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Business Management

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff Points accepted.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

UCAS Tariff

96

UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Management studies

You want a solid foundation in business, a place to launch your career from when the time is right.

By studying Business Management at ARU you’ll get a thorough grounding in areas that underpin all successful organisations, including human resources, marketing and finance. But you’ll also look at current issues in the world of business, such as globalisation, sustainability and social change.

As you’d expect from a Business Management degree, there’s a focus on advanced management training too. Our training is professionally accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), giving you a competitive advantage in the jobs market.

As well as covering the basics, our course includes a number of optional modules. Choose to explore business innovation, financial management, leadership or intercultural management – and tailor your studies to suit your interests.

We understand that while you’re here to learn, you’re also laying the foundations for your future career. We want to help you enhance your employability, and we do that in three ways.

Firstly, by studying with us in Cambridge or Chelmsford you’ll be exploiting our links with local businesses. We host regular visits from employers, guest speakers and business events – helping you build a network for when you graduate.

Throughout your Business Management degree you’ll also benefit from lectures and seminars on CV preparation, job-hunting, obtaining work experience, using social media to enhance your professional profile, and more.

And finally, we work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they look for. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – so you can be sure you’re working on projects that reflect the needs and priorities of business.

At ARU most of our business degrees also include an optional placement year, giving you the chance to spend a year working in industry and to add valuable work experience to your CV.

Modules

Level 4 modules:
Introduction to Financial Analysis and Management, Global Business Environment and International Strategy, Business Law, Digital Business and Principles of Marketing, Organisational Behaviour.
Level 5 modules:
The Entrepreneurial Journey, Project Management and Implementation.
Level 5 optional modules - Cambridge: Business Innovation, Understanding the Consumer, Developing Professional Practice and Using Information in HR.
Level 5 optional modules - Chelmsford:
Financial Management, Foundations of Leadership Studies, Applied Leadership and Communication.
Level 6 modules:
Strategic Management, Sustainability and Responsible Business, Undergraduate Major Project.
Level 6 optional modules:
International Intercultural Management.
Level 6 optional modules - Cambridge:
The Reflective and Empathetic Entrepreneur, Marketing Communications, Employment Law and Relations.
Level 6 optional modules - Chelmsford:
Contemporary Issues in Leadership and Management.

Assessment methods

You can expect an interesting mix of coursework, essays, exams and activity-based assignments. Your coursework could include problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations and group or individual reports. You'll also be able to access support materials supported by materials accessed through our learning management system (Canvas).

All assessment is designed to allow you to demonstrate what you’ve learned, and to make sure you’re developing the knowledge and skills you need to complete the course.

This is a 3 year programme (or 4 years with placement)
Alongside your core modules you will pick a number of optional modules. Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Cambridge Campus

Chelmsford Campus

Department:

HRM, Organisational Behaviour and Tourism

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Management studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Management studies

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
18%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Management studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
51%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Business, research and administrative professionals
10%
Managers and directors in transport and logistics
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£28k

£28k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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