1 PROGRAMME APPROVAL FORM SECTION 1 THE PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION 1. Programme title and designation Further Management For undergraduate programmes only Single honours Joint Major/minor 2. Final award Award Title Credit value ECTS Any special criteria equivalent MBA Further N/A Management 3. Nested award Award Title Credit value ECTS Any special criteria equivalent N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 4. Exit award Award Title Credit value ECTS Any special criteria equivalent Postgraduate Further N/A Diploma Management Postgraduate Further N/A Certificate Management 5. Level in the qualifications framework M 6. Attendance Full-time Part-time Distance learning Mode of attendance N/A Minimum length of programme 1 year 2 years Maximum length of programme 3 years 6 years 7. Awarding institution/body King s College London 8. Teaching institution King s College London 9. Proposing department and Professional Studies 10. Programme organiser and contact Details Dr Gerard Lum 11. UCAS code (if appropriate) N/A 12. Relevant QAA subject benchmark/ Professional, statutory and regulatory body guidelines The MBA Further Management programme is a sectoral Type 3 career development programme as defined by the QAA (QAA 158/2.12-3) being fully aligned with the QAA Master s degrees (business and management) benchmark standards.
2 13. Date of production of specification January Date of programme review 2014/ al aims of the programme The aim of the MBA programme in Further Management is to develop participants' knowledge, understanding, and capacity to critically appraise and systematically reflect on: business strategies for Further / Vocational providers the body of theory informing business practices relating to the procurement, provision and management of VET within commercial settings issues relating to the aligning of VET curricula to business needs the body of theory informing the field of vocational education and training (VET) relevant interpretative frameworks, in particular the philosophy, sociology, politics and history of vocational education and training and its management research in the field of vocational education and training the practice of managing vocational education and training within business environments in the light of knowledge and understanding gained during the programme. 17. al objectives of the programme/programme outcomes (as relevant to the SEEC Credit Level Descriptors) The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding and skills in the following areas: The programme provides knowledge and understanding of the following: the tensions that exist within and between different conceptions of vocational capability the place of vocational education and training within business oriented organisations the nature of vocational provision as a product within a commercial setting vocational education and training as a social construction and phenomena shaped by social factors philosophical and historical underpinnings of, and the nature of practical methods used in research in vocational education the nature of professional practice within a vocational education and training context the impacts of policy and the tensions that act within and upon vocational provision and influence practice. the ethical and political issues which underpin research in vocational education training Knowledge and understanding tutorials, student peer-presentations. Assessment: knowledge and understanding will be assessed through written assignments, including a dissertation.
3 Intellectual skills: The ability to: critically analyse theoretical assumptions inherent within the field of vocational education critically assess and evaluate business strategies in relation to vocational education and training provision develop independent and creative responses to the demands of policy, research and practice related to vocational education and training. Skills and other attributes tutorials, student peer-presentations. Assessment: intellectual skills will be assessed through written assignments, including a dissertation. Practical skills: The ability to: critically read and interpret research related to the vocational education and training develop coherent business /marketing strategies related to vocational education and training provision formulate written and verbal appraisals and critiques on a range of management practice and policy positions related to vocational provision. tutorials, student peer-presentations Assessment: practical skills will be assessed through written assignments, including a dissertation. Generic/transferable skills: Generic skills: development and management of own learning; communication and presentation; demonstrate fluency and proficiency with ICT skills relevant to all aspects of the programme (e.g. word processing, use of the world wide web for investigating VETrelated issues). Transferable skills: independent learning; capacity for and use of, critical reflection and self-reflection; participatory learning; planning and evaluating personal and professional development. tutorials, student peer-presentations. Assessment: generic and transferable skills will be assessed through the application of relevant criteria within summative course assessments; research related generic skills will be assessed through written assignments, including a dissertation.
4 18. Statement of how the programme has been informed by the relevant subject benchmark statement(s)/professional, statutory and regulatory body guidelines The programme has been developed in accordance with the QAA benchmark standards for Master s degrees in business and management (QAA 158/5.1 and 158/5.2), its content being informed substantively by the QAA s benchmark statements on subject knowledge, understanding and skills (QAA 158/3) and structured such as to provide an integrated approach to teaching, learning and assessment as described under the provisions of Section 4 of the QAA s subject statements for Master s degrees in business and management. 19. In cases of joint honours programmes please provide a rationale for the particular subject combination, either educational or academic N/A Which is the lead department and/or School?
5 20. Programme structure Please complete the following table and, if appropriate, to include joint, major/minor or other variations Code = code of each module available for the programme Title = title of each module available for the programme, plus its credit level and credit value Status = please indicate whether the module is introductory (I), core (Cr), compulsory (Cp), one or more of however many modules must be passed to progress (CrCp), (P) professional (i.e. module testing skills/competency that has no credit level or value but is a professional body requirement) or optional (O) for each type of programme. For postgraduate programmes use the "single honours" column Pre-requisite/Co-requisite = where appropriate please indicate whether the module is pre-requisite to another module or co-requisite by noting pre or co and the module code that it is pre/co-requisite to. Assessment = please indicate in broad terms the assessment for the module eg written examinations, coursework (Note: the availability of optional modules may vary slightly from year to year; the following are the modules available at the commencement of the programme) Code Title Credit Level Full-time Study 7SSEM054 Business Management of Further and Vocational 7SSEM055 Conceptions of Vocational Students also take 60 credits of optional modules from those offered by the Department of Management (at the Department of Management s discretion) and/or the Department of and Professional Studies Credit Value Status (I, Cr, Cp, CrCp, P, O) for each type of module Single Joint Major/ Minor Pre-requisite/ Co-requisite (Please note the module code) Single Joint Major/ Minor Assessment 7 30 Cp Coursework 7 30 Cp Coursework 7 60 O Varies
6 7SSEM055 RESEARCH METHODS AND DISSERTATION (MBA IN FURTHER EDUCATION MANAGEMENT) 7 60 Cr Dissertation Part-time study First Year 7SSEM054 Business Management of Further and Vocational 7 30 Cp Coursework 7SSEM055 Conceptions of Vocational 7 30 Cp Coursework Second Year Students take 60 credits of optional modules 7 60 O Varies from those offered by the Department of Management (at the Department of Management s discretion) or the Department of and Professional Studies 7SSEM055 RESEARCH METHODS 7 60 Cr Dissertation AND DISSERTATION (MBA IN FURTHER EDUCATION MANAGEMENT) If a Masters programme, are level 6 credit levels permitted within the programme? No Maximum number of credits permitted with a condoned fail (core modules excluded): 30 credits at level 7 with a condoned fail permitted Are students permitted to take any additional credits, as per regulation A3; 5.10? Yes Are students permitted to take a substitute module, as per regulation A3, 20.7? Yes Are there are any exceptions to the regulations regarding credits, progression or award requirements? (where relevant the information should also differentiate
7 the particular requirements of pathways within a programme or nested/exit awards) n/a Other relevant information to explain the programme structure Please note that new students enrolling on the information provided on this section of the PAF will have these regulations stipulated throughout their programme of study. The only exception to this will be if there are changes made by Professional, Regulatory or Statutory Bodies that are noted to this programme. Students may take an optional 30 credit module from any University of London programme (including any from King s College London), provided it is consistent with the learning outcomes of the programme and with the approval of the Programme Director. Students choose their optional modules (up to 60 credits) from those offered by the Department of and Professional Studies or the Department of Management (at the Department of Management s discretion). This allows for students to develop their expertise in certain specialised areas of management that may be less specific to the Further sector. The optional modules chosen should meet the approval of the Programme Director, who will determine that they fit with the aims and outcomes of the programme. 21. Marking criteria The College generic criteria for assessment of postgraduate work apply to the assessment of this programme. Supplementary marking criteria will be used for the dissertation. 22. Particular features of the programme which help to reduce the barriers experienced by disabled students and ensure that the programme is accessible to all students who meet the entry requirements The Buildings and classrooms where the programme will be taught are accessible to people with disabilities, the material supporting the programme can be provided in an electronic form if necessary, and special arrangements can be made for students with special needs.
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