1 Dual Award in Business Management International Business Academy: Bachelor of Business Management & Anglia Ruskin University: BA Management (Hons)
2 Welcome to IBA To our Dear Learners A warm welcome from staff and current students in International Business Academy to IBA future students. In IBA, we thrive to lead our students towards developing the essential competencies which they need for their future careers. Our focus is not on providing theoretical basis for each subject, but on developing real capabilities of students. Teaching at IBA is in a framework of continuous intellectual stimulation between students within student group work as well as individual projects. By joining IBA, you will start a journey of learning, application, innovation and thus increasing your employability after graduation. Our staff will always be available to support you during your study whether in administration or education or in career counselling. The international students and teachers diverse backgrounds and nationalities is a worthwhile experience that increases your exposure to other cultures which prepares you for diverse work environment, a quality that is most appreciated in today s global companies. By choosing IBA for your education partner, you have made the most important decision in advancing your career.
3 Who are We? International Business Academy is a private institution established in the faith that European and especially Denmark high quality education should be used globally and not only locally. IBA focus on specialization areas as management, leadership, business, finance and tourism management. As an International Institution we have education partners all over the world in countries as China, Vietnam, Egypt, Cameroon and many more. This gives IBA students the option to study in their home countries or studying abroad or mixing local study with studying some modules in other countries as United Kingdom, Egypt, Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Cameroon and many other countries. Supported by administration in several countries in Europe the management team focus is to build up the institutions international partnerships. IBA is registered as schools in Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany and Switzerland.
4 Legality and recognition in Denmark IBA is setup and registered full in Denmark and Switzerland as awarding body and have obtained the needed approvals and licenses to conduct the programs. Furthermore IBAS is fully accredited by UK based ASIC in Denmark and United Kingdom and in progress to have ACBSP accreditation. ACCREDITATION SERVICE FOR INTERNATIONAL COLLEGES (ASIC) IBA is accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC). The Schools has earned its accreditation by proving to ASIC its high quality. ASIC is an approved accrediting body for the purposes of compliance by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) relating to the admission of students holding StudentVisitor Visas and to the delivery of programmes in ESOL with Citizenship, is a member of the British Quality Foundation (BQF), sits on the Quality Standards Group of UK NARIC, and is one of a number of international accrediting bodies listed in the international directory by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)in the USA and is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG). ASIC accreditation gives reassurance to potential students, their parents and education representatives that the operation of their chosen college conforms with relevant United Kingdom laws and offers genuine courses, which are delivered to appropriate standards with acceptable quality, and which lead to recognized qualifications with international standards. ASIC Accreditation also provides reassurance to the Border and Immigration Agency (Home Office) that the college meets their requirements for overseas students and, in general, does not harm the perceived quality of the United Kingdom education provision. Membership: IBA is currently in progress to our future collaboration with ACBSP to receive our full accreditation. As its a top quality accreditation agency IBAS follow all procedures. The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs......is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn how to learn. ACBSP acknowledges the importance of scholarly research and inquiry and believes that such activities facilitate improved teaching. Institutions are strongly encouraged to pursue a reasonable mutually beneficial balance between teaching and research. And further, ACBSP encourages faculty involvement within the contemporary business world to enhance the quality of classroom instruction and to contribute to student learning.
5 IBA Vision The vision of International Business Academy is: To become a global educational provider in the field of Business, IT and Management.
6 About Anglia Ruskin University Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom, was awarded university status in Today, with a student population of 31,000 its one of the largest universities in the East of England, and a large provider of part-time education. Students are on courses leading to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as to a range of professional qualifications. In addition to being one of the most significant suppliers of nurses and teachers to the professions, Anglia Ruskin University offer an ever expanding range of contemporary courses designed to meet the needs of the individual and the requirements of a knowledge-based economy. The main campuses at Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough attract students not only from the East of England but in increasing numbers from mainland Europe and from further afield. In addition, our University has an extensive network of contacts with institutions throughout the world, delivering courses in countries as far removed as Malaysia and Trinidad. Anglia Ruskin University vision and values In terms of vision and values we seek to build our reputation on the following: Vision We are passionate about the advancement of knowledge and the education of students. We take university education in imaginative new directions. We are important to the region and want to be viewed in the UK and internationally as exceptional. Our key contribution is to the enhancement of social, cultural and economic wellbeing.
7 About Denmark Denmark is a kingdom of thriving cities and idyllic landscapes; an innovative society with a green lifestyle Denmark is located in northern Europe and is part of Scandinavia. Denmark consists of the Jutland peninsula, the larger islands of Zealand, Funen, and Lolland-Falster and 429 other named islands between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, 72 of which are inhabited. Nowhere in Denmark is more than 50 km from the sea. And just a few kilometres from Denmark s major cities of Aarhus and Copenhagen you find idyllic villages and pristine woodlands and lakes. Source: Lifestyle Many think of furniture design and architecture when they think of Danish lifestyle and culture. Yet today, Denmark is perhaps equally famous for food, films and sports. The world s best restaurant Noma has introduced a whole new way of cooking with New Nordic Cuisine. Filmmakers such as Lars von Trier and Susanne Bier have won a multitude of international awards, and one of the world s best female tennis players, Caroline Wozniacki, is Danish. Study in Denmark I like that we are all encouraged to be independent and encouraged to participate in the discussions, says one of the 18,000 foreign students currently studying in Denmark. Danish education is problem-based and focuses on student participation, which is something many foreign students appreciate when studying in Denmark - as well as the many cultural offerings, the rich social life, free health care and much more. Source:
8 About Switzerland Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps The Swiss Confederation has a long history of armed neutrality Switzerland is also the birthplace of the Red Cross and home to a large number of international organizations, including the second largest UN office. It is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association and is part of the Schengen Area Switzerland comprises four main linguistic and cultural regions: German, French, Italian and the Romansh-speaking valleys. Switzerland is famous for its banks, watches, cheese, chocolate, mountains, lakes, culture and economy, last but not least, Education. Education in Switzerland World known education quality One of best study atmosphere As a country with few natural resources, its prosperity depends to a large extent on its brainpower. Most people continue studying after the years of compulsory education Having a good education is an important requisite for finding a job. In Switzerland, 86% of adults aged have earned the equivalent of a high-school degree, higher than the OECD average of 74%. Information above is from The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Life in Switzerland Switzerland performs very well in overall well-being, as shown by the fact that it ranks among the top countries in a large number of topics in the Better Life. One of the richest country in the world Switzerland performs very well in overall well-being, as shown by the fact that it ranks among the top countries in a large number of topics in the Better Life. The average household net-adjusted disposable income is USD a year, more than the OECD average of USD a year * Information above is from The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
9 About United Kingdom Where is United Kingdom? The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country located off the north-western coast of continental Europe. The country consists of the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many other smaller islands. What is the capital of United Kingdom? London is the capital city of the United Kingdom. Covering an area of 607 square miles, it is the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom. It is located on the River Thames. * Source: Culture of United Kingdom The culture of the United Kingdom has been influenced by many factors including: the nation s island status; its history as a western liberal democracy and a major power; as well as being a political union of four countries with each preserving elements of distinctive traditions, customs and symbolism. As a result of the British Empire, British influence can be observed in the language, culture and legal systems of many of its former colonies; including Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States. The substantial cultural influence of the United Kingdom has led it to be described as a cultural superpower. *Source:
10 About Germany Germany is Europe s most industrialized and populous country. Famed for its technological achievements, it has also produced some of Europe s most celebrated composers, philosophers and poets. Achieving national unity later than other European nations, Germany quickly caught up economically and militarily, before defeats in World War I and II left the country shattered, facing the difficult legacy of Nazism, and divided between Europe s Cold War blocs. Germany rebounded to become the continent s economic giant, and a prime mover of European cooperation. With the end of the Cold War, the two parts of the country were once again united, although the economy of the former east continues to lag behind that of the former west. * Source: Culture of Germany German culture began long before the rise of Germany as a nation-state and spanned the entire German-speaking world. From its roots, culture in Germany has been shaped by major intellectual and popular currents in Europe, both religious and secular. Historically Germany has been called Das Land der Dichter und Denker (the country of poets and thinkers). The federated states are in charge of the cultural institutions. There are 240 subsidised theatres, hundreds of symphonic orchestras, thousands of museums, and more than 25,000 libraries spread in Germany. These cultural opportunities are enjoyed by many: there are over 91 million German museum visits every year; annually, 20 million go to theatres and operas; 3.6 million per year listen to the symphonic orchestras. The UNESCO inscribed 33 properties in Germany on the World Heritage List. * Source:
11 Program structure BA (Hons) Management For the first 3 academic years, you will study with IBA, and obtain an IBA Bachelor of Business Management. This includes an ATHE (UK Ofqual approved awards) for year one and year two which gives you the access to the global network of ATHE partner Universities. You also have the choice of getting a UK bachelor s award from our partner university, Anglia Ruskin University. Single Degree Dual award Combine your degree with intensive language training in French or German. International Business Academy Anglia Ruskin University *In collaboration with ATHE Year one 60 ECTS/30 US Credits/120 UK Credits (integrated with ATHE level 4) Included in IBAS year one Year two 60 ECTS/30 US Credits/120 UK Credits (integrated with ATHE level 5) Included in IBAS year two Year three 60 ECTS/30 US Credits/120 UK Credits Year three of Anglia Ruskin program Bachelor of Business Management BA (Hons) in Business Management 1. Single degree: Tuition 150 Euro per ECTS total 9000 Euro per year. Total Fee Euro for Award. 2. Dual award: Additional fee: 5000 Euro (with the possibility of credit transfer from Anglia Ruskin program to IBAS program)
12 Program Description: BA (Hons) Management Course overview As with many of our business degrees, the aim of this course is to equip you with a solid foundation in business and management theory so that you can operate effectively within the global economy. You will also have the opportunity to develop a range of practical skills and analytical techniques currently used within a number of business areas. The wide range of course modules allows you to focus on areas of particular interest or to prepare for specific professional requirements. Close ties with international industry and business ensure that course content is aligned with contemporary business practice. When you graduate you will be able to display a real understanding of contemporary issues such as globalisation, sustainability and social and demographic change; demonstrate a sound appreciation of management practice, including human resources, marketing, accounting and finance and information management; and critically analyse strategic commercial behaviour. On a more practical level, you will be able to use appropriate IT business applications to support analysis and enhance reporting, utilise appropriate qualitative and quantitative techniques to analyse a range of issues, plan and execute research projects and effectively communicate results at whatever level is appropriate to the audience. Our course will prepare you for the world of business today. But more importantly, it will develop you intellectually so that you can continue to learn and grow after you graduate, enabling you to succeed within the fast-changing commercial environment. Year one Level 4 Extended Diploma in Management Business Environment Resource Management Communication Skills People in Organisations Applying Promotional Techniques Corporate Social Responsibility Administrative Services Planning a Work Based Team Project
13 Year two Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management Managing communication Business Organisations in a Global Context People Management Finance For Managers Research Project Managing Stakeholder Engagement Risk Management Leading Organisational Equality and Diversity Corporate Social Responsibility Year 3/Anglia Ruskin University Leadership and Management Research Project Human Resource Management Strategic Marketing Personal Leadership and Management Development Strategic Marketing Financial Decision Making for Managers Managing Finance in the Public Sector Managing Stakeholder Engagement Leading Organisational Equality & Diversity
14 Module Description Here are some examples Business Environment Learning Outcome - The learner will: Assessment Criterion - The learner can: 1 Understand the organisational purposes of businesses 1.1 identify the purposes of different types of organisation 1.2 describe the extent to which an organisation meets the objectives of different stakeholders 1.3 explain the responsibilities of an organisation and strategies employed to meet them 2.1 explain how economic systems attempt to allocate resources effectively 2 Understand the nature of the national environment in which businesses operate assess the impact of fiscal and monetary policy on business organisations and their activities evaluate the impact of competition policy and other regulatory mechanisms on the activities of a selected organisation 3.1 explain how market structures determine the pricing and output decisions of businesses 3 Understand the behaviour of organisations in their market environment 3.2 illustrate the way in which market forces shape organisational responses using a range of examples 3.3 judge how the business and cultural environments shape the behaviour of a selected organisation 4 Be able to assess the significance of the global factors that shape national business activities 4.1 discuss the significance of international trade to UK business organisations 4.2 analyse the impact of global factors on UK business organisations 4.3 evaluate the impact of policies of the European Union on UK business organisations
15 Module Description Resource Management Learning Outcome - The learner will: Assessment Criterion - The learner can: 1 Understand the key features of resource management Analyse the differing resource requirements of organisations in different sectors of the economy Outline key requirements relevant to resource management in organisations in different sectors of the economy Understand the importance of the effective use of physical resources Understand how to maximise the effectiveness of human resources Be able to review the effective use of resources 2.1 Evaluate how the use of physical resources is monitored and managed 2.2 Evaluate the impact of resource wastage 2.3 Assess the costs of high profile technological failures 2.4 Assess the business case for the use of ethical and sustainable resources 3.1 Assess the need for human resource planning in the workplace 3.2 Using motivational theories, analyse what motivates people 3.3 Evaluate the methods used to monitor and improve employee performance 3.4 Assess the effectiveness of reward systems in different contexts 4.1 Monitor the use of physical resources against performance measures and procedures 4.2 Analyse data on employee performance 4.3 Report on the effective use of human and physical resources 4.4 Make recommendations to improve efficiency
16 Module Description Communication Skills Learning Outcome - The learner will: Assessment Criterion - The learner can: Understand how internal communication takes place within organisations Understand how organisations communicate with customers Understand the factors that impact on the effectiveness of communications Be able to present oral information effectively Be able to communicate effectively in writing 1.1 Explain the process of communication 1.2 Assess the appropriate use of different modes of communication for different purposes 1.3 Analyse barriers to effective communication within organisations 2.1 Evaluate formal communication systems used by organisations to communicate with customers 2.2 Analyse the effectiveness of using social media to communicate with customers 2.3 Assess the images organisations portray through their communications 3.1 Assess the impact of personal relationships on effective communications 3.2 Assess the impact of non-verbal communication on oral communications 3.3 Assess the impact of technology on oral and written communication 3.4 Review the use of conventions in written communications 4.1 Design an oral presentation for a specified audience 4.2 Present complex information orally 4.3 Use technology to support presentation skills 4.4 Assess effectiveness of own communication 5.1 Communicate complex information for specific purposes 5.2 Document a meeting 5.3 Use charts and graphs to convey quantitative data 5.4 Review written communication
17 Module Description People in Organisations Learning Outcome - The learner will: Assessment Criterion - The learner can: 1 Understand communication practices within organisations 1.1 Analyse the benefits of effective communication to organisations 1.2 Analyse policies and procedures that are used to enhance communication within organisations 1.3 Outline legislation relevant to communication within organisations 1.4 Evaluate how the organisational structure impacts on the communication methods used 2 Understand the principles of effective teamwork 2.1 Assess the benefits of team working to individuals and organisations 2.2 Analyse why teams might fail to meet their objectives 2.3 Evaluate the impact of leadership styles on teamwork 3 Understand the issues associated with remote working 3.1 Explain the implications of the different ways in which people work remotely 3.2 Evaluate common working practices used by those working remotely in different contexts 3.3 Analyse the leadership styles suitable for remote working 4 Understand the structures designed to support people within the workplace 4.1 Explain how HR departments can provide support to people within the workplace 4.2 Assess policies and procedures designed to support people in the workplace 4.3 Assess practices used to support people in the work place 5 Be able to review the impact of workplace practices on people within organisations 5.1 Assess workplace practices that impact on people within organisations 5.2 Make recommendations to improve staff and managers experience of the workplace
18 Module Description Finance For Managers Learning Outcome - The learner will: Assessment Criterion - The learner can: 1.1 Explain the purpose and requirement for keeping financial records 1 Understand the requirements and techniques for financial recording and reporting Analyse techniques for recording financial information in a business organisation Analyse the legal and organisational requirements for financial reporting 1.4 Evaluate the usefulness of financial statements to stakeholders 2 Understand how working capital can be effectively managed 2.1 Analyse components of working capital 2.2 Explain how business organisations can effectively manage working capital 3.1 Explain the difference between management and financial accounting 3 Understand management accounting techniques 3.2 Explain the budgetary control process 3.3 Calculate and interpret variances from budget 3.4 Evaluate the use of different costing methods for pricing purposes 4 Understand how to evaluate business projects 4.1 Demonstrate the main methods of project appraisal 4.2 Evaluate methods of project appraisal 4.3 Explain how finance might be obtained for a business project
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