BUS2004 : Business Management Simulation

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


This module is designed to provide a student centred small group learning environment to enable students to explore key areas of management through discussion and analysis of case studies. Students will “experience” all aspects of running a business through the Business Game and will be encouraged to develop an understanding and appreciation of the relationships between operational areas of a business which are traditionally separated.

Outline Of Syllabus

Students will attend timetabled simulation sessions, where they will be introduced to and will sit periods of the Business Simulation.

This course is co-taught with BUS2005

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion152:0052:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture11:001:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading125:0025:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops52:0010:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery61:006:00Feedback and support sessions
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity61:006:00Preparation for business game
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
BUS2005Practical Business Management And Simulation
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The workshops will provide a forum for detailed analysis of “real life” cases through discussion and oral presentations. This format will enable students to develop, in particular, their problem solving and decision making skills and encourage them to consider the interconnectivity of business functions. The rationale is, therefore, directly related to the module’s intended learning outcomes.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M100Individual reflective account (2,000 words)
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Performance2MFor the Simulation , formative feedback provided during simulation by peers, supervisors and game outcomes
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The Reflective Assignment will allow students to critically study learning requirements and develop their own understanding of their skills. It will also give them a platform for self-development as they graduate. .

Reading Lists