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Business

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Business studies

Our BA Business is designed to produce graduates with the skills to meets employers’ needs in the contemporary business world and who are ready to build a successful business career.

Students will:
• gain a broad insight into the world of business and management from academics and industry professionals with a wealth of experience
• acquire the knowledge and abilities not only to become an effective business manager but also the entrepreneurialism to develop their own business
• gain an understanding of management, business operations, corporate strategy, business law and human resources
• undertake a work placement to gain practical work experience
• All our graduating students will also achieve a level 5 Diploma/Certificate in Leadership & Management from the Chartered Management Institute worth over £1,300 at no extra cost.

Key Course Features:
• The Business School has excellent links with professional bodies and business experts who enhance our teaching with guest lectures.
• Work placement opportunities are available to all of our students who demonstrate a good standard of engagement and professionalism during their studies.
• All students gain first-hand experience of applying their knowledge as they work with real businesses on relevant projects.
• This degree is accredited by the CMI, all our graduating students will also receive a level 5 Diploma/Certificate in Leadership & Management from the CMI worth over £1,300 at no additional expense.

You can also choose to study this course with a foundation year BA (Hons) Business (four years including foundation year) UCAS Code: W3L7.

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the leading professional body for marketers worldwide and exists to develop the marketing profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of marketing practitioners. Glyndwr University has joined forces with CIM to give students the opportunity to gain professional qualifications through the CIM Graduate Gateway. CIM qualifications are highly sought after by employers, and their content is reflected in our own degrees which ensures we are equipping students with the best opportunities for a successful marketing career.

Modules

Our Business degree provides significant flexibility, allowing you to tailor your modules to your individual needs. You can select from a wide range of modules across our other Business School degrees. In the first year you will take introductory modules in marketing, economics and big data, in addition to learning about the history and future of business.

As you move into years two and three, you will be able to select your own areas of specialism. We will teach you the advanced tools of business but we will do so in a fun and interactive way, looking at areas such as strategic thinking, leading and engaging people, consumer psychology and business law.

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

MODULES

• Business Environment
• Business Communication Skills for Marketing
• Economics
• Marketing Essentials
• Data Analytics and Understanding ‘Big Data’
• Creating Events

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

MODULES

Core
• Business Law
• Managing Corporate Risk and Crime

Optional


• Customer Service Excellence
• Engaging and Leading People
• HRM for Business
• Competitive Intelligence Research
• Work placement 2
• Work-based project

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

MODULES

• Strategic Thinking
• Employment Law
• International Human Resource Management
• Strategic Marketing
• Dissertation


Each module should require around 36 hours of direct learning through a combination of lectures and tutorials. An estimated further commitment of 160 independent study hours will be required for each module, although this can vary from student to student.

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed in a variety of ways over the course of their undergraduate studies. The balance between the different forms of assessment is determined by the different aims and learning outcomes of the core and option modules. Assessment methods include academic essays, presentations, reports, simulation exercises and examinations.


Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

Teaching methods include workshop-based core skills modules, lectures by practitioners, student-led seminars and guided research.

Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules, as it enables students to develop both their subject specific and key skills. Independent learning is promoted through the feedback given to students, which takes several forms including small group and one-to-one discussions.

The Uni


Course locations:

Wrexham

Wrexham (Main Campus)

Department:

North Wales Business School

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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.

67%
low
Business 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.

Business studies

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
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

73%
Library resources
71%
IT resources
58%
Course specific equipment and facilities
46%
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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
24%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
D

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.

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.

£17,400
low
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
44%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
7%
Other elementary services occupations

The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.

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.

£18k

£18k

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

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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