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Your first term at Pearson Business School

Katie Fiddaman

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At Pearson Business School, we not only champion Industry Engagement, but we also encourage authenticity and individuality. Our business management degrees are all about choice and you’ll be able to personalise your degree. You can choose from modules below to personalise your learning and sort your careers aims.

Enrollment

For Pearson Business School students, the first term is structured in the same way. The first week (called "E") is an Enrollment week, starting with enrolling you into the College and registering you as a student. Student Services will send out an email with the dates, details and requirements for enrollment, such as what you need to bring with you.

After you've enrolled, the Work-Integrated Learning and Talent Development teams will put on a series of workshops and tasks to introduce you to life at Pearson Business School. This will involve external professionals and companies coming in to set various challenges. Previous Industry Events have included Unilever, IBM, Direct Line, Ministry of Defence, Levi Roots, Savills, L’oreal, Metrobank and Pearson PLC (pitch to the CEO).
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Term Structure

Week 1 to 12 of term then consists of lectures and seminars relative to the modules that you are studying; week 6 or 7 is generally Reading Week. Reading Week is the equivalent of a school "Half Term"; attendance at Pearson College is not required, but reading and other work will be set for completion.

Weeks 13 and 14 form the assessment period, in which coursework deadlines are set, presentations are delivered and exams are sat. But what will you actually be studying? Here are the breakdowns per course...

Business Management

All Business Management students study the same core module in their first year. This module introduces you to key business topics in the context of a real organisation.

The first module that all Business Management students will study is Principles of Business. Principles of Business is made up of two 30 credit modules which complement each other: Principles of Business 1 and Principles of Business 2. These modules have been designed to give learners a holistic introduction to business.

In term 1, you will study Principles of Business 1, making you aware of the many interconnected core areas of business (such as strategy, finance, organisational behaviour, people management, and marketing) that need to be considered in successfully running an organisation. The assessment for this module is by an assignment and an exam.

The other two modules that all Business Management Students study in their first term are:

  • Professional Behaviours and Customer Management (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Research (15 credits)

When you progress onto term 2 after the Christmas break, there is more free reign over what path you take your degree down.
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Law

Within the first year of the Law courses (LLB Hons Law / MLaw and Law with Business), you will study:

  • English Legal System 1 (15 credits)
  • English Legal System 2 (15 credits)
  • Law of Contract (15 credits)
  • Law of Tort (15 credits)
  • Civil Litigation (15 credits)
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence (15 credits)

There are also elective modules including The Evolution of Global Economies, Self-managed Learning, International Regions 1, Industry Studies 1.

Accounting

In the first term of the BSc (Hons)/MSci Professional Accounting in Business course, all Accounting students will study Principles of Business 1 with the Business Management students. The other 60 credits of your first year are made up of four 15 credit modules which are designed to give you a practical grounding in accounting:

  • Principles of Management, Reporting and Decision Making (15 credits)
  • Principles of Corporate Reporting (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Business Economics (15 credits)
  • Business Mathematics (15 credits)

Passing this module gives exemption from the following ACCA papers: Accountant in Business (AB), Management Accounting (MA), and Financial Accounting (FA).

Other Activities

As well as the study element, there are heaps of opportunities at Pearson Business School to get involved with. The Pearson College Student Association has various societies and sporting activities that you can get involved in, as well as social events running throughout the year such as Winter Ball, Freshers Week and Summer Ball.
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Get stuck in, both in the classroom and socially, to make the most of your student experience at Pearson Business School!

Your first term at Pearson Business School
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