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BSc (Hons) Management (Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship) with Industrial/Professional Experience

Gain the skills required to become a dynamic manager and focus on your chosen specialism from second year onwards.

Study core and specialist areas of business and management according to your personal or academic interests or career ambitions. Specialise in innovation, strategy and entrepreneurship whilst still benefitting from a huge amount of choice across this flexible course, which includes a work placement in your penultimate year of study.

Explore strategic innovation management, strategic decision-making, entrepreneurship and small business development through real case studies.

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98%

of placement students achieved first or upper second class degrees between 2015-17

288

students joined our management courses in 2017

£29k

Average salary within 6 months (DLHE)

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BSc Management (Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship) with Industrial / Professional Experience / Course details

Year of entry: 2019

Course unit details:
Business Law 1: Law, Business Liabilities and the Consumer

Unit code BMAN24042
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 2
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Alliance Manchester Business School
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

The course unit will focus on the common law approach to Contract Law and the Law of Tort.

Pre/co-requisites

Available to students on Mgt/Mgt Specialism, IM, IMABS,IBFE, ITMB/ITMB Specialisms & BA(Econ). Core for BSc Accounting and BSc Management A&F Specialism.

Aims

This course unit will examine how the law operates to ensure coherence, fairness and efficiency in the conduct of business, and will give the international context and commercial status of these two major areas of business law.

Students will study the interaction between various principles of business law, current issues in the business world, case studies and learn how to apply legal rules to real and hypothetical problems.

 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course unit students should be able to:
Understand, recognise and apply fundamental principles of business law.
Identify legal risk and avoid liability where possible, and be able to work in a business law context.
Analyse legal trends and assess their importance for business strategy.
Locate and update information from a variety of specialist sources in a fast moving legal area.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and seminars

Virtual Learning Environment
Lecture slides and seminar materials will be provided on Blackboard.

Total study hours: 100 hours split between lectures, classes, self study and preparation for classes, coursework and examinations.

Informal Contact Methods
Email

 

Employability skills

Other
Skills highlighted include: ¿ Precision-based subject ¿ Group study & team work : allocation ; co-ordination; application & presentation ¿ Individual cold-start research ¿ Recognition & evaluation of new developments in the field ¿ Hands-on application of primary resources ¿ Practical case study analysis

Assessment methods

2000 word report (‘structured  essay’) 40%

2.5 hour examination 60%
2.5 hour examination at the end of Semester 2

The examination will consist of three sections. Section A (Case Study), Section B (Contract Law) and Section C (Law of Tort). Section A is compulsory; in addition one question must be answered from Section B and one question must be answered from Section C.

Section B and C questions will be a mixture of unseen problems and essays.

Coursework

The coursework consists of one 2000 word report (structured essay) on Consumer Law. This word limit must not be exceeded. Any words over the allocated limit may not be marked or count towards your final mark.
 




 

Feedback methods

- Informal advice and discussion during lectures and seminars.

- Specific course related feedback sessions.

- Written and/or verbal comments on assessed or non-assessed coursework.

 

Recommended reading

These are suggested texts, other texts may be recommended during the first lecture. You are not obliged to purchase any of the texts on this list. If you do purchase a textbook, choose a style which suits you; if you miss a lecture you will need to supplement your lecture slides.

!! n.b. always double check you have the latest edition !!

n.b. page numbers will not be given, you are expected to locate information within given texts as part of your skills development.

General Coverage

Adams, Law for Business Students  ( Pearson )

Jones, Introduction to Business Law  ( OUP )

Marson, Business Law  ( OUP )

Macintyre, Business Law ( Pearson )

Riches,  Keenan & Riches Business Law ( Pearson )

Various websites, library & other electronic resources and further reading, as directed, including : www.westlaw.co.uk and www.lexisnexis.co.uk

Specialist Areas

Chen-Wishart,  Contract Law ( OUP )

Cheshire, Fifoot & Furmston Law of Contract ( OUP )

Richards  Law of Contract  ( Pearson )

Taylor & Taylor Contract Law - Directions Series ( OUP )

Cooke,  Law of Tort  ( Pearson )

Horsey & Rackley, Tort ( OUP )

Cheeseman Contemporary Business Law (Pearson )

Hanson , Learning Legal Skills & Reasoning ( Routledge )

Haigh, Legal English ( Routledge  )

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 22
Seminars 10
Independent study hours
Independent study 68

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Fiona King Unit coordinator

Additional notes

Pre-requisites: N/A

Co-requisites: N/A

Dependent course units: N/A

Programme Restrictions: Available only on the following programmes Level 2 BSc Management/Management (specialism), BSc International Management, BSc International Management with American Business Studies, BSc IBFE, BSc ITMB & BA (Econ) ; Core for BSc Accounting. Option for level 3 BA (Econ).

Timetable
https://ughandbook.portals.mbs.ac.uk/Myprogramme/Teachingtimetables.aspx

For Academic Year 2019/20

Updated: May 2019

Approved by: March UG Committee

 

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