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Business Management with Digital Technologies and Placement

Entry requirements


A minimum of 2 A Levels required.

Accepted when studied alongside other Level 3 qualifications

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Pass in Access course with 60 credits overall including 45 Level 3 credits passed with a minimum of Merit.

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

HNC (BTEC)

P-D

HND (BTEC)

P-M

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28-31

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

D*D

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DMM

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

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

D*D

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

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

DMM

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

From a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent qualifications such as BTEC Extended Diploma or OCR Extended Diploma. For detailed information on accepted qualifications, please view our Course Entry Statement (https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/documents/course-entry-requirement-statement.pdf) Solent University is a proud champion of widening participation. For further information about our contextual offer, please visit our website (https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/what-next/contextual-offers).

This qualification is accepted when taken alongside other qualifications.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with year in industry | 2022

Subjects

Business and management

Business information technology

Develop the essential business skills for a career in management on this exciting, challenging professional degree course – blending the latest business management theory with innovations from the digital landscape.

From enquiry, analysis, evaluation and communication to knowledge of the latest business techniques and innovations, the course offers the complete package of business management skills for a great career – along with an innovative focus on digital technologies and their impact.

From blockchain to diversity, from horizon scanning to global digital solutions, you will study the latest innovations in theory and technology, learn to analyse future trends and identify the impacts on organisations and society – and recommend sustainable and ethical solutions to modern business challenges, applying your new knowledge and skills to real-world problems.

Ranked in the UK top 25% for business, management and marketing (Guardian Best UK University Guide 2021), Solent Business School delivers the skills and confidence you’ll need to progress a successful career in business and management – or even to start up your own business. Solent is fourth in UK universities for graduate start-ups, and has held a top ten spot for four years running (HE-BCI survey, 2019)

Led by a diverse teaching team with a range of business expertise and connections, you will expand your career horizons and professional network. The course is also dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), offering a professional leadership and management award (level 5) alongside your degree.

Dual accredited with Chartered Management Institute; on graduation, you will also receive a level 5 professional diploma in leadership and management.

**What does this course lead to?**
When you graduate from this innovative and engaging course you will have a broad range of transferable skills, allowing you to pursue careers in any of the following areas:

Business project manager
Business and risk analyst
Business planning manager
Business development manager
Business advisor
Corporate banking manager
Wealth manager
Investment manager
IT manager
Digital delivery manager
Data analyst
Financial analyst
Digital transformation project manager
Digital marketing manager

**Who is this course for?**
Business management at Solent Business School is ideally suited to students who want to lead, manage and make a difference. You want to add and create value for society the economy and yourself. You may not be sure yet which industry or organisation will suit you. You may work for a social enterprise, charity, government, big local, global business or smaller entrepreneurial firm or start-up. You may even start your own business.

Whatever your aspiration, you know you have the potential to be a creative, problem solver with determination. Our course will provide the digital business, research-informed insights and practical work skills to help you unlock that potential.

Modules

YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES
Positive Psychology for Success
Contemporary Management Theory
Data Analysis, Tools and Application
Marketing, Sales and Negotiation Skills
Business Finance for Managers
Creative Enterprise and Innovation

YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES
Project Management in Business
Operations Management
Values Driven Leadership
Community Enterprise
Analytics and Business Intelligence
Human Computer Interaction

YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES
Sustainable Strategic Management
Developing the Professional Manager
Research Methods
Final Major Project
Ecological Economics
UX Strategies

Assessment methods

The course is assessed through simulation, reports, plans, presentations, evaluation and analysis, podcasts, blogs, reflective logs, papers and coursework assessments that relate to the real-world of ‘doing’ business in a digital world.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£13,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries

The Uni


Course location:

Solent University (Southampton)

Department:

Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies

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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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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

70%
UK students
30%
International students
78%
Male students
22%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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.

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
94%
low
Employed or in further education
79%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Sports and fitness occupations

As only a small number of students take courses in this subject area, there isn't much information on what graduates do when they finish, so bear that in mind when you review any stats. Management, finance and business roles are common, but it's a good idea to ask tutors what previous graduates taking specific courses went on to do when you're at an open day.

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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.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
71%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

47%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Information technology technicians

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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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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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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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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