The Higher Education Academy Subject Network for Business, Management, Accountancy and Finance (BMAF) serves to help all discipline groups and staff to provide the best possible learning experience for students undertaking higher education in our field.
The BMAF Network provides a wide range of learning and teaching resources, publications including the 'Enhancing ...' series of case studies in themed areas of learning and teaching, and project reports that include a series of e-learning projects.
The International Journal of Management Education (IJME)
The International Journal of Management Education has published numerous articles and case studies relating to curriculum design, development and delivery in business, management, accounting and finance. Click here to access these valuable subject-specific resources.
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Issues in curriculum design
General resources on curriculum design and development can be invaluable in the business, management, accounting and finance subject areas to provide an overall structure and, for example, for identifying pedagogic or market gaps, understanding resource issues, exploring methods of delivery, ensuring appropriate support for student learners, investigating possible assessment methods, and seeking and responding to feedback. In addition, there are domain-specific resources, grounded in the subject area and meeting particular challenges in environments that will be familiar.
The following considerations tend to determine the priorities for curriculum design in business, management, accounting and finance subjects:
A number of BMAF-supported initiatives seek to address these issues including the Employability Special Interest Group, the Internationalisation Special Interest Group, the eLearning and Entrepreneurial Learning Special Interest Groups.
Issues in curriculum delivery
Key issues for the business and management curriculum, identified by UK business schools in a 2007 survey, were:
- Teaching international students
- Teaching large groups
- Addressing issues of recruitment and retention
- Achieving active learning in classes
- Designing creative assessment
Many of the key issues for business schools have technological solutions including e-Portfolios, plagiarism detection, distance learning including e-Learning, immersive worlds such as Second Life and game-based learning, mobile technologies, social networks, and various assessment technologies. You can also find on the design studio a report from a number of BMAF-funded e-learning projects.