BA (Hons) Business Management

Course overview

Our course is designed to give you the knowledge, skills, experience and confidence that will prepare you either for further study or to succeed in your career, either in the cut and thrust commercial world of international rush craft or in the gentler but no less demanding sphere of the modern arts and crafts movement.  We have designed this programme, with our sector and industry partners and contributors, to meet the requirements of both industry and art, and of the professionals who are either currently employed in it or who seek to develop advanced capability.  The aim of this approach is to design and deliver an accessible programme that reflects sector currency and assists in the drive towards further professionalism and research capabilities.

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Key Information:

Course duration: 3 Years
Study Mode: Full-time
Study Location: Birmingham Campus
London Campus
Luton Campus

Course Level: 6
Award: BSc (Hons) Degree
Awarding Body: Bucks New University

Modules Studied

Year 1 Modules:

Global Business environment

The Graduate Challenge

Introduction to People Management

Principles of Marketing

Financial Decision Making

Organisational Behaviour

Career Viewpoint

Data Insights for Business Decisions

Year 2 Modules:

Business Consulting

 

Project Management

 

Contemporary Business Economics

 

Consulting in practice

 

Operations and Service Management

 

Digital Business and New Technologies

 

Students should also take the following options, one module per semester

Strategic Marketing

 

Customer Experience

 

Year 3 Modules:

Research Methods

Strategic Agility

International Marketing Management

Developing leadership and
management skills

Managing & Developing Innovation & Creativity

Change Management and organisation Development

Dissertation

Starting Dates:

January 2019

Tuition Fees:

£9,250

At LSST we welcome applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. If you have recently been in education or are returning after a long time, we would be more than happy to consider your application.

Depending on your circumstances, you may wish to apply based on your previous qualifications (Level 3, A-Levels, Diploma) OR as a mature learner (aged 21+) on the basis of your previous experiences via our assessment based entry.

Application based on Previous qualifications:

If you are applying based on your previous qualifications, you must have any one of the following:

  • 80 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications
  • A Levels at grades B, B or B,D and D, or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with Merit, Merit, Pass
  • Access to HE Diploma

Mature learners (Aged 21+)

If you are applying as a mature learner (aged 21+) and do not have the above qualifications, you can apply via our assessment based entry and we will consider your prior experiences (work, voluntary, life and other experiences) that are relevant to the course.

You will be required to complete the following:

  1. Provide a CV and Personal Statement
  2. English Language Test (IELTS 6.0 or score 70%)
  3. Maths Test (Score 50%)
  4. Complete a SAPE Assessment (Screening for Accreditation of Prior Experience)
  5. Academic Interview

English and Maths Requirement

All applicants are required to demonstrate they have the functional skills needed to complete their degree.

  • You will be required to pass our English Language test with a minimum 70% score, equivalent to IELTS 6.0.
  • You will also be required to pass our Maths test at a minimum score of 50%.

To support your application further, applicants may also present a GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 - 4 / A* - C) or Level 2 equivalents.

You will be assessed via coursework, written exams including time constrained assessments and practical exams.

The assessment strategy is underpinned by the course learning outcomes. The assessment methods will vary according to your route linked to the destination Masters you have chosen. Each assessment will be looking for evidence that you have achieved the specific learning outcomes of the module and the broader learning outcomes of the course.

  • Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key business foundation disciplines, such as business environment, accounting and finance, operations, marketing, business information systems and people and organisation behaviour;
  2. Evaluate and critique the range of activities within the key business functional areas and their interrelationship and interconnectedness;
  3. Analyse theories and concepts of strategic management, leadership and innovation within a changing environment.
  • Intellectual/Cognitive Skills

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  1. Create, evaluate and assess options to enable effective problem solving and decision-making, using appropriate qualitative, quantitative and ICT techniques and skills;
  2. Deal critically with organisational issues and be able to produce solutions and action plans.

 Practical Skills

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  1. Actively engage in business and marketing briefs and activities that encourage enterprise and entrepreneurial capability.
  • Key/Transferable Skills

On successful completion of the programme a graduate will be able to:

  1. Research information about complex business situations while applying qualitative and quantitative techniques, in a project context using ICT as appropriate.
  2. Critically evaluate information, arguments and concepts.
  3. Display a range of personal and interpersonal skills including the capacity for continuous learning, taking initiative, performing to deadlines, communicating effectively and persuasively and skills which are necessary to enter a career in business or undertake further study.
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