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

What will I learn on this module?

The programme comprises of six modules consisting of 20-credits each. They are delivered by means of lectures, seminars, and where appropriate business clinic workshop.
Each of the modules is presented and delivered according to a Teaching and Learning Plan and is supported through its suite of module-based e-learning portals. The e-learning portals will encompass various standard interventions in line with Faculty and University expectations. These include Panopto recordings of lectures, electronic reading lists and Electronic Marking and Assessment (EMA) submission.

Research provides an essential pillar to the teaching of the programme, with a research-led approach being adopted within various modules with directed reading towards various research outputs. As this is a programme delivered at Level 5, research papers and professional industry-produced reports play a part in the delivery of the module sessions, and as such, research tutored interventions play a part. The group-based assessments will provide instruction on how to undertake research in a team-setting and therefore demonstrates research-oriented approaches, whilst the individual research activity gives you experience of enquiry-based approaches to research and engagement with a number of real-world issues for which you will provide research-informed solutions.

The modules are outlined below:

Semester 1 - Newcastle
HR9513 (20 credits) People, Management & Organisation
SM9513 (20 credits) Introduction to Entrepreneurship
AF5022 (20 credits) Financial Decision Making

Semester 2 – Amsterdam
AT5011 (20 credits) International Business Consultancy Project
AT5012 (20 credits) Global Business Environment
AT5000 (20 credits) Digital Business

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 International Business Consultancy Project 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 have these recorded on their transcript and HEAR record.

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:
HR9513 (20 credits) People, Management & Organisation
SM9513 (20 credits) Introduction to Entrepreneurship
AF5022 (20 credits) Financial Decision Making

Semester 2:
AT5011 (20 credits) International Business Consultancy Project
AT5012 (20 credits) Global Business Environment
AT5000 (20 credits) Digital Business

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:
HR9513 (20 credits) People, Management & Organisation
SM9513 (20 credits) Introduction to Entrepreneurship
AF5022 (20 credits) Financial Decision Making
Semester 2:

AT5011 (20 credits) International Business Consultancy Project
AT5012 (20 credits) Global Business Environment
AT5000 (20 credits) Digital Business
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 an International Business Consultancy Project.

Course info

UCAS Code C800

Credits 120

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full time or 4 years full time with optional study abroad year

Department Psychology

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2023

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Module Information

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Full time Courses starting in 2023 are primarily delivered via on-campus face to face learning but may include elements of online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future. Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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