This degree will equip you with the broad business and management background and the analytical, technical and interpersonal skills required to understand, analyse and address the problems of today's companies. If you take certain modules you will gain exemptions from select professional examinations in accountancy, marketing and business and management fields.Entry RequirementsUCAS Tariff - 300-350 points, from:GCE A and AS-level Tariff points normally either 300 points from 3 A-levels or 350 points from 3 A-levels plus 1 AS-level or Extended Project Qualification. (Critical Thinking/General Studies accepted).Irish Tariff points from 5 subjects.Scottish Tariff points from 3 Advanced Highers plus 1 Higher.Advanced Diploma Tariff points in Business, Administration and Finance, including an A-level for Additional and Specialist Learning, or in Public Services, including an A-level in a business-related or science subject.BTEC ND DDD in a business-related subject.IB Diploma 33 points.Access: Applicants offering Access courses in Business or a Business-related subject are considered on an individual basis.
For all of the above, 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above are also required, to include English and Maths.Course AimsThe increasing complexity of modern organisations demands highly educated managers. This degree will equip you with the broad business and management background and the analytical, technical and interpersonal skills required to understand, analyse and address the problems of today's companies.Course ContentOur Business and Management degrees equip you with a sound understanding of business and management as well as the analytical, technical and interpersonal skills required to understand, analyse and address the problems faced by companies today.
All business and management degrees have a common first year. Whichever specialism you choose, you will take a range of introductory modules designed to give you a grounding in management. Then at Level 2, you will begin to select modules according to your chosen pathway. At Level 3, you will take more core modules, your dissertation and option modules that will allow you to specialise in areas of particular interest.Typical ModulesLevel 1 CoreIntroduction to Management Enquiry
Managing Information with Technology
Principles and Practice of Marketing
Organisational Behaviour and Analysis
Introduction to Accounting
International Business EnvironmentLevel 2 CoreOperations Management
Managing Change and Creativity in Organisations
Human Resource Management and its International Dimensions
Critical Perspectives in Management.Level 3 CoreIssues and Controversies in Management Project
Ethics, Governance and Sustainability. Plus 2 Optional modulesGender and Organisations
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Ventures
Innovation and Knowledge Management
Work Placement in Context (for students who have undertaken a work placement)Teaching and LearningStaff expertiseMany of our lecturers are:
Internationally or nationally recognised for their innovative work and research
Work as consultants for major companies worldwide
Have practical and personal experience in business/have run their own companies How will I be taught?Lectures -These provide a broad overview of key concepts and ideas. They provide a framework from which to carry out more in-depth study.Seminars - Small seminar groups allow students to make individual contributions. You will undertake in-depth analysis of issues and exchange and explore ideas with other students.Workshops - You will practise using industry standard software, computing equipment, business, design and multimedia packages.One-to-one - In your final year you will receive one-to-one supervision for your dissertation. Throughout all levels you will have a personal tutor who is available to help you with academic or personal problems. If you choose to do the four-year sandwich course, you will also be allocated an industrial tutor who will provide you with support when you are on your work placement.Other - There are email discussion groups, research talks on key management issues, presentations by outside speakers and external visits. Throughout the course, you will also be expected to undertake group work and individual projects and presentations.AssessmentEach subject is assessed either by a combination of continuous appraisal and examination or by coursework or examination alone. As a rough guide the split is approximately 50:50 exam to coursework but this amount varies depending on the options you select.
Level 1 does not count towards your final degree classification but you have to pass the first year to continue with the degree. Level 2 is worth a third of your final mark and Level 3 the rest. In your final year you will undertake an assessed dissertation of around 8,000 words. This is worth a third of your Level 3 marks.CareersGraduates with a broad understanding of business and management and a knowledge of commercial, innovation and marketing issues are greatly valued in a whole range of professions.
Our combination of academic and professional expertise gives our graduates, especially those that have carried out a professional work placement, a significant advantage over those with comparable academic qualifications from other business courses. What is more, career advancement for our students is often faster.
As one of our graduates you will have a wide range of career options at your finger tips and key skills and knowledge which are in great demand. Graduates with a broad understanding of business and management, and a knowledge of commercial, innovation and marketing issues are greatly valued in a whole variety of professions.