AT5004 - Year in International Business (This is made up of 5 modules studied in Newcastle (Semester 1) & Amsterdam (Semester 2)

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What will I learn on this module?

This overarching module descriptor covers the Year in International Business which is made up of 5 modules which students study in Newcastle (semester 1) and Amsterdam (semester 2).

This additional year of studies has been designed to develop students’ business awareness and their soft skills through a semester of study in the UK followed by engagement in studying in Amsterdam and working on real business projects to further enhance and develop this knowledge, skills and attributes.

Semester 1 in the UK comprises three 20-credit modules aimed at students new to business and management, which also equips the students for a semester in Amsterdam, working in teams on a “real-world”, client facing project. Of the modules studies in Semester 1 provide students with the “soft”, “analytical” and “project management” skills necessary to embark on a “real-world” client-centred consultancy project in Semester 2. In Semester 2, students will work move to Amsterdam and study two modules on Northumbria licensed premises. The first module, Group Business Consultancy Project, is a Level 5 40 credit Consultancy Project providing a supported and challenging experience with real business supervised by Northumbria and possibly Dutch academics. The final module complements the development of business knowledge and application through a contextualised consideration of International Business. This will also add to the Business Consultancy experience, thereby guaranteeing a coherent business experience.

The modules are outlined below:

Semester 1
HR9505 Managing People at Work (20 credits)
SM9511 Global Business Environment (20 credits)
AF5022 Financial Decision Making (20 credits)

Semester 2
AT5000 Digital Business (20)
AT5001 Group Business Consultancy Project (40 credits)

In semester 1, students will learn in an environment aligned to that of business students on full time programmes. A mixture of large group and small group sessions will take place. In semester 2, in accordance with the experiential learning pedagogical approach in the Business Clinic operated at Newcastle Business School, the group consultancy work will involve students working in groups, facilitated by academics but also independently and amongst their peers in collaborative project work to provide real business consultancy. Assessment has been developed in accordance with Northumbria’s Assessment for Learning principles including a broad mix of assessment appropriate to the learning outcomes being assessed and with opportunities for formative feedback.

A student who passes all modules will, on successful completion of their undergraduate programme of study, have the title “(Year in International Business UK and Amsterdam)” added to their degree award title. Students who do not pass 120 credits will have those modules that have been completed recorded on their transcript.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through a variety of approaches dependent upon the modules you are studying on throughout the year. Some of the modules you study on will focus upon lectures, seminars and directed and independent study whereas others, particularly the business clinic in Amsterdam, will focus upon group work and facilitation by an academic to explore issues for yourself.

Your modules will be supported by a teaching and learning plan, which outlines the formal sessions, together with the tutor-directed study and independent reading. An interactive approach will be taken to your lecture sessions where these occur whereas seminar and other group activity will depend far more on prior directed and independent study by you and, where applicable, your team.

Directed learning will centre upon a range of activities including pre-reading, preparation for interactive activities. Independent learning will centre upon you identifying and pursuing areas of interest in relation to the subject area or by providing deeper/broader knowledge and understanding of the subject through a range of learning activities that might include extended reading.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Support will be provided to you by a number of academic staff leading the modules and providing the lectures and workshop input. Workshops are delivered in groups, so you will learn alongside fellow members from your particular module.

Your modules are supported by an e-learning portal, which houses lecture materials, alongside other electronic support facilities such as indicated above. You will be provided with a wide-ranging reading list that comprises of various academic and journal articles

Your module descriptor for each individual module covers the support available in more detail.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Please refer to the individual module learning outcomes for each module

Semester 1
HR9505 Managing People at Work (20 credits)
SM9511 Global Business Environment (20 credits)
AF5022 Financial Decision Making (20 credits)

Semester 2
AT5000 Digital Business (20 credits)
AT5001 Group Business Consultancy Project (40 credits)

Available to download from:
http://gloucesterroad/Reports/report/Module%20Data/Module%20Specification

How will I be assessed?

Please refer to the assessment outcomes for each module

Semester 1
HR9505 Managing People at Work (20 credits)
SM9511 Global Business Environment (20 credits)
AF5022 Financial Decision Making (20 credits)

Semester 2
AT5000 Digital Business (20 credits)
AT5001 Group Business Consultancy Project (40 credits)

Available to download from:
http://gloucesterroad/Reports/report/Module%20Data/Module%20Specification

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

The Year in International Business presents an exciting opportunity for current undergraduate students who had not previously considered a Study Abroad option. This opportunity is open to the majority of non-business students at Northumbria University and is designed to overcome some of the barriers known to deter some students from a period of international study. Study Abroad, Amsterdam Exchange also offers students an innovative and employability-enhancing exposure to business theory and practice.
The Year in International Business Programme is a one-year award for Northumbria students of a non-business background who have successfully completed Level 5 of their undergraduate studies and who are seeking to complement their degree and experiences with a year of business-related study including study abroad. The one-year will involve a semester of taught study in Newcastle, followed by one semester in Amsterdam where a real-world, international experience is offered by means of a Group Business Consultancy Project.
The award made to these students on completion of their Northumbria studies will be BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons) X with Year in International Business.

Course info

UCAS Code W250

Credits 120

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Northumbria School of Design

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2019 or September 2020

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