Module title: Business Processes

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

Module code: ENT09607
Module leader: Rosemary Allford
School The Business School
Subject area group: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, Trimester 2, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Rosemary Allford
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
There is a one day workshop to introduce the students to the content of the module, the study methods using the bespoke
learning pack, and the assessment requirements of the module. The workshop provides the opportunity for students to share
their prior experience and to form supportive, informal study networks There are then two open advice/ support sesssions
offered to students, scheduled at times designed to enable students to discuss the submission of each of the two pieces of
coursework.
The bespoke learning text guides students through the module in conjunction with the texbook supplied to the students for the
module. The study guide includes a number of self assessment questions/exercises which not only allow for formative self
assessment but also build up a data resouce that can be applied within the summative formal asessment.
Two pieces of coursework form the assessment for the module. The first (for 25%) is a brief introductory report on an
organisation of the student's choice which gives the opportunity for early feedback on understanding of the concepts contained
in the module, as well as on the style of presentation used in the business report. The second (for 75%) is a more detailed and
academically supported examination and crititque of the application of a particular business model within the student's chosen
organisation. The nature of these asssignments requires the student to view their chosen organisation in a broad environmental
context which may take account of global and international issues, and to recognise the importance of concepts of equality and
diversity in the workplace.
The practical nature of the the coursework, along with its focus on an organisation of the student's choice, ensures that the
module embeds employability and PDP objectives. The requirement on students to provide sound theoretical underpinning in
the second assignment encourages the development of scholarship through the encouragement to undertake

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)
Face To Face Lecture 16
Independent Learning Guided independent study 184
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 25 2-3 5 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Report 75 1-3 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 25
Component 2 subtotal: 75
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
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

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