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Course starts: 12 October 2020Apply now
If you are applying for this course from within the UK/EU, click apply now.
Course starts: 12 October 2020Apply now
BA (Hons) Business and Management is our most popular undergraduate business degree, and will give you a broad foundation in management, marketing, finance, operations and the world economy.
This course is for people who have an HND-level qualification and want to gain a full undergraduate degree in just one year.
A typical week for you will include lectures, seminars, group work and e-learning, and your progress will be assessed by written exams, case studies, assignments, and reports.
Compared to HND level, you will be expected to work much more independently and take greater responsibility for your own learning.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
If English is not your first language we will require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) can also be considered if the applicant's element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.
The annual fee for this course is:
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
When you graduate from this course you will have excellent skills and knowledge in all areas of business and management. You'll understanding how businesses create success, how to manage business operations, how to make informed decisions, and how to lead change in organisations.
You will be ready to step into a leadership or management role in a wide variety of industries across the world. Some of the sectors which employ our Business graduates include Technology (Microsoft, IBM), Consumer goods (P&G, Nike, Adidas), Banking (Lloyds TSB), Hospitality (Marriott Hotels, Starbucks) and government departments and agencies.
Our invitations to guest speakers allow you to listen to people who are already in the type of management position that you may one day hold. Recent speakers include Maurice Duffy, CEO of Global Blackswan, Mike Johnson, CEO of Castrol and Executive Vice President of BP, Uday K. Dholakia, Senior Partner of Global Consulting, Neil Stephenson, CEO of ONYX, James Ramsbotham, CEO of the North East Chamber of Commerce, as well as other representatives from a number of our region’s largest employers.
Visiting speakers help you relate academic learning to the real experience of people who have already progressed in their careers. It’s all part of broadening your learning so that you’re prepared not just for exams but for life.
The University supports student-led initiatives that help you gain practical experience of management. The Business Student Society organises events and guest speakers, as well as attending tours of various companies. With its professional approach, it’s a great way to put into practice the lessons about how to make organisations function effectively. There is something for every student who is studying a subject related to business.
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