Bachelor Degrees of the University

Overview
Bachelors programs are undertaken by junior executives who wish to handle broad and complex projects confronting professional managers through their changing careers. The courses combine a rigorous academic process with the strongest possible focus on learning from real experiences.

Using job or organizational areas as a basis for the program content, participants research and act upon real issues. Through applying theoretical and practical knowledge to key management areas, the Associates produce work-based projects of real value in the organization. By working together in Sets, participants not only gain the benefit of self-development but also gain a wider understanding of their enterprise and key managerial issues.

The Revans University Bachelor programs run for 24-27 months and follow on from a relevant tertiary Diploma or University Foundation Studies.

Minimum Grade Requirements
To achieve the Bachelor degree of the University applicants must earn 120 undergraduate credits with a minimum of 60 per cent for each course completed and a passing grade of at least 70 per cent for all courses taken.

The specific degrees available are Bachelor of Management ( BMgt ) and Bachelor of Professional Studies ( BPS ). The latter with an action learning designation that reflects the major portion of the successful candidate's learning, e.g. Health Care, Tourism, Marketing and Quality Management. The choice between the BPS/BS is determined by the professional focus the Associate follows.

Admission Requirements

  • Diploma from an Institute of Technology or foundation studies from a University or their demonstrated equivalent.
     
  • A minimum of three years of workplace experience or work in specific professional areas.
     
  • The minimum age of entry is 21 years.

Program of Study

Credits

Organisational Analysis and Career Development Review

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10

Action Learning and Team Development 10
Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship and Business Policy 10
Organizational Behavior, Interpersonal and Communication Skills 10
Contemporary Business Issues 10
Major Project / Dissertation 30
Assessment and Evaluation of Management Learning -
DEGREE CREDITS:
80

The remaining 4 subjects are made up from assignments relating specifically to the chosen area of concentration:

Bachelor of Management

Credits

Marketing Management 10
Financial Management 10
Information Management 10
Operations and Quality Management 10
Bachelor of Professional Studies (Marketing)
Marketing Planning and Control 10
Marketing Communications 10
Marketing Analysis and Decision Making 10
International Marketing 10

Total Bachelor Degree Credits = 160

These programs can also be undertaken by addressing 10 Action Learning Questions determined by the professional concentration the Associate chooses.

Course Descriptions

Organizational Analysis and Career Development Review: This assignment is intended to develop a deep understanding of the Associate's own organization, their role within it, and the nature and significance of their work. Additionally, the Associate will consider what are the most significant issues for their organization in the future and the factors influencing the organization's structure and culture.

Action Learning and Team Development: Explores the origins and growth of Action Learning and its application to managerial development. This course will identify how experience has aided personal learning and builds from the prior experiential learning evaluative process to create a plan for continued personal career development and workplace effectiveness. This is approached through an understanding of effective teams.

Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship and Business Policy: Explores the nature of entrepreneurial business start-ups and early development and compares it with the intrapreneurial challenges currently facing managers in established workplaces. Criteria for success are critically examined, leading to analysis and evaluation of strategic approaches in managerial policy formulation.

Organizational Behavior, Interpersonal and Communication Skills: Offers a systematic evaluation of organization form and behavior with guidelines for development and adaptation with workplace colleagues.

Contemporary Business Issues: Associates are required to identify the significant contemporary issues affecting professional management and the specific industry sectors concerned. These issues are monitored and debated within the Set to encourage prediction of their likely impact and how it can be accommodated.

Marketing Management: This course examines the principles and practices of marketing management for manufacturing and service industries, including the public and private sectors. Distribution systems and communications media are modeled.

Financial Management: This course examines the funding of enterprise and the management of cash flows and profitability, including the use of budgetary disciplines and cost drivers/margin analysis. The presentation of financial reports and accounts is explored from the Associate's own workplace.

Information Management: This course explores the gathering of internal and external data and its transformation into information and timely intelligence for managers and stakeholders. The employment of IT in the workplace is evaluated.

Operations and Quality Management: This course examines the nature of operational systems and services including logistics, their routines and control, and explores how quality measures of performance are derived and audited.

Marketing Planning and Control: This course examines the planning process and the particular role of marketing therein. The marketing mix is evaluated and marketing information systems and research procedures examined. The special planning characteristics of service industries are examined.

Marketing Communications: This course examines consumer behavior, purchase motivation and promotional communications, including relationship selling. Segmentation and niche market positioning are evaluated. Campaign planning above and below the line and database marketing approaches are considered. Consumerism and legal controls are evaluated.

Marketing Analysis and Decision Making: This course involves the systematic identification of problems and their public solution in marketing cases. A rigorous methodology is applied that requires hypotheses and extensive evaluation of alternatives followed by recommendations for action and feedback on eventual outcomes.

International Marketing: This course looks at the rationale for global marketing and exportation and importation strategies. Comparative analyses and international regulation are examined in light of key global issues. International infrastructures and approaches for product development, communications, research and distribution are evaluated.

Bachelor Thesis: The thesis will be started not later than twelve months after the program begins. It must demonstrate the Associate's understanding and use of research methods, of the relevant literature and of report writing for both an academic and professional audience. The topic selected must be derived from the workplace challenges faced by the Associate and, for those proceeding to Graduate level studies, shall be in the area identified for specialization. The Thesis shall be between 7,000 and 10,000 words in length, including the literature review and shall be accompanied by a 400 word abstract in the form required which shall be publishable.

Assessment and Evaluation of Management Learning: This course is mandatory for all Associates in the concluding three months of the program. It examines the patterns of learning achieved throughout the 30 Degree Credits of the Bachelor's program. It makes specific reference to the issues discussed in Action Learning and Team Development and to each Associate's continuous Learning Log.

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