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Business Management

BA (Hons)

Access to our Business facilities

Including our Business School and Business Lounge

Expert teaching team

The team’s expertise is closely matched to the modules on the course

Received the Small Business Charter

from the Association of Business Schools

UCAS code:
N252
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time, top-up
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Duration:
1 Year
Start date:
20 September 2021
School:
Staffordshire Business School
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Our Business Management degree prepares you for an exciting career in a fast-paced world, whether your ambitions lie in working for a multinational company or for yourself.

We work with employers to constantly update our degree to make sure you leave with the right skills for a successful career. All of our tutors have vast experience of working in a variety of industries and bring all of their knowledge into the classroom. We've introduced new topics to make sure you leave with skills like a creative approach to problem solving; powerful decision making; persuasive written and oral communication; ability to interpret and use financial data; self-reliance, initiative, teamworking skills and the ability to manage time, projects and resources.

This course is designed to give you the latest up-to-date knowledge of how businesses operate in the real world. Furthermore, to enhance your employability, there is a key focus for developing you as a business professional.

We work with employers to constantly update our degree to make sure you leave with the right skills for a successful career. All of our tutors have vast experience of working in a variety of industries and bring all of their knowledge into the classroom. We've introduced new topics to make sure you leave with skills like a creative approach to problem solving; powerful decision making; persuasive written and oral communication; ability to interpret and use financial data; self-reliance, initiative, teamworking skills and the ability to manage time, projects and resources.

This course is designed to give you the latest up-to-date knowledge of how businesses operate in the real world. Furthermore, to enhance your employability, there is a key focus for developing you as a business professional.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Business Management

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BA (Hons) Business Management

Course content

This year-long course will build upon your existing knowledge of the main areas of business. 

You'll learn how to apply problem solving and decision making to a range of business situations. Change management is a key part of all business today and we teach you about dealing with conflict and changing organisational cultures, to gain maximum effectiveness for the organisation. We also teach you economic principles and analytical skills, to make sure you know how to research markets, prepare reports and drive overall organisational success.

Just as the world of business is becoming more technologically adept, we make sure we are up-to-date in how we use technology to help you learn. Our courses use online learning platforms, interactive white boards, podcasts and social media, to make sure you leave with an awareness of all of the most hi-tech communication methods used in business.

This 20 month course will build upon your existing knowledge of the main areas of business.

You'll learn how to apply problem solving and decision making to a range of business situations. Change management is a key part of all business today and we teach you about dealing with conflict and changing organisational cultures, to gain maximum effectiveness for the organisation. We also teach you economic principles and analytical skills, to make sure you know how to research markets, prepare reports and drive overall organisational success.

Just as the world of business is becoming more technologically adept, we make sure we are up-to-date in how we use technology to help you learn. Our courses use online learning platforms, interactive white boards, podcasts and social media, to make sure you leave with an awareness of all of the most hi-tech communication methods used in business.

Academic year

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September.

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Standard route

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Authentic Leadership 15 credits
Business Ethics 15 credits
Change And Transformation 15 credits
Customer Experience Strategy 30 credits
Knowledge Exchange Project 30 credits
Measuring Success 15 credits

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

This course is a one year top-up degree for holders of a Business or Business Management HND/DipHE or equivalent overseas qualification.

All applicants are individually assessed on their qualifications, skills and experience.

This programme is for anyone who has completed a Foundation Degree in Business Management, Leadership and Management or Human Resource Management, and also for those who have completed an HND in a business or management related area, or an ILM/CMI Diploma Level 5. (Other Foundation Degrees may be considered. Please call the award leader to discuss).

We also welcome enquiries from personnel who have worked in management positions and can demonstrate at least 5 years in a management role.

Facilities

Careers

This course offers a wide range of career options in general management and will also act as a solid basis for a professional qualification like the Chartered Management Institute or the Institute of Leadership and Management. In recent years, graduates have entered marketing, human resource management, and operations management in the public and private sectors. Many have set up their own successful businesses.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor at least twice a year. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course. Many of our courses are accredited or recognised by professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.

Assessment

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our AccessAbility Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader.

Your tutors are experienced practitioners who will bring real-life experiences to your learning using the most up-to-date skills and technologies.

Hazel Squire
Hazel SquireHead Of Department- Staffs Bus Sch (Tef)

Hazel is a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and has expertise in management within an education setting, leadership and management, and organisational behaviour. Her research interests include leadership and management,…

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For the course starting on 20 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons)-Full-time, top-up
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 per year of study £14,000 per year of study

For the course starting on 18 January 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons) Part-time, top-up, blended learning
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Part-time To be confirmed

For the course starting on 20 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BA (Hons) Part-time, top-up, blended learning
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Part-time To be confirmed

UK and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
BA (Hons)
Full-time, top-up
20 September 2021

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