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Modules for Teaching Period 1 Students

Students coming to Aston for 1 term must study 30 ECTS.

Most of the modules available to TP1 students run from September to January, but some run over the whole academic year. In the case of these modules, a special assessment will be set for exchange students who are here for Teaching Period 1 only, examining the first half of the module. These modules are indicated by a "1&2" in the TP column. Please note that the assessment may differ to the that on the module specification.  

Please note: credits associated with modules in this section refer to the number of European Credit Transfer system (ECTS) credits that will be awarded to students on passing each module. Although partners use the ECTS credit rating to work out the workload of their students at Aston, they should NOT use ECTS grades. The Aston local results are far more representative.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Some module descriptions are not yet confimed and may be subject to change over the summer. Module choices are not guaranteed as timetable clashes may occur. In this instance you will be informed and advised to make alternative selections.

Subject areas for each module are as follows: 

BF    Finance or Accounting                                   BM    Marketing

BH    Work and Organisational Psychology            BN    Operations & Information Management

BL     Law                                                                BS    Economics and Strategy

LK     Business and Government/Sociology

Modules beginning with the number 2 ie. BF2210, BH2212 are taught to Aston Business School Second Year students.  If you are in your Final Year of study, you may have already covered some of the topics within these modules.

Modules beginning with the number 3 ie. BF3300, BH3393 are taught to Aston Business School Final Year students.  If you have only completed one year of your current degree programme, you may not have sufficient background knowledge to take these modules.  Please ensure that you check the module specifications in order to decide if the module is suitable.

Students can only take one Business & Government or Sociology module (module codes start with LK) in each teaching period.  

Some of the modules below will have pre-requisite requirements which you may not be able to take at Aston University.  If this is the case and you believe that you have the requirements necessary to take  the module, you may select it. Please remember the onus is on each student to ensure that they have the background knowledge.  If you require further information on a module, please contact the Module Leader directly (their contact details will be in the module specification.) 

Module Code

 Module Name

ECTS Credits

Term 

      Pre-requisites       

Prohibited

 
 
 

BF2267       

Financial Management

7.5

1

 

Cannot take Principles of Finance, Strategic Finance or Corporate Financial Management

 

BF2265

Financial Management & Accounting

7.5

1

Introductory Accounting for Business

 

 
 
 

BF3349

Financial Analysis

5

1

Financial Accounting

 

 

BF3394

Auditing & Professional Ethics

5

1

Financial Accounting / Audit & Governance

 

 

BS2212

International Business and Emerging Market Economies     

7.5

1

Introduction to Macroeconomics / Introduction to Microeconomics

 

 

BS2214

Strategic Finance   

7.5

1

 

Cannot take Principles of Finance, Corporate Financial or Financial Management

 

BM2288

Fundamentals of Strategy       

7.5

1

 

 

 

BS2238

Quantitative Methods      

7.5

1

Introduction to Business Analytics

 

 

BS2240

Business Economics

5

1

Economic Environment of Business

 

 

BS2250

Principles of Microeconomics

7.5

1

Introduction to Microeconomics / Economic Environment of Business

 

 

BS3325

Competition Policy - Theory

5

1

Strategic Management

 

 

BS3332

Economics of Multinational Enterprise

5

1

Principles of Microeconomics / Principles of Macroeconomics

 

 

BS3335

Strategic Decision Making

5

 1&2

 

 

 

BS3336

Applied Econometrics & Forecasting

5

1

Introduction to Econometrics 1

 

 

BS3355

Innovation

5

1&2  

 

 

 

BF2264

Business Tax

7.5

1

Introductory Accounting for Business / Foundations in Financial & Management Accounting

 

 

BF2265

Financial and Management Accounting for Managers     

7.5

1

Introductory Accounting for Business

 

 

BF3314

Derivatives

5

1

Strategic Finance / Financial Management

 

 

BF3351

Principles of Finance

5

1

 

Cannot take Strategic Finance, Corporate Financial Management or Financial Management

 

BF3358

Investments

5

1

Financial Management / Principles of Microeconomics

 

 

BL2255

Principles of Employment Law

7.5

1

Law for Business

 

 

BL2256

Principles of Intellectual Property Law

7.5

1

Law for Business

 

 

BL2257

Principles of Commercial Law           

7.5

1

 

 

 

BL3363

Professional Conduct & Ethics        

5

1

 

 

 

BL3317

Principles of Employment Law 1           

5

1

Law for Business 

 

 

LK2020

Global Society

7.5

1

 

 

 

LK2023

Welfare States & Welfare Change      

7.5

1

 

 

 

LK3021

Corporate Power

7.5

1

 

 

 

LK3023

Ageing, Society and Policy

7.5

1

 

 

 

LK3034

Challenges of Climate Change

7.5

1

 

 

 

BM2204

Services Marketing

7.5

1

Introduction to Marketing Management

 

 

BM2280

Digital Marketing

7.5

1


 

 

BM2283

Events Marketing

7.5

 1

 

 

 

BN3386

Knowledge at Work
5 1

Must have work experience

 

 

BM3341

Retailing Management

5

1

 

 

 

BM3375

Advanced Marketing Research

5

1

Introduction to Market Research

 

 

BH2271

Developing Creativity

7.5

1

 

 

 

BH2274

Employee Resourcing

7.5

1

 

 

 

BH2276

Psychology and Work

7.5

1

Introduction to Organisational Behaviour

 

 

BH3303

Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management

5

1&2

 

 

 

BH3308

Employee Relations and Legal Issues in HRM

5

1&2

 

 

 

BH3319

Theory & Practice of Leadership

5

1&2

 

 

 

BH3392

Learning, Training & Development in Organisations

5

 1

People and Organisations

& previous work experience necessary

 

 

BH3393

Global Working

 5

1

 

 

 

BN2206

Dashboards & Spreadsheets

7.5

1

 

 

 

BN2208

Database Applications

7.5

1

 

 

 

 BN2218

Managing Service Operations

 7.5

 1

 

 

 

 BN2236

Virtual Business Simulation

 7.5

  1 or 2

 

 

 

 BN2295

Optimisation & Decision Analytics

 7.5

 1

Foundations of Business Analytics

 

 

 BN3318

Operations Strategy: Systems & Implementation

 5

 1&2

 

 

 

 BN3350

Principles of Project Management

 5

 1

 

 

 

BN3373

Data Envelopment Analysis

 5

 1

 

 

 

 BN3372

Supply Chain Management

 5

 1&2

Principles of Operations Management

 

 

BN3385

Effective Project Delivery

 5

 1&2