BA (Hons) Business Management (Three Year)

Start Dates: October
Duration: Three years full-time
Average Contact Hours: 12 per week
Awarding Body: University of Northampton
UCAS Code: N121
CMI: Chartered Management Institute

The Course

If you’re looking for a traditional three-year course, covering the concepts and practice of business management around the world, this course is the perfect option for you.

As well as developing your understanding of the theory of business management, you’ll also learn how to meet your own objectives such as starting a business. We’ll help you achieve this by teaching real-life business situations and case study analysis, as well as hosting discussions with guest speakers. Other modules include digital marketing, corporate risk management and sustainability in business.

Teaching and Learning

Throughout your studies you’ll be taught via three methods: lectures, workshops and seminars. The exact format will depend on the modules studied, but you can expect a variety of all three.

Assessments come in a mix of formats, also depending on your chosen options. These include essays, portfolios, exams, reports, group presentations and case studies.

Assessments play a big part in your degree – they are key indicators in measuring your own success, as well as showing your progress to your tutors. If your grades are not as expected, we’ll offer the correct support to ensure improvement.

We constantly monitor assessment results and feedback to make sure our teaching is effective. We adapt our teaching and learning methods to suit our students, offering you a high quality and stimulating educational experience.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

104 UCAS tariff points. We also accept Access to HE and AAT Level 3 qualifications.

EU and International equivalent qualifications may also be accepted.

GCSE English Language GCSE at Grade C/4 (or equivalent).

For international applicants, if your first language is not English, you will require Academic IELTS at 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each category).

Applicants over 21 with a Level 3 qualification and relevant work experience may be considered for non-standard entry.

FEES

UK/EU*: £9,000 per year (Total: £27,000)
EEA and Swiss nationals**: £12,000 per year (Total: £36,000)
International: £12,000 per year (Total: £36,000)

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change. The amount of funding available for UK/EU students on this course in 2019/20 is subject to us being registered with the Office for Students (OfS). We have applied for registration with the OfS and expect to have a decision in due course.

**Scholarships are available

Find more information about our International students at Bloomsbury Institute here.

Level/Year Semester 1 Semester 2
Level 4 – Year 1 Business Environment (30 credits) Marketing Principles and Practice (MPP) (30 credits) Organisations: Leadership and Management (30 credits) Managing Information and Technology (30 credits)
Level 5 – Year 2 Managerial Finance (30 credits) Digital Marketing (30 credits) Managing Operations and Projects (30 credits) Option (30 credits)
Level 6 – Year 3 Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation (30 credits) Option (30 credits) Business Research Project (30 credits) Option (30 credits)

Year 2 modules

Students will choose one 30-credit module from:

  • Ethics, Sustainability and Social Impact (subject to demand)
  • Talent Management (subject to demand)
  • Independent Learning Module*

* Students are only allowed to take one Independent Learning Module during their programme.

Year 3 Options

Students will choose two 30-credit modules from:

  • Corporate Risk Management (subject to demand)
  • Small Business Management (subject to demand)
  • Cross Cultural Management (subject to demand)
  • Consumer Behaviour (subject to demand)
  • Critical Issues in Business Management
  • Independent Learning Module*
  • Business Internship (more information below)

*Students are only allowed to take one Independent Learning Module during their programme.

Business Internship [30-credit]

You will have the opportunity to take a 30-credit Business Internship module as a Level 6 option. We’ll help you with CV preparation and application writing as well as guidance on how to search for employment opportunities. You’ll need to complete around six weeks of full-time work experience that’s relevant to your degree, or the equivalent part time. The timing of the work placement is flexible, so you can take it during the summer between Levels 5 and 6, or part time during your Level 6 academic year.

This is a great opportunity for you to develop the employability skills valued by all types of employers such as commercial awareness, teamworking and communication skills. You’ll also have to write a report on the company you do your Business Internship with, adding to the value you get from the experience.

Work Experience
Students will gain valuable industry experience through completing 200 hours of work experience. You can choose to do this full-time during the summer break between your second and third year, or part-time throughout your final year.

Business Research Project

Students will also complete a research project in Year 3. Teaching will be provided in Semester 1. Students will submit a research proposal in teaching week 8 of Semester 1. The due date for the project will be teaching week 12 of Semester 2.

Featured Modules

Ethics, Sustainability and Social Impact is an optional module available at Level 5 that introduces students to the academic theory concerned with business ethics, the sustainability of organisations and the impact of organisations on society. It also critically examines the various initiatives and frameworks employed by organisations to enhance ethicality, sustainability and social impact.

Talent Management is an optional module available at Level 5 that explores the contribution that HRM makes towards effectiveness in organisations. This is especially reflected in the knowledge economy within which organisations exist today, and recognises the importance to organisational performance of the ways in which employees are strategically managed and individual talents developed. This module explores the main drivers, enablers and barriers involved in the successful development and implementation of talent management within organisations.

Accreditations and Employability

All students will have the chance to become a member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). You can get access to hundreds of CMI learning materials to support your studies and career aspirations.

When you graduate, you will have the knowledge and experience to work in a range of industries and roles. Our alumni have become human resource managers, operations managers, brand managers and business development managers. Many also choose to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities, setting up their own businesses such as GoLocate – an asset tracking technology funded by our incubator programme.

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