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Module

ACC2056 : Management and Control

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Ben Dickson-Green
  • Lecturer: Mrs Amy Thompson
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To develop students' understanding of how businesses develop and implement strategy
To develop students' understanding of the strategic management and control of a business

Outline Of Syllabus

Strategic Analysis
Strategic Choice
Implementation of strategy
Risk Management
Introduction to Corporate Responsibility
Performance management

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials61:006:00Pre-recorded lecture materials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture92:0018:00PiP lectures
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion160:0060:00Time for students to complete formative and summative coursework and assessments
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading166:0066:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00PIP Seminars
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion40:302:002 per semester
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study138:0038:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time41:004:00N/A
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This module aims to introduce students to some key concepts relating to business management and control. Online lecture materials are used to explain the issues, and to introduce theory, concepts and techniques. Students will have the opportunity to develop their understanding and judge their progress through question practice - both in online question practice sessions and through guided study time. Discussion boards will be available to consider queries. Reading is required to support the module and is essential to developing a rounded view of the material.

Assessment Methods

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1502A80Organised in house by NUBS in BAF Assessment Period
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prof skill assessmnt1M20Group presentation
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises1MPractice questions provided
Prob solv exercises2MPractice questions provided
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination will assess knowledge and understanding of the material covered. The group presentation assesses this too in the relevant area, but also assesses teamwork, presentation and data collection and analysis skills, as well as the ability to argue a case. It will be delivered as a live online presentation in semester 1, which is a useful technical skill for students to learn.

Written examination 1 is required by the ICAEW for accreditation purposes and must be in place. Online alternatives to a formal exam hall sitting of the paper could be considered if necessary, as was undertaken in 2019/20 and 2020/21.

Reading Lists

Timetable