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Business Management

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D-B,C,C

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

MMP-DMM

UCAS Tariff

88-112

A typical offer will be a UCAS Tariff score of 88 - 112. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Management studies

With the face of business ever-changing in a global consumer driven landscape, equipping students with professional skills in management and leadership is key to success beyond university.

Our academic staff and industry experts have developed our BA (Hons) Business Management degree to ensure you are well-equipped for your future career. You will learn strategic international management and how you can utilise technology to revolutionise industry best practice, even more important in a post-pandemic workplace. Our approach goes beyond the lecture theatre, we work with large organisations, such as Softcat, the NHS and Sacla to provide students with real-world, hands-on experience.

**Why study this subject?**
Are you an ambitious, driven individual who is looking to kick start their career in business sector? Studying our Business Management degree is the ideal way to give yourself a solid foundation to confidently contribute to an organisation’s strategic success from day one.

You will have the opportunity to study subject areas that include, financial decision making, contemporary business economics, international marketing management and strategic agility all of which will help you to develop and specialise your areas of interest and set you on the way to becoming a graduate with real-life experience in your field of choice.

**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**
BNU is a vibrant and diverse university that has Student Experience at its heart. Our high lecturer to student ratio ensures that you will receive continual and first-hand support throughout your degree, which will allow you to stretch and excel your abilities and graduate with a versatile and in-demand degree.

Lecturers ensure you are kept up-to-date with the latest industry developments through their membership with professional bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Chartered Management Institute and Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development.

**What will I study?**
From day one you’ll be learning the fundamentals of business to provide you with a solid foundation for your study of business management. In Year one, core modules include finance, marketing, contemporary business environments, HR, leadership and management skills.

In Year Two, you will gain a more strategic understanding of business issues, and in particular work with real clients to support you in implementing changes to their business.

In the final year, you will be expected to integrate, apply and evaluate the knowledge you have gained through independent study on your dissertation or consultancy project. There is an ongoing emphasis on leadership skills, particularly within a changing business environment. The dissertation or a consultancy project will be a key focus this year and will allow you to specialise on your area of interest.

The BNU Business School is proud of its links with international and national companies and frequently welcomes businesses in to lead live briefs and watch student presentations. Students are also often asked to develop solutions for businesses, allowing them to gain real-world, hands-on consulting experience while businesses benefit from having bespoke research and advice tailored to their needs.

**How will I be taught and assessed?**
Our assessments reflect our employer-led course philosophy, they are real world centric with live briefs from businesses and cases that challenge students to produce a tangible result and not simply demonstrate knowledge of a subject. We set a variety of assessments across the three years of the degree; these include:

- Individual management reports

- Group business plans

- People management strategies and presentation pitches

- Team based marketing campaigns

- Industry briefed digital advertising activities

- Individual presentations

- Timed assessments

Even, short films and multi-media copy

Modules

Year One: Business Environment, Financial Decision Making, People and Organisations, Marketing, The Graduate Challenge, Career Viewpoint. Year Two: Enterprise Projects, Operations & Project Management, Small Business, Contemporary Issues in Accounting & Finance, Cross-Cultural Management, Business Analytics, Economic Analysis, Business to Business and Services Marketing, The Media Business, Future of Work, Selling & Sales Management, International Human Resource Management. Year Three: Dissertation, UK Taxation, Financial Reporting and Management, Consultancy Project, Enterprise and New Business, Strategic Decision Making, Managing Innovation in Business, Business Information Systems, International Marketing Management, Strategic Human Resource Management.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,250
per year
International
£14,250
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 location:

Buckinghamshire New University

Department:

School of Business and Law

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Management studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
70%
Male students
30%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


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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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
53%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
Public services and other 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.

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£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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