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NBS8624 : Business Growth and Society

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Andreas Giazitzoglu
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System


Students are expected to gain 1) knowledge about business growth as a practical and societal phenomenon, 2) engage with relevant sociological perspectives and frameworks to study business growth in relation to. Concurrently, business growth will be evaluated from an ethical point of view, with students learning the moral tensions and questions that delivering business growth creates.

Students will sharpen their written, analytical and theoretical skills, blending such in a written assignment, through which they will explore business growth from a sociological perspective in relation to one of the key topics taught.

Outline Of Syllabus

Semester 2
Week 1: Introduction:
Week 2: business growth: definitions, measurements and polemics;
Week 3: illegitimate and legitimate business growth: similarities and differences.
Week 4: Threats to business growth: responses and remedies.
Week 5 Organisational socialisation and the pursuit of business growth: principles and dilemmas
Week 6: Human dynamics and their links to business growth
Week 7: Business Growth in the attention economy
Week 8: social mobility and business growth
Week 9: Conclusion

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture91:009:00PiP
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion301:0030:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading301:0030:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching21:002:00PiP
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops21:002:00PiP - To discuss essay plans before assessment submission
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study271:0027:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Learning outcomes derive from what is taught.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M1002000 words
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise2MWorkshop discussions on essay plans
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Students select one area taught and write about it.

Reading Lists