SBCS’ Programme Administrators, lecturers and students of the University of Sunderland, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business Management (BABM) programme met at our Trincity Campus for a Programme Committee Meeting, on Friday, July 11, 2014. Also in attendance was a panel of representatives from the University of Sunderland (UoS), via video conference:
• Christopher Marshall – Associate Dean for International Development
• Yvonne Dixon-Todd – Team Leader, Marketing Strategy and Innovation
• Dr. Linda Anne Barkas – Module Leader, Managing Projects
• Mathew Teale – Module Leader, Contemporary Developments in Business & Management
• John Davison – Module Leader, Strategic Management Accounting
• Karen Wharton – Lecturer, Marketing Strategy and Innovation
This biannual meeting provides a forum for all in attendance to review the quality of academic direction and administrative support on the programme. Among the topics discussed were:
• update on SBCS and UoS administrative matters;
• new developments with the Programme, including the structure and timetable for the implementation of the revised format of assessments;
• feedback on BABM Exam Analyses.
Notable items coming out of these discussions were the discourse between Executive Director, Dr. Robin Maraj (SBCS) and Mr. Chris Marshall (UoS) on the future marketing and direction of the programme, and the lecturers’ sharing of views specific to the courses they tutor, with their respective Module Leader(s) at the University.
The students (current and graduated) invited to the meeting gave feedback on their experiences at SBCS, and the value of qualification to them in their professional career and personal pursuits. In this session, chaired by Mr. Chris Marshall, the highlights noted were, the guidance given by SBCS’ lecturers, flexibility of SBCS’ class schedules, and quality of academic content of the programme.
We thank all participants at the meeting for their time and expression of views. The feedback received will not only inform the improvement of our present procedures at SBCS’ Corporate Education Centre, but also lay the platform for an enhanced quality of delivery and support on the BABM programme.