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Birmingham City University

Business Management with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: N104

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


80 UCAS tariff points A maximum of three subjects are considered. A levels and other level 3 qualifications

AS

A,A-C,C

A maximum of two subjects along with two A levels or level 3 qualifications

Pass 60 credits overall At least 45 credits at level 3.

80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications

80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language and Maths grade C/4 or above or equivalents level 2 qualifications. All level 2 quals must have been achieved at the point of enrolment. Acceptable Maths and English equivalents considered in lieu of GCSE:- - City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy - Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 Maths and English - Key Skills level 2:- Application of Number and Communication Maths and English Language grade C or above:- Scottish Intermediate 2 Scottish National 5 Maths and English Language grade 2 or above:- Scottish Credit Standard Grade

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

points Overall For Students who do not already hold GCSE in Mathematics at grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted. For Students who do not already hold GCSE in English Language at grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not Literature) English A-grade 4 or above or English B - grade 5 from IB Diploma will be accepted.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H5,H5,H5,H5

This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 or A-C/A1-C3) or Higher level minimum grade H5/D1

See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details

80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications

80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification

80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMP

80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications

80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications

80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification

80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification

80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications

80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

MMP

80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification

80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification

80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification

80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications

Scottish Advanced Higher

D,D,D

Where a combination of Advanced Highers and Highers are taken you must achieve grades DD in two Advanced Higers and grade DD in two Highers

Scottish Higher

C,C,D,D,D

Where a combination of Advanced Highers and Highers are taken you must achieve grades DD in two Advanced Higers and grade DD in two Highers

UCAS Tariff

80

Contextualised reduced tariff offer: 96 tariff points or equivalent e.g. A-level CCC, BTEC Extended Diploma MMM, BTEC Diploma DD Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.

80 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Business and management

Looking for a foundation course in business management in Birmingham? Our BA (Hons) Business Management with a Foundation Year course has lower entry requirements and can lead to a full undergraduate qualification.

This course has been specifically designed to allow home and EU students, who do not initially meet the Birmingham City University entry requirements for our standard Business management degree, to undertake additional level 3 study designed to ensure they are successful on their chosen degree course.

Business and Management are broad subjects, widely recognised and highly regarded by employers for the skills and knowledge they give to graduates. Business focuses on operations and functions while management explores the concepts, theories and practices which have an impact on organisational success.

At Birmingham City University we have combined the essential elements of these subjects into BA (Hons) Business Management - a broad-based degree which prepares you for a range of exciting careers. You will explore how organisations evolve, how they grow, why they change and how they survive and flourish. Coupled with this you will develop and practise the competencies managers need to make this happen.

Three things make BA (Hons) Business Management distinctive. Firstly, you gain an understanding of business operations including Human Resources, Marketing, Consultancy, Finance, Strategy, Logistics and Supply Chain, coupled with the knowledge and ability to engage, lead and develop people.

Secondly, research tells us employers want graduates who, in addition to knowledge, have attributes and attitude appropriate to a professional environment. We have addressed this with a theme of management development running throughout Business Management to ensure you will graduate with both a good degree and the competence to start, maintain and thrive throughout your career.

Thirdly, a key part of studying Business Management is learning about the ‘real world’ context so you will explore corporate responsibility, ethical operations, the use and management of social media and technology, and internationalisation in our post-Brexit/Global world.

**For full details, visit our website.**

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Curzon Building Campus

Department:

Birmingham City Business School

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Business and management

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


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Business and management

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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
59%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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