Business Management BA (Hons)
COURSE INFORMATION (2013 ENTRY)
3 years full-time or 4 years sandwichBusiness and Law
Law and NBS Building, City Campus East
This programme provides you with an opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the full range of business and management disciplines in preparation for a career in management with multinational enterprises.
The first two years provide exposure to the main functional areas of business and related subjects. In the final year you can opt to broaden and deepen your understanding in one of those functional areas.
The programme is about developing both a theoretical knowledge of business management issues and the relevant skills. As a result there is a strong vocational emphasis with a focus on the application of knowledge in practical situations. This will enable you to develop a variety of skills in analysis, synthesis and decision-making – all of which are essential to a career in management.
There is the opportunity to undertake a year-long placement at the end of Year 2. Students get full support from the Placements Office to obtain a placement to prepare them for final year studies and future employment.
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars alongside sessions from visiting speakers and independent learning.
Students choosing to take an industrial placement year will also be able to develop themselves as reflective continuous learners in a work environment.
Students who select an overseas study placement will be able to experience learning environments abroad, where the learning and teaching methods applied will depend upon the educational background and philosophy of the overseas institution.
You will be assessed in a variety of ways including coursework, written exams and practical exercises. Many assessments are based on real-life case studies and business scenarios and are an authentic and relevant representation of how businesses work.
All students undertake a major in-depth piece of work, investigating a topic of their choice relevant to their chosen pathway in the final year.
Students can follow specialist pathway in the final year and those studying a particular specialism are able to gain partial exemptions from the respective professional bodies:
- The Marketing Pathway is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) for the purposes of meeting qualification entry criteria for the Professional Certificate in Marketing: http://www.cim.co.uk/home.aspx
- The Logistics Pathway is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) for the purposes of full exemption from the educational requirements for chartered membership: http://www.ciltuk.org.uk/pages/home
The Logistics Pathway is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) for the purposes of application for full CIPS membership: http://www.cips.org/
Graduates have a good employment record in both the private and public sector, gaining employment in companies such as Coca Cola Enterprises Ltd, HSBC and Sky. Graduate jobs have included Business Development Executive, Account Manager and Business Analyst. A number of students have also been successful in gaining places on prestigious graduate schemes.
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