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BA (Hons) Business and Management aims to develop reflexive, innovative, entrepreneurial and creative managers and leaders. The course focuses on professional and personal development from a range of perspectives including contemporary areas of marketing in a digital world; the role of managers in the operations and quality process of business; management learning and professional development; developing problem solving decision makers at all levels of a business; opportunities for creative, innovative and entrepreneurial skills development.
The course is a mixture of experiential learning and developing knowledge in terms of the role, function and influence of managers and leaders in a changing business world.
The University of Sunderland Business School is associated with the following bodies:
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Principles for Responsible Management Education
European Foundation for Management Development
Chartered Association of Business Schools
The focus throughout this course is on innovative teaching and learning by doing and reflecting. One technique is problem-based learning, where you’ll work within a small team to explore issues or decide how to manage a situation. This helps you to dissect, challenge and debate issues.
Other learning techniques include company visits, guest speakers and cutting-edge e-learning technologies. These are in addition to a combination of lectures, seminars, debates, tutorials and workshops.
Your progress will be assessed by coursework, assessed case studies and business simulations, presentations, reports, essays, tests and time-constrained assessments.
Please note: After Year 1, if you decide that you would prefer your studies to be more specialised, it’s possible to transfer to other business-related courses such as Business and Financial Management or Business and Marketing Management.
Our typical offer is
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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.
If you currently serve (or have recently served) within the Armed Forces, then the Ministry of Defence's ELCAS scheme may be able to help cover your funding for this course. For more information, see our Funding for Armed Forces personnel page.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
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When you graduate from this course you will have excellent skills and knowledge in all areas of business and management. You'll understand 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 companies which employ our Business graduates include: Facebook, Sage, HSBC, IBM, Enterprise, Nissan, Accenture, Procter & Gamble, Nissan, Marriott Hotels, Viacom 18, PricewaterCoopers and Adidas.
We encourage you to undertake a 48-week paid placement to further enhance your employability between your second and final year. It effectively becomes a third year of a four-year course, and you’ll earn an average salary of £14,000-£18,000 a year depending on your location.
Placements are an excellent opportunity to put your learning into practice and understand the context for your new knowledge. The contacts made during placements can also be valuable for future job offers.
Recent placement employers include IBM, Procter & Gamble, BT, Nissan, Marriott Hotels, PricewaterCoopers and Adidas.
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.
A top-up entry option is available to those who have already successfully completed a Higher National Diploma (HND) or Foundation Degree and wish to progress onto the final year of the honours degree course. Topping up your existing HND or Foundation Degree will take one year of full-time study and may open up future career options to you depending on your chosen career path.
Contact us to find out how you can get credit for your previous learning and top-up your qualification to a range of degrees.
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