. The program will suit you if you are currently pursuing a career in accountancy, consulting, commercial or investment banking, trading and sales or risk management. Areas covered include - Introduction to Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Principles of Banking and Finance, Principles of Accounting, Corporate Finance, Financial Intermediation, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Elements of Econometrics and Investment Management. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard banking and finance related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

9) BS Banking and Investments

Bachelor of Science in Banking and Investments: The subject of banking and investments is all about managing investments successfully. The program aims to show how investment managers manage risk, how financial markets lure investors and how new investment instruments are developed for the benefit of the investors and the economy as a whole. The intention of the program is to give an insight into the pivotal role of investment banking in an industrial economy. The program will suit you if you are currently pursuing a career in banking, consulting, commercial or investment banking, trading and sales or risk management. Areas covered include - Introduction to Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Principles of Banking and Investments, Principles of Accounting, Corporate Finance, Financial Intermediation, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Elements of Econometrics, Taxation of Individuals, Investment Analysis, Cost Management, Taxation, Money/Banking/Monetary Economics, Managerial Economics and Investment Management. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard banking and investments related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

10) BS International Management

Bachelor of Science in International Management: This program is designed for students pursuing a career in management in an international environment. Areas covered include - Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis, Business Economics, Macroeconomics Environment, Introduction to Financial Management, Business Environment, International Legal Environment, Economic and Industrial Environment, Individuals and Organizations, Principles of Marketing, Financial Management, International Business Environment/Management, Communication in the Business Context, Comparative Employee Relations, Internationalization of Business/Management, Communication in the International Business Context, International Marketing. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard international management related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

11) BS Human Resource Management

Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management: A good human resource manager is an essential part of any managerial team and this program aims to provide students with the necessary skills to join any managerial team. The program focuses on the latest thinking on human resource management issues such as flexible working practices, empowerment and psychological implications of people management. The human resource manager is a relatively new and exciting role, attracting high salaries in the private sector. Maximizing the potential of employees in the dynamic environment of today's organizations has provided a challenging career for many graduates. Even those students who have not pursued a career in Human Resource Management have found that the knowledge gained from this program has been of real assistance to them when dealing with people at work. Areas covered include - Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, Management Decision Making, Employee Relations, Work Psychology, Strategic Management and Training and Development. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard human resource management related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

12) BS Business Decision Management

Bachelor of Science in Business Decision Management: In spite of abundant information, uncertainly is still a key of daily business life. This program focuses on ways of managing information flows within organizations, analyzing computer generated output and taking appropriate action on the basis of that analysis. The specialist element of this program is combined with core business subjects to equip students with the knowledge and skills students will need for a career in any modern organization. This program makes extensive use of the student's real life tasks. Students will gain a thorough understanding of quantitative modeling techniques and business computing and how they can be used to support managerial decision making. If you enjoy more quantitative subjects this is the business course for you. Areas covered include - Business Computing, Quantitative Analysis, Business Strategy, Operations Management, Information Management and Numerical Data Analysis. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard business decision management related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

13) BS Internet and e-Business

Bachelor of Science in Internet and e-Business: Internet technology is the most exciting development of our times. It has transformed our access to information and is now an established part of our daily life, but we are still learning how to use it effectively as a business tool. This program is about learning to use the internet to enhance an organization's commercial activity. Students will develop an understanding of the issues and challenges associated with conducting business via the internet and other electronic media. Both commercial and technical aspects of e-business are covered. Organizations are looking for graduates who have a detailed understanding of e-business as we all an understanding of business operations. Initially, technical specialists were in demand but now employers realize that e-commerce has to be embedded in the daily activity of all areas of their business and are seeking well rounded business graduates for this purpose. Students will gain a broad capability in managing the new technologies and changes they bringing. Students will be qualified to work in numerous managerial roles. They may find themselves working as a change agent, helping companies adapt to the rapidly changing environmental conditions. Students may choose to work in more specialist functions, either in e-marketing, content management or information systems, or perhaps as a website manager. Areas covered include - Introduction to Cyberspace, Web Design and Development, Virtual Management, Direct Marketing, Legal Aspects of e-Commerce and Information Systems Management. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard internet and e-business related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

14) BA Marketing

Bachelor of Arts in Marketing: Marketing is an exciting and dynamic area of business activity. Marketing covers a wide range of business activity from market research to the development of new products and maintenance of good relationships with customers. Marketing strategy and techniques are not only used by profit-making concerns but increasingly by public and voluntary organizations. Students will develop a wide range of marketing skills that mirror real world projects. The program contains a core of general business subjects and is designed to help students develop generic skills like problem solving and presentation. Students will have the opportunity to acquire skills to enable them to present their ideas effectively, take advantage of new developments in information technology, work productively and enhance their abilities in planning and problem solving. Opportunities in marketing can be varied and well paid. As well as offering an interesting and rewarding career, marketing provides good promotional opportunities and a route to top management positions. Areas covered include - Brand Management, Marketing and the Internet, International Marketing, Retail Marketing, Public Relations and Sales Management. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 -40,000 words and should cover all standard marketing related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

15) BA Advertising and Marketing Communications

Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Marketing Communications: This program has been designed for those who wish to pursue a career in advertising, direct marketing, public relations or a related area of marketing promotion. Marketing communications are pervasive features of our daily lives and in trying to gain our attention organizations spend billions of dollars. This program looks at the underpinning theory that marketing communication professionals use to inform the way in which this money is spent. The focus of the program is on the practical and theoretical aspects of marketing communications founded on a sound appreciation of marketing and business. It covers all aspects of promotional activity and emphasizes the importance of an integrated approach to communications. Students will learn how to develop and evaluate campaigns and present their solution to real clients. In marketing communications it is not enough to know your subject. It is vital that you have good transferable skills so that you can work effectively in a team, plan activities, solve problems efficiently and perhaps most importantly, present your ideas persuasively. Throughout the program you will have many opportunities to acquire, develop and refine these skills. Graduates work in advertising, direct marketing, public relations and sales promotions. Areas covered include - Advertising Theory and Practice, Sales Promotion, Integrated Marketing Communication, Direct Marketing and Copy Writing. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard advertising and marketing communications related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

16) BA Public Relations

Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations: In a world characterized by high levels of technology and ease of communication, organizations and individuals are changing the way they live and work. In view of these changes, the need for public relations is growing fast. This program seeks to capitalize on the growth in public relations and aims to provide a route to employment in this increasingly popular industry. Our program has been developed with the needs of the public relations industry in mind. The program will give students a thorough understanding of marketing and the important role of public relations within it. The way that public relations fits with advertising as one of the prime communications methods will be covered and the ability to initiate and manage an effective PR campaign for an organization will be developed. Tracking current developments in PR will ensure that students are ready for their career when they graduate. Students can also expect to gain skills in making presentations, information and communication technologies, e.g., the internet, working effectively with others and problem-solving. There are many career opportunities in public relations for students with this degree. Areas covered include - PR and the Media, PR Planning, Media Practice, Website Design and Development, Integrated Marketing Communication. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard public relations related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

17) BA International Tourism Management

Bachelor of Arts in International Tourism Management: This program links theory to practice and focuses on current areas such as sustainable tourism, and management issues for tourism. Learning is based on research into various aspects of tourism. We consider this essential if tourism is to meet the challenge of sustainability. The program can lead to career in various branches of the international travel and tourism sector. Careers in international corporations are a real opportunity with this degree, as are specializations in tour operations and ancillary businesses. Areas covered include - Information and Communication Technology in Tourism, Tourist Behavior, Tourism, Culture and Society, Sport Tourism, Air Transport Management, Conference and Event Management. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard international tourism management related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

18) BA Leisure Management

Bachelor of Arts in Leisure Management: This program provides a good basis for a successful career in leisure management. The leisure industry continues to develop at an unprecedented level. The consumers are responding by spending more on enjoying their leisure time. Demand for competent managers in this area has therefore grown rapidly in recent years. This program offers a broad overview of leisure within the business environment, a detailed study of the industry sectors, and a sound theoretical basis for a career in management within the industry. Areas covered include - Introduction to Leisure and Sports Management, The Leisure and Sport Environment, Sport and Leisure Research, Sociology of Leisure, Leisure in Mind, Conference and Event Management, Arts and Heritage Centre Management, Pubs, Restaurants and Hotels Management, Health and Fitness Centre Management. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard leisure management related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

19) BA Event Management

Bachelor of Arts in Event Management: This program will appeal to you if you are looking for a career in the event management industry. You can structure your subjects to gear it towards particular sections of the industry in which you are most interested. By choosing to combine event management with another subject area such as travel and tourism or marketing, you will be able to achieve a broad understanding of the event management industry. Career opportunities includes, conference organizers, outdoor activities organizers, nightclubs, music venues, theatres, hotels, restaurants and bars, ommercial companies and public sector organizations. Areas covered include - Conference Management, Event Management, Hospitality Management, Tourist Behavior, Marketing, Accounting, Business Environment, Risk Management, Sporting Events and Sport Tourism. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard event management related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

20) BA Travel and Tourism

Bachelor of Arts in Travel and Tourism: This program will appeal to you if you are looking for a career in any branch of the travel and tourism industry. You can structure your subjects to gear it towards particular sections of the industry in which you are most interested. By choosing to combine travel and tourism with another subject you can achieve a broad understanding of travel and tourism related areas of study, such as marketing. Information technology is used extensively throughout the program. Career opportunities includes, tour operator, ground handling agent, transport companies including airlines, hospitality industry, business and conference organizers. Areas covered include - Conference and Event Management, International Tourism and Development, International Air Transport Management, Sport Tourism, Hospitality Management and Tourist Behavior. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard travel and tourism related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

21) BS Construction Management

Bachelor of Science in Construction Management: (This program is conducted in collaboration with the School of Engineering & Applied Science).This program fills a pressing need in the construction industry for individuals to conduct and manage activities within the construction industry. The industry experts are aware that there has been substantial growth in this industry, causing a shortage of individuals with the proper training due to a lack of alignment of academic programs and industry needs. It covers significant components in business, accounting, management and law not normally found in construction programs and prepares students for careers in management, administration and entrepreneurship beyond those in typical construction engineering programs. This program will prepare the student for careers such as construction superintendent, field engineer, assistant project manager, project manager, project coordinator, facilities engineer, junior cost estimator, quality and safety controller, CAD drafter, vice president, and president. Additionally, graduates of the Construction Management Program, with experience, interest and/or knowledge about specific construction trades, will be capable of performing in a large number of management and administrative positions within those respective subcontracting companies. These companies include trades such as carpentry, excavation, concrete work, plumbing, structural steel, cabinetry, roofing, insulation, drywall, electrical, HVAC, and landscaping. Areas covered include - Technical Writing and Presentation, Conflict Resolution, Principles of Management and Organization, Engineering Mathematics, Statics and Strength of Materials, Introduction to Software, Engineering, and Ethics, Engineering Economics, Electrical Circuits and Systems, Legal Aspects of Engineering, Introduction to Engineering Graphics and AutoCAD, Computer Aided Engineering, Surveying, Metrics and GS, Structural Analysis, Construction Materials and Methods, Plans and Specifications, Mechanical and Electrical Systems, Estimating, Scheduling, and Control, Advanced Estimating, Scheduling and Control, Construction Accounting and Financial Management, Field Inspection and Safety and Project Management Fundamentals. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard construction management related subjects apart from those highlighted above.

22) BS Project Management

Bachelor of Science in Project Management: Project management is perhaps the oldest form of management, going all the way back to the building of the pyramids and beyond. In its modern form, project management is the art and practice of managing time-limited operations in terms of four constraints, time, cost, resources and specification. Intense global competition has intensified the importance of completing a project in the most effective and efficient manner, making project management the preferred management technique of many modern organizations. Job candidates with the skills to identify priorities, organize assignments and deploy the resources to accomplish projects on time and on budget are in-demand. Project management has become one of the most sought-after skills in today's fast-paced, bottom-line-focused world. Students who successfully complete the program should be able to define a project, project management, and types of project structures, project life cycle, knowledge areas, and processes. Organize and staff a project office with appropriate structure, personnel and processes. Explain cultural, legal, political, and financial issues associated with managing a project in domestic and international environments. Discuss how to align project goals with the corporate strategic planning process. Analyze project scope and identify project key tasks and stakeholders, manage scope changes. Align project tasks into a project schedule to determine task time, order of precedence and resources required. Construct and implement an approach for using contracting and procurement activities to fulfill project goals. Create and implement a proactive risk management and quality plan. Assess potential and actual risks. Develop contingency plans. Mitigate the effects of risks. Project managers are in demand in all types of businesses and industries. The project management discipline has expanded from the traditional construction industry to a host of industries that include banking, pharmaceutical, wholesale food, financial services, and medicine and information technology. A degree in project management may open the door to careers such as project leader; cost estimator, quality assurance specialist or construction scheduler. Areas covered include - Real-World Project Planning, Time and Conflict Management, Human Resource Management, Risk Analysis and Management, CPM/PERT, Gantt and Other Scheduling Techniques, an Understanding of Organizations, Teams and Processes, Budgeting and Cost Control Systems, Microsoft ProjectR and Procurement, Contracting and Negotiating. Assessments: The report/project work for this program should be between 30,000 - 40,000 words and should cover all standard project management related subjects apart from those highlighted above.