Module title: Business Processes

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ENT09407
Module leader: Rosemary Allford
School The Business School
Subject area group: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Prerequisites

To study this module you will need the learning equivalent to the module listed or have passed this module
Is a Prerequisite Required? Yes ? No ?X

Module Code
Module Title
Examples of Equivalent Learning

2018/9, Trimester 1, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Lyn Batchelor
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive online learning materials which will include a general introduction to the topic and how to study the module online, together with core academic theory relating to the topic. You will also be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support your learning. A mix of reflective exercises, case studies and self-assessment questions (with diagnostic feedback) for each unit will help to engage you in the learning process, and the online materials will encourage you to reflect on your own experiences and learning. You will be encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact via the VLE through discussion forums.
To support your learning, you will have access to:
• A weekly ‘virtual office hour’ – module leaders will be available for synchronous contact.
• Module specific materials which will comprise of the undernoted:
o A module introduction/overview, including learning outcomes, and summary of key points
o Eleven units of learning - an introductory unit, followed by ten subject specific units.
o Narrated PPTs, covering key learning points for each unit
o Podcasts/vodcasts further explaining key concepts (where appropriate)
o Recorded keynote lectures/guest speakers (as appropriate)
o Case Studies and outline solutions
o Two online discussions instigated and moderated by the module leader
o Self-Assessment Questions
Reflective Exercises
o End of Unit Progress tests
o Links to core module academic materials; book chapters / journal articles / case materials etc.
o Examples of assessments - & outline solutions
o A database of Frequently Asked Questions
You are encouraged to identify key skills areas and relate these to your own personal and professional development throughout the module.

Learning & Teaching methods

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Practical classes and workshops 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 195
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Other 10 1-3 2-11 HOURS= 5, WORDS= 0
Report 30 1-3 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Report 60 1-3 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Rosemary Allford
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive online learning materials which will include a general introduction to the topic and how to study the module online, together with core academic theory relating to the topic. You will also be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support your learning. A mix of reflective exercises, case studies and self-assessment questions (with diagnostic feedback) for each unit will help to engage you in the learning process, and the online materials will encourage you to reflect on your own experiences and learning. You will be encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact via the VLE through discussion forums.
To support your learning, you will have access to:
• A weekly ‘virtual office hour’ – module leaders will be available for synchronous contact.
• Module specific materials which will comprise of the undernoted:
o A module introduction/overview, including learning outcomes, and summary of key points
o Eleven units of learning - an introductory unit, followed by ten subject specific units.
o Narrated PPTs, covering key learning points for each unit
o Podcasts/vodcasts further explaining key concepts (where appropriate)
o Recorded keynote lectures/guest speakers (as appropriate)
o Case Studies and outline solutions
o Two online discussions instigated and moderated by the module leader
o Self-Assessment Questions
Reflective Exercises
o End of Unit Progress tests
o Links to core module academic materials; book chapters / journal articles / case materials etc.
o Examples of assessments - & outline solutions
o A database of Frequently Asked Questions
You are encouraged to identify key skills areas and relate these to your own personal and professional development throughout the module.

Learning & Teaching methods

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 195
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 10 1-3 1 HOURS= 5, WORDS= 0
Report 30 1-3 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Report 60 1-3 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Internal analysis within the business: functions and value chain activities; capabilities, core competencies and the significance of cross functional processes.
The organisational functions of operations, marketing, human resource management, and information management: within each area the essence of the functional activity, its strategic role and measures of effectiveness will be examined; at least one key cross functional process within each area will act as a ‘focal point’ or ‘catalyst’ e.g. operations and supply chain management.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Evaluate the role of an organisation’s internal capabilities and how these may be structured to attain competitive advantage and opportunities for collaboration
LO2: Appraise the role and scope of specific business functions and their contribution to an organisation’s success
LO3: Analyse and evaluate the significance of key, cross functional processes essential to the
delivery of customer value

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - BODDY, D (2013) MANAGEMENT: AN INTRODUCTION: PEARSON, 6th ed. - ISBN: 129200424
HANNAGAN, T (2007) MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE: PRENTICE HALL, 5th ed. - ISBN: 0273711180
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