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ACC2056 : Management and Control

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Ben Dickson-Green
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


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
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture361:0036:00Non-synchronous online delivery (2x delivery)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion118:0018:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical11:001:00Assessed presentation at the end of semester 1
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading150:0050:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching41:004:00Question practice sessions
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities181:0018:00Non-synchronous guided learning
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery180:309:00Live discussion board
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study160:0060:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time41:004:00Mock debrief, Intro session, coursework session and drop-in session (all whole group)
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This module aims to introduce students to some key concepts relating to business management and control. Online lectures 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

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, which is a useful technical skill for students to learn.

Reading Lists