Business & SociologyAston University
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- Birmingham (Inghilterra)
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This course is designed to develop your sociological analysis and research skills and a comprehensive understanding of the various functions of management.
You will develop an informed understanding of the major debates shaping today’s society, and cultivate a wider ‘sociological imagination’ of the contemporary world. You will establish foundations in sociological approaches to gender, ‘race’, class and sexuality. This will feed into higher level courses that deal with more complex issues including the relationship between science and ‘race’, reproductive politics, corporate power, climate change, ageing, relition and media power.
You’ll study the theories, principles and underlying concepts of the main functions of management and develop a strong understanding of business models and processes. You’ll examine how strategic decision-making within organisations takes place, and develop the ability to recognise and analyse the economic, technical, financial, social and organisational parameters within which modern managers make decisions.
Your placement year will give you the opportunity to apply your key skills and competencies within a real work-based situation.
Sample module options: The modules below are indicative only. When an offer is made, students will receive a detailed programme specification which forms part of our terms and conditions.
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Social Theory 1 LK1007
Becoming a Social Scientist LK1011
Foundations of Business Analytics BN1115
People and Organisations BH1107
Principles of Financial Accounting BF1101
Economic Environment of Business BS1102
IT for Business BN1160
Introduction to Marketing Management BM1134
Research Methods 2 LK2002
Social Theory 2 LK2001
Management Accounting BF2262
Operations Management BN2216
Business Policy BS2232
Business Game BN2225
Business Economics BS2240
Business, Government and Society BS2246
And a choice of options to total 20 credits:
Global Society LK2004
Embodiment and Feminist Theory LK2005
The Social Life of Stuff LK2018
Government and Globalisation LK2010
Welfare States and Welfare Change LK2015
Environmental Policy LK2014
Comparing and Evaluating Public Policies LK2016
Government and Management LK2011
Kith and Kin: Family in a Social Context LK2017
Compulsory placement year.
Final Year Project LK3001
Value Based Strategy BS3352
Choose 30 credits from the following optional modules:
Modern British Governance LK3002
Ageing, Society, Policy LK3006
Work, Organisations and Society LK3008
Racism, Class and Gender LK3010
Contemporary Social Movements LK3011
Corporate Power in a Globalised World LK3004
Sport and Society LK3012
Pregnancy and Politics: Cultural Norms and Family Policy LK3013
Learning to Labour? Education and Society LK3007
Religion and Society LK3014
International Migration and Policy LK3018
Popular Music and Society LK3016
Health Policy LK3019
Challenges to Climate Change LK3031
Kith and Kin: Family in a Social Context LK3020
Choice of business options totalling 40 credits:
Theories and Practice of Leadership BH3319
Psychology & Work BH3328
International Marketing BM3309
International Operations BN3322
Effective Project Delivery BN3385
Entrepreneurial Management BS3357
Learning, Training and Development in Organisations BH3392
Business Ethics BL3307
Consumer Research and the Customer Experience BM3345